July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Old schoolhouse a step back in time

HEAD WATERS - Walk into the newly renovated old one-room schoolhouse here, and you feel as though you have stepped into the distant past, a time without electricity, cars or indoor plumbing. More...

2 injured in head-on collision

Two men were airlifted to the hospital after sustaining injuries in a head-on collision on Lower Back Creek Road at approximately 8 a.m. July 19. More...

New UMC pastor arrives

MONTEREY-Monterey, Asbury and Green Hill United Methodist Churches have a new pastor to succeed the Rev. Clayton Payne. More...

Senior services are plan’s emphasis

MONTEREY- Highland’s Valley Programs for Aging Services local senior center will operate as-is until Sept. 30. More...

Bath County Art Show results

Best in Show: Carrington Brown, oil, The Baths; Bill and Prudence Fields Award, best animal or bird, oil, watercolor or pastel: Mary Lynn Yaeger, oil, Butterfly Collection; Dancing Lady Design Figurative Award, best figure as focus of the work, any m More...

Special Sections

Sports

Boating safety class at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — A boating safety class sponsored by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 509, McCarthy Hall, on the Dabney S. More...

BCHS revising athletic pass policy

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School will revise its athletic pass policy for the 2012-13 sports seasons. Cards will no longer be issued, instead there will be a pass list at all gates for each BCHS home contest. More...

Cheerleading tryouts set at BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — Cheerleading tryouts at Bath County High School will be held Monday, July 30 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Those trying out may ride the activity bus to school in the morning and must make arrangements to be picked up at 6 p.m. More...

Early Files

Quilter has natural eye for color, design

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 30, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacey was publisher and Gene Christie was publisher. More...

50 years ago

July 26, 1962

• The fifth session of the Columbia Union College Biological Station at Head Waters is now in progress and will continue until August 15, according to Professor Lester E. Harris Jr., director of the station. More...

25 years ago

July 30, 1987

• It’s official. Bath County has granted sale of eight acres near Valley Elementary School at Ashwood for construction of a nursing home, following a public hearing last Thursday night. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

A stunning exhibition awaits at the 48th Annual Bath County Art Show. We commend the Bath County Arts Association for bringing us this delightful summer diversion for almost half a century now. More...

37 ways to cut your bill and more

Energy efficiency and power outage preparation are topics on folks’ minds these days. Save these handy tips from this list of ways to reduce your electric bill any time of the year. More...

Memories are made of this!

Family road trip:

ON THE ROAD – Remember those days when the family and more belongings than might be imagined were packed into the station wagon, and you hit the road for summer vacation? More...

Are we prepared?

MONTEREY — Improved communications, better organization and adherence to generally accepted disaster recovery guidelines all emerged as major local needs from a recent work session by Highland officials following the big storm in late June. More...

Allen, Kaine battle it out in U.S. Senate debate at The Homestead

HOT SPRINGS — Two former Virginia governors who hope to be the state’s next U.S. Senator went toe to toe in a debate Saturday morning at The Homestead. More...

Bath comprehensive plan work continue

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission continued work on revising the county’s comprehensive plan Monday night by looking at sections of the existing plan that cover the county’s history, vision and values, results from v More...

Welfare case decided

WARM SPRINGS – The first of two cases involving a Hot Springs couple making false statements to Bath County Social Services went before Judge Humes Franklin in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. More...

Meadow Lane home badly damaged by fire

WARM SPRINGS— The former Hirsh family home at Meadow Lane Lodge and Cottages was heavily damaged by a Tuesday afternoon fire. More...

Art Show celebrates 48 years

ASHWOOD – When judge Steven Cushner, who has taught painting for 25 years at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., took a look at the Bath County Art Show, he was impressed enough to work quickly and decisively. More...

Obituaries

Mary June Kiser Wood

FRANKFORD, W.Va. — Mary June Kiser Wood, 93, of Frankford, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at her home in Frankford. A native of Virginia, June was born Jan. More...

Guyotha Bright Plecker

MILLBORO — Guyotha Bright Plecker, 92, of 25041 Mountain Valley Road Millboro, died Sunday July 22, 2012 at her residence. She was born on Dec. 19, 1919, in Millboro, one of 17 children, to the late Arch Leroy Bright and Leola Loan Bright. More...

Catherine C. Hirsh

Philip Hirsh. Anyone is welcome to join us for this brief appreciation of two remarkable people. More...

Home & Property

Local Advent Christian churches to host annual Virginia conference

MILLBORO — The Virginia Conference of the Advent Christian Churches will be held at CampACCOVAC Aug. 9- 12. The conference will be hosted by the Iron Gate, OakGrove, Union View and Victory Chapel churches. More...

Preschool registration for BCPS

On Thursday, Aug. 2nd Bath County Public Schools will hold preschool registration for Bath County residents who are parents/ guardians of preschool aged students (3 to 4 years of age by Sept. More...

Photo

The 2012 Garth Newel fellowship students will present a concert Monday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Maple and Locust streets in Covington. More...

Letters

Fix library driveway in Warm Springs

Editor, The Recorder, First, Relay for Life left Millboro. Then the Farmer’s Market, and now interest has been expressed in the tractor parade and hayride being relocated. More...

BARC CEO lauds efforts, assistance after storm

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Bath County: A place to be proud of, visitor says

Editor, The Recorder, Once again, I need to express my feelings about visiting Bath County. More...


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