August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Food co-op discussed  Free Access 

MONTEREY — The Highland Center’s Allegheny Mountain School program hosted community events including discussion about forming a food co-op that attracted 40 county residents July 31. More...

Policy for school meals set

MONTEREY/WARM SPRINGS — Highland and Bath schools have announced their policy for providing free or reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch, and/or School Breakfast Programs. More...

Duff finds school an eye opener

MONTEREY — In what he described as “an unexpected courtesy extended to Highland County,” Sheriff Tim Duff recently attended the first executive-level training course for Virginia sheriffs seeking state accreditation. More...

Board tables animal control policies

MONTEREY — How the new Highland pound will be managed is still under debate this week. More...

Relay for Life takes the field Aug. 18

WARM SPRINGS – No one can quite remember just how many years Bath County has presented the Relay for Life, a fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society. The best answer is probably “more than 20 years.” More...

Bridge work scheduled on Route 654, McDowell

STAUNTON – Motorists should be alert for bridge work on Route 654 (Doe Hill Road) in the McDowell area of Highland County. The bridge is about a half mile south of Route 617 (Seldom Scene Road) and crosses a tributary of the Bullpasture River. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, Aug. 14 — 7 p.m.Bath County Courthouse Room 115 More...

Engagement

Cook-Hodge

WARM SPRINGS — Jeff and Tina Roberts announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Cook, to Timmy Hodge, the son of Steve and Linda Hodge of Warm Springs. The wedding is planned for Aug. 18. More...

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The Monterey High School Class of 1959 met July 14 at the Highland Inn for a reunion. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Preliminary results look good for Bath schools

HOT SPRINGS — Based on information from the Virginia Department of Education, all three Bath County schools should be fully accredited for 2012-13. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath schoolboard adopted a resolution approving thecounty’s plans to refinance the Bath CountyHigh School renovation loan. Interest rates More...

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Valley Elementary School recently donated 71 pounds of can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Virginia. More...

Home & Property

Time to shop for school supplies

Bath and Highland County Public Schools have announced the school supply lists for incoming students. Valley Elementary School More...

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Bath Seniors were recently treated to an afternoon tea at The Homestead in Hot Springs. More...

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Mountain Grove United Methodist Church held its third annual “Service by the Creek” Sunday, July 29. More...

Letters

Association thanks citizens for help after June storm

Editor, The Recorder, To the citizens and volunteers of Bath County: the Hot Springs Fire and Rescue Association would like to sincerely thank you. More...

Get ready to volunteer for the Highland Co. fair

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Obama’s health care act benefits Highlanders

Editor, The Recorder, I am a proud supporter of President Obama and Joe Biden and hope they are re-elected. More...

Wings & Wheels event soars

INGALLS FIELD – An estimated 3,700 people thronged up Warm Springs Mountain to Ingalls Field airport Saturday for the fourth annual Wings & Wheels festival. No one was disappointed. More...

VAST explodes Highland skies

Dry weather and moderate winds Saturday made for an enjoyable day for amateur rocketry enthusiasts who ventured out to Jack Mountain Village. More...

BCH has new FNP

HOT SPRINGS — A new medical professional is now practicing at Bath Community Hospital. Nurse practitioner Pam Crance has been working at BCH since July 1. She is seeing patients and accepting new ones. More...

Council focuses on charter amendments

MONTEREY — Last Thursday night, the Monterey Town Council spent more than two hours ironing out details on proposed amendments to a town charter last revised 58 years ago. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Wes Maupin asked Highland supervisorsTuesday about the status of the newMcDowell solid waste collection site andwhether the county will place recycling More...

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Members of the Highland Homemakers Club met for lunch Tuesday in the Highland Center Pavilion. From left are Louise Rexrode, Peggy Creef, Donna Hegstrom and Susan Blanchard. More...

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Haylie Bussard recently sent in this picture of her fourmonth old sister, Paizley Ann Bussard. They are the daughters of Melissa Wimer and Rocky Bussard of Circleville, W.Va. More...

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Frank Stanley, 86, of Williamsville thought he would never raise another garden. Here is he pictured with his prize 11 and one-half pound cabbage. More...

Wedding

Grant — Shank

WAYNESBORO — Erica Renae Grant and Aaron Brady Shank were united in marriage on June 16, 2012. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Grant of McDowell. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Shank of Boonesmill. More...

Wedding

Midock — Wascak

STEPHENSON — McKenzie Collins Midock and James Gilbert Wascak were united in marriage on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at half past four o’clock in the afternoon at Historic Jordan Springs in Stephenson, with the Rev. Dwight Brown officiating. More...

Obituaries

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ ERNLE SPICER JR.

BLACKSBURG — William ‘Bill’ Ernle Spicer Jr., 85, of Blacksburg died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at Lewis Gale Hospital- Montgomery. More...

EDWARD ‘COON’ HISE

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Edward “Coon” Hise, 81, of Bartow, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Mr. More...

SELENA FRANCES WILLIAMS GILLESPIE

COVINGTON — Mrs. Selena Frances Williams Gillespie, 91, of Covington, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Russell Otis Gillespie. Mrs. Gillespie was born Sept. More...

Sports

Mountain Mama takes to the streets

MONTEREY — Nearly 300 riders put their skills to the test this past Saturday in Highland County for the annual Mountain Mama bike ride. More...

All Douthat trails now open

MILLBORO — All of Douthat State Park’s trails were reopened as of Tuesday from the June 29 storm damage and power outage. Douthat State Park has over 40 miles of hiking and biking trails and six miles of equestrian trails. More...

Sports schedule

BathThursday, Aug. 9: Golf @ Covingtonvs. Alleghany & Highland, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10: Football @ WilsonMemorial (scrimmage), 5 p.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 29 — Deputy James Rexrode responded to a disturbance in Hot Springs. • July 29 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts and Deputy Michael Colaw responded to a burglar alarm on Sam Snead Highway which was a false alarm. More...

Early Files

Forest service, firemen contain 180-acre Back Creek blaze

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 5, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 9, 1962

• Four Baltimore, Md., residents were slightly injured in a sideswipe collision with the read of a carnival truck Sunday at 7:15 p.m. on U.S. 220, 8.2 miles south of Monterey. Trooper D.D. More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 13, 1987

• “Timmy” Dunnagan, a six-year veteran of the Bath County Sheriff’s Department, has been named by Sheriff Jim Bryan as the first full-time investigator for his department. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Staying engaged

The slow but steady changes in attitude and action around here give hope that Bath and Highland, indeed this whole region, can get out of its economic rut. More...

Pictorial

August has become a prime time to be in our mountains. More...

Aging? Forget about it!

A Party of One

I guess I have to face it: I am getting old. For a year or more, I’ve blamed my newly-discovered, and greatly disturbing, scatterbrained self on all the anesthesia I had back in 2010-11. More...


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