June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Homestead sold

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County’s largest employer is changing hands. Wednesday morning, Omni Hotels and Resorts of Irving, Texas, announced plans to purchase The Homestead and four other properties from KSL Capital Partners. More...

Council quizzed about its budget

MONTEREY — At its budget hearing last Thursday, town council heard a series of questions from Richard Holman, owner of Cherry Hill Bed and Breakfast. More...

Schools explore energy saving tactics

MONTEREY — After grant applications for energy efficient windows failed for two years running, the Highland school board looked at other ways to cut heating and cooling costs during its meeting Monday. More...

Domestic chicken ordinance approved

WARM SPRINGS — Those who live in areas of Bath County that are zoned residential may now legally have backyard chickens. The board of supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday to be included in the land use regulations. More...

Squad says goodbye to Unit 602

MONTEREY — After 15 years and 150,000 mountain miles, Unit 602 coasted to a halt as what was to be its last trip over Shenandoah Mountain on Thursday, May 2. More...

Sweet!

A bumblebee collected pollen this weekend from a wild Azalea bush or commonly known as the Honeysuckle in Blue Grass Valley. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Willie Jenkins, building trades instructor at Bath County High School Mertz Vocational Center, stands with his final school project. More...

Primary results reported

BATH and HIGHLAND — The Democratic primaries for lieutenant governor, attorney general, and governor were held Tuesday. More...

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Schools

Highland Schools hand out awards

MONTEREY — Highland High School and Highland Middle School students received awards during a special ceremony June 11 in the high school gym. The winners were as follows: Highland High School More...

Home & Property

Golf tournament benefits Highland Center

MONTEREY — It was a beautiful, sunny day at Needle’s Eye Golf Course on Saturday, June 8 as 40 golfers, aged 10 to 88, gathered to participate in the 15th annual Golf Tournament to benefit The Highland Center — and the last day Need More...

Farm Service Agency county committee nomination period begins

LEXINGTON — Melissa A. More...

Master Financial Education volunteers needed

HARRISONBURG — Are you interested in working in your community to help others learn about ways to manage money, improve their credit score, get out of debt, plan for home ownership and more? More...

Letters

Neighborly assistance appreciated in Bath

Editor, The Recorder, Rainy, Monday mornings are not my favorite way to start the week but this Monday’s cloud had a silver lining. More...

Citizen hoping to hear more from Natural Assets

Editor, The Recorder, I am disappointed to say that I attended the Natural Retreats informational meeting on Wednesday, June 5 in hopes of participating in a community dialogue, and what I got instead was more than an hour of non-stop sales pitch wit More...

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The Recorder welcomes opinion from ourreaders.Letters should be typed or clearly hand-printedand kept as brief and to the point as possible. More...

Route 614 closed again  Free Access 

WILLIAMSVILLE — Route 614, Cowpasture River Road South, is closed again due to a washout.The Virginia Department of Transportation web site shows the road was listed as closed at 8:18 a.m. More...

War medals awarded, 68 years later

MILLBORO – It would not surprise anyone who knows Herman Cauley that he earned a Good Conduct medal from the U.S. Army in World War II. More...

Crash heavily damages building

HOT SPRINGS — Laura’s Boutique was damaged Friday morning when a Homestead shuttle van struck the building. Virginia State Police Trooper Gregg Stump said William L. Bates, 73, of Millboro was driving the van south on U.S. More...

Fiddlers welcome!

MONTEREY — The second annual Highland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention kicks off tonight, Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. on the fairgrounds with a contra dance. Competition for $3,250 in prize money begins Friday at 4 p.m. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bathboard of supervisors accepteda bid from RCC Consultants Inc.of Glen Allen to perform a LandMobile Radio Needs Assessment More...

Management in place for Thomastown improvements

WARM SPRINGS — A management team has been appointed for the Thomastown neighborhood improvement project. More...

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This spillway in southern Highland gushes with water from the recent heavy rains. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

SVAR to hold Field Day

RAPHINE — The Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center, McCormick Farm, will hold its bi-annual Field Day on Wednesday, Aug. 7, beginning at 12 p.m. More...

Bath library begins reading program

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library begins its Summer Reading program, “Dig Into Reading” with a presentation by Nicolo Whimsy, Monday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. The program will be held at The Inn at Gristmill Square. More...

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They’re off to see the wizard! Main characters have been cast in the upcoming drama camp production of The Wizard of Oz. More...

Obituaries

MARVIN ‘SONNY’ WAGNER JR.

WAYNESBORO — Marvin “Sonny” L. Wagner Jr. passed away June 1, 2013 in Waynesboro. He was born on Feb. 17, 1953 in Staunton, to the late Marvin L. Wagner Sr. and the late Nellie Mae Tidd Wagner. More...

Sports

Highland athletes honored, recognized

MONTEREY — There was no shortage of praise for Highland middle and high school athletes last Thursday. More...

Photos

Ruth Anne Gutshall Mullenax, left, was honored by the boosters last week for breaking 1,000 points scored for HHS basketball in 1962. More...

County prepares for 10th annual Moomaw Madness

WARM SPRINGS — Ten years ago, the Bath County Chamber of Commerce was in search of a new fund-raiser, and they came up with the idea of hosting a triathlon. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 2 — Captain Robert Weaver and Deputy James Bryan IV delivered an emergency message to a person camping at Lake Moomaw. • June 2 — Deputy Cody Smith conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway. More...

Early Files

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Answering a curtain call following the February 1990 performance of “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers” by the Bath County High School Drama Club are (l-r): Katina Saunders, Doug Campbell, A More...

Planners bail out en masse

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 1, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

JUNE 9, 1988

• The Asbury United Methodist church held a dedication service for its addition of two classrooms, an entry hall, new entry steps and a new steeple last Sunday afternoon. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

In 1976, George Hooke had a pet project — a golf course — on Hooke family property south of Monterey. Life was busier then. More...

School spirit, enthusiasm on rise at HCPS

Something seems to be changing for the better at Highland County Public Schools. Anyone who may have walked the campus halls in the last week, or attended one of the many functions here in the last stretch of the school year, probably sensed it. More...

Zip lining not such zippy fun, after all

Party of One

“Two older babes seeking adventure.” That was the subject line of my email to ACEraft – an all-around adventure outfit in the wilds of West Virginia. More...


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