July 11, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Highland sets road priorities

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors on July 2 prioritized the county’s rural long-range transportation plan. More...

Bath cookbook in the mixing bowl

HOT SPRINGS – At the Bath Farmers’ Market last week, a woman bought a big bunch of fresh beets. They were, perhaps, wrestled from the earth at dawn that day. “Aren’t they gorgeous?” the woman exclaimed. More...

Courthouse renovation plans progressing

WARM SPRINGS — Renovations at the Bath County Courthouse are still in the planning stages, architect Craig Balzer told supervisors Tuesday. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• At its June 29 meeting, the MontereyTown Council accepted a bid fromA&D Concrete for $10,335 to replacesidewalks in front of the post office, More...

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Amanda Bryer, who oversees programs for Operation Smile, visited the Bath County High School club in June at the year-end picnic. More...

Blue Grass July 4th parade, lawn party a hit

Sierra Losh and the band Southern Grace provided entertainment. (Recorder photos by John Bruce) More...

Trail riding with an attitude

WARM SPRINGS — Area trail riders might want to try something new July 20 when Turtle Brook Farm in Warm Springs hosts a TREC clinic. The discipline of orienteering on horseback is both challenging and fun. More...

Cloverbud 4-H Camp registrations accepted

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold a summer Cloverbud 4-H Camp for area youth ages 5-8. The camp will be held Aug. 6-8 at the Highland Modular Conference Room, adjacent to the extension office, in Monterey. More...

In Brief …

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday at thecourthouse, the Bath board ofsupervisors reappointed Paul Howelland Jim White to the Bath County More...

Sale of Homestead to Omni closes

IRVING, Texas — Omni Hotels & Resorts and KSL Capital Partners announced Monday the closing of the purchase and sale of five distinguished resort properties, including The Homestead. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Bath County High School HOT SPRINGS — Sarah Rowe, principal at Bath County High School has announced the honor roll for the fourth quarter and year of the 2012-13 school year. More...

Sports

Blixt wins Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — During its first three years, The Greenbrier Classic has developed the reputation as a tournament that lesser-known pros breakthrough to win. The 2013 edition last week was no exception. More...

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McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home recently made repairs to the T-ball field at Valley Elementary School. Several years ago, the field was in need of major restoration. More...

Ford, Team USA win silver

BRAMPTON, Ontario, Canada — It was a great ride for former Bath County High School softball standout Jailyn Ford and the USA Junior National Softball Team in the ISF World Junior Women’s Championships last week. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 30 — Major James Bryan III responded to a residential burglar alarm in Hot Springs. • June 30 —Bryan III responded to a report of a larceny at a residence on Sam Snead Highway. More...

Early Files

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The photos above show the winning team in the 1989 Highland Recreation Commission’s summer softball program. More...

Bath may get Highland trash

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 7, 1993 edition of The Recorder. Ned Bane was publisher and Chris Pugh was associate publisher. More...

25 years ago

JULY 7, 1988

• Construction cost cuts are still under discussion for the proposed Millboro Elementary School. According to superintendent of schools, P.C. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Crime watch tightens up

It comes as a surprise to no one that Bath and Highland, like all other localities, are home to people who use illegal drugs. More...

Pictorial

Sheriff Robert Plecker and Deputy Michael Colaw with Binti, and the special new K9 vehicle of the Bath County Sheriff’s Office. More...

2 men jailed after record pot seizure

MONTEREY — Two men were in federal custody this week after being arrested July 2, charged with growing thousands of pot plants in George Washington National Forest. More...

Great Eastern Trail development underway in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The country’s newest long-distance hiking trail passes through Bath County, and could hopefully attract visitors to the county either as hikers passing through or those who want to use portions of it for day hikes. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• At their July 2 meeting, Highlandsupervisors accepted a high bid of$750 from Chris Lambert of PossumTrot on a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria, More...

More public input heard on comp plan

MILLBORO — The public had another chance to weigh in on what should be included in the Bath County Comprehensive Plan Monday night. More...

Search down to final candidates

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Board of Supervisors Chair Bruce McWilliams said Tuesday the search for a new county administrator is moving along nicely. Interviews will be scheduled within the next 30 days. More...

Library Notes

• As people around the world become more accustomed to obtaining information and entertainment in digital format, your local library is working to provide the free access you’ve come to expect. More...

Allegheny Meats hires Highland native

Veteran meat cutter also joins staff

MONTEREY — Alleghany Meats board of directors announced this week that Jesse Swecker will take over as general manager, and Dale McCusker has joined the staff as a meat cutter. McCusker joined the team Monday. More...

Details announced for Saturday’s bike event

COVINGTON — About 125 cyclists from all over the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast will participate in the fourth annual Alleghany Gran Fondo cycling event Saturday, July 13. More...

Burnett new SVP executive director

HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Partnership Board of Directors has announced Dennis Burnett has been hired as executive director. Burnett will replace Robin Sullenberger, who will retire in September. More...

Haz-Mat awareness offered

MONTEREY — Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad will host a Haz-Mat Awareness course July 13 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the school. More...

Nowlin elected

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation Board of Directors recently elected Virginia Harrison Nowlin of Hot Springs as a new member. More...

Center to host Wilderness First Responder course

SPRUCE KNOB, W.Va. — The Mountain Institute at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center in Circleville, W.Va. will host a Wilderness First Responder course Sept. 14-21. More...

Obituaries

Ruby Jeane Rose

DOWLING PARK, Fla. — Ruby Jeane Rose, 81, of Dowling Park, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at her home following a brief illness. She was born on June 4, 1932. The Charleston, W.Va., native moved to Dowling Park in 2008 from Mustoe, Virginia. More...

JAMES R. ‘BUCK’ ROBERTSON

HOT SPIRNGS — James R. “Buck” Robertson, 80, of Bacova, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Clifton Forge. He was born March 30, 1933, in Bath County, the son of the late Louis Robertson and Phyllis Masters Robertson. More...

ALBERT ‘AL’ E. SIMMONS

STAUNTON — Albert Eugene “Al” Simmons, 78, husband of Virginia Louise Simmons Simmons, of 60 Virginia Drive, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Simmons was born Nov. More...

Home & Property

Oaks, other trees damaged by cicada outbreak

CHARLOTTESVILLE — While the periodical cicada outbreak known as Brood II has finally wound down, the effects of all that mating and egg laying have not gone unnoticed as widespread damage to oaks and other trees are now visible in areas across More...

Cuccinelli, McAuliffe to debate at The Homestead July 20

HOT SPRINGS — The Virginia Bar Association will sponsor a debate between Virginia gubernatorial candidates Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at The Homestead. More...

Wings and Wheels returning to Ingalls Field

HOT SPRINGS — Rev your engines and look to the skies Saturday, Aug. 3 when the fifth annual Wings and Wheels Car and Air Show roars back to Ingalls Field from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Letters

Seniors appreciate donations, county officials

Editor, The Recorder, The senior “Golden Oldies” would like to inform you that we are no longer affiliated with Valley Program for Aging Services. More...

Group responds to stream monitoring concerns

Editor, The Recorder, In a letter published in last week’s Recorder, Henry Marshall, who owns property on the Bullpasture River, objected to information and perspectives presented in a previous article (June 20, 2013) about the Highlanders for More...

Relay teams still at work to fight against cancer

Editor, The Recorder, Relay for Life of Highland 2013 has come and gone, but we continue to celebrate, remember and fight back! More...


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