July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Hospital CEO prepares for challenges

HOT SPRINGS — Changes are coming to Bath Community Hospital, and new CEO Jason Paret says he’s ready to lead the hospital through them. More...

Quirky stuff surfaces during big debate

HOT SPRINGS — Politics are serious business, and whenever two candidates for an office as important as Virginia’s governor get on a stage in front of a room full of lawyers and reporters, it’s certain every detail has been reviewed More...

Medical center CEO bids farewell

MONTEREY — Tom Kurtz has taken leave of his duties as CEO of Highland Medical Center after a little more than two years on the job. His final day was July 25. More...

Judging art show a difficult task

ASHWOOD – If you’ve seen the 49th annual Bath County Art Show, you know it is expansive, fascinating and deserving of more than a single visit. More...

New life emerges for old mill

NEW HAMPDEN — The new owners of a Highland County landmark are giving it new lease on life. Judd and Dabney Bankert of Staunton partnered with John and Nancy Spahr of New Hampden to jointly purchase the New Hampden Mill. More...

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Two does and three fawns frolicked Saturday morning near the home of the late Gaye Herold, shortly before her life as a community leader was celebrated by hundreds of people from Highland and beyond More...

‘Taste of Highland’ to benefit Highland Center

MONTEREY — The Highland Farmers’ Market is having another season filled with fresh summer produce and locally raised and processed meats. The fourth annual Taste of Highland event on Friday, Aug. More...

Bath hopes you ‘find your path’

WARM SPRINGS — “Find Your Path or Love the One You’re On” is the new tagline for a series of television commercials promoting Bath County as a tourism destination. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School supplies needed for Highland Schools

Highland Elementary School MONTEREY — Highland Elementary School has announced the following school supplies lists for preschool through grade 5. Preschool — Backpack, 2 boxes tissues, blanket, change of clothes. More...

Orientation sessions set at Dabney S. Lancaster CC

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. Lancaster Community College has scheduled three new student orientation sessions for those enrolling in the fall semester. More...

Back-to-School sales tax holiday returns Aug. 2-4

RICHMOND – It’s the end of July, and you’ve still got a whole month left to play in the pool, grill outdoors, and visit Virginia’s beautiful state parks with your kids. More...

Home & Property

Training center gets support from hospitals

STAUNTON — Central Shenandoah EMS Council’s American Heart Association Community Training Center will continue to offer CPR, First Aid and advanced cardiovascular care programs thanks to donations and grants from area hospitals. More...

Board of Elections launches online voter registration

RICHMOND — The State Board of Elections, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, has launched online voter registration as a result of recently enacted legislation sponsored by Delegate David Ramadan. More...

Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force establishes scholarship

COVINGTON — During the 2012 school year, the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force established a scholarship fund to award a graduating senior from each high school of the jurisdictions the task force serves with a check for $100 for having their More...

Letters

Anonymous donors appreciated for K-9 unit

Editor, The Recorder, It is not very often that a new program is so well received and the benefits are seen almost immediately. The K-9 program is just that — a success. I want to thank all those supporters that lined up to make this happen. More...

Volunteers needed for Highland County Fair

Editor, The Recorder, Conversation heard recently on the streets of Monterey: “But, Ann, I’m already overworked and I have 12 shifts and I have my own business to run, and I’m soooo stressed.” “I know; do this anyway &h More...

Juries chosen to make the tough decisions

Editor, The Recorder, With a hummingbird feeder in front of my living room window on my front porch, the opportunity to observe them is convenient and enjoyable. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Growth needed in health services

Are you safer here in the less populated hinterlands of bucolic Bath and Highland? Don’t count on it. More...

Pictorial

Tom Kurtz holds a plaque of appreciation for his service to Highland Medical Center, as board president Paul Klein looks on. Kurtz is leaving his role as the center’s CEO after two years. More...

Adventure: Who needs it, really?

Party of One

I know that, after my zip lining escapade, I professed that my adventuring days were over. But darned if I didn’t embark on a new adventure last weekend. It is more suited to me than zip lining, but then, what isn’t? More...

Breaking News - 7/29/2013 11:25 AM

Escaped prisoners found

HILLSBORO, W.Va. – A two-state manhunt that began in pre-dawn hours of Sunday ended Monday before noon.About 4 a.m. More...

Race heats in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS — The gubernatorial debate at The Homestead last Saturday revealed that November’s election is a clear cut “choice between rigid ideology and mainstream compromise.” Unless it’s a choice between a man who&rsq More...

Highland tourism gets green light

MONTEREY — The long-awaited tourism plan for Highland is now official. During a July 17 work session, county supervisors adopted the tourism strategic plan that has taken two years to create. More...

McAuliffe pays a visit to Highland

MONTEREY — Rural communities are hurting, gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe told a Highland Democratic Party gathering Friday. More...

Photos

Relatives of Gaye Herold, a community pillar who was interred Saturday in Monterey, were in town for her funeral, which filled Monterey Presbyterian Church. More...

2013 Bath County Art Show Award Winners

Best in Show: Ron Boehmer, oil, River Valley Improv, $1,000; Bill And Prudence Fields Award for best animal or bird oil, watercolor or pastel: Judith Bair, oil, Hans Creek: February, $300; Chistine Herter Kendall Award Soul Searcher (an oil painting More...

Local artists make good showing

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County artists contributing works to the 2013 Bath County Art Show are: Madge Dufour, Douglas Fike, Charles Garratt, Melissa Gifford, Cristie Harold, Perlista Henry, Heather Kipp, Annette Kirby, Dee Lobe, Shaddai Sepulveda, S More...

100 dresses sewn locally for worldwide charity

MONTEREY — The Highland County Quilt Guild is delivering 100 dresses this week to be given to underprivileged girls. More...

Music center hosts foundation visitors

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center welcomes six young musicians, a composer, and a music educator from Cartagena, Colombia, to Bath County on Friday, July 26, for a three-day musical enrichment weekend. More...

VDOT sets hearing on Hot Springs project

HOT SPRINGS — The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing concerning drainage improvements along Route 615 (Main Street) in Hot Springs Thursday, Aug. 15 from 4-6 p.m. More...

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Erika Church, 9, donated her hair to Locks of Love July 12. She also donated her hair March 22, 2012. She gave 10 inches of hair each time. More...

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Carla and Joshua Brown; Billy and Lottie Hull; Elenna Hull and friend Niko; Mark and Cindi Nuckols; Tim and Cindy Marshall; and Joyce Brooks. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 7/29/2013 2:41 PM

BONNIE HODGE  Free Access 

MILLBORO — Bonnie Sue Hodge, 61, of 792 Tunnel Hill, Millboro, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at her residence.She was born Feb. 6, 1952 in Clifton Forge, the daughter of Mary Losh and the late Johnny Losh. She was married to John P. More...

Breaking News - 7/29/2013 2:59 PM

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MILLBORO — Frances A. More...

CORY WAYNE WILLIAMS

MILLBORO — Cory Wayne Williams, 43, of 2720 Pig Run Road, Millboro, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in Cockeysville, Md. He was born July 10, 1970 in Hot Springs, the son of Glenn W. Williams and Helen Lindsay Williams of Millboro. More...

Sports

Lower Cascades sold

WARM SPRINGS — The Lower Cascades golf course has a new owner. In a sale that closed June 26 and was recorded June 28, MAH Investments LLC now owns the property. MAH lists a Virginia Beach address. More...

Pigskin Report

SAN DIEGO — The next chapter in John Phillips’ NFL career begins this week as the San Diego Chargers open training camp for the 2013 season. More...

On Campus

HARRISONBURG — Bath County’s Jailyn Ford picked up yet another postseason honor last week after her stellar golf, will arrive at BCHS at 8freshmaninformationyear of softballlistedat below.James Madison University.days. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 14 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts and Deputy Michael Colaw conducted traffic stops on Mountain Valley Road. • July 14 — Deputy Cody Smith and Deputy James Bryan IV conducted traffic stops on Sam Snead Highway. More...

Early Files

German, Uruguayan students find Highland life different

BLUE GRASS — Two Blue Grass families have opened their homes and their hearts to foreign exchange students during the 1986-87 school year. Bernice Eubank and Roger Canfield are hosting Sabine Heckel of West Germany until Christmas. More...

25 years ago

JULY 21, 1988

• One of Franklin’s oldest business firms changed hands recently when the local Ford dealership was sold to Lou Ziegler, a Harrisonburg, Va. businessman. More...

50 years ago

JULY 18, 1963

• An Amherst man, Franklin R. Sandidge, escaped injury Tuesday when he lost control of a 1962 Chevy II on U.S. 250 about seven-tenths of a mile west of McDowell. The accident happened at 7 a.m. Trooper D.D. More...


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