August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

McDowell man sentenced

WARM SPRINGS – A 20-year-old man from McDowell pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors in Bath County Circuit Court Friday, July 19. More...

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Work continued this week at the Highland school campus on the town sewer replacement project. More...

SVEC announces substation plan

MONTEREY — The head of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative updated county officials on utility operations and industry trends during a dinner meeting Monday at the Highland Inn. More...

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A purple wildflower soaked in the sunshine on Jack Mountain last week. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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The Highland County Recreation Commission celebrated Christmas in July last week with Santa at the pool entertaining children. (Photo courtesy Highland County Recreation Commission) More...

Eagle researcher to speak to bird club

MORGANTOWN, W. VA. — A native of northwestern Illinois, Andrew Dennhardt is a master’s student at West Virginia University in wildlife and fisheries resources. His faculty advisor is Dr. Todd Katzner. More...

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The grandchildren of Lex and Beth Eley of Hot Springs are pictured here with their new custom-made walking sticks from Walter Davis of Past to Present Wood Crafts. More...

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Kathy Beverage, unit administrative assistant for the Highland office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, received the Employee of the Month award for June for the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture More...

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The Little Switzerland Cloggers attended the clogging competition in Orange County on Saturday, July 27. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School supplies needed for VES

HOT SPRINGS — Valley Elementary School has announced the following school supplies lists for preschool through seventh grade. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, Aug. 6 — Millboro Elementary SchoolClosed meeting 5:30 p.m. — Regular meeting 7 p.m. More...

Achievements

Holli Simmons MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Holli Simmons of Monterey, Va. has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at West Virginia University with a 3.8 grade point average. More...

Sports

Wings and Wheels to salute armed forces

HOT SPRINGS — The fifth annual Wings and Wheels air and car show promises to both thrill and inspire as organizers salute our men and women in uniform at this popular event held high atop Bath County at Ingalls Airfield Saturday beginning at 10 More...

Mountain Mama Saturday

MONTEREY — The 2013 Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge is set to take off at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 on the Highland school campus. More...

Golf practice begins Aug. 5

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County High School golf team will meet at 4 p.m., Aug. 5 at the old course to begin practice for the upcoming season. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 21 — Deputy Michael Colaw and Deputy James Bryan IV assisted Homestead Security with an unruly guest. • July 21 — Deputy Cody Smith and Bryan IV responded to a property dispute in Carloover. More...

Early Files

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Millboro Elementary School kindergarten students, pictured in this April 1976 Recorder file photo, (l-r) Jean Jack, B0obby McAllister, Ruth Hupman and Julian Oliver were ready for the class Easter Eg More...

School officials turn to Richmond for funding aid

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 1, 1976 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard wxas editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

JULY 28, 1988

• A four-day strike by seven employees of the Highland Telephone Cooperative, including two salaried management employees, ended at 11:47 a.m. Tuesday, 13 minutes prior to a noon deadline given by the cooperative’s board of directors. More...

Mail delivery by private contracts a rural tradition

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — Competitive bids determine who delivers the mail in a vast number of rural areas, including Bath and Highland counties. The U.S. More...

Beloved golden eagle found dead

MONTEREY — A raptor that captivated folks for years was found dead in Canada this spring. More...

Navy will try testing again

INGALLS FIELD – If at first you don’t succeed … The U.S. Navy is going to try again to test new missile defense technology at Ingalls Field, from Wednesday, Aug. 7 through Thursday, Aug. 22. More...

Escaped prisoners found in W.Va.

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

Garth Newel young artists delight, impress

COVINGTON — An exuberant audience departed First Presbyterian Church in Covington Monday night enveloped in a rosy afterglow. More...

Vernovai wins regional award

MONTEREY — Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad Captain Chris Vernovai has been awarded the Central Shenandoah Emergency Medical Services 2013 Outstanding EMS administrator for the region. More...

Kauffman puts motion in therapy

MONTEREY — Dan Kauffman has a motivation for movement. He makes that notion plain every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. when he teaches “Movement for Health,” a class at Highland Medical Center sponsored by Second Wind. More...

New position coordinates Virginia’s dementia services

RICHMOND — Charlotte Arbogast has joined the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services as the commonwealth’s first dementia services coordinator. More...

Learn about conservation easements Aug. 13

LEXINGTON — Conservation Partners LLC and Virginia Department of Forestry will host a presentation for forest and farm landowners in the Virginia Allegheny Highlands interested in learning more about conservation easement donations and the pote More...

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Highland High School Class of 1988 held its 25th reunion July 20 at Mountain Hideaway Restaurant and Tavern in Monterey. More...

Obituaries

FRANCES A. ‘SASSY JO’ RHEA

MILLBORO — Frances A. “Sassy Jo” Rhea, 79, of 24133 Valley Mountain Road Millboro, died Thursday July 25, 2013 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. More...

ROBERT PIERRRE ROUTIER

HOT SPRINGS — Robert Pierre Routier, 79, of 131 Roseloe Lane, Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his residence. He was born March 22, 1934 in Hot Springs, the son of the late Edmund and Juliette Pradine Routier. More...

BONNIE SUE HODGE

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...

Home & Property

Births

Chloe Lily Campagna and Hadassah Rose Campagna

ROANOKE — Two little miracles instead of one; two special lives have just begun. More...

Forestry crew went west to fight fires

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A 20-person crew of wildland firefighters from the Virginia Department of Forestry traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah, to help suppress wildfires burning in the western United States. More...

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Eleven county youth are participating in the 2013 Highland Center’s Youth Employment Program. More...

Letters

Coon Hunters group appreciates donations

Editor, The Recorder, The Tri-County Coon Hunters of Clifton Forge would like to take this opportunity to thank all the area business and individuals who donated cash or articles for the auction and raffle for our Madison memorial event, on July 20 f More...

Bath show raises $16,000 for the arts

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Time for people to stand up, speak up

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Opinions & Commentary

Real reform takes guts

Here we are — a year and a half later — and the brutal battle over saving the U.S. Postal Service continues. Decades of hemorrhaging money and customers has left the USPS in a billion-dollar pickle. More...

Pictorial

It’s going to be a great Saturday around here. More...


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