August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Planners discuss demographics, economy

WARM SPRINGS — Changes to two chapters of the Bath County Comprehensive Plan have been made, and the planning commission discussed those chapters Monday.  More...

County, town to weigh lodging tax revisions

MONTEREY — At its Sept. More...

Burnsville VFD gets ‘sticker shock’

WARM SPRINGS — When the Burnsville Volunteer Fire Department learned the cost of an addition to its building, the news was not good.  Burnsville VFD president Harold King told the Bath board of supervisors Tuesday the department had receiv More...

Fair parade kicked off under umbrellas

A gully washer didn’t dampen the steps of the Little Switzerland Cloggers giving them Judge’s Choice and first place in dance groups at the annual fair parade. More...

Where was the Mountain House?

MONTEREY — Confederate and Union troops occupied it. It was part of a 50,000- acre disputed land survey. Yankee speculators meddled in its affairs. It was a hotel, bar, stagecoach stop and toll house. What and where was this place?  More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers preparing to kick off season

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County football team has some big shoes to fill this year. Only seven of last year’s starters are coming back, leaving some key spots on both sides of the ball to fill.  More...

Charger volleyball team loses season opener

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County volleyball team lost a hard-fought season opener against Alleghany Monday night.  More...

Charger linksters finish third

BUCHANAN — The Bath County golf team traveled to Lord Botetourt Country Club Monday and carded a 192 to finish third behind James River (157) and Parry McCluer (173). Covington finished fourth with a 214.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Aug. 18 — Deputy Michael Colaw and Captain Robert Weaver responded to a dispute at a residence on Jackson River Turnpike.  • Aug. More...

Early Files

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Aaron Sponaugle powers his way through “Key Run” in Blue Grass while enjoying some dirt bike fun. Sponaugle made the spray, crossing several times without mishap. More...

Highland supervisors hold dentist decision

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 6, 1966 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 25, 1988

• Clay Shelton of Konini Broadcasting Inc. More...

Historic church is new community resource

MONTEREY — For Paxton Grant of Hightown, restoring the old Union Chapel Church was an answer to a higher calling. More...

A peek into old Bath, Highland, Pocahontas

Paging through History

WARM SPRINGS – Scrapbooks. There was a time, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when there was at least one in every home.   More...

Internet out 4-plus days on MGW

MONTEREY — Some unhappy customers of MGW Communications in eastern Highland County were awaiting restoration of Internet service this week after an extended outage that began mid-morning on Aug. More...

Photos

The opening of the Highland County Fair again this year was an archery contest. More...

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The need of a new ambulance and new quarters to replace these cramped ones are at the heart of the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad’s fund drive in celebration of the squad’s 50th a More...

Mountain House oatmeal cookies

The following is a hand-written recipe from Kent Botkin’s archives of papers about the Mountain House. More...

Festival photo contest deadline approaching

WARM SPRINGS — Calling all photographers: The deadline to submit photos to the second annual “Picture This” photo contest sponsored by the Bath County Office of Tourism is Sept. 6.  More...

Obituaries

ALLETTA OPAL ‘DICKIE’ ARRINGTON

CLIFTON FORGE — Alletta Opal “Dickie” Arrington, 85, of Clifton Forge and formerly of Monterey, passed away Wednesday, Aug. More...

MARIE PURSLEY

BACOVA — Marie Pursley, 89, of Bacova, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs.  She was born March 22, 1924 in Mountain Grove, the daughter of the late Lloyd W. More...

Home & Property

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Becky Skidmore, manager of Ingalls Field, was named Virginia Airport Manager of the Year by the Virginia Department of Aviation at an awards banquet Aug. 21 at The Homestead. More...

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The Valley High School Class of 1952 held its 61st reunion Saturday, July 27 at the Country Cafe in Hot Springs. There were 10 graduates present with spouses and friends. More...

School of arts offering sculpture workshops

CLIFTON FORGE — Virginia is fortunate to have the only soapstone quarry currently operating in the U.S. More...

Letters

How come no one knows Barack Obama?

Editor, The Recorder,  This is not a letter of criticism nor condemnation but some things that bothered me, as well as scores of others. I will put it in form of questions and if you can answer, please feel free to do so.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

The best little fair in America comes to town

A Party of One

If you’ve never visited the Highland County Fair, you should do yourself a favor and plan a trip to “Virginia’s Little Switzerland” this week. More...

Hello, quiet, my old friend ... I’ve come to talk with you again

Initially I hear only the sound of the clock ticking, then the insects and birds chirping outside. Slowly my ears open to the background sounds so often hidden by the cacophony of a household with small children. More...


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