September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Broadband planning grant approved

MILLBORO — The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development has approved a planning grant for a community telecommunications project in Bath and Highland.  More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath boardof supervisors agreed to allow proceedsfrom an Allegheny Highlands DrugTask Force sale Saturday to be returned More...

Harvest Moon Festival is set for Sept. 21

WARM SPRINGS — As the fall season approaches thoughts turn to cool, crisp days, crimson leaves and decorated hay bales.  Indeed, it’s that time again when the creative whimsy of Bath County is out in full force as the Harvest Moon Fe More...

New strategies offered for small businesses

MONTEREY — How does a small business deal with an uncertain economy and the changing buying habits of their customers?  A workshop to be held at The Highland Center will address this important question and provide strategies for operating More...

Agency to dedicate historical markers for Bath County

RICHMOND—Bath County history will be honored and celebrated this month when the Virginia Department of Historic Resources visits the county to dedicate four new state historical markers and to convene its two boards for a quarterly public meeti More...

Party hosts Berenstain Bears author

VERONA — Project GROWS, a non-profit educational farm located in Augusta County, will host its inaugural Harvest Party and Open Farm event on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Project GROWS farm site in Verona.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Millboro Elementary School students celebrated International Literacy Day Sept. 9. More...

Sports

Chargers fall to Mountaineers

LOW MOOR — Bath County scored first last Friday night, but Alleghany responded with 27 unanswered points to defeat the Chargers 27-7.  More...

Bath avenges earlier loss

LOW MOOR — The Bath County volleyball team traveled to Alleghany Monday night to face the Mountaineers for the second time this season. After losing 3-1 at home two weeks ago, the Chargers stepped up and took the match 3-0.  More...

Sports schedule

Bath Thursday, Sept. 12 JV football @ Buffalo Gap, 6:30 p.m. JV volleyball vs. Pocahontas, 6 p.m. Volleyball vs. Pocahontas, 7 p.m.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County   • Sept. 1 — Deputy James Rexrode, and Deputy Michael Colaw responded to a report of barking dogs causing a disturbance in Mitchelltown.  • Sept. More...

Early Files

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Monterey’s water source, on the west side of town on the George P. Hevener farm, was just being developed when this picture was made. More...

Highland to get local tax revert

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 5, 1966 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 8, 1988

• Bath County School Board members held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the proposed $3,094,973 Millboro Elementary School prior to their meeting on Tuesday. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Coffee talk is troubling

Long before one supervisor mentioned it publicly, citizens have been rumbling about our Bath supervisors getting together outside of meetings.  Typically, a couple of them are spotted having coffee; sometimes, 2-3 have dinner together, usually b More...

Lunch at The Homestead: top notch service

Dining Delights

HOT SPRINGS — A friend invited me to lunch at The Homestead last week. I looked forward to it. I haven’t been inside the grand old hotel recently, and wanted to see the changes. More...

Is it the season of 13?

Meadowdale Musings

It seems to the best of my recollection to have begun about September of 2012, something felt different. The garden was producing sweet corn by the truckload as we gave it away to one and all. More...

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Farmers like this baler near Clover Creek have waited all summer for weather like the area finally had this week. More...

Bluegrass comes to Blue Grass Valley

MONTEREY — After Erica Whitelaw of Monterey attended a music festival in Maryland a few years ago with her friend, Melissa Moyers, they decided there naturally should be a bluegrass festival in the Blue Grass Valley.  More...

Town to air lodging tax, zoning changes

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council discussed a proposed lodging tax last week, and is poised to hold hearings on the tax, plus amendments to the zoning ordinance.  The council set a public hearing to take place concurrently with supervisors& More...

In brief ...

Highland School Board

• Highland schools got off to a great start, principals told the school board Tuesday. Total enrollment was 208, with 192 students in K-12 More...

Library Notes

• It’s fund-raising time at the Highland County Public Library. Our annual mailing went out last week. The financial support provided by our local community is essential to our operations and our ability to provide library services. More...

SVP database honored with award

HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Partnership’s Regional Education and Training Database won a Governor’s Technology Award recently.  The awards were announced at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium More...

AMS hosts open house

MONTEREY — The Allegheny Mountain School holds its final open house of the season on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 1-5 p.m.  More...

Learn about joint replacement

LOW MOOR – If knee or hip pain is keeping you from enjoying an active lifestyle, you may be a candidate for a total joint replacement.  To learn more about the surgical options available, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany will be hosting &ldquo More...

Hospital kicks off fundraising campaign

WARM SPRINGS —The Bath Community Hospital Foundation kicked off a fundraising campaign with a weekend community barbecue at the Old Dairy.  More...

Obituaries

SAMUEL DAVID ALEXANDER

BURNSVILLE — Samuel David Alexander, 72, of 104 Buck Run Lane, Burnsville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at his residence.  He was born Sept. 25, 1940 in Waynesboro, the son of the late Charles A. More...

KAREN ANN NELSON

ELKINS, W.Va. — Karen Ann Nelson, 59 of Elkins, passed away at Nella’s Nursing Home in Elkins on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, where she had been a resident since Jan. More...

GEORGE EDWARD BILLINGS

MONTEREY — George Edward Billings, 61, of Monterey, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at his home.  He was born April 27, 1952, in Chicago, Ill., the son of the late Mary and Russell Billings O’Brien.  Mr. More...

Home & Property

4-H FFA Livestock Sale results reach record high

MONTEREY — The 2013 Highland County Fair Livestock Sale grossed just over $104,000 in support of local 4-H and FFA youth livestock projects.  More than 60 businesses, organizations, and individuals participated in the sale. More...

MPCA to hold annual tractor ride

MILLBORO — The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association will be holding its Annual Fall Tractor Ride Saturday, Sept. 28.  More...

Beverage — Nelson

VERONA — Abraham and Lori Nelson, along with their families, announce their wedding.  The ceremony took place Aug. 9 on a scenic hilltop of the Beverage farm near Monterey. More...

Letters

Citizen takes issue with pay package offered

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Bath board of supervisors and shared with The Recorder. More...

Anonymous letter does not represent Bath

Editor, The Recorder,  I want to tell you how shocked and concerned I am about the letter addressed to Mr. Harrison, the new Bath County administrator, which you published in the Sept. 3 issue of The Recorder.  More...

Mother seeks answers about cemetery

Editor, The Recorder,  On Aug. 25, I went to place balloons and a birthday flag on my son’s grave in the Warm Springs Cemetery. Before I could do that, my husband had to mow because the grass was so high.  More...


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