September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Trout farm lease at issue

MONTEREY — Highland Circuit Court Tuesday conducted a civil hearing involving landowners Sherry Sullenberger, along with some of her relatives, who have filed a lawsuit against a tenant, the Virginia Trout Company, with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. More...

Two plead guilty to child pornography possession

WARM SPRINGS — Two brothers both pleaded (or pled) no contest to a charge of possession of child pornography Monday in Bath County Circuit Court.  More...

EDA tourism plans evolving

MONTEREY — The Highland County Economic Development Authority will become the entity that creates a county tourism council and the fiduciary agency for channeling money from a proposed lodging tax under consideration by supervisors and town cou More...

Ashwood offers Bible study program

ASHWOOD — Ashwood United Methodist Church will start a Sunday evening Bible study titled “Wrestling with the Bible,” this week at 5 p.m.  More...

Photo

The lighthouse and flagged buoy was created by the Scott and Diane Robertson family, and sits across from Valley Supermarket, for the Harvest Moon Festival. More...

Portion of 220 in Alleghany to close

STAUNTON – Virginia Department of Transportation will close a section of U.S. 220 in Alleghany County beginning on Monday, Sept. 30, at 8 a.m. through Wednesday, Oct. More...

Photos

Crisp September weather and lush surroundings welcomed musicians and listeners to the first Blue Grass Valley Music Festival Sept. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Buffalo Gap Bison beat undermanned Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Playing without three starters for most of the game, Bath County fell short last Friday night and lost 35-13 to Buffalo Gap.  More...

Charger volleyball team dominates Warriors

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County volleyball team posted a decisive 3-0 win over Pocahontas County last Thursday.  More...

Highland falls to Stuart Hall

MONTEREY — Highland looked to avenge an early season loss to Stuart Hall on Tuesday night, but after the Rams took the first set the visiting Dragons took the last three and won the match 3-1.  The Rams won the first set 25-16, but Stuart More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

• Sept. 8 — Deputy Cody Smith responded to a call in Hot Springs.  • Sept. 8 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts spoke to an individual about harassing phone calls.  • Sept. More...

Early Files

Local HAM operators offer emergency services

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the February 17, 1977 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 15, 1988

• Highland County School Board officials are breathing easier after a follow-up conversation with state officials concerning asbestos removal from county school buildings. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 12, 1963

• A dedication ceremony is planned for Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. for a historical marker, which will be erected opposite the site of the old fort and saltpeter works at Trout Rock, four miles south of Franklin on U.S. 220.  More...

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Bank robber bags 7 years

WARM SPRINGS – It took just 11 minutes to catch the man who robbed Carter Bank & Trust on Aug. 8, and it took just five weeks to bring him to court on the charges.  Girard Carolos Turner Jr. More...

MGW spans 50 years, 3 generations

WILLIAMSVILLE — Ron Smith, patriarch of familyrun MGW Communications, was 24 when he and his Centel coworker, Paul Cunningham, decided to do something about the fact that there were people in Bath and Highland who did not have phones in their h More...

Bath board cancels meeting

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors has canceled its fourth Tuesday meeting for September, originally scheduled for Sept. More...

MVFA celebrates 50 years

MILLBORO — The Millboro Volunteer Fire Association celebrated 50 years of service to the community Sunday with a ceremony at the firehouse.  Walter “Junior” Shinault, a charter and lifetime member, said while the MVFA was offic More...

Chamber honors Eagle, humane society

MONTEREY — Recognition for business of the year and service of the year, plus updates on business activites highlighted the 2013 Highland County Chamber of Commerce annual business meeting Sept. 15 in the Highland Inn.  More...

Library presents Clara Barton portrayal

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Karen Vuranch of Fayetteville will portray Civil War heroine Clara Barton at a program in the activity room at Pendleton County Library on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2:30 p.m.  More...

Highland Co. school librarian appointed to governor’s cabinet

RICHMOND — Julia Blanchard, Highland County Public Schools library media specialist, has been appointed to the Governor’s Teachers Cabinet.  More...

Schools

Bath schools land grant, student numbers rise

WARM SPRINGS — Enrollment is up at Bath County schools.  Bath County school officials briefed supervisors on several topics by school officials during a joint work session Tuesday.  More...

Eastern bus routes to be combined

MONTEREY - Consolidation of bus routes, investment firms for the Fox Scholarship, SOL test scores and energy conservation measures were discussed by the Highland School Board during a called meeting Sept. 16.  More...

Home & Property

Bath’s first Plein Air Festival promises something different

WARM SPRINGS – For six days, starting Tuesday, Oct. More...

Photo

The first two of four new Bath County historical markers were dedicated Wednesday morning at the courthouse. Markers for T.C. More...

Fundraiser includes silent auction

CLIFTON FORGE — The Bubbles, Bands and Brunch “Jammin’ in Jamaica” fundraiser, which will be hosted beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 by the Dabney S. More...

Letters

A word of thanks to Bath County, a great place

Editor, The Recorder,  The County of Bath does a lot of things well and I would like to call attention to a couple of items.  If you want to rear children, Bath County is the place to do it. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Last weekend’s Blue Grass Valley Music Festival was the newest of local events to join a long line-up around here. More...

Festive spirits are keeping local economies afloat

Does it suddenly feel like there is too much fun to be had around here?  Are we full of festivals and festivities?  You bet — and it’s terrific.  More...

Wonders of the Woods ...

A closer look at our natural world The myth of Daddy Longlegs

Daddy longlegs. You see them on every picnic table and on every woodland camping trip. They hang around everyone’s house and seem to admire the same habitats as humans. And many people fear them. For good reason.  More...


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