October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Bubbles, Bands, Brunch brings big bucks

CLIFTON FORGE – It was a perfect afternoon to nosh on tasty treats while sipping champagne and listening to great island music.  More...

Doing it right at the Dairy

A rousing, foot-stomping good time was had at Garth Newel Saturday night, as part of the Old Dairy Heritage Festival. More...

Radio towers sought

MONTEREY — The Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee has recommended adding a radio tower site in western Highland and another in the east to help improve emergency communications.  More...

Library Notes

• Library Book Sale time is here. The Annual Used Book Sale starts Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. We’ll have hard cover books for $2 and paperbacks for 50 cents. More...

Wyatt Edward Wilfong

FRONT ROYAL — William and Hillary Wilfong of Front Royal announce the birth of a son on Sept. More...

DAR holds fall forum

STAUNTON — The Virginia Daughters of America Revolution Districts III and VI fall forum was held Wednesday, Sept.18 in Staunton. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Late TD gives Bath home win

HOT SPRINGS — A pass from Tyler Robertson to Daniel Hevener with just under four minutes to play provided the only touchdown of the game and lifted Bath County to a 7-0 homecoming win over Pocahontas last Friday night.  If that score sound More...

Sports schedule

Bath County •Thursday, Oct. 10 — Volleyball @ James River, JV 6 p.m., varsity 7 p.m. •Friday, Oct. 11 — Volleyball @ Spectrum  More...

On Campus

Six former Bath County High School athletes are playing college sports this fall across Virginia.  In Ashland, Hillary Jessee is a senior captain and outside hitter for the Randolph- Macon women’s volleyball team. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County Sept. 29-Oct. 5   • Sept. 29 — Deputy Michael Colaw and Deputy James Rexrode responded to a dispute Mitchelltown.  • Sept. 29 — Rexrode checked on a suspicious vehicle near the high school.  More...

Early Files

Blue Grass resident collects artifacts

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 1, 1982 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 6, 1988

• Margo Oxendine of Hot springs has joined The Recorder staff as a reporter. She will cover news and events in the Bath County area. Oxendine grew up in Bath County, and returned to Hot Springs a year ago.  More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 3, 1963

• State Trooper D.D. Kelly is investigating a complaint by a Belleville, Mich., man that he was shot last Thursday, Sept. 25, as he passed through McDowell. The incident occurred at 10 p.m.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Day of making hay an eye-opener

Meadowdale Musings

I had never wondered where square hay bales came from because we did not have any; we used haystacks because we were peanut, corn and hog farmers.  More...

Mystery surrounds area’s owls

Owls of Highland

First in a series   MONTEREY — “It was the owl that shrieked, the fatal bellman, which gives the stern’st good-night,” wrote William Shakespeare, in Macbeth.  More...

Trash a touchy subject

WARM SPRINGS — What to do about trash generated a long, sometimes heated discussion Tuesday.  Bath County’s contract with Allied Waste expires at the end of the year, and supervisors voted unanimously to send out requests for proposa More...

Seniors aid post filled

MONTEREY — Valley Program for Aging Services has hired a service coordinator for Highland County. Harmony Leonard began work in the new position Sept. 16 under the direction of Jenn Chestnut, VPAS chief administrative officer.  More...

Wedding

Rexrode-Simmons

MILL GAP — Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Lyle Simmons, along with their families, announce their Aug. More...

‘Plein Air’ inspires artists

Artists Ed Hatch, left, and Richard Oversmith participated in the “Paint Out” at the Old Dairy Saturday. More...

In Brief...

Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, the Monterey Town Council held separate public hearings and adopted ordinances on home occupations, artist studios and tourist homes, as proposed and drafted by the town attorney. More...

Births

Marissa Noelle Hedges

CATLETT — Mark and Robyn Hedges of Catlett announce the birth of Marissa Noelle on July 31, 2013.  She weighed seven pounds and was 19 inches long.  Marissa was welcomed home by her two-year-old sister, Sierra. More...

In Brief...

Bath County Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors approved a letter of intent to provide up to $75,000 over a period not to exceed five years to Burnsville Fire Department for a building addition. More...

Obituaries

RICHARD LEON HICKS

MONTEREY — Richard Leon Hicks, 68, peacefully passed away, Tuesday Oct. More...

EUGENE FRANCIS MEYER

MONTEREY — Eugene Francis Meyer, 80, of Monterey, passed away Oct.7, 2013 at Campbell Rest Home in Bedford.  He was born July 9, 1933 in Newton, N.J., a son of the late Otto and Margaret Lorena House Meyer.  More...

MADELINE U. BARBOUR

HOT SPRINGS — Madeline U. Barbour, 93, of 301 Beetown Road, Warm Springs, passed away Sunday, Oct. More...

Home & Property

Photo

The Virginia Department of Health held a free flu-shot clinic Friday in the recreation area near Valley Elementary School. More...

Photo

The Hot Springs Volunteer Rescue Squad attended the 79th Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads Convention, held Sept. 28 in Virginia Beach. More...

AMS Fellows share their research

MONTEREY — From herbalism to small business planning, growing food isn’t the only thing that has kept Allegheny Mountain School fellows busy during their residency on Bear Mountain.  Join the AMS Fellows at The Highland Center on Wed More...

Letters

Editor praises Bath’s 1st Plein Air festival event

Editor, The Recorder,  I participated in the recent Bath County Plein Air Festival as both a painter and a magazine editor. More...

Bath County took good care of Plein Air artists

Editor, The Recorder,  Having just returned from a wonderful week of painting in beautiful Bath County, I wanted to relay my appreciation for the outstanding job that the Warm Springs Gallery did in hosting this event.  More...

Festival one of the best paint-outs ever attended

Editor, The Recorder,  This letter is in appreciation and gratitude to Barbara Buhr of Warm Springs Gallery for her efforts in initiating the first Bath County Plein Air Paint Out, and to all the supporters who made lodging available to the arti More...


Fair Guide 2017

Summer Guide 2017