October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Trout to be studied

WARM SPRINGS — Mountain Grove native Stephen Hiner is concerned about the population of brook trout in Little Back Creek, and he discussed those concerns with Bath supervisors Tuesday.  More...

Floating could be trespassing

WARM SPRINGS — While the season for floating along the Cowpasture River may be ending, Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker wants to remind those who use the river they may be breaking the law.  More...

Laundromat fills needs in Bath Co.

HEALING SPRINGS – Those without a washer and dryer at home have a new place to suds their duds.  The Bath County Coin Laundry is open seven days a week in the old Jack’s TV building, at 5155 Sam Snead Highway in Healing Springs.  More...

Reed benefit ‘great experience’

WARM SPRINGS – Charles and Brandea Reed were busy Wednesday morning, their four little children laughing and squealing and banging on musical toys.  More...

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Sheep graze on a Highland hilltop field surrounded by the colors of the autumn season. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

The Red Chair headed to the Highlands

HOT SPRINGS — Where travelers once took photos of Flat Stanley in unusual places, photographers now shoot photos of a humble red chair.  More...

Births

Caleb Owen Burkholder

ROANOKE — Amie and Evan Burkholder of Roanoke announce the birth of their first child, Caleb Owen, born Friday, Sept. More...

Photos

Above: Jase Boguess, a preschool student at Valley Elementary School, got to dress in fire gear Friday when his class visited the Hot Springs Fire Department. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Highland supervisors voted Oct. 16 to designate the modular conference room as an emergency operations center on the recommendation of the emergency  More...

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Highland Elementary School Principal Teresa Blum proudly announced the following students passed all their SOL tests in spring 2013. More...

Catapults built at HCPL for STEM

MONTEREY – Highland County youth in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) after school enrichment program completed their first engineering design challenge at their monthly meeting Oct. 15.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY   More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors set a work session for Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. to review request for proposals  More...

Home & Property

Sponaugle wins District Award, Ruritan of the Year

BLUE GRASS — Long-time Blue Grass Ruritan Chanda Sponaugle was chosen by the Woodrow Wilson District of the National Ruritan Clubs as District Ruritan of the Year at its annual convention.  The event was held at the Sangerville- Towers Rur More...

‘Rivers’ author to be in Warm Springs, Nov. 2

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Author-photographer Will Daniel will give a talk on Virginia rivers and have copies of his two recent books for sale at two events on Saturday, Nov. 2.  The first event is at 1 p.m. More...

Letters

Committee grateful for community’s support

Editor, The Recorder,  On Behalf of the Bath County Committee for Emergencies, we would like to thank the volunteers who worked so hard on making our Old Fashioned Apple Stir a success. It is a long and tiring job.  More...

Cemetery committee urged to reach out

Editor, The Recorder,  I am writing this letter to encourage all citizens that have family members, friends, or in the future will, themselves, have plots in the Warm Springs Cemetery, to take a close look at what has happened to this beautiful More...

Hot sauce, peppers business a Highland hit

Editor, The Recorder,  The sales of the Mountain Fever Hot Sauce and Ghost Apple Pepper Jelly at the Highland Hands and Harvest Festival were a great success. I sold out of all 48 hot sauces and 24 pepper jellies that were produced. More...

Bath readies for courthouse improvements

WARM SPRINGS — Renovations and exterior painting at the Bath County Courthouse are on track following a vote by the board of supervisors Tuesday to issue requests for proposals.  More...

Final defendant in meat case sentenced

WARM SPRINGS — The last of three defendants to be sentenced in the theft of meat from The Homestead in March 2012 was given 30 days’ active jail time during Bath County Circuit Court Friday.  More...

WSLS-NBC still dark for Dish TV customers

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — It’s been more than two weeks since Dish TV has been unable to broadcast the NBC station out of Roanoke, WSLS.  As of Oct. More...

Deeds gives update on General Assembly

WARM SPRINGS — The transportation bill that was approved in the last General Assembly session should have positive impacts for Bath County, State Sen. Creigh Deeds told supervisors Tuesday.  More...

Correction

In last week’s pictorial, the number people on average attending the annual Hands and Harvest Festival in Highland should have been roughly 2,000.   More...

Key is keeping predators away

MONTEREY — USDA wildlife specialist Jon Donaldson provided an overview of the livestock predation problem in Highland following the supervisors’ meeting with a DGF biologist about bears last week.  Donaldson said for the past 25 year More...

EDA hears tourism council proposal

MONTEREY — Monday, three members of the Highland County Economic Development Authority heard a proposal for creating a county tourism council.  Supervisors requested the recommendation following their earlier approval of a tourism strategi More...

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Last Friday night rekindled memories of the folk rhyme, “When there’s a ring around the moon, rain or snow is coming soon.” Tiny ice crystals that gather 20,000 feet above the groun More...

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The County of Bath Chamber of Commerce welcomed Bath County Coin Laundry as a new member with a ribbon cutting Thursday, Oct. 17. More...

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Five generations of the Grant family took time out to pose for a group picture during the family reunion that was held recently in Nelson County. More...

Obituaries

GARRETT WILSON ‘OX’ THOMAS

CIRCLEVILLE, W.Va. — Garrett Wilson “Ox” Thomas, 73, of Circleville, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at his residence.  He was born in Staunton, Va. on July 17, 1940, the son of the late Everett A. More...

GLORIA MAY HOWER

McDOWELL — Gloria May Hower, 86, of McDowell, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Augusta Health.  She was born Jan. 23, 1927 in Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Irwin T. and Annetta Yonker Kruppenbach.  More...

GALE W. ROBINSON

HOT SPRINGS — Gale W. Robinson, 64, of 4779 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, passed away Friday, Oct. More...

Sports

Early lead propels River past Chargers

BUCHANAN — James River scored on its first six possessions and took a 41-0 lead over Bath County Friday night on the way to a 41-24 win over the Chargers.  Bath County put up three touchdowns and three two-point conversions over the game&r More...

Pitsenbarger, Blanchard lead Ram runners

NEW CASTLE — Shane Pitsenbarger was the top finisher for the Highland boys and Grace Blanchard led the Ram girls in a cross country meet hosted last Wednesday by Craig County at the Fenwick Mines Recreation Area.  More...

Chargers hold out against PM

BUENA VISTA — Bath County faced a stiff challenge from Parry Mc- Cluer in the last two sets Tuesday night, but defeated the Blues in straight sets.  The Chargers easily took the first set 25-14, but the Blues played Bath almost evenly in t More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Oct. 13 — Deputy Michael Colaw assisted Virginia State Police on a traffic stop, Douthat State Park Road.  • Oct. More...

Early Files

Local reporter provides Highland weather for Harrisonburg radio

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 16, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 20, 1988

• The Highland County Sheriff’s Department is looking into the recent disappearance of several sheep in the Hightown and Mill Gap areas, and is not ruling out the possibility of theft. According to Sheriff Herb Lightner, Robert F. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 17, 1963

• Dixie L. Shumate Jr., biologist for the Virginia Trout Co. Inc., has resigned his position with that company effective Tuesday, Oct. 15. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Owls of Highland

Barred owl: 2nd largest in our area

Third in a series   MONTEREY — The barred owl is our second largest owl. It averages 20 inches in height with a wingspan approaching four feet.  More...

Pictorial

If you haven’t checked it out yet, we highly encourage you to visit the new website for local foods and growers, www.faces-of-farmers.org.  More...

Predators too much to bear?

Our black bears have become, well, unbearable in many cases.  Farmers and livestock producers will tell you they’ve become more than a nuisance in this area. More...


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