October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Friends to search for missing man

$25,000 reward offered

MONTEREY — It’s been a year since Henri Bowman last saw her friend.  On Nov. 12, 2012, Robert “Bobby” Fitzgerald of Staunton headed north walking the trail on Shenandoah Mountain and was never seen again.  More...

Consider sponsoring a boy

COVINGTON – Individuals, churches or organizations who might consider sponsoring a child from Boys’ Home for Christmas can do that for just $100 per boy.  More...

Amendment needed to Bath land use regulations

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in November to amend the county’s land use regulations.  At the planning commission meeting Monday, planning director Sherry Ryder said land use regulation More...

2014 Relay kickoff meeting set

HOT SPRINGS — The community is invited to the 2014 Bath County Relay for Life kickoff committee meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. More...

Photos

When visitors to Cress Farm in Blue Grass arrived Sunday, Oct. 13 to house sit, they found this little bat inside where it didn’t belong. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, Nov. 5Millboro Elementary SchoolClosed meeting, 5:30 p.m. —Regular meeting 7 p.m. More...

Photos

HES preschoolers (l-r) front row: Addison Lockridge, Bryce Simmons, Peyton Neil, James VanReenen, Adrian DeAscentis, Grayson Wimer, Gabriel Penn and Jack Herold; second row: Elizabeth Whitelaw, Colto More...

Photos

Valley Elementary Students participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record day Oct. 3. Students started the day by listening to the book “Otis” by Lauren Long. More...

Sports

Highland runners take 3rd in Pioneer

MONTEREY— Highland hosted the Pioneer District championship cross country meet last Wednesday afternoon in freezing cold temperatures mixed with rain and snow showers. Both the Ram boys’ and girls’ teams finished third.  More...

Four Chargers advance to conference championship

MONTEREY — Bath County is sending four runners to the Western Gate Conference championship meet following last week’s Pioneer District cross country championship meet.  More...

Chargers blast to win over Rockets

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County football team rolled to a 28-0 halftime lead and went on to defeat Craig County 42-8 last Friday night.  More...

Early Files

Bath Mental Health Clinic expands services

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 27, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 27, 1988

• Car lot request denied — After hearing yet another heated debate Tuesday night between adjacent property owners regarding Mr. and Mrs. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 24, 1963

• All woodlands west of the Blue Ridge Mountains were ordered closed by proclamation of Gov. Albertis S. More...

Breaking News - 11/6/2013 3:22 PM

Accident on 81 near Staunton  Free Access 

TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT CLOSES SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 NEAR STAUNTON    More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2013 5:21 PM

81 shut down near Harrisonburg  Free Access 

INTERSTATE 81 SHUT DOWN NEAR HARRISONBURG Detours in Place After Tractor Trailer Crash Downs Power Lines    More...

Hike, picnic: Heartwarming fun with kids on cold day

WARM SPRINGS – A well-oiled community service machine hummed into action Sunday. The result was a day in the mountains that some kids from Boys’ Home in Covington won’t soon forget.  More...

AMS shares research on growing, building

Despite the season’s first snow, it was standing room only at The Highland Center Oct. 24 for the Allegheny Mountain School research presentations on how to grow food and build communities. More...

Sex offenders’ porch lights out for Halloween

RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke has announced this year’s plans to monitor sex offenders under probation and parole supervision throughout the commonwealth on Halloween night.  More...

FCC adopts rules to address long-distance problem

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dropped call issues got some serious attention at the federal level this week.  More...

Photo

The Monterey High School Class of 1963, which was the last graduating class, recently met at The Highland Center in Monterey for its 50th class reunion. More...

Photos

Wes Maupin of McDowell shared this recent picture of the sun as it rose over Bullpasture Mountain onto Jack Mountain, giving light to the beautiful colors of fall in Highland County. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 11/1/2013 3:56 PM

SHAUN P. HEVENER  Free Access 

HIGHTOWN — Shaun Preston Hevener, 28, of Hightown passed away, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.He was born July 17, 1985 in Waynesboro, a son of Jerry Wayne and Debbie Hevener. More...

JOSEPH EDWARD SITES JR.

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Joseph Edward Sites Jr., 89, of Petersburg, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.  Born Aug. 9, 1924, he was the son of the late Joseph Edward Sites Sr. More...

FREDA C. WENDITZ

DOE HILL — Freda C. Wenditz, 76, of Doe Hill, passed away Wednesday, Oct. More...

Home & Property

Reunion

Hammer family

BLUE GRASS — The annual gathering of the late Luther and Esther Hammer family and friends was held at the Blue Grass Ruritan Building Oct. More...

Understand fence laws

MONTEREY — Fence law issues can be complicated, confusing, ambiguous, and stressful. “Good fence makes good neighbors” is a truthful statement. More...

Extension holding ‘Super Pantry’ program Nov. 6

WARM SPRINGS — Virginia Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a “Super Pantry” program Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Nov. 6 and lasting for six weeks.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County  • Oct. 20 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts transported individual to Alleghany Regional Hospital on a temporary detention order.  • Oct. More...

Letters

Charity begins at home; give locally this year

Editor, The Recorder,  Everyone has experienced it — “need overload.”  Right now, I’m listening to WCPE, the classical station. More...

Opinions & Commentary

GOP has work to do

Bath and Highland counties are some of the most conservative in Virginia; as a rule, voters here overwhelmingly support Republicans on any ticket, with exception of our very fine State Sen. Creigh Deeds.  More...

Pictorial

We are continuously amazed at the level of learning going on up at the Allegheny Mountain School. More...

Great horned owl largest in Highland area

Owls of Highland

Fourth in a series   More...


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