November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Regional leader reflects on legacy

Sullenberger: Entrepreneurial spirit is key to future

MILL GAP – This Thanksgiving, what would the winner of Virginia’s top economic development honor want the most for his home community?  “I wish I could say I could come up with a magic formula to improve the economic situation, More...

Bath planners give nod to Garth Newel sign

WARM SPRINGS — Monday, the Bath County Planning Commission recommended approving a conditional use permit for Garth Newel Music Center to place a sign at the end of Garth Newel Lane and U.S. More...

BZA overturns Botkin’s cease-and-desist order

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Zoning Appeals voted Nov. 21 to overturn a cease-and-desist order against David and Kelly Botkin concerning an alleged shooting range on their Town Hill property zoned R-2, residential.  More...

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Heavy fog hung on the ridge over Fair Lawn late last week. More...

Treestand safety tips

Hunting Corner

Whether you are an experienced deer hunter or this is your first time in the field, now is the time to prepare if you are going to use a treestand. Here are some tips to help.  More...

Common black bear myths

Myth: A bear standing on its hind legs is about to charge or attack.  Fact: A bear stands on its hind legs to get a better view and smell of the surroundings. More...

Things to remember in bear country

Hunting Corner

If you encounter a bear at home:  • There are no definite rules about what to do if you meet a bear. In almost all cases, the bear will detect you first and leave the area. More...

Boys’ Home tree farm opens Friday, Nov. 29

COVINGTON — The 2013 Boys’ Home Christmas Tree Farm season begins Friday, Nov. 29 and lasts through Saturday, Dec.21.  An open house will be held on Saturday, Nov. More...

Special Sections

Schools

How do you cook a turkey? Kids have tips

Highland Elementary School  More...

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The Valley Elementary School SCA students sponsored a Mitten Tree. The mittens were recently presented to the Bath County Christmas Mother program. More...

Home & Property

100 and smiling

Lavenia Bird’s friends and family gathered on her birthday at Waynesboro Manor on Sunday, Nov. 24 to celebrate her 100th birthday. More...

Christmas Mother adoptions still needed

HOT SPRINGS — While donations are coming in and some families and individuals are being adopted, the Bath County Christmas Mother program is asking the community to continue helping.  More...

Chorus gearing up for Wintertide concerts

MONTEREY — This weekend there are three chances to catch the 30-member Highland Community Chorus at its best.  The chorus, now in its second season, consists of vocalists from Bath and Highland, plus Pendleton and Pocahontas counties in We More...

Letters

Support Bath, Highland medical facilities

Editor, The Recorder,  On Saturday, Nov 9, my husband and I paid an unexpected visit to the emergency room of Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

“My life’s work now is to make sure other families don’t have to go through what we are living.” More...

Stand with our Senator

Unconscionable.  That’s the word we used just last month about the gaping hole in mental health services provided to Highland that’s leaving folks waiting for services.  And now, it’s plain Bath has an equally gaping hole More...

It’s the time of year to be thankful … or not

Say What?

I do have a lot to be thankful for, not only this time of year, but all the time.  I’m healthy, I’m still able to play tennis, I have an ability that somehow enables me to keep a job and I have a lot of friends that care about me. More...

Breaking News - 12/3/2013 12:23 PM

Boil-water notice in effect in Bath  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — Following leaks last weekend that caused widespread outages in the Bath County Service Authority water system, BCSA Administrator Bugs Phillips said several areas are now under a boil-water notice.  More...

Breaking News - 11/30/2013 10:52 AM

Trooper, firemen injured in Friday night crash  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — A state trooper and two volunteer firemen were injured Friday night in a vehicle accident on U.S.220 north of Warm Springs. More...

Deeds vows to work for change

MILLBORO – Senator Creigh Deeds was released from the hospital late last week, and is recuperating at home.  Last Tuesday, Nov. More...

C. Lightner is new deputy

MONTEREY - Highland Circuit Court Clerk Lois Showalter swore in a new county sheriff’s deputy Friday morning, Sept. More...

Senior council reports to county

MONTEREY — The Highland senior services council’s new leadership says it is in the process of implementing good business practices.  More...

Red Chair makes big impression in Bath

HOT SPRINGS — Oct. 26 was “Red” letter day in Bath County as innkeepers Jo and Jonah Windham of the Vine Cottage Inn welcomed the Red Chair to their cozy Bed & Breakfast.  More...

Hunting Corner

Crystal Deaner of Hot Springs, center, killed this seven-point buck Monday morning in Highland County. She was hunting with her father, left, Jason Hiner and husband Mike Deaner. More...

Tick Removal

Remove a tick from your skin as soon as you notice it. Use fine- tipped tweezers to firmly grasp the tick very close to your skin. With a steady motion, pull the tick’s body away from your skin. Then clean your skin with soap and warm water. More...

Planting and maintaining food plots

Planting to Attract Deer   More...

Open house, poetry reading set

GOSHEN — The Goshen Public Library will present local poet Cynthia Atkins as keynote speaker at the annual Holiday Open House and Poetry Open Mic event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.  More...

Obituaries

ANGALENA MARIE MINES

MILLBORO — Angalena Marie Mines, 48, of Millboro, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. More...

EDWARD NICHOLAS ‘NICKY’ PUGH

MONTEREY — Edward Nicholas “Nicky” Pugh Jr., 75, passed away Wednesday, Nov. More...

Sports

Pink Night a success for Highland

MONTEREY— For the second straight year, Highland’s volleyball team hosted Pink Night after the team’s season ended. The varsity, junior varsity and middle school teams played against faculty, staff and alumni.   More...

Pigskin Report

SAN DIEGO — John Phillips and the San Diego Chargers picked up a big 41-38 road win over Kansas City in NFL action Sunday.  More...

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Ethan Wrights dribbles around Jonah Ford during last Thursday’s Bath County boys’ basketball practice. (Recorder photo by Joseph Haney) More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Nov. 17 — Deputy James Bryan IV spoke to the Springs Nursing Center about a patient.  • Nov. 17 — Bryan IV spoke to individual in Mountain Grove about destruction of property.  More...

Early Files

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The largest drove of turkeys ever seen on these streets started for Harrisonburg on Friday morning, Dec. 9, 1909. While bunched on Main Street, well-known local photographer A.C. More...

JMU student catalogs Bath County plants as part of master’s thesis

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 1, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor.   More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBER 24, 1988

• Bath County supervisors are maintaining their silence regarding the issue of a proposed buyout of Bath County School Superintendent Percy Nowlin’s contract. More...


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