September 24, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Group to honor preservation efforts in Bath

HOT SPRINGS — There have been several historical buildings in Bath County that have been preserved or saved, and Preservation Bath wants to honor those who have helped in those efforts.  More...

Center asks county, town to support inn

MONTEREY — On Sept. 16, Highland supervisors saw progress in The Highland Center’s renovation and construction project shortly before convening their monthly work session.  More...

Safehome hosts walk to honor domestic violence victims

CLIFTON FORGE — Safehome Systems Inc. More...

Duties of commissioner of revenue set by state

WARM SPRINGS — Exactly what does a commissioner of the revenue do? The role is a constitutional officer, elected every four years.  More...

Drug take back is Saturday

MONTEREY — The Highland County Sheriff’s Office will hold a drug take-back day in observance of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Salvatore seeks election

WARM SPRINGS — Crystal Salvatore knows the responsibility of running a business, and she hopes to use those business skills as Bath County’s next commissioner of revenue.  “I want to work for the citizens of Bath County. More...

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The Rainbow Garden at Valley Elementary School is getting re-groomed. More...

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With the increasing need for mental health services arising in Bath County, key stakeholders are looking into ways to address those needs and establish a plan to fill in the gaps for services. More...

Simple solution to broadband issues unlikely

MONTEREY — There are no easy answers to the question of how Bath and Highland can improve broadband services, a Highland Economic Development Authority member said Monday.  More...

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This busy fellow gathered pollen from some wildflowers on Jack Mountain. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Fall colors this weekend continued to brighten with the dry spell that snapped Monday with a heavy rain. This view was looking northeast from a spot near Sounding Knob. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Charger volleyball fights hard, fall short

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger volleyball team hosted the Pendleton Wildcats on Monday. They lost it in three close sets: 27-25, 25-23, 25-20.  More...

Wildcats maul Chargers in Pendleton County

FRANKLIN, W.Va — The Charger football team was on the road this week, traveling to Pendleton County to face the Wildcats. A hard running game helped boost the Wildcats to a 36-16.  More...

Chargers finish 2nd in away match

MARLINTON, W.Va — Pocahontas easily won a golfing tri-match with Bath County and Tygarts Valley at the Marlinton Country Club recently.  Brandon Wilfong of Pocahontas County was the medalist with a 39, as the Warriors defeated the Chargers More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Sept. 13 — Captain Weaver responded to an activated burglar alarm in Hot springs.  • Sept. 13 — Deputy Bryan IV responded to a report of trespassing in Cedar Creek.  • Sept. More...

Early Files

Cake decorating hobbies lead to part-time business

Editor’s note: The following article was first published in The Recorder Sept. 26, 1974. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

Memory Lane

Living off land is hard labor

MONTEREY — Back in the 1930s we lived off of the land. We raised our grain, wheat, buckwheat and corn and we planted vegetables.  We raised our meat to eat — hogs, chickens, turkeys and beef. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 23, 1965

• The Monterey weather station registered 1.05 inches of rain Friday of last week during what was probably the fiercest thunderstorm of the season. More...

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RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency throughout the Commonwealth today to empower public safety officials to respond to Tuesday’s flooding events in communities across Virginia and to prepare for more e More...

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Commonwealth Responding to Flooding, Preparing for More Extreme Weather ~ Virginians should make plans to stay safe in case of increased flooding, Hurricane event ~  More...

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Cohen seeks to step down from Monterey Town Council

MONTEREY — Cody Cohen said she will no longer serve on the Monterey Town Council.  Cohen’s decision left fellow council members wondering why she would exit in the middle of her term and leave the town with the expense of filling an More...

Grimm hopes to be next commissioner

WARM SPRINGS — Angel Grimm, who has worked in the Bath County Commissioner of Revenue office for 11 years, hopes to be the county’s next commissioner.  Grimm is running for the post in the Nov. 3 election. More...

Park seeks demonstrators, vendors for Apple Day

MILLBORO — Douthat State Park is seeking heritage-themed demonstrators and arts and crafts vendors for the 17th annual Apple Day and Arts and Crafts Fair, Oct. 10, at Douthat State Park from 10 a.m. More...

Bath grand jury indicts 24

WARM SPRINGS – A Bath grand jury considered 24 cases Monday, and returned 24 true bills, meaning those cases will go before Judge Humes Franklin in Bath County Circuit Court this term.  More...

Safeguarding the Cowpasture, Jackson and James

Conservation easements:

Editor’s note: The following essay is the 10th in a five-year series on water resources stewardship in the Cowpasture River Watershed, sponsored by the Cowpasture River Preservation Association and published by The Recorder. More...

Clifton Forge library requesting donations

CLIFTON FORGE — The Friends of the Clifton Forge Public Library are requesting donations to support their upcoming fall book sale. It will be held in the Michael Armstrong Community Room of the library Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3.  More...

More fair winners listed

Hunter-Fisherman trophies Best in show: Nick Rexrode Best taxidermy: Martin Corbett Jr. Class: 1. Deer under nine points: Fred Whitelaw 2. Deer nine point and over: Todd Brendel 3. More...

Grant deadline approaching fast

MONTEREY — It’s almost the end of September and a lot is happening at the Highland Inn. Visitors notice the care volunteers and the board and staff of The Highland Center are pouring into the historic building. More...

Schools awarded grants for security, safety

STAUNTON – Several localities in the 20th District of the Virginia House of Delegates have been awarded a school safety grant this week by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.  The grant is from the School Security Infrast More...

Obituaries

ESTER LORAINE ‘BEANIE’ ROBERTS

BURNSVILLE — Ester Loraine “Beanie” Roberts, 75, of Burnsville, passed away Thursday, Sept. More...

WILLIAM MARIAN ‘WALLY’ BRADLEY

MONTEREY — William Marian “Wally” Bradley, 57, of Monterey, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at his home.  He was born Aug. 27, 1958 in Baltimore, Md., a son of Ida Faye Bradley Weese of Fredericksburg.  More...

NORA VIRGINIA RUTHERFORD

FINCASTLE — Nora Virginia Rutherford, 94, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  She was born Nov. 3, 1920 in McDowell, the daughter of the late Henry C. and Mary Hupman Eagle.  Mrs. More...

Home & Property

Highland Inn purchase and rehab: A timeline

MONTEREY — Since The Highland Center bought the Highland Inn in February, the staff, board and volunteers have worked endlessly toward refurbishing the historic structure. Here’s a timeline of what has happened so far. More...

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Highland EDA

• The Highland County Economic Development Authority discussed digital GIS mapping Monday. More...

Letters

Use money on education, not BCHS football field

Editor, The Recorder,  Oh. My. Goodness. You have got to be kidding!  Spend a half a million dollars on artificial turf for a high school football field? More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

If you haven’t cruised up Spruce Street lately, you haven’t seen the dramatic work happening at the old Monterey school. More...

What’s worth protecting?

Aside from its adorable, doe-eyed face, what’s the value of a rare, little salamander?  More...

Showering with strangers: A different kind of adventure

Party of One

I am trapped in my home for several weeks. This is a good thing, for many reasons. First and foremost, I love being home. It’s become my favorite place to go – without going anywhere at all.   More...


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