October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Chamber honors Virginia Trout Co.

MONTEREY — The Highland Chamber of Commerce annual membership meeting and dinner attracted a huge crowd to Laurel Point Sunday, where Virginia Trout Co. received Business of the Year honors.  More...

Second annual Bath County fair a success

MILLBORO — The second annual Bath County Fair Friday and Saturday at Millboro Elementary School was yet again a community success.  Bath County 4-H Agent Kari Sponaugle, along with fellow community-minded partners and the Bath tourism offi More...

Severe weather event possible this weekend

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Local Emergency Management Team is currently coordinating with law enforcement and emergency responders to prepare for a probable major weather event this weekend that could involve more heavy rain and pos- sible More...

New doctor joins BCH

HOT SPRINGS – Tuesday, Bath Community Hospital announced that Veronica Ortiz, M.D., has joined the medical staff with a multi-year contract.  More...

Celebrate national 4-H week

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — More than six million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.  More...

Apple Butter Festival is Oct. 10

HOT SPRINGS — The annual Apple Butter Festival at Eden United Methodist Church, 3740 Switzerland Trail, will take place Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  More...

Retreats held at Camp Accovac

MILLBORO — Camp Accovac will host a family retreat Oct. 9-11. The theme for the weekend will be “in the Potter’s Hand.”  The speaker will be the Rev. David Ross of Taylorsville, N.C.  More...

Agenda

Bath County School Board Oct. 6 • Closed Meeting: 5:30 p.m. • Open Meeting: 7 p.m. Millboro Elementary School   More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers outlast Rams

MONTEREY —Bath County took a win over Highland in a tough four-set match Tuesday night.  The Chargers dominated the first set, winning 25-11. More...

Bath runners travel to East Mont

ELLISTON — The Bath County cross country team traveled to Eastern Montgomery last Wednesday, running at Camp Alta Mons, and finished fourth out of 10 teams in the boys’ race.  In addition to the host school, the Chargers competed aga More...

Highland cross country participates in invitational

ELLISTON — Highland’s cross country team ran its second meet at Eastern Montgomery High School’s Invitational last Wednesday.  In the boys’ race, Highland’s Cesar Ruiz finished 22nd with a time of 22:44 and the Rams More...

Home & Property

HRD reviews work to protect county

MONTEREY — “It was like a sledgehammer falling out of the sky.”  Sunday, Highlanders for Responsible Development president Lew Freeman thus described the announcement of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline while recapping past activiti More...

Journalists to tour 4 counties

WARM SPRINGS – A consortium of four counties – the Virginia’s Western Highlands Regional Tourism Council – will host 10 journalists from various corners of the United States Oct. 4-9. More...

Letters

Snail darter might be good example for salamander

Editor, The Recorder,  The headlines on The Recorder, Volume 138, No. 38, Thursday Sept. 24, 2015, really got my attention: USFS: Pipeline imperils habitat.  I know it has been an issue for some time. More...

BCH board urged to release foundation audit

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

‘New girl’ not seeking commissioner’s office

Editor, The Recorder,  The reason for my writing today is to clarify that I, Crissy (Cristle) Smith, the (Bath County) deputy commissioner of the revenue, or as some people call me, “the new girl,” am not running against my co-worker More...

Breaking News - 10/2/2015 11:00 AM

Bath has sandbags available Friday  Free Access 

Bath County has a limited number of sandbags available for distribution until 5 p.m. Friday.Local residents and businesses can stop by either the Parks & Rec Center in Ashwood or the Millboro ball fields. More...

Breaking News - 10/1/2015 3:54 PM

Prepare for lights out  Free Access 

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — With possible flooding for Bath and Highland in the days ahead, now is the time to prepare.    More...

Burnsville Rescue takes state title

Basic Life Support team qualifies for national competition

VIRGINIA BEACH — Smallest squad in the competition? No problem.  The Burnsville Rescue Squad Basic Life Support competition team won the state championship last week at the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads Conference. More...

Cut line shuts down phones in Bath, Highland

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Some telecommunications services were out of commission for between 16 and 18 hours last Friday, Sept. More...

Plein Air Festival promises to please art lovers

WARM SPRINGS – This is the perfect weekend for art aficionados. It is the one weekend a year when art lovers can meet, chat with, and learn from those painters whose works hang in galleries across Virginia and beyond.  More...

County to support inn renovation

Business incentives debated

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors voted Sept. More...

SVEC warns customers

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Help raise money for Highland 4-H

STAUNTON — National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the fall 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Co. More...

Library Notes

• The annual Used Book Sale at the Highland County Public Library is coming up next weekend, during the Hands and Harvest Festival. Our sale hours will be Friday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

CLEMENT GUY MALCOLM

NEW MARKET — Clement Guy Malcolm, 90, of New Market, and formerly of McDowell, passed away Sunday, Sept. More...

JEANNE RABE ‘BUN’ SHEPHERD

MILLBORO — Jeanne Rabe “Bun” Shepherd, 82, of Sidling Hill Farm, 1511 Mill Creek Road, Millboro, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke.  She was born in Oklahoma on Oct. More...

WILLIAM H. ‘BOOTSIE’ BERRY IV

HOT SPRINGS — William H. “Bootsie” Berry IV, 84, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at Bath Community Hospital.  He was born Aug. 20, 1931 in Richmond, son of the late William H. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY   More...

Monthly Happenings

Editor’s note: Items in the calendar that run continuously appear once a month, the first week of each month. Items for a specific date will run two weeks prior to events. Items may be sent to recorderoffice@htcnet.org. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Sept. 20 — Sgt. Smith responded to Hot Springs in reference to a trespasser.  • Sept. 20 — Deputy McRoberts spoke to an individual reference to possible stolen money.  • Sept. More...

Early Files

Photos

Howard and Peggy Wimer would like to know who was climbing the Devil’s Backbone with Howard’s grandfather Cornelius “Neil” Wimer Jr. More...

Highland Fall foliage tour planned for Saturday, Oct. 9

Editor’s Note: The following article was taken from the Sept. 30, 1965 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 30, 1965

• Albert Shultz was elected president of the Mill Gap Ruritan Club Wednesday of last week. The election of officers was held in conjunction with the annual ladies night meeting, which saw 34 members present with their wives and other guests. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Library digitizes Recorders in searchable database

In The Recorder

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — We have some pretty exciting news to share about The Recorder.  Back issues of the newspaper are being posted online in a searchable database, free to readers and researchers, thanks to nearly a year of work by More...

Huey, Dewy and Louie come to visit

Meadowdale Musings

My 70 years of life on planet earth have been interesting and event filled, punctuated by brief moments of joy and terror.   More...


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