December 3, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Former Bath man arrested after homicides

COVINGTON – A former Bath man was arrested Saturday morning, after an allpoints bulletin following a double homicide in Marlinton, W.Va.  More...

Students recognized

HOT SPRINGS — Several Bath County students were recognized during Tuesday’s school board meeting.  Thirty-five students were honored for making All-Area Band at the middle and high school levels. More...

Groups seek halt of gas export project

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 • Tuesday, Dec. 8 – 7 p.m.  • 6:30 p.m. — Closed meeting, consultation with legal counsel and personnel.   More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Former supervisor Austin Shepherd recommended Tuesday to the Highland board of supervisors that the county take action to identify the brick chimney on U.S. 220 south of Vanderpool as a national treasure. More...

Ruritans host Blood Drive

MILLBORO — The Millboro Ruritan Club is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday at the Millboro Ruritan Clubhouse at 276 Church Street.  The drive will run from noon until 6 p.m. More...

Library Notes

• The holiday installment of our used book sale is set up and running in the library. Come check out our festive table full of new or gently used books, DVDs, and CDs, which are perfect for gift giving. Our fall book sale prices apply.  More...

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The Bath County Christmas Mother shop is open at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hot Springs. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers beat Dragons in season opener

STAUNTON — Bath County withstood a 32-point performance from Stuart Hall’s Colin Whitmore to record its first victory of the season Tuesday night, 63-50 at the Dragon’s Den. More...

Lee too much for Bath girls

STAUNTON — The Bath County girls traveled to Robert E. Lee High School Tuesday night for their season opener, and struggled the entire game in a 77-17 loss. More...

Sports Schedule

BathFriday, Dec. 4Boys’ varsity & JV @ Auburn, 6 p.m.Girls’ varsity & JV v. Pendleton, 6p.m. More...

Home & Property

Photos

Jan Dray recently removed this remarkably large hornet’s nest from his garage in Big Valley. The nest is a little over 24 inches tall and 40 inches in circumference. More...

Photos

From left are Jessica Humphry, Cpl. Howard and Sgt. Richardson, and Becky Downer, coordinator for Toys for Tots of Alleghany and Bath County, at a fund-raiser Nov. 21. More...

Santa Express comes to Millboro Saturday

MILLBORO —Santa will roll into Millboro on the Buckingham Branch Railroad Santa Express Saturday at 9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Wintertide has lots to offer residents, visitors

Editor, The Recorder,  It appears there has been some confusion about Wintertide. More...

Hunting groups working to expand deer herds

Editor, The Recorder,  On behalf of the Virginia Deer Hunters Association, I would like to thank you for expressing support for the restoration of trophy bucks and hunter visits in your recent editorial (The Recorder, Nov. 26).  More...

Take time to pay respects to officers in line of duty

Editor, The Recorder,  The world is changing. Time marches on. Remember when we were kids, how things were simple? More...

New system up and running at Bath schools

HOT SPRINGS — A new check-in system now in place at all three Bath schools should provide another layer of security and streamline the process when visitors or students need to enter or leave. More...

No new pipeline review, Deeds told

MONTEREY — The chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied Sen. Creigh Deeds’ request for a regional or programmatic review of natural gas pipeline projects including the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Foundation sets out to protect hallowed ground

McDOWELL — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has launched a fund drive to purchase and preserve 23 acres straddling U.S. 250 east of McDowell.  More...

Wintertide weekend approaches

MONTEREY — Santa Claus will star in the annual Wintertide Christmas Parade beginning at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 4.  The parade will start at the old swimming pool on U.S. 250 and turn around at the traffic light. More...

Photos

Clifford Williams, right, brings his turkey-carving expertise to the Community Thanksgiving Feast every year. More...

Clifton Forge library sells ornaments

CLIFTON FORGE — The Friends of the Clifton Forge Public Library group is sponsoring a sale of handmade and vintage Christmas tree ornaments.  More...

Many Virginia officials ignore state sunshine law

NEWPORT NEWS — State law might say some government records must be disclosed, but that’s not the way many Virginia officials see things. More...

Library hosting Cookie Night

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath Public Library hold its third annual Cookie Night Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Members of the public are invited to bring their favorite homemade cookies and recipes to share. More...

‘Tis the season …

It’s that time of the year to touch base with loved ones who are away from home.  The Recorder invites readers to let us know of friends or family members who won’t be able to get out or get home for Christmas this year. More...

Bath schools prioritize spending

HOT SPRINGS — With money available in the county budget for school capital needs, the Bath County School Board set out to decide how best to spend that money Tuesday.  More...

In brief ...

Bath School Board

\• Tuesday marked the final school board meeting for Bill Manion of Millboro District and Dr. Ellen Miller of Warm Springs District. Manion thanked the staff and his fellow board members for their support and help. More...

Why not adopt a grandparent?

WARM SPRINGS – Who hasn’t loved a grandparent? And who among us doesn’t miss those wonderful grandparents now that they’ve passed on to their heavenly reward? More...

Obituaries

WELFORD BASIL MCELWEE

NEWPORT NEWS – Welford Basil McElwee, 66, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died unexpectedly on Nov. 23, 2015.   He was born on March 2, 1949 in Hot Springs.  More...

PATTIE DAWN BUSSARD FOLKS

WOODBRIDGE — Pattie Dawn Bussard Folks, 78, of Woodbridge, passed away surrounded by her family on Nov. 26, 2015, due to pancreatic cancer. More...

FRED WESLEY HISE

HOT SPRINGS — Fred Wesley Hise, 78, of Hot Springs, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 at Augusta Health in Fishersville.  He was born May 28, 1937 in Alexandria, the son of the late Elzy Lee Hise and Elizabeth Lillian Enscore Hise.  More...

Calendar

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...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY  Thursday, Dec. 3 • Bath County Republican Committee meets 6-7 p.m., Bath County Public Library.   More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Nov. 22 — Deputy Rexrode responded to a report of property damage on Main Street, Hot Springs.  • Nov. 23 — Rexrode conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road.  • Nov. More...

Early Files

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David Cauley Jr. with his nephews, Trey Williams (left) and Danny Hull, posed with a nice eight-point buck taken in the mid-1980s. (Recorder file photo) More...

13-year-old denied diploma

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Dec. 8, 1983 Recorder. Joseph C. More...

50 years ago

DECEMBER 2, 1965

• Pendleton Industries Inc. More...

Opinions & Commentary

A litany of failure

Editor’s note: The following editorial, courtesy the Daily Press in Newport News, addresses serious concerns about how government officials use Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act, as outlined in this week’s issue, based on a proj More...

Pictorial

It is both amazing and heartwarming when the Community Thanksgiving Feast comes together year after year. More...

The meditating spider

Wonders of the Woods A closer look at our natural world

Relaxation. Peace. Harmony. Balance. Meditation. All concepts that have such a wonderful effect on we humans. People tend to live healthier, more productive, happy lives when any combination of these words become part of our daily routine. More...


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