August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Homestead boss blasts taxes, visitor center plan

HOT SPRINGS — Things have changed since Brett Schoenfield’s first tour as managing director of The Homestead ended in 2007.  More...

Bath supervisors tell PSA to seek funding elsewhere

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Service Authority will not get a $400,000 loan from the Bath County Board of Supervisors – at least for the time being. Supervisors considered the request during their Tuesday meeting. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, Monterey Town Council member Ronald Wimer informed council of the planning commission’s progress toward revising the zoning ordinance and review of a proposed lighting ordinance to be included. More...

Pipeline permitting unlawful, group argues

MONTEREY — The Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition has requested the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers exclude proposed pipelines in the Mid-Atlantic mountain region from the Corps’ general permitting program.  More...

AMI, VSDB foundation to host Farm to Table Aug. 27

STAUNTON – The Allegheny Mountain Institute and the Virginia School of the Deaf and Blind Foundation will host the second annual Farm to Table event, starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the AMI Urban Farm at the VSDB.  More...

MVP, Community Choir rehearsals set

WARM SPRINGS – There’s lots of entertainment on the horizon, and anyone reading this is encouraged to participate.  The Mountain Valley Players will put on a new stage show, The Fall Follies, Nov. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Mountain Mama pedals forward

MONTEREY — Cycling up to 100 miles in a day might seem like an impossible activity for some. More...

Charger golf getting started

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County golf team gets its season started this week, and coach Terry Bradley feels they’re ready to get things going.  Six players have come out for this year’s squad. More...

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The members of the 2016 BCHS JV volleyball team are, from left, front row: Skyler Hupman, Savanna Gum, Faith May, Persephane Woods, Erin Hamilton and Kayden Gwin; back row: Jamie Ryder, Joley McLain, More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • July 31 — Deputy Colaw performed a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway.  • July 31 — Deputy Rexrode and Major Bryan assisted Virginia State Police with a motor vehicle accident below Bacova.  • J More...

Early Files

Fledgling Bolar Volunteer Fire Department showing progress

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 6, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 11, 1966

• Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. (D. Va.) is urging Congress to submit to the state a Constitutional Amendment authorizing voluntary prayers in public schools. “In these days of elaborate education in sciences and humanities,” Sen. More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 9, 1991

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed the smallest of three proposed subsidized housing developments for the elderly. The apartments could be constructed on Route 649, just outside the town limits of Monterey.  More...

Family plans life journey to jungle

MONTEREY — “It was God’s timing, not ours.”  That was a father’s description of a life-changing decision for his family to make a major transition headfirst into a wild new world.  The remote jungles of the Rep More...

Bath Tourism Office seeks input on visitors center

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Office of Tourism and Economic Development has plans to build a visitor center in Mitchelltown next year and is working to finalize the site details. More...

Feds approaching pipeline impact report

MONTEREY — The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is closing in on the release of a draft environmental impact statement, a newly published update of the federal regulator’s review process shows. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• During its meeting Tuesday, the Bath County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing for amendments to the Bath County Code, Chapter 8, E-911, involving new standards for signs. More...

Project aims to draw new Highland County residents

MONTEREY — Counties are competing for new residents, and Highland just deployed some new tools to try and attract them.  More...

Bath chamber board elects new officers

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors elected new officials for the 2016-17 fiscal year in July.  More...

Bath County chamber seeks members for business team

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce is seeking applications for 12 positions on the Business Innovation Team.  The team will be a group of professionals with a varied array of business expertise who can be deployed on an as-n More...

Obituaries

HENRIETTA C. LEVINGS

ATLANTA — Henrietta “Hen” Crosby Levings, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at her home in Atlanta, Ga.  More...

ANNIE B. CURD

FISHERSVILLE — Annie Bright Curd, 94, of Fishersville, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. More...

Home & Property

Reunion

Mullenax family

The James Edward and Tudie Lee Waybright Mullenax family held their reunion Saturday Aug. 6, at the Franklin Community Building. Sixty family members and friends enjoyed food, swimming and softball. More...

New DAR officers installed

STAUNTON — The Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter, Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution meeting was held June 11 at the Staunton library.  Officers installed by past Regent and Chaplin Leta Wimer were: Regent, Allie Hull; vice regent and More...

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The Bath County Sheriff’s Office recently received active shooter training conducted by the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy. More...

Letters

Middle class shrinking, American dream receding

Editor, The Recorder,  Wes Maupin made some good points citing statistics showing that our country isn’t as badly off as some people think (see Letters, July 28 Recorder). More...

Brexit vote a teachable political moment for U.S.

Editor, The Recorder,  If the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union earlier this summer should teach those living in a democracy anything, it should be clear that your vote should never be used as a “protest vote.”& More...

Pipeline will have strong visual impact on region

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

We understand The Homestead’s concern about the meals and lodging taxes in Bath County. Bad for business, says the resort’s managing director Brett Schoenfield. More...

Short on answers

It’s starting to feel more real than ever. More...

It’s been great, Bath County, but goodbye for now

Say What?

When I moved to Bath County more than eight years ago to work at The Recorder, editor/publisher Anne Adams and I agreed we would give it six months, and if things didn’t work out, we would part company with no hard feelings.   More...


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