September 1, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Gaithright Dam standoff ends in arrest at Moomaw

LAKE MOOMAW — Law enforcement personnel successfully ended an armed standoff with a Covington man at Gaithright Dam in Alleghany County on Sunday afternoon.  More...

Wilson’s Mill precinct gets another chance to stay open

MONTEREY — The Highland County Electoral Board rescinded its request to close the Wilson’s Mill voting precinct last week.  More...

Hearing scheduled for trash, weeds ordinance

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission will hold two public hearings beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the courthouse in Warm Springs. The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments on two proposed county ordinances. More...

Conservation Fund buys Hayfields farm

MONTEREY – The Conservation Fund, a Maryland nonprofit, has purchased Hayfields farm.  A deed recorded Monday in the Highland County clerk’s office reflects a transaction of Hayfields tracts one and two, roughly 1,200 acres, for $3.7 More...

BARC Electric provides community solar power

LEXINGTON – Gov. Terry McAuliffe commissioned Virginia’s first community solar project at the BARC Electric facility in Rockbridge on Monday. More...

Warner’s Drive-In to re-open Sept. 9

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — “The Pendleton Community and surrounding areas have outdone themselves,” said Bob Davis, chairman of the Warner Drive-In Cultural and Resource Center Board of Directors. More...

Hunting groups form habitat committee

MILLBORO — The Virginia Deer Hunters Association hosted a dinner and conference last Wednesday at the Plecker farm in Millboro to form a committee among several sportsmen’s and conservation groups, with the goal to improve game species ha More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County School Board Tuesday, Sept. 6 5:30 p.m. closed meeting – 7 p.m. regular meeting Valley Elementary School   More...

Photo

Recent Bath County High School graduates, who have been awarded Dabney S. More...

Sports

Chargers come out on top in season opener

HOT SPRINGS — Opening night jitters are to be expected for a new coach, and Charger coach Larry Grubbs was no exception going into Friday night’s football game. More...

Chargers finish third in golf match at Covington

COVINGTON — The Charger golf team traveled to the Cliffview golf club last Wednesday for a match with Covington, Craig County, Parry McCluer and Eastern Montgomery high schools.  Noah Moler was the medalist of the match with a score of 40. More...

Charger volleyball drops 2

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger volleyball team had a pair of losses this week, one on the road and one at home.  Last Thursday, the girls traveled to Buffalo Gap and fell 3-0 and then on Monday, they played their first home game of the season, More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Aug. 21 — Deputy Randozzo responded to a noise complaint on Wilkinson Avenue.  • Aug. 21 — Sgt. More...

Early Files

Photo

This circa 1967 photo that was taken during the Highland County Fair Horse Show. More...

It was no picnic: A clash of ideals

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 30, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell was publisher and editor. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 1, 1966

• Pvt. Ralph C. Pullin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Pullin Sr. of Mill Gap, has arrived in Vietnam, traveling via jet airplane by way of Wake Island and the Philippines.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Gov. McAuliffe made another big announcement Monday, celebrating the community solar array at BARC’s facility in Rockbridge County. More...

New business in Bath a win-win for all

For some, it’s awfully tempting to tell our county supervisors, “Told you so.”  But let’s not.  More...

Supervisors plan ahead for change

Chairman’s Notes

After taking a month off, it is time to return to providing monthly updates. With the end of summer fast approaching and school in session, it is time to plan for changes in weather and the coming of a new year.   More...

Breaking News - 9/2/2016 2:39 PM

Governor declared state of emergency  Free Access 

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today declared a state of emergency and urged residents of the Commonwealth to prepare for significant storm impacts generated by remnants of Hurricane Hermine, which has the potential to bring severe flooding More...

Stave mill, 30 jobs coming to Millboro

MILLBORO — The opening of any business is good news in a rural community. So it was great news when Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced last Friday that Speyside Bourbon Cooperage Inc. More...

Photos

One of at least two military fighter planes buzzed Highland County Tuesday several times at low altitude, providing an almost deafening high-volume show of armed might for the four-legged fair entrie More...

In brief ...

Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland County Planning Commission voted Aug. 25 to schedule joint public hearings with county supervisors for conditional use permit applications to take place on a date to be determined.   More...

Clarification

Highland County Recreation Commission director Laura Honaker clarified the HCRC raised $7,258 from the Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge, and most of that was profit. More...

‘Highland Harvest’ hopes for others to join

MONTEREY — Ready for moving meat? Riven Rock Farm is launching a new enterprise — one that brings its products to the customer under the trademarked motto, “From the top of Virginia to your table.” More...

BCH physicians group starts no-show policy

HOT SPRINGS — Effective today, Sept. More...

AMR installs new transmitter

MARLINTON, W.Va. — Allegheny Mountain Radio will have a new transmitter going on the air in the next couple of weeks. This new transmitter, located west of Marlinton, will help improve signal reliability in Pocahontas County. More...

Music center wraps up festival this weekend

HOT SPRINGS – Garth Newel Music Center presents the final weekend of the Summer Festival with two concerts, “Eternity” on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. and “All’s Well That Ends Well” on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 9/1/2016 2:14 PM

OLIVIA "LIBBY" HAMMER  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Olivia “Libby” Lee Hammer, 69, of Monterey, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at The Springs Nursing Center.  She was born March 26, 1947 in Harrisonburg, beloved daughter of the late Carl Eugene and Betty Estelle Warner Hammer. More...

VIRGINIA O’FARRELL BURRUSS

HOT SPRINGS — Virginia O’Farrell Burruss, 96, of Hot Springs, died peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 in Bethesda, Md. She was a lifetime resident of Hot Springs. For the past year, Mrs. More...

MARTHA C. BERRY

HOT SPRINGS — Martha Chaplin “MeMe” Berry, 80, of Hot Springs, was called home by the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 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...

Home & Property

Victim, witness assistance program now serves Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Crime victims are often traumatized by the violence or wrongdoing perpetrated against them. Witnesses to serious crimes can be traumatized, as well. More...

Virginia Deer Hunters Assoc. announces scholarships

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The scholarship committee of the Virginia Deer Hunters Association announced this year’s scholarship winners at the July 14 general membership meeting held in Charlottesville.  More...

Deer feeding ban in effect

RICHMOND — As of today, it will be illegal to feed deer in Virginia. More...

Letters

Choose a better church, preaching word of God

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Thanks to EDA, Anderson for landing new business

Editor, The Recorder,  Thanks to the Economic Development Authority board, with Wayne Anderson at the head of negotiations, Bath County has a prospect of 30 new jobs.  More...

Landowner supports proposed gas pipeline

Editor, The Recorder,  I own property right at the edge of Bath and Highland counties and would like to speak up in favor of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  More...


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