October 13, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Bath sheriff praises plane rescue team

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker had high praise for the emergency response team that successfully evacuated two people from a plane crash on Little Mountain on Friday. More...

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Contractor Bill Chambers donated equipment this week to begin excavation for an addition to the Millboro VFA fire station. More...

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Monterey Town Council

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Hospital CEO appointed to state association

HOT SPRINGS – Kathy Landreth, CEO of Bath Community Hospital, was appointed to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association Board of Directors earlier this month.  More...

Garth Newel hosts 2nd fall foliage weekend

HOT SPRINGS – Garth Newel Music Center presents the second Fall Foliage Weekend of October with concerts on Friday, Oct. 14, Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16.  More...

Festival fun despite rain

Paul and Angie Thurder of Ashland visited Laurel Fork Sapsuckers. More...

Tonight: learn about Edgar Allan Poe at Bath library

HOT SPRINGS — Called “America’s Shakespeare,” Edgar Allan Poe created or mastered the short story, detective fiction, science fiction, lyric poetry and the horror story.  His dark genius has invited children and adults to More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Valley Elementary kindergarten students enjoy making books through the Children’s Art Network program, sponsored by the Bath County Arts Association. More...

Sports

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During last Saturday’s Hands and Harvest festival, 18 runners competed in the Highland Hills Farm 5K race. More...

Rams falter against Bears

MONTEREY — The Highland Rams’ varsity, JV and middle school volleyball teams found the going tough last week, hosting Blue Ridge Christian last Friday.  The Rams started strong in the first set, with neither team ahead by more than f More...

Chargers pummeled in Covington

COVINGTON — The Bath County varsity football team charged down the mountain Monday to challenge the Covington Cougars in their lair at Casey Field. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Oct. 2 — Dep. McRoberts secured a business that was found unsecured during nightly business and residential checks in Warm Springs.  • Oct. 2 — McRoberts served an arrest warrant on Patricia D. More...

Early Files

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  Apple butter was made and sold at Eden United Methodist Church’s Harvest Festival in this Oct. 22, 1981 Recorder file photo. Visitors not only could watch apple butter being made, they could pitch in and help and take some home. More...

Power outage repeat from 1976 election

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Nov. 5, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 13, 1966

• Mr. and Mrs. Leo McCray and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby McCray attended a hunters’ banquet near Harrisonburg Saturday evening. More...

Opinions & Commentary

When will we get some answers?

We still can’t sort this out.  Bath County supervisors took three actions last month that left hundreds of people upset — they eliminated the tourism and economic developmaent job held by Maggie Anderson; they yanked all funding for More...

Pictorial

Visitors center volunteer Ann Babcock, left, and Carol Furr said many people stopped by at The Highland Center last weekend during the Hands and Harvest festival. More...

Laurel Fork unique in Virginia, Alleghenies

On the Forests

WARM SPRINGS — It’s that time of year when the public is coming into our offices to purchase wood permits to cut firewood for the coming winter. More...

Bath supervisors restore funding to chamber

WARM SPRINGS — Responding to public outcry, the Bath County Board of Supervisors restored funding to the chamber of commerce Tuesday. They had eliminating that funding in a Sept. More...

Plane crashes in bad weather

HOT SPRINGS — A small plane crashed in Bath County Friday afternoon; its two passengers survived.  The pilot was Paul Stuart Furlow, 61, of Poole Dorset, United Kingdom. The passenger was Siri Njos, 49, of Louisville, Ky. More...

Radio fund-raising kicks off

MONTEREY — The Allegheny Mountain Radio fall fundraiser is coming up Oct. 16-22, and will be a week of great music starting with traditional Bluegrass Sunday on Oct 16.  Here’s a rundown of some of the shows during the week:  More...

6 await circuit court trials

MONTEREY — Trial dates were yet to be set for six individuals in connection with indictments unsealed following their passage as true bills by a Highland County Circuit Court grand jury Sept. More...

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Wes Maupin, center, zone governor of Highland County Ruritan clubs, presents a check for $7,400 to Teresa Blum, Highland Elementary School principal, as Dr. Thomas Schott, superintendent, looks on. More...

BCPS announce weather routes

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County schools remind parents about inclement weather routes for this school year. During delayed openings and/or early dismissals, buses will not run on the following roads:  More...

Free business counseling offered

MONTEREY — For almost 16 years, The Highland Center and its partners have provided business counseling to residents looking to start or expand their business. More...

Medicare enrollment assistance available

MONTEREY — Medicare open enrollment is just around the corner and so is assistance in making choices. The open enrollment period is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. More...

Obituaries

MARVIN FRANKLIN PURSLEY

HOT SPRINGS — Marvin Franklin Pursley, 96, of 9540 Jackson River Turnpike, Hot Springs, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born Nov. More...

WILLIAM NICHOLAS BEVERAGE

RICHMOND — William Nicholas “Nicho” Beverage Jr., 58, of Richmond, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, after battling dementia for several years. Born on Aug. More...

AUDREY VIRGINIA COFFEY GARBER

STAUNTON — Audrey Virginia Coffey Garber, 80, wife of the late John L. Garber Jr. of 147 Pleasant View Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at her residence.  She was born Jan. More...

Home & Property

Local truck pullers win major event

MILLER’S TAVERN — Three Bath County residents have mastered the sport of power pulling and won their classes in a major competition in Miller’s Tavern last month.  More...

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Folks are carefully watching golden winged warblers, according to Sergio Harding, non-game bird conservation biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. More...

In brief ...

• Monday, Oct. 10, Highland County School Board experienced a first. Member Chris Amirault attended the board meeting remotely from out-of-state through videoconferencing. More...

Letters

Dominion pipeline would ruin mountain views

Editor, The Recorder,  I believe that construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline through the pristine wooded mountains of Bath County would be illegal under the federal Natural Gas Act. Here’s why.  More...

Trump sign destroyed at McDowell citizen’s home

Editor, The Recorder,  I had no intention of writing a letter during the remainder of the current political season but then, events intervened.  More...

Say no to Common Core education: Vote Trump

Editor, The Recorder,  The implementation of Common Core is ruining education in this country. More...


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