November 10, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

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Tuesday had the best turnout Wilson’s Mill Precinct chief election officer Susan Applegate said she has experienced in all her years of service. More...

Bath sheriff offers help for holiday blues

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker said his office is ready to help anyone suffering from depression and especially those thinking about harming themselves. More...

Bath Co. supervisors seek candidates for appointment

WARM SPRINGS — Due to the resignation of supervisor Matt Ratcliffe, the Bath County Board of Supervisors is seeking candidates from the Warm Springs District for an appointment to the position.  County attorney Michael Collins provided leg More...

Correction

In last week’s Recorder, Halloween costume winners at Highland schools were incorrectly named. More...

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Poll workers in Bath and Highland worked long hours Tuesday, helping voters understand the process to cast their ballots. More...

Bath supervisors reverse visitor center decision

WARM SPRINGS — Responding to intense public pressure, the Bath County Board of Supervisors reversed its Sept. 13 vote to scrap a proposal for a visitor/community center at county-owned property in Mitchelltown.  More...

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Cleek Schrey, Natali Haas, and Yann Falquet performed traditional Irish music at Garth Newel Music Center Friday night. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief...

Highland County School Board

• Monday, the Highland County School Board approved a new school year calendar for 2017- 18 with input from parents and staff. Classes will begin Aug. 21; Christmas break will last a week with classes resuming Jan. More...

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First-graders from Valley Elementary School visited the Hot Springs Fire Department last Monday for fire safety training. More...

Sports

Chargers defiant, but Blues roll, 59-6

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County High School Chargers football squad ran into a buzzsaw when the powerhouse Parry McCluer Blues came storming onto Carl F. Williams Field Friday night. More...

Pink Night fundraiser set

MONTEREY — Who do you wear pink for? Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. More...

Pigskin Report

NEW ORLEANS — The professional football career of John Phillips took yet another turn last week. The Bath County native, who had a oneyear contract with Denver, was released by the Broncos on Saturday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County  • Oct. 26 — Received report of domestic animal complaint, Jackson River Road.  • Oct. 26 — Officers responded to domestic situation, Big Valley Road.  • Oct. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Oct. 23 — Deputy Colaw responded to a dispute on Deerfield Road.  • Oct. 23 — Deputy Bryan IV and Major Bryan responded to a dispute at an Ashwood residence.  • Oct. More...

Letters

Lodging, dining group should be consulted

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Clare Collins, chairman of the Bath County Board of Supervisors, and shared with The Recorder. Ms. More...

Do not let dream of self-government fail

Editor, The Recorder,  Over 250 years ago, two intellectual giants advanced contrary notions about the nature of man. More...

Still fighting pipelines after hundreds of days

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Simple Sunday walk brings blessings

Party of One

I am thrilled to be walking in the woods again!   In the past two weeks, I’ve been out there almost every day, huffing along for 35-45 minutes. The weather is positively gorgeous! More...

Stone walls, and deaf ears?

“Is it possible to shift our focus to the future of Bath County and leave the past alone? This vengeance and anger for people is not doing anyone any good. More...

Pictorial

Among some of the oldest voters in Highland County, Dolores and Francis Fenn, both in their 90s, walked handin hand to the Monterey firehouse Tuesday to cast their ballots. More...

Supervisor resigns due to death threats

Special election sought

WARM SPRINGS — Former Bath County supervisor Matt Ratcliffe submitted his resignation to the county administrator’s office last Friday morning.  Ratcliffe declined to comment when asked by The Recorder, but wrote on Facebook that he More...

Goal reached for AMR’s ‘Bluebeard’

MONTEREY — For those who have patiently waited to see the results of the Dye the DJ Challenge, look no further than the Allegheny Mountain Radio Facebook page to see the before and after pictures of Scott Smith’s now “powder blue&rd More...

Christmas Mother update

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Christmas Mother committees have met and are in the process of getting everything ready for distribution day on Dec. More...

Local logger killed in work site accident

HOT SPRINGS — At about 8:45 a.m. More...

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Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, Monterey Town Council thanked Vernon Woodell, CEO of First and Citizens Bank, for reporting about plans for a new time-and-temperature sign for the new owner, Summit Community Bank.   More...

Bath citizens pressure supervisors for answers

WARM SPRINGS — On Tuesday, citizens continued to question Bath County supervisors on the elimination of the position of director of tourism and economic development.  Liz Knapp said the board had failed to provide adequate answers. More...

Trump sweeps Bath, Highland

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Presidential candidate Donald Trump took both counties Tuesday. Trump carried Highland with 958 votes, or 68.87 percent over Hillary Clinton’s 371 votes, or 26.67 percent, according to unofficial results. More...

Obituaries

DOUGLAS WAYNE PROPST

HOT SPRINGS — Douglas Wayne Propst, 49, of Hot Springs, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke.  He was born Aug. More...

HUNTER WELDON GUTSHALL

VERONA — Hunter Weldon Gutshall, 92, of Verona and formerly of Chesterfield County and Perry, Fla., passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.  He was born Feb. 22, 1924 in Highland County to the late John and Hazel Woods Gutshall.  More...

DOROTHY LEE STEWART

HOT SPRINGS — Dorothy Lee Stewart, 84, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 at Hot Springs.  She was born July 12, 1932 in Hot Springs, the daughter of the late Harry Washington Stewart and Marie Kindle Wilson Stewart.  More...

Home & Property

Bath Thanksgiving feast almost on the table

HOT SPRINGS – It’s on!  The Bath County community Thanksgiving feast will load the tables and fill the chairs at the Hot Springs firehouse on Thursday, Nov. 24. The feast starts at noon, and those who know will be there early. More...

Health insurance Marketplace enrollment open

MONTEREY — Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is here. It began Tuesday, Nov. 1 and ends Jan. 31, 2017. More...

Packing party, dinner held for Operation Christmas Child

HOT SPRINGS — Area churches and community members are invited to a special Operation Christmas Child event on Sunday, Nov. More...

Early Files

Grandma wows ‘em at jamboree

Editor’s note: The following article was first published Nov. 1, 1991. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and editor.   More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 10, 1966

• Highland County’s school board approved a request from the Highland County Education Association Monday which will allow teachers to earn one and one-quarter days of additional sick leave per contract month to a total of 60 days. More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBER 8, 1991

• The Bath County Commonwealth’s Attorney spent the past weeks on a whirlwind campaign, 22,000 miles in all. More...


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