December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

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Dr. Jim Redington of Hot Springs went flying with his friend Jim White a few weeks ago and the pair located the wreckage of the plane that crashed in the area Oct. 7. More...

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The food committee of the Bath County Christmas Mother program worked long hours at Hot Springs Presbyterian Church to get all the food ready for distribution day. More...

Perdue appointed as Bath supervisor

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint former supervisor Bart Perdue as an interim county supervisor for the Warm Springs district.  The appointment was made to fill the vacancy created las 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...

Bell named vice chair of youth commission

STAUNTON — Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell has been elected vice chairman of the Virginia Commission on Youth.  Sen. Barbara Favola was elected chair.  More...

Pipeline plan can’t move ahead, SELC contends

MONTEREY — Unessential and non-compliant. The Southern Environmental Law Center is using these terms to argue the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline cannot be built as proposed. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath County Winter Bands Concert Highlights, Part 1  Free Access 

The Bath County High School Band performs during the Wintewr Bands concert on December 15 at Bath County High School. More...

Sports

Three-pointers rain on Rams

MONTEREY — United Christian Academy’s three-point shooting was too much for both Highland varsity basketball teams Tuesday evening as the Crusaders took the game 54-23 against the girls and defeated the boys 72-32.  More...

Warriors waylay BCHS in rout

HOT SPRINGS — The Pocahontas County High School Warriors under veteran head coach Tim McClung visited Hot Springs Monday for a game against the hosting Bath County Chargers.  The Warriors field a strong squad this season and defeated AA Li More...

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The Chargers traveled to Pocahontas County on Monday to challenge the perennial powerhouse Warriors. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Nov. 17 — Dep. McRoberts and Dep. Randozzo responded to a report of a domestic dispute in Millboro.  • Nov. 28 — Capt. More...

Early Files

18-month collection process begins with dam dedication

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 18, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

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Out of control United States federal government spending is not a recent phenomenon. This political cartoon appeared in The Recorder’s June 26, 1953 edition. More...

50 years ago

DECEMBER 15, 1966

• Tuesday’s snowfall, which began around 7 a.m., dropped six inches on Monterey and most of the Highland County area. The fall here, however, was much lighter than in the more eastern sections of the Shenandoah Valley. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Housekeeping can be fun … sort of

Party of One

Through no fault of my own – at least that I know of – I have lost two housekeepers in about a year.   The first was fast and wonderful; she was my “house husband.” She could do anything! More...

A day I will never forget

Memory Lane

MONTEREY — As I turned 91 years old on Dec. 17, I vividly remembered my 16th birthday. It was 1941, and it was a cold and sunny Sunday in Mill Gap.   My mother ran a farm and a boarding house. More...

80 Confederate soldiers rest in Highland’s future park

Half-Pint

MONTEREY — Recently, a team of geologists began surveying the field in Monterey that will become part of Highland’s future town park with ground penetrating radar.   More...

Club marks 65 years of service in Millboro

MILLBORO — The Millboro Ruritan Club held a special holiday dinner Monday to celebrate the group’s 65th anniversary. More...

Burglary, drug cases heard in Bath court

WARM SPRINGS – The fourth defendant in two grand larceny and breaking and entering incidents appeared in Bath County Circuit Court Tuesday. More...

Circuit court tries two cases

MONTEREY — Monday, Highland County Circuit Court interim Judge John E. Wetsel tried and sentenced two Franklin, W.Va., residents on unrelated charges.  More...

BARC returns $750,000 in capital payments

MILLBORO — Patronage capital payments totaling $750,000 were issued today, Thursday, to BARC customer-owners.  This amount is 36 percent, or $200,000, higher than what was issued in 2015.  The checks were mailed to customers living in More...

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Members of the Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church hosted a holiday luncheon for area seniors on Tuesday. More...

Hearing on board petitions scheduled for Jan. 10

WARM SPRINGS — Three Bath County supervisors under petitions for removal will hire a Christiansburg attorney to represent them.  More...

In brief ...

• The Bath County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an updated county trash ordinance Monday. County planner Sherry Ryder explained the updated ordinance is necessary because the old one was deemed unenforceable. More...

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Hot Springs Garden Club put wreaths together for the Bath County Courthouse and Warm Springs Presbyterian Church recently. More...

AMI applications due Feb. 1

STAUNTON – Those interested in improving the food system have until Feb. 1 to submit applications for the Allegheny Mountain Institute fellowship. More...

Obituaries

ROBERT E. COOK

WEST RIVER, Md. — Robert “Bob” E. Cook, 88, widower of Phyllis Virginia Bowers Cook of West River, passed away Wednesday, Dec. More...

JEANNE HUNTER TANNER MAUZY

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jeanne Hunter Tanner Mauzy, 71, of Orlando, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. She was born on July 28, 1945 in Charlottesville, Va., the daughter of the late Charles Hunter and Ruth Sampson Tanner of Stanardsville, Va. More...

SIDNEY ‘JUNE’ LOWRY JR.

MILL GAP — Sidney “June” Lowry Jr., 92, widower of Jessie Patterson Gilmore Lowry of Upper Back Creek Road, Mill Gap, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at The Springs Nursing Center. More...

Home & Property

Oysters, hams and pies a club treat

Laura Lynn Batelli stood by the desserts. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Local Farm Bureau representatives participate in state convention

HOT SPRINGS — Matthew Blagg, Michael Sponaugle, and Roy Gutshall of the Highland-Bath Farm Bureau were among 275 delegates who helped formulate legislative policies during the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation annual convention. More...

Work to end childhood hunger

RICHMOND — The holiday season is upon us and many of us are looking forward to sharing time with our friends and family, giving thanks around tables filled with food. More...

Letters

Eden church shipped 35 boxes to soldiers

Editor, The Recorder,  We would like to express our sincere thanks for the kindness shown to our daughter Capt. Jessica Young, and to her military unit that is serving in Afghanistan with the “Task Force Gunfighters.”  More...

Don’t believe hype about Dominion’s pipeline jobs

Editor, The Recorder,  Recently, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline held a jobs expo in our area in order to recruit temporary workers and service providers to build their proposed pipeline. More...


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