February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Planners to revisit zoning ordinance

MONTEREY — Last Wednesday, Jan. 25, county and town officials heard from nearly 35 people opposed to details of a proposed zoning ordinance update. More...

GJ returns 27 true bills

WARM SPRINGS – A woman once referred to by a prosecutor as “a one-woman crime wave” has been arrested again.  In January, a Bath County grand jury indicted Julia Sharp Kay on seven charges – two felony grand larcenies, an More...

Expert says pipeline karst plan bogus

MONTEREY — Toothless. A “feelsgood” document. More...

Bath doesn’t check applicant experience

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County doesn’t verify the work experience of people who apply for appointments to boards and commissions but, for the most part, that’s how surrounding counties do it, as well.  The issue arose after a citiz More...

Special Sections

Schools

Valley Elementary students visit State Capitol

HOT SPRINGS — A group of 25 Valley Elementary School students had the opportunity to see democracy in action during a day trip to the State Capitol in Richmond on Jan. 25.  During the trip, the students visited with Sen. More...

Sports

Chargers boys lose to Blues

HOT SPRINGS — Last Friday, the Chargers played the Parry McCluer Blues in tough games. Both JV and varsity boys lost their games — JV lost by 32, and varsity by 15.  More...

On Campus

FERRUM — Jessie O’Conner and the Ferrum College women’s basketball team split a pair of games last week.  The Bath County grad had four points, four rebounds and two assists in a 61-54 win over William Peace. More...

Rams split wins against Mustangs

MONTEREY — Earning a tough win at home last Friday against the visiting Eastern Montgomery Mustangs, the Ram varsity girls surged ahead 46-41 in the fourth quarter thanks to steady hands on the free throw line. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Jan. 22 — Sgt. Smith responded to a noise complaint on Terrace View Lane.  • Jan. 22 — Dep. McRoberts checked on a disabled vehicle on Sam Snead Highway.  • Jan. More...

Early Files

‘Dulling’ or ‘noosing’ suckers offers winter diversion, table fare

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 27, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 2, 1967

• The Navy will advertise on April 3 for contractors’ bids on construction of family housing units and other facilities at the Naval Radio Receiving Station at Sugar Grove, W.Va.  More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 31, 1992

• “I don’t like surprises early in the morning,” is the way Wayne Hiner puts it. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Stand up for your citizens

This is a fundamental responsibility of local governments: They must protect and defend the residents they serve. They have authority to give a powerful voice to those individuals who may not be heard at higher levels of government. More...

Pictorial

Most of the properties held under a VOF conservation easement proposed for diversion by Dominion is in Bath County, shown here in darker shades. More...

Breaking News - 2/8/2017 2:24 PM

Heads up on Route 39  Free Access 

SPILL ON ROUTE 39 IN BATH COUNTY REQUIRES DRIVERS TO USE CAUTION More...

Preservation Bath renews push for historic district

WARM SPRINGS — Preservation Bath would like to clear up some misinformation regarding a proposed national landmark historic district designation for Warm Springs and West Warm Springs — misinformation the group believes caused supervisors More...

HCHS sees jump in services

MONTEREY — Highland County Humane Society is looking forward to continuing its work of providing vital animal services as spring approaches.  HCHS president Corena Huffman reported intake rose from 197 animals in 2015 to 347 last year, wit More...

Test tap yields sweet harvest

HIGHTOWN — The new wave of colder air means good news for maple syrup producers.  Ronnie Moyers of Laurel Fork Sapsuckers on Allegheny Mountain was encouraged when he tested a tree after the weather shifted from unseasonably warm days and More...

Dominion could take resident’s driveway

MONTEREY – Confiscation of private property by pipeline company Dominion for its proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline was a complaint of a Bath County landowner this week.  More...

Millboro fire station project nearing completion

MILLBORO — Work on a $243,000 expansion of the Millboro fire station is nearing completion and the volunteer fire association is seeking donations to pay for the final phase; $180,000 has already been raised but the VFA needs another $42,500 to More...

Obituaries

FRANK EUGENE ‘SONNIE’ BEVERAGE

FISHERSVILLE — Frank Eugene “Sonnie” Beverage, 81, widower of Ionia Louvon Corbett Beverage, of Fishersville, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at his residence. More...

THOMAS ‘PAT’ PATRICK HANNON

STAUNTON — Thomas “Pat” Patrick Hannon, 48, husband of Teresa Marie Rader Hannon, of Staunton, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. He was born Nov. More...

PATRICIA VARNER MARSHALL

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Patricia Varner Marshall, 77, of Charlottesville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at her home.  She was born in Highland County on July 18, 1939, to the late Don and Ina Varner.  More...

Home & Property

Wedding

Reidy — Jones

HOT SPRINGS — Sarah Rebecca Reidy and Christopher Turner Jones were married in holy matrimony on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2016.  The ceremony was held at four o’clock in the afternoon at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hot Springs. More...

Wedding

Sarver — Etzel

RONCEVERTE, W.Va. — The marriage of Rachel Lee Sarver and Jake Etzel took place on Nov. 19, 2016 at Ronceverte Presbyterian Church, Ronceverte, at 3:30 p.m.  The Reverend Stephen H. Baldwin Jr. officiated.  More...

Reception for artist planned Sunday

MONTEREY — The Highland Country Arts Council’s February exhibit at the Highland County Public Library is a series paintings by artist, craftsman, and county supervisors chair David Blanchard.  The exhibit, titled “Works by Davi More...

Letters

Redington will be missed by Bath County residents

Editor, The Recorder,  The people love and respect Dr. Redington. He has had a very successful career for many years. Too bad the board of directors of our Bath Community Hospital don’t think so and have not been open with us.  More...

Proud to wear flag pins after this year’s election

Editor, The Recorder,  Well, it has been a few weeks since you have heard from The Earl of Strasburg, so I want you know I am very well since we have a leader in the White House. More...

Bath supervisors hard to provide county services

Editor, The Recorder,  For several months the same old song has been sung of wrongdoing by the current Bath County Board of Supervisors by a handful of disgruntled former supervisors and some people that may have been wrongly informed of what re More...


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