September 22, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Two banned from Bath

WARM SPRINGS – Two men who dared to drive through Bath with illegal items in their possession were convicted in Bath Circuit Court Monday. Both were told never to return. More...

Man snorts meth next to courthouse, gets arrested

MONTEREY — An incident this week suggests drug users are becoming fearless. More...

Star Party set for Friday

MONTEREY — Eight astronomers from the Charlottesville Astronomical Society will bring their telescopes to Monterey Friday to enjoy Highland’s dark sky and share their knowledge and equipment with the public. More...

Grand jury returns 19 sealed bills

MONTEREY — Tuesday, a Highland County Circuit Court Grand Jury returned 19 sealed indictments following two hours of deliberation with Judge John Wetsel Jr. presiding. Separate trials were set for Oct. 17 for two Monterey men on drug charges. More...

Pipeline construction company hired

RICHMOND – Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC, which has proposed a 600-mile natural gas transmission pipeline, announced Wednesday it has signed a construction contract with Spring Ridge Constructors LLC, a joint venture of natural gas pipeline const More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers fall to Pendleton on homecoming

HOT SPRINGS — The Chargers hosted the Pendleton County Wildcats on Friday for their 2016 homecoming game. The Wildcats took an early lead and made it stand for a 40-12 win over the Chargers. More...

Chargers come up short against Craig

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger volleyball team was at home on Tuesday, opening district play against the Craig County Rockets. The Chargers fell 3-0. More...

Jailyn Ford’s jersey retired

HOT SPRINGS — Jailyn Ford put Bath County softball on the map. In 2011, she led the Charger softball team to the school’s first state championship in a female sport — ever. More...

Home & Property

EDA chair: Speyside displeased with county’s action

WARM SPRINGS — The general manager of a bourbon barrel company bringing 30 jobs to Bath County provided harsh comments about the Bath County Board of Supervisors’ decision to eliminate the position of director of tourism and economic deve More...

LEPC gets good news on shelter money

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County emergency services coordinator Andy Seabolt had some good news for the Local Emergency Planning Committee Tuesday — the Virginia Department of Emergency Management awarded a $25,000 grant to Bath County for emer More...

In brief ...

Highland County Economic Development Authority

• Monday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority thanked Josh Umar of The Highland Center for work on the resident attraction program. More...

Letters

Building a wall on U.S. border will not work

Editor, The Recorder, In the Sept. More...

Bath County supervisor responds to criticism

Editor, The Recorder, In response to concerns from the action last Tuesday (Sept. 13, board of supervisors’ meeting), I would like to make a few comments. More...

Tourism director cared about Bath community

Editor, The Recorder, I no longer live in Bath County for a couple of reasons. First reason is the lack — the lack of businesses that allow me to live the life I want to live, i.e., restaurants, grocery stores, entertainment. More...

Breaking News - 7:37 AM

Supervisor charged with 6 felonies

WARM SPRINGS – Williamsville district supervisor Stuart Hall surrendered to the Bath County Sheriff’s Office about 10 a.m. Thursday. Hall was slated for arrest on an indictment by the Bath County grand jury handed down Monday. More...

Bath County board decisions draw fire

County attorney resigns; community rallies to action

MILLBORO — Shock waves reverberated through Bath County this week following county supervisors’ decision last week which eliminated a key tourism position, cut funding to the chamber of commerce, and axed plans for a Mitchelltown visitors More...

Supervisor indicted

WARM SPRINGS – Williamsville district supervisor Stuart Hall was indicted Monday by a Bath County grand jury. More...

Citizen groups blast feds’ pipeline opinion

MONTEREY — Are new jumbo pipelines necessary? The answer comes down to whether you care. If so, how much fossil fuel or renewable energy, or both, will be needed to turn on your lights? More...

Bath citizen seeks closed meeting information

WARM SPRINGS — A Williamsville man has filed a Freedom of Information Act request and appeal to obtain information from the closed meeting held by the Bath County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 13. In response to a Sept. More...

Bath tourism office gets regional award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — On Sept. More...

Obituaries

HALLIE HINER HARRIS

RICHMOND — Hallie Hiner Harris, 86, of Richmond, and formerly Mechanicsville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mrs. More...

HEINZ PETER BRUNNER

WALLISELLEN, SWITZERLAND — Heinz Peter Brunner, 59, died in his home on Sept. 20, 2016, in Wallisellen, Switzerland. More...

MARGARET WISEMAN LANDES

STAUNTON — Margaret Wiseman Landes, 88, widow of Jesse E. Landes, and formerly of Waynesboro, died Sept. 12, 2016 at Brookdale in Staunton. Born on Aug. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Sept. 11 — Deputy Bryan IV performed a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway. • Sept. 11 — Bryan IV and Deputy Colaw performed a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway. • Sept. More...

Early Files

Bobcat defense sparks league win

Editor’s note: The following article was first published Sept. 20, 1991. P. Lea Campbell was editor and publisher. GREEN BANK, W.Va. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 22, 1966

• Four Monterey youths were fined $100 and costs, with $50 of each fine suspended for one year, and given 30-day suspended jail sentences for killing a deer out of season by use of a flashlight and gun. More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 20, 1991

• Bath County and a coalition of 38 other school systems in Virginia decided Tuesday that they will file suit against the state for failing to distribute education funds equitably. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Your presence requested

We’ve heard elected officials called plenty of names over the years, but in one 48-hour period last week, the pejorative terms tossed out at Bath County supervisors were voluminous. More...

Pictorial

If you’re looking for an excellent role model for your children around here, look no further than Jailyn Ford. Athletes who excel are often said to have innate talent, perhaps good genes. More...


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