August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Inn restaurant reopens afresh

MONTEREY — The Highland Inn kitchen is open with a new name, new chef, and new menu. The Restaurant at the Highland Inn has been fully open only since early August, but the word is spreading. More...

EDA focusing on workforce issues

WARM SPRINGS — The adage, “It’s hard to find good help,” appears to be a truism in Bath County. More...

Conviction set aside, new plea entered by Kincaid

WARM SPRINGS – In May 2015, Judge Humes Franklin sentenced Dustin Kincaid to five years in the penitentiary, as well as hefty fines, on two felony drug convictions. More...

Radio stations gear up for football season, fairs

MONTEREY – It’s hard to believe school is already back in session this week, but that also means football season is not far away. More...

BZA approves variance for landowner

WARM SPRINGS – The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals granted a variance for lot size requirements and tabled another regarding the subdivision waiting period during its meeting on Monday. More...

Blue Grass Ruritans host cruise-in

BLUE GRASS — The Blue Grass Ruritan Club sponsored its first annual Cruise-In recently. Roy Lee Harper, son of club members Henry and Sharon Harper, helped organize the event. More...

Bell files legislation to expand hate crime status

STAUNTON – Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell has announced he has filed legislation for the 2017 session that would expand Virginia hate crime laws to include police, firefighters, and EMS personnel. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Attendance up at HCPS

MONTEREY — Enrollment is up from last year at Highland County Public Schools, according to first-day head count Monday. Schools reported 215 students were present Monday, breaking a trend of below 200 enrollment for the last several years. More...

Photos

Teachers Joyce Ralston and Lee Beasley stood together before Monday’s first bell. More...

Sports

Numbers down, but Chargers hopeful

HOT SPRINGS — One of the biggest issues facing the Charger football team this year is low numbers. The team lost seven seniors from last year, and a number of players elected not to return for various reasons. More...

Fry ties for 1st at East Mont golf match

ELLISTON — The Charger golf team was on the road Tuesday, traveling to the Auburn Hills Golf Course for a match with Covington, Parry McCluer, Craig County and hosts Eastern Montgomery. More...

Old Course in Bath proves challenging in golf opener

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger golf team got its season underway last Thursday at The Homestead’s Old Course, facing players from Covington and Alleghany high schools. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Aug. 7 — Dep. McRoberts responded to assist Homestead security. • Aug. 7 — McRoberts responded to a report of horses in the roadway in Hot Springs. • Aug. 7 — Dep. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County • Aug. 9 — Officer responded to security alarm, Jackson River Road. • Aug. 10 — Officer responded to disturbance, Potomac River Road. • Aug. 11 — Received domestic animal complaint, Doe Hill Road. More...

Letters

‘Headed in wrong direction’ poll is misinterpreted

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to thank Wes Maupin, author of the letter “America not headed in ‘wrong’ direction” (July 28 Recorder), for his effort to inform, with facts, the 78 percent of Americans who believe the count More...

Bear Camp, Goodall family property, a special place

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Meals, lodging taxes net solid results in Bath Co.

Editor, The Recorder, I am writing in response to your article, “Homestead boss blasts taxes,” in the Aug. 11 edition. Mr. More...

Dominion seeks to address delays on ACP gas pipeline

MONTEREY – Confronting its second startup hitch in five months, Dominion is asking contractors whether they can speed up construction if and when feds signal a green light for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Schools are back in session

Brielle Ruckman entered the school campus to join her fellow preschoolers at Highland Elementary School. See more photos page 20. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

2-vehicle accident claims one life; injures another

WARM SPRINGS – Dr. Bernard Tabatznik, 89, of Monterey, was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon. Virginia State Police Master Trooper M.A. Elliott is investigating the accident, which occurred on Aug. 14 at 1:46 p.m. on U.S. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Economic Development Authority

• Monday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority voted to pay $100 to provide lunch for community college and other state officials who will visit the county Monday, Aug. 22, to look at the IMADE3D operation. More...

Bath library has programs for toddlers and teens

WARM SPRINGS – Bath County Public Library has announced its fall programming schedule beginning today, Aug. 18. The Lego group will meet from 4-5 p.m. in the Craven Room. Bring Legos, or share with the group. More...

Blue Grass festival fun for all in spite of heat

Top: Melissa and the Growlers kept the crowd dancing with a mix of funk and soul. More...

Have a barn? Adopt a cat

MONTEREY — Who would want a barn cat? “Who wouldn’t?” laughed Highland County Humane Society president Corena Huffman. More...

Bath LEPC re-starting volunteer outreach

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Local Emergency Planning Committee is developing a community outreach plan to identify organizations that can assist with disaster relief. The goal is to incorporate those groups into a coordinated response plan. More...

Obituaries

DELORIS D. JONES

McDOWELL — Deloris Drinnon Jones, 77, wife of Joseph “Joe” Hollis Jones of McDowell, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 at Pendleton Manor, Franklin, W.Va. She was born Oct. 18, 1938 in Eloy, Ariz., a daughter of the late Charles M. More...

EVA MAE REXRODE

COVINGTON — Eva Mae Puffenbarger Rexrode, 82, of 201 Clearwater Drive, Covington, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 at LewisGale Alleghany in Low Moor. She was born Feb. More...

PATRICIA JO MORGAN

APOPKA, Fla. — Patricia “Trisha” Jo Morgan, 57, of Apopka, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 17, 1958, in Los Angeles, Calif., she was the eldest daughter of Dr. More...

Home & Property

Reunion

The Bath County High School Class of 1984 held its 32-year class reunion in July. More...

Woodzell family

MOUNTAIN GROVE — The 33rd annual Woodzell family reunion was held Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Bath County Pumped Storage Station Recreation Area in Mountain Grove. More...

Virginia Treasury to publish names of unclaimed property owners

RICHMOND – Starting in mid-August, Virginians should be on the lookout for special inserts in newspapers, listing individuals and businesses that have money, stock and tangible property being held by Virginia Department of the Treasury’s More...

Early Files

Photo

The coaches in charge of training the Bath County Chargers football team for the 1981 season are (l-r): Rick Tufare, Harvey Eye, Head Coach Marek Weiss, Doug Harvey and Luke Hurley. More...

52-year-old Mitchelltown church congregation gets first parsonage

Editor’s note: The following article was first printed in the Thursday, Aug. 6, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 18, 1966

• Five persons suffered lacerations and bruises in a two-vehicle collision on Route 637, two miles south of Hightown Sunday at 11:10 a.m. A 13-year-old, of Hightown, required 30 to 40 stitches to close multiple cuts about his face and head. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Simple farmer’s fayre a great Austrian tradition

Camp Cookin’

MONTEREY – An American Heuriger: Way back, about the time the American colonies were winning independence from Britain, far away in Central Europe Austrian Emperor Joseph II granted vintners the right on their property to sell their wine to cus More...

Speed is last thing we need

When it comes to a massive $5 billion project affecting thousands of people and thousands of acres of land in four states, does anyone think it’s a good idea to attempt quick construction? More...

Pictorial

John Cobb Jr. of Ireland, W.Va., captured this photo of 42-inch pipe being moved along Interstate 79 near Weston. More...


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