June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Bath farm gets historic listing

DEERFIELD — A Bath County farm has been honored with placement on the Virginia Landmarks Register. More...

Via Cancer Fund seeks donated auction items

HOT SPRINGS – Potential. There is a lot of potential for good things to happen when the Doris L. Via Cancer Fund holds an auction Saturday, Aug. More...

Cooling assistance available for Highland residents

MONTEREY — Beginning June 15, cooling assistance is available for eligible households. Cooling assistance provides for buying or repairing cooling equipment or payment for electricity to operate cooling equipment. More...

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The Jackson River’s banks filled after recent heavy rains. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Bath EDA establishes spending priorities

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Economic Development Authority approved a capital spending plan last Wednesday, the first such plan ever adopted by the EDA. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County School Board Monday, June 26 • 10 a.m. School Administration Building   More...

Sports

Moomaw Madness 2017 video highlights

Full Story

Ford, Racers off to 4-7 start

AKRON, Ohio — Jailyn Ford saw her first action with the Akron Racers in the National Pro Fastpitch League last week.  The Bath County native got a win in her first start in the circle, tossing 5.0 innings, allowing three hits and striking More...

Golf tournament attracts big names, celebrities

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has joined the growing list of celebrities that will play in the Pro-Am at The Greenbrier Classic on July 5.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County   • June 11 — Deputy Rexrode checked on some livestock in the roadway in Millboro.  • June 12 — Lt. More...

Early Files

Fair games light the midway

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 29, 2003 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and editor. The article was written by Crysta Stanton. More...

50 years ago

JUNE 22, 1967

• Stephen Galford, a 1967 graduate of Highland High School, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Galford of Monterey, has been selected as the recipient of the $500 scholarship granted annually by the Highland High School PTA. More...

25 years ago

JUNE 19, 1992

• Given 73 questions and more than 600 possible responses, what did Highland County residents agree to most frequently? More...

Opinions & Commentary

Feds need a summer mountain day

It was the last day of school. Highland High School students celebrated with a lazy day at Bolar springs pool, kicking off summer with a picnic and a swim. It’s a ritual of childhood around here. It’s a part of our culture. More...

Miller, father, soldier had storied past

Our Area Ancestors

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in a series of biographical sketches that chart the lives of Highland and Bath figures of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. More...

Fudge Street Café a hidden jewel

Dining Delights

COVINGTON – The next time you find yourself in Covington, and you’re hungry, do yourself a favor: Head to the Fudge Street Café for a meal. More...

Dominion sticks to proposed ACP route

BOLAR – Carrying banners, a resolute band of Atlantic Coast Pipeline protest marchers boldly set out across Bath County last weekend. More...

Pipeline astroturfing continues

MONTEREY – In a practice known as astroturfing, mail generated to influence approval of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline pours into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission every business day.  FERC has received more than 500 identical More...

Corrections

• In last week’s obituary for Laurie Altieri, close friends listed as surviving should have included Barbara Ann Boyd, Mary Lewis and Barbara Woodall.   More...

New radio tower to be up in about a month

MONTEREY — The Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee on Thursday, June 8, heard chair Harley Gardner report on construction updates for the public safety radio tower on Lantz Mountain.  More...

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The Burnsville United Methodist Church youth group met on Friday, June 16 for a monthly meeting with six children in attendance. More...

Monterey made wrong move, authority says

MONTEREY — Highland County Economic Development Authority members strongly denounced the town’s move to retain all 3 percent of its lodging tax hike to a 5 percent rate in town coffers instead of giving at least 1 percent to help pay for a position a More...

In brief

Bath County Local Emergency Planning Committee

• During Tuesday’s meeting of the Local Emergency Planning Committee, Bath County Emergency Services Coordinator Andy Seabolt discussed a Virginia State Animal Response Team summit on Aug. 18 and a two-day pet sheltering course Aug. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 5:08 PM

Margaret Ann Babcock  Free Access 

MONTEREY – Margaret Ann Babcock, 67, of Monterey passed away at her home Tuesday, June 27, 2017. She was born the youngest child of the late Henry Ame and Margaret Ann Taylor Babcock in Denver, Colo. on May 20, 1950.  More...

PATRICIA “PATSY” ANN BENNETT BLACK

COVINGTON — Patricia “Patsy” Ann Bennett Black, 57, of Covington died Friday, June 16, 2017 at her residence.  She was born June 19, 1959 in Alleghany County, the daughter of the late Marion Splawn Bennett and Annie Grace Heave More...

ROBERT LEE NEFF

MILLBORO — Robert Lee Neff, 82, of 592 Lawrence Lane, Millboro, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at his residence.  He was born Jan. 21, 1935 in Bath County, to the late John Richard and Mary Ella Wiseman Neff.  More...

Home & Property

Bath County gets $320,000 housing grant

HOT SPRINGS — On the footsteps of a regional housing summit in Hot Springs last month comes some good news for Bath County. Gov. More...

Reunion

Carpenter family

STAUNTON — The descendants of Joseph and Martha Carpenter held their 27th annual family reunion Sunday, June 11 at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton.  Dozens of family members from across the country got acquainted and reacquainted with cousins More...

Radio board welcomes two new directors

MARLINTON, W.Va. – The Pocahontas Communications Cooperative Corporation, the board of directors for Allegheny Mountain Radio, has welcomed two new board members this year — Cheryl Jonese and Josh Umar.  More...

Letters

Vote: Participation in democracy matters

Editor, The Recorder,  Our Democracy gives each of us a chance to make our voices heard, and to play a part in how our society functions. More...

Former BZA member explains disagreement

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to express my appreciation to Bruce McWilliams, former chairman of the Bath County Board of Supervisors, for affording me the opportunity to serve the county as a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals. More...

Doctor unfairly treated, support appreciated

Editor, The Recorder,  More...


Summer Guide 2017