October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Miller seeks Bath school board seat

WARM SPRINGS — Dr. Ellen Miller is seeking election to the Bath County School Board from Warm Springs District as a write-in candidate. Miller, 59, operates Valley Animal Hospital. More...

6 arrested after indictments

WARM SPRINGS – When the grand jury met in Bath Circuit Court Sept. 19, it indicted six people. More...

Burns hopes to be Millboro supervisor

WARM SPRINGS — Dreama Burns wants to be the next supervisor from Millboro District. Burns, a member of the Bath County School Board, has chosen to run for the board of supervisors in the Nov. 8 election. More...

Gilchrest hopes to return to Bath board

WARM SPRINGS — Cliff Gilchrest, who served on the Bath County Board of Supervisors representing Millboro District from 2004-08, is seeking to represent Millboro again. He is on the ballot for the seat in the Nov. 8 election. More...

Attorney readies for another term

MONTEREY — Melissa A. Dowd, 58, of Blue Grass, is serving her first term as Highland County commonwealth’s attorney. She also serves as Highland County attorney, Town of Monterey attorney and operates a private law practice in Monterey. More...

Grimm running for Bath school board seat

WARM SPRINGS — Rhonda Grimm is running for the Williamsville District seat on the Bath County School Board as a write-in candidate. Grimm, 41, lives in the Millboro area with her husband, Billy. The couple has one son. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, Oct. 11 — 7 p.m.District Court Room, Bath County Courthouse • Consider adopting Upper James River Basin Drought Preparedness and Response Plan. More...

Birth

Taylor Brooke Williams

MONTEREY — Heidi Simmons and Trey Williams, of Monterey, announce the birth of a daughter, Taylor Brooke Williams, on July 24, 2011. She weighed seven pounds, 6.7 ounces, and was 19 inches long. More...

In brief ...

Highland supervisors

• The Highland County Board ofSupervisors Oct. 4 voted to conducta public hearing Oct. More...

Ruritan Club to host debates

MILLBORO — The Millboro Ruritan Club will host debates for the candidates for the countywide offices of treasurer and sheriff and a debate for the Millboro and Williamsville district seats on the board of supervisors. More...

Special Sections

Schools

No drugs found in BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — No drugs were found in a search conducted at Bath County High School Sept. 28, Sheriff R.L. Norfleet said. More...

BCHS students join ‘Fields of Faith’ this Wednesday

WARM SPRINGS – Students from Bath County High School will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across America on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. More...

In brief ...

Bath School Board

• Several winter coaching assignmentswere approved by the Bath CountySchool Board Tuesday. More...

Sports

Highland’s golf season ends

HOT SPRINGS – The Region C golf tournament was held Monday at The Homestead’s Lower Cascades course. Temperatures in the mid-40s and a light drizzle made for a long day at the course, not to mention the tough pins and fast greens. More...

Not so happy homecoming for Chargers

Six turnovers doom for Bath County football team

HOT SPRINGS — Following an open date Sept. 23, the Bath County Chargers were back on the field Friday night for their homecoming game against the Pocahontas County Warriors. More...

Chargers lose five-setter to James River

BUCHANAN — The Bath County High School volleyball team traveled to James River High School last Thursday and dropped a tough five-setter. More...

Early Files

Photo

Jan Bogan of Mechanicsville, Md. More...

New Millboro sewing industry now employing 29 workers

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 14, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

October 9, 1986

• The need for a site for the proposed Millboro Elementary School was once again before the Bath County School Board at its regular meeting on Tuesday night. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Welcome some help for tough choices

Nov. 8 is a day that will shape the path Bath and Highland will take for the next four years. General elections will be held that day, and voters in the two counties will choose from several candidates for local offices. More...

Pictorial

Fun fall creations like these pumpkins at the Williams house in Ashwood are one tribute to this stunning time of year in the mountains. More...

Poem inspired by Jacob Hevener

A Highland Burial

Autumn’s first gold, an inheritanceOr birthright, touches the early leaves.We wait for the burial of an old friend.Far below, the valley is quiet- a crowCalls from the woods, and it begins.We remember Jacob, lean and weathered,Like a locust pos More...

Board quizzed on its decisions

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors heard a laundry list of suggestions, and a complaint, from a resident Tuesday over what she described as a county spending impropriety. More...

Man found guilty in beating case

MONTEREY — In what was termed the most emotional local criminal trial in recent memory, Highland County Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin Jr. found a Monterey man guilty of a class-six felony last Friday, Sept. 30. More...

Bacova residents urged to be ‘squeaky wheel’

HOT SPRINGS — When residents of Bacova gathered last Thursday at the Hot Springs Fire Department, they expressed many of the same concerns they did at a meeting held by the U.S. Postal Service Sept. More...

Bath administrator Johnson retires

WARM SPRINGS — Bonnie Johnson may have retired as Bath County administrator Friday, but that doesn’t mean she won’t be busy. In leaving the post she has held since August 2006, Johnson said the time was right for her to step away. More...

Photo

Workers for Plecker Construction Co. of Staunton work on the $423,850 Monterey sidewalk-bike path construction project at the corner of West Main Street and Myers-Moon Road. More...

Highland Center hosts happenings

MONTEREY — Cooler temperatures and changing colors – fall is upon us, which means it’s time for Highland County’s Hands and Harvest Festival, held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9. More...

Photo

Amanda Shifflett and Mitchell Stinespring were crowned as Bath County High School Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the BCHS football game Friday night. (Recorder photo by Joseph Haney) More...

Photo

Thanks to a group effort on the part of the Monterey Garden Club, the flowers at the Highland County Courthouse this summer were spectacular. More...

Dunnagan runs as write-in for Valley Springs supervisor

ASHWOOD – Ronnie Dunnagan announced this week that he is running as a write-in candidate for the Valley Springs district seat on the Bath County Board of Supervisors. More...

Library Notes

• Come visit our annual used book sale this weekend, Oct. 7-9. We’re working hard this week getting thousands and thousands of books ready for your shopping pleasure. We’ve sorted them into categories to make browsing easier. More...

PBS to film in Bath this weekend

WARM SPRINGS – Are you ready for a “Road Trip to History”? This weekend, Bath County will play a starring role in the PBS documentary series. More...

Dogs deemed dangerous

WARM SPRINGS – About 1 a.m., Sept. 12, Rocky Malcolm and his wife Crystal were awakened by a loud ruckus in their yard. It was the sound of dogs fighting. More...

VFW post hosting health outreach

HOT SPRINGS — The Department of Veterans Affairs Salem Medical Center will hold an outreach event at VFW Post 4204 Oct. 12 from 6-8 p.m. Post 4204 is located at 306 Ashwood Drive. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Roberts  Free Access 

JOSEPH ‘JOEY’ ANDERSON ROBERTS  BURNSVILLE — Joseph “Joey” Anderson Roberts More...

Mary Louise New Carpenter

ROANOKE — Mary Louise New Carpenter, 88, of Roanoke, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at Friendship Manor Retirement Community in Roanoke. She was born Nov. More...

Claire B. Mawdsley

SOMERSET — Claire B. Mawdsley, 21, was killed in an automobile accident Sept. 25. She was the beloved daughter of Chris and Paige Mawdsley of Somerset, and the granddaughter of Jeannie and Ben Layman of Hot Springs. More...

Home & Property

New animal policy at BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — Effective Friday, animals other than those used for service of a person with disabilities will not be allowed on Bath County High School grounds during school-sponsored events unless prior permission is granted by the school admin More...

Library to host Civil War program

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library will present “Jefferson Davis before the Civil War,” the third program in a series celebrating the sesquicentennial of the war, Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. More...

Apple Day slated for Douthat State Park Oct. 8

MILLBORO — Enjoy crisp mountain air and changing leaves this weekend at Douthat State Park during “Apple Day: A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage” Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the beach complex. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Sept. 28 — Major Richard D. Chestnut and Dep. Jeremy S. Cutlip served an arrest warrant. • Sept. 28 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver transported an individual to Alleghany Regional Jail. • Sept. More...

Letters

Leader needed for Thanksgiving Dinner

Editor, The Recorder, Our annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Hot Springs Fire Department, which has been enjoyed by so many people for so many years, will come to an end unless someone steps forward to take on the task as a leader. More...

Highland landowners clarify statement in letter

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Local soldier coming home this week

Editor, The Recorder, Hello from Afghanistan! I was complaining yesterday to myself about the conditions and a bad cough and spitting up blood. I’ll get checked out by the doctor when I get home for leave over the next two weeks. More...


Buyer's Guide

Fall Guide