October 13, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Good news for Williamsville P.O.?

RICHMOND — Although no final decision has been made yet, the Williamsville Post Office could be removed from a U.S. Postal Service list for possible closure. More...

Indictment handed down

WARM SPRINGS — A Bath County Grand Jury handed down an indictment against Ronnie M. Liptrap Jr. of Warm Springs Sept. 19 on a felony charge of malicious wounding. According to Trooper T.A. More...

Photos

A Hands and Harvest festival tradition, the ever-popular SPCA sweater sale in The Highland Center attracted dozens of happy shoppers over the weekend. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Highland County Supervisors Oct. 11 conducted a lengthy behind closed doors meeting lasting one hour and 25 minutes to discuss potential litigation. More...

Bath to pay ‘fair share’ toward regional library

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County supervisors say the county has been paying more than its fair share to the Rockbridge Regional Library system. After Tuesday, that will end. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• A letter will be sent to Rep. Bob Goodlatte and aresolution drafted opposing the potential closingof the Bacova Post Office. The post office is on a listof facilities being studied by the U.S. More...

Career fair slated at BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School and The Homestead have partnered to host the Career Exploration Fair. The event will take place at BCHS Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

Photo

The moon rises over Jack Mountain as fall colors approached their peak this weekend. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Trees seeks re-election as Warm Springs supervisor

WARM SPRINGS — Jon Trees has served two terms on the Bath County Board of Supervisors from Warm Springs District, and would like to serve a third. Trees, 62, of Mountain Grove, has lived in Bath County since 1981. More...

Tourism plan goes to EDA

MONTEREY — The Highland County Economic Development Authority Oct. 12 got its first glimpse of a newly developed blueprint to bolster local tourism. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• The board learned the statedepartment of education has awardedthe school system a $7,251 equipmentassistance grant to replace a 30-yearold cafeteria steam-serving table inthe el More...

Good News from Highland High School

Editor’s note: The following highlights have been submitted by the faculty and staff at Highland High School. If you feel something has been overlooked, contact principal April Goff at the high school. More...

Sports

Chargers fall short against Covington

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers began Pioneer District play Friday night by hosting the Covington Cougars. Despite a hard fought game, errors by the Chargers and an inadvertent whistle by the officials added up to a 22-19 loss for Bath. More...

Highland drops two in volleyball action

MONTEREY – The Highland volleyball team dropped two matches last week, falling to Moorefield last Wednesday and Bath last Thursday. More...

Photo

Tripp Fitzgerald enjoys the Bath-Covington football game Friday night. (Recorder photo by Joseph Haney) More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Oct. 3 — Sergeant James W. Bryan and Deputy Robert W. Plecker responded to a report of a suspicious person brandishing a firearm in Hot Springs. • Oct. More...

Letters

Wagner recommended for role of county sheriff

Editor, The Recorder I would like to respectfully recommend Bill Wagner for the office of Highland County Sheriff. More...

Reader stresses ‘importance of our community calendar’

Editor, The Recorder, I chose my subject line with care — it (the calendar page) is just that for so many of us. We want to know what is going on in “our community” and The Recorder is the place we rely on for that news. More...

BCHS student showing impressive, important

Editor, The Recorder, I am really impressed that nearly 40 students of Bath County High School turned out for Friends of Rachel this year. More...

Club marks 60 years in service

MILLBORO — Since Dec. 19, 1951, the Millboro Ruritan Club has provided untold services — and remains a driving force six decades later, looking for new members. More...

Accident claims life of Bath student

WILLIAMSVILLE — Joseph A. “Joey” Roberts, 15, was killed in a crash on Route 609 (Dry Run Road) early Saturday morning. More...

Highland schools ranked highest

RICHMOND. — Highland County Public Schools rank No. 1 statewide with a 100 percent graduation rate compared to a state average of 87 percent of students in the class of 2011 graduated after four years of high school. More...

Heritage Fest a gorgeous good time

WARM SPRINGS – Mary Hodges and the Old Dairy Heritage Festival crew tended to countless details during the past weeks to assure the events went smoothly. More...

Families celebrate learning success

MONTEREY — Highland County’s education system could serve as a role model for rural Virginia, State Del. Dickie Bell told a gathering of parents, students and educators Sept. 29 in the elementary school. More...

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Highland middle school teacher Ginny Neil shows school board chair Kirk Billingsley the sixth grade science project — a trout tank newly loaded with eggs provided by the Virginia Department of More...

Corrections

• In last week’s Recorder, LuAnne and Keith Scott were described as the owners of Mill Gap Supply. Mrs. Scott is the sole owner of the store. More...

Photos

Naturalist Brian LaFountain performs the closing narration for “Road Trip to History” in front of the revolving waterwheel at the Inn at Gristmill Square. More...

Perdue wants Warm Springs board seat

WARM SPRINGS — Bart Perdue ran for supervisor from Warm Springs District in 2007 as a write-in candidate. This time, he’s on the ballot. More...

Burnsville First Responders place in state competition

VIRGINIA BEACH — Burnsville First Responders may be small in numbers, but they proved they have what it takes to compete with the “big boys.” More...

150 gather for Piney Grove Baptist retreat

HOT SPRINGS — On Saturday, Sept. 17, 150 women from 21 different churches and five different denominations came together at Piney Grove Baptist Church for their annual Women’s Retreat. More...

Obituaries

JOSEPH ‘JOEY’ ANDERSON ROBERTS

BURNSVILLE — Joseph “Joey” Anderson Roberts, 15, of Burnsville, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Oct. 24, 1995 at Low Moor, a son of Cletis A. Roberts Jr. and Virginia Katherine Nelson. More...

Richard ‘Dick’ Donald Lucas

MONTEREY — Richard “Dick” Donald Lucas, 82, of Monterey, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 at University of Virginia Medical Center. More...

Mary Elizabeth Pitsenbarger

STAUNTON — Mary Elizabeth Pitsenbarger, 87, of Staunton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at Birch Gardens in Staunton. She was born Oct. 5, 1924 in Head Waters, a daughter of the late Kenny G. and Rachel Snyder Pitsenbarger. More...

Home & Property

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• The Monterey Town Council at its Oct.6 meeting decided to have new 5-footstone signs installed on all four primaryroad entry points sometime before winter.Council member Tony St More...

Fire season begins Saturday

RICHMOND — Shorter days and cooler nights are sure signs that autumn has arrived, and that means wildland fire season in Virginia begins Saturday, Oct. 15. 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...

Early Files

Pond dry 50 years, refills

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 21, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

October 16, 1986

• Bath County residents who are interested in the county’s preschool program will notice a few changes in the 1986-87 sessions, the sixth year of the program’s operation. More...

50 years ago

October 12, 1961

• The state and federal supported trapping program, which was resumed in Highland on Sept. 1, is expected to be completed about the first of next month. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

School board members Jim Blagg, left, and John Moyers Jr. confer with Superintendent Dr. William Crawford during last Thursday’s board meeting. More...

We stand corrected

We’ve made a lot of changes in this newspaper over the years, but rarely have we heard so strongly from our readers about them as we have in the last three weeks. More...

‘Road Trip to History’ fun, exhausting

A Party of One

EVERYWHERE IN BATH COUNTY – We did it all. We saw it all. We filmed it all. More...



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