March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Bath seniors enjoy special shopping day

WARM SPRINGS – It’s safe to say things are never really “quiet” at the Bath Community Senior Center in West Warm Springs. More...

Police continue search for missing woman

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Police and dive teams are searching for a missing James Madison University psychology professor in the western area of Bath County. Dr. Harriett Cobb, 62, was last in phone contact with her family Saturday. More...

Administrator search continues

WARM SPRINGS — “Back to square one.” That’s how interim Bath administrator Bill O’Brien Tuesday described the county’s search for a permanent administrator. More...

Photos

Officers for the Hot Springs Fire Department for 2013-14 are, front row (l-r): Chaplain Hugh Hite, Lieutenant Travis Braxton, Chief Robbie Chestnut, Assistant Chief Greg Pritt and Captain Lee Church. More...

Some bat populations plummet in Alleghenies

MONTEREY — What were the most common cave bats in the Highlands only a few years ago are nearly gone, the latest official inventory shows. More...

Columnist launches book at Dairy, library

WARM SPRINGS — The Allegheny Highlands’ favorite writer, Margo Oxendine, has published “A Party of One,” a book featuring 65 of her best columns. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highand County School Board

• Monday, Highland schoolboard member John Moyersexpressed concern that heatingoil bills were running three timeswhat they had over the past More...

Photos

Bath County High School hosted the All-Area Band event Feb. 15-16. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY Thursdays • Mother Goose for children age 8 months to 3-1/2 years, Bath County Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Rhymes, songs, fun activities, snacks. (540) 839-7286. More...

Home & Property

National Agriculture Day honored in Highlands

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Agriculture Council of America will host National Agriculture Day on March 19. This will mark the 40th anniversary of National Ag Day, which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. More...

Watershed restoration workshop set

MILLBORO — The U.S. Forest Service will host a public meeting to discuss a proposed 100,000-acre Lower Cowpasture Restoration Project on Monday, March 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Photo

Allegheny Mountain was hard hit during last week’s storm, but icicles were beautifully rendered in the early morning sunrise. (Photo courtesy Pen Goodall) More...

Letters

Thanks to ‘angel’ for plowing out snow

Editor, The Recorder, The snow of last Wednesday was beautiful. However, it needed to be moved if I was to get out of my drive to go to work the following day. More...

Find root causes of violence; no quick fix

Editor, The Recorder, I am amazed how folks are viewing the solution to one of society’s major problems as a gun control issue. Ban assault rifles and our criminal violence problems will go away; no more killings. Right? More...

Opinions & Commentary

Whew!

Collective sighs of relief were audible come Monday this week. For several days leading up to the first weekend of Highland’s 55th Maple Festival, things were more than a little dicey around here. More...

Pictorial

Laurel Fork Sapsuckers, now in its second year on the sugar camp tour for the Highland Maple Festival, had its own share of struggles in the days approaching last weekend. More...

Breaking News - 3/15/2013 4:23 PM

Body found on Back Creek  Free Access 

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Virginia State Police say a body has been found in the area where law enforcement has been searching for a missing James Madison University professor.VSP Sgt. More...

Sugar water flows in time

HIGHTOWN — Up until the first day of the Maple Festival, March 9, the weather was too cold on Allegheny Mountain for tapping maple trees. More...

Sugar camp owner recovering after accident

BLUE GRASS — Sis Puffenbarger is recovering at home this week after losing a finger following an accident while preparing for the Maple Festival. More...

Town of Monterey fund transfer criticized

MONTEREY — With one abstention, town council voted March 7 to transfer $13,000 from the town’s general account to pay loans, at the request of Mayor Janice Warner. More...

Tourism director’s role becomes broader

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Tourism Director Maggie Anderson’s role will expand in July to encompass economic development activities for the county. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, Bathsupervisors appropriated $24,000 tothe Bath County Airport Authority tohelp the airport with operations until More...

Highland potter’s story unearthed

Editor’s note: It took months of research, but historian Kent Botkin has pieced together the story of Highland County potter, Joseph Silber, after coming across pottery made in Highland. More...

Photos

Kenneth Robertson has been serving pancakes 54 years at Bolar Ruritan Club. More...

Obituaries

RUBY LEE BOLLING

BOLAR — Ruby Lee Bolling, 85, of Bolar, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 at her home. She was born Dec. 14, 1927 in Durbin, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ellis and Mamie Pearl (Walton) Walton. More...

BEVERLEY R. SHRIVER JR.

HOT SPRINGS— Beverley R. Shriver Jr., 81, of 1467 Shady Lane “Wilcuma,” Hot Springs, died Monday, March 11, 2013 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born Nov. More...

MYRTLE MAY MUNDY

ORANGE — Myrtle May Mundy, 83, of Steroben Court, Orange, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Cedars in Charlottesville. Born June 23, 1929 in Orange County, she was the daughter of the late James Lewis May Sr. and Rachael Mallory May. More...

Sports

Bath softball team ‘just hoping to compete’

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger softball team has got some really big shoes to fill. More...

Charger netters win season opener

LEXINGTON — The Bath County girls’ tennis team opened its season with a 5-4 win over Rockbridge on Tuesday. More...

Pigskin Report

Phillips a Charger again

By Mark Griffin SAN DIEGO — John Phillips is going to be a Charger again. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 3 — Deputy Michael Colaw responded to a report of a noise complaint in Deerfield. More...

Early Files

Mysterious photo explained, revealed

Editor’s note: Kent Botkin, historian, has researched a special photograph, dubbed the “Siron Jury,” solving a mystery that has surrounded this image for better than a century. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 7, 1963

• Thirty-thousand lives were lost Tuesday morning as the result of a flood at Blue Grass, but the individuals were fish — prime rainbow trout, almost ready for the frying pan. Bill Smick, manager of Virginia Trout Co. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 10, 1988

• Angela Webb and Jessica Nicole Peery were the winners in the Little Miss Bath County contest held last Friday. Angela was crowned in the 6-8 age group with Jessica taking the crown in the 3-5 age group. More...


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