September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 12:28 PM

Douthat bear attack closes trails  Free Access 

MILLBORO – All trails at Douthat State Park are closed until further notice, following a bear attack Sunday afternoon.   More...

Students help raise butterflies

MILLBORO — One of the most fascinating spectacles of nature is the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Students at Millboro Elementary School are learning about metamorphosis by raising monarch butterflies in their classrooms. More...

Correction

• The caption for musician Marty Stuart in the Sept. 7 Recorder should have stated Stuart and his band, the Fabulous Superlatives, are scheduled to play the Historic Masonic Theatre on Friday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m.  More...

Saturday’s Bath Co. Fair bigger, better than ever

MILLBORO — The fifth annual Bath County Fair is just one day – this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

AMR welcomes new host

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain Radio has announced the addition of Jacob Hyer to the AMR staff. More...

Fair livestock fair earns $124,000 for youth

MONTEREY — The 2017 Highland County Fair Livestock Sale grossed just over $124,000 in support of local 4-H and FFA youth livestock projects.  Fifty-four businesses, organizations, and individuals participated in the sale.  An addition More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• On Sept. 7, the Monterey Town Council voted to forgive August customer billing due to the town water outage. Bill charges for June and July are limited to the base rate only, and payments will be due Oct. 10.   More...

Photos

Linda Puhle of Millboro won several ribbons at the Rockbridge Regional Fair Quilt Show this past week. The quilt show is sponsored by the Rockbridge Pieceworkers Quilt Guild. More...

Come see the farm!

HIGHTOWN — The community is invited to the Allegheny Mountain Institute Fall Open House Saturday, Sept. 23. The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. at the Allegheny Mountain Farm campus in Highland County.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• The Highland County School Board invites the community to join Highland County Public Schools in a $1.25 pizza breakfast at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29 at Highland schools cafeteria. More...

Nothing like arriving for the first day of school!

Above: Aubrey and Lexi Wood return to Millboro Elementary School for the beginning of a new year. (Photos courtesy MES) More...

Patriot’s Day at MES

Millboro Elementary School students and faculty marked Patriot’s Day this week, opening with a patriotic song, to recognize the events of Sept. 11, 2001. More...

Home & Property

Bath County finds new attorney in Charlie Moore

WARM SPRINGS – Most locales might not need yet another lawyer, but that’s not the case in Bath County. And now, we have one.  Meet Charlie Moore, a bright, personable man who can fill that need.  More...

In brief ...

Bath County Supervisors

• During Tuesday’s meeting, Bath County supervisors heard a request from Bath County Registrar Charles Garratt for an appropriation of $82,853 to buy optical scanners, necessary for the November election.  More...

In brief ...

Highland County Tourism Council

• Monday, Sept. 11, the Highland Tourism Council welcomed Kistie Siron as the council’s newest member. Siron was appointed to the Economic Development Authority this summer. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Whiplash, anyone?

It’s getting so familiar, this jerking around. It’s to the point where Bath County citizens wonder weekly: Now what are they doing? More...

Pictorial

A stunning monarch butterfly. The amazing butterflies numbers have been reduced greatly by human activity, such as widespread pesticide and herbicide application. More...

Time of year for finding ‘seng

Memory Lane

There is an old saying: the older we get the bigger the mountain gets.   Sometime going through life, we have to give some things up we do not like to. More...

Breaking News - 3:19 PM

Highland homicide under investigation

SALEM – The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office is investigating a fatal shooting in Highland County that occurred yesterday. Shortly before 6 p.m., Sunday, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office responded t More...

Breaking News - 1:59 PM

Hise gets new lawyer; trial continued to 2018

WARM SPRINGS – Darla Hise, who is charged with murder, has asked for and received a new defense attorney.  As a result, her trial scheduled to begin Oct. 23 in Staunton City District Court will be continued. More...

Breaking News - 9/15/2017 2:03 PM

Foundation to consider easement question for pipeline project

RICHMOND — The Virginia Outdoors Foundation has scheduled a special meeting on Oct. More...

Bath visitors center: What’s the best location?

WARM SPRINGS – The Bath community has been taken by surprise with a county government plan to purchase the Virginia Hot Springs Building in downtown Hot Springs for use as a tourism/visitor center. More...

Bath tourism revenue continues upward trend

WARM SPRINGS – Tourism related spending in Bath County increased by 2.6 percent during 2016, according to a Sept. 1 report from the Virginia Tourism Corp.  The report, prepared for the VTC by the U.S. More...

What’s this now?

The crazy sport of knockerball will be available for teams and families at the Bath County Fair on Saturday. More...

Rockbridge Fall Farm Day set for Saturday

LEXINGTON — One of the prettiest working farms in Rockbridge County hosts a celebration of Shenandoah Valley farming and agriculture Saturday, Sept. 16. More...

Photo

This is the 10th in a series of class pictures from the 1952 and 1950 Blue Grass School yearbooks following research to identify all the students. This is the 1952 graduating senior class. More...

Bath County transitions to paper ballots at precincts

WARM SPRINGS — Paper ballots will return to the seven polling precincts in Bath County beginning with the Nov. 7 General Election.  More...

Alliance protests urgent pipeline request

MONTEREY – A move to speed up the regulatory process by Dominion, Duke, and Southern received heavy criticism last week. The companies asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Sept. More...

Church provides 100% of donations to flood victims

BLUE GRASS — Andre Crummett, pastor of Blue Grass United Methodist Church, said this week that all the folks eager to contribute to the welfare of flood victims can donate to UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief.  UMCOR is the m More...

Obituaries

KATHRYN ‘KAY’ MARIE WRIGHT

STAUNTON — Kathryn “Kay” Marie Wright, 90, of Staunton, and formerly Mustoe, passed away Tuesday, Aug. More...

MABEL LEE SHUMATE NEFF

HOT SPRINGS — Mabel Lee Shumate Neff, 92, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. More...

JEAN LYNCH MCWHORTER

Service scheduled ...

SANTA ROSE, Calif. — Jean Lynch McWhorter, 90, of Santa Rosa, California, passed away Friday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2017, at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. More...

Sports

Rams runners race at home in first meet of season

MONTEREY — Sixty-six runners from various schools met at the Karl Mey Cross Country course at Jack Mountain Village Sept. More...

Rams’ volleyball season sets off at Grace Christian

Middle school team opens with a win

STAUNTON — The Highland High School Rams volleyball teams traveled to Grace Christian on Thursday, Sept. 7 for a strong start to their season.  The middle school teams played first. More...

Saints release John Phillips

NEW ORLEANS — Bath County’s John Phillips was released by the New Orleans Saints on Friday.  The veteran tight end was on injured reserve to start the season but the Saints reached an injury settlement with Phillips and terminated hi More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County   • Sept. 3 — Sgt. Smith responded to a report of an activated burglar alarm in Hot Springs.  • Sept. 3 — Dep. Rexrode conducted a traffic stop in Warm Springs  • Sept. More...

Letters

Bath County Relay event impressive, welcoming

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Bath County supervisors turning back progress

Editor, The Recorder,  Many times, I have been part of the audience at Bath County Board of Supervisors meetings and listened to supervisors, particularly (Richard) Byrd and (Stuart) Hall, speak of the need for fiscal conservatism.  More...

Media gives too much attention to protestors

Editor, The Recorder,  Reading the obituary of Monte Buzzard in last week’s Recorder prompted me to write this letter. Even though I never got the privilege to know him, it looks as if I missed an opportunity to do so.  More...


Fair Guide 2017

Summer Guide 2017