Early Files


 Burnsville church members Sandy Anderson, Joyce Hevener, Martha Webb and church pastor Bob Ford presented Kenny Robertson, chairman of the board of the Starr-Bolar Church, a check for $564 collected at the “Night of Gospel and Country Music” program. The program featured local musicians, including, Jeanne Harold, Touch of Grace, Betty Jean Lockridge, the Roberts family, Bob and Sally Ford, […]

Supervisors want post office to remain open

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Friday, Feb. 12, 2009 edition of The Recorder. The publisher and editor was Anne Adams. The article was written by Mike Bollinger. WARM SPRINGS — The message sent to the United States Postal Service Tuesday by the Bath County Board of Supervisors was simple: Keep the Williamsville Post Office open. The […]

25 years ago

JUNE 13, 1997

• Bath’s “golden goose” could be flying the coop soon, fiscally speaking. Virginia Power and Alleghany General, electric utility companies which contribute the bulk of Bath’s real estate taxes from the public service corporation sector, are facing deregulation. Should this occur, localities throughout Virginia could lose $1 million in taxes; locally, the real estate value of Virginia Power’s hydroelectric facility […]

50 years ago

JUNE 15, 1972

• Three children missing from their homes since 9 a.m. on Sunday were found unharmed late Sunday afternoon in Bacova, according to the Bath County Sheriff’s Department. The children, aged 8-12, were reported missing at noon after they disappeared while playing at their home at 9 a.m. According to the sheriff’s department, the children wandered into the mountain, crossed it, […]

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