October 9, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Town to discuss karst water supply

MONTEREY — Mayor Rich Holman handed out a two-page essay on karst topography and its vulnerability to gas pipeline construction at the town council’s Oct. More...

In Brief...

Monterey Town Council

• The Monterey Town Council may soon discuss an adjustment in water and sewer rates. The last time bimonthly water and sewer rates were increased in Monterey was 2006. Town council on Oct. More...

Broadband team urges responses by Wednesday, October 15

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — The Bath-Highland Broadband Team needs your help. Survey responses are due by Wednesday, Oct. 15.  The team hopes every business and residence will complete one. More...

Bath dentist Dr. Martin Diamond joins consortium

HOT SPRINGS – Folks may have some concerns when they read the legal notice in this issue of The Recorder about Dr. Martin Diamond’s practice. More...

Highland Library Notes

• The library’s annual Used Book Sale begins Friday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. We’ll have hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, games, puzzles and other items to sell. More...

Photo

Hands and Harvest Festival SPCA organizers got an early start this year with the ever-popular sweater sale, getting most of the merchandise lined up early this week for the sale that begins at 10 a.m More...

Special Sections

Schools

Officers to ‘break bread’ with students

HOT SPRINGS — Local law enforcement officers and Bath County students will soon be spending a little more time together.  Tuesday, the Bath school board endorsed the “Breaking Bread” program, through which officers will visit s More...

In Brief...

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday at Valley Elementary School, several academic supplements were approved by the Bath County School Board.  More...

Sports

Blues edge Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County took the first set Tuesday night against Parry McCluer, but lost the last three and fell to the Blues in a Pioneer District volleyball encounter.  Parry McCluer took the match by scores of 19-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25- More...

Young Chargers fall to Pocahontas

DUNMORE, W. Va. — The growing pains continued for Bath County Friday night with a 41-6 loss to Pocahontas.  “I’ve got a young bunch and they’re playing hard and working hard. More...

Photo

Layni Woodzell, 10, of Hot Springs, killed her first bear on Youth Day. She was hunting with her father, Brandon Woodzell, and grandfather, Tony Woodzell, in Bath County. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Sept. 28 — Major James Bryan III, Deputy James Bryan IV and Virginia State Trooper Tolley responded to a domestic dispute in Ashwood.  • Sept. More...

Early Files

Singers’ repertoire is 100 songs

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 12, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Danny Smith was editor.   More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 8, 1964

• The Highland County School Board voted Monday to release a check for $4,440 to Thorington Construction Co. as the final payment for construction of the new Highland High School. More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 28, 1989

• Tropical storm Hugo, despite being downgraded from hurricane status after its furious Friday morning arrival on the South Carolina costs, nonetheless heaped gale winds on Bath and Highland counties Friday afternoon, uprooting trees and downing More...

Dominion fields variety of questions about gas pipeline

MONTEREY — A number of questions remained following Dominion Resources’ open house in Monterey last month. The Recorder took the list to Dominion.  Dividing Waters Farm   More...

Oct. 25 deadline for pipeline survey responses

MONTEREY — Still being conducted locally is the independent, non-partisan poll and survey about the Dominion natural gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposed through Highland County.  Comments are pouring in from all over Monterey, Highland an More...

Bath officials learn about road programs

WARM SPRINGS — Monday, Bath County officials learned how the Virginia Department of Transportation pays for projects and what programs are available to the county.  More...

Driver hits Bath band bus

WARM SPRINGS – A school bus carrying the Bath County High School band was hit by a drunk driver Saturday, Sept. 27. There were no injuries.  More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse — Room 115 — Tuesday, Oct. 14 — 7 p.m. • Consider adopting Floodplain Management Ordinance. More...

Community opens door for Plein Air

Hundreds of oils and watercolors were created by 30 artists during the second annual Plein Air Festival. More...

McDowell community holds Blessing of Animals service

McDOWELL — McDowell Presbyterian Church was host to 51 worshipers — 27 on two legs and 24 on four legs — for Mc- Dowell Presbyterian’s ninth annual Community Blessing of the Animals Service on Saturday, Oct. More...

Correction

The article on Highlanders for Responsible Development in last week’s edition should have stated that Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward was not consulted about the gas pipeline project prior to Governor McAuliffe’s press More...

Obituaries

CLEMENT MARVIN ‘POSS’ SIMMONS

MONTEREY — Clement Marvin “Poss” Simmons, 82, of Monterey passed away, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at Augusta Nursing and Rehab Center.  He was born July 14, 1932 in Vanderpool, a son of the late Luther and Rachel Simmons.  More...

JEAN HAROLD HARMON

SPRINGFIELD — Jean Harold Harmon passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at her home in Springfield.  Ms. Harmon was born Sept. 19, 1931, in Highland County, Virginia, a daughter of the late Charles Roscoe and Daisy Enid Hull Harold.  More...

LOLA LEE HARLESS FLETCHER

GORDONSVILLE — Lola Lee Harless Fletcher, age 70, of Gordonsville, and formerly of Woodbridge, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 6, 2014 at her home.  Lola was born on Nov. More...

Home & Property

Rural assistance comes to Highland

MONTEREY — Highland County needs more jobs in the community. Clubs needs more members. Church members are getting older and congregations are shrinking. The school system needs more children. More...

Mountain Valley Pipeline moves forward

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, a joint venture between affiliates of EQT Corporation and NextEra Energy Inc. More...

Dominion seeks forest service permit

ELKINS, W.Va. More...

Letters

Plein Air fest a boon for Bath County community

Editor, The Recorder,  Congratulations to Barbara Buhr and the Warm Springs Gallery for staging such a wonderful Plein Air Festival in Bath County last week.  More...

Fuel assistance available for Highland residents

Editor, The Recorder,  I write to inform the citizens of Highland County that the fuel assistance component of the Virginia Department of Social Services Energy Assistance Program will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 14.  More...

Dogs badly need their ‘pack’ of human families

Editor, The Recorder  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Lack of Internet compels other actions

Party of One

Much of Bath County – at least – was thrust back to the Dark Ages late last week.  The Internet was down. And out.   Near as I can tell, our TDS service disappeared Wednesday night about 7:30. More...

EDA brings renewed interest in business development

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — Recently the board of supervisors approved a request by the Industrial Development Authority to change its name to Economic Development Authority to reflect its new focus and vision for economic growth for Bath County.   More...

Delight in flight: Declare and beware!

Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

The incredibly rare Cloud Forest Monarch Butterfly is found only in certain locations in Central America and parts of Mexico. Little is known about this butterfly. Being elusive and rare makes it highly prized for photographers. More...


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