November 6, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Dominion steps closer to federal review

Pipeline project:

MONTEREY — As expected, pipeline developer Dominion Resources launched its federal regulatory process with a pre-filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week. More...

In Brief...

Highland Supervisors

• The McDowell Solid Waste Collection Site was closed as a result of abuse last weekend, supervisors chair Kevin Wagner announced Tuesday. More...

Tips for Medicare beneficiaries offered during open enrollment

RICHMOND — It’s time for Medicare beneficiaries to think about their health care needs and choose the best plan for them. More...

Pipeline opinion poll, survey now available

MONTEREY — The Pipeline Opinion Poll and Survey has been completed. More...

‘Sweet spot’ advertising in works for Highland

MONTEREY – The Highland County Tourism Council will work with the chamber of commerce to discuss treatment of the chamber website and using Highland’s new tourism slogan, “Find Your Sweet Spot,” as part of the chamber’s More...

Bath chamber director receives scholarship

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce executive director Emily Plecker is the recipient of the 2015 VACCE Institute Scholarship.  The Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives is the commonwealth’s premier r More...

Photos

The arts council celebrated its 25th anniversary Sunday, with exhibits of artworks including those of blacksmith James Musick, viewed by Susan Baldwin of Monterey (right), and jeweler Bill Rich, whos More...

Appeal finds Bath schools complied with law

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Education has found Bath County Public Schools in compliance on all issues addressed in a complaint filed by a parent against the school system.  More...

Town tests recycling program in Monterey

MONTEREY — The Town of Monterey will begin an experimental service to help citizens save money, while helping the town in its effort to reduce the amount of trash picked up each Friday.  More...

Put meals together

BLUE GRASS — Blue Grass United Methodist Church is sponsoring the “Stop Hunger Now” meal packaging program Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m., at the Blue Grass Ruritan Building in Blue Grass. More...

LewisGale Hospitals awarded top grades for patient safety

SALEM — When it comes to patient safety, all four LewisGale Regional Health System hospitals were awarded top scores by Leapfrog, an independent industry watchdog.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board begins project planning

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board began work on its 2015-16 capital improvement plan Tuesday, and one board member believes money should be spent where the rubber hits the road.  More...

In Brief...

Bath School Board

• At the Bath school board meeting Tuesday, Larry Grubbs was appointed as weightlifting coach at BCHS and superintendent Sue Hirsh was authorized to accept an anticipated resignation.  More...

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Good citizens for month of October were at Highland Elementary were (l-r) front: Gabe Penn, kindergarten; Alexis Riggle, third grade; back row: Katie Jones, first grade, John Wagner, second grade; Em More...

Home & Property

Tran-Schwend

Wedding

PENHOOK — Hana Q. Tran and Austen M. Schwend were married on Sept 13, 2014 at the Water’s Edge Chapel on Smith Mountain Lake. The Rev. Frank Lea officiated the double ring ceremony.  More...

Students honor WWI

MONTEREY — In today’s world hardly a day goes by that people are not bombarded by media messages — news clips on television, human-interest stories on the radio, and messages trough facebook and twitter.  More...

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Twenty-five people were on hand at the Blue Grass Ruritan Building Saturday, Nov. 1 to meet with Ladi Goc and discuss the possibility of a light manufacturing, 3-D printer business in Blue Grass. More...

Letters

‘Clean up your own mess, say you’re sorry’

Editor, The Recorder,  I am sorry. I made a mistake.  More...

Bath hospital: Keep up the participation

Editor, The Recorder:  After the meeting last Tuesday night at Bath County High School, the question still remains: how could eight or 10 people have the right to get rid of Dr. More...

Resolution about arms trade, not our gun rights

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Don’t give up on Bath Community Hospital

There’s no doubt the recent upheaval at Bath Community Hospital has been damaging — for the doctors, the staff, the fund-raising efforts, the board members, and the community at large.  But few dispute one fact: We need our hospital. More...

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The annual Bath County Thanksgiving Dinner has been a tradition to the community for many years. This year’s event will be held on Nov. More...

Groundwater: Where it comes from, where it goes

Our Natural Heritage

Editor’s note: The following essay is the third in a five-year series on water resources stewardship in the Cowpasture River Watershed, sponsored by the Cowpasture River Preservation Association and published by The Recorder.  More...

Dr. Redington files complaint against hospital, BCH board

Seeks more than $16 million in damages

WARM SPRINGS — Dr. More...

Community continues its support of Dr. Redington

HOT SPRINGS — Although Bath Community Hospital and Dr. James Redington have entered legal arguments, citizens have kept up discussions about how best to support the doctor they’ve known and trusted for more than two decades.  More...

USFS power over pipeline is sovereign, ranger says

MONTEREY – A George Washington- Jefferson National Forest official told Highland supervisors Tuesday there is no right of eminent domain over national forest lands.  In his routine informational update, District Ranger Pat Sheridan highlig More...

‘Tis the season ...

It’s that time of the year to touch base with loved ones who are away from home.  The Recorder invites readers to let us know of friends or family members who won’t be able to get out or get home for Christmas this year. More...

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Recent recipients of the Highland Historical Society Preservation and Restoration Award are Highland residents Kirk Billingsley and Bud Cook. Billingsley is giving new life to the Dr. More...

Library Notes

• Thank you to all the library patrons who visited the library the last few weeks and cast their vote for the new carpet in the library meeting room. The blue carpet was the clear winner. More...

Alumni association raises money for Masonic Theatre

CLIFTON FORGE — In March of this year, the Clifton Forge High School Alumni Association joined in the Save the Masonic Campaign by holding a contest to raise money for the theatre with the goal of raising $50,000 to name the elevator in the ren More...

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The Highland High School Band and teacher, Jason Canze, played at The Highland Center on Nov. 3 in celebration of the Highland County Arts Council anniversary. More...

‘Mixing Bowl’ cookbook almost ready

WARM SPRINGS – Are you already trying to think of the perfect Christmas gift?  Mull no more; “The Mixing Bowl,” a book chock-full of local, treasured family recipes, should be here before Christmas.  More...

Judge hears 3 cases

WARM SPRINGS – A woman with 31 previous felony convictions was tried in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday for yet another felony.  Stephanie Neal, 40, faced Judge Humes Franklin for trial on a larceny charge.  More...

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Former Covington resident Jeremy Botkins was sworn in as a District Court Magistrate on Aug. 18th, for Colorado’s Twenty-Second Judicial District. More...

Eddie Ryder wins Cedar Creek seat

Bath, Highland vote for Gillespie; Warner retains seat in statewide count

WARM SPRINGS — Eddie Ryder was elected Tuesday to serve the remainder of the unexpired term representing Cedar Creek District on the Bath County School Board.  More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 11/6/2014 9:40 PM

Elizabeth Ann Diehl  Free Access 

DAYTON — Elizabeth Ann Diehl, 80, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. More...

Breaking News - 11/6/2014 9:42 PM

Terry Baldwin  Free Access 

HARRISONBURG — Terry Lee Baldwin, 53, of Harrisonburg, passed away Wednesday, Nov. More...

Breaking News - 11/10/2014 9:18 AM

Houston Smith  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Houston Turner Smith, 90, of Monterey, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.   He was born Jan. 27, 1924 in Staunton, a son of the late Elva M. Smith.  More...

Sports

Blues shut out Bath

HOT SPRINGS — Parry McCluer held Bath County scoreless Friday night, taking a 42-0 win over the Chargers.  Friday night marked the final home game of the season for the Chargers, and 15 football, band and cheerleading seniors were honored More...

Narrows ends Bath’s volleyball season

NARROWS — The Bath County volleyball team traveled to Narrows High School Monday night for the opening round of the Western Gate Conference tournament. The Chargers fell 3-0, bringing an end to their season.  More...

King leads Bath at conference meet

PEARISBURG — Virginia King once again set the pace for the Bath County cross country team. The 2013 state qualifier finished fourth overall in the Western Gate Conference with a time of 21:05 last Wednesday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County Sheriff’s Report Oct. 26-Nov. 1   • Oct. 26 — Deputy James Rexrode assisted a citizen who needed assistance due to a fall without injury.  More...

Early Files

Area perfect for rabbit business

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 14, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Danny Smith was editor.   More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 26, 1989

• A 3,820-acre private hunting and fishing reserve in southern Highland County still faces a Nov. 3 public sale due to default, but the club’s operators remain optimistic that the sale will not take place. More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 5 1964

• A forest fire on the Brooks McClung farm on the Bullpasture River South of McDowell marred the opening day of the small game gun season and this year’s early turkey season Monday.  More...


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