December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Law firm addresses pipeline issues

MONTEREY — In preparation for this week’s informational forum on pipelines and landowner rights, The Recorder posed questions to the law firm that agreed to take part in the session at the county’s request.  More...

Bath supervisors’ pay increased

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Board of Supervisors members will receive more pay for serving beginning in January 2016.  Tuesday, the board approved a pay increase from $400 to $500 per month for supervisors. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors approved changing some parks and recreation policies regarding youth sports. Now, coaches will be approved by More...

Firm selected for economic development plan in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — RKG Associates has been selected to assist the Bath County Economic Development Authority in developing a master plan for economic development.  The board of supervisors followed the EDA’s recommendation Tuesday and ap More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• At its meeting Dec. 4, the Monterey Town Council reminded everyone the county recycling trailer will be parked in the town lot opposite More...

Photos

David Cockerham and Sarah Harman welcomed shoppers to the artists co-op in the H&H with smiles and hot cider. More...

Photos

Andy Holmaas provided banjo accompaniment for carol singing in the courthouse. (Recorder photos by John Bruce) More...

VA appointments: Need a ride?

MONTEREY — Highland veterans who lack transportation to Veterans Administration health care facilities now have an option — transportation provided by volunteer drivers under the auspices of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services an More...

Special Sections

Schools

In Brief...

Highland County School Board

• Monday, Highland school superintendent Dr. Thomas Schott reported to the school board about a visit from state Sen. Creigh Deeds that morning. More...

Home & Property

Cowpasture’s springs: Homesteads to hatcheries

Editor’s note: The following essay is the fourth 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...

Wedding

Taylor — Balestrino

HOT SPRINGS — Mary Greene Taylor and Matthew Richard Balestrino were married June 7, 2014 by the bride’s cousin, Betsy Shindlebower, in the Crystal Room of the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs.  The bride is the daughter of Sarah More...

CF library hosting Christmas parties

CLIFTON FORGE — The Clifton Forge Public Library will host two Christmas parties.  The party for children ages 2-4 will be Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m.-noon and the party for chil- dren ages 4-12 will be Thursday, Dec. More...

Letters

Bath hospital has more upbeat atmosphere

Editor, The Recorder,  Even before I read last week’s Recorder, I learned from the television media and word of mouth, that Dr. James Redington has been reinstated. Thank goodness. What could have turned into a disaster has been avoided. More...

Video sparks thoughts about Christian beliefs

Editor, The Recorder,  Recently, I watched something on YouTube that inspired me to write this letter. First, let me explain that I am not a computer person; I don’t do Facebook and the many things the computer has to offer. More...

Bath board reflects on 2014 successes

As the year 2014 comes to a close, I thought it might be a good time to talk about where we are and what we have accomplished as a board. ous other boards around the county. More...

Delegate engages students, leaders on state government

MONTEREY — Can you make a law that kids can’t go to school?  Fourth graders in Marty Leech’s Highland Elementary School class learned that Del. More...

Community, doctors await BCH board’s next moves

HOT SPRINGS — The reinstatement of Dr. James “Jim” Redington to Bath Community Hospital has generated hope.  More...

County weighs tighter oil, gas, pipeline regulations

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors have held a neutral position on the Dominion pipeline proposal but are looking at filling a gap in the zoning ordinance that could more strongly regulate pipelines, as well as oil and gas exploration.  More...

Revised comprehensive plan adopted in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — More than two years of work by the Bath County Planning Commission was rewarded Tuesday when the board of supervisors adopted the newly revised Bath County Comprehensive Plan.  More...

Photo

A ribbon cutting was held last Thursday, Dec. 4 for The Hot Springs Gallery, which was recently opened by Donna Nevers. 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...

BAWF celebrates volunteers, honors Dr. Miller

HOT SPRINGS – A host of volunteers were honored with tasty treats and showered with gratitude Tuesday night at the Vine Cottage Inn. More...

Battle of the Bulge: A Highland man’s story

Editor’s note: Tuesday, Dec. 16 will mark the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. More...

Obituaries

AGNES ILENE MOORE CHAPMAN

INMAN, S.C. — Agnes Ilene Moore Chapman, 77, of 11 Ballenger Avenue, Inman, passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at her home.  She was born in Gramling, S.C. on Nov. More...

JOHN HUME TAYLOR JR.

NORFOLK — John Hume Taylor Jr. passed away on Dec. 7, 2014.  He was born in Norfolk on Dec. 20, 1931, the son of Judge John Hume Taylor and Cecilia Ashton Taylor, both of Norfolk.  More...

Sports

Warriors overwhelm Bath

HOT SPRINGS — Pocahontas’ pressure defense was too much for Bath County to overcome last Wednesday in a 78-35 girls’ basketball loss to the Warriors.  More...

Boys struggle against FD

HOT SPRINGS — The home opener for the Bath County boys’ basketball team didn’t go as hoped last Friday night. The Chargers dropped a 63-17 decision to Fort Defiance.  More...

Bath falls to Fort Defiance

FORT DEFIANCE — Fort Defiance was too much for Bath County last Friday, taking a 53-27 girls’ basketball win over the Chargers.  Emily Black led the Chargers in scoring with eight points, while Grace Hostetter added seven. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Nov. 30 — Deputy Todd Fry assisted Virginia State Police and Homestead Security with traffic control on U.S. 220 near the Cascades Golf Course.  • Nov. More...

Early Files

Photo

John Howard Tabler was the inventor of the “Tabler Blanket Roll Strap.” He was born 1873 in Washington, D.C. and died c. 1936. More...

Teacher’s free time kept intact

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 13, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

50 years ago

DECEMBER 10, 1964

• Highland County teachers, bus drivers and other employees will receive their monthly paychecks early this month. The school board approved a Dec. 21 payroll date Monday. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Patience needed one more time

As frustrating as it is for many Bath County residents, we need to give Bath Community Hospital and its doctors and board members more time.  More...

Pictorial

Shoppers enjoyed browsing in the artist co-op in the former H&H Cash Store last weekend during Wintertide, and they weren’t the only ones enjoying the event. More...

Les Cochons d’Or serving great, glorious food

Dining Delights

HOT SPRINGS – A needed dining niche has been delightfully filled, with the opening of Les Cochons d’Or. More...


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