January 8, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Dominion sues 4 Highland Co. landowners over survey access

MONTEREY — Tuesday, county attorney Melissa Dowd informed supervisors that Dominion has filed lawsuits against four Highland County landowners who did not allow the company representatives on their property to survey for a proposed interstate n More...

Phillips, others face Judge Franklin in Bath court

WARM SPRINGS – In the final Bath circuit court session of 2014, just a week before Christmas, four defendants faced Judge Humes Franklin.  More...

Council greets 2 new members

MONTEREY — Monday, Highland County Tourism Council chair Donna Bedwell welcomed new members Sarah Collins and Dorothy Stephenson.  Collins is community projects coordinator at The Highland Center, and Stephenson is the new executive direct More...

In brief ...

• At a meeting Dec. 17, Highland supervisors voted to exempt household goods from personal property taxation in conformance with state law. More...

County hires building official

MONTEREY — After their Dec. 17 work session, Highland supervisors voted following a closed session to offer Joshua Simmons of Hightown the job of building official and 911 coordinator. More...

Bath library hosts programs next week

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Library hosts young adult fiction writers Joy N. Hensley and Jodi Meadows Tuesday, Jan. 13 with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and a program at 7 p.m.  More...

Wind turbine catches fire in Mount Storm

MOUNT STORM, W.Va. — On the morning of Jan. More...

Millboro Christmas Parade winners

MILLBORO — Winning entries in the Dec. 21 Millboro Christmas Parade were:  • Best Appearing Fire Department: Iron Gate, first place; Goshen, second place.  • Fire Dept. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Capital plan finalized by school board

HOT SPRINGS — Two new school buses top the list of 2015-16 capital improvement requests for the Bath County School Board.  The board approved a final capital improvement plan at its meeting Tuesday at Valley Elementary School. More...

School board hears budget presentations

HOT SPRINGS — Several department heads presented their 2015-16 budget requests to the Bath County School Board Tuesday.  Food service director Lumina Shifflett requested a $400 increase for substitute cafeteria workers. More...

In brief ...

Bath School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday at Valley Elementary School, the Bath school board elected Dr. Ellen Miller as chair and Eddie Ryder as vice chair. Superintendent Sue Hirsh was appointed board clerk and Sharon Fry was appointed deputy clerk.   More...

Sports

Ram girls defeat Harman

MONTEREY — The Highland girls’ basketball team got off to a fast start Monday night and never looked back in a 61-45 win over Harman.  Highland never trailed in the game, opening the contest on a 9-3 run and leading 13-8 after the fi More...

Eagles soar past Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Auburn used a strong second quarter to take a lead the Eagles would never give up in a 60-41 win over Bath County Dec. More...

Surge too little too late for BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — First half turnovers put Bath County in a hole the Chargers couldn’t dig out of Monday night in a 49-38 girls’ basketball loss to Covington.  In the Chargers’ first game of the New Year, things got off to a More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Dec. 14 — Deputy Cody Smith and Deputy Thomas McRoberts responded to Homestead Drive for a fight.  • Dec. More...

Letters

Reader enjoyed story about Blue Grass horse

Editor, The Recorder,  We hope you and many of your readers were able to see and enjoy the wonderful holiday lights on display up Jack Mountain, on Diggs Lane. Yet another reason for being grateful for living in Highland County. More...

National Forest needs your voice by Friday

Editor’s note: Wild Virginia director Misty Boos issued the following commentary on the George Washington National Forest, and shared it with The Recorder. Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Time to step up and volunteer for festival

Editor, The Recorder,  Hi, everybody, it’s your Maple Festival cheerleader/ recruiter again. You know, the one who says, “I know you’re busy and stressed out and double-booked. Please do this anyway.”  More...

Breaking News - 1/12/2015 2:02 PM

Meeting changed  Free Access 

The regular Highland County School Board meeting, which would have been held tonight (Monday), has been moved to tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 13.  The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the high school library.  More...

Breaking News - 1/11/2015 5:20 PM

Watch for ice tonight, tomorrow  Free Access 

EXPECT POSSIBLE ICE CONDITIONS IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY DURING EARLY MORNING HOURS  More...

Hospital CEO resigns

Redington back in ER

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath Community Hospital Board of Directors conducted a meeting Friday, Dec. 19, where the board unanimously accepted the resignation of Jason Paret in his position as Chief Executive Officer.  More...

GJ indicts man on drug charge

MONTEREY — A Highland Circuit Court grand jury indicted a Tidewater man on a drug possession charge Dec. 16, with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. More...

Landreth to lead BCH during CEO search

HOT SPRINGS — Kathy Landreth was made acting Chief Operating Officer at Bath Community Hospital in October, and has taken on CEO duties since CEO Jason Paret resigned last month.  She will lead the hospital in that capacity for the next se More...

Photo

Autumn and Levi Warner, with Brianna Wimer, presented a Highland County Recreation Commission check to supervisor Kevin Wagner, left. More...

Hot Springs parade winners

Best overall – WCHG, Allegheny Mountain Radio  Best show of Christmas spirit – Cheese Claus  First place fire truck plain – Bolar VFD  Second place fire truck plain – Millboro VFD  First place decorated fir More...

Library Notes

• Who likes free stuff? Your local library, that’s who! Join us at the Highland County Public Library this Sunday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• Highland supervisors voted Tuesday to pass a resolution against the state’s decision to end a program that compensated farmers for coyote livestock destruction. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 4/7/2015 2:20 PM

ARNET GUTSHALL  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Arnet Emory Gutshall, 92, of Monterey, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at Augusta Health in Fishersville. He was born March 7, 1923 in Vanderpool, a son of the late Ray Kyle and Florence Corbett Gutshall.  On Dec. More...

NORA BELL COLLINS TERRY

HOT SPRINGS— Nora Bell Collins Terry, 92, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at The Springs Nursing Home, Hot Springs.  She was born Jan. More...

HELEN HARRIS REXRODE

WARM SPRINGS — Helen Harris Rexrode, 84, of Warm Springs, died Saturday, Dec. More...

Home & Property

Year in review: Bath, Highland headlines from 2014

Editor’s note: It’s often surprising how much news there is to report in Bath and Highland counties until we reflect on a year’s worth of headlines and key stories.  More...

Living on karst: Understand effects of sinkholes

Natural Heritage

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

Wetzel — Burns

CHURCHVILLE – Mark and Melissa Wetzel of Churchville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Charlene Wetzel, to Kevin Ray Burns, son of Steve and Debbie Burns of McDowell.  The bride-to-be graduated from Blue Ridge Community Co More...

Early Files

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This Recorder file photo from Jan. More...

Highland Telephone to switch to digital system at midnight Friday

Editor’s Note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 14, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor.   More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 7, 1965

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors will meet with a representative group of citizens Monday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Opinions & Commentary

No relief for landowners

Set aside, for a minute, all the potential and probable damage Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline could generate in our region.  More...

Pictorial

With a new year brings new hope, opportunity for change, and resolutions among us to improve ourselves and our communities. More...

Upside-down rainbow!

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

Suddenly appearing on a clear Dec. More...


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