July 16, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Feds tell Dominion to address Highland’s pipeline worries

MONTEREY - The ball flew back in Dominion’s court early this week.  Tuesday, federal regulators responded to Dominion’s resource reports for the proposed $5.5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline, paying specific attention to karst and co More...

New SVP director visits Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Carrie Chenery, new executive director of Shenandoah Valley Partnership, visited the Bath County Economic Development Authority and Board of Supervisors Tuesday.  More...

In brief ...

Bath Board of Supervisors

• At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors made two appropriations to the school system. More...

Highland Medical Center seeks physician

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center is again temporarily without a practicing physician, this time months following completion of an extensive $4 million renovation and expansion.  James DeBoe, M.D., told the HMC staff he will not be return More...

2 Highlanders honored in state photo contest

RICHMOND — Scenic Virginia announced the winners of its annual Virginia Vistas Photo Contest this week, and two Highland photographers were among those recognized.  The winning photos demonstrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of the More...

Hearing set to amend waste ordinance, eliminate fees

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Sept. 8 to receive input on possible amendments to the county’s solid waste ordinance.  More...

Solid gains scored on SOL tests

MONTEREY — Preliminary test results for Standards of Learning examinations showed “great gains” by elementary and high school students, superintendent Dr. Thomas Schott told the Highland school board Monday.  More...

Dr. Bost to leave Bath hospital

HOT SPRINGS — Following recent turmoil at Bath Community Hospital, Dr. More...

Lego group to meet Thursday

WARM SPRINGS — Thursday, July 16 (today) from 4-5 p.m., the Lego Group, the Master Builders, will meet in the Craven Meeting Room at Bath County Public Library in Warm Springs.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Supply lists for HCPS

Highland Elementary School   Preschool: backpack, two boxes of tissues, blanket, change of clothes.  More...

Sports

Vardaman wins Super Senior title

HOT SPRINGS — Jack Vardaman won the 75 and over division of the Virginia State Golf Association Super Senior Amateur Championship last week at the Omni Homestead Cascades Course.  More...

Photos

Team Fastrax, a precision parachute team, will offer tandem jumps Friday and Saturday and perform at Wings and Wheels Saturday at Ingalls Field. Wings and Wheels will run from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Fiddlers convention this weekend

MONTEREY — The 4th annual Highland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention will open tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, to welcome campers.  Gates open to campgrounds south of the fairgrounds at noon. At 7:30 p.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • July 5 — Major Bryan, Deputy Colaw, Deputy Bryan IV and Virginia State Police responded to a report of a noise complaint on Thomastown Road.  • July 5 — Deputy Fry and Bryan IV responded to a report of a More...

Early Files

Carl Williams ‘more than a coach’

Editor’s note: This article was taken from the July 19, 1990 Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Danny Smith was editor.  More...

50 years ago

JULY 15, 1965

• Because of the congested parking situation on Spruce Street, Monterey Town Council has found it necessary to erect two-hour parking limit signs to limit parking between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

25 years ago

JULY 19, 1990

• The engagement of Victoria Ann Hess and Gregory William Isles is announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Hess of Circleville, Ohio. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Board should do rural area a favor

The Bath Community Hospital board still struggles to regain trust and rebuild relationships with our community. The fact that Dr. Michael Bost has decided to leave his practice is just one more indication the board has much work to do.  More...

Pictorial

The new Highland County Courthouse side doors are getting new roofs after supervisors approved a measure to add the expense in order to protect the new doors. More...

Making friends

Wonders of the Woods A closer look at our natural world

I captured a memorable moment on camera one day recently when I was staying with my Godparents for an extended visit at their cozy home in upstate New York. I made close friends with a chipmunk who lived in their wooded yard.  More...

Breaking News - 7/16/2015 2:02 PM

Highland power expected to return tonight  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Since about 7 a.m. Thursday, July 16, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative customers and BARC Electric Cooperative customers fed by SVEC have been without power. More...

Photos

The Millboro High School Class of 1966 included these movers and shakers, from left, Dot Kennedy Townsend, Mollie Cauley Anderson, Larry Anderson and Mason Cauthorn. More...

Chamber’s new director moves to new office

MONTEREY — Highland’s new ambassador for commerce and tourism is applying her skills as a businesswoman to boost the county as a place to live and do business.  The Highland County Chamber of Commerce has a new base of operations to More...

Board determines easement consistent with county plan

WARM SPRINGS — A conservation easement for Boxwood Farm is consistent with the Bath County Comprehensive Plan, the board of supervisors ruled Tuesday.  More...

Photos

More than 30 members of the Millboro High School classes of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960 attended the big reunion Saturday at Millboro Elementary School. More...

In brief …

Highland Tourism Council

• Monday, the Highland Tourism Council asked if any citizens have photos of motorcycling in Highland for use in advertisements promoting tourism. More...

In brief ...

Highland Tourism Council

• Monday, the Highland Tourism Council asked if any citizens have photos of motorcycling in Highland for use in advertisements promoting tourism. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, Becky Walker told Monterey Town Council she has poor water pressure at her home on Academy Hill. Council member Ronald Wimer suggested asking plant operator Mike Isles to flush the hydrant. More...

In brief ...

• Superintendent Dr. Thomas Schott updated the Highland school board Monday about the network wiring project nearing completion in the high school. Other work will include ventilation, concrete, wheelchair ramps and asphalt. More...

Voter registration drive training scheduled

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Elections and local general registrars will conduct voter registration drive training mandated by Virginia Code.  More...

Health center returns to Wings and Wheels

CLIFTON FORGE — Riverside Health Center, formerly the Allegheny Highlands Free Clinic, will offer free blood sugar screening with Hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c) and assistance with recertification/applications during the upcoming Wings and Wheels even More...

Obituaries

MILDRED LEE BROWN RAINES

MONTEREY — Mildred Lee Brown Raines, 90, of Circleville, W.Va., passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Lucy Elaine Vandevander, in Monterey.  She was born on Dec. More...

ROBERT EUGENE ENTSMINGER

MILLBORO — Robert Eugene Entsminger, 74, of Millboro, died Friday, July 10, 2015 at LewisGale Medical Center, Salem.  He was born Dec. More...

THE REV. JAMES H. CUNNINGHAM

CENTREVILLE — The Rev. James H. Cunningham of Centreville died July 6, 2015, in Centreville.   He was born May 17, 1924, the son of James E. Cunningham and Mildred Brown Cunningham, in Wheeling, W.Va.  More...

Home & Property

Bath art show opens Saturday

HOT SPRINGS – The 51st annual Bath County Art Show opens Saturday, July 18 at 1 p.m. at Valley Elementary School. More...

Youth getting to work around Highland Co.

MONTEREY — It’s a busy summer for young people of Highland County, and The Highland Center’s youth programs are in full swing.  More...

Bell, Hammer compete for 20th House District

MONTEREY — Three-term incumbent Del. Richard “Dickie” Bell, a Republican, and opponent Will Hammer, a Libertarian, are facing off for the Virginia House of Delegates 20th District seat that includes Highland County. More...

Letters

Highland chamber seeks volunteers for fair shifts

Editor, The Recorder,  Yippee! It’s almost fair time. Yeah, I know; seems we just did this about two months ago. Lots of organizations need lots of help. More...

Hospital should reduce dependence on ER

Editor, The Recorder,  In last week’s Recorder, along with the many letters supporting the Concerned Citizens Group and the (Bath Community Hospital) doctors, there was one that criticized the doctors for not seeing more patients per day.& More...

Bath hospital board urged to explain finances

Editor, The Recorder,  More...


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