October 8, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Wildlife areas are tourism focus

MONTEREY — A contingent from the Verona office of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries exchanged ideas with the Highland Tourism Council Monday on how to improve public access to Highland’s wildlife management areas, both More...

In brief ...

Highland County Tourism Council

• Monday, Donna Bedwell and Dorothy Stephenson of the Highland Tourism Council reported successful tours for travel writers as part of an initiative of the Virginia Mountain Region. More...

Photos

A tributary of Strait Creek was trimmed in autumn gold. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, Oct. 13 – 7 p.m. • Public hearing — Consider amending More...

Highland Center awarded $100,000 USDA grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced The Highland Center is one of the major recipients of U.S. More...

In brief ...

Highland supervisors

• Heavy equipment deliveries for the Monterey electric utility substation were to begin today, Thursday, Oct. 8, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., with possible road closures, Sheriff Tim Duff told Highland supervisors Tuesday. More...

Special Sections

Schools

On-time graduation rate near state average

MILLBORO — Bath County High School’s on-time graduation rate for 2015 was 89 percent, just below the state average of 90.5 percent.  More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath school board appointed David Carroll as a vehicle driver and accepted the resignation of Bath County High School aide Sandra Smith.   More...

Sports

Homecoming not so happy for Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Playing its homecoming game a day early because of forecasted heavy rain on Friday, Bath County, fell to Pocahontas 20-6.  Early on, the game was a defensive struggle, the first quarter being full of three and outs and stalle More...

Blues sweep Bath

BUENA VISTA — The Bath County volleyball team traveled to Parry Mc- Cluer Tuesday night and fell to the Blues in straight sets, 25-10, 25-17, 25-12.  Katie Via had five kills for the Chargers, while Savannah Riley added four.  More...

Winter coaches appointed

MILLBORO — Coaches for winter activities were appointed Tuesday night by the Bath County School Board.  Terry Bradley was appointed as head boys’ basketball coach, Mike Skeens as volunteer assistant and Zach Woodzell as JV coach. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Sept. 27 — Deputy Rexrode responded to a report of a tree blocking the road on Sam Snead Highway.  • Sept. More...

Early Files

Photo

In 1900, when this picture was taken, folks were talking of the new “horseless carriage,” so these three young men of Monterey informed the authorities that they would drive a “hors More...

Highland camp seeks OK

Editor’s note: The following article was first published Oct. 4, 1990. P. Lea Campbell was publisher and editor. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 7, 1965

• The Highland County Board met Monday and approved the audits for the three county elementary schools for the year 1964-65. The board also listened to two requests for school bus route changes, but took no action.  More...

Feds evaluate public worries about pipeline

FERC responds to Sen. Kaine

MONTEREY — The federal agency overseeing the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline downplayed Sen. Tim Kaine’s concerns about public input, despite criticism over scoping meetings, garbled transcripts, and unanswered questions.  More...

Judge upholds pipeline survey access

MONTEREY — Nelson County land- owners who claim unconstitutionality of Virginia survey permission law weighed their options to appeal a Sept. More...

Corrections

• The press release issued Sept. 29 announcing the addition of Veronica Ortiz, M.D. to the medical staff at Bath Community Hospital referenced the recently signed contract of Dr. Joaquin Barbara. The press release mistakenly said Dr. More...

Perdue seeks re-election in Warm Springs District

WARM SPRINGS — Warm Springs District supervisor Bart Perdue says there is unfinished business he wants to see to completion, and that’s a major reason he is running for a second term on the Bath County Board of Supervisors.  More...

Ratcliffe hopes to become Warm Springs supervisor

WARM SPRINGS — Wanting to see that more voices are heard by Bath County government, Matt Ratcliffe is running for the Warm Springs District seat on the Bath County Board of Supervisors.  More...

Photos

The Bath County Commissioner of the Revenue office has been recognized for outstanding public service contribution to the community through the Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication, More...

Obituaries

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MALCOLM "MAC" HILL  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Malcolm Whitlock “Mac” Hill, 93, of Monterey, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 at his home.Born Aug. 22, 1922 in Norfolk, he was a son of the late Norman Nash and Pearl Effie (Sherman) Hill. More...

ERMA JEAN ECKARD

SUGAR GROVE, W.Va. — Erma Jean Eckard, 76, widow of Charles “Jack” Jacky Eckard Sr. of Sugar Grove, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.  She was born Dec. More...

MARGIE ELIZABETH GWIN SIMMONS

AMARILLO, Texas — Margie Elizabeth Gwin Simmons, 86, passed away Oct. 3, 2015.  She was born Nov. 30, 1928, in Bath County, Va., to Alice and Cecil Gwin.   More...

Home & Property

House candidate addresses health care

HOT SPRINGS — Speaking to a gathering at Piney Grove Baptist Church recently, Democratic House of Delegates candidate Ellen Arthur called for Virginia to approve Medicaid expansion that would bring additional federal health care money to the st More...

Marker approved for Camp Mont Shenandoah

RICHMOND — A historical highway marker for Camp Mont Shenandoah in Millboro is one of six announced Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  More...

Raffle winner announced

HOT SPRINGS — The Emory United Methodist Church Cemetery Association recently conducted a raffle to raise money for a cemetery road-paving project. More...

Letters

Plein Air festival planners welcoming, friendly

Editor, The Recorder,  I was privileged to be part of the Bath County Plein Air Festival for the third year, this past week.  Once again, the community welcomed all of us warmly. More...

Pipeline bidders: ‘You get what you pay for’

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Anachronistic biblical texts don’t apply in modern times

Editor, The Recorder,  A recent writer to this letters section has noted his agreement with the verses of the Old Testament describing God’s laws for the early Jews. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Area should be enjoyed

As the Highland Tourism Council has discussed for months, there must be a way to help residents and visitors access the 14,283 acres of state land here. More...

Pictorial

With the heavy rain and potential flooding predicted for last weekend, Bath County offered free sandbags to residents Friday. Chris Essex (standing) and Rachel Essex took advantage of the offer. More...

Where to send a thank-you note

We have heard from many readers this week who are delighted by the new searchable archives of The Recorder provided by the Library of Virginia.  Several have asked how to express their gratitude. We suggest thank-you notes be sent to: Errol S. More...


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