October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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Horses from the Dare to Dream Therapeutic Horsemanship Center wore decorations in the paddock of Fair Lawn Farm during Hands and Harvest in Highland. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

New analysis contends pro-pipeline claims flawed

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A new study casts doubts on claims made by Mountain Valley Pipeline proponents for economic benefits of the project in Virginia and West Virginia.  The report is by Key-Log Economics, and is titled “Reason for Cauti More...

White seeks fourth term as Highland treasurer

MONTEREY — Incumbent Highland County treasurer Lois White of Monterey is running unopposed for her fourth term in office.  Asked why she wants to be treasurer, White said she has worked in public service since she was 14. More...

Hall seeks return to Bath board

WARM SPRINGS — Stuart Hall has served nine terms on the Bath County Board of Supervisors for a total of 36 years in office. More...

HMC adds behavioral health department

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center is expanding services by adding a new behavioral health program.  As a new department within HMC, the program is led by Jeanne Flinn, program coordinator. More...

Solid waste fees trashed

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors amended the county code Tuesday to eliminate all fees for solid waste disposal.  County administrator Ashton Harrison recommended the move. More...

In brief ...

Bath Board of Supervisors

• At the Bath County supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, county administrator Ashton Harrison reported meals tax revenue was down about 20 percent in 2014 from what it was in 2013. More...

Young adult authors at BCPL

Authors of young adult fiction will visit the Bath County Public Library on Monday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Joy N. Hensley, a Virginia author, will join the library for a second time with her friend, Courtney C. More...

Donations make new trailer possible

WARM SPRINGS — Thanks to donations from Bath County citizens, the Bath County Sheriff’s Office has a new trailer and equipment.  Sheriff Robert Plecker saw the need for the trailer after his department had to conduct several search a More...

Wilderness First Aid course offered

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is offering an eight-week Wilderness First Aid course, beginning Oct. More...

BCH focuses on breast cancer this month

HOT SPRINGS – This October, Bath Community Hospital is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Bath Chargers outrun Highland Rams

MONTEREY — The Bath County Chargers traveled to Highland to compete on the Carl Mey Cross Country Course last Wednesday. Each team had one female runner. More...

Late touchdown gives Cougars win over Bath

HOT SPRINGS — Covington scored with 49 seconds left to take a 20-19 win over Bath County Friday night.  More...

Burns gets good experience at state golf tournament

IRVINGTON — Bath County’s Noah Burns finished 24th at the Group 1A state golf tournament this week, and his coach said he gained valuable experience from the trip. More...

Home & Property

Fall wildfire season begins

Residents reminded to use caution

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Daylight is getting shorter; nights are getting cooler. Sure, summer has officially ended, but more importantly, fall wildfire season is here. More...

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Garth Newel Music Center presents the second Fall Foliage Weekend with concerts Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, featuring the Aeolus String Quartet, and a concert Sunday, Oct. More...

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The Class of 1965 of Highland High School recently celebrated its 50th reunion at the Monterey United Methodist Church with entertainment by Cappie Hull and a delicious meal by the Highland Girl Scou More...

Letters

Delegate vows to represent in Richmond

Editor, The Recorder,  On Nov. 3, voters in Virginia will once again have the opportunity to exercise a most precious right – the right to vote in a free election. More...

Endorsement offered for Hupman in clerk’s race

Editor, The Recorder,  It is my understanding that Judy Hupman has presented herself to the citizens of Highland County as a candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court, Highland County, Virginia. More...

Appreciation expressed to Warm, Hot Springs

Editor, The Recorder,  As one of the artists fortunate enough to participate in the recent Bath County Plein Air Festival, I wanted to express my thanks to the towns of Warm and Hot Springs for all of the generosity and hospitality we were shown More...

Journalists impressed with Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS – Travel journalists who write for some of the nation’s most prominent publications took a tour of Bath, Highland, Alleghany and Craig counties last week.  The Virginia Mountains Region Fall Foliage Media Tour included 1 More...

Candidate forum draws large crowd

Staggered terms was topic of interest

WARM SPRINGS — A candidate forum last Thursday at the Old Dairy drew a crowd of more than 80 people to hear those running for local offices in Bath County give their views on a variety of issues.  Moderators Danny Cardwell and Jonah Windha More...

Get cooking at the hunt camp with new recipes

MONTEREY — It’s time for squirrel stew!  You and your friends are heading for the great outdoors to hunt, fish or hike, and you need some easy recipes to feed the crew. More...

Bath EDA to support Highland effort

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Economic Development Authority will support a grant Highland seeks to help grow its economy.  At its meeting last Wednesday night, the EDA unanimously agreed to support a building entrepreneurial economies gr More...

Hamilton seeks Williamsville seat

WARM SPRINGS — Lisa Hamilton says the desire to make a difference in the lives of families in Williamsville District and the Bath County community as a whole are a major part of why she decided to run for the district’s board of superviso More...

Phillips hopes to be supervisor

WARM SPRINGS — Rocklynn “Jay” Phillips wants to see Bath County move in a positive direction, and help in that effort; he is running for the Williamsville District seat on the board of supervisors.  Phillips is in a three-way r More...

Photos

Fall colors adorned these scenes near Hightown last weekend. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Green box sites closed

WARM SPRINGS — The green box sites located on Muddy Run and Dry Run roads are now closed. Bath County was unable to extend the temporary special use permits with the U.S. Forest Service, Bath County administrator Ashton Harrison said.  More...

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A car passed through a tunnel of gold in the Blue Grass Valley. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Come help with hygiene kits

McDOWELL — Refu- gees. Floods. Fires. Earthquakes. Mud slides. The list of human catastrophe in the evening news is seemingly endless, and overwhelming.  More...

Deeds seeks fourth term in senate

MONTEREY — State Sen. Creigh Deeds of Millboro is running unopposed for his fourth term in the Nov. 3 general elections. He has represented the 25th district since 2001. More...

Help available in finding ACA health care plans

WARM SPRINGS — Thousands of Americans have enrolled in health insurance plans through insurance exchanges hosted by individual states and in states like Virginia, which use the federally facilitated Marketplace at Healthcare.gov.  More...

Health, wellness fair set for Oct. 27

HOT SPRINGS — The Homestead and Bath Community Hospital are sponsoring the 11th annual Community Health and Wellness Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries

MALCOLM WHITLOCK ‘MAC’ HILL

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...

HERMAN ALSTON CAULEY,

MILLBORO – Herman Alston Cauley, 105, formerly of Millboro, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Highland House.  Born Sept. 11, 1910 in Bath County, he was a son of George William and Mollie Elizabeth Venable Cauley.  More...

DAISY FAUNTLEROY REDDICK

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Daisy Fauntleroy Reddick, 91, of Philadelphia and formerly of Bath County, passed away Oct. 9, 2015, in Philadelphia.  She was well known for her sweet nature, humor, and sense of style. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   Oct. 4 — Sgt. Smith responded to Crooked Spur Road for report of property damage.  Oct. 4 — Smith conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway.  Oct. More...

Early Files

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Thomas Stephenson of Mustoe bagged this beautiful bobcat in the 1980s. More...

Fire department to recommend county purchase equipment

Editor’s note: The following article was first published Thursday, Jan. 26, 1956. Joseph C. Pritchard and Pete Beckett were editors and publishers.   More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 14, 1965

• Sheriff Glen Hammer is investing the possible theft of 49 sheep from three different flocks belonging to Highland producers. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Need help? It’s here

If you think you need counseling, don’t put off finding it.  Mental and behavioral health is just as important as physical health, if not more so. More...

Pictorial

Last weekend’s Hands and Harvest Festival in Highland County was terrific. The chamber, the town, businesses, and volunteers did an outstanding job providing for guests. More...

Water-powered mills critical to area’s early economy

Natural Heritage

Editor’s note: The following essay is the 11th 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...


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