October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

New council member sworn in

MONTEREY — Denise Botkin-Simmons took the oath of office Monday to fill the town council seat of Cody Cohen, who resigned last month.  “Our town needs a voice, and I have that voice,” Simmons said, after circuit court clerk Loi More...

Sheriff’s office invites trick or treaters Sat.

MONTEREY — The Highland County Sheriff’s Office invites parents to add the office to their lists of places for little ghouls and goblins to visit for trick or treat on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. More...

Deputy gets media training

MONTEREY — Highland Deputy Bob Kelly has earned certification in media relations by the Virginia State Police.  Kelly completed a one-day class taught by Corrine Geller, public relations manager for the VSP. More...

2 Bath schools fully accredited

WARM SPRINGS — Two of Bath County’s three schools are fully accredited for 2015 under the state Standards of Learning program.  Bath County High School and Millboro Elementary School are fully accredited while Valley Elementary Schoo More...

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A mantis perched on blades of grass while waiting for mealtime in Highland. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Voters and issues: The big picture

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Next week’s general elections in Bath and Highland will result an upcoming four years of new faces. More...

Where to vote in Bath, Highland

Bath County precincts  •Valley Springs District — Ashwood Methodist Church, 5674 Sam Snead Highway.  •Williamsville District — Burnsville Precinct, Cavern Valley Community Center, 9215 Tower Hill Road.  •Will More...

Registrar information for Bath and Highland

The Virginia State Board of Elections states, “In summary, your local General Registrar’s duties include but are not limited to:  ¦ Maintaining the office of the General Registrar and establishing and maintaining additional public pl More...

BATH COUNTY CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF

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BATH COUNTY CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE

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BATH COUNTY CANDIDATE FOR TREASURER

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HIGHLAND CANDIDATE FOR COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

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HIGHLAND COUNTY CANDIDATES FOR CLERK OF COURT

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HIGHLAND CANDIDATE FOR TREASURER

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BATH CANDIDATES FOR DELEGATE, 24th DISTRICT

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Duties of elected county officials

The following information is available at http://hodcap.state.va.us/publications/ VGIB.pdf posted online at www.sbe. virginia.gov, outlining the responsibilities for elected boards and constitutional officers. The Board of Supervisors More...

Voting rights are Virginia law

Editor’s note: The following information is provided by the Virginia Department of Elections, as a summary from the Code of Virginia’s laws on elections.  If you have a disability or mobility issue:   More...

Reverend keeps watch over Three Gables

HEAD WATERS — It’s that time of the year when our attention turns to ghosts, goblins and mysterious graveyards. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath EDA honors Millboro Elementary

MILLBORO — When you’re No. More...

Agenda

Bath County School Board — Nov. 3 Closed meeting: 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting: 7 p.m. Valley Elementary School   More...

Schools work on comprehensive plan

HOT SPRINGS — Preparing students, partnering with families and responsible use of financial resources are some of the goals in a proposed comprehensive plan for Bath County Public Schools.  More...

Sports

Knights surge past Chargers

BUCHANAN — Bath County scored the game’s first points Friday night, but James River took over from there and defeated the Chargers 52-7.  More...

Blues beat Bath on Senior Night

HOT SPRINGS — It was Senior Night for the Bath County volleyball team last Thursday, but Parry McCluer put a damper on the celebration with a straight-set win over the Chargers.  More...

Highland cross country runs at Craig

NEW CASTLE — The Highland cross country teams traveled to Fenwick Mines last Wednesday to compete with Craig County, James River and Parry McCluer.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Oct.18 — Deputy McRoberts responded to a report of a stranded motorist in the Lake Moomaw area.  • Oct.18 — Fry responded to a report of a vehicle crash in Healing Springs.  • Oct.18 — Fr More...

Early Files

Hammer Chevrolet closes after 74 years

Editor’s note: The following story was first published July 4, 1997. P. Lea Campbell was publisher and editor.   More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 28, 1965

• Harry R. Boyd of Hyattsville, Md. received whiplash injury to his neck Friday at 4 p.m. when his 1963 Chevrolet sedan was struck in the side by a 1964 Buick driven by Beulah Lousia Williams of Diamonds, Ohio. The mishap occurred on U.S. More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBER 1, 1990

• Volunteers from nine business and civic organizations picked up trash along county roads last Saturday during the first Adopt-A-Highway day in Bath County. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Changing faces, fresh perspectives

Next week’s elections will result in a new slate of officers in Bath and Highland in roles where current officials are stepping down.  While it’s always good to have new ideas and strategies from folks who can bring a different persp More...

Get prepared for winter months ahead

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — The first frost sets us into to action to prepare for the cold wintry days ahead. Part of preparation for the upcoming winter months is being advised of roads in need of minor repairs or maintenance throughout the community. More...

Conservation easements, growth areas to get review

WARM SPRINGS — Requests for conservation easements have resulted in spirited discussion and split votes at recent Bath County Planning Commission meetings, and planners discussed Monday how to better refine the process for dealing with such req More...

Objections intensify against FERC, proposed pipelines

MONTEREY — Citizen and environmental groups are stepping up protests against the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline by calling on federal regulators to change the way they do business.  More...

Planners review plan for Ernie’s Market building

MONTEREY — The old Ernie’s Market, which has stood vacant for a few years, might breathe some new life into town if a plan for a food manufacturing business is approved.  The Highland County Planning Commission held an initial review More...

Council nominates Simmons to fill seat

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council discussed two potential residents who could replace the council seat vacated by Cody Cohen last month — Denise Simmons and Richard “R.D.” Robinson.  More...

In brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• Last Wednesday, Highland supervisors heard reports from the Highland County Chamber of Commerce, Highland Tourism Council, Economic Development Authority, The Highland Center, and the Highland County Planning Commission.   More...

Scams on rise

MONTEREY — A rash of more than 20 reported scams in recent weeks has put Highland residents on alert.  According to authorities, Highland is not alone; there is wave nationwide of con games masquerading as the Internal Revenue Service and More...

Photos

Virginia State Trooper Todd Brendel taught students survival skills at the Hot Springs Fire Department Friday. More...

Who’s on the ballot?

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Voter I.D.: Take it with you to polls

Virginia voters are reminded that under law passed by the 2000 General Assembly, they are now required to provide identification (ID) at the polls, or sign an Affirmation of Identification at the polls, in order to vote at the polls. More...

BATH CANDIDATE FOR COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

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BATH COUNTY CANDIDATES FOR CLERK OF THE COURT

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HIGHLAND COUNTY CANDIDATES FOR SUPERVISOR

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HIGHLAND COUNTY CANDIDATES FOR SHERIFF

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HIGHLAND CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE

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HIGHLAND CANDIDATES FOR DELEGATE, 20th DISTRICT

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CANDIDATE FOR SENATE

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Photos

Nancy Vance’s art reception was held on Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Highland County Public Library, with 30-40 people who turned out to admire her work. Her photo exhibit will be up through Nov. More...

Obituaries

JACKIE WAYNE WOODZELL SR.

HOT SPRINGS — Jackie Wayne Woodzell Sr., 79, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at his residence.  He was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Hot Springs, the son of the late James R. Woodzell Sr. and Virginia May Green.  More...

ANITA PAIGE LAYTON MCELWEE

STAUNTON— Anita Paige Layton McElwee, 81, of Staunton, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 at King’s Daughters Nursing Home.  She was born Sept. More...

RICHARD WILLIAM ‘WILLIE’ BROWN

MONTEREY — Richard William “Willie” Brown, 29, of Monterey, passed away Oct. More...

Home & Property

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Former Homestead Chef Albert Schnarwyler enjoyed an exciting reunion with many of his former staff last week at the Country Café. More...

Bath, Highland invited to join solar co-op

LEXINGTON — Neighbors in Rockbridge County have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters.  The Rockbridge Area Conservation Council, Main Street Lexington, the Virginia Co More...

Hospital to recognize law enforcement officers

LOW MOOR – In support of local law enforcement, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany is holding a “Blue Out” on Friday, Nov. More...

Letters

Don’t associate God with political affiliation, status

Editor, The Recorder,  Who speaks for God? More...

Pray to save lost souls: Be on ‘winning side’

Editor, The Recorder,  I don’t have a license to preach, but neither did Robert Sheffey, who was one of the greatest preachers in 1800s.  More...

Riverside Health Center set to close this Dec. 31

Editor, The Recorder,  After 17 years serving as a free clinic for low income, uninsured people of the Allegheny  Highlands, Riverside Health Center is formally ceasing operations as of Dec. 31. More...


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