October 20, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Highland Center hosts press association board  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Members of the Virginia Press Association board held their annual fall meeting in Monterey Oct. 13- 14, enjoying perfect mountain weather and nearly peak leaf season. More...

Hall opts for jury trial

WARM SPRINGS – Through his attorney, in a phone call Tuesday with Judge Jay Wetsel, Williamsville district supervisor Stuart Hall requested a jury trial.  Hall was indicted Sept. More...

Anderson declines payment from Bath EDA

WARM SPRINGS — Although owed a fee of $7,000 from the Bath County Economic Development Authority for contractual services, consultant Wayne Anderson politely declined payment as he concluded his business relationship with the EDA during its mee More...

Rexrode joins EDA, Mitchell steps down

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority welcomed new member Jason Rexrode and bid farewell to longtime member Betty Mitchell, who resigned effective Oct. 10 and whose term expires in June 2017. More...

Turn in unused drugs this Saturday, Oct. 22

MONTEREY — On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. More...

Help for heating, cooling available through DSS

MONTEREY — Contact the Highland County Social Services for help with heating and cooling bills or equipment needs.  More...

Bath LEPC gets update on plane crash rescue

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Emergency Services Coordinator Andy Seabolt gave a report to Bath’s Local Emergency Planning Committee Tuesday about the successful rescue of two people from a small plane crash Oct. 7.  More...

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From left, Josh Moyers, Mike Hilbert, Vernon Wooddell, David Swecker, Dale McCusker, and Susan McCusker gathered at Alleghany Meats last for the donation of sausage to flood victims in West Virginia, More...

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The “Art to Wear” exhibit by Tate Swecker Dunn, left, opened Sunday in the Highland County Public Library Mountain View Room. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chamber holds golf tournament at the Cascades

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted what could be its last event on Oct. 9.  More...

Pigskin Report

DENVER — John Phillips and the Denver Broncos fell to San Diego 21-13 in NFL action last week.  The Bath County native had three catches for 31 yards playing offense and special teams in the contest.  His season statistics thus far in More...

Chargers fall to Mustangs

ELLISTON — The Bath County volleyball team traveled to Eastern Montgomery on Tuesday evening, and fell to the Mustangs in four sets.  The Bath varsity squad won the first set in a closely matched game, 25- 23. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Oct. 9 — Deputy Rexrode spoke to a citizen about some items taken from a residence. • Oct. 9 — Deputy Colaw responded to Hot Springs for a report of illegal parking. • Oct. 10 — Sgt. More...

Early Files

Miracles wrought from prayer

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 18, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 20, 1966

• Despite a cloudy and threatening sky, Monterey Garden Club’s Fall Foliage Festival Saturday was considered a moderate success with many visitors calling at Highland High School to partake of a jam, and Allegheny Mountain Trout dinner and More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 18, 1991

• More than 30 neighbors of the Virginia Power Pumped Storage Facility were concerned enough about the possibility it might break down to attend an informational meeting held to hear about VEPCO’s emergency plans. More...

Bath women earn equestrian awards  Free Access 

HOT SPRINGS — Two Bath County women received awards in the Virginia Trail Riders 30-mile equestrian endurance ride at The Homestead last week. More...

Landowner: ‘Dominion would just dig us up and throw us out’

MONTEREY – Call it a Catch-22 for rural America.  Looking back, landowners say they went from feeling secure to defenseless, despite donating acreage to a legally binding, state-run program to prevent development.  More...

Nine arraigned in Bath County Circuit Court

WARM SPRINGS – A parade of people indicted by a Bath County grand jury Sept. 16 appeared before Judge Jay Wetsel Tuesday morning in circuit court.  More...

Four face trial after music festival incident

MONTEREY — Monday, Highland County Circuit Court Judge John Wetsel Jr. set trial dates for four cases stemming from an alleged wounding incident the night of the Blue Grass Valley Music Festival this summer.  More...

Correction

In The Recorder’s Oct. 6 report, “Meeting in support of supervisors ends abruptly,” Bath County resident and EDA member John Fischer was described as an organizer of the event. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Monday, Oct. 24 • 6:30 p.m. Bath County Courthouse Room 115   More...

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The Bath County Sheriff’s Office conducted a firearms safety program for kids at the Bath Alum shooting range on Saturday. More...

BCH implements new collections plan

HOT SPRINGS — Over the past four years, as health insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket costs continue to increase, most health care facilities have begun collecting payments during the registration process. More...

What’s on the ballot?

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Voters in Bath and Highland will find two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot Nov. 8, in addition to the presidential candidates and those for the House of Representatives in the sixth district. More...

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This is a growing field of pink flags, each placed in memory of a cancer victim, on the front lawn of the First and Citizens Bank in Mitchelltown. The flags are part of the Doris L. More...

BZA approves appeal for Speyside stave mill

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved an appeal filed by attorney Chris Singleton on behalf of the Bath County Economic Development Authority.  More...

Obituaries

JULIAN WINFRED HINER

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Julian Winfred Hiner, 87, of Mountain Grove, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016.  Born Dec. 26, 1928, in Mountain Grove, he was a son of the late Lloyd Winfred and Susie Chestnut Hiner.  More...

Home & Property

Benefit thrift shop to open

MONTEREY – A new thrift shop offering donated clothing and accessories will open 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21 to support purchase of equipment and supplies for Highland Medical Center.  More...

HHS Thanksgiving food drive begins Nov. 1

MONTEREY – The Highland High School chapter of the National Honor Society has increased its goal to benefit local families in need of food this Thanksgiving.  Students Breanna Judy and Allison Stump head up the NHS-sponsored food drive as More...

Time to get hunting licenses

RICHMOND —With the muzzleloader and general firearms deer seasons just around the corner, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries reminds hunters to purchase hunting licenses early to avoid the opening day rush for both seasons. More...

Letters

Sheriff’s office praised for firearms safety

Editor, The Recorder,  I would like to take the time to recognize the Bath County sheriff’s department for the wonderful job they did with the kids’ day at the range.  It was a fantastic time, and the kids learned firearms safet More...

Supervisors’ actions stem from self-serving motives

Editor, The Recorder,  As elected representatives, the Bath County supervisors have limited authority to act and make decisions in the best interest of the citizens they represent. More...

Vote for Trump, Pence for prosperity in USA

Editor, The Recorder,  There are a lot of dates in America and Virginia history that are very important — the 4th of July, the attack on America, Dec. 7, 1941. Why have they slipped through the cracks in the past several generations? More...


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