June 25, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Hospital board faces challenges

Meeting set for Friday

HOT SPRINGS — Last week, Bath County residents were alerted to potential changes at Bath Community Hospital on the board level, which have once again raised serious concerns. More...

Dominion weighs Highland pipeline worries

MONTEREY – Will Dominion satisfy Highland supervisors’ concerns over the proposed interstate natural gas transmission pipeline? Probably not, unless federal regulators step in. More...

Sheriff’s office holds ‘active shooter’ training

HOT SPRINGS — One of law enforcement’s major tasks is to be prepared for a worst-case scenario, and the Bath County Sheriff’s Office was doing just that last week. More...

Improvements to be made on HCPS ballfield

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisors voted in favor of major improvements at the school ball fields last Wednesday. “It’s urgent that we get these facilities back in shape,” supervisor David Blanchard said. More...

In brief ...

Highland County supervisors

• Last Wednesday, Highland supervisors approved granting a nine-foot easement to Big Fish Cider Co. to provide forklift access to the rear of the building fronting on Spruce Street in Monterey. More...

In brief ...

Bath LEPC

• At the LEPC meeting Tuesday, co-chair Harold King said work on a Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster group for Bath would restart after being on hold since late last year. More...

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The library is open in Mill Gap! Ruritan president Sherry Sullenberger, with Caroline Smith, Phyllis and Joe Brock, pose beside the first of the Little Free Libraries to be built in Highland County. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath schools appoint classified personnel

WARM SPRINGS — At its closeout meeting Monday, the Bath County School Board approved classified personnel for the 2015-16 school year. More...

Sports

Nearly 250 athletes compete in ‘Moomaw Madness’

LAKE MOOMAW — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 12th annual Bath County “Moomaw Madness” Triathlon Saturday morning. Despite a forecast of rain, about 250 competitors came out to take part in this year’s event. More...

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Students of American Freestyle Karate - Highlands worked very hard for weeks to earn their yellow belts during graduation Thursday, June 18. More...

Greenbrier Classic starts Monday

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Greenbrier Classic gets underway on Monday as the PGA Tour makes its way to the Old White TPC course for the sixth time. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 14 — Deputy James Rexrode responded to a noise complaint in Millboro Springs. • June 14 — Rexrode responded to Paul Siple Drive for a barking dog. More...

Early Files

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This post card of Standing Rock was found in an antique store in Harrisonburg by Mark Hodge. More...

School board slashes local funds

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the July 2, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Highland school shortfall of $18,848 appropriated by board

MONTEREY — The Highland County School Board has reduced a $33,635 carry over deficit of county funds at the beginning of the 1980-81 fiscal year to a $18,848 shortfall. More...

Opinions & Commentary

First: Do no harm

We continue to hold out hope for Bath Community Hospital. With six new members and a full agenda, its board meets Friday to hash over the future of our hospital. More...

Pictorial

Bath County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Dewey Knick, the county’s school resource officer, conducted an active shooter training exercise last Thursday at Bath County High School. More...

Gun violence victims need help

MONTEREY — It’s a reprehensible repetition. I met Clementa Pinkmey on the job. Before joining The Recorder, I was in South Carolina working for electric utilities, and he was one of the many legislators I needed to know. More...

Breaking News - 1:10 PM

Teen drowned at Lake Moomaw

Multiple agencies respond to Friday's search

LAKE MOOMAW — A 15-year-old Tazewell County boy drowned Friday afternoon while swimming at the beach area of Lake Moomaw.Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker said the teen and his family were camping at the Dominion Power Recreation Area in Mountain Gr More...

Breaking News - 9:53 AM

BCH board names Landreth CEO

Changes board bylaws

Editor's note: The Bath Community Hospital board issued the following information and statements Monday following Friday's board meeting.HOT SPRINGS – At its meeting Friday, June 26, the Bath Community Hospital Board of Directors named Kathy Landreth More...

Next step in broadband project up to counties, consultant says

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — A study of a broadband telecommunications plan for Bath and Highland is scheduled to be completed this month, and what happens after that is up to the two counties, the consultant working on the plan said. More...

Schools buy bus, complete projects

WARM SPRINGS — Using savings from the 2014-15 budget, Bath County Public Schools was able to obtain a bus and complete several projects. More...

Voting machines, precincts at issue

MONTEREY — As of last week, Highland County had yet to determine which precincts will remain open this November. More...

Conservation easement gets nod

WARM SPRINGS — By a 3-2 vote Monday, the Bath County Planning Commission recommended approving a conservation easement for Boxwood Farm. Planners Monroe Farmer, John Loeffler and Trudy Woodzell voted in favor of the recommendation. More...

In brief ...

• At its 2014-15 closeout meeting Monday, the board appointed Larry Entsminger as a bus driver and accepted the resignations of Mark Hall, computer lab manager at Bath County High School, and Brian Tuning, civics teacher at Valley Elementary Sch More...

Women’s retreat hosted this August  Free Access 

MONTEREY — If you’ve reached a certain point in your life, there’s a retreat you don’t want to miss — a chance to reflect on where you’ve been and where you’re going. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 6/28/2015 7:31 AM

MARY HISE  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Mary Irene Hise, 88, of Monterey, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Envoy of Staunton.  She was born December 4, 1926 in Highland County, a daughter of the late James and Viola (Edmond) Lowry.   More...

GREGORY LEE ‘GREG’ JAMISON

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Gregory Lee “Greg” Jamison, 47 of Franklin, formerly of Thorn Creek, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at U.Va. Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., due to injuries sustained from a fall. More...

MELANIE JEAN SMITH

HIGHTOWN — Melanie Jean Smith, 40, wife of Tracy M. Smith of the Hightown Community of Highland County passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. She was born Feb. More...

Home & Property

Storyteller weaves a delightful spell

WARM SPRINGS – The license plate on Dylan Pritchett’s car reads “Aesop.” How perfectly fitting for a masterful storyteller. More...

Gospel concert in Covington Sunday

COVINGTON – First Presbyterian Church will present “An Afternoon of Gospel Hymns and Songs” at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 28. The concert is the first event in the summer Music on the Corner series. More...

Cooling assistance now available in Highland

MONTEREY — Highland County Department of Social Services is accepting Cooling Assistance applications through Aug. 15, as part of the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Energy Assistance Program. More...

Letters

Security measures: Necessary in Highland?

Editor, The Recorder, More...

What’s the point on gun laws? Look at Texas

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Bath community needs its doctors, hospital

Editor, The Recorder, I am writing again to remind citizens of Bath County and surrounding areas that it has become increasingly evident that some of the same members of the Bath Community Hospital Board will not move pass old grievances with regards More...


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