November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Questions raised about fracking in Highland

MONTEREY — George Washington National Forest has released a long-awaited revision of its management plan stating, with the exception of forest in eastern and western Highland County, GWNF is still mostly unavailable for oil and gas leasing. More...

EDA gets good responses for developing new plan

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Economic Development Authority members said last week they are pleased with responses to a request for proposal to develop an economic development plan for the county. More...

Correction

• In the page 2 story “Highland Schools recognize, honor veterans,” of the Nov. 13th edition of The Recorder, the soldier in the letter from Darlene Puffenbarger was incorrectly listed as J. Wesley Hevener. More...

EDA proposes pipeline seminar

MONTEREY – The Highland Economic Development Authority has sent a recommendation to supervisors for an educational seminar featuring two experts on pipeline rights-of-way options for landowners. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors,Town Hall meeting,Bath County Courthouse Room 115, Tuesday, Dec. 2 — 2 p.m.• George Washington National Forest Plan Presentation — Patrick More...

Demonstrators brave cold to make their point

HOT SPRINGS — About 50 demonstrators braved bitter cold and wind Tuesday afternoon to show their support for Dr. More...

Hunting licenses and fees: What you should know

RICHMOND, According to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, every person who is required to have a license must carry such license and shall show the license immediately upon request of any officer whose duty it is to enforce the game and inl More...

Hunting regulations specific for national forest, game department lands

RICHMOND — There are specific regulations that apply to national or state managed lands with regard to hunting. According to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, here’s what hunters need to know: More...

Special Sections

Schools

Students get to explore colleges

MONTEREY — Highland High School will host a college fair from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. More...

BCHS state finalist in STEM

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School is a Virginia state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. More...

Home & Property

100th anniversary celebration set for courthouse

WARM SPRINGS – A centennial celebration of the Bath County Courthouse will be held Friday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. in, fittingly, the Circuit Courtroom, upstairs in the venerable brick building on Courthouse Hill in Warm Springs. More...

Outdoor safety program beginning

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County emergency services and law enforcement personnel have begun a program to hopefully keep those who enjoy the county’s outdoor activities safer. More...

Highland Community Chorus to perform during Wintertide

MONTEREY — This will be the third year the Highland Community Chorus will perform a Christmas Concert during Wintertide weekend. More...

Early Files

Board faces tough choice

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 1, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher. More...

Photo

The Bath County Recreation Department Swim Team competed against Lexington Country Club and Glen Maury Swim Team from Buena Vista on Saturday, July 28, 1984. More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 19, 1964

• Linotype was moved into the new home of the Highland Recorder on Water Street in Monterey. Sheriff Glen Hammer watched as Zane P. King and Keith Simmons operated a forklift to jockey the heavy machine into position. More...

Breaking News - 9:56 AM

BCH seeks to have case moved out of Bath County

HOT SPRINGS — Today, the defendants sued Oct. 29 by Dr. More...

Breaking News - 11/20/2014 1:57 PM

Dominion plans next open house in Highland  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Dominion has scheduled the next round of informational open houses for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, an interstate gas pipeline proposed to go through Highland from West Virginia to North Carolina. An open house will take place Jan. More...

Man found guilty on 2 rape counts

WARM SPRINGS – After 10 hours hearing testimony and deliberating, a Bath County jury convicted James Lelin Salmons last Wednesday of two counts of aggravated sexual battery of a minor. Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin presided. More...

Highland to address Ebola

MONTEREY — The Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee agreed last Thursday to invite first responders and Highland Medical Center employees to a presentation by the district office of the Virginia Department of Health on how to respond to More...

Clogging group celebrates 25 years of dance

MONTEREY – There are countless trophies on the shatudio. Every one of them was earned by a dedicated troupe of dancers who make hard work look like fun. More...

McCaig to read from ‘Ruth’s Journey’

MONTEREY — Bestselling author Donald McCaig will host benefit readings from his new book, “Ruth’s Journey: The Authorized Novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind” this weekend in Bath, Highland and Roc More...

Check your game, validate tags

RICHMOND — All hunters (unless license exempt) killing a bear, deer, elk, or turkey are required to validate an appropriate tag on their bear, deer, turkey license (big game license), bonus deer permit, or special permit (DCAP, DMAP, or DPOP) a More...

What’s new for the 2014-15 hunting season?

RICHMOND — Legislation was passed in the 2014 General Assembly Session that impacts hunting and fishing, and is shared by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 11/20/2014 1:53 PM

Henry Eagle  Free Access 

LYNCHBURG — Henry Clark Eagle Jr., 89, of Lynchburg and formerly of Head Waters, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born May 5, 1925 in McDowell, a son of the late Henry C. More...

EARL BLAINE HADDIX

MILLBORO — Earl Blaine Haddix, 85, of Millboro, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at Millboro. He was born in Philippi, W.Va., the son of the late James Guy Haddix and Ruby Edith Lake Haddix. More...

Sports

King fares well at state cross country meet

THE PLAINS — Bath County sophomore Virginia King traveled to the Great Meadows course in Fauquier County for the state Group 1A cross country meet last Friday, and improved her time over her appearance in last year’s state meet. More...

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The Highland high school and middle school volleyball teams competed against alumni and faculty Friday night in the Rams’ annual Pink Night. The event raised $434.65 for the Susan G. More...

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Bath County senior Clay Robertson looks for an open teammate during a drill at Monday’s boys’ basketball practice as head coach Steve Shaver gives directions. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

• Nov. 9 — Deputy J. Bryan IV, Deputy Michael Colaw, and Virginia State Police responded to an accident on Cowpasture River Highway. • Nov. More...

Letters

Bath board not listening to majority, resident says

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Bath hospital board should work toward trust

Editor, The Recorder, Our hospital board should examine its recently diagnosed, grave internal diseases, and prescribe transparent actions going forward to instill trust and credibility into the community and into hospital staff, and to reassure dono More...

Bath citizens need to let process play out at BCH

Editor, The Recorder, As I’ve watched the events concerning Bath Community Hospital over the past few weeks, I’d decided that I would not speak up, believing that doing so would only continue the debate and acrimony, and that only time wo More...

Opinions & Commentary

Patience, civility, time required

Bath Community Hospital dispute

There’s nothing quite like a small town rumor mill. We were astonished at the number of times we heard various speculation or conclusions this week regarding Bath Community Hospital. More...


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