September 29, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Bath planners recommend measures for Speyside mill

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission approved two important actions Monday to enable construction of a new stave mill in Millboro. More...

1SG Nicely appointed VSP Area 38 commander

LOW MOOR — A Clifton Forge native has risen quickly through the ranks of the Virginia State Police and assumed command of Area 38, which includes Bath, Highland and Alleghany counties. More...

Planners, county address conservation dilemma

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, Sept. 22, the Highland County Planning Commission agreed with supervisors to reconvene in a work session to hammer out details of a draft zoning and subdivision ordinance revision. More...

Highland County gives tower go-ahead

MONTEREY — “This is a great day in the life of a fire tower.” Steve Good made that comment Thursday, Sept. More...

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BCH executive director Kathy Landreth, center, and Dr. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Mitchell Chevrolet puts HHS in driver’s seat

MONTEREY — The Highland High School driver’s education program received a new set of wheels with a touch of luxury last week. Mitchell Chevrolet of Marlinton, W.Va. More...

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Highland Elementary School students were celebrated Thursday, Sept. 8 during SOL Night, which recognizes those who passed their Standards of Learning tests last spring. More...

Agenda

Bath County School Board Tuesday, Oct. 4 Closed meeting, 5:30 p.m., regular meeting, 7 p.m. Bath County High School More...

Home & Property

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Planning commission members, from left, Bill Rich, Jay Swecker, Sue Cornelius and Ronald Wimer discussed the draft zoning ordinance with supervisors during a joint meeting last week. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• On Thursday, Sept. 22, Highland supervisors approved a Highland County Humane Society rabies clinic with Dr. Joe Malcolm and Dr. C.J. Wise set for Oct. 8 during the Hands and Harvest Festival at the fire station in Monterey. More...

Local arborist to speak at library

WARM SPRINGS — Joe Murray, former college biology professor, will speak at the Bath Public Library tonight, Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6: 30 p.m. More...

Letters

Governance requires critical thinking, humility

Editor, The Recorder, The erratic behavior by the Bath County Board of Supervisors is further proof that the extremists in talk radio and cable news have a greater ability to affect change in our county than empirical data. More...

Homestead managing director clarifies position

Editor, The Recorder, Albert Einstein once said, “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” With the recent decisions made by the Bath County Board of Supervisors surrounding tourism and our chamber of comm More...

Bath citizens must take action, take a stand

Editor, The Recorder, There has been a concerted effort over the last 10 days to spread false information to the people of our county. More...

BCHS band wins every category at competition

STUARTS DRAFT — Seven, count ‘em, seven. Many high school bands would have been happy to win one trophy at the popular Blast In The Draft competition in Stuarts Draft last weekend. More...

Supervisor arrested on felony charges

WARM SPRINGS – Williamsville district supervisor Stuart Hall surrendered to the Bath County Sheriff’s Office about 10 a.m. last Thursday. Hall was indicted by a Bath County grand jury Monday, Sept. More...

Dancon named Business of Year

Dowdys, Jerry Rexrode honored for service, legacy

MONTEREY — Dancon Inc. owners Jeff and Beth Evans took top honors Sunday, Sept. 25, in The Highland Center at the 2016 Highland County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. More...

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Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker displays one of three new protective patrol vests received by the sheriff’s office this week. More...

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The Milky Way shined on Skip Jones’ vacation home Friday night. More...

Timeline traces fire tower’s origin

MONTEREY — The Aug. 11, 1933 edition of The Recorder reported a bright light during the depths of The Great Depression: A new civil project in the works. More...

Obituaries

WYOMIA JOE BROWN

HOT SPRINGS — Wyomia Joe Brown, 79, of Hot Springs, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at her home. She was born Dec. 19, 1936 in Paris, Ky., a daughter of the late Justice Carl and Margaret Beatrice Morrison Baker. Mrs. More...

Sports

Charger volleyball gets district win over Rams

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger volleyball team was back at home on Monday night, hosting the Highland Rams for their third district game. The Chargers got their first district win, defeating the Rams in straight sets, 25-15, 25-22, 25-17. More...

Bath suffers fourth consecutive loss

RINER — The Charger football team dropped to 1-4 for the season on the road Friday night, falling to Auburn High School, 24-7. More...

Rams play with heart, sweep Warriors

MONTEREY — Highland’s JV and middle school volleyball teams played with hearts on their sleeves last Friday, winning all three games against visiting Grace Christian in non-district play. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County • Sept. 20 — Officer responded to livestock in roadway, Highland Turnpike. • Sept. 20 — Received report of power outages throughout the county. • Sept. More...

Early Files

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  William “Bill” Smith was transferred on Sept. 1 from the McDowell office of the Virginia Department of Transportation to the Monterey office to assume the position of crew leader. More...

Pipeline in Laurel Fork discussed by chamber

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 29, 1995 edition of The Recorder. Chris Pugh was publisher. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 29, 1966

• Officials of Aileen Inc., the parent company of the Highland Manufacturing Co. Inc., have announced that Fred Frye of Woodstock will succeed Mrs. Dorothy Halterman of Monterey as manager of the local garment plant. More...


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