October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Board eager to talk to medical staff

MONTEREY — Two members of the Bath Community Hospital board, and the BCH CEO, are adamant: They want what’s best for the hospital, its staff, and the people it serves. More...

Open forum about BCH set for next week

HOT SPRINGS — Those interested in discussing the future of Bath Community Hospital are invited to attend a community meeting, open to the public, at 7 p.m., Bath County High School auditorium, on Tuesday, Oct. 28. More...

Center to take bids

MONTEREY — Bill Rich, chair of the The Highland Center building committee, and center board member Caroline Smith, asked Highland supervisors at their Oct. More...

White to exit as Highland chamber’s director

MONTEREY — Tiffany White will leave her post as head of the Highland County Chamber of Commerce at the end of this year. The chamber executive board received White’s letter of resignation Oct. 16. More...

Sue Miller retires after 35-year USPS career

HEAD WATERS — The postmaster at Miller’s Store stepped down after more than three decades of service at the end of September. Now, she’s as busy as ever as a storekeeper with her husband, Ronnie. More...

Highlander co-authors book on water, pollution

MONTEREY — It will come as no surprise in Highland to learn one of its own has co-authored a book on water quality. More...

Intervention is class topic

MONTEREY — Highland first responders and public employees who work with behavioral health patients took two days of training in suicide intervention last week. More...

Drawing young adults is project goal

MONTEREY — Craig Schroeder of the Nebraska-based Center of Rural Entrepreneurship arrived in Highland this week. More...

Three volunteers who helped make the first Bath County Agricultural Fair a fun event were, from left, Maggie Anderson, Kari Sponaugle and Ellen Ford. One-Day Bath County Fair results

Editor’s note: All winners are listed in order of first, second and third place unless otherwise noted. Sections or classes with no entries have been omitted. More...

EDA seeks pipeline guidance

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland Economic Development Authority responded to a request from county supervisors to look into providing landowners with information about what they can expect in terms of a pipeline right of way crossing their land. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Photos

Highland Elementary School Kindergarteners learned about Christopher Columbus this week and enjoyed exploring along with pretending to be on board one of his three ships! (Photos courtesy HES) More...

Home & Property

Sunday hunting not permitted on state forests

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Officials at the Virginia Department of Forestry remind all hunters that Sunday hunting on state forests is prohibited. More...

Ceremony celebrates protection of WS Mountain Preserve

WARM SPRINGS — A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the numerous private donors who have supported the permanent protection of Warm Springs Mountain Preserve will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, Oct. More...

Hot Springs Charge has new pastor

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Charge of the United Methodist Church is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Vivian M. Utz as pastor of Ashwood United Methodist Church and Emory United Methodist Church in Alleghany County. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County • Oct. 14 — Responded to report of wildlife violation, Doe Hill Road. • Oct. 15 — Responded to motor vehicle accident involving a bear, Jackson River Road. • Oct. More...

Early Files

Ruritans keep spirit despite theft of tree

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 4, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher, and Danny Smith was editor. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 22, 1964

• A native of Thailand will study extension work in Highland County from Oct. 30 to Nov. 8, County Agent Austin L. Shepherd announced today. Taweeddsackdi Sesaweech will spend the weekend of Oct. 30-Nov. 1 as a guest in a Highland County home. More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 12, 1989

• Sandy Reese, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reese of Ashwood, was named Bath County High School’s 1989 homecoming queen at halftime ceremonies last Friday night. Escorting Miss Reese was BCHS football player Brian Gilchrest. More...

Changes on horizon for inn

MONTEREY — The 110-year-old Highland Inn will close for the season at the end of October, its owners confirmed Monday. “Yes, we will be closing,” proprietor Gregg Morse said. More...

Electric motorcycle earns place in history

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For five years, folks around Highland County paid rapt attention to one amazing motorcycle — the all-electric Moto Electra built by Brian Richardson in his sheep barn at Blue Grass. More...

HTC moving to new webmail platform

MONTEREY — Highland Telephone Cooperative is moving from Google to a new email platform called Zimbra. HTC is migrating email accounts to the new platform sometime next week, members were advised Monday. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• At a meeting Oct. 15, Highland supervisors allocated $1,000 a month for the rest of the budget year, for a total of $8,000, to support a new volunteer rescue squad member incentive program. More...

New mammography machine in service

HOT SPRINGS — One out of every eight women in the U.S. has a lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer, and Bath Community Hospital has purchased new equipment that will make detection of the disease easier. More...

Coalition brings scrutiny for proposed pipeline

MONTEREY — The newly formed Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition is among many regional organizations taking a stand in opposition to Dominion’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline that would cross the central Appalachian Mountain region, More...

BCH nurse wins statewide award

HOT SPRINGS — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the manager of Bath Community Hospital’s diagnostic imaging department has received a statewide award for her work against the disease. More...

Workshop on liability insurance for food sales

MONTEREY — The local food movement has created a bevy of new marketing opportunities for producers, from farmers’ markets to restaurants to retail outlets. More...

Photos

The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association sponsored this float in the first Bath County Agricultural Fair parade. More...

Forest service urged to reject survey request

ROANOKE — A proposal to survey the George Washington/Jefferson national forest land for a gas pipeline has drawn opposition from environmental attorneys. More...

Fuel price trend unrelated to natural gas prices in market

MONTEREY — Does a drop in gas pump prices foretell a similar trend in natural gas? Does it have an impact on the Dominion Resources proposal to build an interstate natural gas pipeline passing though Highland? More...

In Brief ...

Highland County EDA

• Monday, the Highland CountyEconomic Development Authoritynoted the tourism council has beenvery active, and member TiffanyWhite is scheduled to report on the More...

Obituaries

BENJAMIN ‘BENNY’ STUART LAYMAN

HOT SPRINGS — Benjamin “Benny” Stuart Layman, 83, of Hot Springs, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born Oct. 22, 1930 in Bath County, the son of the late Ralph W. Layman and Carrie Perry Layman. More...

Sports

Knights overwhelm Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County committed four turnovers Friday night, and the Chargers couldn’t overcome those mistakes in a 44-0 home loss to James River. More...

Bath defeats Highland in close match

MONTEREY — Bath County took a tough four-set win over Highland last Tuesday in a Pioneer District volleyball match. The Chargers dominated the opening two sets, winning them 25-15, 25-18 and appeared primed to sweep the Rams. More...

Chargers fall to Knights

HOT SPRINGS — James River defeated Bath County in three straight sets Tuesday night. The Knights rolled to a 25-8 win in the first set. The second set was tied 11-11 before James River pulled ahead 18-12. More...

Letters

Hospital needs new board to clean up mess

Editor, The Recorder, It is very difficult to remain silent on the issue regarding the physicians at Bath Community Hospital. Over the past week, the community has heard a lot from the board chairman regarding the departure of Dr. Redington, Dr. More...

Nurse urges board to bring Redington back

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent Oct. More...

Redington praised for service in Bath County

Editor, The Recorder, In the past, Bath Community Hospital was called The Community House. The key word is “community.” We had fine doctors like Dr. Jarman, Dr. Harnsberger, Dr. Myers, Dr. Denius, Dr. Kenithon, Dr. Piptlearn, Dr. More...

Opinions & Commentary

1-crow limit, thanks to early shooting experience

Medowdale Musings

As a young lad of perhaps 13 years of age, my life was not structured beyond eight hours of sleep and three daily meals. My brain activity was evenly divided between girls and cars. More...

Free range fricassee not for the feint-hearted

The Singing Farmwife

If someone had told me 30 years ago that I would one day kill a chicken and giggle while doing it, I would have scoffed. Yesterday, Joe and I beheaded four of our roosterswho should-have-been-hens. More...

Ebola preparedness to begin locally

HOT SPRINGS — While it’s not likely an ebola case would surface in this area, emergency services agencies and medical providers have begun to think about how to deal with the disease. More...


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