November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 11/19/2013 12:09 PM

Sen. suffered great blood loss  Free Access 

Police to hold press conference at noon

MILLBORO SPRINGS – A terrible tragedy unfolded early Tuesday morning near Vineyard Farm on Route 42, just south of Millboro Springs.Senator Creigh Deeds was stabbed by his son, Gus, who later shot himself in the head. More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2013 11:48 AM

Sen. Deeds in serious condition  Free Access 

Son, Gus, pronounced dead

MILLBORO — Early this morning, Gus Deeds stabbed his father, Sen. Creigh Deeds, and then shot himself. State police have confirmed Gus Deeds died from his injuries.Sen. More...

Whistles needed at crossing

WARM SPRINGS — Hoping to help avoid another close call at a private rail crossing in the Millboro area, the Bath County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday asking Buckingham Branch Railroad to install whistle boards at the crossing More...

School greenhouse nearly finished

MONTEREY — Highland Public Schools students will soon show their green thumbs in a newly renovated greenhouse on the school campus, thanks to grants, students and volunteer labor.  More...

Bath chamber working on transition plan

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce is working on a transition plan for new leadership.  Chamber president Crystal Salvatore announced last Thursday that executive director Susan McLain was no longer with the organization. More...

McDowell bridge dedicated to veterans

Mc DOWELL — The Crab Run Bridge is now officially the Highland Veterans Memorial Bridge.  More...

Star’s Eleanor Roosevelt portrayal pleases audience

COVINGTON – It’s not often one can get a gander at a major stage and screen star in Covington, Virginia.  More...

Spring registration underway at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — Registration for the spring semester is now underway at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. More...

Friday winter market a hit with customers

MONTEREY — Since opening in early October, the Thrive Farm Market has drawn hungry customers. The market is open from 2 to 5 p.m. every Friday inside the greenhouse on East Main Street, Monterey.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland School Board

• The Highland school board approved a proposal to build a chicken coop on school property near the greenhouse if a grant is approved. More...

Honor Roll

Bath County High School Honor Roll  HOT SPRINGS — Sarah Rowe, principal at Bath County High School has announced the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year.  More...

Photos

Highland Elementary School second (bottom) and third (top) graders went to Hess’ “Back Home on the Farm” corn maze in Harrisonburg on October 30. (Photos courtesy HES) More...

Home & Property

After 10 years, final sign panel placed at overlook

WARM SPRINGS — Up until a few weeks ago, visitors to the Dan Ingalls Overlook atop Warm Springs Mountain on Route 39 may have noticed an interpretive panel missing.  More...

Photos

Veterans of Foreign Post No. 4204 Ladies Auxiliary recently sponsored a reception at The Springs Nursing Center in honor of Veterans Day. They were assisted by Post members, and a youth volunteer. More...

Virginia posts 5.4 percent revenue decrease in October

RICHMOND — Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday that October revenue collections decreased by 5.4 percent from October of last year.  October is not a significant month for revenue collections.  More...

Letters

Father, husband was in unbearable physical pain

Editor, The Recorder,  This letter is in response to the article in the Nov. 7 issue of The Recorder titled “Officials plea for more mental health services in Highland.”  More...

Hunters can, will take care of bear problem

Editor, The Recorder,  After reading The Recorder a few days ago, I would like to express my opinion about the over population of bears in Highland County.  More...

Thanks to arts groups for drumming program

Editor, The Recorder,  I want to thank the Highland County Arts Council and the Bath Arts Association for sponsoring Tom Teasley’s program, “Drumming Through Cultures and Time” last week at the Highland High School on Tuesday, More...

Opinions & Commentary

Reach out to community with one more step

We wondered this week, as we have often, about the Bath County supervisors’ meeting protocols.  In recent years with fresh board members, regular meetings have been conducted with a better structure and agenda to guide the county business More...

Pictorial

We remember several years ago when there seemed to be little recognition, publicly, on Veterans Day in Highland. More...

Who’s the paddle guy?

Meadowdale Musing

Life in the mountains is the best kind of life because it demands a strong constitution of determination to cope with nature and understand her many secrets.   More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2013 4:00 PM

Deeds still in surgery  Free Access 

No major artery damage found

MILLBORO SPRINGS – An update:   Sen. Creigh Deeds, 55, sustained multiple stab wounds to the head, shoulder and torso, and experienced great blood loss after being stabbed Tuesday morning.  More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2013 1:56 PM

Neighbor responded to Deeds home  Free Access 

** This is an update to a previously published story. MILLBORO SPRINGS – A terrible tragedy unfolded early Tuesday morning near Vineyard Farm on Route 42, just south of Millboro Springs. Senator Creigh Deeds, 58, was stabbed by his son, Gus More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2013 12:04 PM

Gov.-Elect McAuliffe prays for Deeds family  Free Access 

Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe released the following statement in response to the tragic incident involving Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds:  More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2013 11:48 AM

Governor issues statement on Sen. Deeds  Free Access 

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this morning following news from Bath County that State Senator Creigh Deeds was seriously injured this morning. Senator Deeds is currently being treated at U.Va. More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2013 10:13 AM

Shooting, stabbing occurs in Millboro

Victims unconfirmed as Sen. Creigh Deeds, and son, Gus

MILLBORO — According to unconfirmed reports from observers at the scene, Gus Deeds stabbed his father, Sen. Creigh Deeds, this morning, and then shot himself. More...

County inspects appealed range site

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Zoning Appeals conducted a site visit Nov. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, Monterey Mayor Janice Warner informed town council members the sewer replacement project was finished at the school campus, partially finished on Academy Hill and that work would resume there soon.   More...

In brief ...

Bath Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors authorized county administrator Ashton Harrison to offer a full-time clerical position in the building, planning and zoning office and two parttime positions in the parks and recreation dep More...

Schools seek ‘yoking’ extension

MONTEREY — Continuing a fundingrelated relationship with Augusta County is the Highland County School Board’s top priority on a legislative agenda set forth on Monday.  More...

Millboro Ruritans get creative with quilts

MILLBORO – You know what they say: When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.  The Millboro Ruritans are doing just that, in a creative, attractive way. More...

Weather report

Full Story

Bath, Highland supervisors graduate

RICHMOND —The Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Association of Counties recognized the eighth class of the County Supervisor Certification Program on Nov. 10 during the VACo Annual Conference in Bath County. More...

Obituaries

MEREDITH HILEMAN SHANKS

WESTMINSTER, Md. — Meredith Hileman Shanks, 86, of Westminster, died on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at the Lorien Nursing Home, Columbia.  Born Aug. More...

MILES LEE KELLEY

BOLAR — Miles Lee Kelley, 64, of the Big Valley Community of Highland County, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at his home.  He was born Feb. More...

Sports

Four Chargers qualify for state CC meet

BRISTOL — Bath County’s Conner Ailstock, Christian Heffler, Virginia King and Sydney Herscher will compete in the Group 1A state cross country meet Saturday at Great Meadows in The Plains.  They qualified based on their performances More...

Blanchard headed to state meet

WILLIAMSBURG — Highland’s Grace Blanchard placed 31st in the Group 1A East Regional cross country meet last Thursday, earning her a spot in the state championship meet Saturday at Great Meadow in The Plains just near Manassas.  More...

Cougars claw past Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Covington scored 28 unanswered points to pull away from Bath County last Friday night and post a 42-7 win over the Chargers in the last regular season game for both teams.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County  • Nov. 3 — Deputy Cody Smith responded to Cowpasture River Highway for a report of a suspicious person.  • Nov. 3 — Smith responded to a noise complaint on Cowpasture River Highway.  • Nov. More...

Early Files

Photo

This picture was found by a class member of the old Mitchelltown school that was recently featured in The Recorder. More...

YDI hosts youth, opens rope course

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 9, 1996 edition of The Recorder. Chris Pugh was publisher. More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBER 10, 1988

• A gathering of more than 30 concerned citizens visited the Public Service Authority meeting Monday night in a show of support for the buyout of the Donaldson sewage and water system in Switchback. Sam Donaldson Jr. More...


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