November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Highland supervisors agreed to set Dec. 10 as their first choice, and Dec. 12 as an alternate, to meet with the Valley Community Services Board and address the topic of crisis intervention primarily as it concerns law enforcement.   More...

Rates to rise on bulk power hikes

MONTEREY — Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has announced it is working on increasing rates beginning in 2014 or 2015 mainly due to rising wholesale power costs.  More...

EDA revises county tourism council plan

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors requested a recommendation from the economic development authority for creating a tourism council after adopting the EDA’s tourism strategic plan.  This week, the EDA proposed revisions to the EDA Tour More...

Acorn crop very light this year

Hunting Corner

Oaks are among the most common hardwood tree species in many parts of Virginia. Because of their importance both as a source of forest regeneration and as a mast crop for wildlife, each year’s acorn crop is the subject of much attention. More...

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Hunting Corner

These big bucks were shot in the area, winning prizes for The Recorder’s 2011 Big Buck Contest. More...

Virginia Hunters needed for chronic wasting disease surveillance and management

Hunting Corner

RICHMOND— The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries would like to ask for your continued support in our surveillance and management of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board, supervisors discuss varied topics

WARM SPRINGS —At this point, it appears Bath schools would not qualify for a program providing free lunches to all students.  More...

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, Dec. 3 • 7 p.m. Valley Elementary School   More...

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The kindergarten classes at Valley Elementary School made angels for the Christmas Mother program. More...

Home & Property

LEPC nominates new member

MONTEREY — Highland County Local Emergency Committee members agreed Nov. 14 to recommend supervisors appoint Mike Hendrix as a member of the LEPC.  Hendrix has served as assistant coordinator of the LEPC communications subcommittee.  More...

Community Thanksgiving tradition scheduled

HOT SPRINGS — A Bath County tradition will continue Thanksgiving Day at noon when the Community Thanksgiving Dinner is held once again at the Hot Springs firehouse.  More...

Forest Service to conduct prescribed burn in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The USDA Forest Service plans to treat an area of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Bath County with prescribed fire.  The following burns will take place on the Warm Springs Ranger District near Warm S More...

Letters

Crisis assistance available in Highland

Editor, The Recorder,  Highland County Department of Social Services writes to let the citizens know about Crisis Assistance. Crisis Assistance is a seasonal, state program administered through our local office. More...

Bath County resilient, we will overcome

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Take a second look at plan for solid waste

Editor, The Recorder,  What is the Bath County Board of Supervisors doing to destroy a viable solid waste program and why?  When the issue of solid waste came up in the fall of 2012, the report issued by engineering firm, CHA, provided opti More...

Opinions & Commentary

Time to rally ‘round our own  Free Access 

Love. Comforting words. Prayer. The singular way this community comes together, and rallies around its own. This is why we live here. More...

Elusive saw-whet owls found in Highland

Owls of Highland

MONTEREY — The northern saw-whet owl is our smallest and most secretive owl.  It is one of the most common owls throughout its main breeding range, which is mostly north of Virginia. More...

Breaking News - 11/25/2013 1:14 PM

Deeds: 'I will work for change'

Senator vows to fight for other families

MILLBORO – Sen. Creigh Deeds was released from the hospital late last week, and is recuperating at home. Last Tuesday, Nov. 19, Deeds and his son Gus, 24, got into an altercation at their home in Millboro. More...

Allegheny Instruments gets go-ahead to move

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors voted Nov. 13 to issue a conditional use permit for the relocation and operation of Allegheny Instruments Inc. on a parcel of land zoned A-2, agricultural, south of Monterey on U.S. More...

Homestead has new managing director

HOT SPRINGS — As of Monday, there’s a new man in charge at The Homestead.  David Jurcak is the new managing director of the resort. More...

Winter preparedness week is Dec. 1-7

RICHMOND — Several record-breaking snowstorms have covered Virginia in recent years, and winter is right around the corner again. Winter Preparedness Week is Dec. More...

WSLS back on the air with Dish

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — After nearly seven weeks, Dish TV is now once again broadcasting the NBC station out of Roanoke, WSLS, which was carried in both Bath and Highland counties.  As of Oct. More...

Bath administrator discusses solid waste

WARM SPRINGS — What is, and is not, going to happen when Bath County’s solid waste disposal contract with Allied Waste expires in December has raised sxeveral concerns recently.  County Administrator Ashton Harrison sat down with The More...

Cases heard in Bath County court

WARM SPRINGS – Back-to-back cases were heard Friday, Nov. 15 and Monday, Nov. 18 in Bath County Circuit Court.  Shawn L. More...

Deer on the move, drivers should use caution

Hunting Corner

RICHMOND — With the ending of Daylight Saving Time, and shorter days upon us, many motorists are commuting in the dark, increasing the likelihood of their vehicle colliding with a deer. More...

New Virginia wildlife conflict helpline

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is pleased to announce a new Virginia Wildlife Conflict Helpline, a resource for resolving human-wildlife conflicts. The helpline is a collaborative effort between the VDGIF and the U.S. More...

Obituaries

CATHERINE H. KERSHNER

WARM SPRINGS — Catherine H. Kershner, 96, of 71 Gatewood Drive, Warm Springs, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs.  She was born Jan. More...

ROY MOFFETT CLEEK JR.

TAPPAHANNOCK — Roy Moffett Cleek Jr. of Tappahannock, formerly of Ashland, and Bath County, died peacefully at his home late Nov. 17, 2013.  Mr. More...

DEAN E. HEFFLER

MILLBORO — Dean E. Heffler, 73, 40 Lower Yard Road, Millboro, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at his residence.  He was born Nov. More...

Sports

Bath falls to Honaker in playoff opener

HONAKER — It was a short stay for Bath County in the Group 1A West playoffs.  The Chargers travelled to Honaker High School last Friday for the opening round, and the third-seeded Tigers defeated the 14th-seeded Chargers 48-6.  More...

Blanchard sets personal best

THE PLAINS — Highland sophomore Grace Blanchard ran her personal best time at the Group 1A state cross country meet last Saturday.  Of the 100 girls who competed, Blanchard finished 52nd overall with a time of 23:25.   More...

State meet good experience for Bath County runners

MANASSAS — Four of Bath County’s cross country runners travelled to the Virginia High School League Group A State Championship meet in Great Meadow. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Nov. 10 — Deputy James Bryan IV responded to a report of a tree blocking the road on Sam Snead Highway.  • Nov. More...

Early Files

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First Impressions, a childcare center, is administered yearly as part of the home economics childcare skills program at Highland High School. More...

Former county man remembers teachers getting $10 a month

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 26, 1955 edition of the Highland Recorder. V. Francis Reynolds was editor and publisher.   MARLINTON, W.Va. More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBER 17, 1988

• A 300-foot telescope collapsed at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va. on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the observatory said that there were no injuries in the collapse, which occurred at 10 p.m. More...


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