December 5, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Boil water notice in effect

WARM SPRINGS — Following leaks last weekend that caused widespread outages in the Bath County Service Authority water system, BCSA Administrator Bugs Phillips said Monday several areas are under a boil-water notice.  More...

Thanksgiving spirit continues in Hot Springs

These folks stepped up and made certain there would be a Community Thanksgiving feast at the Hot Springs firehouse last week. More...

Correction

New Highland deputy Chad Lightner was not on the Staunton police force for four years, as reported in last week’s Recorder. More...

In memory: Beryl M. Singleton

LOWER BOLAR – One often reads in an obituary that the departed is survived by a beloved friend with four legs. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Highland Supervisors heard a report from Sheriff Tim Duff on the November workload of the sheriff’s office during their meeting Nov. 3. Duff outlined the following calls: More...

Lovelites tree lighting scheduled

MONTEREY —Highland Medical Center will host its annual Lovelites tree lighting, Dec 11 at 5 p.m. in the HMC lobby.  Lovelites is a memorial service and celebration of life.  More...

Tis’ the season …

It’s that season of the year — a time to touch base with loved ones who are away from home.  The Recorder invites readers to let us know of friends or family members who won’t be able to get out or get home for Christmas this y More...

Library Notes

• The library recently completed an exciting upgrade of our audio/visual system in our meeting room, thanks to a generous and knowledgeable volunteer. Our movie nights will now feature a true 1080p Blu-ray picture and stunning surround sound. More...

Special Sections

Schools

BCHS auditorium fix still unclear

HOT SPRINGS — How to proceed on the Bath County High School auditorium was a major issue Tuesday when the school board discussed its 2014-15 through 2018- 19 capital improvement plan.  That plan must be finalized at the board’s Jan. More...

School board approves 2014-15 calendar

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County students are scheduled to begin the 2013-14 school year Aug. 19, 2014 and end it June 5, 2015 under the division calendar adopted by the school board Tuesday.  More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the resignation of Cynthia Moore, nurse at Millboro and Valley elementary schools, was accepted. Superintendent Sue Hirsh was authorized  More...

Sports

Bath boys win season opener

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ basketball team won its season opener Monday night, defeating Ridgeview Christian School 69-54 behind 31 points from Thomas Shrader and 18 from Owen Fry.  More...

Stuart Hall runs away from Rams

MONTEREY — Stuart Hall jumped out to an early lead and went on to defeat Highland 60-33 in the girls’ basketball season opener for both teams Tuesday night.  More...

HHS boys beaten by SH

MONTEREY— The visiting Stuart Hall Dragons took little time putting away Highland Tuesday night in a 67-36 win.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Nov. 24 — Deputy Michael Colaw checked on a disabled motorist in Hot Springs.  • Nov. 24 — Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road.  • Nov. More...

Early Files

Photos

Seventy-five-year-old Patty Waggy Moyer of Waynesboro shared these pictures and information with The Recorder recently. Pictured is the Woods-Terry School 1914-15 Souvenir Roll Call. Ms. More...

Three survive plane crash at Head Waters

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 16, 1964 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

25 years ago

DECEMBER 1, 1988

• Parking is now restricted at three crucial intersections in Monterey due in part to the efforts of the students in the advanced biology class at Highland High School. More...

Breaking News - 12/6/2013 6:29 PM

State, SVEC: Prepare for bad weather  Free Access 

Governor Bob McDonnell Urges Virginians to Prepare for Possible Significant Ice StormStorm Could Lead to Half-Inch or Greater Ice Accumulations in Portions of Commonwealth; Power Outages Possible More...

Leaks cripple water system in Bath Co.

WARM SPRINGS — It was not a restful Thanksgiving weekend for the employees of the Bath County Service Authority.  Three separate leaks left about 700 households without water for the weekend and into this week.  More...

Highland schools start superintendent search

MONTEREY — The Highland County School Board Monday began preparing its search for a new superintendent after Dr. More...

Trooper, firefighters injured in Bath crash

WARM SPRINGS — A Virginia State Trooper and two Millboro volunteer firefighters were injured last Friday night in an accident on U.S. 220 in the Chimney Run area.  More...

Victim agency reports to county

MONTEREY — Tuesday, Highland County supervisors heard about victim advocacy, crisis intervention and violence prevention from a representative of a regional service agency.  More...

Barn quilt poster benefits Highland

MONTEREY — A special poster goes on sale this weekend during Highland’s Wintertide festival.  More...

Photos

Volunteers on hand for the opening of the Bath County Christmas Mother shop Monday were (l-r): Sharon Carpenter, Debbie Burns, Linda Vinson, Christmas Mother Darlene Carpenter, Sandra Phillips, Jacki More...

Hospital raising money for community

LOW MOOR — LewisGale Hospital Alleghany is on a holiday mission to help those most in need in the community this holiday season. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Dec. 10 — 7 p .m. Bath County Courthouse — Room 115 • Stormwater plan review. More...

Highland Senior Services, Second Wind changes

WAYNESBORO — The Highland Senior Services Local Council’s Annual Fund Campaign raised $7,221 as of Nov. More...

Photo

The Stonewall Ruritan Club in McDowell selected Herold Salmon Jr. of Monterey, as its 2013 Ruritan of the Year. More...

Obituaries

Austin Creigh Deeds

MILLBORO — That force of nature known as Gus Deeds died on Nov. 19, 2013.  He was born Austin Creigh Deeds on May 6, 1989, the son of Pamela Miller Deeds of Lynch Station and R. More...

EDWARD ‘ED’ WILLIAM LOWRY SR.

MONTEREY — Edward “Ed” William Lowry Sr., 69, of Monterey, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.  He passed away as a result of complications from a stroke.  He was born Jan. More...

PAUL ‘KEITH’ SCOTT

MONTEREY — Paul “Keith” Scott, 66, of the Mill Gap community of Highland County, passed away Friday, Nov. More...

Home & Property

Agency steps up to help Highland

MONTEREY — Shortly after she went to work last December as executive director of Safehome Systems Inc., Tamy Mann learned that Highland was part of the agency’s service area, along with Bath and Alleghany counties.  Mann then learned More...

Toys for Tots train coming to Millboro

MILLBORO— Santa Claus, his Marine Corps League escort and the Buckingham Branch Toys for Tots Santa Express Train will roll into Millboro Saturday at 9:30 a.m. bringing free candy to all the good little boys and girls.  More...

Mason Edward Hicklin

Birth

BILOXI, Miss. — Thomas “Tommy” and Chelcie Hicklin of Biloxi are celebrating the birth of their son, Mason Edward Hicklin.  Mason was born Oct.18, 2013. More...

Letters

Community is behind the Deeds family

Editor, The Recorder,  I wanted to say how fine I thought your coverage of the Deeds tragedy was.  Your positive, balanced attention to the two men was so appreciated, and turning the page and seeing the two photographs brought tears to my More...

Remember sacrifices of law enforcement officers

Editor, The Recorder,  I want to take just a minute to honor a fallen officer and an injured officer.  In the past week with all that has happened, we as a society, take for granted the service that is provided by our law enforcement office More...

Courthouse nativity scene, Highland, praised

Editor, The Recorder,  As I made my rounds delivering packages throughout Highland County this past week, I saw the nativity scene in front of the courthouse.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

The going got tough ...

It was broken. More...

Pictorial

You know, this is Bath County for you. Just when it seemed tough to pull off another Community Thanksgiving in Hot Springs, folks came out to make it happen. More...

Short- and long-eared owls: Contrasting cousins

Owls of Highland

MONTEREY — I refer to two owl species as “cousins” because they are taxonomically very closely related, members of the same genus — the short-eared owl has the scientific name of Asio flammeus and the long-eared owl, Asio otus More...


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