December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Emergency services equipment needs attention, supervisors told

WARM SPRINGS — The president of the Bath County Fire and Rescue Association told the board of supervisors Tuesday the county’s emergency services vehicle fleet is aging and needs attention.  More...

MES school bus taken for a ride

MILLBORO — A school bus was taken from the parking lot at Millboro Elementary School during the early hours of Tuesday morning, Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker said.  Plecker said it appeared the bus was taken for a “joy ride&rdqu More...

Deeds family gets support

MILLBORO — Since the death of Gus Deeds Nov. 19, there has been an outpouring of support from the Bath and Highland communities, and well beyond. For those interested in expressing support for Sen. More...

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Monterey Town Council

• A measure to pass a resolution requiring the town to post the words “In God We Trust” in town council chambers died for lack of a second at the council meeting More...

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Bath Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors extended the contract with Republic Services to provide solid waste services for an More...

Correction

The article last week about the Safehome Systems report to Highland supervisors should have stated that the Anti-Violence Coordinating Council has second-Tuesday instead of second-Thursday monthly meetings at 10:30 a.m. in the county library. More...

Highland Arts Council to perform ‘Helium’

MONTEREY — How does it feel to split your life between the real world and the one you invent in your old age? How does it feel to love someone who is moving out of your life? More...

Preserve unveils Trailview Village

HOT SPRINGS — County leaders and visitors were positive about the new Trailview Village area of the Homestead Preserve. Many attended the Nov. 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...

$10,000 set aside for nonprofits

STAUNTON — The Youth Philanthropy Council, a division of the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, has announced the availability of $10,000 in competitive grant money for agencies serving area youth.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools seek legislative support

MONTEREY — Superintendent Dr. William Crawford called on supervisors to help with education-related legislative issues, such as Standards-of-Learning testing reform, during a joint meeting between the school board and supervisors Tuesday.  More...

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Highland School Board

• At the Highland school board meeting Tuesday, superintendent Dr. William Crawford said the school administration and faculty were working on a threeyear school improvement process  More...

Home & Property

Area Farm Bureau reps participate in convention

RICHMOND — Scott Smith, and Roy and Karen Gutshall, representing Highland- Bath County, were among 282 delegates who helped formulate legislative policies during the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation 2013 Convention, Dec. More...

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Commander Wayne Anderson of the U.S. Marine Corps League Rockbridge Patriots visited the Bath County Christmas Mother Shop Tuesday. More...

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The Red Hat Society of Red Hat Sassy Ladies of Monterey recently attended a Shakespeare play, “All’s Well that Ends Well,” at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Artists and crafters filled the Highland Center with their wares last weekend for the Wintertide Festival. More...

Resources available for residents during holidays

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — The holidays are an exciting, busy and joyful time. There are gifts to buy, meals to plan and prepare and lots of family time together. More...

Breaking News - 12/13/2013 11:25 PM

Change in plans  Free Access 

Winter storm forecast, square dance cancelled  More...

Mental health order issued by governor

Task force to be created

RICHMOND — On the heels of losing 24-year-old Gus Deeds, of Millboro, in an incident that deeply saddened the Bath and Highland communities and people all over Virginia, Gov. More...

First snow hits mountains

BATH and HIGHLAND — The first dose of winter weather for this season hit the Highlands Sunday night through Tuesday, and while it caused numerous event cancellations, no major problems were reported.  More...

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Santa listened to the Christmas wishes of many children in the courthouse foyer, including little Jack Herold (right) and Ariel Stone, 4, with mom Rhonda Marshall (above). More...

Town council seeks fewer seats, members

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, the town council voted to contact Del. More...

Bath approves stormwater plan

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to use the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission for professional services as part of a stormwater management plan for the county.  The state is requiring all lo More...

Christmas concert to be held at First Presbyterian Church

COVINGTON — Music on the Corner at First Presbyterian Church will present a Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. More...

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Highland Telephone Cooperative awarded cash prizes to Telcom Insurance Safety Art Contest winners in Highland County Public Schools last week. More...

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Sundance Studio and Productions is hosting its first annual Teddy Bear Drive. More...

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Congressman Bob Goodlatte visited Bath Community Hospital Monday morning to deliver his personal donation in support of the “Bring it Home” campaign. More...

Allegheny Mountain String Project comes to Highland

MONTEREY — The Allegheny Mountain String Project will performs its annual Holiday Concert at The Highland Center in Monterey on Saturday, Dec. More...

Obituaries

ESTHER MARIE WOODDELL

BURNSVILLE — Esther Marie Wooddell, 93, of Burnsville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at Bath Community Hospital.  She was born Sept. 17, 1920 in Alleghany County, a daughter of the late Riley and Mary Endicott Webb.  More...

Sports

Rams are runners-up

STAUNTON — After defeating an outmanned Afton Christian team 80-7 last Friday in the semifinals, Highland lost a close 50-41 battle to Grace Christian in the title game of the Grace Christian Tip-Off Tournament last Saturday.  More...

Petersburg doubles up Chargers

PETERSBURG, W. Va. More...

Chargers fall to Celtics

ROANOKE — Bath County fell behind early at Roanoke Catholic last Wednesday and couldn’t recover, falling 62-48 to the Celtics.  Roanoke Catholic dominated the first three quarters of the game, outscoring the Chargers 56-29. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Dec. 1 — Lieutenant Jeff Grimm and Deputy Thomas McRoberts checked on a suspicious vehicle on Dry Run Road.  • Dec. 1 — Grimm conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road.  • Dec. More...

Early Files

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The winning “beauties” at the October 1979 Womanless Beauty Pageant sponsored by Highland County’s Maple Valley EH Club pictured (l-r) are “Ms. More...

Westvaco proposes chip wood yard

MONTEREY — Twenty-five to 30 acres along U.S. More...

25 years ago

DECEMBER 8, 1988

• A fire which started in a household trash barrel destroyed one outbuilding, two large barns and damaged a mobile home while threatening several other homes in the town of Blue Grass before it was finally brought under control by three of the a More...


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