January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 1/21/2014 10:11 AM

Prepare for power outages  Free Access 

SVEC Is Prepared for Winter Weather  More...

Breaking News - 1/19/2014 12:03 PM

School tomorrow in Highland  Free Access 

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County’s move to seek court opinion rankles

MONTEREY — Appealing a ruling by the board of zoning appeals is a complicated rarity in Highland.  At the Jan. More...

In Brief

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• At their annual organizational meeting Jan. 8, Highland supervisors elected Kevin Wagner as chair and David Blanchard as vice chair.   More...

McWilliams re-elected as Bath supervisors’ chair

New emergency services director chosen

WARM SPRINGS — Bruce McWilliams will remain chair of the Bath County Board of Supervisors for 2014, and Kevin Fry will remain vice-chair.  More...

In Brief

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• A resolution was approved by Bath supervisors Tuesday to allow the Burnsville Volunteer Fire Department to go ahead with plans to finance a building addition through BB&T. BVFD president Harold King said a public hearing was held Jan. More...

Library Notes

Highland County Public Library

• Do you need help with your eBook reader, iPad, tablet, or mobile device? Start at the library! We’re happy to answer your questions about your device. We invite you to join us Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. More...

Del. Bell appointed chair of education subcommittee

STAUNTON — Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced he has been appointed by Del. More...

Seventh-Day Adventist marks 50th year  Free Access 

DOE HILL — In the early 1960s, Seventh-Day Adventists sponsored some religious meetings that were held in Bethlehem Chapel on the Doe Hill Road, about four miles from McDowell. More...

School librarian recaps cabinet service

MONTEREY — Julia Blanchard, Highland school librarian, chaired the governor’s teaching cabinet in Richmond this fall.  The REACH committee and Del. Dickie Bell made her appointment possible.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Third Grade students at Millboro Elementary School recently received dictionaries from the Ruritans. More...

Superintendent survey deadline tomorrow

MONTEREY — The Highland County School Board urges all residents to complete a survey aimed at determining criteria for hiring a new division superintendent. The deadline is tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 17. More...

In Brief

• Monday, the Highland school board appointed John Moyers chair to succeed Bobbie Hefner. Joe Neil was voted vice chair and Karen DeVore was re-elected clerk.   More...

Home & Property

Bath, Augusta initiatives land grant money

RICHMOND — Gov. More...

BARC announces rate reduction

MILLBORO — BARC Electric Cooperative customers will enjoy a 1.6 percent rate reduction that went into effect Jan. 1.  The reduction is due to lower wholesale power costs.  More...

Tax prep begins Feb. 3

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Commissioner of Revenue office will begin preparing federal and state income tax returns at no charge Monday, Feb. 3.  Taxes will be prepared Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County Jan. 3-11   • Jan. 3 — Lieutenant Jeff Grimm and Sergeant Teresa Phillips transported an individual from Alleghany Regional Jail to Western State Hospital.  More...

Letters

Chamber needs good volunteers for festival

Editor, The Recorder  Well, here I am again, the perky, pesky cheerleader. (I will understand if you secretly want to groan and roll your eyeballs). Have I told you about my giggly little secret? More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

  What a well-orchestrated, impromptu concert of community compassion. When water woes engulfed The Springs Nursing Center last week, the response was swift and far-reaching. More...

State park an idea worth exploring

A state park in Highland County? This cannot be a bad idea. All of Highland is practically a park already. Sen. More...

The Miraculous Resurrection Fern

Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

Nothing says “tranquil” quite like mosses and ferns. They thrive in moist, quiet woodlands and add mystery and magic to a forest. More...

Breaking News - 1/21/2014 6:12 PM

Highland Schools  Free Access 

Highland County Public Schools are closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 22. Stay warm.  More...

Breaking News - 1/21/2014 5:04 PM

Road conditions as of 4 p.m.  Free Access 

BLOWING SNOW COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT  More...

Breaking News - 1/21/2014 12:34 PM

VDOT reports on road conditions  Free Access 

WINTER STORM BLANKETING MANY ROADS IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY    More...

Breaking News - 1/20/2014 8:52 PM

Be safe tomorrow - Stay off the roads  Free Access 

TRAVEL NOT ADVISED ON TUESDAY IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY    More...

Nursing center repairs underway following last week’s evacuation

Residents could start returning this week

ASHWOOD – The Springs Nursing Center could be welcoming some residents back as early as Thursday.  Repairs have been ongoing since a water break last Wednesday, Jan. 8, following sub-zero temperatures.  More...

Deeds requests $3.6 million for park in Highland

First mental health bill moves out of committee

RICHMOND — Sen. Creigh Deeds, after a warm welcome by his colleagues last week, continues his work on mental health issues this week. Deeds has also submitted a budget amendment seeking a state park in Highland County.  More...

Bolar VFD wants to start rescue squad

WARM SPRINGS — Bolar Volunteer Fire Department is hoping to start a rescue squad that would serve residents of northern Bath and southern Highland counties.  More...

Emergency ops center plans proceed

MONTEREY — The Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee moved forward last Thursday with plans to equip a new emergency operations center with radio equipment and a standby generator.  More...

Cucci’s restaurant now a franchise

WARM SPRINGS – When you walk in the door, everything at Cucci’s at the Varsity seems the same. The same folks greet you, serve you and prepare your food from the same menu.  But there’s a new face; a new guy in charge. More...

Ruritans welcome new members, elect officers

BLUE GRASS — The Blue Grass Ruritans bid farewell to 2013 with their traditional oyster feast and potluck dinner at their regular meeting on Dec. 18.  More...

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Silas Miller, 10, killed his first deer recently in Eagle Rock. He is the son of David and Andrea Miller of Eagle Rock and the grandson of Irvin and Joanne Miller of Hot Springs. More...

Council invites input on senior services

MONTEREY — Highland Senior Services has adopted a new public meeting schedule and has added a destination to the senior transportation program schedule.  More...

Institute seeks volunteers for adventure

CIRCLEVILLE, W.Va. More...

Obituaries

ANITA CARROLL MOCK

WILLIAMSVILLE — Anita Carroll Mock, 80, of the Williamsville community of Highland County, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Culpeper Regional Hospital.  She was born Jan. More...

CHARLES GARY KINCAID

WILLIAMSVILLE — Charles Gary Kincaid, 61, of Williamsville passed away, Jan. 9, 2014.  He was born Sept.12, 1952 in Staunton, a son of Maxine Tuning Kincaid and the late Charles L. Kincaid.  More...

WILLIAM BRUCE VANCE

McDOWELL — William Bruce Vance, 95, of McDowell, passed away Monday Jan. 6, 2014 at Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born March 20, 1918 in McDowell, a son of the late John Wellington and Ruth Crouch Vance.  Mr. More...

Sports

Third-quarter surge lifts Bath past Highland

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County used a massive third quarter spurt to defeat Highland, 77-39, last Thursday in a Pioneer District matchup.  More...

Bath dominates Grace Christian

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls’ basketball team got a home win Monday night when they defeated the Grace Christian Warriors, 53-32.  The Chargers came out strong, outscoring the Warriors 17-7 in the first quarter behind eight of More...

Fourth quarter sinks Chargers

BUCHANAN — Bath County led James River for three quarters last Wednesday, but the Knights stormed back to take a 36-31 Pioneer District girls’ basketball win.  The Chargers led 9-2 after one quarter of a low-scoring affair, and point More...

Early Files

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One hundred years ago, Highlanders were dealing with the big sleet storm of 1914. Only a few brave souls ventured out onto Main Street to assess damage to dangling electric and telephone wires. More...

Prison stirs county’s interest in Highland

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 29, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher.   MONTEREY — Talk of building a prison in Highland County has surfaced again. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 9, 1964

• Samuel A. Barlow of Dunmore, W.Va. was charged with following too closely after his 1957 Dodge sedan crashed into the rear of a 1955 Ford sedan driven by James Lee Moats. The mishap occurred on U.S. More...


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