January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Snow drifts put drivers in ditches

MONTEREY — Snow last weekend gave way to dangerously cold temperatures over the Allegheny Highlands. More...

Senior council OKs spending proposal

MONTEREY – Highland County Senior Services Local Council voted Jan. More...

Correction

The Burnsville Rescue Squad, which helped with the evacuation of The Springs Nursing Center, was inadvertently omitted from the list of assistants supplied to The Recorder by Kissito Healthcare Inc.  More...

Brrr...

Cows stayed in the shelter of a hillside for protection from gusty winds as arctic air brought sub-zero temps and more heavy snow. (Recorder photos by John Bruce) More...

Officials move forward on Bath’s comp plan

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission discussed revisions to chapters on economy, natural environment and transportation as well as some new maps and graphics Monday, as work on revising the comprehensive plan continued.  More...

LOVE arrives in Bath

HOT SPRINGS — “Virginia is for Lovers,” and Bath County will soon have the love letters to prove it. More...

Highland Center seeks local foods for festival

MONTEREY — The Highland Center is seeking local sources of lamb, beef, produce, egg, and syrup for its annual Maple Festival lamb and beef dinners on Saturday, March 8 and Saturday, March 15.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools begin budget process

$11,071,890 in first draft

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board began work on its 2014-15 budget last Thursday with a work session at the school administration building.  The first draft shows an operating budget of $10,426,297 and a food service budget of $6 More...

Honor Roll

Highland High School

MONTEREY — April Goff, principal at Highland High School has announced the fist semester honor roll for the 2013-14 school year.  More...

Photo

Eighth-grader Michael Lotts, right, won the 2014 Highland Spelling Bee Thursday, Jan. 16 in the school cafeteria. Runner-up was Haley Warner, left. More...

Sports

Chargers struggle against Cougars

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ basketball team fell behind by 21 points at halftime and lost 67-41 to Covington Monday night.  More...

Rams too much for VSDB team

STAUNTON — Highland dominated from start to finish Tuesday night in a 57-16 girls’ basketball win over VSDB.  Chelsey Isles led the Rams with 29 points, following up a 32-point performance against James River the previous night. More...

Covington rolls past Bath girls

COVINGTON — The Bath County girls’ basketball team travelled to Covington Tuesday night. The Chargers fell behind early and ended up on the short end of a 64-39 score.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County Sheriff’s Report Jan. 19-25   • Jan. 19 — Deputy James Bryan IV responded to a report of property damage on Switzerland Trail.  More...

Letters

Department gathering info for special needs

Editor, The Recorder,  As part of our mission to partner with other community stakeholders and citizens alike, we are offering the following service through the end of February. More...

Deedses honored at successful blood drive

Editor, The Recorder,  Glenna and Doctor Meyers suggested it first: “Let’s dedicate this blood drive to Creigh and his son Gus.”  That started the ball rolling; and soon the doors of the Hot Springs Fire Department were op More...

Biggest banks should pay for unemployment

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Don’t let this issue fade away  Free Access 

For those of you who had not yet seen, and heard, Sen. Creigh Deeds tell the story about how his son died, this week’s on-camera interviews were heartbreaking and difficult to watch. More...

Pictorial

We want to call attention to the Highland Senior Service Local Council, which met recently, and voted to ask supervisors for a $35,000 appropriation for 2014, which is level funding. More...

Highlanders delighted with Rose Parade

Trek & Tour

I have not been a big fan of parades. However, my friend Bucky the Clown thoroughly enjoys watching and marching in numerous parades. When I saw an advertisement for the 2014 Rose Parade, this caught my attention.  More...

Breaking News - 2/4/2014 12:34 AM

Support Sen. Deeds  Free Access 

Website up for supporting mental health reforms

http://www.standwithcreigh.com/ Bookmark this website, and take a look. Legislation through Viriginia's General Assembly moves fast and furiously. Friends of our own Sen. More...

Regional gathering set to address area emergency plans Feb. 17

HOT SPRINGS — What to do for people with special needs during an emergency will be the topic of a “summit” meeting Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Hot Springs Fire and Rescue Building.   More...

Mental health issues still in focus

Deeds goes national with his son’s story

RICHMOND — Bath and Highland residents were in rapt attention this weekend as Sen. Creigh Deeds’ interviews with CBS’ 60 Minutes and CNN’s Anderson Cooper aired, leaving little doubt about what happened when his son died Nov. More...

Boys Home grateful for support

COVINGTON — The residents of Boys’ Home here are thankful for supporters in Bath and Highland counties, and especially for helping make Christmas a little brighter.  More...

2nd Wind sets schedule

MONTEREY — Second Wind has announced a calendar of activities for February.  To obtain a copy, access highlandcountysecondwind.org.  To be placed on the email distribution list, email harmony@vpas.info.  Second Wind is a social a More...

Deeds reviews his General Assembly work

The 2014 session of the General Assembly is streaking by and will soon be a memory. This year’s session is memorable for several reasons. More...

Bell’s session bills alive

RICHMOND — The following bills are some of those proposed by Del. More...

Get recipes into the mix!

WARM SPRINGS – Time is running out to submit recipes to “The Mixing Bowl.” The special Bath County cookbook is just about ready to be served.  More...

Supervisors talk goals for Bath County

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors discussed what they would like to see in the county’s future at a work session devoted to goal setting Tuesday at the Bath County High School library.  More...

Obituaries

BONNIE LOUELLA ARBOGAST HICKS

BLUE GRASS — Bonnie Louella (Arbogast) Hicks, 68, of Blue Grass, and formerly of Mustoe, peacefully passed away, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, Jan. More...

JANE A. ARMSTRONG

GREENVILLE — Jane A. Armstrong, 83, of Greenville, passed away on Jan. 22, 2014.  She was born as Thelma Jane Armstrong on Jan.17, 1931, in Head Waters, the daughter of the late Blair Armstrong and Hester Grace Simmons Armstrong. More...

RUBY F. LAMBERT

BLUE GRASS — Ruby F. Lambert, 84, of Blue Grass, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at the Springs Nursing Center.  She was born July 18, 1929 in Blue Grass, a daughter of the late John Adam and Sudie Edith Hinkle Fultz.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY  Sundays   • Millboro Christian Church, Pastor Lloyd Via, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship.  More...

Home & Property

Millboro Springs camp gets top safety award

RICHMOND — Markel Specialty, a division of Markel Corp., has announced that 66 youth camps and six Boys and Girls Clubs of America have received the prestigious Safety 1st designation for 2013. More...

DSLCC named a top community college

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Dabney S.  More...

ServSafe food course to be offered at Highland Center

MONTEREY — Get ready to serve food during Maple Festival.  The Highland Center, in conjunction with Virginia Cooperative Extension, is hosting a two-day ServSafe food safety course. It will be held on Feb. More...

Early Files

Photographer pursues hobby for half century

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 29, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 23, 1964

• Gale-force winds, which may have reached near hurricane intensity here Monday night, caused some damage in all parts of the county. There is no wind-velocity measuring equipment in this rural county, but a spokesman for Monongahela Power Co. More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 19, 1989

• A portion of the livestock which mysteriously disappeared from the Hightown area last fall has been recovered in Pocahontas County, W.Va., according to Highland Sheriff Herb Lightner. More...


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