February 6, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Electric bills trend up, down

MONTEREY — Power bills dropped in Bath and rose in part of Highland effective Jan. More...

Court hears criminal cases

MONTEREY — Highland County Circuit Court heard two criminal cases and issued a capias warrant Jan. 31, with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. presiding.  Ashley A. More...

Deeds’ supporters urge action  Free Access 

Senate passes mental health initiatives

RICHMOND — Sen. Creigh Deeds’ legislative efforts to improve Virginia’s mental health services are getting an extra boost this week. More...

In brief ...

Highland Supervisors

• Highland supervisors heard a report from Sheriff Tim Duff on the January workload of the sheriff’s office during their meeting Feb. 4. Duff outlined More...

Club seeks contest participants

BATH and HIGHLAND— The Bath Highland Lion Lioness Club is sponsoring the Bland Music Contest again this year.  The club is looking for students who can sing or play an instrument. Students should be recommended by their music teacher. More...

Cooperative warns of e-mail invoice scam

MOUNT CRAWFORD – Although no Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative members have received this kind of fraudulent e-mail, SVEC has recently learned of a cooperative in Ohio whose members have received scam “invoice” e-mails.  More...

Ice decorates Highlands

Ice decorated the winter napping woods of Highland for a few hours Monday before warmer temperatures arrived and melted the crystalline coating. More...

VCE to host ag program

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension will host an agricultural education program for area livestock producers on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at The Highland Center.  More...

Library Notes

• We’re pleased to announce the library has recently added a stand-alone photo digitizer to allow you to scan your photos onto an SD/SDHC card without needing a computer. More...

Bookmobile fund drive underway

LEXINGTON — Remember the classic children’s book “The Little Engine that Could” by Watty Piper? “I think I can! More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Bath School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath school board handled three personnel matters. The retirement of Judy McElwee, computer lab manager at Bath County High School, was accepted effective the end of the school year.  More...

HCPS on target to make up missed days

MONTEREY — With at least two full months of winter remaining, Highland County Public Schools has missed 12 full days of school due to the weather, as of Monday, Feb. More...

Academic Honors

Katherine Ballou   LEXINGTON — Katherine Ballou of Clifton Forge, a member of the class of 2014 at Washington and Lee University, has earned honor roll status for the recently ended winter term 2013.  Honor roll status at Washington a More...

Home & Property

Bell’s bills survive in House committees

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

BCH welcomes new director of physician services

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital is pleased to announce that Patricia Parker has joined the staff as director of physician services.  More...

Anniversary

Bath County natives Dreama and Richard Mines will celebrate their 61st anniversary in Valentine’s Day. They now live in Plant City, Fla. (Photo courtesy Angela Plunkett) More...

Early Files

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Co-captains Neil Townsend (left) and Steve Bird have been largely responsible for the success of the Highland High School basketball teams for the past couple of seasons. More...

Bath sheriff says communications vehicle will have multiple uses

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 18, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 30, 1964

• Dean Poe, manager of the Highland Manufacturing Co., informed the Recorder at press time yesterday that workers at the sewing plant would report at the new plant for work Monday morning. Mr. More...

Breaking News - 2/12/2014 1:49 PM

VDOT says it's ready for storm  Free Access 

  STAUNTON – Virginia Department of Transportation crews are storm ready for the forecasted heavy snow in the Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.    More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2014 2:16 PM

Prepare for snow, SVEC says  Free Access 

SVEC Encourages Preparation for Potential Heavy, Wet Snow More...

Breaking News - 2/10/2014 6:54 PM

Deeds did it - Senate passed SB 260  Free Access 

Now, onto the House

VIRGINIA SENATE APPROVES MENTAL HEALTH REFORMS  More...

2 await sentencing on pot cultivation

HARRISONBURG — Two men are awaiting sentencing after being found guilty in U.S. More...

BZA ruling challenge delayed

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors’ request for a discretionary circuit court review of a board of zoning appeals ruling was continued last week to a yet-to-bedetermined date.  More...

Fire, rescue workers seek support

MONTEREY – Tuesday, Highland volunteer fire and rescue leaders informed supervisors of plans for a new rescue unit and the need for adding a frequency to the emergency radio band.  More...

BARC contest continues

MILLBORO — BARC Electric Cooperative announced a new contest for members.  BARC Electric Cooperative and Rockbridge Farmer’s Coop ask you the question, “How does a cooperative differ from a for-profit company?”  Subm More...

You’re invited, sweetie!

MONTEREY — Food, fun and fellowship will be the fare at the Senior Sweetheart Luncheon in The Highland Center, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 12.  A minimal charge includes hot lunch, dessert and drink.  More...

Don’t risk a flue fire!

HOT SPRINGS – It’s flue fire season.  Every winter, fire departments make repeated calls to homes where chimney blazes have suddenly erupted, or are clogged to the point where homes fill with smoke.  More...

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Gabrielle Reed was the winner of the Valley Elementary School Spelling Bee. More...

Burn laws go into effect Feb. 15

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia’s 4 p.m. burning law goes into effect Feb. 15 — the start of spring fire season.  The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 2/9/2014 4:00 PM

DR. THAINE E. BILLINGSLEY  Free Access 

HARRISONBURG —  Dr. Thaine Edward Billingsley, 88, died Friday, Feb. More...

LORRAINE B. HEWITT KODGER

WEST AUGUSTA — Lorraine B. Hewitt Kodger, 87, of West Augusta, crossed from this life into her eternal home on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at her home, under the loving care of her son, Raymond.  She was born on Aug. 4, 1926 in Caribou, Maine. More...

FRANCISCO ‘CHICO’ OLIVENCA VIEIRA

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. —Francisco “Chico” Olivenca Vieira of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died at home on Jan. 29 after an extended fight with metastatic prostate cancer.  More...

Sports

Late run propels Chargers over Knights

HOT SPRINGS — Trailing by eight with a minute and a half to play, the Bath County boys’ basketball team went on a 10-0 run to pull out a 47-45 Senior Night win over James River Saturday.  More...

Rams fall to Covington

MONTEREY — After falling behind 15-0, the Highland girls cut Covington’s lead to 10 in the third quarter last Thursday night but got no closer as the Cougars took a 67-43 win.  More...

Highland can’t maintain fast start

MONTEREY — After one quarter, Highland led Covington 15-13. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Jan. 26 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts checked on unattended vehicles on Sam Snead Highway.  • Jan. 26 — McRoberts responded to a larceny call on Jackson River Turnpike.  • Jan. More...

Letters

Professor urges defeat of delegate’s proposal

Editor, The Recorder,  You recently reported about House Bill 207 and its patron, Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell.  More...

Reader urges action at General Assembly

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Virginia Delegates and Senators and shared with The Recorder.   Dear Honorable Delegates and Senators,  More...

Creationism has no place in our science classes

Editor, The Recorder,  Creationism is not science. Creationism is a Christian religious doctrine and as such, it has no place in a science classroom.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Note to Atlanta: Here’s how you watch over kids

We were rather aghast recently when two inches of snow fell on the Southeast, essentially bringing the city of Atlanta to a standstill.  It was further appalling to watch municipal leaders talk about the “sudden” nature of the storm, More...

Pictorial

Ice is rarely welcomed anywhere, and we’ve had enough of it, and the deep cold that has come along too often in recent weeks. More...

Supervisors consider 2014 goals

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — It is the New Year, and with each New Year we experience that feeling of a fresh start. We think about ways in which we want to improve or guide results for the coming year. More...


Spring Guide