February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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USPS Suspends Delivery to 228, 229 & 244 Delivery Areas Poor Road Conditions and Additional PM Snowfall Cited    More...

Highland sorting out new Farm Bill

MONTEREY — Highland producers were getting up to speed this week on the new Farm Bill that President Obama signed into law Feb. More...

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Monterey Town Council

• At the Feb. More...

Longtime trout stream researcher retires

Editor’s note: The following article was written by Fariss Samarrai, senior news officer, for the Feb. 6 edition of UVA Today, on the retirement of Rick Webb of Highland County. More...

Magazine features Bath home, Recorder publisher

RICHMOND — Jil Harris, a Warm Springs homeowner, and Anne Adams, publisher of The Recorder, are featured in the January-February issue of Virginia Living, a bimonthly lifestyle magazine based in Richmond.  More...

MVP announce Spring auditions

WARM SPRINGS — Mountain Valley Players will hold auditions for C.B. Gilford’s “Bull in a China Shop” on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. and Monday, Feb. More...

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Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the board approved a resolution recognizing auxiliary deputies for the sheriff’s office that allowed them to be covered under More...

Special Sections

Schools

Full time superintendent central to school budget

Community budget meeting scheduled for Feb. 21 in school cafeteria

MONTEREY — Funding a full-time superintendent of schools is the cornerstone of a preliminary 2014-15 school budget concept, retiring superintendent Dr. William Crawford announced Monday. No dollar figures were given.  More...

Honor Roll

Valley Elementary School  HOT SPRINGS — Crystal Coffman, principal at Valley Elementary School, has announced the honor roll students for the second nine weeks and first semester of the 2013-14 school year. .  More...

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Highland County School Board

• Monday, following a closed session to discuss construction needs, the school board accepted a two-part bid totaling roughly $235,000, by Binswanger  More...

Sports

Bath rallies for win on Senior Night

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls’ basketball team closed out its regular season at home on Saturday with a hard fought 57-53 win over James River Saturday.  More...

River bests Bath in tourney opener

HOT SPRINGS — After leading by 11 points at halftime, the Bath County girls’ basketball team was unable to overcome an injury to its leading scorer and fell 42-34 to James River Monday night in the opening round of the Pioneer District To More...

Chargers advance in district tournament

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Pioneer District tournament with a 59-47 win over Craig in the opening round of the tournament last Friday night.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Feb. 2 — Deputy James Bryan IV conducted a traffic stop in Ashwood.  • Feb. 2 — Deputy James Rexrode assisted Virginia State Trooper May on a traffic stop in Millboro.  • Feb. More...

Letters

Reader saddened by media misinformation

Editor’s note: The following letter was incorrectly printed in the Jan. 30 issue of The Recorder, leaving out a portion. We apologize for the error. Editor, The Recorder  More...

Let students make up their own minds

Editor, The Recorder,  I really hate to carry this argument over into yet another week, but I feel that everyone ought to hear the thoughts of a student regarding this “should creationism be taught in schools” debate, and not just th More...

Creation-evolution debate gets Biblical response

Editor, The Recorder,  “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?” (Job 38:2).  Should creationism be taught in school? More...

Breaking News - 2/14/2014 12:51 PM

Roads improving quickly  Free Access 

PLOWS AND SUN ARE CLEARING ROADS    More...

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Plowing continues  Free Access 

VDOT CREWS WILL CONTINUE TO PLOW ROADS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT  More...

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Newspapers delayed  Free Access 

A message from the publisher

Where’s your Recorder?  By Anne Adams • PublisherMONTEREY — It’s 3 p.m., and up to 24 inches of snow has blanket areas of the Highlands, depending on where you live. More...

Controversy erupts over appointment

WARM SPRINGS — “You’ll get yours in the end.”  That was the message supervisor Claire Collins had for supervisor Kevin Fry as she was leaving Tuesday night’s Bath County Board of Supervisors meeting.  More...

Fenn lashes out at town charter plan

MONTEREY — At the Feb. 6 town council meeting, member Frances Fenn raised objections over a Jan. 2 public hearing and passage of a proposed amendment to the town charter reducing the number of councilmen from six to three.  More...

Corrections

In the Feb. 6 edition of The Recorder in the article, “In Brief: Bath County School Board,” three names were left off the All-Area Band list due to incorrect information supplied to The Recorder. More...

Retail landmark to close

MONTEREY — After nearly six decades of serving Highland, the H&H Cash Store will close Feb. 28, storekeeper Michael Herold said Monday.  “I made the decision after coming to work this morning,” Herold said.  More...

Highlanders mourn loss of long-time physician

MONTEREY— A man of God.  More than anything, that is what most people know aptly describes their longtime friend, and county physician, Dr. Thaine E. More...

Obituaries

JUDY R. DURHAM

VERONA — Judy R. Durham, 61, of Verona, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, while wintering at her second home in Panama.  Born March 13, 1952, in Hot Springs, the daughter of the late Richard and Ramona Durham.  More...

DR. THAINE EDWARD BILLINGSLEY

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

BETTIE REBECCA ‘BECKY’ ARMSTRONG

HOT SPRINGS — Bettie Rebecca ‘Becky’ Armstrong, 59, of 103 Crestview Lane, Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, Feb. More...

Home & Property

Anniversary

Jimmy and Jean Hiner of Monterey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 4th. (Photo courtesy of their niece Beverly Galigher of Palm Harbor, Fla.) More...

Mental health measures pass Senate unanimously

RICHMOND — Following a final, urgent push from Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Senate Monday passed SB 260 on a 38-0 vote.  More...

Crossover bills reviewed

RICHMOND — The 2014 session rolls on, and we are nearing crossover. Crossover is the time when the Senate must complete work on bills introduced in the Senate, and the House must complete work on bills introduced in the House. More...

Early Files

Photo

This photo was taken in March 1962 at Stonewall Elementary School, McDowell. In the background is the McDowell Presbyterian Church. More...

Easter storm results in timber loss, power failures

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 30, 1978 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 6, 1964

• State Veterinarian W.T. Wake has informed county agent Austin L. Shepherd that Highland County sheep will have to be re-inspected as a result of scabies found in one flock. Shepherd said at least two other flocks have been exposed. More...

Opinions & Commentary

A legacy of healing

Editor’s note: In 2003, we penned an editorial about Dr. Billingsley, as he prepared to leave the county and retire. We offer those words once more, in honor of his passing.   More...

Pictorial

Highland Elementary School Principal Teresa Blum received honors presented Monday by Superintendent Dr. William Crawford. HES has been chosen for the 2014 Distinguished Title I School Award. More...


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