February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

School board looks at secretary salaries

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board continued its efforts to bring salaries more in line with other regional school divisions, discussing secretary salaries Monday.  Director of technology and administrative services Paul Lancaster More...

Homestead CEO updates board

WARM SPRINGS — New Homestead CEO David Jurcak told the Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Feb. More...

Correction

A headline in last week’s paper should have stated that a public meeting on the Highland Schools budget is Feb. 25. The meeting is 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria..  More...

Bath Relay holds prom dress sale

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County Relay for Life second annual prom/pageant dress sale will be held at Lifeline Ministries Church Gym from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

New SVP chief updates Highland EDA leaders

MONTEREY — The new executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership updated members of the Highland Economic Development Authority, planning commission and tourism council Monday on SVP resources and work activities.  More...

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Maple Queen contestants are vying for the top royal title to be selected prior to the opening of the 2014 Maple Festival. The pageant will be held at Highland High School, Saturday, Feb. More...

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Local council chair John Deehan and VPAS services coordinator Leonard (above) welcomed a record crowd of 60 people to the Second Wind Valentine’s Luncheon last week. More...

Medicaid debate hits Richmond

RICHMOND — This past week the General Assembly saw the crossover and lots of chest thumping. Both sides, Republicans in the House of Delegates and Democrats in the Senate, claimed to be the source of all things moderate and reasonable. More...

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Bath County Relay for Life held its 2014 kickoff team meeting Feb. 11 at Life Line Ministries Church. To date, six returning teams have registered with 23 participants and $1,259.65 raised. More...

‘Save the Masonic’ campaign begins

CLIFTON FORGE — After months of project planning and preparation, the Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation is mounting a targeted “Save the Masonic” community fund-raising campaign to raise money for the completing documents need More...

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Bolar sends dollars to community service

BOLAR — The Bolar Ruritan Club has announced it made $11,056 in community service donations for 2013. The club has an educational foundation that provides scholarships. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Auburn defeats Chargers in conference tourney

RINER — The Bath County boys’ basketball team struggled offensively all night and lost 77-47 to Auburn in the opening round of the Western Gate Conference Tournament.  The Chargers fell behind 9-2 to open the game, but pulled with 13 More...

B-ball ends for Bath girls

RINER — Playing without their leading scorer, the Bath County girls’ basketball team fell to Auburn 57-20 in the first round of the Western Gate Conference Tournament Monday night.  More...

Cumberland defeats Highland as season winds up for Rams

CUMBERLAND – The Highland girls’ basketball team fell behind Cumberland early Monday night in the opening round of the Conference 44 Tournament and could never make up the deficit in a 70-51 loss.  The Dukes led 22-6 after the first More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Feb. 9 — Deputy Michael Colaw and Deputy Thomas McRoberts performed a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway in Warm Springs.  • Feb. More...

Early Files

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(Circa 1982) The Bahai Spiritual Assembly of Highland County made a $183 donation to the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department last week. More...

BCHS English class project gathering region’s folklore

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 11, 1978 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 13, 1964

• A telephone conversation with the Rev. J.S. Killington of Cape Charles, Va., confirmed a story published in The Virginia Methodist Advocate’s issue of Feb. 6 that the minister and his son, J.W. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Town deserves full leadership

If this commentary sounds familiar, there’s a good reason.  For more than a decade, we have called attention to the election process in Monterey, where population now hovers below 200.  More...

Rocket science on the farm?

The Singing Farmwife

Feeding the animals their morning breakfast should not be rocket science, but this morning it is.  More...

Wonders of the Woods ...

A closer look at our natural world

Solid gold beetles, friendly bats and writing spiders... Oh, my!   More...

‘Blessing’ seeks helping hands

BATH and HIGHLAND – There are 60 folks in Bath and Highland who look forward to a hot lunch three times a week, delivered right to their doors by smiling volunteers. That’s what Meals on Wheels is all about.  More...

Boards discuss budget needs

WARM SPRINGS — School officials shared capital needs with supervisors this week, addressing rising costs.  Buses, rising costs for retirement, and health insurance and salaries were some of the topics discussed between the Bath County Scho More...

State park request doesn’t make it

Senator, citizens to keep possibility alive

MONTEREY — A request to support a new state park in Highland County failed to make it into lawmakers’ budgets this year, but no one is giving up on the idea, especially Sen. Creigh Deeds.  More...

Bath make-up days not an issue, for now

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County students have missed 14 days of school so far, but school officials said Monday they don’t believe any drastic calendar changes will be needed.  More...

BCH to offer diabetic education classes

HOT SPRINGS — Many people would like to get their diabetes in better control, but don’t know how to do it. It’s not as hard as one might think.  More...

Irish dancers wow audience

COVINGTON – A dizzying display of Irish footwork dazzled a packed house at Curfman Hall Tuesday night.  More...

In brief ...

Highland County Economic Development Authority

• The Highland EDA discussed its marketing plans this week. More...

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Highland County recently sent a delegation to 4-H Day at the Capitol. The entire group toured the Capitol, visited historic St. Paul’s Church, and presented Sen. More...

Society expands forest habitat effort

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. More...

Mental health measures gain support

State finds problems, inadequacies in discharge process

RICHMOND — Sen. More...

Dabney scholarship session held at BCHS

WARM SPRINGS — A representative of the Dabney S. More...

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“Living Patterns,” an exhibit of photos by Celia Culver Rutt, is on display at the Highland County Public Library through March 19. More...

Bell’s proposals in Senate’s hands

RICHMOND — The following bills introduced by Del. Richard “Dickie” Bell have crossed over the aisle, and are being considered by the Senate in this session of Virginia’s General Assembly.  More...

Forest Service plans prescribed fires

HOT SPRINGS — The Forest Service, U.S. More...

Obituaries

FRANCES MALOY RIVES

RICHMOND — Frances Maloy Rives, 101, departed this life Feb. 12, 2014 at Westminster-Canterbury, Richmond, where she had resided since 1992.  More...

THOMAS JAMES LOBE

HOT SPRINGS — Thomas James Lobe, 86, of 29 Ashwood Drive, Hot Springs, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at his residence.  He was born Dec.30, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Louis Lobe and Anna Saber Lobe.  More...

ALDEN B. BRADFORD

STAUNTON — Alden Bannerman Bradford, 78, of 341 N. Madison Street, died peacefully at home on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. He was under the excellent care of Hospice of the Shenandoah at the time of his death.  He was born on Aug. More...

Home & Property

Special needs a priority in emergencies

HOT SPRINGS — People with special medical or other needs are at even more risk during times of emergency.  The Bath County Local Emergency Planning Committee held a “summit” Tuesday to discuss how to help.  More...

Millboro group decides against selling to BARC

Electric cooperative is considering ‘attractive’ offer from Rockbridge

MILLBORO — The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association voted Tuesday night not to negotiate with BARC Electric Cooperative concerning the sale of a portion of the old Millboro School property the MPCA owns.  More...

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Dabney S. Lancaster Community College celebrated TRIO Day on Feb. 10 by recognizing the two TRIO programs on campus: Talent Search and Student Support Services. More...

Letters

Mountain neighbors deeply appreciated

Editor, The Recorder,   This morning I awoke to 15 inches of snow, covering trees and meadows as far as I could see,  And it was still snowing. More...

Bath County fellows remain thoughtful, helpful

Editor, The Recorder,   My faith in Bath County young men was confirmed.  On Friday, Jan. More...

Days of cold ….

Not being one to complain much, it has come to my attention that along with the seasonal joy of Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year, there is also cold. More...


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