February 27, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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Plows are out  Free Access 

SNOW BLANKETS ROADS IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY  More...

Bath planner resigns, cites conversation with supervisor

WARM SPRINGS — The Valley Springs District representative on the Bath County Planning Commission has resigned and said a telephone conversation with a county supervisor was a main reason for his decision.  More...

Legislative Medicaid debate may resume

MONTEREY — Many lower income Highland residents are sitting out health insurance coverage, not as a matter of choice, but because they cannot qualify for any benefits.  Denial of coverage hamstrings rural health care facilities such as Hig More...

General Assembly session winding down

RICHMOND — The 2014 session of the General Assembly is rapidly moving toward the scheduled adjournment on March 8. Both houses passed competing budgets this past week and bills are headed to conference.  More...

H&H Cash: A reporter’s thanks to the Herolds

General store has it all

Editor’s note: Like many of you, when I learned the H&H Cash Store was closing, my heart sank. But for a different reason.  More...

Lockdown, search produce zero results

MONTEREY — An hour-long lockdown drill at Highland High School Monday morning was successful, Highland Sheriff Tim Duff reported.  Binti, a canine unit from Bath Sheriff’s Office, accompanied the drill and made no alerts. More...

Market value on Virginia farms up almost $1 billion

\RICHMOND — Virginia’s farms saw a dramatic increase in both the market value of production and the average value of products sold per farm according to the preliminary results of the U.S. More...

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Aisha Roman and Taylor Robertson shop for pageant dresses. More...

America Saves Week is Feb. 24 – March 1

MONTEREY — America Saves Week is Feb. 24-March 1, and The Highland Center would like to remind folks about the ways they can save money and how the center can help.  More...

BARC contest answers due March 6

MILLBORO — BARC Electric Cooperative continues its member contest this week.  Members are asked to answer the question, “Our area was built on the principle of neighbors helping neighbors. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland’s school budget talks begin

MONTEREY — Monday and Tuesday, Highland supervisors heard budget requests from 16 county offices and agencies for that were mainly unchanged from the current year, with the exception of the sheriff’s office, library, emergency services an More...

Superintendent interviews to begin

MONTEREY — The Highland County School Board will conduct interviews for a new superintendent from March 3 to March 17, chair John Moyers announced Tuesday, as a prelude to a first round of budget discussions with supervisors.   More...

Highland schools’ phone notification system explained

MONTEREY — At the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, Highland County Public Schools implemented a new school notification system called Power Announcement. Unfortunately the notification system has not performed as planned. More...

Home & Property

Highland schools awarded grants for garden project

MONTEREY — The Highland High School FFA chapter in has been awarded $2,500 as part of the FFA Food For All program. More...

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Chelsey Isles of Monterey was selected to attend the Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. May 31-June 4. More...

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The Red Hat Ladies of Monterey held a holiday brunch at Norma Reynold’s home on Dec. 18, 2013. More...

Letters

Creation-evolution book recommended reading

Editor, The Recorder,  A recent editorial made it sound like everyone who is intelligent is an evolutionist. It also made it sound like a majority of church leaders today are evolutionist as well.  More...

Resident takes exception to commission appointment

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Bath County Board of Supervisors, and shared with The Recorder.   Lady and gentlemen:  More...

Humane society, Highland SPCA work together

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The camaraderie at the Maple Queen pageant this year was reaching high levels, especially because so many former queens had been encouraged to attend. More...

Bath supervisors: Clean up your act

Can Bath County’s board of supervisors get more dysfunctional?  The recent behavior on our governing body is not just embarrassing and awkward — it’s stifling progress for important decisions that affect the lives of every res More...

Jane Lyle reflects on career, volunteer work

Highlands Women

WARM SPRINGS – In 1966, Jane Lyle had in hand a new diploma from Virginia Tech. She was headed to her native Alleghany County to train as an extension agent. Her training lasted just two weeks. More...

Breaking News - 3/5/2014 5:21 PM

Boil water advisory lifted  Free Access 

McDOWELL — Customers of the McDowell water system were notified on Sept. More...

Breaking News - 3/3/2014 10:45 PM

Clear message: Stay put; don't drive around yet  Free Access 

TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY TONIGHT  More...

Breaking News - 3/3/2014 5:31 PM

Roads still getting treated  Free Access 

SNOW STOPPED BUT VDOT CREWS KEEP GOING    More...

Breaking News - 3/2/2014 4:21 PM

Snow coming.... again  Free Access 

TRAVEL NOT ADVISED FOR MONDAY IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY  More...

State police investigate Bath building permit process

WARM SPRINGS — The Virginia State Police are conducting an investigation into the handling of two building permits issued in Bath County during 2013.  More...

U.Va. students’ mental health bill supported

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Legislation to address mental health issues at public colleges in Virginia secured support in the House earlier in session, and is now in the Senate Education Committee, and will be discussed there Thursday.  More...

House strips Deeds’ 24-hour custody time

RICHMOND — The time frame for holding individuals under emergency custody orders up to 24 hours, as proposed by Sen. More...

Highland Center’s role is dinner topic

MONTEREY — The work of The Highland Center was the theme of a potluck dinner presentation to about 50 guests Sunday. More...

Photos

Burgundy Hicks (center) took top honors at the 50th Annual Maple Queen Pageant, breaking a multiple tie by telling judges that she would see that children are obedient to their parents when asked how More...

AMSP to perform in Covington

COVINGTON — The Allegheny Mountain String Project will hold its Spring Recital Saturday, March 1 at 3 p.m. More...

Trout Unlimited partners with WV-VA councils to offer training

THOMAS, W.Va. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 3/4/2014 12:11 PM

CHARLOTTE GRIFFIN  Free Access 

Charlotte Mae Turner Griffin   LYNDHURST — Charlotte Mae Turner Griffin, 84, of Lyndhurst, formerly of Dunmore, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. She was born Dec. More...

Breaking News - 3/4/2014 12:14 PM

MAXINE HUFFMAN  Free Access 

McDOWELL — Maxine J. Huffman, 73, of McDowell, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at her home.   She was born Feb, 2, 1941, in Moyers, W.Va., a daughter of the late Dewey Marcelles and Shirley Ruth Hoover Jamison.   More...

THOMAS JEFFERSON SIMMONS

WOODBRIDGE — Thomas Jefferson Simmons, 80, of Woodbridge, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center.  He was born Jan. 7, 1934 in Doe Hill, son of the late Thomas and Leta Belle Mitchell Simmons.  More...

Sports

Two Chargers make All-State

HOT SPRINGS — Two players from the Bath County Chargers football team were named to the All-State 1A football team. Senior Ethan Wrights made the first team as a punter and sophomore Logan Locklear made second team as a defensive lineman.  More...

Ram boys earn post-season awards

MONTEREY — Three Highland boys’ basketball players have been recognized for their play this season. More...

On Campus

HARRISONBURG — Jailyn Ford and the James Madison University softball team had a good weekend in Florida last week, picking up three wins.  The former Bath County standout pitched in three of the Dukes’ five games and earned two wins. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Feb. 16 — Deputy James Bryan IV checked on illegal parking in the Hot Springs area.  • Feb. 16 — Deputy Michael Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road in Millboro.  • Feb. More...

Early Files

Music plays an important part in the life of Bath County’s Les King

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 6, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor.   More...

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Virgil Armstrong of Mill Gap shared this circa 1990 picture of Everett “Shorty” Shultz and Sylvia Armstrong doing their part to keep up the supply of maple-glazed doughnuts for the Mill G More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 20, 1964

• Eleven inches of new snow fell on Highland County Tuesday to make a total of about 15 inches now on the ground. About four inches fell here Saturday night and Sunday. More...


Spring Guide