March 6, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

A tale of two snow days

HOT SPRINGS – We knew it was coming. More snow was on the way, starting in the wee hours of Monday and continuing until … well, until it stopped.  More...

Corrections

• Last week’s article about The Highland Center should have stated that the Allegheny Mountain School fellows will arrive at the end of April.  • In the Feb. More...

Rexrode honored, builds services

MONTEREY – Director Christopher Spain of the Department of Social Services presented Sarah Rexrode, family services specialist, with a five-year service recognition certificate and pin last week.  Rexrode joined the department staff Feb. More...

Budget work continues

No one speaks at public hearing

HOT SPRINGS — No one chose to speak on the proposed 2014-15 Bath County school budget at a public hearing held Tuesday.  The proposed budget now totals $11,130,822 — a roughly 6.5 percent increase over the 2013-14 school budget.  More...

Low tech scam targets computers

MONTEREY — An old phone scam has returned with a new twist, cheating unwitting victims, typically 50 and older, out of hundreds of dollars.  Scammers use household names, including Microsoft, to con people into believing that something is More...

Panel mulls zoning, development clash

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, the Highland County Planning Commission considered Mike McCray’s proposal for a wood yard and sawmill on the old Taylor Ramsey wood yard in McDowell.  The discussion raised a familiar landuse issue, namely, More...

Photos

Heart Healthy Day “Best Red Dressed” winners at Bath Community Rehab and Wellness Center Feb. 27 were Helen McAllister, left, and Sam Donaldson. More...

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The Highland Tourism Council brings a fresh new look to promote Highland County, Va. These four-inch round stickers are durable, high quality, and weather resistant. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, March 11 – 7 p.m. Bath County Courthouse – Room 115   More...

General Assembly winds down

RICHMOND — Every year as the General Assembly session winds down, it’s important to take some time to reflect on the things that have been accomplished, the things yet to accomplish, and perhaps the missed opportunities. More...

Deeds introduces resolution honoring Highland doctor

RICHMOND — In addition to honoring Garth Newel Music Center  James “Jim” Tennant, and Susan Parker, Sen. Creigh Deeds submitted a resolution last week honoring Dr. Thaine Billingsley, who died Feb. 7.  More...

McCaig to hold book discussion, signing

CLIFTON FORGE — The public is cordially invited to spend an evening with award-winning author Donald McCaig Saturday, March 22 at the Clifton Forge Library.  More...

Applications being taken for Little, Tiny Miss Bath

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County High School Beta Club is currently taking applications for the 2014 Little Miss and Tiny Miss Bath County Pageant to be held Saturday, April 5, at 6 p.m. at BCHS.  More...

Forest owners ‘retreat to the woods’

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia landowners can learn more about actively managing their woodlands during the sixth annual Forest Landowners’ Retreat.  This event will be held April 25-27 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center near Appomat More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath school board accepted the retirement of VES teacher Sandie Stinnett effective the end of the 2013-14 school year.   More...

‘Picnic’ warms hearts on chilly day

MONTEREY – Highland school students got a break from winter chill, in spirit at least, with a “picnic in the park” last Thursday. More...

Katherine E. Amirault

DOE HILL — Katherine E. Amirault of Doe Hill is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.  More...

Sports

HCRC basketball tournament a success

MONTEREY— Teams from Bath County, Highland, Hillsboro, W.Va. and Marlinton, W. Va. and Highland competed in this year’s Highland County Recreation Commission youth basketball tournament Saturday.  More...

On Campus

HARRISONBURG — Jailyn Ford and the James Madison University women’s softball team won two of three games in the Dukes’ Invitational Tourney last weekend. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Recreation Commission

• At the Feb. 24 commission meeting, it was reported that Mountain Mama registrations continue to come in and that postcards and advertising cards have been  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County   • Feb. 23 — Deputy Cody Smith conducted a traffic stop on Cowpasture River Highway.  • Feb. 23 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts responded to a property damage call near Hot Springs.  More...

Letters

Jane Lyle an incredible influence, teacher

Editor, The Recorder,  The article in last week’s Recorder by Margo Oxendine was wonderfully written, yet it was not near as wonderful as the subject of the article, Mrs. Jane Lyle.  More...

Bath officials need to understand job crisis

Editor, The Recorder,  The last few weeks have provided fodder for those of us who regularly read The Recorder. I know people who anxiously await its delivery to see what new shenanigans our county officials engaged in during the past week. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

How nice! If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to visit the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation website, and see the tour recently added for Highland County. More...

Get ahead of this storm

To be sure, the issue of storm water runoff, and the state’s plan to manage it, elicits an easy yawn much of the time. More...

Slip sliding away or, how I learned to drive in snow

A Party of One

For most of my life, I wasn’t much of a driver. Sure, I learned in high school – Mrs. Jean Stinnett taught me. And my dear father, bless him, sure as heck tried. Daddy taught many young girls to drive. More...

Record frigid waves drain wallets

MONTEREY — The coldest winter month in 25 years emptied woodsheds, drove up the demand for energy and escalated heating costs. But it didn’t stop there. More...

Festival to get state recognition

RICHMOND — It’s almost official.  Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell’s proposal to designate the Highland County Maple Festival as the official maple festival of Virginia passed in the Senate.  More...

Man thinks he killed someone, calls 9-1-1

Turns out to be ‘non-event,’ sheriff says

MILLBORO – An emergency call about a dead body in Millboro turned out to be a “non-event” last week.  On Wednesday, Feb. More...

Fuel helps residents in need

MONTEREY – About 50 recipients of state benefits are staying warm this winter thanks to the Department of Social Services Fuel Assistance Program.  The program provides a combination of electricity, wood, propane and oil depending on the r More...

Bath adds instructional day

HOT SPRINGS — Because of lost instructional time due to weather, Bath schools have added a day to the school year.  More...

HMC hires physician

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center has hired James H. More...

Counties await state on stormwater

MONTEREY — Lots of questions were asked, and few answers were given.  More...

Inspector reviewing Gus Deeds’ death resigns

Mental health proposal awaits conference

RICHMOND — In a twist surrounding the death of Gus Deeds last November, the inspector reviewing what happened resigned this week, citing interference with his work.  G. More...

Sapsuckers celebrate sugary sweetness

HIGHTOWN — Laurel Fork Sapsuckers will celebrate the history of the sugar maple tree in a walking tour 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, the first day of the Maple Festival.  More...

Foundation hopes to assist Highland

Chief cites ‘lots of need,’ wants to begin local conversations

MONTEREY – A philanthropic foundation may be on the cusp of helping improve the quality of life in Highland.  More...

Free screenings, preschool registration offered in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Schools, in cooperation with RAISE Infant Program and the Bath County Health Department, are offering free developmental screenings for children aged birth to five years old.  Screenings will be provided t More...

Bigfoot producers look at Highlands

MONTEREY — Sasquatch, anyone?  District Ranger Patrick Sheridan reported to Highland supervisors Tuesday that his office received a special use permit request for commercial filming on national forest land from Snake Oil Productions of Las More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, country administrator Roberta Lambert reported the volunteer rescue squad meeting the previous night was cancelled. More...

Highland added to tours

NEW MARKET — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has just added Highland County to its list of Signature Tours.  The self-guided tour of the Highland County area is designed to promote visitation to the county.  More...

Services available to job seekers

STAUNTON — In today’s marketplace, workers must advance their job skills to compete in the global economy. Valley Workforce meets these needs by providing no cost training scholarships and workforce services to area job seekers.  More...

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Students in the culinary arts program at Dabney S. More...

Obituaries

LORENA ‘RENE’ PEARL PIPPIN

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — Lorena ‘Rene’ Pearl Pippin of Englewood, and formerly of Takoma Park, Md., went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, Feb. More...

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...

MAXINE J. HUFFMAN

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...

Home & Property

Project Grows announces program

STAUNTON — Project Grows, a nonprofit farm located in Augusta County, recently announced it is offering another season of fresh, local produce through its Community Supported Agriculture Program in 2014.  Project Grows is partially funded More...

Douthat Park to conduct spring controlled burn

MILLBORO — Douthat State Park is planning to conduct a controlled burn during the spring of 2014. The exact date will be determined by weather conditions.  The 170-acre burn unit is located in the western side of the park. More...

Final Pub Series concert set at Garth Newel

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center’s final 2014 Pub Series concert features members of the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and the acclaimed Kandinsky Trio, resident chamber music ensemble at Roanoke College, performing works by contemporar More...

Early Files

Highland, Bath place names have neat, colorful origins

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 27, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

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Ivan Puffenbarger, owner of Puffenbarger Sugar Orchards, located in Blue Grass, is pictured at the automatic controls of the oilfired evaporator that cooks 400 gallons per hour. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 27, 1964

• A Highland County school bus, which had picked up three or four pupils, collided with a 1959 Chevrolet truck operated by Melvin Lee Eckard of Monterey yesterday morning at about 7:50. More...


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