March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

VPAS gets ‘new’ van

MONTEREY — VPAS-local council driver Wes Maupin ran the inaugural trip last week of a used, but new-to-Highland, wheelchair accessible van made possible by VPAS and the Highland Local Council.  “It was a comfortable ride,” said More...

Stolen knives charge reduced

WARM SPRINGS – The disputed value of a set of stolen knives resulted in a felony charge being reduced to a misdemeanor in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday.  Brian Jackson, 21, pleaded guilty to petit larceny, reduced from felony grand More...

Staunton couple joins doughnut dynamos

MONTEREY — Harry and Nancy Marshall of Staunton helped a crew of hardworking volunteers run a fast-paced, and aromatic, fresh-maple-doughnut production line Saturday in the Mill Gap Ruritan Club Trailer.  More...

Clarification

In the March 13 edition of The Recorder in the article “No fraud is found,” it was reported that a building permit was issued to WINCOFA, LLC (Windy Cove Farm). More...

Photos

Hungry Maple Festival visitors lined up for the buffet at Southernmost Maple Products. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Film festival coming to Charlottesville, Staunton

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Wild Virginia hosts the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on tour. More...

FSA celebrates agriculture producers

LEXINGTON — USDA Rockbridge/ Alleghany/Bath county Farm Service Agency executive Director Melissa Kelley encourages everyone to take a moment to appreciate the hard working farmers and ranchers in Virginia on March 25, National Ag Day. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath schools adjust days to make up time

WARM SPRINGS — The winter that seemingly won’t end has forced Bath County school officials to make changes to the calendar to make sure state requirements for instructional time are met.  More...

4th graders getting acquainted with ukes

MONTEREY — When the head of the Highland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention Association learned there was a lack of stringed instruments in the elementary school music program, he decided to do something about it.  The association filled More...

Home & Property

Garth Newel announces season schedule

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center has announced the concert schedule and artistic line-up for its 41st season.  More...

Thompson named director of institutional advancement

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. Lancaster Community College recently named Rachael Thompson director of institutional advancement and executive director of the DSLCC Educational Foundation.  More...

Site becomes ‘network agent’ for farmers

LEESBURG — Farm Credit of the Virginias has announced the launch of a new educational website called www.FarmCredit- KnowledgeCenter.com. More...

Letters

Thanks and thoughts for ‘power guys’ fixing lines

Editor, The Recorder,  I had a guilty feeling when I crawled into bed the dark, cold evening of Wednesday March 12, as the winds howled at 60 mph with temperatures in the teens. More...

Bath board elected by majority of voters

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

BARC a key presence in Millboro’s community

Editor, The Recorder,  Because of recent developments, including the article in The Recorder and a petition being circulated, more people have become aware of BARC’s efforts to purchase a portion of Millboro Preservation and Cultural Assoc More...

Supervisors discuss critical rescue needs

MONTEREY – The rescue squad needs help.  Recruitment and fund-raising advances weren’t enough to fend off what many have said is inevitable: A proposal for substantially more county assistance.  More...

$11 million budget gets schools’ nod

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board approved an $11,138,822 budget request for 2014-15 Tuesday. More...

Photo

The cold and snow that hit the area Sunday night and Monday caused icicles to form under this bridge on U.S. 220 in southern Bath County. (Recorder photo by Mike Bollinger) More...

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Jamie Rexrode Simmons stirs the boiling sugar water at Rexrode’s Sugar Camp in Blue Grass. (Photo courtesy Lydia Rexrode) More...

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Pork rinds were a favorite fried treat at the Stonewall Ruritan Club in McDowell this year. (Photo courtesy Lydia Rexrode) More...

Fields of Gold provides technical assistance to agritourism entrepreneurs

STAUNTON — The Fields of Gold agritourism program will host one-onone business support sessions by business resource providers on the topics of marketing and business planning.  Sessions are available on March 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. More...

Squad awarded $153,000 in grants for equipment

MONTEREY — The Rescue Squad Assistance Fund Grant Program is a multimillion dollar grant program for Virginia non-profit Emergency Medical Service agencies and organizations. More...

Spring Fling a welcome winter break, for sure

ASHWOOD – Got cabin fever? Who doesn’t, considering the long, cold winter?  Banish the winter blues Saturday night at the “Spring Fling,” a night of dancing, fellowship and fun at Valley Elementary School. More...

Obituaries

JIMMIE JUNIOR HEDRICK

CHERRY GROVE, W.Va. — Jimmie Junior Hedrick, 75 of Cherry Grove, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his residence.  He was born in Cherry Grove on July 26, 1938, the son of the late Jimmie and Zetta Bennett Hedrick. More...

GARY SAMPLES

OCALA, Fla. — Gary Samples, 82, of Ocala, passed away on March 5, 2014 at Legacy House, Ocala.  He was born in Monterey, Va., on Oct. 1, 1931, a son of the late Mary Bess Siron.  More...

Sports

Saints to train at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The PGA Tour won’t be the only professional sport to be in the area this summer.  More...

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Maple jugs of sweetness lined the table at Sugar Tree Country Store in McDowell. (Photo courtesy Lydia Rexrode) More...

On Campus

HONOLULU — Jailyn Ford and the James Madison University softball team completed their weeklong stay in Hawaii by winning the Rainbow Wahine Classic last weekend.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • March 9 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts and Deputy Todd Fry performed a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway.  • March 9 — Deputy Cody Smith assisted the Virginia State Police on a checking detail on Deerfield Ro More...

Early Files

Going, going, sold American!

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 24, 1992 edition of The Recorder. Paula Phelps was publisher, Jack Phelps was Highland News editor and P. Lea Campbell Jr. was president. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 12, 1964

• The pupils in Highland County Schools are helping in the 11th annual Goodwill Industries School Clothing Collection, the Rev. Lewis Ovenshire, Executive Director of the Goodwill, reported. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 9, 1989

• A decline in enrollment at Bath County High School has placed two and one-half teachers positions in peril for the 1989-90 school year, superintendent P.C. Nowlin informed the Bath County School Board at its meeting Tuesday night. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

All too often, the way your government works, makes decisions, and spends your money is not as transparent as it should be. More...

Rescue the rescue squad

As we’ve outlined often in the last couple of years, residents of Highland County are at serious risk.  Without a timely response from our all-volunteer rescue squad, those who need emergency medical attention stand to have injuries or ill More...

Concert promises to lift spirits

See A Show

COVINGTON — “Music on the Corner” at First Presbyterian Church will present an evening Lenten Concert on Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary.   More...


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