April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Log transfer yards go to supervisors

MONTEREY — The Highland County Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to a proposal to add lumberyards, log collection and transfer yards to the zoning ordinance as a conditional use under A-2.  A conditional use permit for Mi More...

DSS plans to add position, board told

MONTEREY — The Department of Social Services hopes to add a fifth position to its offices and expand services.  Last Wednesday, Highland supervisors heard a budget presentation from the Department of Social Services, followed by a budget u More...

Service coordinator hours increased

MONTEREY - Last Thursday, the Highland County Senior Services Local Council voted to expand the hours of the VPAS Highland service coordinator, offer sponsorships to pay for a newly acquired handicapped-accessible 2011 Ford van and explore a council More...

Burnsville man gets extra prison time

WARM SPRINGS – Kevin Wooddell, formerly of Burnsville, wrote threatening letters to a judge, a prosecutor and a deputy while sitting in jail waiting to be transferred to prison.  Those three letters – each a felony – earned Woo More...

HRD urges county to get local ordinance

MONTEREY — As Highland continues discussions about stormwater, the need for public input was stressed again Tuesday.  The Highland County Board of Supervisors heard from Highlanders for Responsible Development about the stormwater plan pro More...

Topics varied at town hall meeting

WARM SPRINGS — The ongoing situation with BARC Electric Cooperative, livestreaming meetings and the time of meetings themselves were some of the topics addressed at a Bath County Board of Supervisors “town hall” meeting Tuesday afte More...

‘The West Virginians’ to kick off Masonic Amphitheatre Season

CLIFTON FORGE — “The West Virginians,” a nationally recognized performing group from Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, W.Va., will perform at the Masonic Amphitheater, Clifton Forge, on Friday, April 18, at 4 p.m.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

In Brief ....

Bath County School Board   More...

$4.29 million school budget explained

MONTEREY — Tuesday, The Highland County Board of Supervisors heard the school board’s budget proposals for 2014-15.  The school budget presentation mirrored that of a public hearing about a week earlier that attracted no members of t More...

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Author Pamela Duncan Edwards visited the preschool through fifth grade students at Valley Elementary School March 19. Edwards spoke about becoming an author. More...

Sports

Bath boys drop 2nd game

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ soccer team fell 7-1 to Auburn last Thursday.  More...

Bath tennis gets first win

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County tennis team got its first win of the season over Buffalo Gap on Monday, taking the match 5-4. More...

HHS track looks to improve

MONTEREY– The Highland track team is looking to improve as the season goes on.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • March 16 — Deputy James Rexrode responded to a report of a domestic dispute in Millboro.  • March 16 — Rexrode responded to a report of a disabled vehicle in Millboro.  • March 16 — Deput More...

Opinions & Commentary

Courage, from despair

There’s a quote attributed to Theodore Roosevelt: “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”  It came to mind this week as we watched Sen. More...

Pictorial

We were surprised to learn the higher-ups at Goodwill Industries is preparing to remove the trailer at Highland’s waste collection site in Monterey at the end of this month. More...

What color couch for a farm house?

The Singing Farmwife

Check out any country-decorating magazine and you will find houses with white sofas. Really? White? Have these decorators ever even been near a farm? More...

Deeds vows to change system

Reports released from state

RICHMOND — The case on his son’s death may be nearly closed, but Sen. More...

Christine Herter Kendall named among ‘Virginia Women in History’

RICHMOND – The Library of Virginia named its annual Virginia Women in History last week, and among them was a woman who made Bath County her home and left a legacy that flourishes still.  More...

Outstanding Women in Virginia History named for 2014

RICHMOND – About 200 people attended a presentation at the Library of Virginia last Thursday, honoring the library’s annual Virginia Women in History.  More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse — Room 115 Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – 7 p.m.   More...

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The 48th Annual Little Miss and Tiny Miss Bath County Pageant, sponsored by the BCHS Beta Club, will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Bath County High School auditorium. More...

Support urged for squad

MONTEREY — Tuesday, Paul Klein, Highland Medical Center board president, and a longtime Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad member, told supervisors he hopes they will recognize the need for helping the squad and a “hybrid” rescu More...

Highland landowner is prominent scholar

NEW HAMPDEN — Stumbling across a priceless mother lode of old literary works catapulted a James Madison University professor to the pinnacle of scholarly research on the roots of the English language. Dr. Dabney A. More...

Obituaries

WAYNE EDWARD COLAW

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Wayne Edward Colaw, 91, of Cherry Grove, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.  He was born Feb. 28, 1923 in Monterey, Va., and was the son of the late George E. Colaw and Virgie B. More...

MARK D. GUMM

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Mark D. Gumm, 45, died March 25, 2014 in Fort Pierce.  He was born in Fayetteville, N.C., and moved to Port Saint Lucie 10 years ago, coming from Columbia, S.C.  Mr. More...

MARY ILEEN KIDD CUTLIP

HILLSBORO, W.Va. — Mary Ileen Kidd Cutlip, 87, of Hillsboro, died at home on Friday March 21, 2014.  Mrs. Cutlip was born at Beard on Oct. More...

Home & Property

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The Bath County High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter had 25 members compete in regional competition recently at Virginia Western Community College. More...

VCE celebrates National Volunteer Week

HIGHLAND and BATH — Virginia Cooperative Extension will “Celebrate Service” of volunteers who improve the lives of Bath and Highland citizens through National Volunteer Week, April 6-12.  More...

Artists set for Bluegrass Jamboree

HOT SPRINGS — It’s going to be a rocking good time in Bath County Saturday, April 12 when Allegheny Mountain Radio station WCHG hosts the 12th annual Bluegrass Jamboree culminating a week of fund-raising activities for the station.  More...

Early Files

Spinning, knitting with native wool is link to Highland’s past

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 17, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, Gene Christie was editor.   More...

50 years ago

MARCH 26, 1964

• Two 17-year-old runaway boys were placed in jail here Tuesday by Trooper D.D. Kelly after he had questioned them routinely. Sheriff Glen Hammer said their parents had been contacted and were coming from Ohio to take them home.   More...

25 years ago

MARCH 23, 1989

• T.C. Dickerson of Louisa has been named superintendent of Highland County Public Schools effective July 1, Highland School Board chairman Robert Shuttleworth has announced.  More...


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