May 8, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Changes ‘contradictory,’ council says

MONTEREY — How the Monterey Town Council is described under its charter amendments is confusing, members agreed last Thursday.  More...

Poems shared in honor of Gus Deeds

VESUVIUS — The following poems were shared by staff at The Nature Camp on Saturday, during services for Gus Deeds. More...

YEP accepting applications

MONTEREY — The Highland Youth Employment Program is gearing up to kick off on June 16.  Last year, 12 county youth participated, completing 1,190 hours at Highland worklearning sites. More...

Cooperative Extension to host 4-H Forestry Fun Day

MILLBORO – The Bath office of Virginia Cooperative Extension hosts 4-H Forestry Fun Day Thursday, June 5, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Millboro Community Trail adjacent to Millboro Elementary School. More...

Library presents Civil War program

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library will present “Battle of the Wilderness,” Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. The presentation will be given by Waite Rawls, co-CEO of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. More...

Photo

  What’s this funny looking wire on the hydrant? It’s a safety feature, so that in deep snows, if there is a fire, volunteers can easily locate the hydrants if they get buried. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Superintendent contract spells out salary, benefits

MONTEREY — Dr. Thomas Schott has signed a two-year contract to serve as Highland’s school superintendent at an annual salary of $105,000 plus fringe benefits.  More...

Board member suggests fund-raising for schools

MILLBORO — Could fund-raising be an answer to meeting some of the school system’s needs? One Bath school board member believes so, and is willing to lead such an effort.  Dr. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath school board named Tanner Bradley as student liaison to the board for the 2014-15 school year. Bradley will be a junior at Bath County High School next year.   More...

Home & Property

Highland Telephone Cooperative elects directors

MONTEREY — Dean Beverage has been re-elected and Sarah Shifflett newly elected to the board of Highland Telephone Cooperative.  It was standing-room only last Friday, May 2, at HTC’s annual meeting and elections.  More...

HTC contractors begin fiber

MONTEREY — Highland Telephone Cooperative has begun a fiber cable construction project in town and some of the surrounding area. Contractors will be working along HTC’s lines to do engineering, placing cables and other work.  More...

Highland seeks paid EMS coordinator

MONTEREY — Highland is advertising for an emergency medical services coordinator staring this week.  Following a closed session Tuesday, county supervisors voted to advertise the new job; the application closing date is May 30.  More...

Early Files

Navy aircraft plan still up in the air

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 14, 2000 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell was publisher/editor and Anne Adams was general manager.   MONTEREY — The U.S. More...

50 years ago

MAY 7, 1964

• It is apparent that the Highland County Board of Supervisors is agreed that an increase in the county levy will be necessary this year. W.H. Dudley, supervisor from Blue Grass, wants the increase held to 75 cents, but clerk M.M. More...

25 years ago

APRIL 27, 1989

• In conjunction with Monday night’s work session between the Bath County Board of Supervisors and the school board, school superintendent P.C. More...

Town picks new mayor

MONTEREY — Respect. Cooperation. More...

Gus Deeds: ‘His life was a dance’  Free Access 

MILLBORO and VESUVIUS — It could not have been a more glorious spring day in Virginia’s Highlands. The cool, dry air and warming sunlight sprinkled through forest trees and sparkled on the waters. More...

Library Notes

• The Highland County Public Library’s Literary Movie Matinee is moving to a new date and time. We will now show the movies on the third Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. in the Mountain View Room. More...

Correction

• In the May 1 edition of The Recorder, the picture of “Highland High School Honor Society visited with Highland senior citizens’ Golden Oldies,” Loretta Salmon was incorrectly identified as Francis Selmon.  More...

Personal property tax hike gone from budget

WARM SPRINGS — A proposed 35- cent increase in the personal property tax rate is now out of the Bath County proposed 2014-15 budget.  More...

Agenda

Bath Board of Supervisors

Bath County Courthouse — Room 115 Tuesday, May 13 – 7 p.m.   • Joint public aearing between the county and Virginia Department of Transportation, Secondary Six-Year Improvement Plan for Fiscal Years 2015-20.  More...

Lodging tax revenue on track

Council hears marketing ideas

MONTEREY — Revenue from the newly enacted 2 percent lodging tax is meeting expectations in Highland.  Tourism council chair Donna Bedwell reported Monday that first-quarter tax collection from Highland lodging establishments totaled $1,312 More...

Melamed newest member of Garth Newel Piano Quartet

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center has announced that cellist Isaac Melamed will join the Garth Newel Piano Quartet effective May 1.  More...

Obituaries

WILLIAM D. ‘BILL’ REXROAD

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — William D. “Bill” Rexroad, 81, passed away May 6, 2014 at Via Christi Hospital, Saint Francis Street, Wichita.  He was born in Winfield, on Feb. More...

GEORGE E. HALL JR.

ROANOKE — George E. Hall Jr., 88, of Roanoke, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the South Roanoke Nursing Home.  He was born July 14, 1925 in Paris, Texas, the son of the late George Emile Hall Sr. More...

BETTY BENNETT CRAWFORD

HARRISONBURG — Betty Bennett Crawford, 99, of Sunnyside Presbyterian Retirement Community, died shortly before 6 a.m., in her sleep, on May 2, 2014.  She was born May 14, 1914 in Birmingham, Ala., the daughter of Cyril A. More...

Sports

Rams fall short

MONTEREY— Stuart Hall made all the right plays last Thursday afternoon to earn an 8-2 victory over Highland in varsity soccer action.  Joey Whitelaw scored Highland’s lone goal in the first half, while teammate Logan Adams found the More...

Blues roll past Chargers

BUENA VISTA — Parry McCluer dominated from start to finish in a 17-1 Pioneer District softball win over Bath County last Friday.  More...

Chargers drop two at BG

SWOOPE — The Bath County softball team faced Buffalo Gap in a double-header Monday and lost both games by 5-2 and 10-2 scores.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County Sheriff’s Report April 27 - May 3   • April 27 — Deputy James Rexrode, and Deputy Michael Colaw responded to a report of a dispute in the Homestead.  • April 27 — James Bryan IV conducted a traff More...

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County Sheriff’s Report April 29-May 5   • April 30 — Assisted citizen with keys locked in vehicle, West Main Street.  • April 30 — Responded to a property dispute, Davis Run Road.  • May More...

Opinions & Commentary

Summer goal: Hitting all those ‘roads less traveled’ in Highland

Trek & Tour

As native Virginians, Norma and I moved out of state and did not return for 38 years. On April 1, 1999, we moved back to Virginia and to Highland County, which is now our home.  More...

Organ recital will uplift audience

See a show!

HOT SPRINGS – An evening of glorious music is promised Friday, May 16, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hot Springs.  More...


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