January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Firm chosen for Bath County’s reassessment

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County has to have a property reassessment completed by 2017, and planning for that process began Tuesday.  The board selected Wampler-Eanes of Daleville to perform the work. More...

Snow piles prompt council discussion

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, the Rev. Melissa Harmon of Monterey Presbyterian Church expressed concerns about snow piles along Spruce Street and difficulty walking from the roadway to the sidewalk. More...

Simmons brings trade knowledge to job

MONTEREY — Highland’s new building official has 18 years of experience in the building and construction trades.  Joshua Simmons, 33, of Blue Grass, is a lifelong Highland resident and Highland High School class of 1999 graduate. More...

Humane society reports busy 2014

MONTEREY — The Highland County Humane Society stayed busy in animal advocacy last year.  More...

New driver’s license laws in effect for older adults

RICHMOND — New driver’s license laws affecting older adults took effect Jan. 1.  After an individual reaches 75 years of age, all driver’s license renewals must be made in person at the department of motor vehicles. More...

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Hannah Gum, 94, left, was greeted by 95th birthday celebrant Mary Hille McCoy during a cake and ice cream get-together at her home Sunday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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The Woodrow and Mary Snyder Wilfong family held a holiday luncheon Jan. 3 at Christ United Methodist Church in Staunton. Thirty-one of 36 family members attended. More...

Tax preparation to begin Jan. 28

WARM SPRINGS — Federal and state income tax preparation will be offered at the Bath County Commissioner of Revenue’s office beginning Wednesday, Jan. 28 at no cost.  More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievements

Mariam Anna Foster   ROANOKE — Mariam Anna Foster was named to the dean’s list of distinguished students for the 2014 fall semester at Roanoke College.  Students on the dean’s List have attained a 3.4 or better grade point More...

Tablets go to Highland students

MONTEREY — Highland students are receiving new Asus tablet computers, thanks to a state technology initiative announced during the January school board meeting.  More...

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Preschooler’s (l-r): Austin Frady, Caleb Harrison, Paighten Forbes, Dominyk Newcomb, Amya Newcomb More...

Home & Property

Anatomy of Warmth: Safety first, foremost

Meadowdale Musings

Our old two-story house had central heat long before it was fashionable in Southern Living, Mother Earth News or any of the other high quality monthly magazines.  More...

EMS council programs receive accreditation

STAUNTON — Central Shenandoah EMS Council has announced it received accreditation from the Virginia Office of EMS for its Emergency Medical Technician training programs.  More...

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Bath County hosted the 2014 Virginia Recreation and Parks Society conference, and the VRPS planned a community project to give back to the host county. More...

Early Files

Providing food for orphaned lambs is family affair

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 7, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christy was editor.   More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 14, 1965

• Three members of the Senior Class at Highland High School will compete on WDBJ-TV, Channel 7, Roanoke on Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. The program is called “Klassroom Kwiz,” and features high school students of the area. More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 11, 1990

• Preliminary estimates indicate Highland County may garner more than expected from its recently-enacted utilities tax despite the Town of Monterey’s intent to take a portion of the revenues and a five percent cut the utilities will receiv More...

Board tries new meeting schedule

Hot Springs parking problems still an issue

WARM SPRINGS — If you want to make it to the start of the Bath County Board of Supervisors regular business meeting for at least the next three months, you may want to finish dinner a little earlier.  More...

Generator plans get Monterey’s attention

MONTEREY — Mayor Rich Holman reported on plans for expanding the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative substation during the Jan. 8 town council meeting. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors unanimously elected Cedar Creek District Supervisor Claire Collins as chair and Millboro District Supervisor Cliff Gilchrest as vice chair.   More...

Highland rescue volunteers honored

MONTEREY — Recognition of service and sacrifices was accorded to members of Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad during an awards banquet Jan. More...

Former Bath resident dies from injuries  Free Access 

NAPLES, Fla. – Longtime Bath resident Werner Gattinger died Saturday, Jan. 10 from severe injuries he received Dec. 13 while riding his bicycle. Gattinger, 67, was riding on the bike path at 5:18 p.m. More...

Vouchers available for respite services

RICHMOND — Are you caring for a relative in your household who has a disability or chronic condition? Learn how to apply for up to $400 in vouchers. More...

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On Jan. 7, John Little of Little Oil presented April Goff, principal of Highland High School, with a check for $500, to use in the area of math or science. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Dec. 10 at Mountain Laurel Creations Holiday Shop. More...

Bell questions utility property takings

STAUNTON — Del. Richard “Dickie” Bell has become the first state-level political figure to take issue with the proposed Dominion pipeline project route and put a related bill before the General Assembly.  More...

Obituaries

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Shirley Hartman  Free Access 

HIGHTOWN — Shirley Arlene Hartman, 75, of Hightown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  She was born Aug. More...

HORTON PENROSE BEIRNE

COVINGTON — Horton Penrose Beirne, 67, of 4415 Midland Trail Callaghan, Covington, peacefully passed away on Jan. More...

JAYNE S. BEVERAGE

MONTEREY — Jayne S. Beverage, 93, of Monterey, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at Emeritus of Staunton.  Born on Oct. 29, 1921 in Norfolk, she was the daughter of William H. More...

Sports

Second half sinks Chargers

LEXINGTON — A strong second half propelled Riverheads over Bath County 55- 30 Saturday in a game played at Rockbridge as part of a day-long event there.  More...

Shorthanded Rams fall to Union

MOUNT STORM, W.Va. — With only six players making the trip, Highland lost to Union Friday night 55-26 in girls’ basketball action.  The homestanding Tigers started the game on fire, jumping out to a 20-9 lead after one quarter. More...

Union runs away from Highland

MOUNT STORM, W.Va. — Union was in control the entire way Friday night in a 79-38 boys’ basketball win over Highland.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Jan. 4 — Deputy James Bryan IV conducted a well-being check on an elderly male in Hot Springs.  • Jan. 4 — Bryan IV conducted a traffic stop in Hot Springs.  • Jan. More...

Letters

Local health care needs still not being met

Editor, The Recorder,  I am a concerned citizen. I am concerned about the future of health care in Bath County and concerned about the growth that our rural areas need in order to survive.  More...

Magic of Monterey, mountain living, recalled

Editor, The Recorder,  The January 2015 issue of Cooperative Living Magazine has just arrived and pictured on the cover is our Mayor, Rich Holman, and the Mayor of Exmore, Virginia, Doug Greer.  More...

Time to reflect on hospital controversy

Editor, The Recorder,  Since the smoke has somewhat cleared, I would like for someone to explain to me in simple terms exactly what was accomplished by the recent public execution of Jason Paret.  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Horton Beirne: A newspaper hero, friend

The Recorder staff was deeply saddened to learn about the loss of Horton Beirne, publisher at the Virginian Review in Covington.  More...

Publisher was an inspiration

COVINGTON – One of Virginia’s consummate newsmen, Horton P. Beirne, passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, after a long struggle with a debilitating illness. He faced his affliction with grace, good humor and determination.  More...


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