February 12, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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Up for more snow?  Free Access 

SVEC Encourages Preparation for Potential Heavy, Wet Snow  More...

Engineering contract for transfer station gets approved

WARM SPRINGS — What to do about the waste transfer station in Hot Springs has been a topic of conversation by county officials and citizens for some time. That issue moved one step closer to being resolved Tuesday.  More...

Monterey seeks to protect water supply

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, the Monterey Town Council voted to seek water security by directing the town attorney to request that supervisors require the town’s water be protected by bond or insurance policy paid by Shenandoah Valley Electr More...

‘Blossom and Beenie’: from Monterey to Paris and back

MONTEREY – A delightful children’s book, with much that is attractive to adults as well, is just on the market.  More...

Fire department establishes fund to help fire victim

McDOWELL — It isn’t every day the McDowell Volunteer Fire Department finds itself fighting a house fire for one of their own, but that’s just what happened earlier this year when Charlie Moyers’ house when up in flames.  More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors agreed to adopt the new federal mileage reimbursement rate of 57.5 cents. The rate was previously 56 cents. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath schools mull over pay increases

WARM SPRINGS — A salary increase plan for employees was the main topic of discussion at a Bath County School Board budget session Tuesday.  More...

Sports

Rams pull out win over Chargers

HOT SPRINGS — Highland scored the final six points of the game last Wednesday night to pull out a nerve-racking 48-42 girls’ basketball win over Bath County.  It was the second win in as many nights for Highland over Bath.  More...

Chargers overwhelm Rams

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County took an easy win over Highland in boys’ basketball action last Wednesday, defeating the Rams 83-27.  More...

On Campus

Two former Bath County High School athletes are involved in college sports this winter while another is set to begin the spring sports season this weekend.  Jessie O’Conner is a freshman center for the Ferrum women’s basketball team, More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • Feb. 1 — Captain Robert Weaver and Deputy Thomas McRoberts assisted a citizen in unlocking their residence.  • Feb. 1 — Weaver and McRoberts responded to a report of a dispute in Cedar Creek.  More...

Early Files

Photo

The Campbell House in downtown Monterey was built in two sections, the last portion in 1857. It was used as a hospital after the Battle of McDowell in 1862. More...

County’s landfill waiver fails

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 12, 1993 edition of The Recorder. Ned Bane was publisher and Chris Pugh was associate publisher.   More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 11, 1965

• Dean Poe, manager of Highland Manufacturing Co. Inc. since its inception in Monterey in September of 1963, has resigned that position effective Feb. 19. Mr. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Memories of Cuba 1978: The Bullwinkle flag

First in a three-part series   HOT SPRINGS – There has been much in the news lately about the United States reestablishing a relationship with Cuba. More...

A gift from Charles Schulz

Snoopy. Woodstock. Charlie Brown. Lucy. Peppermint Patty.  They are household names that instantly evoke cheerful thoughts of whimsy and laughter. Another household name is their creator, Charles M. Schulz. More...

Mental health issues still under discussion

Assembly recognizes the late Horton Beirne, publisher

RICHMOND — The midpoint of the 2015 General Assembly Session has passed. We are nearing crossover, the point when the Senate and House of Delegates must complete work on bills generated by its members. More...

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State of Emergency declared  Free Access 

Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency for Winter Storm Response    More...

Breaking News - 2/15/2015 11:05 PM

VDOT says it's ready  Free Access 

VDOT READY THROUGHOUT THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY WINTER STORM   More...

Breaking News - 2/15/2015 8:57 PM

A word from your governor  Free Access 

Governor McAuliffe Announces VDOT is in High Response Mode for Statewide Snow Storm to Impact Virginia Beginning Monday  More...

Center to launch renovation

Begins community-wide revitalization project

MONTEREY — Momentum is picking up in Monterey. More...

Emergency radio needs could be costly in Bath

HOT SPRINGS — There is no easy solution for improving the county’s emergency radio communications.  More...

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Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, the Monterey Town Council authorized allocating $1,500 over and above grant money received from the county for beautification projects, expected to cost about $5,000. More...

Tourism council to have presence at Maple Festival

MONTEREY — Monday, the Highland Tourism Council agreed to purchase another promotional video from Chris Swecker.  The council will buy a three-minute promotion of local maple syrup production after viewing it. The price was $50.  More...

Grammy-nominated Americana band to perform at Garth Newel

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center presents the American-Made Series with the Grammy-nominated Americana band Yarn on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Correction

In the Feb. 5 edition of The Recorder in the Millboro Elementary School Honor Roll on p. 21, the name Adie Alphin is listed on the A honor roll for the second nine weeks. The name should be Sadie Alphin.  More...

Obituaries

MEREDITH ‘TOOKIE’ ARLENE COLAW

HOT SPRINGS — Meredith “Tookie” Arlene Colaw, 73, of Hot Springs, and formerly of Monterey, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at The Springs Nursing Center.  She was born Nov. More...

JUDITH SHANNON PEERY FARLEY

HOT SPRINGS — Judith Shannon Peery Farley, 80, of 315 Peery Hollow Road, Hot Springs, died Friday, Feb. More...

Home & Property

Lawmaker bills cross over this week

Legislative Update

RICHMOND — As we get closer to the halfway point in session known as “crossover,” the pace here in Richmond has been hectic, as each of the House committees work into the evenings and sometimes late into the night to complete action More...

CF library hosting winter reading program

CLIFTON FORGE — The Clifton Forge Public Library will sponsor a Winter Reading Program that will run through Thursday, March 19.  The event will conclude with a Dr. More...

Grant — Burns

MONTEREY — Korrin Grant and Derek Burns were united in marriage on Aug. 9, 2014 at Word of Faith Church in Monterey.  The bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Susan Grant of McDowell. More...

Letters

Highlander would have fought to protect area

Editor, The Recorder,  I am the eldest son of Richard “Dick” Coon, a landowner in Highland County since 1969. Unfortunately, he died from pancreatic cancer Sept. More...

Highlander supports Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

Salute our military, fighter pilots, as they train

Editor, The Recorder,  While working in my body shop in Blue Grass, I could hear jets flying low the other day. I went out because I really enjoy watching them train and do maneuvers.  More...


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