July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Bath County indictments unsealed

WARM SPRINGS – The 25 indictments issued by a Bath grand jury June 16 have been unsealed. More...

Bath board reviews new personnel policies

WARM SPRINGS — When work on a personnel manual for Bath County is complete, it will be mostly a new document, the board of supervisors learned last Wednesday.  More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, Social Services director Sarah Rexrode reported to Highland supervisors that cooling assistance has begun and will continue through Aug. 15. The agency is receiving applications for a human services position. More...

Opera House season opens

MARLINTON – The Pocahontas County Opera House opens its 2015-16 season with July performances by Nashville singer-songwriter Caroline Spence and the youthful voices of Village Harmony.  More...

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Six weeks’ worth of turned-in medications sat in the sheriff’s office. Highland sheriff Tim Duff says people are taking it upon themselves to turn in their neighbors’ drugs. More...

SELC study questions pipeline benefits

CHARLOTTESVILLE – A new study purports to debunk Dominion’s claims of job creation and knocks the overall believability of two studies the company released heralding benefits of a proposed interstate natural gas transmission pipeline. More...

IRS scam reported

MONTEREY — A rash of bogus Internet threats of criminal or civil legal action by the IRS against unwary web surfers has been reported by the Highland County Sheriff’s Office.  If someone gets a message threatening a lawsuit or other More...

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Dabney S Lancaster Community College rolled out its new banner – with a new slogan, “Your Community, Your College”, and a new logo — during July 4 festivities. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Highland Elementary School  MONTEREY — Teresa Blum, Highland Elementary School principal announces the fourth-quarter honor roll.  A Honor Roll: fifth grade, Emma Harman, Emma Herold; third grade, Autumn Warner, Arianna Whitelaw. More...

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Recently at the Highland Elementary School Awards assembly, (l-r) Autumn Warner, Emma Harman and Emma Herold received an award for earning all “A”s on their report card for the 2014-2015 More...

Home & Property

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Ginny Neil called on Junior Sweitzer to bring his newly restored 1968 430W John Deere tractor and Richard Waybright to bring the county’s Case 580K backhoe to show children at the library last More...

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Elbert and Eleanore Rexrode of Waynesboro and from Highland County celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on July 3rd. More...

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On Sunday, July 5, a birthday celebration was held at the Townsend Auction Barn in Mill Gap for Lynn E. Townsend, who celebrated his 90th birthday. More...

Letters

Highland County: ‘Take one for the team’

Editor, The Recorder,  More...

BCH board should open dialogue with citizens

Editor, The Recorder,  To citizens of Bath County: My name is Richard Byrd and I would like to voice a concern as to what I read in The Recorder, in regards to the actions of the board of directors of Bath Community Hospital.  More...

We can’t learn from past if too fragmented

Editor, The Recorder,  “Nation: A people who share the same lies about their past, hatred of their present neighbor, and illusions about the future,” said Ernest Renaud.  More...

Breaking News - 7/13/2015 8:56 AM

Bath supervisors meet tomorrow  Free Access 

Editor's note: The Bath County Board of Supervisors meets tomorrow night at 7 p.m. More...

Mental health aid expedited, lawmakers told

MONTEREY — Highland’s emergency treatment access has sped up dramatically thanks to video teleconferencing, Highland Sheriff Tim Duff told a state joint legislative subcommittee studying delivery of mental health services during a meeting More...

MNF extends scoping period for pipeline

MONTEREY — The deadline for submitting scoping comments on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s proposed alternative route through the Monongahela National Forest has been extended two weeks, from July 6 to July 20. More...

Doctor calls for balance at Bath hospital

HOT SPRINGS — It has been 10 months since four physicians at Bath Community Hospital resigned in protest when Dr. James Redington’s contract was not renewed last August. More...

Fiddlers convention to honor Diller

Editor’s note: The following biography of legendary old-time musician Dwight Diller was written by and provided by permission of Lew Stern of Little Bear Banjo Hospital in Staunton. Diller will be honored at 6 p.m. More...

Red, White and Blue Grass

Fire Queen Anna Armstrong wowed the crowd. More...

Correction

A photo caption in last week’s paper should have identified a fledgling as a tree swallow.  All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. Clarifications will also be made as needed. More...

Tourism council releases new video

MONTEREY — The scenery in Highland County is enough to make anyone want to make a movie, take a picture, or paint a landscape. The latest video produced by the Highland County Tourism Council will promote this wonderful asset.  More...

7th annual Wings and Wheels set for July 18

HOT SPRINGS — Look, it’s a bird! More...

Obituaries

KIMBERLY ANN DEBARR

MARTINS FERRY, Ohio — Kimberly Ann DeBarr, 44, of Martins Ferry, died Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, W.Va.  She was born May 13, 1971 in Wheeling, a daughter of Norma J. More...

BETTY LOUISE SIMMONS HODGE

CLIFTON FORGE — Betty Louise Simmons Hodge, 80, of The Golden Living Center, Clifton Forge and formerly of 63 Klondike Drive, Warm Springs, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 at The Golden Living Center.  She was born June 30, 1935 in Highland Coun More...

ALLEN BROOKS MOORE

STAUNTON — Allen Brooks Moore, 60, of Staunton, died July 4, 2015 at Shenandoah House, Fishersville. More...

Sports

New Zealand’s Danny Lee takes Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Greenbrier Classic continued its reputation as one of the most exciting tournament finishes on the PGA Tour last week.  More...

Charger football camp scheduled

WARM SPRINGS – The 13th Annual Charger Youth Football Camp will be held July 27-29 at Carl F. Williams Field. The Charger Football Camp provides instruction in the fundamentals of the game. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • June 28 — Lieutenant Grimm, Deputy Rexrode and Deputy Randozzo responded to a dispute on Klondike Drive. Jeffrey Hendrick and Karen Cobb both were charged with assault and battery. More...

Early Files

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This photo shows those attending a Keyser family reunion, thought to be more than 50 years ago. More...

Supervisors consider Route 614 improvements

Editor’s note: The following was gleaned from the July 5, 1962 edition of Highland Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

JULY 8, 1965

• Despite intermittent rainfall and threatening clouds, the Stonewall Ruritan Fourth of July Celebration at McDowell went off on schedule Saturday to provide for several thousand spectators with a full day of entertainment. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Can’t see for the fog

If you’re going to build a huge, interstate gas pipeline, take note from Dominion Resources — the key to success is a powerful PR machine, boatloads of money, and the real trick: obfuscation. More...

Pictorial

We love the Blue Grass Fourth of July celebration. More...

Brook trout popular in river’s watershed

Natural Heritage

Editor’s note: The following essay is the ninth in a five-year series on water resources stewardship in the Cowpasture River Watershed, sponsored by the Cowpasture River Preservation Association and published by The Recorder. More...


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