January 10, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Highland County Planning Commission

• Dec. 19, on the recommendationof county planners, Highlandsupervisors and Monterey TownCouncil voted to change thezoning regulation of tourist More...

Studios, home businesses scrutinized

MONTEREY — Artist studios and home occupations promise to be the subjects of an ongoing zoning dialogue in Highland. The matters will be considered during a planning commission work session Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the modular conference room. More...

McWilliams, Fry to lead Bath board

Two meetings planned monthly

WARM SPRINGS — Bruce McWilliams was chosen as chair and Kevin Fry as vice chair of the Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. McWilliams and Fry were the only ones nominated for their positions. More...

Faith Community Choir will soar again

WARM SPRINGS – If you attended the Faith Community Choir concert last February, you know what an uplifting experience it was. More...

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An old-time snowman near Needle’s Eye was beginning to show evidence of a slight warm-up on New Year’s Day. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Clouds reflecting a colorful sunset over Highland Jan. 4 tuned out to be a harbinger of a slight warming trend. (Recorder photos by John Bruce) More...

Library Notes

• We’re excited for a new year of books, programs and services at the Highland County Public Library! We invite you come join us for our annual public meeting of the library board on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Ella Varner raffle winners

McDOWELL — Winners have been announced for the recent raffle held for Ella Varner, who recently underwent heart surgery. Ticket sales for the raffle raised $3,726. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School staff present budget needs

MILLBORO — Needs for food service, transportation, maintenance and technology were discussed by the Bath County School Board Monday. The session was held following the board’s regular meeting at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Improvement plan finalized

MILLBORO — The Bath County School Board gave final approval to its capital improvement plan for fiscal years 2013-14 through 2017-18 Monday. More...

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Bath County School Board

• Rhonda Grimm was elected chairand Cathy Lowry vice chair at theboard’s meeting Monday at MillboroElementary School. Both were the only More...

Sports

Three-pointers lead Chargers to victory

HOT SPRINGS — After taking a 31-29 halftime lead, the Chargers went on a 24-0 run over the first five minutes of the third quarter to take a huge lead and clinch a 74- 47 win over Pocahontas Dec. 19. More...

Highland starts district play with a b’ball win

NEW CASTLE— The Highland boys’ basketball team picked a 51-40 win on the road last Friday night against Craig County in the Pioneer District opener for both teams. More...

Bath girls lose district opener

BUCHANAN — The Bath County girls’ basketball team got its district season underway at James River Jan. 3. A slow offensive start kept the Chargers in a hole for the whole game and they lost 59-43. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Dec. 16 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts checked on a reckless driver on Mountain Valley Road. • Dec. 16 — McRoberts responded to a burglar alarm on Mountain Valley Road. • Dec. More...

Early Files

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These members of the Hot Springs Rescue Squad represented the squad at the International Convention and Competition which began on Aug. 20. More...

Civil War letter from Highland soldier shared by historian

Editor’s note: The following letter was shared with The Recorder by Richard L. Armstrong of Hot Springs. More...

Hot Springs squad attends convention

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 23, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Breaking News - 1/15/2013 1:10 PM

RACS seeks funding for new van for services  Free Access 

LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Area Community Services provides transportation for developmentally and mentally disabled adults in the counties of Rockbridge and Bath and cities of Lexington and Buena Vista for the purpose of transporting individuals to More...

MES preschool class gets nod

School board requests up to $64,000 to pay for

MILLBORO — A preschool class at Millboro Elementary School could start as early as Feb. 18. More...

Chopper pad cleared to land

MONTEREY — County supervisors and town council amended the zoning ordinance and cleared the way for Highland Medical Center to build an emergency medical services helicopter landing pad as part of the center’s $4.1 million expansion. More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

• At their annual organizationalmeeting Jan. 3, Highland supervisorsvoted to elect Lee Blagg as chair tosucceed David Blanchard. Vice chair More...

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Monterey Town Council

• Monterey Town Council discussedpersonnel policies, the proposedHighland Medical Center helipad,town charter, water and sewer andother matters Jan. 3. More...

Rezoning for laundromat approved

WARM SPRINGS — The way is now clear for a laundromat to open in Healing Springs. Tuesday, the Bath County Board of Supervisors approved rezoning a 1.977-acre parcel along U.S. More...

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Bath County Supervisors

• Supervisor Kevin Fry was reappointed as the county’s emergency services director at the board’s meeting Tuesday. More...

Extension to host farmer update

MONTEREY – Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a winter farmer update for area livestock producers on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at The Highland Center. More...

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A small, single-engine plane crashed while landing at Ingalls Field Thursday morning, Dec. 20. According to Trooper G.W. More...

CRPA supported for water quality program

MILLBORO — The Cowpasture River Preservation Association was recently awarded $1,406 from the Covington- Alleghany Chapter of the Izaak Walton League in support of equipment and supply purchases for the ongoing expansion of its water quality-mo More...

Funding available for producers

VERONA — The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Virginia has money available for producers interested in improving the health and productivity of their land in 2013. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 1/15/2013 8:01 PM

Janeth B. Saxman  Free Access 

Janeth B. SaxmanSTAUNTON — Janeth Brown Saxman, 71, wife of William M. Saxman Jr., of Staunton, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.She was born Feb. More...

GEORGE REID SWECKER

MONTEREY — George Reid Swecker, 86, of Harrisonburg, and formerly of Monterey, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Sunnyside Retirement Community. More...

PATRICIA CAULEY GILLISPIE

HOT SPRINGS — Patricia Cauley Gillispie, 68, of Hot Springs, left us peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Augusta Health in Fishersville, surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. More...

Home & Property

Riven Rock awarded top animal welfare certification

MONTEREY — The herd of beef cattle at Riven Rock Farm are now certified as Animal Welfare Approved. More...

Farm Bureau representatives discuss policies with state legislators

LEXINGTON — Roy Gutshall, board member of the Highland-Bath County Farm Bureau, met with State Sen. More...

Rescue squad banquet

Before a dinner catered by the volunteer fire department ladies’ auxiliary, Vernovai presented certificates of appreciation to the Burnsville First Responders, Hot Springs Rescue, Deerfield Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue, McDowell Volunteer F More...

Letters

Speak out against potential enslavement

Editor, The Recorder, Gun owners do need to take action on gun control. They need to be against more laws and regulations/licensing. They need to never comprise on any part of our constitution. More...

Reader recalls good times at hotel stables

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to add a few memories to Margo Oxendine’s article “Stables harness memories” (Recorder, Dec. More...

Historic Bath buildings should be saved

Editor, The Recorder, While I enjoyed reading the wonderful stories about the old Homestead Stables recounted in Margo Oxendine’s recent article, Stables Harness Memories (Recorder, Dec. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Move along

It’s time for this to stop. More...

Pictorial

Ice and snow arrived over the Christmas holidays, enough for this plow to make a pass on the roads Christmas Eve. More...

Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

Fragile ...

This past spring, I watched a very tiny bird darting in and out of a darkened, fern-filled hillside where I would walk every morning. More...


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