January 31, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Teacher pay ranks near bottom

Bath board wants to give raises, but faces budget obstacles

WARM SPRINGS — Pay raises for Bath teachers remain on the school board’s wish list, especially now, as the board members understand how low, regionally, Bath ranks in teacher pay. More...

Planners recommend two permit approvals

WARM SPRINGS — Conditional use permits for recreational vehicle/camper storage at Mountain Grove General Store and for new signs at The Springs Nursing Center, received favorable recommendations from the Bath County Planning Commission Monday. More...

Helipad plan goes to federal review

MONTEREY — During a special called meeting Jan. 23, the Monterey Town Council worked out the terms of a lease agreement with Highland Medical Center for a plot of land to be used for an emergency medical services helicopter landing pad. More...

Partnership database lists all educational, training programs

HARRISONBURG — Shenandoah Valley Partnership has announced the unveiling the Shenandoah Valley Education and Training Database. More...

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The Busy Bee Club held its monthly meeting at Doe Hill United Methodist Church Jan. 10. Announcements were made with upcoming 4-H events including Contest Day and Maple Festival. More...

Former Bath rec director honored

TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Stan Braswell, former director of recreation for Bath County, Va., retired June 1, 2012 after 38 years in the parks and recreation profession. More...

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Bath Tourism Coordinator Celine Finel recently helped unpack and inventory new signs to be installed throughout Hidden Valley and Bolar recreational areas as part of the Rural Area Schools Grant awar More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, Feb. 5Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. — Regular meeting 7 p.m.Valley Elementary School More...

Achievements

James LaCour HARRISONBURG —James LaCour of Millboro graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in management from James Madison University during the December 2012 commencement exercises. James A. Vaus More...

Honor Roll

Valley Elementary School HOT SPRINGS — Les Balgavy, principal at Valley Elementary School, has announced the honor roll for the second nine weeks and first semester for the 2012-13 school year. More...

Home & Property

Mail Call

BATH and HIGHLAND — This is the fourth installment of “Mail Call,” a feature to list men and women from this area who are currently serving in the armed forces: • Chad Gutshall — Private First Class Chad Eric Gutshall se More...

Engagement

Hull — Murray

FORKS of the WATER — Mr. and Mrs. Pat Hull of Forks of the Water are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Hannah Rena Hull to Vincent Lee Murray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aareon Murray of Monterey. More...

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The sky over Highland Tuesday night carried an old-time sign. Folklore says a ring around the moon forecasts bad weather. And it could be true. So how can a ring predict weather? More...

Letters

Letters, opinions remind reader of good quotes

Editor, The Recorder, Recorder commentaries, recent and old, sometimes leave this reader scratching his head as to basis of fact. More...

Worker unions ‘out of control’ these days

Editor, The Recorder Mr. Limpert, there was a time when unions were needed and were good for America. That is not totally true today. Unions have gotten out of control and are very corrupt. More...

Breaking News - 2/1/2013 4:58 PM

BOIL WATER NOTICE IN EFFECT FOR McDOWELL  Free Access 

McDOWELL — The Highland County Board of Supervisors has just issued the following "boil water" notice to residents of McDowell on the county water system there:BOIL YOUR TAP WATER NOTICE TO MCDOWELL WATER SYSTEM CUSTOMERSFROM THE HIGHLAND COUNTY BOAR More...

Breaking News - 2/1/2013 3:19 PM

HIGHLAND SPORTS UPDATE  Free Access 

MONTEREY — We’ve got the following update on homecoming and basketball games for Highland County Public Schools:• Tonight’s home game against Covington has been cancelled, and moved to Thursday, Feb. 7. More...

Work session set on home occupations

MONTEREY — The Highland County Planning Commission will join supervisors to discuss changing the zoning ordinance’s home occupation section during a work session at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 in the modular conference room. More...

Wind ordinance checklist established for Bath Co.

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission told planning director Sherry Ryder to begin using a checklist she developed for applicants for small wind energy system permits. More...

Arson arrest made

HOT SPRINGS – Virginia State Police investigator Allen Brown has made an arrest for an arson that occurred in May 2012. More...

Caves captivate Highland residents

McDOWELL — The caving bug has bitten Mark Hodge. Ever since he met his mentors-to-be in May 2011, Hodge has been consumed by all things about caves, from discovery to exploration. More...

Cooperatives honor linemen who aided recovery efforts

GLEN ALLEN — Linemen from eight Virginia electric cooperatives who traveled out-of-state to help restore electric service following Superstorm Sandy have been honored by the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. More...

Free mobile app helps with emergency preparation

RICHMOND — Virginians now can be “mobile ready” for disasters with a new app from Ready Virginia. More...

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Sunlight shimmers on a snow-laden hillside near Blue Grass. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Obituaries

PAULINE STONER GAGE PRAEG

MUSTOE — Pauline Stoner Gage Praeg, 95, of Mustoe, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at her home. She was born on Jan. 21, 1918, a daughter of the late Cyrus Durey and Alpha Abbott Davis Gage. More...

Sports

Craig outlasts Ram girls

MONTEREY — The Highland girls’ basketball team looked to get its first Pioneer District win Wednesday night as they played host to the Craig County Rockets. More...

Rams picks up district win

MONTEREY — Highland’s boys’ basketball team led from start to finish and defeated the Craig County Rockets 51-32 last Wednesday night. The Rams jumped out to an early 13-7 lead after the first quarter. More...

Knights too much for BC

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County girls’ basketball team couldn’t handle James River last Wednesday night and fell to the Knights 59-28. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sherff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 20 — Deputy Cody Smith responded to a report of a vehicle accident near Pond Hill. • Jan. 20 — Deputy Michael Colaw conducted a traffic stop in Millboro. More...

Early Files

Montereyan has served several generations

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 7, 1982 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 24, 1963

• A 1956 Pontiac sedan that came hurtling through the red light at the intersection of U.S. 250 and U.S. More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 28, 1988

• Bill Hinton Jr. is among 20 men chosen from the Newport News Shipbuilding company to go to Scotland to refurbish a ship for the Tenneco Co. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Let’s keep the peace

And keep opportunities open for home businesses

Many Highlanders are going to read today’s front-page story and cringe. More...

Pictorial

Highland County has built and opened a new solid waste collection site in McDowell next to the VDOT station. More...

Board chairman excited about Bath’s future

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — As the new chairman for the Bath County Board of Supervisors, I want to tell you how excited I am about where Bath County is right now. More...


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