February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Highland Center celebrates 15 years

MONTEREY — The Highland Center recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary. More...

Center gets $500,000 campaign boost

MONTEREY – Things are truly falling into place for The Highland Center in Monterey. More...

Highland NWTF chapter honored

ROANOKE — Highland County swept up an armload of awards at the Virginia State National Wild Turkey Federation conference Jan. 26. More...

Burn law takes effect Feb. 15

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia’s 4 p.m. burning law goes into effect Feb. 15 — the start of spring fire season in Virginia. The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. More...

Boil water notice remains in place for McDowell

McDOWELL — Water woes continue to plague McDowell. Friday, the board of supervisors issued a “boil water” notice for users on the Mc- Dowell system. The notice was mailed to customers, and a CodeRed alert was issued. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath school board changes two policies

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board amended policies on staff reporting time on inclement weather days and the age of volunteers at its meeting Tuesday. More...

School salary talks continue at Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Following a discussion of teacher salaries the previous week, the Bath County School Board heard information about salaries for some groups of classified employees last Thursday night. More...

In brief ...

Bath School Board

• At the Bath school board’s meetingTuesday, director of technology andadministrative services Paul Lancaster saidBath’s dropout rate for 2011-12 was 1.74 More...

Home & Property

Home businesses: Many ‘gray areas’

MONTEREY — Tuesday, planners and supervisors took on the challenges of revising the home occupation section of Highland’s zoning ordinance. No one showed up to fill an audience seat, but public interest has been high nonetheless. More...

Thomastown project funded

RICHMOND — Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday additional Community Development Block Grant support for six projects in Virginia, including the Thomastown neighborhood rehabilitation project in Bath County. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• At their Feb. 5 meeting,Highland supervisors heard SheriffTim Duff report on the office’saccomplishments during 2012and goals for 2013. In addition More...

Early Files

Rescue vehicle will be donated to Highland

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Jan. 31, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 31, 1963

• O.R. Oates Sr. and Charlotte H. More...

25 years ago

FEBRUARY 4, 1988

• Robert Shuttleworth, chairman of the Highland County school board, expressed his concerns about the intersection of U.S. Route 220 and State Road 642 at Forks of the Water. More...

Funeral home opens in Millboro

MILLBORO – It’s been a long time coming. Years ago, there was a funeral home above the Millboro General Store. Then, for many decades, there was nothing. More...

Remedy sought for power woes

MONTEREY — Work continues behind the scenes to prevent future blackouts in the Highlands, following unprecedented extended emergency outages in 2012. More...

Center marks growth

MONTEREY — Since its inception in 1997, The Highland Center has reached significant milestones every year. More...

Flashing signs to remain at VES

HOT SPRINGS — After discussions with the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Bath County School Board decided Tuesday the flashing school zone signs would remain in place along U.S. 220 at Valley Elementary School. More...

Correction

In the Jan. 31 edition of The Recorder in the article “Planners recommend two permit approvals,” it was reported that Trudy Woodzell was chosen as vice chair of the Bath County Planning Commission. Jeff Wilson is vice chair. More...

Sheriff offers speaking service

MONTEREY — Highland Sheriff Tim Duff is welcoming requests for speaking engagements to update citizens on sheriff’s office activities. More...

Mark your calendars!

MONTEREY — An opportunity to properly dispose of outdated prescription drugs will be offered this spring. Highland’s first “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” has been set for April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Bath sheriff looks back at first year

WARM SPRINGS — Of the 404 days Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker has been in office, he has had a full staff for nine of those. That, he said, has been one of the biggest challenges so far in his first term. More...

Obituaries

Charles Jacob ‘Jake’ Armstrong

FORT DEFIANCE — Charles Jacob “Jake’’ Armstrong, 54, loving husband of Vanessa Sims Armstrong of Fort Defiance, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. More...

Cathy H. Neil

STAUNTON — Cathy H. Neil, 55, of Staunton, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born Aug. 24, 1957 in Harrisonburg, a daughter of the late Betty Louise Harper Simmons. More...

Sports

Chargers get big win on Senior Night

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County has been looking for a district win for a while now, and the search came to an end Tuesday night with a runaway 67-34 win over Craig on Senior Night. More...

Bath keeps lady Rams winless in district play

MONTEREY — The Bath County Chargers started the game on fire Monday night and used a big first quarter to defeat the Highland Rams 45-30 in Pioneer District girls’ basketball action. More...

Boys get 2nd district win

NEW CASTLE — The Bath County boys’ basketball team picked up its second Pioneer District win of the season Monday night with a 66-50 decision over Craig County. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County

• Jan. 29 — Responded to a report of livestock in the roadway, Mountain Turnpike. • Jan. 29 — Assisted motorist with keys locked in vehicle, East Mill Alley. • Jan. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County

• Jan. 27 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts and Deputy Michael Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway. • Jan. 27 — Deputy Cody Smith assisted Virginia State Police with a motor vehicle accident on Cowpasture River Highway. More...

Letters

Help support the Bath County senior center

Editor, The Recorder, Some members of the Bath Community Senior Center were recently interviewed for a Valley Program for Aging Services annual report. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Under fine leadership

If Bath Sheriff Robert Plecker had a full staff, imagine how much his office could accomplish. More...

Pictorial

Light snow fell Saturday in Highland and Bath, as depicted in this view looking southward from Monterey to Vanderpool. We are not, however, having a “light” winter. More...

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

It’s a bird ... It’s a plane ... It’s a Hummingbird Moth!

Often mistaken for a beautiful little hummingbird, the elusive hummingbird moth is actually an insect. More...


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