February 14, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Two charged, arrested

WARM SPRINGS – Another arrest has been made following a Bath County grand jury indictment Jan. 22. Chelsea Marie Fry, 21, of Clifton Forge, was arrested Friday, Feb. 1 and charged with selling a schedule III nonsteroid drug. More...

New animal shelter an asset

Open house set for Feb. 23

HOT SPRINGS — “Night and day.” More...

Director: Rescue on right track

MONTEREY — The region’s medical director says he is upbeat about the direction the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad is taking. More...

Diocese favors assault weapon ban

ROANOKE — The Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia has approved a resolution seeking a state and federal ban on the sale of assault weapons and highcapacity magazines as well as closing the gun-show loophole. More...

Jep and Jessie bring star power to sport show

FISHERSVILLE — Jep and Jessica, part of the famed Robertson clan from the A&E hit television series “Duck Dynasty,” will headline the list of special guests at the 2013 Western Virginia Sport Show. More...

In brief ...

• At a meeting Tuesday, Bathsupervisors filled vacancies on theplanning commission and board ofzoning appeals. John Cowden wasnamed to the Williamsville District More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland schools discuss delays, closings

MONTEREY — For now, Highland schools will hold off on extending the school year due to snow, but officials are looking at ways to address closings and delays due to weather. More...

In brief ...

Highland School Board

• The Virginia School BoardAssociation has designatedFebruary as school boardappreciation month, and HighlandSchools Superintendent William More...

School board, supervisors review goals

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board updated supervisors on several topics at a joint work session between the two boards Monday at the school administration building. More...

Sports

Bath wins nail-biter against Highland

MONTEREY — Highland faced off against Bath County last Wednesday night with the winner securing a home game in the first round of the Pioneer District tournament. More...

Cougars roll past Rams

MONTEREY — The Covington girls’ basketball team took a 21-point lead after one quarter and cruised to a 68-36 win over Highland Monday night in the final Pioneer District regular season game for both teams. More...

Chargers’ season ends in tournament opener

NEW CASTLE — The season came to an end for the Bath County girls’ basketball team Monday night in the quarterfinal round of the Pioneer District tournament with a 47-37 loss to Craig. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Feb. 3 — Deputy James Rexrode assisted with a first-aid call on Incubator Hollow Road. • Feb. 3 — Rexrode and Virginia State Police responded to a vehicle accident on Mountain Valley Road. More...

Letters

Let us police ourselves without regulations

Editor, The Recorder, I’ve been musing over the battle to regulate home businesses in Highland County, which has been building up steam recently. More...

Voucher program available for caregivers

Editor, The Recorder Individuals who provide full-time care for a loved one with chronic conditions or disabilities are often exhausted and overwhelmed by this responsibility, but unable to pay for outside help and ineligible for formal services. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

In case you hadn’t noticed, school spirit sure seems to have picked up a lot this winter at Highland County schools. More...

Support, or no support? Hard to tell

Bath school superintendent Sue Hirsh is in a lose-loselose situation right now, thanks to a convoluted vote by supervisors Tuesday. More...

Library Notes

• The Highland County Public Library recently introduced two new tablet devices available for check-out. The first is an iPad loaded with many applications to try, including the Kindle application, and lots of games. More...

Redistricting proposal killed

RICHMOND — A redistricting plan that would have shifted Bath and Highland into a different State Senate district and put Sen. Creigh Deeds of Bath County into a district with another sitting senator, was killed Wednesday. More...

Homestead Preserve sold

HOT SPRINGS — The sale of the Homestead Preserve is complete. More...

Horse theft alleged

DOE HILL — A woman from Highland County was arrested Feb. 10 in connection with the alleged theft of two horses in West Virginia. Marilyn McDonald, 59, of the Doe Hill area, was stopped on U.S. More...

Relay kickoff to tempt taste buds

MONTEREY — Highlanders can not only treat themselves to a sweet-tooth sensation but also support a good cause and a top-ranking local organization next Tuesday. More...

Covington growth outpaces state

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The city of Covington was the fastest growing locality in Virginia between 2010 and 2012, growing by an estimated 7.7 percent, according to newly released official annual population estimates developed by demographers from the More...

HRD group sends inaugural newsletter

MONTEREY — Highlanders for Responsible Development published its first electronic newsletter this month describing itself as “a citizens group that promotes stewardship of Highland County’s unspoiled landscape, natural resources and More...

Bland Music contest to be held at VES

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath Highland Lion Lioness Club will sponsor the annual Bland Music Scholarship contest on Saturday March 2, at Valley Elementary School at 11 a.m. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• At its Feb. 7 meeting, MontereyTown Council approved buying anew software program for waterand sewer billing, gave the goahead for pricing a new handheldmeter reader, and considered More...

Obituaries

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RAPHINE — Hazel Bell Malcolm, 85, of Raphine, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at her home.She was born May 28, 1927 in Cherry Grove, W.Va., a daughter of the late Archie Ray and Suttie Bennett Arbogast. More...

GUY LEROY SIRON

MONTEREY — Guy Leroy Siron, 90, of Monterey, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Emeritus at Staunton. He was born April 29, 1922 in McDowell, a son of the late John Howard and Sarah Elizabeth Armstrong Siron. More...

MARK EUGENE DIEHL

STAUNTON — Mark Eugene Diehl, 44, husband of Lisa Klein Diehl, of 1164 Frog Pond Road, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at his residence. He was born on Feb.10, 1969, in Waynesboro, son of Berlin Diehl and the late Nancy Painter Diehl. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY Thursdays • Mother Goose for children age 8 months to 3-1/2 years old at Bath County Public Library, 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Rhymes, songs, fun activities and snacks. Questions call (540) 839-7286. Saturday, Feb. 16 More...

Home & Property

Supervisors endorse Millboro preschool class

Additional money for program not appropriated

WARM SPRINGS — If the Bath County School Board wants to start a preschool class at Millboro Elementary School during this school year, it will have to pay for it from money already in its budget. More...

TDS customers caught in voice phishing scam

MADISON, Wisc. — TDS Telecommunications Corp. customers have reported receiving voice phishing calls. These calls are fraudulent attempts to scam TDS customers into revealing sensitive account information. More...

Ady — Schennum

MILLBORO — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ady of Millboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebekah Anne Ady, to Brian Paul Schennum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Schennum of Woodstock. More...

Early Files

Photo

Claudean Firenze, (far right) president of the Mountaineer EH club in Bath County, presented a gift recently to Fran Hobbs, director of the Bath Senior Citizens group (far left), in recognition of he More...

Chestnut Ridge clearcutting plan draws fire

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned form the Aug. 21, 1986 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 7, 1963

• WSLS TV in Roanoke will salute Highland County on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10. A 15-minute feature will appear on the Glenn Howell Show from 7-8 a.m. Saturday morning. More...


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