February 28, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 3/6/2013 5:35 PM

VDOT: Valley roads improving  Free Access 

STAUNTON – (4:15 p.m.) Snow ended in mid-afternoon for most of the Shenandoah Valley.  Warmer temperatures have helped with road conditions.  Roads are rapidly clearing but motorist should be aware of icy spots and refreezing More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2013 12:50 PM

Road conditions updated  Free Access 

STAUNTON – As of 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, heavy wet snow continues to fall throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Winds have also increased in the area. More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2013 10:19 AM

Power out in Bath  Free Access 

BARC working to restore electricity

MILLBORO — BARC Electric Cooperative is assessing the widespread damage caused by the winter storm that struck the territory overnight.It is estimated about 6,300 customers (50 percent of BARC’s customers) are without electric service as of this morn More...

Breaking News - 3/4/2013 5:44 PM

Power company urges storm preparedness  Free Access 

SVEC Encourages Preparation for Potential Winter StormMT. More...

‘Horror at The Homestead’ to air on March 1

HOT SPRINGS – “Kimberly Kerr never knew what the graveyard shift at a resort would have in store for her husband Dwight, who managed the staff. More...

Highland audit shows ‘nice reserves’

MONTEREY — Highland has a high level of liquid assets and low amount of debt, according to the county’s latest financial profile. More...

County departments request improvements

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors will now consider about $1.8 million in capital improvement requests for 2013-14 after planners gave those requests a favorable recommendation Monday. More...

HMC asks residents to write Congress

MONTEREY — The head of Highland Medical Center is urging local residents to contact U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Mark Warner and Rep. Bob Goodlatte to avert dire consequences for local health care access. More...

In brief ...

Bath Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bathboard of supervisors heard a requestfrom interim county administratorBill O’Brien to consider refunding tax More...

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This banner was unfurled after around 30 people turned out despite bad weather Feb. 19 to Highland’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life kickoff. More...

Supervisors cancel called meeting

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors canceled a closed session Tuesday about four hours before it was scheduled to begin. More...

‘Games, Goulash and Guinness’ presented at Garth Newel

HOT SPIRNGS —Garth Newel Music Center presents its second 2013 Pub Series concert on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center’s Herter Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the pay-what-you-wish performance begins at 7:30 p.m. More...

Highland’s FFA celebrates with activities

MONTEREY — National FFA week gives members a chance to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, Highland FFA chapter members shared activities with the whole school. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Millboro preschool class approved

WARM SPRINGS — There will be a preschool class at Millboro Elementary School this year. By a 3-2 vote, the Bath County School Board approved the addition of the class last Thursday. Chair Rhonda Grimm and board members Bill Manion and Dr. More...

WVPT to host regional spelling bee

HARRISONBURG — WVPT Public Television will host and broadcast the Rockingham District Ruritan Regional Spelling Bee live from its studio on Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. More...

Agenda

Tuesday, March 5Bath County Public SchoolsClosed meeting 5:30 p.m. —Regular meeting 7 p.m.Bath County High School Library More...

Home & Property

Faith Community Choir concert an uplifting hit

WARM SPRINGS – Awesome. The word has a tendency to be overused these days; yet, in the case of the Faith Community Choir, the description is well deserved. More...

Simmons — Gumm

MOYERS, W.Va. — On Oct. 6, 2012, Brittany Jannelle Simmons and Bradley Wade Gumm were united in Holy matrimony at Saint John Lutheran Church in Moyers. Serving as maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Kelsey Simmons. More...

Birth

Kaden Andrew Neil

McDOWELL — Kevin and Keri Neil of McDowell announce the birth of their second child, a son, Kaden Andrew, who was born on Nov. 28, 2012 at 4:48 p.m. at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. More...

Letters

Bird watchers, please take care while visiting

Editor, The Recorder, Each spring, the Blue Grass area is visited by birders. We welcome them to Highland County. The land here is both bird habitat and home to residents. We would ask birders to use common sense when driving, stopping and parking. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

A ribbon cutting was held Saturday to officially open the new Bath County Animal Shelter located on Virginia Hill in Hot Springs. More...

Supervisors make right decision

It’s not news, really. In fact, The Recorder debated heavily on whether to explain what happened among Bath County supervisors in the last few days. (See story, page 13). More...

Budget process complicated

Chairman’s Notes

WARM SPRINGS — Budget is all we hear these days. This past January, the federal government was teetering on the fiscal cliff. More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2013 5:48 PM

BARC urges some to prepare for no power tonight  Free Access 

Effinger substation still not restored

MILLBORO — As of 4:30 p.m., BARC has restored power to about 2,360 customers.  “We now approximate that 4,045 customers are without electric service,” said CEO and general manager, Mike Keyser. More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2013 5:42 PM

SVEC still servicing those without power  Free Access 

One home in Highland still out

MT. More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2013 1:19 PM

Noon update from BARC  Free Access 

MILLBORO — BARC has restored power to about 1,090 customers. More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2013 12:54 PM

Governor declares state of emergency  Free Access 

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell declared a state of emergency this morning authorizing state agencies to assist local governments in responding to the snow storm currently impacting the Commonwealth. More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2013 10:36 AM

Warming station open  Free Access 

The Hot Springs Firehouse is now open as a warming station, with food. It is not set up at this point as a shelter with sleeping facilities. More...

Breaking News - 3/5/2013 6:00 PM

Governor urges prepping for snowstorm  Free Access 

Storm Could Drop Foot or More of Snow on Northern and Western Sections of Commonwealth- More...

Extension service focuses on youth

MONTEREY — Members of Highland’s Extension Leadership Council and extension employees shared ideas with supervisors Feb. 20. More...

Photos

2013 Maple Queen top five finalists were (l-r) Presley Marshall, Burguny Hicks, Emily Kimble, Rebecca Landrum and Chelsea Isles. (Photo courtesy Doug Puffenbarger) More...

In brief ...

Highland Supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland supervisors conductedbudget work sessions with seven countyoffices including the library, recreationcommission, registrar, pubic works, animal More...

Snow days piling higher

MONTEREY — Snow days at Highland County Public Schools have been eaten up quickly this winter. As of Tuesday, students had missed a total of 11 days due to weather or weatherrelated situations. More...

MVP announces auditions

WARM SPRINGS – Mountain Valley Players will hold auditions for Maxine Holmgren’s “The Revenge of the Red Feather Ladies” on Sunday, March 3 and Monday March 4 at 6 p.m. at the Bath County library in Warm Springs. More...

Fair association needs help

MONTEREY — What would the Highland County Fair be without baked goods, canned goods and arts and crafts? More...

Hospital helps people with substance abuse withdrawal

LOW MOOR — LewisGale Hospital Alleghany, in partnership with SpecialCare Hospital Management Corp., has introduced “New Vision,” an in-patient medical stabilization service designed to help adults safely withdraw from drugs and/or a More...

Southern Rail Express records CD

HOT SPIRNGS — Southern Rail Express, a bluegrass band from Hot Springs, has recorded its first CD titled, “Gotta Travel On.” The CD includes familiar songs like “Good Hearted Woman,” “Ole Slew Foot,” “W More...

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Bath County Parks and Recreation Director Mark Nelson, right, was recognized at Tuesday night’s board of supervisors meeting for his work with the Toys for Tots program. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 3/4/2013 5:21 PM

BETTY RYDER  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — Betty J. Buzzard Ryder, 78, of 2376 Little Back Creek Road, Warm Springs, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at her residence. She was born Sept. More...

Breaking News - 3/4/2013 5:26 PM

CHARLOTTE BOTKIN  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Charlotte Virginia Botkin, 77, of Monterey, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Augusta Health. She was born April 24, 1935 in Monterey, a daughter of the late James Randolph and Edith Jane Swearingen Rexrode.  More...

JACKIE OLDEN LEARY

WARM SPRINGS — Jackie Olden Leary, 78, of Warm Springs, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at his home, surrounded by family. He was born Aug. More...

Sports

Charger comeback falls short in Region C tourney

COVINGTON — Trailing 72-51 with four minutes to play, Bath County roared back but couldn’t quite pull off the comeback and fell 77-70 to Covington in the first round of the Region C tournament last Wednesday. More...

Photos

Bath sophomore Jenny Quantz hits a serve while fellow sophomore Emily Arrington waits to hit one during tennis practice Monday. (Recorder photo by Joseph Haney) More...

Pigskin Report

IRVING, Texas — John Phillips has spent this offseason just like he has the past four since he became a professional football player - preparing for the upcoming NFL season. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

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

Early Files

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Former Millboro resident Steve Tuttle recently found this postcard for sale on eBay but doesn’t recognize the view depicted. More...

Col Charles Lewis put family responsibilities behind military

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 26, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 21, 1963

• A civil suit styled Fred A. Gum vs. R. Guy Ralston was heard in county court Tuesday morning by substitute Judge Seybert Beverage. Both principals are residents of Vanderpool. The suit involved a claim of $1,000 compensation claimed by Mr. More...


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