July 18, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Rural areas need voice, Bell says

MONTEREY — Del. Dickie Bell joined supervisors, constitutional officers, town council and school board members Tuesday to candidly discuss a plethora of local and state government topics affecting Highland.  More...

Area mourns loss of food, home expert Gaye Herold

MONTEREY — A local icon passed away this week.  Gailya “Gaye” Osborne Herold of Monterey died early Tuesday at Augusta Health in Fishersville. She was 79.  More...

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Highland Economic Development Authority

• The Highland County EDA Monday heard member Betty Mitchell report on a follow-up visit with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership last week. She More...

Social services in transition

MONTEREY — The Highland County Department of Social Services is seeking a new director following the departure of Sharon Sponaugle July 1.  With the recent retirement of Terry Rexrode, office manager, the department is left with only two i More...

McAuliffe to visit Friday

MONTEREY ­— Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and his wife, Dorothy, will visit The Highland County Farmers’ Market at 5 p.m. More...

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About 50 people turned out Saturday for the largest-ever open house of Allegheny Mountain School. It was the school’s first open house of the year. More...

VPAS director accepts new job

MONTEREY — Kathryn Coit has stepped down from her post as Valley Program for Aging Services regional director of senior services and case manager for Bath and Highland. More...

Shuttle bus to Douthat in service

CLIFTON FORGE – Getting from downtown Clifton Forge to Douthat State Park just got a little easier. The Douthat- Clifton Forge Connector will operate Thursdays through Sundays until Aug. 18.  More...

K-9 officer introduced

HOT SPRINGS – These past two weeks have been busy for Binti, the new Belgian Malinois K-9 officer in the Bath County Sheriff’s Office. Last Monday, Binti met friends in Millboro, and this week, she met admirers in Hot Springs. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief

Highland School Board

• At its meeting Monday, the Highland County School Board designated five surplus laptop computers for use by the emergency services team for disaster relief.  More...

Honor Roll

Highland Elementary School   MONTEREY — Theresa Blum, principal at Highland High School, has announced the honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 school year.  A honor roll — Third grade: Erin Brendel, Lauren More...

MES lists awards

MILLBORO — The following awards were given to students at Millboro Elementary School to wrap up the end of the school year:  Promotion only awards: Seventh grade — Bath Highland Lioness/Lions Club, Debbie Chaplin; math, Hunter Brown; More...

Home & Property

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Millboro Funeral Home donated a 30-30 Caliber Henry Repeating Arms “Goldenboy” rifle to the Millboro Volunteer Fire Association to raffle for its 50th anniversary and celebration fund-rai More...

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Cedar Creek District Supervisor Claire Collins had the opportunity to discuss Bath County with Gov. More...

Wedding

Duffie — Judy

ATLANTA, Ga. — Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Traywick Duffie, dual residents of Bath County Virginia and Atlanta, joyfully announce the marriage of their daughter, Caroline Victoria Duffie, to Daniel Morris Judy, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Letters

Volunteers needed to keep craft shop open

Editor, The Recorder,  Highland County Crafts is a non-profit organization providing retail space for more than 40 years to local and regional handcrafters and artisans. More...

Cemetery board prepares for new improvements

Editor, The Recorder  A response from the Board of Trustees of Warm Springs Cemetery to recent letters to the editor:  More...

VPAS manager makes change to the Valley

Editor, the Recorder:  More...

Opinions & Commentary

Process worked

Government doesn’t always operate like it’s supposed to. At times, it can be downright dysfunctional. Monday night, however, it worked — humanely and legally.  More...

Pictorial

The sculpture entries are especially intriguing at the 49th annual Bath County Art Show, which begins Saturday, July 20 at Valley Elementary School in Ashwood. More...

Bath Art Show entries exceed expectations

See A Show

ASHWOOD – Each year, it seems, more artists submit more works to the Bath County Art Show. More...

Breaking News - 7/18/2013 8:22 PM

Consumers urged to curb electric use  Free Access 

SHENANDOAH VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE REQUESTS THAT MEMBERS CURB ELECTRICAL ENERGY USAGE MT. More...

DMV celebrates 65 years in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — In 1948, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles was titling a car called the Tucker Torpedo. Also in that year, DMV opened an office in the Bath County Treasurer’s Office. More...

Millboro zoning variance approved

WARM SPRINGS — Citing the poor condition of Stanley Douglas’ home, the Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals approved a variance Monday that will allow Douglas to place a mobile home on his T.C. Walker Road property.  More...

Drug stops made in Highland

MONTEREY — If you thought there was a greater law enforcement presence than usual last Friday, you were right.  The Highland County Sheriff’s Office joined the Allegheny Drug Task Force and Virginia State Police with a “drug in More...

White sentenced for welfare fraud

MONTEREY — Connie S. White of McDowell was sentenced to five years of supervised probation for welfare fraud under a plea agreement June 21 in Highland Circuit Court with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. More...

New emergency response program to begin

MONTEREY — The Highland County Local Emergency Planning Committee has begun to lay the groundwork for establishing a Community Emergency Response Team program.  More...

Squad raffles new Camaro

MONTEREY — The Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad plans a daylong celebration of its 50th anniversary Sept. 21 at the fairgrounds.  More...

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Wes Maupin of McDowell submitted this picture of a late June sunset as seen from his front porch looking west toward Jack Mountain. More...

Burnsville UMC to host homecoming

BURNSVILLE — Burnsville United Methodist Church will host its annual homecoming and church celebration on Sunday, Aug. 4. Morning worship begins at 11 a.m. There will be no Sunday School on homecoming day. This year, guest speaker is Dr. More...

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is working to strengthen and preserve the Humpback Bridge, a one-of-akind historic landmark in Alleghany County. More...

Donors thanked

WARM SPRINGS – When Bath Sheriff Robert Plecker went seeking donations to purchase a $13,000 K-9 police officer, he had no idea he’d have that money in less than one week.  More...

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It’s that time of year again, when purple ribbons flutter from lampposts and front doors and shop awnings and even vehicle grilles. More...

Obituaries

GAILYA O. ‘GAYE’ HEROLD

MONTEREY — Gailya O. “Gaye” Herold, 79, of Monterey, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Augusta Health.  She was born July 13, 1934 in Cox’s Chapel, a daughter of the late Enoch and Ati Cox Osborne.  More...

CHARLES RANDOLPH ‘TANG’ REXRODE

FRANKLIN, W.Va. More...

WILLIAM M. ‘BUDDY’ GILES

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — William M. “Buddy” Giles, 75, of Huntington, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away July 10, 2013 at his residence.  He was born Jan. More...

Sports

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The Millboro Wildcats tee ball team consisted of all players from Millboro this year. More...

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The 66th Annual 4-H/FFA Fredericksburg Area Junior Livestock Show was held May 8 in Fredericksburg. More...

Snead’s trophies up for auction

HOT SPRINGS — A portion of Bath County golfing great Sam Snead’s trophy collection is up for auction.  The 1954 Masters trophy, the British Open claret jug and a gold medal from the 1942 PGA Championship area among 14 lots from the S More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • July 7 — Deputy James Rexrode responded to a report of a possible hit and run accident in Cedar Creek.  • July 7 — Rexrode served an arrest warrant on William Barden for driving under the influence of al More...

Early Files

New housing offered at reasonable prices

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 27, 1991 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was editor and publisher.   More...

25 years ago

JULY 14, 1988

• Highland County Deputy Sheriff A.C. Powers cites this week’s confiscation of a marijuana plant as a good example of citizens working with law enforcement officials to combat illegal drugs. More...

50 years ago

JULY 11, 1963

• A.C. Powers Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. More...


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