September 13, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Horses herded back to planning commission

WARM SPRINGS - In an action that didn't surprise any of the two dozen citizens still around for the late public hearing Tuesday, the Bath County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to direct the planning commission to research and clarify a controversi More...

In Brief . . .

Monterey Town Council

¦ Town council met Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Highland County Public Library. Mayor Janice Warner reported the sewer treatment plant project probably would not go to bid until late October or early November, More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors

¦ On a motion by supervisor Stuart Hall, the Bath board of supervisors declared the county a drought disaster area and requested Virginia Cooperative Extension agent Rodney Leech assist the county with becoming eligible More...

Club sees film on bird's eye view

MONTEREY - The Monterey Garden Club met on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the Mountain View Room at the Highland County Public Library. The film "Winged Migration" was shown. More...

Wool becomes 'ewe,' too

MONTEREY - The new wool and fabric store in Monterey isn't on Main Street. It's in a part of town the average tourist may not find right away, but that's OK, says Wool Becomes Ewe owner Theresa Wagner. More...

British Invade, costumes, dancers take the night

Saturday the sounds of electric guitars filled Herter Hall as 150 people danced the night away celebrating the British Invasion of the '60s. More...

Fair follow-up

Sheep costume contest winners listed

(All winners listed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, except as noted) Theme Junior division - Sydney Armstrong (1st). Intermediate - Luke Leech, Patricia Lindsay, Zack Lindsay. Senior division - David Leech (1st), Britanny Young (1st). More...

Youth tobaccouse prevention project returns

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY - The Virginia Rural Health Resource Center, in cooperation with the Bath and Highland counties public school systems, will be conducting tobacco use prevention programs for youths at all schools, in Bath and Highland, fo More...

Seniors announce raffle winners

Katie Smith left, on behalf of the Bath Senior Center presents $75 to Annalee Jones for the 50/50 drawing winnings. She was visiting Mary Ann Corbett of Mustoe. Drawings were held at the Highland County fair. More...

Bear captured; campground reopens

WARM SPRINGS - Last week it was reported the Blowing Springs campground was closed due to an aggressive bear roaming the grounds searching for food. The bear had threatened campers because of the lack of food in the surrounding forest. More...

Dog Obedience Classes Offered

Master trainer Susan Tucker gets down to the dogs' level Saturday at the first of a series of obedience classes offered by the Bath Animal Welfare Foundation. More...

"Abby" Celebrates Her 106th Birthday

Mrs. Lena F. Bonner, better known as "Abby," recently celebrated her 106th birthday with a picnic held in her honor at the Hiner family farm in Mountain Grove. Mrs. Bonner was born July 15, 1901 in Knapp's Creek, W.Va. More...

From trendy to cheeky: Roanoke's market

Day Trippin'

ROANOKE - "To market, to market, to buy a fat pig." A fat pig is one of few things you won't find on the market in downtown Roanoke. You will, however, find a fat bun with pork barbecue, and a fat Cuban sandwich with roast pork and ham. More...

Reassessments getting under way in Bath

WARMS SPRINGS - The Bath County Board of Supervisors selected Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal Company, LLC of Staunton and Winchester to perform the general reassessment that will become effective July 1, 2008. More...

E.T. Pittman at Mill Alley Courtyard in Monterey

E.T. Pittman performed classic rock and roll songs on Mill Alley Courtyard in Monterey as part of last weekend's Second Saturday celebration. Second Saturday is an effort by local citizens and business owners to promote Monterey businesses. More...

Farm real estate values continue to climb

WASHINGTON - The average per-acre value of farm real estate in Virginia has increased more then 16 percent over last year's average. That's slightly more than the nation average increase of 14 percent cited this month by the U.S. More...

Farm, environmental groups urge Bay funding

RICHMOND - The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation has joined several other farm and environmental groups in urging Gov. More...

Loan program available for household wells

ROANOKE - Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. has created a new Individual Household Well Loan Program. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Academic Honor

CLIFTON FORGE - Dabney S. Lancaster Community College has announced its president's and vice president's lists for the spring semester and summer session. More...

Sports

Chargers outlast, outgun Cougars

BAKER, W.Va. - A strong second-half effort broke open a close game and propelled Bath County to a big 28- 6 non-district win over East Hardy Friday night. More...

Chargers put down Bison

Trimble sets new record for Bath

ASHWOOD - Bath's Carey Trimble set a school record with 24 kills as the BCHS Chargers began the defense of their Pioneer District title with a hard fought five-game victory over visiting Buffalo Gap Thursday evening. More...

Charger volleyball returners eye repeat

ASHWOOD - "There's a lot of pressure because of last year's team," said Bath volleyball coach Dave McGee of this year's expectations. Last year, the Chargers had their best season ever, winning 20 games and losing just four. More...

Early Files

Thief gets $358 in robbery, but gets captured later in Utah

Editor's note: The following articles appeared in the Sept. 25 and Oct. 9, 1969 issue of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher. State Trooper J.H. More...

Monterey Elementary Third Grade Class of 1947

Pictured above is the Monterey Elementary School's third grade class in 1947. More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 16, 1982

Highland and Bath counties will share in over $55 million of federal funds being distributed to counties to help finance the education of economically disadvantaged students. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Craig Smith, left, is president of MGW Telephone; Philip Munchel is general manager of Highland Telephone Cooperative. What they have in common is a desire to serve the telecommunications needs of Highland residents. More...

Schools get a lesson in numbers

What's so wrong in Bath County's schools that they cannot meet state and federal standards? Probably not much. More...

Conversations

From out of chaos comes odor

By Jim Jacenich Smells usually have a source, often hidden. At home, Lisa sometimes sends me in search of an explanation for what smells. If it's burning, I'm to put it out. If it's sitting on the counter, I am to dispose of it. More...

Breaking News - Supreme Court rules in favor of county supervisors on wind project case

RICHMOND - "I can't tell you how sick I feel," said attorney David Bailey. Bailey represents Highland County citizens who sued the county over its decision to grant a conditional use permit for an industrial wind energy utility. More...

Last of arguments on wind energy plan submitted to SCC

RICHMOND - The series of events surrounding what could be Virginia's first industrial wind energy utility are converging this month. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board

¦ The school board met Monday, Sept 10. The next meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 at the Highland High School library. School board candidates Kirk Billingsley, Jim Blagg, and Larry Held attended. More...

Old school decision suspended, again

WARM SPRINGS - The fate of the Old Millboro School continues to hang in limbo after a two-hour public hearing Tuesday night. More...

Telephone companies call on EDA

MONTEREY - The Highland County Economic Development Authority gathered more information on what Highland has to offer businesses Tuesday with presentations by Highland Telephone Cooperative and MGW Telephone. More...

Past praised, future promised at chamber

MONTEREY - "We are at a crossroads," said Highland County Chamber of Commerce executive director Carolyn Pohowsky at the chamber annual meeting Sunday. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ There is a cat missing in Millboro - Toby, a white and yellow male, with a marking on his nose. He belongs to Misty Lowry and disappeared Aug. 31, and is very much missed by his family. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - Mixed in with chicory along many roads and in many fields in late summer are the delicate white flowers of Queen Anne's lace. The flower head is actually many smaller flowers clumped together into a slightly rounded umbel. More...

Bow shooting runs in the family

A family affair - Jennifer and Ernie Hise, son Troy and cousins Melissa and Kevin Paddy all participated in the Highland County Fair bow tournament on Saturday, Sept. 1. More...

Appraisal fair at Museum set for Saturday, Oct. 13

McDOWELL - ºThe Highland County Museum and Heritage Center will host an Appraisal Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13, from noon until 3 p.m. during the Hands and Harvest Festival. More...

First Alpaca farm day set in Millboro

MILLBORO - Don't miss out on the first National Alpaca Farm Day Saturday, Sept. 29. This is a brand new, nationally-designated holiday, and many farms throughout the United States are participating, including Diamond Triple C Ranch in Millboro. More...

Homestead ranked one of nation's top 10 golf resorts

HOT SPRINGS - The readers of "Cond NasTt raveler" have ranked The Homestead in the top 10 of the"Top 100 Golf Resorts In North America, The Caribbean, and The Atlantic, and Ireland and Scotland." The historic resort boasts three championship golf More...

Bloodmobile Visits Bath County

The Bloodmobile visited Bath County at the Hot Springs Firehouse on Monday, Sept. 10. An amount of 55 pints was the expected and hoped for quota, but only 43 pints were received. More...

Woodrow Wilson Ruritan District Dictionary Project

Pictured (l-r) Vaughn Ashby, Woodrow Wilson Ruritan District dictionary project chairman and Pioneer; Betty Jo Clemmer, Woodrow Wilson Ruritan District Governor; and Frankie Hicklin, Ruritan Zone IV Governor prepare to give each third grade student a More...

Don't let fire safety go up in flames

RICHMOND - According to the National Fire Protection Association, home heating is the second greatest cause of house fires after cooking. In 2003, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 53,200 reported U.S. More...

Bath jury commissioners send out questionnaires

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County Circuit Clerk, Darlene W. More...

Highland FFA gears up for busy year

MONTEREY - The Highland FFA chapter has been working hard since school started, and the chapter has a new slate of officers. They include: President Sean Duff; vice president Michael Botkin, secretary Kate Obaugh, treasurer B.J. More...

$88,000 raised during livestock sale at county fair

MONTEREY - The 2007 Highland County Fair Livestock Sale held Saturday, Sept. 1 grossed more than $88,000 in support of local 4-H and FFA youth livestock projects. More...

Building permits

Bath County WARM SPRINGS - The following building permits were issued by the Bath County Department of Building and Zoning in the month of August: Bath County Board of Supervisors, foundation repair; Industrial Development, amusement permit for More...

Court Cases

Highland County

MONTEREY - The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on Sept. 5. Criminal and traffic divisions: Dallas Barnett Bailey Jr., speeding 70/55, fine $75, costs $61; Thomas D. More...

Obituaries

JENNIE M. POZUN

HUDSON, Wyo. - Jennie M. Pozun, 88, mother of Ronald Pozun of Warm Springs, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 at her home in Hudson. Born April 11, 1919 in Hudson, Mrs. Pozun was the daughter of John and Jennie Setina Majdic. More...

ETHEL M. KINCAID

STAUNTION - Ethel Mae Kincaid, 73, of Stauntion died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesvillle as the result of an automobile accident. She was born Dec. More...

FREDA S. OTTINGER

MOUNTAIN GROVE - Freda S. Ottinger, 78, of Mountain Grove, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 at her daughter's residence in Huttonsville, W.Va.. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ Sept. 5 - Responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Potomac River Road. ¦ Sept. 5 - Assisted Obaugh Funeral Home at Green Hill Cemetery. ¦ Sept. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ Sept. 4 - Assisted stranded motorist on Route 614, Muddy Run area. ¦ Sept. 4 - Conducted wellbeing check on a Hot Springs resident. ¦ Sept. 5 - Assisted stranded motorist on U.S. 220, Warm Springs Mountain. More...

Letters

Old school buildings should be restored

Editor, The Recorder The future of what remains of the old school in Millboro was at issue befor the (Bath County) Board of Supervisors on Tuesday evening. More...

Let's try to create a community plan for all

Editor, The Recorder, If I had money or I win a lottery, I would come home in a minute. I would step on everybody's toes and make my presence known. I would try to shape everything to my liking. More...

New leadership needed in Cedar Creek District

Editor, The Recorder, I am a resident of the Cedar Creek District and at the Sept. 11 board of supervisor's meeting I watched our representative, Mr. More...


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