September 20, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Highland committee waffles on land use

MONTEREY - The latest draft of the Highland County comprehensive plan, completed last Thursday by the Highland County Comprehensive Plan Review Committee, makes development easier than previous drafts by adding greater emphasis on the rights of pr More...

Have you seen this man?

If so, contact the Alleghany Sheriff's Department at 540- 965-1770. This composite sketch is of an alleged police impersonator who assaulted a Bath County woman last week, Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Covington. More...

Local, regional, national stars come out to play at Millbilly

The cool air didn't keep fans of bluegrass from enjoying the great music Saturday night in Millboro. Here (l-r) Jean Roberts of Burnsville and Nancy and Junior Colvin of Hot Springs huddle under blankets while headliner Doyle Lawson performs. More...

Be aware of voting deadlines

WARM SPRINGS - The Constitution of Virginia requires that you be registered in the precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote. In order to be eligible to vote in the General Election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Bath County American Legion Post 92 Meets

Bath County American Legion Post 92 met at the Homestead Preserve Dairy Barn Aug. 7, led by Talmadge Blackburn and T.E. "Ed" Dickerson, adjutants, Bath American Legion. More...

6 months to tobacco-free campus at BCH

HOT SPRINGS - In an effort to provide a healthy environment for hospital employees, patients and visitors, Bath Community Hospital will become a tobacco free campus beginning March 20, 2008. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Millboro Elementary School. This year's theme will be "Enter the Kingdom of Reading - Where Books Rule!" The fair will run from Thursday, Sept. 27 to Tuesday, Oct.9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily. More...

Free dental care available for Bath

HOT SPRINGS - On Oct. 19, 20 and 21, the Bath County Rural Health Outreach Consortium will offer free dental screenings to Bath County residents who are income or Medicaid eligible, and have no dental insurance. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

POOR FARM - Along the Jackson River and other creeks, ponds and streams, brilliant clumps of red cardinal flowers appear in late summer and often persist until a hard freeze. More...

Sept. 14 Farmer's Market

Bonnie Botkin presents a plate of cinnamon buns courtesy of Blue Roof Caterers to Bobbie Hefner of Monterey who won the door prize at the Sept. 14 Farmers' Market. (Photo courtesy The Highland Center) More...

Reunion

Deeds family

DOUTHAT - The descendents of William and Rachel Haynes Deeds celebrated their 70th annual reunion on Sunday, Aug. 12 at Douthat State Park with 110 people registered. More...

Author explains Rexrode family

FRANKLIN, W.Va. - A talk about the life of George Rexrode Sr., prominent citizen of Pendleton County in the late 1700s and early 1800s, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Pendleton County Library in Franklin. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Students honored for SOL achievement

MONTEREY - Few could have been more proud than the 27 elementary school students last Thursday night except, perhaps, the teachers and administrators of Highland's youngsters and their parents. More...

Bath County Sophomore Class Sells Mums

The Bath County sophomore class is selling fall mums to raise money for class events. Any sophomore can take an order for a large mum or extra large mum. More...

On Campus

For the second straight week all three former Bath County football players and their college teams were winners. In Williamsburg, Jake Phillips helped lead the William & Mary team to a thrilling 48-41 double overtime win over Liberty. More...

Religion

McDowell Presbyterian Church to host an evening of conversation

McDOWELL - National news headlines in the U.S. repeatedly tell us of religious violence around the world. More...

Students to participate in 'Fields of Faith'

HOT SPRINGS - Students for Bath and Highland county high schools will converge on local athletic fields to share their Christian faith with fellow students for an event called "Fields of Faith," scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10. More...

Calendar

Full Story

Early Files

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 23, 1982

A welcome rainfall, which began about 9:30 Tuesday night and continued until the morning hours on Wednesday, amounted to 1.15 inches at the Monterey Weather Station. More...

50 years ago

SEPTEMBER 26, 1957

James S. Thompson of Rockingham County, N.C., has been named to replace Douglas Simmons as sanitarian for Highland, Bath and Alleghany counties. Thompson will assume the post Oct. 1, although he has been working with Simmons since Sept.6. More...

Bath retirees are honored

Editor's note: This article was taken from the Dec. 11, 1975 edition of The Recorder. WARM SPRINGS - Several hundred Bath County residents and other friends of retiring county officials, Commissioner of the Revenue Miss Jessie M. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

What will $15 buy these days? About five gallons of gasoline or two movie tickets or half of an entrée at many restaurants or a top-of-the-chart music CD. More...

Power brokers issue false claims about power

Dismissing Highlanders opposed to industrial wind power in their county as NIMBYs filing a "frivolous" lawsuit, Highland New Wind Development spokesman Frank Maisano made it clear he expects wind turbines to be spinning on Allegheny Mountain within More...

Conversations

Bring out the mud wrestlers

Some like the Highland County fair for its traditional aspects, such as the livestock show, the crafts, and carnival rides. But how much of the fair is traditional and how much is modern, and how much has become predictable and boring? More...

Cedar Creek plant on-line, lagoon being flushed, filled

WARM SPRINGS - After months of delay waiting for laboratory glassware, the Cedar Creek waste water treatment plant began processing sewage July 9 and the county expects to receive a license for the facility in coming weeks. More...

BARC request approved, trailer tabled

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Board of Zoning appeals approved a conditional use permit requested by BARC and tabled both a variance request and appeal of a decision by the zoning official Monday night. More...

Comprehensive plan: Series of events

MONTEREY - The last update to the Highland County Comprehensive Plan was finished in 1999. The latest review was completed last week and is on its way to the Highland County Board of Supervisors. More...

4-H members go international

MONTEREY - My trip to the Dominican Republic was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am very glad that I was able to go. There was a lot of preparation work for this trip, though. More...

Logowear Reopens

Bath County business, Logowear, reopened Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Owner Missy Wilfong temporarily shut the business down last year during her pregnancy and the birth of fourth son, Wade. Logowear is located in Ashwood on U.S. More...

Legislative Update

Farm Bill to land on table

Later this month, the Senate will turn its attention to the 2007 Farm Bill. More...

Locks of Love Donation

Lexi Hofflinger, daughter of Jon and Carrie Hofflinger of Frederick, Md., donated 13 inches of her hair to Locks of Love for her seventh birthday. More...

Library kicks off fall discussions

LEXINGTON - The Friends of the Rockbridge Regional Library launch their book discussion program on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at noon, in the Piovano Meeting Room of the library at 138 S. Main St., Lexington. More...

Library Notes

Our summer reading program "Virginia Trails," presented by librarian Sharon Lindsay, is now over.We had numerous children, ranging in ages from three to 12, participating in five programs a week. More...

Achievement

WILLIAM R. NICHOLS

BALL, LOUISANA - Florida National Guard Soldier 2nd Lt. William R. Nichols of the 631st Maintenance Company has graduated from Officer Candidate School. Nichols entered the Florida National Guard in September 2005. More...

4-H/FFA members inspect fair carcasses

GREENVILLE - The 4-H/ FFA livestock carcass evaluation workshop was held at the Rohrer's Meat Processing Facility in Hinton on Wednesday, Sept. 12, with 14 4-H'ers, FFA members and adults participating. More...

Brooks Honored By Mountain Soil & Water Conservation District

It was with great pride that the Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District honored Patricia M. Brooks (13 years) and John M. Trimble (45 years) with a years of service plaque and gift of appreciation for their many accomplishments. More...

Achievement

Josh Williams

HOT SPRINGS - Josh Williams of Hot Springs began his junior year at the United States Air Force Academy on Aug. 9. in Colorado Springs, Colo. The day before classes started, he was a part of a commitment ceremony and dinner. More...

White achieves master deputy treasurer status

MONTEREY - The Treasurers' Association of Virginia has announced Highland County's deputy treasurer Lois E. More...

Alleghany Highlands free clinic moving

CLIFTON FORGE - The Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic is moving. Established in 1998, the Free Clinic has been located at various locations within Alleghany Regional Hospital. As of Oct. More...

Obituaries

RUTH V. HIGGINS

HARWOOD, Md. - Ruth V. Higgins, 79, of Pasadena, died of renal failure Sept. 8 at the John and Arloine Mandrin Chesapeake Hospice House in Harwood. She was born July 20, 1928, in Millboro Springs, Va. More...

HELEN LOUISE BUZZARD RIMEL

MOUNTAIN GROVE - Helen Louise Buzzard Rimel, 76, of 5110 Little Back Creek Road, Mountain Grove, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 at her residence in Mountain Grove. More...

FREDERICK HUGH HERMANSON

NEW MARKET - Frederick Hugh Hermanson, 73, of 9867 Massanutten Avenue, died Monday, Sept. 17 at the Life Care Center where he had been a patient for seven days. He was born Nov. 10, 1933 at Campbell, Neb. More...

Sports

Wildcats feast on Charger turnovers

WARM SPRINGS - The Pendleton County Wildcats made the most of six Charger turnovers, returning an interception for a touchdown and recovering a fumble in the endzone for another, and cruised to a 34-15 victory on a chilly Friday night. More...

Chargers down Alleghany, win Red Pride

Bath vs. Alleghany WARM SPRINGS- Clicking on all cylinders as a group, the Charger volleyball team cruised to a three-set (25-14, 25-17, 25-15) victory over neighboring Alleghany Thursday night. More...

Rams break into win column

Highland vs. Pocahontas MONTEREY - The Pocahontas Warriors came to Highland lacking enough players to field a JV team Thursday. It was just what the Rams needed. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ Sept. 12 - Responded to motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a bear on West Main Street. ¦ Sept. 12 - Assisted a child injured in a fall on West Main Street. ¦ Sept. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ Sept. 11 - Delivered emergency message to a family, Millboro. ¦ Sept. 12 - Deputy investigated assault on a female that happened in Allegheny County; case turned over to Alleghany sheriff. ¦ Sept. More...

Letters

Everyone should be treated fairly on land use

Editor, The Recorder, I voted last week (with three other members of the board of supervisors) to ask the planning commission to differentiate between animal husbandry and horses and to consider, with restrictions and substantial acreage, conditio More...

Schools need to admit their failure for scores

Editor, The Recorder, I am writing to voice my opinion about the front page article from two weeks ago regarding the academic test scores of children in Bath County schools. More...

Dividing Highlanders: a sad disservice to county

Editor, The Recorder, It was a sad thing to read the letter in last week's Recorder (Greg Isles, "Let's try to create a community plan for all". Why are there these continual judgements expressed about other people? More...


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