September 27, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Becky Armstrong named 2007 outstanding nurse

HOT SPRINGS - Bath Community Hospital has announce that Becky Armstrong, RN and community service director, was awarded the 2007 Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS by the Central Shenandoah Emergency Management Service Council. More...

Swimming pool site gets nod from tests

MONTEREY - "Bottom line is - it will work on our site," said Highland Recreation Commission chair Sherry Sullenberger, summarizing the report submitted by geotechnical firm Mattern and Robertson. "We've got a good site to work with. More...

BCHS renovations on target; board sees progress

WARM SPRINGS - All five school board members walked through the high school Monday evening to inspect the progress of the renovation program. Led by Construction Control Corp. More...

Cloggers hand out awards

MONTEREY - On Sept. 18, the Little Switzerland Cloggers held their annual awards banquet to recognize the hard work of the group's youth and their parents and grandparents. More...

Triston Thomas Carpenter

MONTEREY - John and Candi Carpenter of Monterey announce the birth of their son, Master Triston Thomas, who was born at Augusta Medical Center on Sept. 16, 2007 at 4:13 a.m. He weighed seven pounds, two ounces and was 18 and one-half inches long. More...

Forest road to close

WARM SPRINGS - The Warm Springs Ranger District has announced that Forest Road 1325, Hester Road, will be closed for the next few weeks while a large culvert is being replaced. More...

Meals on Wheels has new delivery days

MONTEREY - "On Oct. 1, Meals on Wheels delivery days will change to Monday, Wednesday and Thursday," says Kate Wilke, director of senior services for Bath and Highland counties. More...

On the agenda

Bath County School Board Millboro Elementary School Tuesday, Oct. 2 - 7 p.m.

¦ Closed Meeting, 5:30 p.m. ¦ Certification of closed meeting ¦ Good new in Bath County schools ¦ Reports: attendance, cafeteria, transportation, and maintenance. More...

Meet Your Neighbors

MONTEREY - Henry Hevener was born in 1940 in the same house where he lives today just west of Monterey. His farm, where he raises mostly turkeys, was the birth place of the Maple Festival. More...

Treasurer gets master status

MONTEREY - The Treasurers' Association of Virginia has announced that Highland County's Treasurer,Lois E. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

HIGHLANDS - Along almost any road or in any fallow field the bright yellow flowers of goldenrod splash the greens and browns of late summer and fall with vibrant color. More...

Simple tips to help avoid deer collisions this fall

With the deer population increasing across the country, and living space for wildlife on the decline, the number of incidents involving a deer jumping into the path of a car has been steadily on the rise. More...

CRPA raises awareness on water

WARM SPRINGS - Around the world, thousands of volunteers join together for World Water Monitoring Day. More...

Special Sections

Schools

HHS Sponsored Car Show

Paul Wampler, from New Hope, finds some shade in Saturday's hot sun next to his restored 1965 Rambler Martin. Wampler's rare car failed to win a prize, prompting him to say, "A lot of lookers, but no takers." More...

Monterey High School Class of 1957

The Monterey High School class of 1957 held its 50th reunion at the home of Sandra Fore in Valley Center Saturday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ Sept. 18 - Responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at a Millboro residence. ¦ Sept. 18 - Responded to an activated security alarm at a Millboro residence. ¦ Sept. More...

Letters

Wind energy company is ignoring the facts

Editor, The Recorder, Facts are indeed stubborn entities and cannot be morphed into something different than what they are. Despite this fact, proponents for wind turbines struggle mightily to do so. More...

Incumbent supervisors aren't defending county

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to Highland County Supervisor Robin Sullenberger and shared with The Recorder this week. Dear Robin, I just finished reading the article "County prevails in wind case" in the Sept. 20 Recorder. More...

Highland: Virginia's dumping ground?

Editor, The Recorder, I was at Virginia Beach last weekend and met three different residents of the area who said they had heard of Highland County due to the wind turbine issue. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Long, hard road still lies ahead

Highland County finally has a finished draft of the guiding document for its future, but in many ways, it's just the beginning. More...

Pictorial

The arguments for how the village of McDowell evolves over the years as related to the preservation interests of those protecting the Civil War battlefield seemed to have fizzled for the time being. More...

A Wealth of Dearth

1001, a bike odyssey: Revisting an old town, old love

Life is full of hills and valleys, twist and turns. Sometimes moving forward in life means returning to our roots. More...

Hold the phone ...

E-911 will wait, again

WARM SPRINGS - If Bath is to get its new emergency dispatch building, the board of supervisors will need to convince its own board of zoning appeals to grant a variance to allow renovation and expansion of a building behind the sheriff's office. More...

Group proposes simple solution for McDowell

STAUNTON - "There's been a change of circumstances which raises the question of the need of a preservation plan," said Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation president Jack Ackerly last Thursday at a meeting of the McDowell Battlefield Preservation Co More...

Planners approve of selfstorage units in Ashwood

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Planning Commission recommended approval of a conditional use permit for self-storage units on a 1.23-acre lot in Ashwood Monday. More...

Assault still under investigation

COVINGTON - According to Alleghany Sheriff Dale Muterspaugh, the assault case that allegedly occurred Sept. 12 is still under investigation. More...

'The ball's in your court,' planners tell board

Commission hands off comp plan to supervisors; more review awaits

MONTEREY - Highland County Planning Commission chairman Jim Cobb presented the final draft of the Highland County comprehensive plan to the county supervisors Tuesday. More...

60th Wedding Anniversary

During a recent worship service at Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Meadowdale, a portable lectern was presented to the church in honor of the 60th wedding anniversary of Jacob and Carol Hevener of Hightown. More...

'Feed a crowd' training to be held

BOLAR - A "Feeding A Crowd" workshop will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Bolar Ruritan Club building. This workshop is sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and the health department. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The Brown family held its first annual reunion Sept. 6-9 at Camp Accovac. More...

Library Notes

Library needs support to continue services

MONTEREY - It's September and that means the library is fund-raising again. You may be wondering why we do so much fundraising when your tax dollars should be covering us. The fact is that your tax dollars are not covering our most basic needs. More...

DAR meets at Buckhorn Inn

CHURCHVILLE - The Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter of the DAR met on Sept. 8 at the Buckhorn Inn in Churchville. Regent Sarah Wolters called the meeting to order. There were 21 members and three guests present. Barbara Reid gave the invocation. More...

Joseph Randolph Hevener

STAUNTON - Jennifer Ann Armstrong and Edmund Randolph Hevener III announce the birth of their first child, Joseph Randolph Hevener, who was born Sept. 7, 2007 at Augusta Medical Center. He weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center Tuesday, Oct. 2 - 7:30 p.m.

General ¦ James White Jr., Verona Residency Administrator: Report on County roads and projects, and fall Commonwealth Transportation Board public meeting. More...

Rockbridge library plans book sale

LEXINGTON - The Rockbridge Regional Library will have its next book sale on Thursday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. More...

Grants for non-profits available

LEXINGTON - The Rockbridge Area Community Foundation seeks grant proposals from local non-profits to assist them in their community service. The grants of up to $500 will be awarded at the foundation's upcoming board meeting in November. More...

Highland County official voting information

MONTEREY - The Constitution of Virginia requires that you must be registered in the precinct where you live to be qualified to vote. More...

Need help with heating? Ask Highland Social Services

MONTEREY - The Highland County Department of Social Services will begin accepting applications for the energy assistance program on Oct. 9 and will continue accepting applications until Nov. 9. More...

Obituaries

CAPTAIN PAGE KNIGHT

KINSALE - Captain Page Knight, U.S. Navy retired, age 95, widow of Alice Lees Knight, died on Sept. 23, 2007. Capt. Knight was born in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, on March 21, 1912. More...

AARON F. LAW

HOT SPRINGS - Aaron F. Law, 86, of 1 Terrace View, Hot Springs, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. He was born on Jan. 25, 1921 in Healing Springs, the son of the late William and Effie Donavan Law. More...

OTIS HARTMAN

HIGHTOWN - Otis Hartman, age 72, of Hightown, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Obaugh Funeral Home. More...

Sports

Mounties blow out Chargers, 42-7

LOW MOOR - The Alleghany Mounties made the most of three Charger second-quarter miscues, scoring four touchdowns and erasing a 7-7 first quarter tie en route to a 35-7 halftime lead and a 42-7 win Friday evening. More...

Charger netters overwhelm Highland

WARM SPRINGS- Bath's Shasta Riley reeled off a school record 11 aces and 15 service points to start the border match-up and the Chargers rolled to a three-game 25-6, 25-17, 25-13 win over the visiting Highland Rams Tuesday. More...

Pioneer District football

Standings Last week Alleghany 42, Bath 7 Auburn 53, Craig 0 Buffalo Gap 35, James River 16 Riverheads 42, Parry McCluer 0 Glenvar 22, Covington 14 This week Pocahontas at Bath Covington at Wilson Memorial Craig at Bland More...

Early Files

Fighting in Viet Nam has constant presence in 1969

September 4 Monterey Soldier is Wounded Specialist fourth class Ronald H. Corbett of Monterey, the son of Mrs. Clara Corbett, is now in a military hospital in Japan awaiting transfer to the United States. Sp. More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 30, 1982

Nearly 100 junked cars have been brought to a site north of McDowell as part of a county-wide campaign to clean up the unsightly vehicles and raise money for local volunteer fire departments. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 3, 1957

The homecoming services at McDowell Methodist Church Sunday drew a large crowd from both the local area and from a distance in spite of a steady downpour of rain with wind and slippery roads. The Rev and Mrs. George H. More...


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