October 18, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Supervisors' seats challenged in Bath

Byrd unopposed in Valley Springs district

ASHWOOD - Richard Byrd doesn't act like a candidate running unopposed for his fifth term as supervisor representing the Valley Springs District. More...

Hardbarger runs for first term as Bath supervisor

MILLBORO - There is much about Carol Reese Hardbarger she doesn't reveal purposely on the campaign trail. It's not deep, dark secrets she is hiding, though. For instance, Hardbarger has a family connection to the board of supervisors. More...

Nowlin fights to retain board seat representing Millboro

HOT SPRINGS - Percy "Buzz" Nowlin has been involved with the county political system for most of his 25 years in Bath County. He retired as superintendent of schools in 1993 after 18 years in that position. More...

SCC official recommends monitoring wind energy project for its lifespan

BY ANNE ADAMS • STAFF WRITER

RICHMOND - Tuesday, Highland New Wind Development moved yet another step closer to getting a state certificate to build Virginia's first commercial wind energy facility in Highland County. More...

Other candidates in Highland and Bath

Stuart Hall has served eight terms on the Bath County Board of Supervisors, missing only the 1992-95 term since first being elected in 1972. More...

Statler to speak at homecoming

DOE HILL - Doe Hill United Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 21. Sunday School will start at 10 a.m. Worship services will begin at 11:15 a.m. The guest speaker will be Don Reid, former member of the Statler Brothers. More...

Medical center hires local interim director

Board starts 2nd search for leader

MONTEREY - Kim Billingsley has been appointed interim executive director of Highland Medical Center, effective Oct. 10. Former director Dr. More...

4 challenge 3 Highland supervisors

Blagg seeks second term

MONTEREY - Lee Blagg of Doe Hill has spent the last four years representing Highland residents as a county supervisor. The experience hasn't been at all what he expected, he says. Nevertheless, Blagg, 60, has chosen to seek a second term. More...

Griffin seeks first term as Highland County supervisor

MONTEREY - He's been retired for a couple of years now, but Walter L. More...

Sunny skies graced the Hands & Harvest Festival

Bo Aldredge stands next to his handmade furniture at The Highland Center Farmers Market pavilion. Aldredge says a group of regional woodworkers is forming in Highland County. More...

Schwartz seeking seat on board

MONTEREY - Leo Schwartz of Doe Hill has sought a seat on Highland's board of supervisors for about 20 years. More...

Millboro Happenings

A candidates' forum is being held tonight, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., at Millboro Elementary School. All candidates for the upcoming election have been invited to participate. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools Valley Elementary School Thursday, Oct. 25 - 7 p.m. Work session Mactec roofing presentation - Jeff Spadey. Reports: Attendance; cafeteria; maintenance; transportation. More...

First official 'Youth Build Day' held

FRANKLIN, W.Va. - On Saturday, Sept. 29, Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity was the host for its first official Youth Build Day. More...

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The ABC store in Monterey is undergoing renovations for the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, Delana Kelly mans the make-shift counter in the building's stock room. More...

Farmers may apply for quality incentives program

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is taking applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. EQIP offers assistance to participants to install or implement structural, vegetative, and management practices. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - The small, greenish-white flowers of pokeweed often go unnoticed in mid-summer but the dark purple berries are known to every child growing up in the Highlands. More...

Darlene Carpenter feted at festive retirement party

HOT SPRINGS - Darlene Carpenter may not have seen it all, but it's a good bet she's heard about it. Carpenter has been serving the public at the Bath County Courthouse for longer than even she can remember. More...

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These ladies spent some time browsing through sweaters last weekend on the Highland County Craft Shop's third floor. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath County High School band takes first place again

LYNCHBURG - The Bath County High School Band stepped it up another notch this weekend when it competed in the Lynchburg Classic held in the Lynchburg City Stadium. More...

Forensic Science

Community colleges address a variety of needs in the regions that they serve, continually striving to provide quality programs and appropriate services for area residents. More...

Pocahontas Woods winter semester college credit classes

MARLINTON - Pocahontas Woods will once again offer college credit woodworking classes in conjunction with New River Community and Technical College in the January 2008 semester. More...

Early Files

Indian village discovered

HOT SPRINGS - A surprise find of a large stockaded Indian village site believed inhabited about 400 years ago by approximately 200 persons has been unearthed by archeologists excavating for Indian remains and artifacts in the Gathright Dam area. More...

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Pictured (left) are Bill and Peggy Camper, whose parents were Hester and Norman D. Camper. They were the first family to live in the house built on the left at the bottom of Courthouse Hill in Warm Springs. More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 21, 1982

Light snow flurries, beginning at about 10 a.m. Saturday, were the first indication that the snow season is approaching for western Virginia. A $15 million damage suit has been brought against Dr. Donald S. More...

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The view from the bridge at the upper end of Lake Moomaw is beautiful this time of year even when the lake is low and the Jackson River has become a trickle. More...

Search operation set into motion

MONTEREY - Highland and Bath residents were greatly relieved when friend and neighbor Pat Ross- McGraw was found unharmed this week after she'd been spent 24 hours in the woods of eastern Highland County. More...

Camacho seeking Cedar Creek seat on board of supervisors

ROUTIER HILL - John A. Camacho Jr. turned 18 on Sept. 26, meeting the qualifications to run as a candidate for the board of supervisors in the Cedar Creek District. More...

Former county administrator seeking seat for Millboro

MILLBORO - William "Bill" Manion won't actually be his own boss if elected to represent the Millboro District on the Bath board of supervisors, but he will have a top-down view of the job he held until 1991. More...

Jon Trees unopposed for Warm Springs supervisor office

WARM SPRINGS - Jon Trees is looking forward to getting out of the crowded woods of commuting three hours round-trip to work while serving the constituents of the Warm Springs district. More...

Women's retreat to be held

MILLBORO - There will be a Women's Retreat at Camp Accovac in Millboro on Oct. 26 and 27. There is no cost to attend this retreat. Preregistration is not required. The retreat will begin Friday night with praise and worship at 7 p.m. More...

E-911 variance granted; trailer, storage denied

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County administrator Bonnie Johnson breathed a sigh of relief Monday when the board of zoning appeals approved a variance that will allow the county to proceed with construction on the E- 911 center. More...

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The Women's Council of Hot Springs Presbyterian Church bestowed "Life Membership" to three deserving church members on Sunday, Sept. 23. Honored by the Presbyterian Women were. More...

Blanchard seeks first term on Highland board of supervisors

MONTEREY - Mill Gap resident David Blanchard, 41, has been steeped in Highland County life since he was a young boy spending summers working on his family's farm. More...

Richardson seeking first term on Highland County board

MONTEREY - Randy Richardson has been thinking about a run for supervisor for years. This election, he decided it was time to make a go of it. Richardson, 52, has lived here permanently for 34 years. More...

Second Saturday hosts pumpkin carving contest on the Alley

Erica (left) and Jackie Stephenson (mother and daughter) Jackie (mother) won best decorated pumpkin and Erica got first runner up best decorated pumpkin. (Photos courtesy Dorthy Stephenson) More...

Sullenberger seeks fifth term on Highland board of supervisors

MONTEREY - Robin Sullenberger has spent the last seven years at a job centered on regional economic development in 14 counties and cities in the Shenandoah Valley area, but his love for Highland County has kept him seeking reelection to its board More...

Achievement

Pvt. George Henry Alphin Jr. FORT BENNING, Ga. - On Sept. 6, Private George Henry Alphin Jr. graduated from the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning. The day before graduation, which is family day, he received a promotion. More...

Appraisal fair a fun learning experience

McDOWELL - A crisp fall day provided the perfect setting for the Highland County Historical Society's appraisal fair here Saturday. Spectators were neither too warm nor too chilly, but the chili was hot, and the appraisers were cool. More...

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Spruce Hill Excavating began to work on the temporary access road to the Highland pool site Wednesday, Oct. 10 in Monterey. More...

Southern States offers dry weather assistance to farmers

RICHMOND - Southern Sates Cooperative's priority is to meets the needs of its member and non-member customers. More...

Professor speaks about Virginia's mammals at library

WARM SPRINGS - Dr . John Pagels, professor of biology at Virginia Commonwealth University, will present a talk on mammals at the Bath County Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. More...

Engagement

Fox - Swecker

SHENANDOAH - Lynn and Sharon Fox of Shenandoah have announced the engagement of their daughter, Christina Fox of Shenandoah, to Jeremy Swecker of Monterey. Swecker is the son of Mark and Cindy Swecker of Monterey. More...

BCH introduces new social worker

HOT SPRINGS - Bath Community Hospital has introduced Cassie Brie, social worker, and Hospice of the Highlands bereavement counselor and volunteer coordinator. More...

Library book sale a reader's wonderland

MONTEREY - There's a shop in Roanoke called "Too Many Books." It's got nothing on the Highland County Public Library. More...

Obituaries

HILDA LOUISE PUFFENBARGER

LOCUST GROVE - Hilda Louise Puffenbarger, 74, loving wife, mother, grandmother and "nanny," of Locust Grove, went to be with the Lord, Oct. 11, 2007. More...

WILLIAM H. LEIGHTON

HOT SPRINGS - William H. "Bill" Leighton, 76, a resident of The Springs Nursing Center, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 10, 2007 at The Springs. He was born on March 12, 1931, in Bath County, the son of the late Mary Leighton Walker. More...

Sports

Chargers dismantle Rockets, 40-0

NEW CASTLE - The Bath County Chargers rolled into Craig County and spoiled the Rockets' homecoming by pounding them on the ground for 396 yards and six touchdowns last Friday evening. More...

Chargers down Rams in three

MONTEREY - Hillary Jessee led Bath with 13 kills as the Chargers fought off a stubborn Ram squad in the first game and carried the momentum through to a threegame victory Thursday. More...

Pioneer District football

Standings

Last week Bath 40, Craig 0 James River 31, Covington 6 Parry McCluer - idle This week Parry McCluer at Bath (Homecoming) Craig at Covington James River - open More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County Oct. 10 - Received a report of a security alarm activation, Water Street. Oct. 10 - Received a report of a missing person, Mill Gap Road. Oct. More...

Letters

Candidate a good neighbor, not disruptive

Editor, The Recorder,

In talking to people lately, I have heard some rumors I would like to comment on. I have heard that Carl Chestnut has a terrible temper that would disrupt any supervisors' meeting he was in. More...

Duff a worthy candidate for Highland sheriff

Editor, The Recorder,

You can choose your friends but not your family and most of the time, not your neighbors. I consider myself extremely lucky to have Tim Duff (Highland sheriff candidate) as a neighbor. More...

Supervisor's stance on easements about money

Editor, The Recorder,

After reading your article of Thursday, Oct. 4, "Conservation impedes development, board says," I felt a need to respond. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Getting the math right

If the State Corporation Commission hearing examiner's report is any indication, Highland New Wind Development is likely to receive the state permit it needs to build Virginia's first industrial wind energy plant in Highland County. More...

Skate park update

Following last week's pictorial about noise generated by skate boarding in Ashwood, Bath County Parks and Recreation Department director Mark Nelson noted his office only received one complaint about the noise. More...

Pictorial

The Highland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty has been in business for 10 years, providing a caring and protective atmosphere for neglected or abandoned dogs and cats at little to no expense for county taxpayers. More...


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