November 15, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Supervisor concerned about who has right to vote in Highland Co.

MONTEREY - Highland County supervisor Jerry Rexrode is concerned about the kinds of folks being allowed to vote in Highland County. More...

Election update

Highland County ¦ The write-in votes have been counted and, unofficially, it appears that Joe Neil of McDowell has won a seat as a director of the Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District. More...

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Construction of the E-911 facility behind the Bath sheriff's office is moving forward. Tuesday Bath supervisors reviewed a list of change orders. Mike Fisher (l-r) and Travis Worrell of Lionberger Construction Co. More...

Wind project decision another step closer

RICHMOND - Whether Highland County becomes home to the state's first industrial wind energy utility is a decision up to the three members of the State Corporation Commission, who have a two-year record of testimony in hand. More...

Community raising money for young man's funeral

MILLBORO - Shock and tears mingled in this community Sunday morning, Nov. 11, as residents learned of the death of John Mace after an epileptic seizure. He was just 19 years old. Despite a difficult family situation - his father, Joseph B. More...

Gardner graduates first in sub school

GROTON, Conn. - Everett D. Gardner, son of Harley and Donna Gardner of Monterey, has successfully completed Class A submarine training school as a machinist mate in Groton. On Nov. 9, he graduated first in his class. More...

Cobb recognizes work of citizens, veterans

Editor's note: Retired Col. James Cobb, U.S. Marine Corps was master of ceremonies and presented the following speech at the dedication of the Highland County Veterans Memorial Sunday. More...

Resort earns AAA honor

RICHMOND - AAA Mid-Atlantic has assigned its Five- and Four- Diamond Award ratings for 2008 and The Homestead in Hot Springs has earned a Four Diamond award for the fourth year. More...

Foundation lays new year plans

LEXINGTON - The Rockbridge Area Community Foundation will hold its annual meeting and reception on Nov. 15. The public is invited. The meeting will be held between 5:30-7 p.m. in the home of the Rev. and Mrs. David Cox, 106 Lee Avenue, Lexington. More...

In brief . . .

Bath County Supervisors

¦ Extension agent Rodney Leech told the Bath board Tuesday there was "good news and bad news" regarding drought conditions in the county. The best news, he said, was the four inches of rain received recently. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The community is reeling from the death of young John Mace, 19, last Sunday, Nov. 11, after an epileptic seizure (see related story, page 8). He was a 2007 graduate of Bath County High School and the only child of Rose Mace, a widow. More...

Farm storage loans available in area

LEXINGTON - Christopher S. More...

Oak Grove church's 100-year history recounted

Editor's note: Caroline Deeds Wilson gave the following history of the Oak Grove Advent Christian Church at its 100th anniversary celebration Sept. 30. When Jim Deeds asked me to give a history of the church, he said to keep it short. More...

Alleghany Foundation awards more than $1.7 million

COVINGTON - TheA llegheny Foundation has announced it has awarded 13 grants totaling more than $1.7 million to support area projects designed to enhance the quality of life for citizens of the Allegheny Highlands. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Highland High School MONTEREY - Principal Randy Hooke of Highland High School has announced the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the grading period. More...

Students roll up SOLs in colonial garden

MILLBORO - "When you give them a plant, they take ownership," said environmental educator Ellen Reynolds of working with fourth-graders at the elementary school. More...

Highland students get a taste of careers

MONTEREY - Highland County Public Schools hosted several individuals who came to share their occupations and services with students at the bi-annual Career Fair Oct. 12. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath and Highland counties

Highland County ¦ Oct. 31 - Report of cattle out on Potomac River Road. ¦ Oct. 31 - Report of vandalism on Mountain Turnpike. ¦ Nov. More...

Letters

Thank you for great show of patriotism

Editor, The Recorder, A spirit of patriotism prevailed in our county this past weekend in observance of Veterans' Day, thanks to the vision of our dear friend, Richard Waybright. More...

Memorial service an outstanding tribute

Editor, The Recorder, As a devoted wife of a deceased Army veteran of World War II, I wish to extend my sincere thanks to each person who had a part in the dedication of the Veterans Memorial and Walk of Honor on Nov. 11. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The new Highland County Veterans Memorial and Walk of Honor dedicated in Monterey on Veterans Day is not the first monument here erected for veterans. There is a statue to Confederate soldiers nearby. More...

Hats off to committee that planned monument

Editor, The Recorder, I hope each and every person will visit the courthouse and review the memorial on the wall and walk the "walk of honor." Our hats off to the memorial committee: Richard, Jim, Roberta, Suzanne and Tom. More...

A Wealth of Dearth

Only the nose knows: Following in-stinks

The other day I opened a new bottle of liquid soap and discovered it had a most unpleasant odor. I had tried to check it out in the store before purchase, but there are so many other odors around the soap isle, I couldn't really tell. More...

Bath man dies while hunting

LAKE MOOMAW - A Bath County hunter was the first fatality during Virginia's deer season this year. Thirty-six year old Radcliffe Vernon of Hot Springs died Saturday morning while hunting on the eastern side of Bolar Mountain near Lake Moomaw. More...

Supervisors to start talks with Spectrum

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County supervisors took a bold step Tuesday, voting unanimously to negotiate with Spectrum Design of Roanoke to convert the old Millboro school buildings into apartments. More...

In brief . . .

Highland County Supervisors

¦ District ranger Pat Sheridan of the Warm Springs Ranger District told Highland County supervisors last Wednesday that fire restrictions are still in effect, despite the recent rains. More...

In brief . . .

Highland County Economic Development Authority

¦ Tuesday Highland's economic development authority discussed preparing a strategic plan. Member Trent Burkholder suggested the list of strategies assigned to the EDA by the draft Highland County comprehensive plan was More...

Oil, gas options up for grabs on forest

MONTEREY - George Washington-Jefferson National Forest Warm Springs district ranger Pat Sheridan told the Highland County Board of Supervisors last Wednesday that Patrick Petroleum of Tulsa, Okla. More...

Delegate Shuler briefs Bath on legislative action

WARM SPRINGS - "The elections are over and it's time to get to work," State Del. James M. Shuler told the Bath board of supervisors Tuesday. More...

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Elaine Fry of Hot Springs (left) admires one of the attractive rooms at Safehome in Covington. More...

Marine addresses memorial gathering

Editor's note: The following speech was presented at the dedication of the Highland County Veterans Memorial Sunday, Nov. 11 by Brig. Gen. James Laster, USMC and is repeated here in its entirety. "Senator and Mrs. More...

A tribute to the Walk of Honor

Editor's note: Mary Cantrell wrote the following poem and presented it at the dedication of the Highland County Veterans Memorial Sunday, Nov. 11. More...

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Above: Pictured (l-r) are Melody Moats, Margaret Worth, Lisa Jacenich and Sharon Hevener admiring the wool scarf felted by Worth of Marlinton, W.Va. (Photo courtesy Lisa Jacenich) More...

Reedy to be deployed

DOE HILL - April Reedy of Doe Hill is being deployed overseas with the Army National Guard. She is a soldier in Support Battalion. She completed training of 30 days at Fort Pickett in Blackstone, and is now training at her mobilization station. More...

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Off they go! Participants at Saturday's Harvest Holiday hosted by the Millboro Ruritan Club head out for a hayride around the downtown area. More...

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Left: "Feeding a Crowd" was sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Department of Health. More...

Non-insured assistance program reminders and deadlines

LEXINGTON - The Farm Service Agency's Non-insured Assistance Program can soften financial losses caused by natural disaster, but only if you've applied for coverage and paid the application fee. More...

Weather report

This was the warmest October on record by 2 degrees and the maxium for the month of 85 degrees also broke the record by 2 degrees. More...

Open house scheduled

MONTEREY - Cold weather has finally arrived, and with it come thoughts of the holidays. More...

Obituaries

JOHN RICHARD MACE

MILLBORO - John Richard Mace, 19, of 1061 T. C. Walker Road, Millboro, died Sunday, Nov. 11 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born Sept. 3, 1988 in Low Moor, the son of the late Joseph B. Mace Sr. and Sharon Rose Mace of Millboro. More...

RADCLIFFE OSMOND VERNON

HOT SPRINGS - Radcliffe Osmond Vernon, 36, of 18 Mill Race Lane, Hot Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 at Lake Moomaw. He was born Nov. 25, 1970 in Tangle River, Jamaica, the son of Melvin Vernon, who preceded him in death, and Delta Palmer. More...

THELMA R. MOATS

SPRING HILL, Fla. - Thelma R. Moats, 78, of Spring Hill, Fla., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 at her home. She was born in Hot Springs and was the wife of the late Hubert L. Moats. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. More...

Sports

HIGHLAND MIXED LEAGUE

Winter League Nov. 7, 2007

Split Ends - (17-7): Bobbie Griffin, Denise Waybright, Linda Johnston, Don Ferrell. Time to Spare - (16-8): Freda Bird, Sharon Harper, Vernon Wooddell, Steve Pitsenbarger. More...

Bath clinches title with 44-0 win

HOT SPRINGS - Bath County tuned up for the playoffs Friday night with a 44-0 rout of area-rival Covington. On a chilly night at Carl F. Williams Field, the Chargers amassed 433 yards of total offense to send the 10 seniors out on a winning note. More...

Press box dedicated to Gazzola

HOT SPRINGS - The press facility at Bath County High School's Carl F. Williams Field officially became the John M. Gazzola Jr. Press Box last Friday night. More...

Early Files

Bolar Ruritan Club lists service report, Nov. 6, 1958

BOLAR - The Bolar Ruritan Club, organized in September 1954 by the Stonewall Ruritan Club, is one of 26 like organizations in the Woodrow Wilson District which comprises Highland, Augusta and Nelson counties and will have delegates at the district More...

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The 1974 Highland Chapter of the Future Farmers of America is shown here. Pictured (l-r) front row: W.A. More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBER 18, 1982

Thursday of last week, the body of Ernest Lynwood Marsh Jr. of Roanoke was discovered by a turkey hunter near Mustoe, five weeks after Marsh's car was found abandoned there at Corbett's Store. More...


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