January 3, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Supervisor still wants vote law changed

MONTEREY - Highland is unique, say county supervisors, and laws that apply to the rest of the state shouldn't apply here. More...

Permit contains strict conditions for environment

RICHMOND - The State Corporation Commission' s final order granting a permit to Highland New Wind Development was issued in a 31-page document outlining the background and arguments of the case, and adding conditions mostly steeped in recommendati More...

Monterey Garden Club announces lighting contest winners

MONTEREY - The winners of the Christmas decoration and lighting contest, sponsored by the Monterey Garden Club, are as follows: Winners in the business class: first, Morning Glories and Moonflowers on Water Street owned by Terri Hevener and Marg More...

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A giant Christmas bear sits on a lawn along Forestry Lane in Ashwood. The colorful display was one of many around Bath County still lit New Year's Eve. More...

Hinkle sentenced for his part in robbery

MONTEREY - Carol "Bill" Hinkle Jr. of Blue Grass was sentenced Dec. 21 to three years in the penitentiary for his part in the Oct. 6, 2006 robbery of the Blue Grass Valley Bank in Blue Grass. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ Many folks enjoyed watching a fine Christmas parade in town on Saturday, Dec. 22, and kids were eager to pick up candy tossed out along the parade route. The weather cooperated, too, with rain in the forecast holding off during the event. More...

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Suzie Landrum cranked up the old Victrola for some holiday music circa 1930s at the Highland Museum and Heritage Center's Christmas open house Dec. 8. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Correction

The information published with this photo Dec. 20 was incorrectly. The caption should have read: "Pictured (l-r) are Henry Reeves, Small Business Development Center counselor; David Blanchard of Monterey, recipient of the SCORE chapter No. More...

Correction

In the article in the Dec. 13, 2007 issue about Donald McCaig, The Recorder his book went to No. 12 on the New York Times Best Seller list. It actually was at No. 5. More...

Births

ZOEE ADDYSON HAZELWOOD

HOT SPRINGS - Caleigh Jo welcomed her new sister, Zoee Addyson Hazelwood into the world on Aug, 18, 2007. Zoee weighed six pounds, 10 ounces. Caleigh Jo and Zoee are the daughters of Roger and Mandee Hazelwood of Hot Springs. More...

Library Notes

As 2007 winds down I wanted to share with you some of the highlights of the year at the library. ¦ Our local authors series has been a great success. More...

4-H kicks off 2008

MONTEREY - Four-H is celebrating the start of a new year. The Highland County Cloverbud 4-H Club is growing and the group would like more youth to join. The club is open to youth ages 5-8. The Cloverbud program is a child's introduction to 4-H. More...

Millboro Christmas day parade

A 'John Deere' green tractor fits right in with the colors of the season in the Millboro Christmas parade. More...

On the Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors

Bath County Courthouse Room 115 Tuesday, Jan. 8 - 7 p.m. Closed session - 6 p.m. ¦ Closed meeting for consultation with legal counsel and discussion of personnel matters regarding assignment, More...

Wedding

Woosley - Greco

HOT SPRINGS - The marriage of Dr. Kristen Paige Woosley to Dr. Justin Greco took place Sept. 1, 2007 at Hot Springs Presbyterian Church, Hot Springs. The Rev. Glenn Coleman officiated at the double-ring ceremony. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Nineteen students were enrolled in ADJ-171, Forensic Science I, during the fall semester at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. This is one of the required courses for the new forensic science degree and certificate. More...

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Members of the staff of educational talent search at Dabney S. More...

Religion

Tomek pastors Monterey UMC

MONTEREY - "What defines a person is not how many mistakes we can avoid in our life, it's how we pick up the pieces and move on," says the Rev. Derek Tomek, licensed pastor for Monterey United Methodist Church. More...

Monterey UMC launches new programs, missions

MONTEREY - The Rev. Derek Tomek said Monterey United Methodist Church is launching some new programs and working on some new mission ideas. "The sky's the limit," said Tomek. More...

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Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ Dec. 16 - Responded to report of theft of Route 42. ¦ Dec. 17 - Assisted citizen with keys locked in vehicle, Carloover. ¦ Dec. 17 - Responded to report of break-in and theft on Route 42. ¦ Dec. More...

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ Dec. 19 - Assisted citizen with well-being check of a friend in West Virginia. ¦ Dec. 19 - Received report of motor vehicle crash, Jackson River Road. ¦ Dec. 20 - Checked wellbeing of citizen, Bear Mountain Road. More...

Letters

Reedy soliders in good spirits, parents say

Editor, The Recorder, The time is speeding right along. April is in the fifth month of her tour of duty and Landon is in his third month. They both remain busy. Landon continues with day work and reports things are well. More...

2007 Christmas Mother thanks staff, volunteers and family

Editor, The Recorder, Let me begin by saying thank you to the Christmas Mother program for giving me the honor of serving as Christmas Mother. More...

Monterey approves landscape business

MONTEREY - The Highland County Planning Commission and Monterey Town Council held a joint public hearing Dec. More...

Highland planners conduct initial reviews

MONTEREY - The Highland County Planning Commission held its final meeting of the year Dec. 20. More...

What will the county do next?

MONTEREY - Now that Highland New Wind Development has the go-ahead for building its 39-megawatt commercial wind plant, county supervisors are revisiting the conditions they imposed on the company's local conditional use permit, and what Highland's More...

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Jerry Liptrap's decorated old wrecker has been a beacon on the hill on U.S. 220 north of Warm Springs for many Christmas seasons. More...

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Partygoers at The Highland Center welcomed in a New Year for a good cause: money raised from tickets purchased for the party went to the American Cancer Society. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Pool bid accepted

MONTEREY - "That is the cheapest bid you're going to get," said Highland County supervisor Jerry Rexrode at the Dec. 21 supervisors' meeting about the bid for building a new swimming pool. More...

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Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine spent the New Year's holiday in Hot Springs with his wife, Ann. They were celebrating the 55th wedding anniversary of former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton and his wife, who are Ann's parents. More...

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Allison Stump, third grade, performed "Sleigh Bells," a traditional Russian carol at the Highland Elementary School "Carols from around the World" concert Dec. 12. More...

Achievement

Jessica Young

HOT SPRINGS - Jessica Young, daughter of John and Debbie Young of Hot Springs, graduated Basic Combat Training for the U.S. Army on Oct. 12, 2007. More...

Health Connection

Home safety for the elderly

Home Sweet Home. I never gave this sign in my grandmother's kitchen much thought, but the older I get, the more significance it has for me. More...

Outdoor classroom kits available to local schools

WILLIAMSBURG - At its 69th Annual Meeting, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts announced a new project aimed to bring elementary school children closer to nature with use of an innovative means of teaching the outdoor More...

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Santa visited residents at The Springs Nursing Center Dec. 20. There were lots of presents under the lovely tree, along with cake, punch, cookies, and lots of Christmas carols. (Recorder photo by Margo Oxendine) More...

Millboro parade results

MILLBORO - The Millboro Volunteer Fire Association has announced the following award winners for the Dec. 22 Christmas parade entries. All were first- place trophies. The Judges Choice of the whole parade was the biggest trophy of all of them. More...

What's new in nature

WARM SPRINGS - Some plants are easier to find in the winter than during the growing season when they are hidden by or blend with the thick foliage of trees and shrubs. More...

Obituaries

AUDREY LEE ADAMS

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Audrey Lee Adams, 90, of 357 Aistrop Lane, Faber, formerly of Hot Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. She was born Jan. More...

EDWARD N. BAILEY

STAUNTON - Edward N. Bailey, of Staunton, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 at Lucy Corr Village in Richmond. He was born in Bluefield (formerly Graham), a son of the late Gratton M. and Ada Griffith Bailey. Mr. More...

BARBARA KNOWLSON RAY

MILLBORO - Barbara Knowlson Ray, daughter of the late James Summerville and Norah Eustis Knowlson, age 80, passed away on Dec. 23, 2007 after a period of declining health. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Ray Jr. More...

Sports

Pocahontas outlasts Rams for AMR title

Chargers finish strong in third

MONTEREY - The Pocahontas Warriors used deadly outside shooting to win the boys' Alleghany Mountain Radio Tournament for the second straight year, besting Bath in the first round, 66-50, and Highland, 60-44, in the championship game. More...

Lady Chargers runner-up to Bison in AMR tourny

Highland drops nail-biters to Bath, Craig

MONTEREY - The Bison of Buffalo Gap mowed through the competition beating Craig County 57-19 in the first round and Bath 73-24 in the championship game to win the fourth-annual Allegheny Mountain Radio tournament last weekend. More...

HMS basketball results

HMS @ Marlington Boys- MMS 38, HMS 18 Scorers: Christian Herber 7, Luke Jones 7, Shane Pitsenbarger 2, Troy Hise 2 Girls- Highland forfiet (not enough players) HMS vs. More...

Early Files

50 years ago

JANUARY 2, 1958

A Mustoe man waived to the grand jury on charges of breaking and entering and forgery in county court Tuesday and has been committed to jail. Judge I. D. More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 6, 1983

By an almost three-to-one margin, employees of Virginia Hot Springs, Inc. Thursday, Dec. 23 rejected representation by both general Teamsters Local 29 and Hotel Employees Local 863 AFL-CIO. More...

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Alan Hull of Monterey (left) assists Highland County Sheriff Milton Ralston with the return of a 300-pound safe that was stolen from Ernie's Market in the early 1980s. (Recorder file photo) More...

Opinions & Commentary

SCC stands by Virginia

Those looking for a sense of closure on the topic of wind energy in Highland County aren't going to get it anytime soon. More...

Pictorial

Supervisor David Blanchard (right), seated next to Sen. Emmett Hanger at a recent meeting of the Highland County Board of Supervisors, is one of a new generation of citizens elected to office in Bath and Highland counties, More...


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