January 10, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Trooper reminds drivers accidents should be reported

MILLBORO - On Sunday morning, Jan. 6, the Bath County sheriff's department received a call about a damaged vehicle that had been driven over an embankment. It had been traveling north on Route 687. More...

See a Show!

Community theater a possibility in Bath?

WARM SPRINGS - Curtain up! Light the lights! We've got nothing to hit but the heights! If you hear Ethel Merman singing "Everything's Coming Up Roses," chances are the theater is in your blood. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland Supervisors

¦ At their first meeting of the year Jan. 2, supervisors elected Jerry Rexrode chairman and David Blanchard vice chairman. More...

Supervisor declines media interviews except at meetings

MONTEREY - "I have had calls from the editor of the paper, The Recorder," Highland County supervisor Jerry Rexrode told the board last Wednesday. "I don't trust them all that much. I made an offer. More...

Halterman receives award

TROUTVILLE - On Jan. 5, Troutville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department held its annual awards banquet at Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center. During the banquet, Amy Halterman was recognized by the rescue squad as member of the year. More...

Engagement

Smith - Vandevander

McDOWELL - Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Smith of McDowell, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Kay, to Zachary Taylor Vandevander, son of Debra Parker of Monterey and the late Charles E. Vandevander. More...

Academic Achievement

Adam Thomas

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - On Nov. 16, Adam Thomas, son of James and Tammy Thomas of Hot Springs, graduated from NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C. Thomas was on the director's honor list and graduated with a GPA of 3.86. More...

Kidney transplant fund-raiser under way

COVINGTON - A fund-raising effort is under way to assist a Covington man in need of a kidney transplant. Gary A. Williams, 38, of Covington is scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant on Feb. More...

FFA spotlight: Sean Duff

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles written by the Highland FFA about outstanding members of the FFA. MONTEREY - Sean Duff, son of Tim and Terry Duff of Mill Gap, is a senior at Highland High School. More...

Kimberly Badgley

MONTEREY - Kimberly Badgley, daughter of Steve and Debbie Badgley of Stuarts Draft, has graduated from Marine Corps Basic Training at Parris Island, S.C. After recruiting duty in Staunton, Pvt. Badgley reported to Camp Lejeune, N.C, on Dec. More...

Weather report

December precipitation was 1.8 inches above normal, while 2007 precipitation was 7.4 inches above normal. Temperatures for the month were somewhat above average but nowhere near record levels. John R. More...

Agriculture census form deadline nears

RICHMOND - In late December, farmers throughout Virginia received Census of Agriculture reporting forms from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. NASS reminds farmers the deadline for returning the completed forms is Feb. 4. More...

Building permits

Highland County MONTEREY - The following building permits were issued by the Highland County Department of Building and Zoning in the month of November 2007: Blue Grass district - Donald Hedrick, manufactured home. More...

USDA disaster payments begin

LEXINGTON - Jacquelin P. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board ¦ The school board held its first meeting of the year Monday. It was the first meeting for all three new members of the board: Kirk Billingsley, Jim Blagg and John Moyers. More...

School board appoints Ryder chairman

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County School Board began the new year Wednesday with two new members, and elected senior member Eddie Ryder to chair in the coming year. More...

Sports

Lady Chargers start year 2-0 in Pioneer

Bath 47, Craig 42 WARM SPRINGS - Holding a slim one-point lead to start the fourth quarter, the Bath County Chargers outscored the Rockets of Craig County 17-13 in the final period to escape with a district-opening win Thursday night. More...

Bath boys win 2 after loss to Gap

Buffalo Gap 63, Bath 47 SWOOPE - A cold shooting snap welcomed the Chargers to the new year as they fell to Bison of Buffalo Gap Wednesday, Jan. 2. More...

Rams end 4-game skid with decison over Rockets

James River 60 Highland 34 MONTEREY - The Knights of James River stormed to a 19-5 first-quarter lead and cruised to a 26-point victory over the Highland Rams Thursday night. More...

Letters

Who will monitor the monitors in Highland?

Editor, The Recorder, Highland County Board of Supervisors member Jerry Rexrode is to be commended for taking on the task of purging absentee landowners from the voting rolls. More...

Thanks for giving Springs residents a great holiday

Editor, The Recorder, Let me begin by first saying thank you to each and every person who gave of their time and energy for our residents at The Springs Nursing Center. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

So far, the Highland County Economic Development Authority has been a vast improvement over its predecessor, the Industrial Development Authority. The name change isn't the only reason for the renewed vitality. More...

Highland needs plan for planner

Planning commission members are limited in their authority, but there are few officials in our area more important right now than those charged with reviewing the specifics of land use in building and zoning. More...

Life in Egypt

Renovation: Home for the holidays

After nearly two years of working on our old house, we finally reached the "done enough" stage. We finally in. More...

Slaughter facility, ag center: Where should one be built?

MONTEREY - The proposed change to Highland's zoning ordinance to allow slaughterhouses by conditional use in agriculture and light industrial zones reached the Monterey Town Council last week, and not everyone was happy with what they heard. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland Economic Development Authority

¦ The economic development authority met Tuesday at The Highland Center and agreed to ask supervisors to budget $1,500 for the EDA, the same as last year, More...

In Brief . . .

Monterey Town Council

¦ Jan. 3 Monterey mayor Janice Warner told town council Joe Winfield of the Department of Environmental Quality told her there was a fivemonth backlog of other cases to go through before DEQ could look at Monterey's plans for More...

Planning position open in Highland

MONTEREY - A vacancy exists on the Highland County Planning Commission. Crysta Stanton declined reappointment to the commission and her term expired Dec. 31. More...

Wind project, next steps: 'Wait and see'

MONTEREY - "As for the wind energy decision, I don't think there is really anything to be said about that," said Highland County supervisor Robin Sullenberger during the board member comment period at the Jan. 2 meeting. Dec. More...

What's new in nature?

WARM SPRINGS - Winter time presents the nature lover an opportunity to see and find some things that are more difficult to locate or identify during the growing season. More...

Engagement

Peery - Turner

HOT SPRINGS - Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lee Peery Jr. of Hot Springs, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Nicole Peery to Jason Wayne Turner, son of Phil and Lynn Turner of Charles Town, W.Va. and Tim and Arleen McCoy of Maryland. More...

E-911 coordinator, sheriff issue resolved, board says

WARM SPRINGS - For the second month in a row, the Bath County Board of Supervisors moved its monthly meeting upstairs to the circuit courtroom to accommodate an overflow crowd. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ A Geography Bee is being held today, Jan. 10, from 2:15-3:15 p.m., at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Photo

Cindy Huertas moved to Monterey recently from Fort Davis, Texas for love. Her long-distance romance with local businessman Kenny Herold of H&H Cash Store has turned out to be a good thing in more ways than one. More...

Academic Honor

Cheyna Larie Hull

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - On Dec. 15, Cheyna Larie Hull received a bachelor's degrees in psychology and human development and family studies, with a minor in Christian studies from Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn. More...

Valley Supermarket names manager

MITCHELLTOWN - Jeff and Christie Ford, owners of Valley Supermarket in Mitchelltown, have announced the appointment of Jeff Woodzell as store operations manager. Woodzell is familiar to most residents as he was born and reared in Bath County. More...

Road closes in Bath County for bridge work, January 15-16

STAUNTON - Route 609 at Dry Run in Bath County will close on Tuesday, Jan. 15 and Wednesday, Jan. 16 for bridge work. This location is half a mile south of Route 670. Crews will replace structure beams and timber decking. More...

Cattle conference scheduled

STAUNTON - Area cattle producers are invited to attend the Virginia Pasture Cattle Conference before taking in the Virginia Farm Show. The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn in Staunton on Wednesday, Jan. More...

McDowell Christmas decoration winners announced

McDOWELL - The Stonewall Ruritan Club offered the communities of McDowell, Doe Hill and Head Waters a decoration contest during this Christmas season. Because the event was so well received, the Ruritans would like to make this an annual event. More...

Obituaries

CLAUDE RODGERS BALDWIN

STAUNTON - Claude Rodgers Baldwin, 87, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 in Augusta Medical Center. Born June 2, 1920 at Boulder in Bath County, he was the son of the Rev. J. Roy and Mabel Rodgers Baldwin. Mr. More...

CHARLES "SKEET" ALEXANDER BRAXTON

HOT SPRINGS - Charles "Skeet" Alexander Braxton, 67, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor. He was born Jan. 18, 1940 in Hot Springs, the son of the late Beverly L. Braxton Sr. More...

LESTER F. BENSON

SEAFORD, Del. - Lester F. Benson, 77, of Seaford, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Laurel, Del., he was the son of the late John and Lulu Benson. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County ¦ Jan. 1 - Responded to a complaint in the Williamsville area. ¦ Jan. 2 - Assisted citizen with keys locked in vehicle, Hot Springs. ¦ Jan. 2 - Assisted citizen with keys locked in vehicle, Warm Springs. More...

Early Files

25 years ago

JANUARY 13, 1983

J. Ralph Hammer of Monterey has been appointed to the Highland County School Board Selection Commission by Judge William S. Moffett of the Highland County Circuit Court. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 9, 1958

Highland Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors at its latest meeting voted to join Shenandoah Valley Inc. for the year 1958 and named a slate of six county directors to the board of that organization. More...

Bath County library completes 10 years of community service

Editor's note: The following article was taken from the Jan. 20, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher. More...


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