January 24, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Bath approves Burns Auto permit

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Board of Zoning appeals struggled for two hours Monday night to reconcile the needs of a growing small business and the view sheds of nearby residential neighbors. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

¦ The board of supervisors held a closed session Wednesday to hold a contract discussion and negotiation with commonwealth's attorney Melissa Dowd. More...

Photo

Thomas Camden, director of special collections at the Library of Virginia, displays a 1535 copy of "Ptolemy's Geography" edited by Michael Servetus, a Spanish theologian who was burned at the stake as a heretic in 1553 by the Protestant Geneva govern More...

Tiptoe Through the Tombstones

Union Chapel cemetery envelopes history, tragedy

CARLOOVER - Recently, the little church at Union Chapel enjoyed a rebirth; it is again making history. Yet, the cemetery adjacent to the chapel - built of necessity, before the church - has a rich, enduring history all its own. More...

Ashwood School holds rich history

ASHWOOD - Sometimes, a building can become so much a familiar part of the landscape that it can seem forgotten. And surely, the old Ashwood School - disbanded in 1969 in favor of a shiny new school across the road - had fallen into disrepair. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ Brrrr! Talk about turning into a human Popsicle; I hope we're all thawing out! The snow sure was beautiful to watch last weekend, though, from the comfort of a warm home for those who did not have to venture out in it. More...

Correction

Orren L. Royal, M.D. M.S. advised The Recorder that the first sentence in the eighth paragraph of his letter to the editor in the Jan. More...

FAFSA workshop scheduled

MONTEREY - Highland High School is sponsoring a Financial Aid Workshop for its juniors and seniors and their parents or guardians on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. in the school library. The snow date is Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. More...

Campground changes at Lake Moomaw

HOT SPRINGS - The Warm Springs Ranger District announces opening changes at Lake Moomaw for the 2008 season. Opening dates and camping reservations for the north end of the lake have changed. More...

Highland FFA game and wildlife show

MONTEREY - The Highland FFA will be holding the first Annual Game and Wildlife Show Friday through Sunday, Feb. 1-3, at the Highland Elementary Gymnasium. More...

FFA spotlight: Kate Obaugh

MONTEREY - Kate Obaugh, daughter of Kyle and Karla Obaugh who reside in McDowell. Kate is seventeen years old and is a junior at Highland High School. She has currently been a member of the FFA for six years. More...

On the Agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center Thursday, Jan. 24 - 7:30 p.m.

¦ Joint public hearing with Planning Commission and Town Council on amendments to the Highland County Zoning Ordinance. More...

Special Sections

Schools

MES introduces new reading program

MILLBORO - Parents and other family members have an opportunity to become involved in a new reading project with children who attend Millboro Elementary School. More...

Governor's school holds open house

CLIFTON FORGE - Dr. Julie Drewry, director of the Jackson River Governor's School, will host an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6-7 p.m. in Room 223 of Backels Hall at Dabney S. More...

Sports

Rams gang up on Wildcats, 49-27

MONTEREY - The Lady Rams shutout the Pendleton Wildcats in the third quarter and rolled to a 22-point win Monday evening. More...

Cougars feast on Malcolm-less Rams, 63-36

COVINGTON - The Covington Cougars took advantage of a Ram team missing point guard Brian Malcolm (out with an injury) and harassed the Highland backcourt into 29 turnover en route to a 27-point win Wednesday night, Jan. 16. More...

Blues hold off Chargers, 57-43

BUENA VISTA - The Parry McCluer Blues took a nine-point lead into the half and sank their foul shots down the stretch to hold off a determined Bath County team Wednesday evening, Jan. 16. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County ¦ Jan. 15 - Assisted citizen with keys locked in vehicle, Warm Springs. ¦ Jan. 15 - Responded to a complaint of mail tampering; citizen complained of opened mail in rural mailbox. Investigation is ongoing. More...

Letters

Highland County Arts Council appreciated

Editor, The Recorder, Looking over the past year's many activities of the Highland County Arts Council, we need to express our thanks and appreciation. More...

Opinions & Commentary

In the zone

Wind generation facilities and large scale developments grab most of the headlines related to land use issues in the Highlands, but as this week's story on the Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting illustrates, Bath and Highland face many iss More...

Pictorial

It is wonderfully heartwarming to see a derelict piece of Bath County history made new again, yet remain in keeping with its storied past. More...

Pritchard House Tales

Making a joyful, neighborhood noise

All my life I have loved "real music with words," and the Christmas season is my favorite because special music reserved for only then is played and sung. More...

Ashwood School rejuvenated

ASHWOOD - It was a day to remember things past. To touch, to laugh, to recall history, even to purchase a piece of it. Pat Broyles and Dean Humphries have spent three years of 14-hour days working to restore the old Ashwood School. More...

Is another wind battle in Pendleton County's future?

FRANKLIN, W.Va. - The Liberty Gap wind energy project planned for the border of Pendleton and Highland counties did not get approval from West Virginia's Public Service Commission last year, but that doesn't mean the company is giving up. More...

'No conflict' says county attorney

MONTEREY - Highland County supervisor Robin Sullenberger told the board of supervisors at Wednesday morning's meeting that he had asked county attorney Melissa Dowd to report on whether a conflict of interest was a concern for her since being elec More...

Utility bills concern Highlanders

RICHMOND - Two bills introduced in this session of the General Assembly are putting Highlanders on alert, especially if they affect the Highland New Wind Development utility planned for Allegheny Mountain. More...

Wind project permit stands; no appeals filed

RICHMOND - The deadline for appealing the State Corporation Commission's permit of Highland New Wind Development's proposal for a wind energy utility in Highland County came and went this week. More...

The Carloover Community: Who Lived Where?

Thanks to Sadie Hornbarger's history of the Union Chapel cemetery, it is easy to pinpoint just who owned which land down in the gorgeous valley at the southern tip of Bath. Descendants of many of the original landowners still live there today. More...

Photos from the Snow

From the intersection of U.S. 220 and Park Lane, the community on Little Mountain, known as French's Hill, is visible through the bare trees and enhanced with snowfall. More...

What's news in nature?

DAMP WOODLANDS - Today they are small plants creeping along the forest floor, but millions of years ago, club mosses dominated the plant world and stood as tall as giant trees. More...

Highland Center celebrates 10th anniversary

MONTEREY - On Monday, Jan. 14, members of The Highland Center met to celebrate the Center's tenth anniversary. More...

Meet Your Neighbor

If anyone anywhere needs any information about goats, Herman Puffenbarger is the man to see! He raises a number of breeds of goats and can recite so many different ones in a matter of seconds, your head will spin! More...

Cowpasture River watershed workshop series

CLIFTON FORGE - Do you know what a watershed is or why it is important? If you used water today, you should. A watershed is an area of land that drains into an underground water supply, local stream, lake, small holding pond or wetland. More...

Obituaries

TIMOTHY ARNOLD SIRON

MONTEREY - Timothy Arnold Siron, 42, of Monterey, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born Oct. 22, 1965 in Staunton, a son of Gaynelle Patterson Siron and the late Eddie A. Siron. More...

ROSEMARY "KATHLEEN" HALTERMAN

MONTEREY - Rosemary "Kathleen" Halterman, 79, of Monterey, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital. She was born Feb. 4, 1928 in the Back Creek area of Highland County, a daughter of the late Sidney and Mary Page Lowry. More...

WILLIAM "BEBO" FREDERICK BROWN

MILLBORO - William "Bebo" Frederick Brown, age 67, of Millboro died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 at his residence. Born May 16, 1940 in Bath County, he was a son of the late Clarence and Thelma Sherman Brown. Mr. More...

Religion

Word of Faith celebrates 30 years of worship

MONTEREY - In January 1978, Chip and Darlene Hill started a Bible study group in their home in Mill Gap, one that evolved and grew into a full-time church. More...

Faith evolves through the years

MONTEREY - Word of Faith Church in Monterey began as a Bible study group in the Mill Gap home of Chip hill and his wife, Darlene, in January 1978. More...

Ministry programs serve community

MONTEREY - Word of Faith Church members come from five counties - Highland, Bath, and Augusta counties, and Pocahontas and Pendleton in West Virginia. Word of Faith hosts annual Bible conferences of nationally known speakers. More...

Early Files

The 'King' of storms: Great Blizzard of 1890 is recalled

Editor's note: This article was published in the March 14, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher. More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 27, 1983

The Highland County Board of Supervisors accepted the $46,073 total contract bid offered by Wiliam Simmons of Monterey Monday night for renovations to the old fire house building here. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 23, 1958

Betty L. Jack, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Jack of Blue Grass , is completing her Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Tex. More...


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