January 31, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

What is the definition of property?

MONTEREY - Part of the discussion at the Jan. 24 hearing on slaughterhouses involved the definition of property. Supervisor Jerry Rexrode asserted that property line and lot line were not the same. More...

One client's personal story

MILLBORO - I am a client of the Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic, one among the more than 2,000 active patients the facility has served since opening in 1998. More...

FOBPC weighs in on wind energy in national forests

Editor's note: The following letter was written Jan. 20 by Larry Thomas, vice president of Friends of Beautiful Pendleton County, and sent to the U.S. More...

Highlanders promote youth oriented discussion

MONTEREY - The years 1968 to 1988 were a time of great change in American history. More...

Hevener tours Spanish ag plants

MONTEREY - Thomas Hevener Jr. leaned forward in his chair as he talked about his trip to Spain with Future Farmers of America. More...

Utility bills concern Highlanders

RICHMOND - Of the two Senate bills introduced in this session of the General Assembly related to wind energy, one still sits in committee and another has been withdrawn. Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Va. More...

Shumate pursues broadcasting career

NORFOLK - Lauren Shumate made the dean's list at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, with a 3.5 GPA. In May, she will graduate with a degree in communications. More...

BCPL has high-speed

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County Library continues to be the hub of the community. Many people use the library every day for different reasons. Some just come to check out the latest bestseller or to read the newspapers. More...

On the Agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center Wednesday, Feb. 5 , 7:30 p.m.

¦ James White Jr., Verona residency administrator reports on county roads and projects; scheduling public hearing on secondary road construction improvement program and budget; revenue sharing. More...

Dairy barn restoration recognized by preservation association

WARM SPRINGS- Last week the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities presented Homestead Preserve the 2008 Outstanding Adaptive Use Award for its $6 million restoration and renovation of the Old Dairy Community Center in Warm Spring More...

Non-insured assistance program deadline

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

Wildlife conference held Feb. 23

ROANOKE - The Woods and Wildlife Conference for owners of large and small tracts of land will be held on Saturday, Feb. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Highland Elementary School MONTEREY - Teresa Blum, principal of Highland Elementary School, has announced the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the grading period. More...

Academic Honor

HARRISONBURG - Pam Stephenson was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at James Madison University with a GPA of 3.82. She is a senior social work major and is currently completing an internship at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County ¦ Jan. 22 - Responded to a residential alarm, Hot Springs. ¦ Jan. 22 - Responded to an alarm, Carloover. ¦ Jan. More...

Letters

Reedys grateful for support over holidays

Editor, The Recorder, Time marches on. It is difficult to believe that January 2008 has almost passed. In approximately three months, Landon and April will be back at their mobilization stations for demobilization. More...

New sheriff can help keep Bath like 'Mayberry'

Editor, The Recorder, I wouldn't go so far as to say Bath County is a paradise, as Sheriff Norfleet stated, (Opinion & Commentary, Jan. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Take time to do it right

The Highland County Planning Commission decided, after last Thursday's public hearing, to send the slaughterhouse zoning ordinance amendment back to the board of supervisors and Monterey Town Council for a rewrite. More...

Pictorial

Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic administrative assistant Karen Givens doesn't even have time to stop for a photo on a busy Tuesday morning. Every day is a busy day at the Free Clinic in Low Moor. More...

The Nascent Chef

Restaurant girl changes course

Longtime Recorder readers will perhaps remember an old column about the time I was forced to cook Thanksgiving dinner. Some 10 years later, folks still stop me in the street in November and inquire, "Are you cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? More...

Highland wind project largely 'symbolic,' SCC commissioner says

RICHMOND - With nearly 19 years under his belt as a commissioner for Virginia's State Corporation Commission, Judge Theodore "Ted" V. Morrison Jr. knows a thing or two about electric utilities. More...

County postpones decision on slaughterhouse zoning change

MONTEREY - The Highland County Planning Commission sent back to the board of supervisors and Monterey town council a proposed change to the zoning ordinance adding slaughterhouses as a conditional use in general agriculture (A-2) and light industr More...

Planners send horses back to supes

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Planning Commission voted 3-1 Monday to send a draft land-use regulation allowing horses in residential districts as a conditional use to county supervisors. More...

Friends of Pendleton reply to U.S. Fish & Wildlife

FRANKLIN, W.Va. - When Larry Thomas submitted a request for information on a pending wind energy project in Pendleton County, he was surprised to learn there was another utility being explored in his area. More...

35 indictments from Bath grand jury

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County's grand jury last week returned 35 indictments; many of them multiple charges against individuals. This week, Bath Sheriff Larry Norfleet's deputies arrested four people on a total 24 counts; more arrests are slated. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The Rescue Squad meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24, had good membership attendance. It was reported the squad responded to five calls in December and had a total 290 service hours. More...

It's a tree! It's a tower! It's a steath pine tree?

It's a tree! It's a tower! It's a stealth pine tree? Smack dab in the center of downtown Hot Springs, behind The Homestead laundry, a tree has grown up quite rapidly. More...

FFA member spot light

MONTEREY - Brandon James Lightner, 18, the son of James and Carol Lightner of Mill Gap, is a senior at Highland County High School and has been a member of the Future Farmers of America for seven years. More...

Seasonal weather greets Winterfest revelers

Artist Chris Wyer works on an ice scupture of a woman skating. Wyer turned an ordinary block of ice into a work of art using a chain saw and grinders with an assortment of bits. (Recorder photos by Geoff Cox) More...

DSLCC scholarships for firefighter dependents

CLIFTON FORGE - The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation announces the availability of the Virginia Firefighters Foundation Scholarship. More...

What's news in nature

WARM SPRINGS - Winter in the Highlands is a difficult time for plants and animals. But winter also offers some opportunities to plants adapted to the cold. Two of those winter-adapted Highland natives are orchids. More...

USDA disaster eligibility extended

LEXINGTON - Christopher S. Ashby, County Executive Director for USDA Farm Service Agency in Lexington, announced that eligible farmers and ranchers who suffered livestock, livestock feed and crop losses that occurred before Dec. More...

Obituaries

GRADY ALLEN ROBERTS SR.

BURNSVILLE - Grady Allen Roberts Sr., 76, of Burnsville, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 27, 1931 at Burnsville, a son of the late Clarence Lacy and Mary Virginia Pullin Roberts. More...

Sports

Chargers drop 2 as district heats up

Covington 53, Bath 52 WARM SPRINGS - A ghost foul on a steal attempt by Charger Gates Herscher put Cougar Jacob Grimes at the line to win the game in the waning seconds with the Chargers up by one. More...

Rockets and Cougars fall to Lady Chargers

Bath 32, Craig 29 NEW CASTLE - After a well-needed week off to rest ailing players, the lady Chargers started sluggish but kept within striking distance with a harassing defense and out-scored the Rockets by 10 points in the More...

Lady Rams slam Rockets

James River 41 Highland 32 BUCHANAN - The Highland lady Rams held a slim 14-13 halftime lead over the district-leading Knights, but adjustments out of the locker room helped James River double-up the Rams in the third period and win by nine We More...

Early Files

On the Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Jan. 8 - 7 p.m. Closed session - 5:30 p.m.

Closed meeting ¦ Closed meeting for consultation with legal counsel and discussion of personnel matters regarding assignment, appointment and compensation, in the conference room on the ground floor of the courthouse. More...

Great blizzard of 1890 is recalled, part 2

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

FEBRUARY 3, 1983

The Tuesday night meeting of the Bath County School Board included a public hearing to gain input on a proposed weighted class rank rated system. More...


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