February 7, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

AMR to expand in West Virginia

MONTEREY - Allegheny Mountain Radio has the goahead for two new West Virginia transmission sites. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

¦ Highland's board of supervisors set a public hearing on the VDOT construction improvement program and six-year budget plan for its March 4 board meeting. More...

3 of 4 utility bills still afloat

RICHMOND - The legislation introduced in the General Assembly related to wind energy continue to move through the Senate and House this week. More...

Highland FFA holds first annual game show

Highland FFA's first game show, held in the Highland Elementary School gym last weekend. James Colaw captured the coyote above with a snare. The turkey below belongs to Roy Bowers. (Recorder photos by James Jacenich) More...

Theater rehearsal set for Sunday

HOT SPRINGS - The newborn Bath community theater group, christened the Mountain Valley Players, has set its first rehearsal for Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Hot Springs firehouse. More...

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Diners above at the Lions Club annual Groundhog dinner delighted in fried oyster last Saturday at the Highland Elementary School cafeteria. More...

Engagement

Plecker - Mercer

MILLBORO - Marty and Susan Plecker announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Plecker of Millboro, to Greg Mercer of Woodstock. Mr. Mercer is the son of Randa Kennedy of Woodstock and the late Scott Mercer. More...

Correction

Ben Hull was inadvertently left off the Highland High School honor roll in last week's Recorder. He was on the B honor roll for the nine weeks and the semester. More...

Flynn's photos shown at Highland County library

MONTEREY - Every once in awhile, someone can capture an idea so well that you see the world in a different way. Talking about photography with Jack Flynn presents a series of ideas that open up places in the world in an extraordinary way. More...

Births

Colleen Peyton Adams MONTEREY - Byron and Anne Adams announce the birth of their sixth child, Colleen Peyton Adams, on Friday, Feb. 1. She was born at 8:40 p.m. at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. More...

What's news in nature

FOREST LANDS - The next couple of years may be the last chance anyone will have to see eastern hemlock trees growing wild in the Highlands. More...

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The Victory Chapel WH&FM held its monthly meeting Saturday at the Avante Nursing home in Waynesboro to help Margaret Hamilton celebrate her 94th birthday. Twentyone members and friends surprised her with a party at noon. More...

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The third of an ongoing series of felting classes was held in the Highland County Arts Council's room of The Highland Center. More...

Conservation opportunities continue in '08

WARM SPRINGS - The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District are continuing to provide planning, technical, and cost-share financial assistance to farmers and other agricultural landowners fo More...

Outdoor fires are still unlawful before 4 p.m.

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Virginia Commonwealth's 4 p.m. burning law goes into effect Feb. 15, the start of spring fire season in Virginia. This law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day from Feb. More...

Chocolate festival held May 3

CLIFTON FORGE - Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 3 and start looking through your chocolate recipes. The Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center will once again host its annual fund-raiser, the Art of Chocolate Festival. More...

VCE hosts calving road show

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Cooperative Extension will host an educational road show for area cattle producers titled "Cleaning Up Your Calving Act." Producers throughout the valley will have a number of opportunities to attend this program at 7 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board prepares for budget planning

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County School Board made several personnel appointments this week, including 22 for coaching assignments. Twenty of those got affirmative votes from all five board members. More...

Bath coaching appointments

The Bath County School Board made the following coaching appointments Tuesday night at its regular monthly meeting. More...

National Board Certified teachers explain process

MONTEREY - Highland County Public School teachers Julia Blanchard and Jessica Pyle explained to school board members Monday what it takes to get become a National Board Certified Teacher through the National Board for Professional teaching standar More...

Early Files

25 years ago

FEBRUARY 10, 1983

According to Bath County Sheriff James Bryan, a Highland County resident was arrested here Monday and charged with first degree murder. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 6, 1958

The Highland County School Board adopted a set of rules to apply to all functions held on school property. The following rules will govern dress by all attending dances in Highland County school buildings. More...

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Frank Ralston Jr. and Benny Ralston pose for a photo on the front steps of The Mansion House in September 1943. (Photo courtesy Highland County Museum and Heritage Center) More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Left, Highland High School librarian Julia Blanchard with a ninth-grade English class and, top right, middle school teacher Jessica Pyle teaches sixth grade mathematics. More...

What's really at risk with federal permit?

The well-orchestrated and carefully stated position presented by supervisors Tuesday on Highland New Wind Development's project requirements is baffling, at best. More...

Pritchard House Tales

The cat's revenge or how I survived winter

One cold night during the winter of 2007 I awoke at 2 a.m. and got up to go to the bathroom and check the wood stove. The bathroom floor was very cold as I fumbled to find my slippers, which were even colder. More...

Supervisors prepare for wind project

MONTEREY - "This is probably the biggest project we've ever had in this county or probably will ever have," said Highland County supervisor Jerry Rexrode Tuesday, in reference to the industrial wind energy utility proposed for Allegheny Mountain. More...

More arrests on Bath indictments

WARM SPRINGS - More arrests were made this week in connection with 35 indictments handed down by a Bath grand jury Jan. 22. The most serious charges are against two Bath men - Elmer Mines of Warm Springs, and John Alan Mills of Millboro. More...

No big stumps at Highland's dump

MONTEREY - Highland County adopted a change to its solid waste ordinance after a public hearing on the proposal Tuesday. More...

Board won't require incidental take permit

MONTEREY - Highland County supervisor Jerry Rexrode asked county attorney Melissa Dowd to give a legal opinion on whether the county should require Highland New Wind Development to get a federal incidental take permit and habitat conservation plan More...

On the Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse - Room 115 Tuesday, Feb. 12 - 7 p.m. Closed session - 6 p.m. More...

Sweetheart Dinner celebrates love, food, fun

HOT SPRINGS - Rhett and Scarlett. Anthony and Cleopatra. Fred and Ethel. Peanut Butter and Jelly? Now that you're thinking about famous pairs, think about celebrating Valentine's Day with your sweetheart. More...

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Sun Fun & Fitness in Monterey held its first open house Saturday. Above, owner Misty Puffenbarger demonstrates an exercise to get awesome abs. Seems to have done the job. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ A number of residents enjoyed a "travel night" at the Goshen public library Jan. 30, with slides and a video of a hiking adventure along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, as they traveled down to the Colorado River and back up. More...

Engagement

Green - Bridgforth

HOT SPRINGS - Willie and Suzanne Green of Hot Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kirby Ellen Green, to William Scott Bridgforth Jr., son of Scott and Donna Bridgforth of Kenbridge. Ms. More...

Engagement

Armstrong - Colaw

MILLBORO - Rickey and Donna Armstrong of Millboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Michelle, to Michael Scott Colaw, son of Mike and Donna Colaw of Warm Springs. Ms. More...

Valentine's Day holiday centuries old

Although February 14th is celebrated as a lovers' holiday today, with the giving of candy, flowers, Valentine's Day cards and other gifts between couples in love, it originated as a tribute to St. Valentine, a Catholic bishop. More...

A rose by any other color ... what they mean

Red - sincere love & respect, courage & passion. Send red roses to convey the message of your passionate love for that someone; saying "I love you." Pink - grace and gentility, the rose of sweet thoughts. More...

FFA member spotlight: Jessie Siron

MONTEREY - Jessie Siron, 17, the daughter of Doug and Kristie Siron of Doe Hill, is a junior at Highland High School. Siron is the reporter of Highland's Future Farmers of America chapter and has been a member six years. More...

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Following the meeting of the Fiber Guild of the Allegheny Highlands, Jim Jacenich demonstrated the art of Japanese cord making (Kumihimo). More...

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Chef Randy hosted a day of gingerbread house and cookie decorating with local students in December. More...

Weather report

Temperatures for January were 2.6 degrees below normal but far from record lows. Total precipitation was just about normal but snowfall was only about half of average. John R. More...

Saxman highlights passed legislation

RICHMOND - With the 2008 General Assembly session entering its third full week, Del. Chris Saxman highlighted several pieces of legislation that have passed the House of Delegates. More...

Va. Senate repeals abusive driver fees

RICHMOND - The Virginia Senate passed legislation Thursday, Jan. 30 to repeal the unpopular abusive driver fees. Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Sen. More...

Obituaries

JOSEPH SCOTT "JOE" WATTS

LOW MOOR - Joseph Scott "Joe" Watts, age 73, of Low Moor, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. More...

MARY THOMPSON LAWSON

HUBER HEIGHTS - Mary Thompson Lawson, 95, of Huber Heights, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 at The Springfield Masonic Community. She was born April 11, 1912 in Palmira, the daughter of the late James A. Thompson and Florence Jane Miller. More...

Sports

Chargers show weapons in defeat of Rams

MONTEREY - Charger C.J. Smith shot a perfect three-for three behind the arc scoring a season-high 17 points as Bath County travelled to Highland and came away with an easy 60-32 win Tuesday evening. More...

Rams burn past cold Chargers

WARM SPRINGS - A warm break in the weather was accompanied by a sweltering lady Rams shooting streak as Highland nailed five of eight three-pointers in the first half and downed the lady Chargers 56-43 Tuesday evening. More...

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Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County ¦ Jan. 29 - Responded to a report of an accident involving a deer, Ashwood. ¦ Jan. 29 - Responded to a report of trespassing, Hot Springs. ¦ Jan. More...

Letters

Blood drive thanks community for support

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to thank all blood donors, volunteers, church groups, The Highland Center, The Recorder and radio station WVLS for their support of the past blood drives. The Highland Masonic Lodge No. More...

Mother was part of Ashwood school's history

Editor, The Recorder, I am so happy to see the old Ashwood Elementary School has been restored and rejuvenated. I attended Ashwood from 1947 to 1954 and have many fond memories of my years there. More...

Supervisors should protect county's interests

Editor, The Recorder, During an update on the Highland New Wind Development's planned industrial wind facility at the February meeting of the Highland County Board of Supervisors, the county attorney seems to have turned the conditional use permit More...



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