February 28, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Bath property up 33%

WARM SPRINGS - David Hickey of Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal told Bath supervisors Tuesday landowners should receive letters with their new appraisals beginning Thursday. More...

Capital improvement requests

Bath County Emergency Services Service Authority Bath County Sheriff's Office Bath County Animal Control Bath County Public Schools Bath County Airport Authority More...

Monterey streets to be cleaned for Maple Festival

MONTEREY - VDOT will have a street sweeper in Monterey on Thursday and Friday Feb. 28-29, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. VDOT asks the public to refrain from parking along streets to facilitate sweeping. More...

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Elsie Shinaberry McCormick turned 90 on Feb. 12. A surprise celebration was held at the home of her granddaughter Gail M. Armstrong in New Hope. Festivities were hosted by granddaughters Armstrong and Tammy M. Gallimore. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Recreation Commission

¦ The recreation commission approved adding $600 to its budget request this year to pay for a weight room supervisor. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ Resident Sandra Peters, who has been a leader for the Weight Watchers program for six years, received the Diamond Leader award recently from the organization. More...

Governors call for regional approach to drug problems

WASHINGTON, D.C.- At the annual meeting of the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington Sunday, the governors of the member Appalachian states and the federal co-chair underscored the threat posed by substance abuse to Appalachia and called fo More...

Library Notes

¦ This Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m., as part of the library's Local Author's Series, Chris Scott will talk about and sign copies of his new book, "Highland County, Images of America. More...

The West Virginians to perform March 6

FRANKLIN W.Va. - "The West Virginians" is a nationally recognized performing group from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va. They will perform in Franklin, W.Va. in the community building on Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. More...

Highland pool bathhouse plans presented

MONTEREY - Architect Mark Paxton of Staunton presented a substantially complete set of drawings for the Monterey pool bathhouses to Highland supervisors and the pool steering committee meeting Wednesday morning. More...

K-9 4-H'ers make homemade dog biscuits

The Highland K-9 4-H club makes homemade dog biscuits. The club uses this learning experience as an annual fund-raiser. The biscuits will be available for sale during the Maple Festival to benefit club projects. More...

Workshop focuses on healthy watershed landscaping

CLIFTON FORGE - On Wednesday, March 5, a panel of local experts will discuss landscaping for a healthy watershed at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. More...

TDS warns of e-mail scams

MADISON, Wisc. - Within the last several days, TDS Internet Service customers have received a variety of fraudulent e-mails known as phishing attacks. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland preschool teachers reassigned

MONTEREY - A shift in teaching assignments at the preschool level has left some parents feeling unsettled this week, but Highland school administrators say it was a change that should alleviate stress and keep these youngest of students well on th More...

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The Bath County High School Beta Club is sponsoring the 42nd annual Little Miss Bath County Pageant on Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m, in the Bath County High School auditorium. More...

FFA member spotlight

MONTEREY - Charles Trible is a student at Highland High School. He was asked the following questions about his Future Farmers of America experience. What makes the chapter unique? The Highland FFA chapter is unique in many different ways. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County ¦ Feb. 19 - Spoke with citizen regarding possible scam. ¦ Feb. 19 - Checked on an individual driving with a medical condition in Hot Springs; subject transported to meet August County unit. ¦ Feb. More...

Letters

Safehome thanks area residents for support

Editor, The Recorder, As 2007 came to a close, Safehome Systems, Inc. reflected on what an amazing year it had been. More...

Reedys look forward to a spring homecoming

Editor, The Recorder We move ever closer to Landon's and April's return. February has come and gone bringing us 29 days closer to their homecomings. Return dates remain projected dates. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Fire should not signal end of era

Words cannot begin to express how the loss of Sis and Ivan Puffenbarger's sugar camp Tuesday night has so deeply affected the Highland community. More...

Pictorial

Jed Thomas has been at the helm of the Bolar Volunteer Fire Department for less than two years. More...

Conversations

When my in-laws proposed last fall that the family take a Caribbean cruise, I was skeptical. I didn't think a week at sea was a vacation. I remembered my time with the Coast Guard - little ships, rough seas, long hours and lots of noise. More...

Bath County sheriff back under attack by board

BY CHARLES GARRATT • STAFF WRITER

WARM SPRINGS - Supervisor Stuart Hall had Bath Sheriff Larry Norfleet in his sights Tuesday at a meeting of the Bath County Board of Supervisors. He was determined to shoot down some recent actions by the new sheriff. More...

Procedures for abuse complaints explained

MONTEREY - This week's change of teachers at Highland Preschool has prompted a lot of questions from parents, and superintendent Gary Blair says much of the situation simply cannot be disclosed publicly in order to protect the privacy of all invol More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors

¦ The board of supervisors met Tuesday at the courthouse. The abbreviated agenda was continued from the regular meeting held two weeks ago. More...

Bath capital requests top $1 million

WARM SPRINGS - While everyone is talking about recession and lean budgets, the Bath County Planning Commission approved and sent to supervisors a five year Capital Improvement Plan with just over $1 million in capital requests for the coming fisca More...

Festival to celebrate 50th year next weekend

MONTEREY - Over the next two weekends, visitors to Highland County's 50th Maple Festival will help make history happen. The festival will be held March 8-9 and March 15-16. More...

Millboro man pleads guilty to sexual assault

WARM SPRINGS - A Millboro man pleaded guilty to sexual battery of a juvenile in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday. John A. Mills, 45, pleaded to a lesser charge from the one issued in his indictment by a grand jury last month. More...

Pool is for everyone, says commission

MONTEREY - "We want people to know they can benefit from this (pool)," said Highland County Recreation Commission treasurer and pool project chairperson Maggie Cavell. More...

Agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center March 4, - 7:30 p.m. ¦ Public Hearing - James White Jr. More...

Relay For Life holds community yard sale

HOT SPRINGS - The Bath County Chapter of the American Cancer Society has announced a new event for its annual Relay for Life - a community yard sale. More...

Pendleton Pals meet at Maple Festival

MONTEREY - The Pendleton Pals will meet on Saturday, March 15, at the Highland County Museum and Heritage Center in McDowell, during the Maple Festival from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Annual Relay for Life under way

MONTEREY - The Highland County Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, May 31 at the Highland County Fairgrounds. The event will start at noon with a special ceremony honoring survivors and caretakers. More...

Farmers' market planned

MILLBORO - A farmers' market will start in the area and organizers are looking for growers interested in participating as vendors with locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and bedding plants to sell at the market once a week from June to Septem More...

RACS offers services to Bath

LEXINGTON - Rockbridge Area Community Services reminds the Bath community of the availability of their professional staff to provide presentations and training to local groups. More...

Sponaugle receives 2008 Virginia BCIA award

MONTEREY - Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association has presented the 2008 Virginia Outstanding Commercial Producer Award to Jim Sponaugle of Doe Hill. More...

Puffenbarger recognized in national Angus report

HIGHTOWN - Dareld Puffenbarger, of Hightown, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association ® for having one registered Angus cow included in the association's 2008 Pathfinder® Report. More...

See the person, not the disability

March is National Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability Awareness Month

LEXINGTON - The theme for Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Awareness month 2008 is "Success - when doors open we succeed." Rockbridge Area Community Services' community support services unit is celebrating MRDD Awareness Month i More...

Obituaries

WALKER D. BROCE

HOT SPRINGS - Walker D. Broce, 63, of Hot Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born April 3, 1944 in Marlington, W.Va., the son of the late Albert George Broce and Grace Leary Broce. Mr. More...

DOROTHY ELIZABETH BRINKLEY HISE

WARM SPRINGS - Dorothy Elizabeth Brinkley Hise, 83, of Warm Springs, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. She was born Oct. More...

RAYMOND LOYD WIMER

STAUNTON - Raymond Loyd Wimer, 88, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at Augusta Medical Center. More...

Sports

Lady Rams Pioneer District runners-up

Highland bounced from regionals in 3 OT loss to Galax

District Tournament Semis Highland 48 Parry McCluer 47, OT BUCHANAN - Rebounding from a first-half shellacking, the Highland Rams outscored the Parry McCluer Blues 19-0 in the third-quarter and escaped with a one-point overtime win Thursday More...

Chargers rolled by raging River

District Tournament James River 78 Bath 46 BUCHANAN - The James River Knights went on a 12-point run in the first quarter and outscored the Chargers by ten points in the second on their way to a 32-point win Saturday night. More...

Lady Chargers lose to Kinghts, slide by Cougars

District Tournament Semis James River 63, Bath 44 BUCHANAN - James River got a leg up in the first quarter and kicked the Chargers out of the Pioneer District tournament Thursday night. More...

Early Files

Gov. Holton visits the Maple Festival

Editor's note: The following article is taken from the March 23, 1972 issue of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. Gov. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 3, 1983

George C. Bird, chairman of the Highland County Industrial Development Authority, said Monday that the authority is continuing to follow leads for replacing the Aileen, Inc. garment factory here. The Feb. More...

50 years ago

FEBRUARY 27, 1958

RAMS GO TO FINALS IN TOURNEY - The Monterey Rams revenged two regular season losses to Middle River Tuesday night with a dramatic 53-51 win in regional tournament play at Staunton and were pared to meet North River in the championship on Wednesday More...


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