March 6, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Wind energy project stirs questions about process

MONTEREY - Highland New Wind Development's proposal for an industrial wind plant here continues to surface before supervisors, and this week was no different. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

¦ In school board action following a closed meeting, Teresa Jones was approved as a substitute cafeteria worker. More...

Planners review new construction

MONTEREY - Highland county planners last Thursday reviewed a proposed zoning change and several conditional use permits. The main issues were all sent onto one potentially long night of public hearings beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Supervisors

¦ Highland resident Roy Gutshall, speaking on behalf of the Virginia Farm Bureau office in Monterey, accused chamber of commerce director Carolyn Pohowsky of fraud and trespass. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board

¦ The Highland school board Monday appointed Caroline Botkin as assistant track coach, Kenny Hiner for softball coach and Susan Cornelius as a teacher's assistant, More...

Agricultural center project still looking at sites

MONTEREY - Scott Smith of the Allegheny Highlands Agricultural Center Project, told Highland County supervisors Tuesday the group was negotiating for a site for the agricultural center somewhere in a four-county area consisting of Highland and Bat More...

Skit drama comes to Life Line

HOT SPRINGS - The New Life Drama Company, America's leading skit drama ministry, is coming to Life Line Ministries, on Sunday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. More...

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A line of heavy thunderstorms ahead of a cold front brought heavy rains and high winds to the Highlands Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning. Back Creek, Bullpasture and other streams and rivers reached bank full. More...

On the Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, March 11 - 7 p.m. Closed Session - 6 p.m. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ It must be getting close to spring since Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 9, at 2 a.m., when clocks need to be set forward one hour. Does anyone really stay up until 2 a.m. to set the clocks? More...

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Amanda Marie Harper is the daughter of Terry and Christy Harper and enjoys spending time with family and friends. More...

Wright Kids to perform

HOT SPRINGS - Young bluegrass sensations, The Wright Kids, will perform again at the sixth annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree on Saturday, March 29, at Bath County High School. The jamboree is from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County ¦ Feb. 26 - Responded to activated alarm in Hot Springs; everything was OK. ¦ Feb. 26 - Responded to Millboro area to check on disturbed individual. ¦ Feb. More...

Wildlife habitat workshop comes to Monterey

MONTEREY - Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a workshop for property owners interested in improving wildlife habitat on their property. More...

Clarification

In the caption for the Elsie McCormick birthday party given by her family in last weeek's issue, her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Carolyn McCormick of Williamsville, were inadvertently omitted. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

CREEK BANKS AND MARSHES - With the first weekend of Maple Festival approaching and the possibility of snow in the forecast, it is difficult to imagine wildflowers blooming in the Highlands. More...

Grants now available for recreational trails

RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation recently announced available funding for recreational trails. The program has approximately $950,000 to award in trail grants. More...

New county youth coordinator welcomed

HOT SPRINGS - The Bath County Board of Supervisors has announced that LaWanda Riley has accepted the position of youth programs coordinator effective March 17. More...

Special Sections

Schools

"Read Across America" week

Highland Elementary School held "Read Across America" week. Every year, the National Education Association sponsors this special week in conjunction with Dr. Seuss's birthday, which is March 2. More...

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Highland kindergarten was transformed into Dr. Seuss-land Wednesday when students celebrated the good doctor's birthday by dressing up as a character from his work. More...

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Bath County Public Schools held its division-wide spelling bee recently. The winner was Meghan Brown from Valley Elementary School, pictured on the left, and the runnerup was Chase Halterman from Millboro Elementary School. More...

Letters

Prayers are with the Puffenbarger family

Editor, The Recorder, We are so sorry to hear about the fire at Sis and Ivan's (Puffanbarger). We came to love and admire them during the years we lived in Highland. More...

Supervisors responsible for county's future

Editor, The Recorder, I read with interest the story about the Bath County Board of Supervisors meeting of Tuesday, Feb. 26, which I attended out of my passion and love for the greater good of the community. More...

Bath supervisors seem to offer excuses, again

Editor, The Recorder, Well, I see the Bath County Board of Supervisors has been at it again. A mere three years after the last reassessment we have another one forced upon us. More...

Festival had humble beginnings

MONTEREY - What began as a simple inquiry about the relatively inexpensive maple syrup from Highland County 50 years ago has blossomed into this area's biggest, most important annual event. It all started with a conversation. More...

Landowners in sticker shock

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County property owners received notices from the reassessment office last week and while it may be an exaggeration to say everyone is upset, all the talk around the county reflects a general dissatisfaction with the high values More...

Public a no show at budget hearing

WARM SPRINGS - Not one citizen wanted to speak Tuesday at the first public hearing held by the Bath County School Board on the proposed budget for school year 2008- 09. Superintendent Dr. More...

County roads affected by VDOT cuts

MONTEREY - Verona VDOT residency administrator James White Jr. had bad news for Highland supervisors Tuesday. "We've had significant change in our allocation," he said. "Construction funds are made up of state and federal funds. More...

Superintendent cuts budget proposal by $179,796

MONTEREY - It's the season for budget negotiations. Numbers change as quickly as the temperature, it seems. The governor makes one spending proposal, the house of delegates another and the senate still another. More...

Citizens still might sue county

MONTEREY - Highland citizens have once again reminded county supervisors of their intent to sue the board if proper conditions are not met by Highland New Wind Development LLC. In a Feb. More...

Highland's Machen begins to grow

McDOWELL - The Machen Retreat and Conference Center nestled in Highland County about nine miles south of McDowell on 678, seeks to provide a haven of respite for Christian families from all over the East Coast and beyond. More...

2008 Tiny and Little Miss Bath crowned

The Tiny Miss Bath County contestants ranged in ages from three to five, and kept their composure and smiles through the long evening. More...

Dotty's English Muffin Bread

5 cups flour (all purpose) 1 Tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt teaspoon baking soda 2 pkgs quick or rapid-rise yeast 2 cups milk cup water Cornmeal Set aside 1 cup flour. Combine remaining flour, sugar, salt, soda and yeast. More...

Rabies awareness week is March 10-15

Rabies awareness week is March 10-15. Special rabies clinics will be held at various locations throughout the area. Listed below are some of the area locations holding the special rabies clinics. More...

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Highland Medical Center held a reception last Friday for its new chief executive officer, Dr. D. Bradley Drawbaugh, third from left. To his left is his wife, Cindy Sue. To his right is Dr. More...

Fitness center opens in Monterey

MONTEREY - Still have a few extra pounds left from the holidays? Stiff from being holed up during the winter? Want to feel better naturally? Good news! More...

Blacksmithing brought alive

MONTEREY - Have you heard the ringing of iron on an anvil and felt the heat of red, hot coals in the forge? Was there a local shop and a smithy that you can remember in the Highlands? More...

March is Red Cross month

COVINGTON - The Jackson River Chapter of the Red Cross encourages you to get "Red Cross Ready" with three easy steps. They are: ¦ Prepare a disaster supply kit. ¦ Make a family communications plan and practice it. More...

Time change provides safety reminder

Replace aging smoke alarms, not just batteries

AURORA, Ill. - With the beginning of daylight-saving time and the "spring forward" time change on March 9, along with setting their clocks ahead one hour, many people will change the batteries in their smoke alarms. More...

& Bath County youth attend nature camp, scholarships presented

BY: KATHIE SCHWEND, TREASURER; NATURE CAMP COORDINATOR,

Warm Springs Valley Garden Club WARM SPRINGS - Last spring, the Warm Springs Garden Club offered two scholarships to sixth-grade children from Bath County. More...

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This view from a resort is one of the sights 4-H'ers can see during a trip Bath/Highland 4-H extension is planning this summer to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. More...

New deputy hired in Bath

HOT SPRINGS - Sherif f Larry Norfleet announces the appointment of Roberta L. Lane as a deputy sheriff for Bath County. Lane commenced duties on Feb. 15 as a secretary and dispatcher. More...

Obituaries

DARRELL WADE GUMM

MONTEREY - Darrell Wade Gumm, 73, of the Mill Gap community, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 at his home. He was born March 10, 1934 in Highland County, a son of the late Fred Aaron and Lottie Chloe White Gumm. Mr. More...

NORMA JANE HEDGE GILES

BACOVA - Norma Jane Hedge Giles, 67, of Bacova, died Monday, March 3, 2008 at her residence. She was born Dec. 14, 1940 in Princeton, W.Va., the daughter of the late Henry Ward Beacher Hedge and Helen Blanche Davis Hedge. More...

LUCILLE GUM PUFFENBARGER

HOT SPRINGS - Lucille Gum Puffenbarger, 89, of Warm Springs, died Tuesday evening, March 4, 2008 at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor. More...

Sports

Chargers beaten by Bland Bears, 65-36

BLAND - Evidence of the competitive differences in the Region C districts was played out on the court Thursday night at Bland. More...

Rams taken out by Bears, 60-40

BLAND - A two-point first quarter put the Highland Rams in a hole and the Bland Bears buried them by 20 points last Thursday evening. The game was a first round match-up in the new Region C, two division format. More...

Panthers pounce on Chargers 58-47

SALTVILLE - In sportspeak, they say you live by the three you die by the three. Last Thursday the Chargers fell ill for a quarter against Northwood and saw their season end at the hands of the Panthers. More...

Early Files

Supervisors plan to stock quail in 1972

Editor's note: The following article was taken from the April 6, 1972 edition of The Recorder. Joseph Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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This photo was taken of Mae Hull (r) and her twin sister, Faye, in 1928 when they were four years old. (Photo courtesy Mae Hull) More...

25 years ago

MARCH 10, 1983

The 25th annual Highland County Maple Festival will officially get under way here Friday night with the crowning of the Maple Queen at the Monterey Lions Club-sponsored contest. The Maple Queen competition is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. More...

Opinions & Commentary

The Nascent Chef

What's cooking ?

What's cooking? My kitchen, which is enjoying a newfound purpose, is relishing the fact that someone is cooking anything at all again, after years of being used to simply make coffee, toast bread, and microwave to-go dinners. More...

Come on in, door's open

Judging from the variety of the sometimes controversial topics in today's issue of The Recorder, one might conclude our two-county area has a lot to work out. That's true. More...

Pictorial

It's a small token of commemoration, but it carries a special weight. This year, the Highland County Chamber of Commerce is selling a 50th anniversary Maple Festival keychain - a limited edition. More...


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