March 27, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Museum Hopping

C&O Depot enjoys new life, celebrates history

COVINGTON - We've all been there thousands of times. Many of us recall the "good old days" in Covington - the vital, teeming downtown, the panoply of places to see and things to do. More...

Commission surprised by loss of director

MONTEREY - The Highland school budget for next year is near completion and if passed as proposed the schools will no long longer pay for an athletic director position. More...

Smoke fills skies from Bath prescribed burn

WARM SPRINGS - The sky midday Tuesday turned to a cloudy haze, but it wasn't from approaching bad weather. The Warm Springs Ranger District of the U.S. More...

Eagle watchers succeed in banding birds

MONTEREY - The idea of holding a spring birding marathon to raise money for golden eagle research in Highland County was hatched in the minds of Patti Reum of Hightown, chairperson, and Kurt Gaskill, event consultant, of Northern Virginia, in Janu More...

Donation

MeadWestvaco's Covington mill recently made a donation in support of the sixth annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree. The event is being held on Saturday, March 29, at Bath County High School as a fund-raiser for Allegheny Mountain Radio. More...

Warm Springs Ranger District campground updates

WARM SPRINGS - At the Bolar Mountain Recreation Area on the north end of Lake Moomaw, opening dates and reservation availability have changed from previous years. Campground 3 will be the first to open on April 3. More...

Small Steps to Health & Wealth class to be held

MONTEREY- Have you thought about making changes in your life? More...

Meet Your Neighbor

Sandy Hevener has lived in the Blue Grass area for more than 30 years, with her husband Edmund, in a pre Civil War white farm house. They have two children, Amanda and Randolph. More...

ARH surgeon presents colorectal cancer program

Low Moor - According the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States (excluding skin cancers). More...

Wild fires a hazard this spring, USFS says

Charlottesville - Spring has sprung and people now spend more time out of doors enjoying the mild temperatures and spring blooms. They need to remember that along with the joys of spring, there are also some dangers. More...

Special Sections

Schools

On Campus

Standouts Jake and John Phillips as they prepare for their senior seasons of college football. In Williamsburg, Jake returns as the Colonial Athletic Association's most experienced quarterback for William & Mary. More...

Sports

Rams ready to play - field not

MONTEREY - Although an equal amount of new faces join an experienced core for the Highland Ram baseball team as it startd the 2008 season, inexperience may not be the largest obstacle to kicking off a good year on the diamond. More...

Lady Rams look to turn corner in softball

Pioneer District extends JV waiver

McDOWELL - Spring is the season of renewal. With 17 players and a new coach, this April could be the renewal of the Highland softball program. Two years ago the Rams had difficultyfielding a team on the varsity level. More...

New Coach

New Ram softball team coach Kenny Hiner works batting practice. Hiner is in his first year at the high school helm. Hiner coached many of the lady Rams in little league and looks forward to a productive season. (Recorder photo by Geoff Cox) More...

Early Files

Mrs. Levie Hannah: Nonagenarian easily recalls simpler days, ways of life

MUSTOE - When a person has 95 years of living on her timecard, she can tell folks "a lot about the times, and how they've changed," And, Time has to be spelled with a capital letter when one reaches this age; it is an old friend with whom you are More...

25 years ago

March 31, 1983

During the early morning hours Saturday, a car thief passed through Highland County and the surrounding counties, stealing and abandoning three vehicles in the process. At approximately 1 a.m. More...

50 years ago

March 27, 1958

Many county residents are confused about the proper numbers to call in reporting fires. The following list has been prepared by the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department and is official. More...

Bath County board meeting gets testy

WARM SPRINGS - Despite pleas from supervisors to "put this behind us," former county administrator Claire Collins and other Bath residents interrupted proceedings during last Thursday's meeting of the board. More...

Schools recommend $4.5 million budget

MONTEREY - The Highland County School Board approved a $4,545,178 budget after last Wednesday's public hearing. The budget, much the same as superintendent Gary Blair proposed earlier in the month, includes a 2 percent raise for teachers. More...

Bath sheriff's accusations investigated

WARM SPRINGS - Following four months of nearly continuous accusations, Sheriff Larry Norfleetis beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Supervisor Stuart Hall targeted Norfleetwith charges at a board meeting in late February. More...

Rec commission revisits pool project details

MONTEREY - The Highland County Recreation Commission came to Monday's monthly meeting armed with questions and answers, eager to clear up any misinformation citizens may have about the evolving swimming pool project. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors

¦ Last Thursday, Bath supervisors accepted the Capital Improvement Plan as submitted by the planning commission. More...

Woodworkers organize in Highland

MONTEREY - Twentytwo woodworkers, ranging from part-time hobbyists to full-time artisans, most from Highland, and two from Bath County, held the first meeting of the Allegheny Highlands Woodworkers Guild. More...

Weaver makes her home, business in Millboro

MILLBORO - In Japan, they're revered as living treasures, artisans who preserve and teach ancient arts and crafts. In Millboro, such an honor could be bestowed on Mary Barnes, who carries on the traditional crafts of hand weaving and bookmaking. More...

Easter

The Rev. David Boger of McDowell United Methodist Church portrayed a moneychanger in the temple marketplace during Good Friday's Tenebrae observance. (Recorder photos by James Jacenich) More...

On the Agenda

Highland County Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center Tuesday, April 1 - 7:30 p.m. ¦ James White Jr., Verona residency administrator reports on county roads and projects. More...

Maple Festival

Bath County 4-H members Courtney Maddow (left) and Emily Black helped clean tables at this year's Maple Festival in Bolar. More...

Local TV stars battle on set

MONTEREY - If you are looking for a hilarious evening to shake off the last of the Maple Festival blues, The Kitchen Witches is the play for you. More...

4-H members can register for upcoming '08 Congress

Monterey - Highland and Bath County senior 4-H members can register for the 2008 State 4-H Congress. This year's event will be held on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg from Monday, June 23 to Thursday, June 26. More...

Obituaries

Ollie Torence McManamay

Warm Springs - Ollie Torrence McManamay, 86, of Warm Springs, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs. She was born Dec. More...

laura beverage

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - Laura Wilson Beverage, 91, a retail saleswoman for Belk Lindsey for 40 years, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. She was born in Doe Hill, Va. More...

Lucille Lillian Swartz

BOLAR - Lucille Lillian Swartz, 92, of Bolar, died Saturday, March 22, 2008 at the home of her son, Marty Swartz in Manning, S.C. She was born Nov. 22, 1915 in Bath County, a daughter of the late John B. and Zella Lillian Eakle Cobb. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County ¦ March 18 - Responded to a dispute, Mitchelltown. ¦ March 19 - Spoke with citizen who had questions about uninsured motorists. ¦ March 19 - Assisted a citizen in a situation. More...

Letters

Supervisors should air differences in private

Editor, The Recorder, Am I the only one that has noticed that the Bath County supervisors' meetings seem to have turned into a place to air your personal dislikes and vendettas? More...

Letters to The Recorder:

The Recorder welcomes opinions from our readers. Letters should be typed or clearly hand-printed and kept as brief and to-the-point as possible. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Are they smarter than 5th graders?

Highland County is preparing to spend as much as $17,500 per student next year to educate children in our one public school division - a figure that sounds closer to college tuition or private school. More...

Pictorial

Highland High School's nutrition and wellness class Highland Elementary School third graders, including (l-r) Patricia Lindsay, Allison Stump and Dale Smith, More...

Easter dinner a hoppy occasion

The Nascent Chef

For the first time ever, I've cooked Easter dinner. I was excited about the possibility for weeks. What would I fix?Which seasonings would I use? How in the world would I manage to get everything ready at the same time? More...



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