April 3, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors

. Bath County supervisors agreed Monday to adjust the public comment period at regular board meetings. More...

BCHS weight room progressing

WARM SPRINGS - A proposal by the Bath County High School Athletic Boosters to refurbish the old high school gym into a multi-purpose facility including a weight room moved a step forward Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Bath County School Boa More...

Residential wind turbine tower approved

MONTEREY - Highland will soon be home to wind turbine tower, on a farm, but it's not much like the industrial sized utility planned atop Allegheny Mountain. It will power one house, and is much smaller. More...

BZA denies Spruce Street variance

MONTEREY - The Highland County Board of Zoning Appeals denied a request last Thursday for a setback variance from George Henderson for his house on Spruce Street, Monterey. More...

Abattoirs in, sales pavilions maybe, planners say

MONTEREY - No one complained at the joint public hearing last Thursday about changes to the zoning ordinance to allow abattoirs (slaughterhouses) as a conditional use in agricultural (A-2) and light industrial (M-1) zones. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, April 8 - 6 p.m. Closed Session; 7 p.m. Regular Meeting ¦ 6 p.m. More...

Bluegrass jamboree delights many

HOT SPRINGS - If anyone missed Saturday night's sixth annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree because of the "bluegrass," then they missed an opportunity to not only hear local and regional talent, but one of America's musical roots. More...

Spring cleaning is in the air

(MS) - As we emerge from the frost of winter and begin to dare allow ourselves to think of the renewal that spring brings, let's prepare ourselves to restore our homes as well. Of course, traditionally this is referred to as "spring cleaning. More...

Births

Taiden Elijah Combs

MILLBORO - Chantry and Jessica Combs, of Millboro, announce the birth of their first child, a son, Taiden Elijah Combs, on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at Augusta Medical Center. He weighed eight pounds, nine ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Photo

Recently, Lilias Folan, known as the "First Lady of Yoga" since her ground breaking 1972 TV series Lilias! Yoga and You joined The Homestead for a women's wellness weekend. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Photo

Highland Elementary School third, fourth, and fifth grade Destination Imagination team won first place at the regional competition on March 25. More...

Sports

Spartans nip Chargers in net play

WARM SPRINGS - Tied at three wins each entering double play, the Greenbrier East girls tennis team won the last two matches taking a hard-fought match over the homestanding Chargers, 5-4, Tuesday afternoon. More...

Rams drop three to start season

Baseball Border Bash Pocahontas 15, Highland 3 Greenbrier W. 24, Highland 3 COVINGTON - The word bash has multiple meanings. More...

Charger booters sweep Bison

Robert E. Lee 2, Bath 1 OT STAUNTON - The Bath County Chargers took on Robert E. Lee in the first game back from spring break and dropped a hard-fought contest in overtime last Wedneday. "It was a heartbreaker," said Charger coach Urs Mueller. More...

Early Files

Windy Cove Church celebrates Bicentennial Day, July 25, 1976

Editor's Note: This article was gleaned from the Aug. 12, 1976 issue of The Recorder. Joseph Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

April 7, 1983 On Tuesday night, the Monterey Town Council overturned the March 14 Architectural Review Board rejection of Darwin and Patsy King's plan to replace the D. King, Inc. appliance store on Main Street with a log structure. More...

50 years ago

April 3, 1958 Lillie Halterman, seventh-grader from Blue Grass and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.R. Halterman, became the new county spelling bee champion, winning out over runner up Marie Price. More...

Former Bath sheriff defends gas expenses

WARM SPRINGS - Rising fuel prices impact the Bath County budget as much as they do private citizens. More...

Bath supervisors propose to cut budget

WARM SPRINGS - A proposed $1 million-plus cut to Bath County's budget was the result of a three-hour discussion Monday, but getting to that conclusion proved a challenge for officials, who picked the current $21,250,969 budget apart line by line. More...

Old Millboro school plans generate board discussion

WARM SPRINGS - The fate of the old school campus in Millboro is still a hot issue among residents and officials. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

. The Bath school board met Tuesday at Millboro Elementary School and approved the following appointments: Pat Whitson, fall cheerleading sponsor; Kimberly Reese, flag corps sponsor; John Young, More...

Millboro Happenings

Although we're barely into spring, a big event is coming up that needs participants and support - the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Bath County, which will be held on Saturday, May 24, at Millboro Elementary School, beginning at More...

Maple festival attendance not disappointing

MONTEREY - "It wasn't a record breaker, but some food vendors had the best year ever," said Highland County Chamber of Commerce director Carolyn Pohowsky, recapping the recent Maple Festival results. "The chamber is really pleased," she said. More...

National Healthcare Decisions Day set for April 16 at BCH

Hot Springs - Bath Community Hospital along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decisionmaking- an effort that has culminated in the formal designa More...

Highland YEP gears up for 2008 summer

MONTEREY - Are you a student, between the ages of 14 and 18, looking for a summer job? Do you know any one that fitsthat description? Does your community organization need to have any work done? More...

Home improvements can help sell your home

The real estate bubble has burst, or so the economists tell us. With this current state of affairs, sellers must do all they can to make their house the most attractive one around. More...

Wind project moving ahead; permit concerns still an issue

MONTEREY - The Highland New Wind Development wind utility project is moving ahead, H.T. 'Mac' McBride told supervisors Tuesday. "We have approval (from VDOT) for both entrances (state line and cattle crossing on Laurel Fork). More...

Designer Solutions offers floor to ceiling beauty

HOT SPRINGS - The time is right. The location is perfect. A need is filled. What more could a shop owner ask? Miranda Shotwell is delighted. Her new showroom, Designer Solutions, is open for business on Cottage Row at The Homestead. More...

Obituaries

Harley E. Woodson Sr.

MILLBORO - Harley E. Woodson Sr.,60, of 10953 Cowpasture River, Millboro, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born Feb. More...

Russell Capps Jr.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Russell A. "R.J." Capps Jr., 67, passed away March 22, 2008, while surrounded by his family. He was born July 5, 1940 in Princess Anne County. He retired from the City of Virginia Beach Treasurer's Office,Delinquent Tax Section. More...

Margaret Helen Hamilton

MUSTOE - Margaret Helen Hamilton, 94, of Mustoe, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Avante at Waynesboro. She was born Feb. 3, 1914 in Highland County, a daughter of the late Robert Kenton and Mary Emma (McLaughlin) Hamilton. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County ¦ March 25 - Assisted The Homestead security involving a subject in the casino area. Subject located. ¦ March 25 - Responded to The Homestead parking lot for trail bikes being ridden on the main road. More...

Letters

Soldier sends her thanks; expects to return soon

Editor, The Recorder, Solider April Reedy of Doe Hill recently sent the following message to friends and family, and it was shared with The Recorder: "Hi, everybody, More...

Control, accountability needed for Bath spending

Editor, The Recorder, The outrageous Bath County property assessment crisis is behind us and now is the time to come to grips with the fact that there is no free lunch. More...

Wind energy sneaking in under cloak of darkness

Editor, The Recorder, In December 2004 it was announced that an application for siting an industrial wind energy project in Pendleton County had been filed with the West Virginia Public Service Commission. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Respect, trust a must for citizens

All the hot air and bluster in Bath County the past fivemonths is an ill wind that blows no good. More...

Pictorial

Sage Wright, 11, from the Roanoke area, stole hearts and minds during Saturday night's bluegrass jamboree. More...


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