April 10, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

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Highland County Economic Development Authority

Highland's EDA met Tuesday and reviewed some recent economic initiatives. Highland supervisor David Blanchard attended and spoke of his participation in the recently formed Highlands Woodworkers Guild. More...

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Monterey Town Council

Highland County Recreation Commission chair Sherry Sullenberger asked town council last Thursday to waive the $1,125 meter connection fee for the proposed Highland County swimming pool. More...

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Bath County Supervisors

Bath supervisors approved a rezoning request by Jay and Claudia Trinca for 0.55 acres on Route 39 west of Warm Springs. More...

Meeting Notice

Members of the Highland County Board of Supervisors will attend an Economic Development Authority meeting Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at The Highland Center in Monterey. More...

Reassessment confuses residents

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County supervisors commented briefly Tuesday on a recent letter by David Hickey, president of Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal, while discussing the impact of canceling the recent reappraisal could have on county revenue. More...

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Highland County School Board

The senior trip to Virginia Beach is set for May 26-29. Board member Jim Blagg said the late submission of the request put the board in an awkward position of not having time to review the proposal. Board member John Moyers Jr. More...

Births

Hayden Jacob Paxton

LEXINGTON - Eric and Suzanna Paxton announce the birth of a son, Hayden Jacob Paxton, born March 8, 2008 at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington. He weighed 6 pounds and fiveounces, and was 20 inches long. More...

Camp Accovac to host women's retreat

MILLBORO - Camp Accovac will host a women's retreat April 11 and 12. The theme will be "Awake, Sleeping Beauty." Praise and worship for each service will be led by the Rev. and Mrs. More...

DEQ to hold public meeting on Strait Creek water study

MONTEREY - The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission will host a public meeting on April 22 in Monterey on a water quality study for Strait Creek and West Strait Creek. More...

BCSO issues scam alert

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County Sheriff, Larry Norfleetwould like to make the citizens aware of a phone scam operated in Bath County at the present time. More...

Homestead Preserve to release its first charter home

HOT SPRINGS - Homestead Preserve will releasing its first "charter home" next month, offering owners and prospective owners the first opportunity to have immediate access to an architecturally historic and fully furnished turnkey residence. More...

Discovery Channel filming in Bath, helicopter used to cluster bomb

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Millboro Happenings

An open house and ribbon cutting is planned this Saturday, April 12, from 2-5 p.m., at Allegheny Mountain Radio's station in Warm Springs behind the high school. A ribbon-cutting with the Bath County Chamber of Commerce will be held at 3 p.m. More...

Free clinic to hold poker run

COVINGTON - On April 19, the Alleghany Free Clinic will be having its second annual poker run. The ride starts and ends at Belly Up Café. Bikes or cars can leave between 10 a.m. and noon. Prize for the best hand is $500. More...

WCHG hosts open house

HOT SPRINGS - Local radio station WCHG in Hot Springs will host an open house on Saturday, April 12 from 2-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop by to see the "new" station. More...

Clean-up day scheduled

WARM SPRINGS - The seventh annual Bath County Spring Clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 19. This is a county-wide event and everyone is welcome. More...

Bluegrass Jamboree raises about $5,000 for AMR

WARM SPRINGS - The recent Bath Bluegrass Jamboree raised approximately $5,000 for non-profit Allegheny Mountain Radio. According to WCHG station coordinator Bonnie Gills, final figures were still being tabulated this week. More...

ARH offers information on wills, directives

LOW MOOR - Alleghany Regional Hospital will participate in National Healthcare Decision Day on April 16 by offering free advance directives forms and information on living wills and naming an agent for health care decisions. More...

Jackson River Garden Center springs into bloom

COVINGTON - Spring has sprung, as they say, and nowhere is this more evident than at Jackson River Garden Center in Covington. Connie Morgan and her husband, Jerry, bought the place in 2002. More...

Invasive plant control sign-up begins April 15

MONTEREY - The Highland County Board of Supervisors has approved and broadened an invasive plant control program under which Highland landowners can apply for an incentive payment to offset chemical control costs for ridding property of targeted i More...

Bath library celebrates National Library Week

HOT SPRINGS - The Bath County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week April 13-17 with the theme, "Join the circle of knowledge at your library." Patrons and visitors are encouraged to stop by the library, get a library card and check More...

IRS payment packages go out

WASHINGTON - Starting next week, the Internal Revenue Service will mail special information packages to 20.5 million recipients of Social Security or Veterans Affairs benefits to help them get their 2008 economic stimulus payment. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Millboro students participate in DI challenges

MILLBORO - This year, Millboro Elementary School sent four teams to the Jefferson Region Destination Imagination competition, which was held on March 15 at Western Albemarle High School in Crozet. More...

4-H club to go to Dominican Republic

MONTEREY - Many people know that the word "hola" means "hello" in Spanish, but did you know a few students have chosen to study Spanish beyond school? More...

VES celebrates 'Read Across America Day'

HOT SPRINGS - Valley Elementary School celebrated "Read Across America Day" with guest readers, costumes, decorations, and writing contests. The school was transformed into "Seussville" in honor of the great author, Dr. Seuss. More...

Early Files

Early history of Hidden Valley recounted

Editor's note: This article was gleaned from the Sept. 16, 1976 edition of The Recorder. Joseph Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

April 14, 1983 According to the Highland/Bath sanitarian James Thompson, the third confirmedcase of rabies has been identified in the two-county area. More...

50 years ago

April 10, 1958 The weaving school operated by the Highland County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Virginia Craft Guild, Inc., is now in about its tenth week of operation and interest is continuing to build. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pooling resources a challenge

Officials in Highland County are awash in numbers, as they are this time every year during the annual budget review, and as usual, there's little room to maneuver. More...

Pictorial

Bath law enforcement officer Lt. Noel "Timmy" Dunnagan got high marks this week for his persistent follow-up on two county break-ins that resulted in arrests in Fluvanna County. More...

Millboro official examines flooding area

Supervisor's Update

First of all, I need to say that it has been a pleasure to get to know the many dedicated, fine people who serve the citizens of Bath County every day - the clerks, office assistants, groundskeepers, department heads, and elected officials. More...

2-cent tax hike to come?

Highland officials struggle to make ends meet

MONTEREY - Thirty-eight cents on the $100 valuation property tax rate is one of the lowest rates in Virginia, but that doesn't matter to landowners who complain they have trouble paying that amount. More...

Four arrested on drug charges in Bath

HOT SPRINGS - Deputies from the Bath County Sheriff's Department, along with members of the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force, arrested four people last week on drug related charges. More...

Sexual assault trial results in conviction

WARM SPRINGS - A 56-year-old man was convicted of aggravated sexual battery against a 14-year-old girl in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday. More...

Old Millboro school decision delayed again

WARM SPRINGS - John Garland of Spectrum Associates sat patiently for almost fivehours Tuesday waiting for Bath supervisors to get to scheduled action on the old Millboro school campus only to agree to wait another 90 days while a citizen group fro More...

Comment heated on rules of public comment

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County supervisors voted Tuesday to impose new rules on the two public comment periods normally held during each regular board meeting. More...

Workshop whets appetites of local entrepreneurs

BOLAR - Did you know that Virginia is ranked No. 1 for business by Forbes.com the last two years? And that Entrepreneur.com named Virginia second best for entrepreneurs, Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc. More...

Achievement

Rachel Miller

VERONA - Rachel Miller recently achieved the rank of black belt in karate. She is a member of American Freestyle Karate under the instruction of Master Jon Bowersox. More...

Staunton Jewish Film Festival premieres: 'Views From Life'

STAUNTON - April 11-17 Temple House of Israel, located in Staunton, will be presenting Views from Life, The Staunton Jewish Film Festival, a premiere, at Visulite Cinemas, Staunton. More...

Bath supervisors work on budget

WARM SPRINGS - Bath supervisors spent several hours Monday with sleeves rolled up trying to find ways to continue cutting the 2008-09 budget and raise revenue. More...

Photo

This was quite possibly the cry given 250 years ago, when the inhabitants of Fort Seybert realized they were under attack by Indians allied to the French, during the French and Indian War. More...

Spring Follies promise fun, frolic, lots of entertainment

See a Show!

WARM SPRINGS - For 40 folks from across Bath County, and even one little boy from Highland, the past few months have been intense. They've learned to sing. They've learned dance steps. They've learned about stage presence. More...

Achievement

LeAnna Armstrong

WEYERS CAVE - LeAnna Michelle Armstrong was inducted into the Alpha Xi Xi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, on Feb. 24. More...

Business Appreciation Week to be held May 16

Coordinated each year by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance, Business Appreciation Week has been scheduled for May 11-17 with this year's theme "The State of Small Business." Events will take place throughout the commonwealth to recogn More...

Library Notes

Highland County Public Library

The library is looking forward to celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19, and will offer programs, a prize drawing and amnesty on library fines. More...

BB&T hires new Hot Springs financial center leader

Hot Springs - Janet Seldomridge has climbed a long, singular ladder to break through banking's glass ceiling. Beginning in January, she became BB&T's new financial center leader in its Hot Springs office. More...

You can help prevent child abuse

COVINGTON - Each year, tens of thousands of children are traumatized by physical, sexual, and emotional abusers or by caregivers who neglect them, making child abuse as common as it is shocking. More...

Volunteers needed to provide transportation to patients

ROANOKE - The American Cancer Society is searching for volunteers to assist with the "Road to Recovery" program in Alleghany and Bath counties. More...

Photo

Students in the forestry technology program at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College recently visited the farm of Mac and Lola McBride in Highland County, where they were able to see various kinds of forest management practices. More...

State parks seek YCC volunteers

RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is looking for young women and men to serve the commonwealth. More...

Wilke speaks to garden club at annual spring luncheon

MONTEREY - Saturday April 5, the Monterey Garden Club held its annual spring luncheon at the Highland Inn. Approximately 35 members and guests attended. Nancy Witschey and Barbara Hevener served as coordinators. More...

Obituaries

Norma Virginia 'Jane' Smith

FRANKLIN, W.Va. - Norma Virginia "Jane" Smith, 78, of Franklin, died April 3, 2008, at her home. She was born April 11, 1929 in Riverton, the daughter of Austin Lee and Beula Warner Judy. More...

Donald Lane 'Donnie' Bryan

MILLBORO - Donald Lane "Donnie" Bryan, age 53, of 201 Whitetail Country Road, Millboro, died Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital, Hot Springs. More...

Sports

Fifth annual scholarship 'Tee- Off' scheduled for April 27

HOT SPRINGS - The fifth annual Scholarship Tee-Off Golf Tournament in support of Bath County High School graduating seniors will be played at The Homestead's Lower Cascades course Sunday, April 27. More...

Ryder honored by PGA

HOT SPRINGS - In 1979, Don Ryder was working as a doorman at The Homestead resort when he inquired about a possible transfer to a position in the resort's golf services. More...

Lady Chargers take first win

Buffalo Gap 11, Bath 1 WARM SPRINGS - Buffalo Gap's Holly Morgan hit two homers in the first two innings and a six-run seventh inning by the lady Bison doomed the Bath County Chargers last Wednesday afternoon, April 2. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County March 26 - Amanda Harper was charged with concealing merchandise on a summons issued by Rockingham County. March 26 - Received a report of a motor vehicle crash, Water Street. More...

Letters

Maple Queen appreciates experience in Highland

Editor, The Recorder, I cannot believe that it is April, and more than ever, March was a month of enjoyment, pleasure, and unforgettable memories. More...

Even residential wind tower will kill birds

Editor, The Recorder, If wind towers are built, eagles will die. It makes no difference whether the height of the towers are 400 feet or 100 feet. The U.S. More...

Leaders going the way of federal 'geniuses'

Editor, The Recorder, According to President Bush, there is "good news here for America's families and America's working people." He said the economy is "strong" and "vibrant," and even though "there is a risk of a downturn," the administration is More...


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