October 30, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Wind project owner resists state's request

Developer has less than a year before permit expires

MONTEREY — Officials from the state Department of Historic Resources are reconsidering their request for information from Highland New Wind Development, following an on-site meeting here Tuesday, Oct. 14. More...

Trapping equipment recommendations

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Coyotes here to stay, wildlife specialist says

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Planning commission approves permit for horses

WARM SPRINGS — The long-running debate over whether horses should be allowed in a residential district in Bath County appears to be finally nearing an end. More...

County comp plan creeps closer to finish

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors met for a work session to review the county's comprehensive plan on Tuesday, and continued proposing changes. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

n The Highland County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday with representatives from the Virginia Department of Transportation for a work session for a review of VDOT's six-year plan for secondary roads. More...

Hands and Harvest a success, says chamber director

MONTEREY — "It was one of the biggest crowds we have had in years," said Highland County Chamber of Commerce executive director Carolyn Pohowsky about the Hands and Harvest festival weekend Oct. 10-12. "The weather and leaves were perfect. More...

Bath County 911 center open house is Sunday, November 2

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors invites the public to visit the new Bath County 911 center Sunday from 2-4 p.m. More...

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The Monterey Lions Club met on Monday, Oct. 20 and hosted two guest speakers. More...

Camp Mont Shenandoah scholarship available

MILLBORO SPRINGS — Camp Mont Shenandoah, a small, traditional all girls' summer camp in Millboro Springs, is accepting applications for the Camp Spirit Scholarship. More...

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This design of the old Millboro school has been selected by the Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association for a holiday ornament as part of its ongoing fund-raising activities toward renovating the old school. More...

VDOT fills in sinkhole in Mitchelltown

After the geo-textile fabric lines the hole and is secured with large rocks surrounding the perimeter, large class two rip rap rocks were poured several days ago. More...

Millboro Happenings

• A planning meeting for next year's Bath County Farmers' Market will be held today (Oct. 30), at 6 p.m., at Millboro Christian Church (opposite the fire department). More...

No action taken on Keswick Street rezoning

By Mike Bollinger • Staff Writer

CLIFTON FORGE — Following a public hearing that lasted about an hour, Clifton Forge Town Council was unable to take action on a rezoning request by Total Action Against Poverty for five houses it wants to renovate on Keswick Street. More...

Fire truck cannot be repaired, council learns

CLIFTON FORGE — Town council learned Tuesday that the fire department's ladder truck, a 1971 model, cannot be repaired because the necessary parts can no longer be found. More...

What's left for hikers to find?

WARM SPRINGS — An autumn weekend walk in the woods brings many treasures, not all just visual — a scarlet leaf, a smooth stone, an old stick buried beneath years of moss, tactical treasures to carry as one walks and explores. More...

It's time for fall cleaning in the Highlands

MILLBORO SPRINGS — In the Allegheny Highlands, residents associate fall with beautiful tree colors, harvest festivals, brisk mornings, and hunting season. More...

Fall hunting under way, benefits all Virginians

RICHMOND — Recent economic downturns have many people thinking about how to simplify their lives, how to stretch their dollars, put food on the table, let go of stress, and still somehow give to others. More...

Bath Highland Bird Club donates bird feeders, bird houses to area schools

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — The Bath Highland Bird Club is looking to engage school children in bird watching and learning about the birds of the Allegheny Highlands. More...

Cabinetmaking class reconstructs memorial bench

Woodworker of the Week

Highland High School's Woodworkers of the Week are last year's cabinetmaking I freshmen Corey White, Matt Weatherwax, Chris Whitelaw, Lyle Smith, Derek Burns, James, Sam Botkin and Charlie Moyers. More...

Bath gets inquiry about wind energy

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County planning director Sherry Ryder told the county planning commission Monday she had received a phone call that day asking about the county's ordinance on industrial wind energy turbines. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Lady Chargers finish perfect regular season

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers defeated the Covington Cougars in straight sets 25-11, 25-6, 25-11 to end the regular season undefeated at 16-0. More...

Wiseman Pioneer District Champ

MONTEREY— Ram Shane Wiseman nearly broke the course record at Karl Mey's Course and bettered his course time for the year by a minute on the way to winning the Pioneer District Cross Country title last Wednesday, Oct. 22. More...

Bath runs past mild Wildcats

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — The Bath County Chargers made the most of huge holes created by the offensive line rushing for five touchdowns and 329 yards on 53 carries on their way to a bruising 33-14 win over the Pendleton Wildcats Friday night. More...

Early Files

25 years ago

Nov. 3, 1983

Employment steady in Bath; Highland down Staunton — Preliminary data for the month of September put the rate of unemployment in Highland County at 13.7 percent, a 1.9 percent increase over the August figure of 11.8. More...

50 years ago

Oct. 30, 1958

Trimble House swept by flames yesterday at noon A small army of firemen and volunteer furniture movers converged on the home of Mrs. More...

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Past winters in Monterey required state road crews to plow the streets. This photo shows a crew working on snow removal in front of Mauzy's store, down the street from Highland Inn on Main Street. (Recorder file photo) More...

Hunter injured in encounter with bear cub

MONTEREY — The firehouse siren wailed in the middle of the night Saturday. Like an unexpected after hours phone call, it portended something wrong. The initial reports picked up on emergency radio frequency scanners around 11:45 p.m. More...

Food tax, sewage plant on ballots

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — The presidential race is hotly contested nationwide, but in Bath and Highland, residents are also being asked two referendum questions Tuesday. More...

Is there a humane way to trap animals?

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Comprehensive plan amendment request denied

WARM SPRINGS — A request to amend Bath County's comprehensive plan to have two parcels of property on Dunn's Gap Road removed from the designated growth area was recommended for denial Monday by the Bath County Planning Commission. More...

On the Agenda

Highland County Public Schools Monday, Nov. 3 Highland High School Library Business meeting 7 p.m. • Consent agenda — Oct. 6 and Oct. 20 meeting minutes; financial report. More...

Rezoning request not supported by planners

MONTEREY — A word to the wise from the Highland planning commission — don't buy property until you check the zoning regulations. More...

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Since 1960, Warm Springs resident Hugh Gwin has collected political buttons, from any and all parties. His favorites are the buttons with "I Like Ike." Gwin has collected nearly 500 metal pins, the last metal pins coming from elections in the 1990s. More...

Library Notes

Tomi Herold, Librarian Highland County Public Library

• The annual used book sale at Highland County Public Library was a success this year with thousands of books sold. With the help of more than 60 volunteers, and more than 100 book donors, we raised $3,800 for the library's operating budget. More...

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Highland Elementary School good citizens for the month of October are pictured (l-r) front row: Damiaen Mullenax, first grade; Riley Warf, kindergarten; Hannah Adams, second grade; back row Chayton Benson, fifth grade; Joshua Vaus, third grade; and R More...

New tool available to promote reading, literacy

RICHMOND — Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has announced a new initiative that will help parents select books that will strengthen their children's reading skills. More...

Millboro group seeks bids for asbestos removal

MILLBORO - Progress toward renovation of the old Millboro school is moving ahead at a steady pace. At Tuesday's meeting of the Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association, More...

After-school programs host open house

WARM SPRINGS — Residents and vistors are invited to get a closer look at school programs during "Lights On After School," an open house held Nov. 3. More...

Responders recognized for their time

Word of Faith pastor the Rev. More...

Read aloud to a child week held at MES

MILLBORO — Children at Millboro Elementary School had the opportunity to hear stories read aloud to them during the state's official Read Aloud to a Child Week Oct. 19-26, by numerous guest readers and school staff. More...

Seniors urged to check prescription coverage

MONTEREY — In 2009, premiums and coverage may change for many of the 10.5 million enrollees in Medicare's "stand alone" prescription drug plans, which offer only drug coverage, Medicare officials have announced. More...

In Brief

Clifton Forge Town Council

• Town manager Tracey Shiflett reported on the water meter installation project. He said phase one of the project is 80 percent complete and about 10 meters are being installed per day. More...

Highland Masonic Lodge recognizes years of service

Robert Nicklin (right) presented Jacob Hevener of Hightown with his 60-year pin and a certificate at Saturday's Highland County Mason's lodge 110 annual ladies' night dinner. Hevener became a Mason in 1948. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Red Cross offers babysitter training

COVINGTON — The Jackson River chapter of the American Red Cross will offer Red Cross Babysitter Training on two dates in November: Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Thursday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chapter offices. More...

Little Switzerland Cloggers highlight dancers

MONTEREY —Little Switzerland Cloggers held their annual awards banquet in September to recognize the hard work of the group's youth and their parents and grandparents. More...

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To all the women who hear the same old story, when the men come home from hunting and say, "I'm so tired." I took a four-wheeler ride the other day and found my husband's hunting blind; also inside was a recliner, a heater and a side table for his co More...

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Lt. Tim Dunnagan of the Bath County Sheriff's Department photographs an election sign on the property of Nancy Smith of Carloover that has been vandalized. Dunnagan said signs have also been defaced in Bath along River Road and Hidden Valley Road. More...

Obituaries

Edith Lowry Jenkins

HOT SPRINGS — Edith Lowry Jenkins, 82, of 115 Incubator Hollow, Hot Springs, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. She was born Feb. More...

Roy Lee Lindsay

HOT SPRINGS — Roy Lee Lindsay, 64, of 1696 Jackson River Turnpike, Hot Springs, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor. He was born March 11, 1944 in Bath County, the son of the late Charles E. Lindsay Sr. More...

Vervie "Punk" Nicholas

CHERRY GROVE, W.Va. More...

Religion

RELIGION

S pecial Services Sunday, November 2 ¦ Head Waters Presbyterian Church communion service of worship at 10 a.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH Mondays ¦ The Food Pantry at Ashwood United Methodist Church, 6-7 p.m. the first Monday of each month. For information call (540) 839-2276 and leave a message. Thursday, Oct. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

• Oct. 22 — Transported a stranded traveler, Cowpasture River Road South. • Oct. 23 — Responded to a report of reckless driving, Highland Turnpike. • Oct. More...

Letters

Airplane ride of childhood recalled by Bath native

Editor, The Recorder, The fascinating article, "Skies," by Geoff Cox in the Oct. 16 Recorder, brought back fond memories to me of a much smaller but similar and very exciting flying party that occurred at Ingall's Field in 1928. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Which way is the wind blowing?

Highland residents are surely wondering whether this county will actually be home to Virginia's first industrial wind energy utility. More...

Pictorial

Peanut, the beloved donkey of Highland resident Ludford Creef, is delivering the message we all need to remember Tuesday: Go vote. More...

Halloween isn't so scary

Conversations

Halloween was always an awkward time for me. As a child, I hated to get dressed up in a costume and go door to door begging for candy. I remember one very painful Halloween when I was about 10. I had a robot costume. More...


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