January 8, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Supes bracing for coming budget cuts

MONTEREY — Highland County treasurer Lois White sat in the front row of the mostly empty gallery at the conference center at Tuesday's meeting of the Highland County Board of Supervisors. More...

HNWD project temporarily stalled

MONTEREY —John W. Flora, attorney for Highland New Wind Development, provided the State Corporation Commission Division of Energy Regulation a written report Dec. 31. More...

BCHS deletes 'discrete math' from studies

WARM SPRINGS — School board member Barbara Waldeck wanted a course removed from the Bath County High School program of studies. And she wasn't very discrete about it. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors elected Robin Sullenberger chairman and David Blanchard vice chairman for 2009. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

• Eddie Ryder was reappointed chairman and Dreama Burns reappointed as vice-chairman Tuesday. • Chris Singleton will remain school board attorney, and Justin Rider was named fiscal agent and superintendent Dr. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ Reunion coordinator Ann Higgins has announced that plans are being made for the Millboro High School All Graduate Reunion for Saturday, July 11. Anyone who has moved or changed addresses, please send your new one to: Ann Higgins, 1729 So. More...

Highland Data Services marks 25th year in serving Mid-Atlantic

BLUE GRASS — Highland Data Services Co. recognized the company's 25th anniversary at its annual Christmas luncheon on Dec. 18. More...

American Cancer Society plans kick-off

MONTEREY — The American Cancer Society will host a kick-off celebration for the 2009 Highland County Relay for Life, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m., in the Mountain View Room of the Highland County Public Library. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Jan. 13 Courthouse, Room 115 • 7 p.m. — Regular meeting agenda • Election of officers for 2009. More...

On the agenda

Highland County School Board Monday, Jan. 12 — 7 p.m. Highland High School Library ¦ Informational items — HCEA update, Kelly Wilmore, Teresa Blum, school board members, meeting dates. More...

Photo

First National Bank held its fifth annual Christmas Cash giveaway to commemorate the bank's 120th anniversary. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers beat Rockets to start district play

NEW CASTLE — Beginning the new tear with a bang the Bath County Chargers jumped to and early lead over the Craig County Rockets and exploded in the fourth quarter to begin the Pioneer District season with a 47-25 victory. More...

River rolls over Highland

Pendleton 72 Highland 42 FRANKLIN — Using a 26-point second quarter to set the nail and a 19-point fourth quarter to drive it home the Pendleton County Wildcats dispatched the Highland Rams by 30 points Saturday night. More...

Lady Wildcats hold off Chargers

WARM SPRINGS — A seven-point advantage after one quarter turned out to be just enough for the Pendleton County Wildcats to hold off the comeback-minded bath County Lady Chargers Monday night, 49-46 in non-district action. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

• Dec. 19 — Received a report of a possible domestic dispute, Pop ersonnel tomac River Road. • Dec. 20 — Assisted rescue with medical emergency, Spruce Street. • Dec. More...

Letters

Now is the time to commit to Relay For Life

Editor, The Recorder, The American Cancer Society has been a very active group in Highland County for many years with a dedicated group of volunteers participating in patient service programs, cancer support groups, tobacco control and fundraising More...

Opinions & Commentary

Fix it, or close it

Safety first. That's what we teach the youngest of children early in life, about everything from using scissors to wearing seat belts. More...

Scammers surface everywhere, even in The Recorder

In The Recorder

As economic times tighten, it seems those looking to make a quick buck are everywhere, and not surprisingly, many of them prey on people in illegal scams in which they hope to trick people out of their hard-earned money. More...

Can't put my trust in truth

Conversations

Truth is fickle. Sometimes she's my best friend, but she can turn on me without warning. Turkeys are much busier at Mansion House Layers than I reported last week. They actually lay around 2,600 eggs a day, not a week. More...

Don't miss it

Tourism site offers valuable service to local businesses

WARM SPRINGS - Suppose your business could advertise free of charge, and reach thousands of consumers seeking just what you offer? Good news: That day is here. More...

Schools put new buses at top of priority list

WARM SPRINGS — Nine items were approved by the Bath County School Board Tuesday to submit as the school system's capital improvement plan for eventual consider- ation supervisors. More...

Playground unsafe?

MONTEREY — According to Caroline Smith of Mill Gap, the playground behind the Highland County Modular Conference Center needs to be taken down or repaired. More...

Flood hazard district amendments approved

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Jan. 6 on proposed amendments to the Highland County Zoning Ordinance — Flood Hazard Ordinance. No one from the public attended or submitted letters to the board. More...

Board grapples with wrestling issue, again

WARM SPRINGS — Matt O'Connor wants to wrestle, and he made an appeal to the Bath County School Board Tuesday he hopes will allow him to do so. The board voted in May to eliminate Bath County High School's wrestling program. More...

BCHS may find spot to bulk up

WARM SPRINGS — A weightlifting area for the Bath County High School athletic program seems to be closer to reality. More...

Rough-Legged Hawks: a common winter visitor

On the Wing

Winter weather can be a challenge for Highland residents. But for those of us who enjoy watching birds, this time of year brings many exciting opportunities. More...

Millboro Fitness Center offers Biggest Loser Program

MILLBORO - For many people, the motivation to get healthy and fit begins with the New Year. More...

Beer Batter Bread may set tongues wagging

The Nascent Chef

This week, for the first time ever, I bought a six-pack of beer. I have never liked beer. But I surely have a use for it now. A few weeks ago, a friend I didn't think cooked at all, sent me a recipe. Surprising, yes. More...

Saving history from the present

MONTEREY — "Time crime" is David Hazzards' expression for destruction of prehistoric or historic sites in Virginia. Too often a site providing clues to history is uncovered and looted or just bulldozed away. More...

Photo

Ruth Maloy Wade recently celebrated her 103rd birthday at Sunnyside Retirement Home in Harrisonburg. She taught for a total of 43 years in the public schools of Virginia. All but five years were in the local Highland County Schools. More...

Article

More than 25 prospective and current business owners in the Allegheny Highlands attended the second annual Entrepreneur Express Workshop at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in November. More...

Obituaries

Garry Wayne 'Sonny' Snyder

STAUNTON — Garry Wayne "Sonny" Snyder, 55, of Staunton, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 as a result of a hunting accident. He was born Oct. 25, 1953 in Harrisonburg a son of Ora Mae Snyder of Head Waters and the late Homer Roy Snyder. More...

Martha Robertson Ryder

COVINGTON — Martha Robertson Ryder, 88, of 211 East Prospect Street, Covington, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 5, 2009, at her residence with her family by her side. More...

Harry William Sydenstricker Jr.

MILLBORO — Harry William Sydenstricker Jr., 74, of 91 Nimrod Drive, Millboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 in University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Regular Weekly Services See Special Services section for changes to weekly services Saturdays ¦ Highland Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sabbath School, 10 a.m. church service, 11 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, Jan. More...

Early Files

Drugs seized in Monterey Sunday

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 10, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Can you help?

These five young men were dressed and ready to impress in this Recorder file photo. Can you help identify them and why they dressed alike? Information may be mailed to The Recorder at P.O. Box 10, Monterey, Va. More...

25 years ago

January 5, 1984

• Extreme cold, with high winds dropped the wind chill factors dramatically, moved into this area Christmas Eve, and have only begun to moderate this week. More...


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