January 22, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Judge orders BZA to hear carport request again

WARM SPRINGS — Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin has ordered the Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals to reconsider a request for a zoning variance by Richard P. More...

All's well at hotel, resort says

Greenbrier not faring well, but no Homestead layoffs planned

HOT SPRINGS — Despite recent layoffs at the nearby Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., The Homestead is doing well and there are no plans to lay off employees at the Hot Springs resort. More...

Storage units burgled

CLIFTON FORGE — Policemen noticed several locks had been cut on individual storage units at Abb Storage early Sunday morning, 1629 Main Street in Clifton Forge, and an undisclosed list of items had been stolen. More...

Photo

Billy Hodge of Carloover (pictured front) gave a double donation during the Red Cross Blood Drive held at the Hot Springs Firehouse on Jan. 19th. More...

Millboro Happenings

• After a break for the holidays, the Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association will hold its first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., at the Millboro Ruritan Club building. More...

Too fast for Highland

MONTEREY —Nathan Chad Schmeider of Leesburg tried out his recently restored sport bike on Highland County's U.S. 250 last June 7. Schmeider was riding his 1988 Honda 400 F2R motorcycle — an antique he spent 70 hours restoring. More...

Correction

In the Jan. 15 edition of The Recorder in the article "Living on hollow ground," it was reported that the annual meeting of the Cowpasture River Preservation Association would be held in July and focus on karst education. More...

Birth

Walker Dale Randozzo

WARM SPRINGS — Joe and Trista Randozzo of Warm Springs announce the birth of their first son, Walker Dale Randozzo. Walker was born Dec. 18, 2008 at Augusta Medical Center. More...

First annual Triathlon in the works for Alleghany

CLIFTON FORGE — Triathlon athletes preparing for Bath County's annual event have a great opportunity to test their skills first this year, in Alleghany County. More...

DCC holds free workshop

WAYNESBORO — DuPont Community Credit Union in response to current economic conditions is offering Practical Solutions for Today's Economy. More...

Christmas Mother Program gets help from hospital

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Christmas Mother program has announced the completion of the fuel assistance program. Checks have been mailed to each vendor in order to credit accounts of this year's program recipients. More...

VDot

STAUNTON — The following is a list of highway projects that may affect traffic in the Staunton transportation district during the coming week. Work scheduled is subject to change due to inclement weather and material supplies. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievement

Jessica Young MARS HILL, N.C. - Jessica Leigh Young of Hot Springs, Va., was named on the honor roll of the academic dean at the end of the fall 2008 semester. More...

Students participate in inaugural parade

LEXINGTON — Five area students got the honor of marching in the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. this week. Neal N. Anderson II of Hot Springs, Joshua S. Bryan of Clifton Forge, Richard E. Lee Jr. of Covington, William R. More...

Sports

On the long road following dreams

WARM SPRINGS — Driving is a way of life in the mountains. Driving to work, driving to the store, driving to school, driving to civilization can take hours out of days. More...

Maui Hit-A-Thon exceeds 8,000 hits

KAPAL, Maui — Former Homestead tennis professionals Katie Dellich and Justin Work teamed up in a marathon rally session hitting one tennis ball consecutively back and forth approximately 8,600 times over the course of 4 hours 36 minutes. More...

Photo

The Virginia X-Country Racing Series recently held its awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 10, in Richmond, for the 2008 racing season. VXCS is the only AMA sanctioned state championship off-road series for bikes and quads. More...

Letters

1989 appears to be the coldest year in Highland

Editor, The Recorder, December 1989 has been the coldest month since I have lived in Highland County. I have always been interested in how it compared to weather of earlier years. Hence, I took note of the 25 Years Ago column in the Jan. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Eyes fixed on the horizon

Editor's note: For our readers who, for whatever reason, missed the words of President Barack Obama following his inauguration Tuesday, we offer again his call to action: My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, More...

State's economy tops the list: growing the jobs of the 21st century

Legislative Update

Virginia's economic recovery is my top priority as we begin our work at the State Capitol. Last week, I joined Gov. More...

Words are only words, right?

Conversations

Ciotole. When I read this word, I see round containers for soup or cereal from which I eat. I see this because of Rosetta Stone, a remarkable language program that puts the best instruction and instructors at your fingertips. More...

Two Doe Hill men get their day in circuit court

MONTEREY — Codefendents involved in the same incident a year ago got different sentences at court this month as the result of similar charges. Matthew Stephen Bradley, 32, and Willard K. Smith Jr., 49, both of Doe Hill, stood trial Jan. More...

Fate of tourism plan still hotly debated by committee

HOT SPRINGS — When the county's newly formed Tourism Advisory Committee held its first meeting Dec. 11, there was disagreement about who a possible tourism director would report to. More...

Permit granted for Millboro business

WARM SPRINGS — Andrew Watkins can continue to operate his business as he was, but now he has official permission from the county. More...

Education takes hit at state level

Part-time superintendent job approved for Highland

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — First, the national economy went into recession last year, now the Virginia State legislature is looking at ways to cut a $2.9 billion shortfall in its 2008-10 budget. During the 45-day session that began Jan. More...

Wind industry legislation introduced again this year

RICHMOND — A Virginia Beach senator is again introducing bills in the General Assembly directed at simplifying regulations attached to commercial wind energy utilities — making it easier for them to be approved, and allowing up to 80 pe More...

'EIEIOops' brings barnyard fun on stage at VES

See A Show

ASHWOOD - What do you do, when your cow won't moo? We'll have to wait until April to learn the answer. Bringing us this helpful livestock tip will be the students of Valley Elementary School. More...

Life in Alaska puts things in perspective

How cold was it at the North Pole?

HOT SPRINGS - Weather is a funny thing - iffy, capricious, and certainly subjective, depending upon your locale. Take last week, for instance. Folks awoke to find the thermometers plunging south of zero. More...

Gun possession charged reduced

MONTEREY —Perry Shaun Warner of Monterey pleaded guilty Jan. 6 in Highland County Circuit Court to a reduced charge of class 1 misdemeanor reckless handling of a firearm. More...

Wedding

Taylor — Mazkin

Scott Hil l - do the m ath - 1-MILLBORO — Rebecca Sorrel Taylor and Mark Mazkin were married Dec. 27, 2008 by official celebrant Cecil Armstrong at Fairview Community Center in Millboro. More...

Library Notes

• I'd like to invite everyone to the annual public meeting of the Board of Directors of the Highland County Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Mountain View Room. More...

Growers workshop planned in Goochland Jan. 31

GOOCHLAND — The Center for Rural Culture is offering its Fourth Annual Growers Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Western Campus in Goochland County. More...

3-year vehicle registration renewals available Jan. 15

RICHMOND — Beginning, Jan. 15 Virginians can renew their vehicle registrations for three years through two Department of Motor Vehicle service outlets — Internet and telephone. More...

Land Transfers

Highland County

Deed of gift of easement: Paul A. and Patricia Cunningham to Virginia Outdoors Foundation of Richmond, $0; Blue Grass District: Ira Jared and Arnett Armstrong to Michael Jared and Mat Armstrong of Harrisonburg, one-third interest in 1,005. More...

Photo

At just before 7:30 a.m. Jan. 16, the time and temperature sign at First and Citizens Bank in Mitchelltown read a frigid -3. More...

Obituaries

Wilmer Carl Smith

McDOWELL — Wilmer Carl Smith, 85, of McDowell, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at Augusta Medical Center. He was born April 23, 1923 in Augusta County, a son of the late Isaac Clay "Bob" and Rosie Florence Puffenbarger Smith. More...

Gayle C. Meadows

BACOVA — Gayle C. Meadows, 45, of 10029 Jackson River Turnpike, Bacova, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born March 3, 1963 in Bath County, the daughter of the late James C. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Thursday, Jan. 22 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist Church Women's Group meets at the church at 6:30 p.m., for their annual dinner planning meeting. Bring a covered dish and 2009 calendar. Sunday, Jan. 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. Friday, Jan. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland

• Jan. 15 — Assisted motorist with keys locked in vehicle on Maple Sugar Road. • Jan. 16 —Conducted well being check on Jackson River Road. • Jan. 16 — Conducted well being check on Overlook Drive. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

• Jan. 12 — Sheriff R. Larry Norfleet and Captain Richard L. Armstrong performed traffic control when the "big rig" passed through Bath County. • Jan. 13 — Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. More...

Early Files

Dr. C.W. Curry resigns Bath school position

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 24, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. WARM SPRINGS — Dr. Charles W. More...

Shots fired on Red Oak Knob

HIGHTOWN — The Highland County Sheriff's Department is investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting incident on Red Oak Knob in which the owner of land in that area was fired upon several times and later discovered his 1974 Chevrolet Blazer d More...

Photo

Jim Swecker, foreground, and George Swecker are pictured in this 1988 Recorder file photo tending the scales at Monterey Livestock Sales. More...


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