January 29, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors

Tuesday, Feb. 3 — 7:30 p.m.; Highland • VDOT report on county roads and projects. • Update on Valley Community Services Board; annual solid waste and recycling report for 2008. More...

Hot Springs fire burns home on Virginia Hill; no one injured

HOT SPRINGS — About 30 firefighters from the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and the Falling Springs Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at 75 Virginia Hill Heights in Hot Springs Sunday night. More...

Offices request $993,000 in improvements

WARM SPRINGS — Approximately $993,000 in capital improvement requests for the 2009-10 fiscal year were recommended to the Bath County Board of Supervisors Monday by the planning commission. More...

Wind utility permit conditions still a concern

State agency, Highland residents seek more information from developer

MONTEREY — Despite Highland New Wind Development's request for streamlined treatment from state agencies, the Department of Historic Resources has determined the company must still submit a detailed site plan and visual impact study, particul More...

No plans finalized yet for sports facilities

ASHWOOD — Bath County school officials have not yet determined the best location for a weight room, or how improvements to athletic facilities might be sorted out, but the topic was taken up once more last Wednesday, Jan. 21. More...

Bills aim to give wind developers a break

RICHMOND — Sen. Frank Wagner's proposed bill on wind energy development in Virginia provides strong incentives to those who hope to construct utilities generating less than 100 megawatts of electric power from wind. More...

Post office concerns prompt Williamsville gathering

WILLIAMSVILLE — Concerns about the potential fate of the Williamsville post office have spurred a resident into action. Pam Webb of Williamsville has organized a community meeting for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. More...

Cable woes cause confusion, frustration

HOT SPRINGS - Cable TV and customer service: Two archaic concepts converged last weekend, creating frustration and confusion for customers of Comcast cable company. More...

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The Bolar Ruritan Club held its family Christmas dinner and awards ceremony at the Homestead Preserve Dairy Barn in Warm Springs. The 2009 club officers were installed by Frankie Hicklin, 2005 district governor for the Woodrow Wilson District. More...

Young Ruritan offers HRC help fixing unsafe playground

MONTEREY — In response to concerns that the playground at the Highland County modular offices was needing repair Bolar Ruritan Will Thomas has contacted Highland Recreation Commission Chair Sherry Sullenberger offering assistance in repairing 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...

Millboro Happenings

¦ Millboro district supervisor Carol Hardbarger has scheduled a public meeting tonight, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Pendleton bank recognizes Jones as team member

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Pendleton Community Bank recently recognized Darla Jones, collections officer for the bank, at the Franklin office, as "Team Member of the Month" for December. More...

Master Naturalist class set

DOUTHAT — Alleghany Highlands Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program 2009 training class for Master Naturalists will begin Feb. 19 at Douthat State Park. More...

Lamb referendum held, Feb. 2-27

LEXINGTON — The Agricultural Marketing Service will offer lamb producers, feeders, and first handlers the opportunity to vote in a nationwide referendum on whether to continue or terminate the Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Order, More...

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The Blue Grass Ruritan Club ended 2008 in December with an oyster supper and covered dish meal enjoyed by members and their families. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Lady Chargers finding groove

Bath 53, Craig 43 NEW CASTLE — The lady Chargers followed a wellrounded first quarter to a 10-point win for a season sweep over the lady Rockets last Friday night. More...

Chargers play three games in four days

Bath 72, Craig 39 WARM SPRINGS More...

Highland swept by River

BUCHANAN — The James River Knights held the Highland Rams to six points in the first quarter while lighting the board for 31 and went on to an easy 79-22 win Friday night. More...

Early Files

Work begins on Bath courthouse

The following articles were gleaned from the Jan. 31, 1980 issue of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher and editor. More...

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This circa 1979-80 Recorder photo is titled "Monterey's blinking lights," and appears to be of the installation of the county's only traffic signal. (Recorder file photo) More...

25 years ago

jan. 26, 1984

• The Year 1983 news briefs: Jan. 27 — D. King's, Inc. in Monterey is destroyed by early morning blaze; Bonnie Gaines of Mustoe kills rabid raccoon, the third case of rabies to be reported in the Mustoe area since early December. More...

Opinions & Commentary

No good deed goes unpunished

More than five years ago, we predicted that Highland County might never see the tax revenue it expects from the industrial wind utility proposed here on Allegheny Mountain. More...

Pictorial

No matter one's position on whether Highland County should be construction a new swimming pool, the rumors about the project have continued to percolate wildly, perhaps because there is plenty of disagreement about it. More...

Right hand, meet left hand: Auto makers need fixing

Say What?

The recent decision by the government to help the country's auto industry is certainly understandable. More...

Tax breaks for developers could cut county tax revenue

Highland supervisors oppose wind energy bill

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Planners tell forest service: No more wilderness areas

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission has recommended the board of supervisors support a resolution passed by Alleghany County opposing the designation of any additional land in the George Washington National Forest as wilderness More...

Eight arrested on Bath indictments

WARM SPRINGS - In its January term, a Bath County grand jury issued 14 indictments; these resulted in the arrest of eight Bath County residents this week: • Christopher Keith Thrift, 45, of Millboro: More...

Tourist court, rezoning, top issues at planners

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Four-day week not good for students, board member says

ASHWOOD — Bath County School Board member Barbara Waldeck, who chairs a joint committee of the school board and board of supervisors studying the possibility of a four-day school week, said her research indicates the measure would not be good More...

Correction

Willard K. Smith Jr. is 59, not 49 as reported last week in "Two Doe Hill men get their day in circuit court." All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. Clarifications will also be made as needed. More...

'Go red for women' day planned

LOW MOOR — Alleghany Regional Hospital, Alleghany Highlands YMCA, CVS Pharmacy, and the Alleghany Highlands Red Hat Belles have teamed up to raise awareness about women and heart disease by participating in the American Heart Association's Go More...

Bath schools could take another hit

School board debates increasingly bleak future

ASHWOOD — If some reports coming out of Richmond turn out to be true, the state cuts to education and other services could be worse than anticipated. That was the message superintendent Dr. More...

Bland Music contest to be held at VES

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath Highland Lion Lioness Club will sponsor the Bland Music Contest on Sunday Feb. 22, at Valley Elementary School at 4 p.m. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, Feb. 3 — School Administration Building Closed meeting 5:30 p.m.; Regular meeting 7 p.m. More...

No water bills coming next month for Clifton Forge residents

CLIFTON FORGE — Residents of Clifton Forge will not receive water bills for the month of February. Town Manager Tracey Shiflett said that in order to "flip our utility system," bills will not be sent until the first of March. More...

Fitting in the bits and pieces

MONTEREY — During the Civil War, three black Union soldiers were from Highland County. One signed on to a Tennessee regiment and the other two enlisted in Ohio. "I think they were runaway slaves," said Lorraine White. More...

Achievements

Dustin W. Bogan WINCHESTER — Dustin W. Bogan was named to the dean's list at Shenandoah University in Winchester. Bogan, a biology and premed major, earned a grade-point average of 3.5 for the fall 2008 semester. More...

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The 2009 Virginia Farm Show was held at Augusta Expoland in Fishersville Jan. 20, 21 and 22. More...

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The Bolar Ruritan Club, of Bath and Highland counties, presented long-time member Kenny Robertson with an award for 50 years of perfect attendance. More...

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Recognized for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship during the month of December, these students were selected by their classroom teachers as Valley PTO Super Stars: Pictured (l-r) front row: Jenifer Ford, Cole Nelson, Braeden Hiner, Wyat More...

Obituaries

Roger 'Red' Dale Hicklin

MILLBORO — Roger "Red" Dale Hicklin, 63, of 759 River Road, Millboro, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 at the Taylor Farm in Millboro. He was born Sept. 2, 1945 in Hot Springs, the son of the late Fochen P. More...

Eugene M. Jackson

MILLBORO ó Eugene M. Jackson, 81, of River Road, Millboro, died Saturday morning, Jan. 24, 2009 at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor. More...

Cleveland Roosevelt 'Clink' Smith

DOE HILL — Cleveland Roosevelt "Clink" Smith, 76, of Doe Hill, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. He was born Dec. 3, 1932 in Churchville, a son of the late Lester Smith and Meda Jane Huffman Helmick. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Sunday, Feb. 1 ¦ Under His Wings performs at Hiner Church of the Brethren during worship service at 11 a.m. Soup and sandwiches will be served follwing the service. Everyone is welcome. 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. Saturday, Jan. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

• Jan. 21 — Transported inmate from Middle River Regional Jail to court. • Jan. 21 — Responded to a complaint made by a citizen, Doe Hill Road. • Jan. More...

Letters

Nothing could beat the experience we shared

Editor, The Recorder, I went to the inauguration and wrote up this small account. Thought you might be interested. "That's OK, babe. We're all in this together," he said, as I looked up apologetically after inadvertently elbowing him. More...

Chamber should run Bath's tourism program

Editor Recorder, I have followed with interest the debate about the tourism plan and offer these observations. Attracting tourist to Bath County should be left to the experts. More...

Writer clarifies statistics on coldest December on record

Editor, The Recorder, Thank you for printing my letter about cold weather. The letter appeared correctly but the headline does not follow from the letter. I was writing about the coldest December temperatures on record, not annual temperatures. More...


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