February 5, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Renewable energy bills still alive in session

RICHMOND — Bills aimed at providing strong incentives to wind energy developers in Virginia continue to make their way through this session of the General Assembly. More...

Millboro residents share concerns, ideas to save elementary school from possibly closing its doors

MILLBORO - Recent comments by some school board members that Millboro Elementary School may face closing in the future due to a lack of district-wide funding brought residents out in droves to a Jan. More...

Art exhibit a study in nature, nurture

MONTEREY — Judy Skeen moved to Highland 31 years ago and lived on a farm for 28 of those years. She tended sheep, raised chickens — and painted, prolifically. A portion of her life as an artist is on display at the Highland library. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ With six weeks until spring as of Monday, the e-mail announcement that Bath County Farmers' Market will start on June 6 was welcome news. More...

4 companies bid on new sewage plant

MONTEREY — Mayor Janice Warner, joined by Jim Allen of USDA Rural Development and Brad Craig of the engineering firm Mattern & Craig, opened bids last Thursday for the Monterey Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade project. More...

Bath Farmers' Market planning for 2009

MILLBORO SPRINGS — Saturday, Jan. 31, was the first vendor meeting for the 2009 Bath Farmers' Market season, which opens June 6, and will be held every Saturday from 8 a.m.- noon, ending its season on Oct. 24. More...

Cuts to Highland schools more likely now

MONTEREY —Percy Nowlin has two good reasons to keep abreast of the latest developments in the budget debates at the state house in Richmond — he's parttime superintendent of Highland County Public Schools and a member of the Bath County More...

Photos

A 50th wedding anniversary celebration was held recently at Lakeview Restaurant, Douthat State Park, for Robert "Dewey" and Sarah W. Davis (left) of Nimrod Hall by their children. Approximately 40 people attended. More...

VDOF dinner and forestry program coming up

COVINGTON — Have forested land? Want to learn more about Department of Forestry programs that could benefit you? Going to be hungry Feb. 12? More...

Special Sections

Sports

Highland takes district win

Highland 48, Craig 20 MONTEREY — The Highland Rams jumped to an early 17-11 lead, piled on the points in the second half, and defeated the Craig County Rockets to end an eight-game slide last Thursday afternoon. More...

Knights outlast lady Chargers

WARM SPRINGS — The James River Knights started the game on a shooting tear to take an early lead and held off a determined Bath County team with a late barrage to win, 61-51. More...

Lady Rams blasted by Blues

Highland 54, Harmon 20 HARMON, W.Va. — Despite missing two starters to SAT exams the Lady Rams easily defeated Harmon Saturday afternoon, Jan. 24. Emily O'Reilly and Molly Mobley were absent but the Rams didn't skip a beat. More...

Letters

No taxes, no windmills says Highland resident

Editor, The Recorder Hindsight is a remarkable thing. If only we could use it to predict the future. More...

Highland people have no say about wind utility

Editor, The Recorder, Just a few of my thoughts and questions I was asking and thinking about. The greatest thing that has ever occurred in Highland County, according to Mr. (Jerry) Rexrode (supervisor), will be the wind turbines. More...

HHS an excellent choice for home-schooled child

Editor, The Recorder, Have you ever seen a stick turn into a carrot? I have. We recently enrolled our son at Highland High School and we are very pleased at the results. More...

What happened to Uncle Buck?

Family determined to solve 58-year-old mystery

MUSTOE — September brings the first hint of fall to the mountains, the nights can be cold but the days are still warm. It was in September last year a family gathered to remember one of their own, lost nearly 60 years before. More...

Most use 4-day week to save money, survey shows

WARM SPRINGS — Of the 13 school divisions that responded to a Bath County Public Schools survey regarding a four-day school week, about 70 percent said the schedule was implemented for financial reasons. More...

Request for wind plant details reviewed

MONTEREY — Last week, two Highland landowners asked county supervisors for details about Highland New Wind Development's plans for the state's first wind energy utility. More...

Post office meeting draws large turnout

WILLIAMSVILLE — Residents of the Williamsville area do not want their post office closed, and a meeting Saturday night proved they are willing to fight to keep it open. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Virginia Department of Transportation residency administrator Tim Fitzgerald said recent cuts at VDOT have eliminated all state funding for road projects for fiscal years 2010-14 in the six-year plan. More...

Treasure's golden couple now belongs to the seas

KEY WEST, Fla. - Dolores Fisher, wife of the late Mel Fisher, passed away Jan. 13, here in her island home. Mel and Deo are heroes of mine. More...

Achievement

Neal Anderson

LEXINGTON — Neal N. Anderson II of Hot Springs is among the 474 cadets who were recently named to the dean's list for the first semester of academic year 2008-09 at Virginia Military Institute. More...

Alpha 'Granny' Averill celebrates 102nd birthday

LOW MOOR - Alpha Averill is a walking miracle. In this day and age, reaching, or even surpassing, the century mark is not so remarkable as it once was. More...

Black-capped Chickadee: Energetic, acrobatic

On the Wing

One of my favorite bird feeder visitors this time of year is the Black-capped Chickadee (scientific name Poecile atricapillus). In our area they come to feeders year round seeking out black oil sunflower seeds. More...

Essay contest highlights local entrepreneurs

MONTEREY — Highland High School seniors Kate Obaugh of McDowell and Michael Botkin of Hightown were the first and second place winners in the Highland Occupational Mentoring Experience "Take an Entrepreneur to Lunch" essay contest. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Feb. 10 BC Courthouse, Room 115 Closed session 6 p.m., regular meeting 7 p.m. Regular meeting • Report of county audit for 2007-08. More...

Obituaries

Henderson Wilson 'Wil' Wright

MONTEREY — Henderson Wilson "Wil" Wright, 83, of Monterey, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at Augusta Medical Center. He was born June 12, 1925 in Baltimore, Md., the son of the late William Henderson and Joicie Fay Wilson Wright. More...

Joy Louvenia CoRbett Cronk

IRON GATE — Joy Louvenia Corbett Cronk, 87, of 315 Commerce Avenue, Iron Gate, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor. She was born Nov. 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 Friday, Feb. 6 ¦ Cavern Valley Civic Association bingo at 7 p.m. at the Community Center in Burnsville. Sunday, Feb. 8 ¦ FCCLA members bingo fund-raiser at Bath County High School Cafeteria at 2 p.m. More...

Early Files

'Tol'able David': Was classic film remade in 1928?

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 28, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Photo

Ole Mitchelltown School Girls' basketball team 1953-54 gathered for this group picture with coach Johnny Gazzola. More...

25 years ago

Feb. 2, 1984

• Two broken sewer pipes that had been depositing raw sewage on the ground and into a small stream in the Switchback area of Bath County were repaired Monday, according to James Elmore, engineer-manager of the Bath County Public Service Autho More...

Opinions & Commentary

Temper the talk, get real numbers

Truly, what's happening to local government budgets, in Virginia and nationwide, is alarming. Every Virginia county and city is being forced to examine their budgets in depth and make heart-breaking decisions. Bath and Highland are no different. More...

Pictorial

Our children are our future, that is certain. That Highlanders can be proud of their children's accomplishments is also certain. More...

Unanimous support arises for redistricting reform

Legislative Update

For the last seven years, I have put forward a proposal to dramatically change the way we draw legislative districts in Virginia—and in the process, change the tone and tenor of the debate in state government. More...



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