February 26, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Attorneys preparing cases against Highland man

MONTEREY — There are two cases pending against James Daniel Hass, 36, of Monterey, who is charged in the auto accident that resulted in the death of 14-year-old Robert Logan Stuber last spring. More...

Planners recommend farmers' market move

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission recommended approval Monday night for the Bath County Farmers' Market to relocate at the Windy Cove Presbyterian Church pavilion, on Route 39 across from Kool-Dri in Millboro. More...

Another hurdle cleared for Millboro school project

WARM SPRINGS — Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin ruled Friday the project to renovate the old Millboro school complies with constitutional requirements for a public project. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center Tuesday, March 3 — 7:30 p.m. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland Board of Supervisors

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors caught up on old business last Thursday before delving into a review of the comprehensive plan update. More...

New wind energy regulations pass House

RICHMOND — New regulations on wind energy utilities with capacities of less than 100 megawatts appear to be headed into law following the passage of bills in the House this week. More...

BAWF Dog Day a howling success

HOT SPRINGS - What happened in Hot Springs Sunday surely took everyone by surprise. A circus atmosphere prevailed during the successful Dog Day afternoon. Dozens and dozens of dogs and their people - were there 100 darling doggies? Yes! More...

'Make your house tight'

HARRISONBURG — Illari Vihinen of EnSave suggested some other ways to save energy money on the farm. "Make your house tight," he said. More...

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The Highland County Maple Queen contest is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Highland High School gym. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Tonight, Feb. 26, Millboro Elementary School will hold its next Family Reading Night, beginning with a pizza dinner at 6 p.m., and the program about 6:45 p.m. More...

Clifton Forge Train Show brings hundreds to Allegheny Highlands

CLIFTON FORGE — The C&O Historical Society held its first model train show and sale last weekend attracting more than 600 visitors, two-thirds of whom were from out-of-town. More...

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The senior citizens pose with their candle holders each made from baby food jars, ribbon, decorative paper, and rhinestones for Valentine's Day with the Highland County Recreation Commission. More...

Strengthening our constitutional right to Freedom of the Press

Legislative Update

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides in part that "Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. More...

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Highland Medical Center's Improving Smiles Dentistry announces winners of its "No Cavity Club" for the last three months (from top to bottom) — Robin Brown, December, with Dr. More...

Too early to submit a budget, perhaps

MONTEREY — "Due to differences in the Senate and House (spending bills), we are not going to be able to recommend a budget," Highland County Public Schools part-time superintendent Percy Nowlin told the school board Monday. More...

Fund-raising continues for old Millboro school

MILLBORO - The delectable aroma of a sample hoagie wafted over Tuesday evening's meeting of the Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association as members planned the sale of hoagie lunches for Thursday, March 19, complete with deliveries throughou More...

Highland Angus breeders recognized

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. More...

Achievements

Garrett Morris BRIDGEWATER More...

Most workers will see bigger paychecks this spring

New withholding tables now available on IRS.gov:

RICHMOND ¯ The Internal Revenue Service has released new withholding tables that will result in more take-home pay this spring for millions of American workers. The new tables, now posted on IRS. More...

'Daughters' hear program on military wives

STAUNTON — The Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter of the NSDAR met Feb. 14 at Christ Lutheran Church in Staunton. Regent Sarah Wolters welcomed prospective member Ethel Adams. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Blues beat Bath on last second shot for Pioneer title

Bath 45, James River 41 Pioneer District Semifinals BUENA VISTA — After falling to the James River Knights twice this year the third time was the charm Thursday night in the district tourney as the Bath County Chargers defeated the Knight More...

Chargers beat Cavaliers in overtime thriller

Parry McCluer 72, Bath 40 Pioneer District Semifinals BUENA VISTA — Blue Josh Woody scored nine of his game-high 18 points in the first quarter as the Parry Mc- Cluer Blues took an 18-point halftime lead and cruised to win over the Bath C More...

On Campus

Two former Highland High basketball stars are playing college basketball and two former Bath County High School standouts are prepping for a possible future in football. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County • Feb. 17 — Deputy William D. Sexton responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on McGuffin Lane. • Feb. 18 — Lieutenant Noel T. Dunnagan and Deputy Diedra R. More...

Letters

Gun without bullets will not shoot, reader says

Editor, The Recorder Many years ago, there was a great German, Gen. Erwin Rommel. He was very successful in the African campaign in North African during World War II. His Panzer tank army was the finest in the world. More...

Don't let congress confiscate your guns

Editor, The Recorder, Dear second amendment supporters: It is very important for you to be aware of a new bill; HR-45 introduced into the House. This is the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009. More...

Williamsville P.O. too important to lose now

Editor, The Recorder, Thank you for the coverage of the Williamsville Post Office and our fight to find out what is going to happen to this post office. I encourage the community citizens to get involved and help keep the post office. More...

Part-time principal proposed for Millboro

Wes Eary, school administration building could be let go by board

WARM SPRINGS — An unexpected measure to help with the budget crunch, as well as hopefully ease concerns about closing Millboro Elementary School, was unveiled at a Bath County School Board work session Tuesday. More...

Bath, Highland seek piece of stimulus package pie

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — As President Barack Obama signed his nationwide stimulus package into law last week, Virginia governments were already scrambling to figure out how to bring some of that money back to their cities and counties. More...

Jury finds landowner innocent of assault charge

MONTEREY — Highland Circuit Court's first jury trial of the year — and first jury trial for Melissa Dowd as commonwealth's attorney — ended in a finding of not guilty for Dale Wenger, 48, of Dayton, accused of assaulting his neigh More...

Locker room work would take months, maintenance director says

WARM SPRINGS — Mark Cook, maintenance director for Bath County Public Schools, told the school board Tuesday he can do the needed work on locker rooms at Bath County High School, but has no idea how long it would take. More...

Bath budget picture improving?

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors began working on the fiscal year 2009-10 budget Tuesday, and county administrator Bonnie Johnson said revenue projections brought "good news." Johnson said the sales-assessment ratio used b More...

Bath travel tax approved by governor

RICHMOND — As of July 1, travelers will pay a little more to stay in Bath County. Gov. Tim Kaine signed into law Monday legislation increasing the transient occupancy tax in the county from 2 to 4 percent. More...

Highland Center reviews accomplishments

MONTEREY — The Highland Center has become a central driving force in local and regional business support over its last decade, and last year saw a variety of goals come to fruition or move further along. More...

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Sheriff R. Larry Norfleet (left) presented Capt. Richard L. "Rick" Armstrong with a plaque in recognition for 30 years of service to the Bath County Sheriff's Office. More...

Farmers can save money on energy

HARRISONBURG — Ways to save on energy expenses abound on the farm, if you know where to look for them, presenters told more than 50 farmers from throughout the Shenandoah Valley at an energy savings workshop Jan. More...

Tips on how to prepare for the Value Added Producer Grant Program

Laurette Tucker of U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development can help get money for farms through the Value Added Producer Grant program. Call her at (804) 287-1594 or Dwight Pierson at (276) 889-4650 ext. 121 for more information. More...

Highland Sheriff warns of scam alert

MONTEREY — Highland County citizens have been bombarded with scams this year. Sheriff Herb Lightner has recently received reports of three such scams. More...

Bath registers kindergarteners March 27

HOT SPRINGS and MILLBORO — Bath County Public Schools will hold group counseling and registration sessions on Friday, March 27 for students who will enter kindergarten for the 2009-10 school term. A morning session is scheduled for 10 a.m. More...

Highlander witnesses Iraqi voting

KHANAQIN, IRAQ — The election process in war-torn Iraq is iffy at best. More...

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Dave Barrett, associate professor of physics at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, will host "Astronomy Night" on Monday, March 2, on the DSLCC main campus in Clifton Forge. There is no charge, but space is limited. More...

Small Business Administration warns of attemps to obtain bank information

WASHINGTON — The U.S. More...

Be prepared: Boy Scouts could gather at Goshen

GOSHEN — We all know Goshen, that sleepy little burg just eight miles from Millboro. Home of the Maury River at Goshen Pass. Site of the popular Mill Creek Café - the only full-service restaurant for miles around. More...

In Brief . . .

• Monday, the County School Board hired Tom Pitsenbarger for junior varsity/ middle school baseball, Kim West for head track coach, and Caroline Botkin as assistant track coach. More...

Housing chapter tweaked in comp plan draft

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors, as part of an ongoing review of changes recommended by the comprehensive plan review committee, looked at chapters of the plan dealing with housing, education, and government and finance la More...

Mountain Hospice brought smiles to patients on Valentine's Day

BELINTON, W.Va. — The hand crafted gift of a heart-shaped pillow brought many Mountain Hospice patients smiles and love this Valentine's Day. More...

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Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Robertson Sr. celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in the presence of their family at the Old Schoolhouse Restaurant in Stuarts Draft, on Feb. 21. Their actual anniversary was Feb. 23. More...

Birth

Braydon Lee Rexrode

HOT SPRINGS — Sebrina Rexrode of Hot Springs and Reuben Shurleff of Covington announce the birth of a son, Braydon Lee Rexrode, born on Jan. 6, 2009, at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital. More...

Obituaries

Kermit Dale Lockridge

STAUNTON — Kermit Dale Lockridge, 84, of 1611 Barterbrook Road, Staunton, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 at Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville. He was born April 28, 1924 in Trimble, a son of the late Billy H. and Lizzie Terry Lockridge. More...

Darlie Gutshall King

MONTEREY — Darlie G. King, 72, devoted wife, mother and nana, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born Oct. 19, 1936 in Highland County, a daughter of the late John W.D. More...

Llyod Coleman Sullenberger

ORANGE — Lloyd Coleman Sullenberger of Orange died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 with his family by his side. He was born in Staunton, May 18, 1940, the son of the late Richard Lee and Helena Coleman Sullenberger of Monterey. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Monday, March 2 ¦ Hot Springs Presbyterian Church Youth Group spaghetti supper fund-raiser in the fellowship hall from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Eat in or out. Everyone welcome. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH Tuesday, March 3 ¦ Bath County School Board's first of two public hearings on the proposed 2009-10 school board budget at 7 p.m. at the school administration building in Warm Springs during the regular school board meeting. More...

Early Files

HTC to switch to digital system at midnight Friday

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 14, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, and Gene Christie was editor. More...

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Monterey residents (l-r) Tommy Dever, daughter Monica, wife Becky, Anna Lee Samples, and Vicki Dever enjoy a barbecued chicken dinner in the shade of a large tree, in this early 90s Recorder file photo. More...

25 years ago

Feb. 23, 1984

• Glavis Alt of Williamsville caught a 37-pound coyote in a snare trap on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The coyote may be responsible for killing as many as 200 sheep. • Wanted: Your worn out leather boots in trade. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Stimulating conversations

There's a fellow in Hampton that wants $2,000. "My wife and I are well educated, never been to prison (or) been on welfare. More...

Pictorial

Bowyer Tucker, a Great Pyrenees with superbly sublime manners, makes the acquaintance of Jasmine McMann, a shy shih tzu, at the Bath Animal Welfare Foundation's Dog Day event last Sunday. More...

Take a breath, everyone

Not only did school board members take Millboro Elementary School princiapal Wes Eary by surprise Tuesday night, they also shocked constituents and other school personnel. More...


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