March 5, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Register your American Cancer Society Relay For Life Team today

MONTEREY — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Highland County is just around the corner. Register your team today by calling the American Cancer Society at (540) 468-2555. More...

Highland supervisor, heroic pilot connected through generations of Sullenberger family

It's true ... they really are related

MONTEREY — At first, it was kind of funny. After pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III heroically landed a plane on the Hudson River, he got nationwide media attention. More...

Snow causes no major problems

WARM SPRINGS — The storm that blanketed Bath County with several inches of snow Saturday night and Sunday caused no major problems, sheriff Larry Norfleet said. More...

Fishing trail good for Highland, chamber says

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted 2-1 in favor of contributing $500 to the Virginia Fishing Trail Web site project. Supervisor Jerry Rexrode cast the dissenting vote. More...

Millboro Elementary principal to resign this June

WARM SPRINGS — Wes Eary's tenure as principal of Millboro Elementary School will last less than one year. Appointed to the position effective July 23, Eary has resigned effective June 30, the end of his contract. More...

Highland County to request $918,000 in stimulus money

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisors agreed Tuesday to post requests for Virginia stimulus money to support four county projects. State agencies will begin their review of all requests tomorrow, March 6. More...

County gets $78,000 from real estate sales

MONTEREY — Last month, Highland County got a $78,000 boost from a judge's order granting it the proceeds from real estate sales that took place nearly two years ago. More...

2009 Maple Queen court installed last Saturday

MONTEREY —Out of a field of 12, three young Highland County women were selected to the Maple Queen court of 2009 last Saturday at Highland High School. More...

Weather report

February precipitation was less than half of normal. Coupled with the aboveaverage January precip, the total year to date is nearly 1" below normal. Temperatures averaged 1.7 degrees below normal for the month but they were well above record lows. More...

BCHS teacher accepted to Sorensen Institute at UVA

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia recently accepted 40 people to participate in its 2009 Political Leaders Program. More...

Court Cases

Bath County

HOT SPRINGS — The following decisions were handed down in Bath County General District Court on Feb 4. More...

Small Business Workshop series held at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — Fundamentals Workshops will kick off on Tuesday, March 3, with "Small Business Boot Camp," in Room 513, McCarthy Hall, on the main campus of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge, from 6-8 p.m. More...

PFC Trenton Kershner

Achievement

U.S. Army PFC Trenton Kershner of Hot Springs deployed to southern Baghdad, Iraq Feb. 7. Kershner, a member of the 563rd Military Police, had been stationed at Fort Drum in Watertown, N.Y. More...

Emergency Conservation Program sign-up has begun

LEXINGTON — Melissa A. More...

Frontier Culture Museum curator to speak, March 12

STAUNTON — Ist dat nicht ein Flurkuchenhaus? Well if we are talking about the newly-opened Bowman House at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia in Staunton — it certainly is one, or at least it started out that way. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievements

Samantha WINCHESTER — Samantha Whitson of Deerfield, a university studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Shenandoah University in Winchester, was named to the fall 2008 dean's list. More...

Photo

Highland Elementary School recently celebrated the 100th day of school. Kindergarten students came dressed like 100 year-old folks. They class recycled 100 milk cartons to create an igloo for the winter season. More...

Sports

White nose syndrome found in area bats

WILLIAMSVILLE — A fungus responsible for the deaths of more than 100,000 bats on the East Coast was found last Wednesday, Feb. 25, on bats in Breathing Cave near the Highland/Bath border. More...

On Campus

The college basketball season is complete for a former Highland High star while a pair of former Bath County athletes continue to prepare for a possible career in football. More...

Two weeks sports schedule

Bath Friday, March 6 Girl s'/Boy scrimmage at Robert E. Lee, 5 and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12 Girls'/Boys' Soccer vs. Buffalo Gap, 5 and 7 p.m. Friday, March 13 Softball/Baseball @ Buffalo Gap, 4:30 p.m. More...

Early Files

Homestead staff saves guest life

The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 16, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Photo

Jeff Hiner, (pictured on left), Laura Crummett Honaker and Tim Duff are hard at work making maple doughnuts for the Highland County Maple Festival, in this early 2000s Recorder file photo. More...

25 years ago

March 8, 1984

• Highland County Clerk Sue Dudley reports that, as predicted, no candidates have filed for Monterey's election of mayor and six town council members. The deadline for filing was Tuesday, March 6. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Spending more on wind won't change landscape

On the surface, Highland County's decision to request stimulus money to pay for consultants to guide them on issues related to Virginia's first wind utility here on Allegheny Mountain seems like a positive step. More...

Pictorial

With the discovery of white nose syndrome in Bath County, and confirmation of the condition in Pendleton County, it is imperative that anyone who has been caving anywhere decontaminate their clothes and caving equipment used while caving, especiall More...

Electromagnetic field? Or plain stupidity?

A Party of One

My mother was right. Then again, the more we age, the smarter our mothers become. Mom always joked that I had a face that would stop a clock. At least, I think she was joking. But perhaps not. More...

Waldeck wants her board seat back

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School board member resigns

WARM SPRINGS — "With my deepest apologies to the people of Valley Springs District, March 3, 2009, I am resigning my position on the Bath County School Board. More...

New generation carries on maple syrup tradition

BLUE GRASS — Beyond Hardscrabble Road, just past High Knob Lane, Conley Colaw's sugar camp hugs the road near the old family homestead. The Colaws, of German origin, moved to this isolated region of Virginia from Pennsylvania in 1741. More...

Photographer needs subjects for Highland project

MONTEREY — "Hold very still," the photographer says, as he prepares to take a single photographic image. More...

Guns, drugs fill court agenda in Bath County

WARM SPRINGS - It all came down to whom the judge believed. Did Stanford Howard hide a cache of weapons behind a false wall in 2003? Or was it 2005? More...

VDOT closings may affect Highland

MONTEREY — Dale Perry, representing the Virginia Department of Transportation Verona Residency, told the Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday of a VDOT public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Virginia Department of Transportation Verona Residency representative Dale Perry told Highland supervisors VDOT is working on snow and ice removal and brush cutting. More...

No drugs found at BCHS

WARM SPRINGS — No drugs were found in a Feb. 27 search of Bath County High School, sheriff Larry Norfleet said Monday. More...

Supervisors ask for $1.5 million in stimulus money to pay for wind energy consultants

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisors agreed Tuesday they could use some help getting the proposed industrial wind energy utility here off the ground, and find a way to negotiate with the company to take advantage of the facility. More...

E-mail message legit, HTC says

MONTEREY — You can't be too careful these days with all the Internet scams floating around, and it's enough to make web and e-mail users skeptical and keep them on guard. More...

County approves tourist court in Mill Gap

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission held a joint public hearing last Thursday to hear comments on a proposed tourist court near Mill Gap and a proposed rezoning of 2.8 acres from light industrial to agr More...

Millboro Happenings

The photo shoot with the Glamour Magic program planned from March 6 to 9, at the Millboro Volunteer Fire Association building, will support the YMCA Millboro Child Care and YMCA Valley Seeds programs in Bath County. More...

Bath, Highland seniors participate in 'Go Red for Women'

HOT SPRINGS — On Thursday, Feb. 12, Bath and Highland seniors participated in the annual Health Connection Red Dress luncheon sponsored by Bath Community Hospital. More...

Achievement

Angela Diane Vess

STAUNTON — Angela Diane Vess of Warm Springs has been named to the dean's list at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton. More...

Bath Bluegrass Jamboree set for April 4

HOT SPRINGS — Allegheny Mountain Radio's seventh annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree has secured a lineup this year which includes The Bluegrass Brothers, Gold Heart and 220 South. The Bluegrass Brothers have been performing for 20 years. More...

Expanded tax break available for 2009 first-time homebuyers

RICHMOND — The Internal Revenue Service has announced that taxpayers who qualify for the first-time homebuyer credit and purchase a home this year before Dec. More...

'Find the Falcon' contest held March 1-31

STAUNTON — A "Big Read" event through Staunton's Downtown Development Association this month is a "Find the Falcon" contest, March 1-31. More...

Staunton Jewish Film Festival presents 'Bridging Gaps'

STAUNTON — April 3-5, Temple House of Israel, Staunton, will present "Bridging Gaps," The Staunton Jewish Film Festival, at Visulite Cinemas, Staunton. More...

Obituaries

Charles Thomas 'Tommy' Smith

HOT SPRINGS — Charles Thomas "Tommy" Smith, 62, of 8 Smith Hollow Road, Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 at his residence. He was born Aug. More...

Paul Junior Thompson

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Paul Junior Thompson, 80, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009. He was born in Tract Mountain on May 21, 1928, the son of the late George and Bessie Hartman Thompson. He married Shirley Ruth Thompson in June 1946 who survives. More...

Roscoe Wilson Rexrode

BRIDGEWATER — Roscoe Wilson Rexode, 90, of Bridgewater, passed away on March 2, 2009 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mr. Rexrode was born Dec. 8, 1918 in Hightown, the son of the late Arthur Lee and Grace Hiner Rexrode. More...

Religion

Lenten recital series at First Presbyterian Church in Covington

COVINGTON — A series of Lenten recitals has begun at First Presbyterian Church in Covington. More...

Special Services

Thursday, March 5 McDowell Presbyterian Church community pot luck supper at 6 p.m. Bring a dish and a friend. Saturday, March 21 Angel's Food Ministry distribution from 3-4 p.m. at Hot Springs Presbyterian Church. More...

Calendar

On the agenda

Highland County School Board Highland County Public Library Monday, March 9 7 p.m. < ITALIC> • Highla Education Association update. More...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Items for the Calendar may be e-mailed, faxed or mailed to: recordernews@htcnet.org; (540) 468-2048; P.O. Box 10, Monterey, Va. 24465. Item deadline: Tuesdays by noon. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County • Feb. 24 — Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. and Virginia State Trooper Elliot performed a checking detail along U.S. 220. • Feb. More...

Letters

Williamsville resident again admonishes U.S. Postal Service

Editor's note: The following letter was sent Feb. 21 to Jacob L. Cheeks, manager, Richmond District, United States Postal Service, from Williamsville resident C. Nelson Hoy, and shared with The Recorder. Dear Mr. More...

Williamsville needs its post office, resident explains

Editor, The Recorder, We did not get to attend the post office meeting at the Williamsville Church on Thursday, Feb. 12. I have apologized to all the neighbors I've seen since then. I have read The Recorder's articles on the meeting. More...

Hot Springs resident in search of beloved pet

Editor, The Recorder, Having lived in this area for 20 years, I felt comfortable in my decision to retire and remain in the community where I had taught and had my church activities for many satisfactory and memorable years. More...


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