September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Williamsville optimistic about post office

WILLIAMSVILLE — While no official decision has been made yet, residents working to keep a post office in Williamsville are cautiously optimistic the U.S. Postal Service will allow a facility to remain open there. More...

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 5

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election is Oct. 5, and the last day to vote by absentee ballot is Oct. 31. The voter registration office in Bath is open from 8:30 a.m. until noon and 1-4:30 p.m. More...

Governor appoints commission to settle state line dispute

MARLINTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is preparing to find out exactly where the state line is between Pocahontas County, and Highland County, Va., particularly as it relates to the Highland New Wind Development project. More...

Wind project unlikely to involve federal oversight

An in-depth look at how Virginia's first wind energy utility has avoided federal agencies

MONTEREY — Frustration spreads. Virginia's first industrial wind utility has been a lightning rod for criticism for more than seven years. More...

Bath, Highland schools all now fully accredited

RICHMOND — All public schools in both Bath and Highland counties are fully accredited based on results from 2008-09 Standards of Learning testing, the Virginia Department of Education announced Wednesday. More...

County comp plan inches forward

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday afternoon to review the chapters of the proposed revisions to the county comprehensive plan pertaining to community services and government. More...

Town approves sign ordinance

MONTEREY — Town council amended the town and county zoning ordinance last Thursday to require signs and sign structures to be at least one foot away from existing sidewalks, that sign illumination "shall be focused upon the area of the sign a More...

In Brief . . .

Monterey Town Council

• Mayor Janice Warner told town council last Thursday the wastewater treatment plant upgrade was on schedule. "Rebar came today and gravel is already in. We are getting ready for the plant," she said. More...

Small discharge of oil hits West Strait Creek

MONTEREY — "If you smell gas or oil where it shouldn't' be, you should call the sheriff's office immediately," said Highland County Volunteer Fire Department fire chief Elmer Waybright. More...

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Dorcas Lohr of Waynesboro, received a Virginia Grown bag and goodies from assistant market master Ethan Smith on Sheep and Wool Day at The Highland Farmers' Market. More...

Rockbridge Community Services observes National Recovery Month

LEXINGTON — This month is the 20th annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, an initiative of the U.S. More...

Correction

Clint Bowers, winner of the Highland County Fair R&R Productions Demolition Derby says the fair article last week incorrectly attributed to him the characteristics of crocodile. The sentence should have read that he waited like an "alligator. More...

Bear, coyote program offered

LOW MOOR — Not just for the woods any longer, the local bear and coyote population has been finding the backyards of residents more and more appealing, leaving many families a little disconcerted. More...

Discover alternatives to high energy bills

MILLBORO — When was the last time a utility company offered to reduce your monthly bill? BARC Electric Cooperative is leading the way on Sept. 19 with its first Energy Expo Day at the company headquarters in Millboro. More...

Wildlife Management Area study began Sept. 1

WARM SPRINGS — The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and researchers from Virginia Tech 's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences will launch a year-long study beginning Sept. More...

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1st Lt. Thomas Stevenson (foreground), son of Jim and Lucy Stevenson, Mill Gap, and a graduate of Bath County High School class of 2002, and Virginia Military Institute class of 2006, More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers stop conversion for win

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Charger defense overloaded the right side on a Buffalo Gap 2-point conversion and tackled Bison running back Phillip Smith seven yards short of paydirt with 28 seconds left in the game to give the Chargers a one More...

Pigskin report

TAMPA - John Phillips and the Dallas Cowboys had a successful opening to the NFL season with a 34-21 win over Tampa Bay Sunday. The former Bath County Charger saw plenty of action in the contest on special teams and offense. More...

Rams look for 1st win

Highland vs. Craig MONTEREY— The Highland County Rams hosted the Craig County Rockets for a Saturday afternoon doubleheader and the Rockets took hope a quick two-game sweep, 25-11, 25-18; 25-15, 25-7. Highland vs. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH Saturday, Sept. 19 Picking and singing at The Tree Farm, 4333 Muddy Run Road, Williamsville. Bring lunch, musical instruments, chain saws and pickups. Firewood is free — you cut. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County • Sept. 9 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker responded to a report of stolen items on Forestry Road. • Sept. 9 —Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. responded to a report of dirt bikes being operated on the roadway. More...

Letters

Blankenship reports to board on Mountain Crest

Editor's note: The following statement was given to the Bath County Board of Supervisors recently by Mary Susan Blankenship, and shared with The Recorder. More...

An open letter to Tal McBride, Highland Wind

Editor's note: The following letter was written in response to e-mails sent by Tal McBride of Highland New Wind Development to Dawn Barrett, a resident of Allegheny Mountain, and shared with The Recorder. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Who's being stubborn?

We can understand why Highland New Wind Development might feel testy these days, given the mounting pressure to meet various state and local requirements attached to its 38-megawatt wind facility under construction. More...

Pictorial

OK, so not everyone's a football fan, or a fan of the National Football League. But really, how can you not support, at least in principle, the very first Bath County boy to hit the big league? More...

SCC hearing limited to one motion tomorrow

Full hearing on Highland New Wind case to be rescheduled
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Chargers 2-2 after loss to Mountaineers

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Rexrode family patriarch reinterred after 210 years

FRANKLIN, WV - Zach Rexroth and his wife Anna Maria now rest with many of their Rexrode descendants, in a well-tended cemetery surrounded by peaceful rolling meadows and mighty mountains. More...

Wind project case goes to hearing

MONTREY — "We need to preserve every battlefield we can. These places are consecrated. They are blessed by the shedding of blood." Professor James I. Robertson Jr. More...

State agencies cooperating on wind project, Secretary says

RICHMOND — Scrutiny of the state's first wind power plant has intensified, now that state agencies have had a chance to review its plans. Sept. More...

Does permitting offer protection?

MONTEREY — Whether you're putting up a new home or an electric utility, like Highland New Wind Development, there are permits aplenty to get. More...

Clarification

• Dave Smith of McDowell, former member of the Highland County Industrial Development Authority, wants to make his position on campgrounds in Highland clear. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• At a work session Tuesday afternoon called to review the Highland County comprehensive plan, supervisors went into closed session to discuss the potential appointment of personnel and contract negotiations. More...

'Strip mall' property rezoned by town, county

MONTEREY — Town council approved the rezoning of one half of a 1.7-acre lot belonging to Hilde MacLean on the east end of town on U.S. 250 Thursday. More...

Monterey council wants to eliminate car decals

MONTEREY — "Some people have not bought decals," said mayor Janice Warner at Thursday's town council meeting. "Should we write a letter? Remind them? Or we'll take legal action? More...

Blacksmith shares celebration of Appalachian Heritage at Douthat State Park on Oct. 10

MILLBORO - Apple Day, a celebration of Appalachian Heritage will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the beach complex, and several demonstrators from the area will be there throughout the day to exhibit their craft or art. More...

Millboro Happenings

• BARC Electric will hold the second annual Energy Expo this Saturday, Sept. 19, at local headquarters in Millboro. More...

It's in the mail

MONTEREY — Watch for a high-speed Internet survey in your mailbox soon. The Highland Economic Development Authority is asking for feedback on the importance of affordable high-speed Internet access in the county. More...

Bath loses a friend and creative force

WARM SPRINGS - All of Bath County lost a creative advocate last Saturday. The news that Sally Johnson had passed away stunned the community. More...

Author Janet Lembke to appear at Bath County Public Library

WARM SPRINGS — Critically acclaimed author, Janet Lembke, will be at the Bath County Public Library, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, to read from her latest work. The library is located at 96 Courthouse Hill Rd. in Warm Springs. More...

Second horse in 2009 tests positive for West Nile Virus

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced the second positive case of West Nile Virus in a horse in 2009. The horse, an 11-year-old Andalusian male, is from Augusta County. More...

2009 Livestock Sale a success

MONTEREY — The 2009 Highland County Fair Livestock Sale grossed just under $72,000 in support of local 4-H and FFA youth livestock projects. More than 58 businesses, organizations, and individuals participated. More...

Obituaries

Sally Joann Johnson

WARM SPRINGS — Sally Joann Johnson, 60, of Warm Springs, passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. More...

Barbara Lynn 'Bobby' Hodge

RADCLIFF, Ky. — Barbara Lynn "Bobby" Hodge of Radcliff, 38, passed away Aug. 15, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She was a native of Hot Springs and was a homemaker. More...

Philip John Stahon

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Philip John Stahon, 44, of Charlottesville, died Sept. 8, 2009. He was a resident of Charlottesville for more than 20 years. He was born Oct. 2, 1964, in Erie, Pa. More...

Religion

Calls for Christian Revival on anniversary of 9/11

CAN MONTE R EY — " God didn't send those planes into those towers on 9/11," said the Rev. Chip Hill of Word of Faith Church. "He stepped back when people said they didn't want him anymore. "Lord, we want you. More...

Special Services

Sunday, Sept. 20 through Wednesday, Sept. 23 Church of God of Prophecy Revival beginning at 11 a.m., on Sunday, Sept. 20 and 7 p .m. nightly Sunday, Sept. 20 through Wednesday, Sept. 23. Speaker is Pastor Randy Cosner. More...

Regular Weekly Services

Saturdays Highland Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sabbath School, 10 a.m. church service, 11 a.m. Sundays Asbury United Methodist Church holds worship service at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. More...

Early Files

Tunnel bored into mountainside to test feasibility of dam project

Editor's note: The following articles were gleaned from the March 1, 1973 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

September 20, 1984 • Mrs. Alan Puffenbarger, the former Darlene Waggoner, was honored Friday night at a bridal shower at the home of her mother, Mrs. Roy Waggoner Sr., and her aunt Miss Wreathia Ruckman. More...

50 years ago

September 17, 1959 • Chilly evening and morning temperatures have caused Highlanders to bring out sweaters and light fires and although no frost has been reported in the Monterey area, the thermometer dropped to an official 36 degrees last More...


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