November 5, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Bath approves meals tax

WARM SPRINGS — In this case, the second time was the charm. After failing by about 400 votes last year, a proposed meals tax was passed this year by Bath County voters, 922-830. More...

Republicans dominate in Highland precincts

MONTEREY — Highland County woke up red Wednesday morning following an overwhelming show of support for Republican candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and 20th district delegate. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, VDOT residency administrator Tim Fitzgerald told the Highland County Board of Supervisors the drainage pipe on Route 607 was "in pretty good shape. More...

Pocahontas turned away at wind site

Boundary commission meeting set for Nov. 19

MONTEREY — After driving from Marlinton, W.Va., early Saturday morning to accompany the West Virginia Boundary Commission to the Highland New Wind Development project, Pocahontas County commissioners were told in no uncertain terms they would More...

Can visual impacts be mitigated?

West Virginia agency accepts grant offer from wind company

CHARLESTON, W.Va. More...

West Virginia agency says project drainage covered

MONTEREY — A recent letter from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection about the Highland New Wind Development project caused some confusion about whether the 38-megawatt utility's site plans had changed. More...

Bath Christmas Mother makes appeal

HOT SPRINGS — More applications than ever before have been taken for the 2009 Bath County Christmas Mother Program. The program this year is expected to serve more than 300 people. Many of these applicants are new to the program this year. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Millboro Elementary School will hold a free fall festival this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 4-7 p.m., with fun activities and games for kids, a bake sale, basket raffle and food for sale. More...

Memorial 5K establishes scholarship fund

MILLBORO - The first 5K walk/run to establish a scholarship fund in memory of Trooper Kevin Manion will have raised about $500, with some pledges still to come in, according to John Green, who organized the event with his wife, Mandy, through the More...

Jubilee to feature Church Sisters at high school Nov. 7

WARM SPRINGS — The Church Sisters, 13-year-old twins Sarah and Savannah Church, will bring bluegrass gospel and old hymns to the seventh annual old fashioned gospel jubilee on Saturday, Nov. 7. More...

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Recently Jaimie Lomasney, visitor services specialist at Douthat State Park, presented a program titled "Butterfly Kapers" to second grade students from Highland Elementary School. More...

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A gala fund-raising brunch at Dabney S. Lancaster College brought about $28,000 to the school's education foundation. "Bubbles, Bands and Brunch: Boogie on the Bayou" featured Cajun food, authentic Cajun music, and a silent auction. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Nov. 10 — 7 p.m. Bath County Courthouse Room 115 • Recognition of high school building trades students from Joey Altizer's class and their work to provide More...

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"I figured it out; instead of just wishing for a brain, I'm building a great brain by reading fact filled articles in The Smithsonian at the Bath County Historical Society. More...

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First place kindergarten costume winner Erin Brendel (left) was a '50s sock hopper at the Highland Elementary School Halloween Carnival last Friday. Next to her is second place, tooth fairy Carly Thomas. (Photo courtesy David Cockerham) More...

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Recently Daniel "Firehawk" Abbott presented a program titled "Origins" to students from Valley Elementary School. The program was sponsored by Douthat State Park. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Persinger, Billingsley — Pioneer champs

BUENA VISTA — Bath Charger Matt Persinger and Highland Ram Hayley Billingsley claimed individual titles at the Pioneer District cross country championships last Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Parry McCluer High School. More...

Chargers clobbered by Knights

BUCHANAN — James River's Jordan Talbott threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns as the Knights defeated the Bath County Chargers, 26-7, to win the Pioneer District football title Friday night. More...

Hungry Wildcats in Warm Springs

For the second week in a row, the Bath County Chargers face a team needing a victory over the black and orange to make the playoffs. Last week, the James River Knights secured a playoff spot with a convincing win. More...

Early Files

FROM OUR EARLY FILeS

This March 17, 1977 Recorder file photo shows Charles S. More...

25 years ago

November 8, 1984

• Despite freezing rain, occasional snow, and cold temperatures, voters turned out in great numbers in Bath and Highland counties on Tuesday, Nov. 6. President Ronald Reagan and U.S. More...

50 years ago

November 5, 1959

• Clifton N. Foster, a traveling science demonstration teacher from the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies in Oak Ridge, Tenn., is spending this week at Monterey High School. Mr. More...

Opinions & Commentary

The people might be right on this

If Virginia's State Corporation Commission convenes the hearing planned on Tuesday, the outcome will have a ripple effect across multiple counties and states. More...

Pictorial

Creigh and Pam Deeds were all smiles Tuesday morning in Millboro, giving an enduring hug in the wee hours of Election Day. The couple has much to be proud of. More...

Wind project hearing cancelled

RICHMOND — Virginia’s State Corporation Commission has cancelled the hearing that was set for Tuesday on the Highland New Wind Development project. More...

Agency asks to postpone hearing on wind project

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Highland High's graduation rate highest in state

MONTEREY — Highland High School had an on-time graduation rate of 96.6 percent last year, the highest in the state, HHS principal Kelly Wilmore announced at Monday's school board meeting. More...

Waldeck retains Valley Springs seat

WARM SPRINGS — It's been a long, strange, eight-month trip, but at the conclusion of the journey, the Valley Springs District seat on the Bath County School Board is right back where it started — in the hands of Barbara Waldeck. More...

Decision on shelter agreement delayed

HOT SPRINGS — Citing concerns about provisions of a proposed emergency shelter agreement with the Red Cross, the Bath County School Board delayed action on the agreement until December in order to have its attorney make recommendations. More...

Wind project hearing set for Tuesday

Citizens, officials grapple with towers' effects on Allegheny

ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN — Protecting a Civil War battlefield is not what Dawn Brown Barrett planned to do this fall. More...

Smithsonian connection to wind site questioned

MONTEREY — Allegheny Mountain residents analyzing information from Highland New Wind Development last week urged their Congressman, Nick Rahall, to look into an archaeological study done by Dr. Linda Perry for the developer. More...

Developer improves wind project plans

MONTEREY — At the end of August, Highland New Wind Development LLC had long to-do list. More...

Highland to compete in Lego contest

HARRISONBURG — Teams from Highland Elementary School and Highland Middle School will be among 20 teams competing Saturday, Nov. 7, in the annual First Lego League robotics competition at James Madison University. More...

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The cameraman took this shot on the run past the Not so Wicked Halloween Witch of West Main Street, Monterey, Phyllis Whetzel. Boo! (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

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Hunter Joe Grimm, age 9, of Millboro, killed this 8-point buck on Nov. 3. It was his first deer taken with a muzzleloader. (Photo courtesy Rhonda Grimm) More...

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The Warm Springs Valley Garden Club has announced its recipient for the 2009 Golden Trowel Award, given with appreciation to a business or individual who has helped make Bath County a more beautiful place. More...

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The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs hosted a "Cheers for the Chamber" event Monday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. (Photo courtesy Bath County Chamber of Commerce) More...

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Emily Kimble of Sundance Express was honored this year at the American Clogging Hall of Fame World Championships in Maggie Valley. More...

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The Sundance Express qualified for and competed at the World Clogging Championship which took place in Maggie Valley in October. More...

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Oct. 28, The Nature Conservancy hosted a "Cheers for the Chamber" event at its new Collis/Warner Overlook on Warm Springs Mountain at Flag Rock. It was a beautiful evening for a short hike, refreshments and fellowship. More...

Wedding

Smith — Moats

McDOWELL — On Sept. 19, 2009 Kelly Marie Smith and Devon Miles "Gady" Moats were united in marriage at the McDowell Presbyterian Church by pastor Elizabeth Pyles. The bride is the daughter of Larry Smith and Kay Smith of McDowell. More...

Foundation announces grants

LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Area Community Foundation has awarded a grant to the Millboro Area Rescue Squad to assist with buying a trailer for an ATV rescue vehicle. More...

Schools

Locker room plumbing tentatively approved

HOT SPRINGS — Almost $26,000 in plumbing work in the Bath County High School football locker room was approved Tuesday by the Bath County School Board. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting at Valley Elementary School Tuesday, the Bath school board appointed Martha Carter as a teacher at VES and accepted the resignation of VES teacher Pamela Farmer effective Nov. 4. More...

School projects spark debate

HOT SPRINGS — Preliminary discussion began Tuesday on what the Bath County School Board intends to include in its capital improvement plan for fiscal years 2010-11 through 2014- 15. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Saturday, Nov. 14 Hot Springs Presbyterian Church Angel Food distribution from 3-4 p.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH "Staying Active and Being Informed After 60," — a program at Bacova Wellness Center. Every at 10 a.m. For more information contact Jeanne Apgar, (540) 839-5604. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County • Oct. 28 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Jackson River Turnpike. • Oct. 28 — Cutlip responded to a report of a vehicle crash on Route 39. • Oct. More...

Letters

Shop local? Why should we? reader wonders

Editor, The Recorder, In today's society, we hear a lot about shopping locally. I want to share my experience shopping locally. I recently went into a store in our small community to purchase a few grocery items. More...

County should reconsider constitutional offices

Editor, The Recorder, As you read this, think of the people in the county that you depend on and trust to give you guidance, information or advice. Who do you think of? More...

Highland electoral board costs $4,900 annually

Editor, The Recorder, In reference to the state budget cut concerns of the Highland County Board of Supervisors, we think it only fair the residents of this county know the salaries of the electoral board referred to in last week's Recorder: Secre More...


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