December 17, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Volunteers help Christmas Mother

Volunteers from the Bolar Ruritan Club and the community were busy Tuesday assembling food boxes for the Christmas Mother program. All families assisted by the program receive a food basket, and a total of 138 will be distributed this year. More...

Federal judge halts wind plant in Greenbrier, WV

Is Virginia utility at risk for shut-down, too?

MONTEREY — "Wow." That's what many opponents of industrial wind energy said recently when a federal court ruled this month that a West Virginia project could violate the Endangered Species Act, and stopped the utility in mid-construction. More...

Survey says Highland wants more cell service

MONTEREY — The Highland County Economic Development Authority Technology subcommittee finalized its report to the EDA Tuesday, and subcommittee chair Nancy Witschey said 34 respondents to the survey sent out to 1,600 residents in September, w More...

EDA broadband survey results are in

Editor's note: The following list the questions, and responses, from 203 full-time and 103 part-time residents of Highland County provided for a survey taken by a committee of the Economic Development Authority. More...

Correction

The Highland County Courthouse burned down in March 1947, not 1949, as reported in the Fall Guide story on the Waggoner auction. All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. More...

Before welfare, who took care of the poor?

MONTEREY — Kansas author William D. Rexroad investigates life on the poor farm in his latest book, "The Poor Farm of Pendleton County, West Virginia," published this year. More...

Birth

Ryleigh Kay Phillips

HOT SPRINGS — Keswick and Teresa Phillips announce the birth of their daughter, Ryleigh Kay Phillips. She was born Oct. 9, 2009 in Fishersville. She weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces and was 19 and 1/2 inches long. More...

Keep in touch this holiday season

Some former area residents are now living away from home, and would enjoy receiving your notes and good wishes this season. More...

Christmas tradition comes alive at Homestead

HOT SPRINGS — The Homestead Resort continued a classic holiday tradition with the formal lighting on Wednesday, Nov.25 at 4 p.m. More...

Become an Allegheny Highlands master naturalist

DOUTHAT — Have you ever wanted to know more about the animals, plants or geology of the Alleghany Highlands? If so, the Virginia Master Naturalist training program was designed just for you. More...

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation expands, reorganizes

WINCHESTER — In a move designed to increase the effectiveness and capacity of the organization, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is expanding and reorganizing its staff. More...

Free clinic helps area residents

LOW MOOR — In these tough economic times, when people are struggling with everyday expenses, there is a facility available to those in need. More...

State warns about solicitation by Wishing Well Foundation

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Office of Consumer Affairs cautions the public that the Wishing Well Foundation USA, Inc., 3000 W. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Something fishy happening at HCPS

MONTEREY — Highland County middle school teacher Ginny Neil's sixth-grade science class is raising trout in the classroom. More...

Photos

Highland Elementary School students performed their holiday program to a packed gym Tuesday night. Each grade performed songs under the direction of Highland music teacher Jason Canze. More...

Photos

Wildcat Pride and Christmas Spirit are in full swing at Millboro Elementary School. Each class from preschool to grade seven created handmade ornaments for the Christmas tree in the school lobby. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Friday, Dec. 18 ¦ Monterey Presbyterian Church Choir and friends Christmas Cantata "Sing and Shout for Joy," at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow. Everyone welcome. Saturday, Dec. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH ¦ Bath County Public Library hosts "Mother Goose Time," on the third Tuesday of each month from 1-1:30 p.m. A program of stories, fingerplay, songs and rhymes for babies up to 24 months old and their caregivers. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County • Dec. 9 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker responded to several reports of fallen trees and debris in the road causing traffic hazards. • Dec. 9 — Deputy William D. More...

Letters

Property owners should be wary of losing rights

Editor, The Recorder, Has local government become so arrogant that it no longer respects private property rights and the basic privacy of homeowners? At the Dec. More...

Patient honors passing of a great physician

Editor, The Recorder, One of the giants of medicine has left us for a welldeserved award. Frank England was no ordinary man when it came to matters of the heart. He took his profession very seriously; but, rarely himself. More...

Highland will never be the same if turbines go up

Editor, The Recorder, There is only one first time. Before the first time, you are a virgin. After that, you are no longer a virgin. You have knowledge. For good or bad, you have knowledge. The skylines of Highland County are untouched. More...

Bath Christmas Parade postponed

Due to impending snowstorm, parade moved to Dec. 26

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Christmas Parade has been postponed until Saturday, Dec. 26. The lineup will take place at 1 p.m. More...

Parade promises holiday cheer

HOT SPRINGS - The Bath County Christmas Parade prances through Hot Springs this Saturday, celebrating its 25th year. You know what to expect: Jingle bells. Festive attire. Dogs decked out in Santa hats, dancing with delight. More...

Man pleads guilty to breaking and entering

MONTEREY — David Christopher Longa, 30, of Blue Grass, pleaded guilty Monday to felony possession of Percocet, a controlled substance; and felony breaking and entering of a dwelling in New Hampden. More...

Photo

Braving a cold rain Dec. More...

Wind project hearing on again Tuesday, Dec. 22

RICHMOND — After several delays, Virginia's Department of Historic Resources will finally have its day in court before the State Corporation Commission. More...

HMC gets advanced testing equipment

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center recently acquired ultrasound equipment to do its own echocardiograms and abdominal and vascular ultrasounds. Dr. More...

In Brief . . .

• Highland's EDA met Tuesday and discussed marketing plans for 2010. The EDA will have a booth at the Maple Festival. More...

Wintertide held two weekends

Woodworkers Lee Mitchell (left) and Bo Aldredge showed off their latest creations, and their biggest smiles, at The Highland Center during Wintertide. More...

Parade starts the holiday spirit in Millboro

The annual Christmas parade winds its way down Crooked Spur Road in Millboro toward the fire station amid plenty of candy being tossed to children along the route. More...

Douthat State Park lowering lake levels

DOUTHAT — Douthat State Park will begin lowering Douthat Lake beginning Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 and will begin refilling the lake on Friday, March 26, 2010. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Last Saturday's Christmas parade was a fun event. Short though it usually is, there are always some surprises, such as Smokey Bear making an appearance this year on a big truck. More...

Masonic Theatre invites you to help 'set stage for the future'

CLIFTON FORGE — The Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge, has begun its metamorphosis. First, the theatre was cleaned up by community volunteers in August. More...

Goodlatte introduces proposal to protect property rights

Washington , D.C. — Representative Bob Goodlatte introduced the Strengthening the Ownership of Private Property Act, H.R. More...

A post card Christmas ...

A young guest at The Homestead was found gazing at the hotel's Christmas tree. (Photo courtesy The Homestead) More...

Photos

The Woodrow Wilson District Ruritans held their Annual District Convention on Oct. 19, at the Weyers Cave Ruritan Community Building. The district is made up of 30 Ruritan Clubs and one Ruri-teen Club in the counties of Highland, Nelson and Augusta. More...

Obituaries

DORIS FAYE WEBB MCLEAR

WAYNESBORO — Doris Faye Webb McLear, 77, of 1054 Jefferson Ave., Waynesboro, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at Augusta Health. She was born Sept. 28, 1932 in Goshen, to the late Howard Oliver and Virginia Maude Cauley Webb. More...

FRANCES L. 'TOOTIE' BACK

HOT SPRINGS — Frances L. "Tootie" Back, 81, of 111 Ashwood Drive, Hot Springs, passed away Monday afternoon Dec. 14, 2009 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born Oct. 26, 1928 in Millboro, the daughter of Howard H. More...

AUdREY CARPENTER HAYSlETT

CLIFTON FORGE — Audrey Carpenter Hayslett, age 84, formerly of Donovan Street, Selma died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at The Woodlands Nursing Home, Clifton Forge. Born Jan. More...

Sports

Rams suffer 1st loss to Boys Home

Highland 69 Covington Boys Home 57 COVINGTON — The Highland Rams kept up their winning ways with a 12-point win over host Boys home last Monday, Dec. 7. More...

Bath ladies split season series with Buffalo Gap

Bath 51 VSDB 2 WARM SPRINGS —The Bath County Chargers easily defeated the VSDB Cardinals in an out-matched game Thursday night. More...

Cougars, Mounties beat Chargers

Alleghany 72, Bath 52 LOW MOOR — Alleghany Mountie Victor Brown nailed five three-pointers and led all scorers with 17 points as the Mountaineers beat the Chargers in the opening round of the Covington-Hot Springs Rotary Holiday Tournament More...

Early Files

Fate of old footbridge awaits area sentiments

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the April 16, 1970 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Photo

Cynthia Doyle, a first grader at Monterey Elementary School, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ceba Doyle of Mustoe, wasn't too unhappy as she received her measles shot from Dr. Paul C. More...

25 years ago

DECEMBER 20, 1984

• An investigation by federal and state authorities is now in full swing in Bath and Highland areas in an attempt to apprehend and convict the person or persons who shot an immature golden eagle in early November. More...

Opinions & Commentary

New Clifton Forge eatery 'all good'

Dining Delights

CLIFTON FORGE - Looking for good food, good service and good company? Find it all at Jack Mason's Tavern in Clifton Forge. The place is new and bright and clean and so friendly no one will ever feel like a stranger. And the food? More...

Limit the liability

Apparently, Highland County is going to get sued over the wind energy project — again. And apparently, some of our supervisors aren't worried. They should be. More...

Pictorial

You just gotta love this time of year. The folks of Millboro ushered us into the season beautifully last weekend when the village's annual Christmas parade brought big smiles to kids of all ages. More...


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