February 4, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Stream walk will study Millboro flooding

Residents concerned about drinking water issues, also

MILLBORO — Work to find a solution for flooding along Cabin Creek will take to the field March 17 when the county and several agencies will conduct a stream walk along the creek. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland County Planning Commission conducted a review Jan. 28 of a conditional use permit application from Patricia Reum to operate a bed and breakfast in a residential (R-1) district in New Hampden on one-half acre. More...

Correction

Last week’s article on the Highland SPCA misspelled the name of The Attic volunteer Donna Echart. More...

Bath Country Historical Society closes temporarily

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Historical Society on Courthouse Hill in Warm Springs will be closed from Feb. 2 until an announcement is made in May. More...

General Assembly session rolls forward

RICHMOND — As the General Assembly continues its work, much of the legislation offered and supported by Bath and Highland representatives is still afloat. Bath’s Sen. More...

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Ezra and Dottie Halterman of Monterey will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Feb. 6. They were married Feb 6, 1960 in Roanoke. The couple has one son that lives in Greensboro, N.C. More...

Club to hold music contest

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath Highland Lion Lioness Club will hold the annual Bland Music Scholarship Contest on Feb. 28, 3:30 p.m. at Valley Elementary School. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools request 244 percent increase in county budget support

MONTEREY — Highland County is left with few options to make up for a projected $400,000 shortfall in state support to education — raise taxes, take money from capital improvement funds, cut staff benefits or teaching positions, or get th More...

Art students turn trash to treasure

WARM SPRINGS – Art teacher Bill Lindsey admits he’s a pack rat. Sometimes, that’s a good thing. Just before the 2009-10 school year started last August, Lindsey took his household trash to the Dumpsters in Warm Springs. More...

School spending bill passes education committee

RICHMOND — Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (RStaunton) is chief patron of House Bill 76, a measure to change the way money is spent for education, which passed in the Education Committee on Monday. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Published weekly There are no special services this week. Regular Weekly Services Published once a month, on the first week of each month. More...

Home & Property

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board

• Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore is requesting donations for the new Mixed Martial Arts Club. More...

Early Files

ABC-TV brings national audience to quaint, peaceful Bath County

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 1, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher. More...

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June K. Wood of Frankford, W.Va. submitted this picture of what she believes is the first automobile owned by a resident of Highland County. More...

25 years ago

FEBRUARY 7, 1985

• The sale of the Highland Inn for $320,000 was completed last week, setting a record for the largest real estate sale ever in the history of the town of Monterey. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Time has come to hold back the waters

We applaud current efforts to figure out why Millboro is flooding — and with all due respect to the concerted efforts of those involved, it’s high time to get this under control before it gets worse. More...

Pictorial

You really have to hand it to our local road-scraping contingent. More...

Personal recipes will carry lessons to next generation

From Sunny Creek

Remember those cookbooks the ladies’ group at the church or school put together that let all members of the community contribute favorite recipes? More...

One meeting cancelled, the other still on  Free Access 

Today's snow still falling on Highlands

MONTEREY — For the second week in a row, heavy snow has affected the county supervisors’ schedule. The Highland board meeting scheduled for tonight, Feb. More...

State drops fraud charges against HMC director

MONTEREY — Fraud charges against Highland Medical Center’s executive director have been dropped. More...

DEQ proposes action against Bath service authority

HARRISONBURG — Due to permit violations at the Hot Springs sewage treatment plant, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has proposed a consent order and enforcement action against the Bath County Service Authority. More...

Small wind turbine approved on Route 609

MONTEREY — While the giant wind turbines proposed for the western part of Highland County continue to generate doubt, smaller turbines for personal use are quietly gaining a foothold. More...

More arrests in grand jury indictments

WARM SPRINGS – The Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force had a busy night Monday; in the end, four people were arrested on charges, three of them related to drugs. More...

Millboro Happenings

• The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association has announced a slight change of plans for the Valentine’s dinner fund-raiser. It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, but reservations need to be called in a week earlier, by Feb. More...

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Sharon Kincheloe’s reception went on as scheduled despite snowy roads on Sunday, January 31 at the Highland County Public Library and may be seen in its Mountain View Room through March 11. More...

American Cancer Society searching for volunteers

ROANOKE — The American Cancer Society is searching for volunteers to assist with the Road to Recovery Program in Alleghany and Bath counties. The Road to Recovery program is a free service for cancer patients who lack transportation. More...

Obituaries

MARY COPELAND HOGUE

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Mary Copeland Hogue went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Pendleton Manor Nursing Home, Franklin. She was born Nov. 29, 1921 to Wyatte Bert and Jennie Arthur Copeland in Ashland, Ky. More...

EVELYN LAYTON MATHENEY

MILLBORO — Evelyn Layton Matheney, 74, of 11052 Cowpasture River Highway, Millboro, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at her residence. She was born Aug. More...

THURMAN THOMAS JONES

RICHMOND — Thurman Thomas Jones, of Richmond, departed this life, Jan. 25, 2010. He was born July 9, 1928, in Thomastown, Bath County, the son of the late Ira E. and Mamie James Jones. More...

Sports

Cruising Chargers clobber Cougars

COVINGTON — The Bath County Chargers brought their district-leading show to the Cougar Den and lit up the place with a 69-42 victory last Wednesday, Jan. 28. More...

Bath stormed by Knights

BUCHANAN — The district-leading James River Knights continued their four-year winning streak over Pioneer opponents with a 71-33 victory over the Bath County Chargers Thursday evening. More...

Cougars pressure Rams for win

COVINGTON — The Highland Rams jumped to a 17-10, first-quarter lead but the home-standing Covington Cougars quadrupled Highland’s scoring in the second period on their way to a 73-48 win over the Rams last Thursday night. More...

Letters

Goodall, Hamilton photos enjoyed by Recorder reader

Editor, The Recorder, This morning in church we read Psalm 19, in which are the words, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims its Maker’s handiwork.” It brought to mind recent color photos by Pen Goodall an More...

Health care costs going to only get worse for citizens

Editor, The Recorder, Our health care system is an embarrassment to me. We continue to pump grotesque amounts of money into it, leaving many of us having difficulty meeting other financial obligations. More...

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