February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Medical center still wants parking lot

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center acting executive director Debbie Perdue called Monterey Mayor Janice Warner recently about the proposal to transfer part of Carver Meadow to HMC to upgrade parking. More...

Water Street will be closed during festival

MONTEREY — Mayor Janice Warner told town council last week she had heard concerns about closing north Water Street during the Maple Festival. More...

In Brief . . .

Monterey Town Council

• Kevin Wagner asked town council last Thursday for permission to display baby lambs and llamas on his property during Maple Festival. “There’s no ordinance to prohibit it,” said town attorney Melissa Dowd. More...

Man arrested second time

WARM SPRINGS – A Burnsville man arrested on drug charges as the result of a grand jury indictment handed down Jan. 19 has been arrested again, Bath sheriff Larry Norfleet said Tuesday. More...

2010 Virginia State legislative update

RICHMOND – Some of the legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Bath and Highland representatives in the General Assembly continues to progress. Here’s the latest. Bath Sen. Creigh Deeds’ bills now stand as follows: More...

Meals tax ordinance tabled

WARM SPRINGS – Following a public hearing at which only two people spoke, the Bath County Board of Supervisors tabled action on a meals tax ordinance until its March meeting to receive more input. More...

Deadline approaches for council candidates

MONTEREY — “The election is coming up May 4, and we have to get our names on the ballot,” said Monterey mayor Janice Warner, at last Thursday’s town council meeting. More...

Tobacco prevention program comes to Bath, Highland

BATH/HIGHLAND — The Virginia Rural Health Resource Center, in cooperation with the Bath and Highland counties public school systems, is in its eighth consecutive year of conducting the tobacco-use prevention programs for youth at all schools i More...

On the agenda

Bath County School Board Monday, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m. School Administration Building, Warm Springs • Joint meeting with the Bath County Board of Supervisors for budget work session. More...

Weight Watchers program popular in Highland

MONTEREY — Who do you know who has lost 500 pounds? The members of the Highland County Weight Watchers have. The first meeting was held on Oct. 28, and since that time, members have been celebrating their success at losing weight. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Gentry nets 1,000 in Rocket defeat

NEW CASTLE — Bath senior guard Eric Gentry scored 14 points and became the sixth BCHS boys’ basketball player to score 1,000 career points as the Chargers crushed the Craig Rockets 63-30 Thursday. More...

Bath storms past Craig

NEW CASTLE — Bath guards Allison Sharp (11 points), Angela Herscher (10), and Hannah Robertson (9) combined for 30 points off the deadly BC full-court press as the Chargers cruised to a 51-22 win over the Craig County Rockets Thursday night. More...

Rams snowballed in Pioneer District play

James River 80 Highland 26 MONTEREY — The James River Knights, the No. 3 team in Group A state rankings, visited Highland before the snow last Thursday and dusted the Rams with a 50-point win. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 27 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a report of keys locked inside a vehicle on Park Drive. • Jan. 27 — Cutlip responded to a report of keys locked inside a vehicle on Route 39. • Jan. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Bad roads, good calls

It’s a pain to postpone the work of governance, but officials have made the right decisions about holding public meetings recently — holding off on them when the weather made the roads hazardous. More...

Pictorial

We often tout our community’s generous spirit. People here are quick to lend each other a hand, an ear, or a shoulder in times of trouble. More...

A corporation is not human

Conversations

The U.S. Supreme Court recently gave corporations more freedom in how they spend their money during federal elections in Citizens United vs. the Federal Elections Commission. More...

Photo

Dwarfed by vast whiteness, Carl Hull of Blue Grass ventures high with his backhoe to clear Polly Newlon and Keith Carson’s road from the recent wintry onslaught. More...

U.S. 250 gets closed to through traffic

MONTEREY — The third major storm in a month added more inches Tuesday to at least a foot of snow already on the ground throughout the Highlands. More...

Mayor, DEQ still at odds

MONTEREY — Winter has arrived in the Highlands and work at the Monterey wastewater treatment plant upgrade has slowed, but the Department of Environmental Quality has been busy pushing the town to move faster, despite the weather. More...

Parked cars cause problems for plows

MONTEREY — “Does the town have anything that says cars have to be moved when it snows?” asked councilman Dale Hammer at last Thursday’s town meeting. “Several vehicles never move. More...

Who fills the pool?

MONTEREY — Is the town responsible for refilling the county pool free of charge? The question came up at the town council meeting last Thursday, but one councilman indicated it wouldnít be an issue for several more years. More...

Hit & run under investigation

WARM SPRINGS – The Bath County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police are looking for a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident Monday around 1 p.m. on Route 609, Dry Run Road. More...

Photo

The 2nd team of the HHC 116th BCT VA National Guard from Staunton arrived in Highland County Tuesday to assist Highland’s emergency personnel in aiding those unable to manage normal routines due More...

In Brief . . .

Bath Board of Supervisors

• Supervisors tabled action on a proposed fire and security alarm regulation ordinance Tuesday. More...

Millboro Happenings

• For those getting cabin fever and need a break from shoveling snow, Tender Heart Quilts is offering free demonstrations of the “Kiss” method, “Keep it Sew Simple,” this Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Highlander makes the most of snowbound days

The past weekend of snow found many of us trapped inside, watching TV and the Super Bowl, catching up with our paperwork (tax time!) or maybe digging out a vehicle to find a cure for cabin fever. I decided to play in the snow instead. More...

Ruffed Grouse Society plans habitat project

HARRISONBURG — The H.C. Edwards Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will have a booth at the Western Virginia Sport Show at Expoland on Feb. 26-28 to let people know about the society and raise money for habitat projects planned in the area. More...

Schools

Budget news bleak for Bath schools

WARM SPRINGS – Bath County superintendent of schools David Smith didn’t mince words at the beginning of a budget work session held by the school board last Thursday. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

• An agreement with the Red Cross to use school facilities as emergency shelters was approved by Bath school board members. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Saturday, Feb. 13 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist Church Women’s Group and Youth Group host a Valentine’s Day Dinner for church members at 6:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish. 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...

Home & Property

‘First Families’ to be showcased

McDOWELL — If you add up the descendants of 131 pioneers who settled in Highland County between 1743 and 1870, the total is an astonishing 94,502. More...

4-H Camp counselor jobs now available

HIGHLAND/BATH — Applications are now being accepted for the positions of Junior 4-H Camp teen counselor and counselor-in-training. Positions are open to youth 13 -18 years of age in Bath and Highland counties. More...

VCE beef web seminar planned

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension will host an Internet based seminar for beef cattle producers on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Early Files

Prisoner moved after Thursday night jailbreak

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 13, 1963 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Photo

Highland’s Volunteer Fire Department was represented at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival by Miss Lynn Pritchard, shown here on the tonneau of the convertible, which carried her in the Firem More...

25 years ago

FEBRUARY 14, 1985

• The Bath County Board of Supervisors has voted 4-11 to begin the repayment of the illegally collected 1983 unit levy funds by April 1. The vote was taken following a brief executive session in an unusually short meeting on Tuesday night. More...


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