March 4, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Fire takes home, but family safe

McDOWELL— Fire consumed the small house along U.S. 250 halfway between Monterey and McDowell Monday night, destroying the possessions of a young couple married only last year, Erin and Jamie Will. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland County Planning Commission and Highland County Board of Supervisors held two joint public hearings last Thursday, Feb. More...

Should county support tourism initiative?

Maybe, if it includes the Highland wind energy utility, Rexrode says

MONTEREY — “Tourism is a touchy subject in the county,” said Highland County supervisor David Blanchard to his board colleagues Tuesday. More...

Photos

The top five finalists in the Highland County Maple Queen pageant held Saturday at Highland High School were (l-r) Tracy Chapman, Tiffany Armstrong, Caiti Lotts, Sarah Bradley and Molly Mobley. More...

Weather report

Precipitation Date Max. Min. More...

Millboro Happenings

• A meeting is being held today, March 4, at 6:30 p.m., to continue planning for this year’s Bath County Farmers’ Market. Vendors, volunteers and anyone interested is invited to attend at the Old Dairy in Warm Springs. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland parent pleas for schools’ budget

MONTEREY ­— Sue Cornelius and her husband, Robert, bought property in Highland County four years ago. She visited Highland Elementary School two years ago. More...

Group forms to save Highland schools

MONTEREY — Highland County Public Schools has costly problems. That’s nothing new. The schools are a major taxpayer expense. More...

School budget improves slightly

MONTEREY — Highland County Public Schools Superintendent Percy Nowlin offered a glimmer of hope that school budget problems won’t as bad as initially thought. More...

Sports

Green Wave takes Chargers in semi’s

WYTHEVILLE — It seemed like it all ended too soon for the Bath County Chargers’ basketball team last Thursday. They were defeated by the Narrows Green Wave 58-54 in the Region C semifinals. More...

Mustangs bump Chargers from Regionals

ELLISTON — It was the same Region C first round match-up for the BCHS Chargers as in football, but the result was different as the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs took the basketball win, 75-43, last Wednesday night, Feb. 24. More...

Pioneer District Standings

Girls More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Feb. 21 — Responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Deerfield Road. • Feb. 22 — Assisted a disabled motorist on Courthouse Hill Road. • Feb. More...

Letters

Rescue, VDOT personnel appreciated in bad weather

Editor, The Recorder, The past few months of snow and cancellations have certainly taken a toll on everyone. I just wanted to thank all the snow plow guys in Highland County. More...

Homemakers need help making apple dumplings

Editor, The Recorder, On behalf of the Highland Homemakers Club, I am requesting — begging — for help. More...

To send a letter to the editor for The Recorder:

The Recorder welcomes opinion from our readers. Letters should be typed or clearly hand-printed and kept as brief and to the point as possible. Submitted letters must contain a telephone number where the writer may be reached for verification. More...

School maintenance budget running low

WARM SPRINGS — The old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” will certainly apply to Bath County schools for the remainder of the year. More...

Sugar camps get ready for Maple Festival

MONTEREY — Snow has blanketed Highland County for more than two months and more snow could be on the way, but that hasn’t stopped folks from preparing for this year’s Highland County Maple Festival. More...

SCC rules in favor of Highland Wind

RICHMOND — Highland New Wind Development has prevailed in defending itself against a complaint by the state Department of Historic Resources. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Jeremy Mason of the Virginia Department of Transportation Verona Residency told supervisors Tuesday that street sweepers will be in Monterey next week and a pothole repair machine will be in the county by the end of the week. More...

Photos

The Monterey office of the Virginia Department of Transportation works on removing snow from Spruce Street so the streets can be swept for next weekend’s Maple Festival. More...

Photo

Three-year-old Owen Glenn, of Henrico County, recently spent time in Bath County with his grandparents, Berke and Martha Glenn. More...

Two volunteer groups coming to work at Douthat State Park

MILLBORO — A group of 11 volunteers from the American Hiking Society will travel from several different states to work at Douthat State Park, March 8-14. More...

Two sentenced in Bath court

WARM SPRINGS – A drunken driver who led state and local police on a three-county chase last August got a break in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. Eugene Marion Phillips, 71, admitted he was guilty of driving while intoxicated. More...

10 years on the musical highway

HOT SPRINGS — Think about bluegrass music in the Allegheny Highlands, and it’s hard to not think about the band 220 South. More...

Obituaries

KENNETH ALLEN PRITT

HOT SPRINGS — Kenneth “Kenny” Allen Pritt, 53, of 387 Loggers Road, Hot Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at his residence. He was born Nov. More...

WILSON TERY

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Wilson Terry, 66, Kingsport, TN, went into the hands of Jesus on Feb. 23, 2010 with his family and pastor by his side. More...

RALPH HULL SWECKER DDS

MONTEREY — Ralph Hull Swecker DDS, 89, of Monterey, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at his home. He was born Oct. 20, 1920 in Blue Grass, a son of the late Berlie T. and Lillian Hull Swecker. More...

Home & Property

Buy an FFA emblem to support local chapter

RICHMOND — The cashier at Southern States might ask you to part with an extra dollar this month. But don’t worry, it’s for a good cause. Southern States is supporting FFA by selling FFA emblems for $1. More...

Historic Masonic Theatre launches its 2010 season

CLIFTON FORGE — The Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge continues to celebrate its 105th anniversary by launching its 2010 season with an evening of Irish Music on March 12. More...

Angus breeder recognized nationally

HIGHTOWN — Dareld Puffenbarger of Hightown has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having five registered Angus cows included in the association’s 2010 Pathfinder Report. More...

Early Files

Permission given to board to purchase school site

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 7, 1960 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Photo

Prices from “The Good Old Days” — Looking down the list of 1918 building material prices reminds one more of the prices on a modern day grocery list than for house building materials More...

25 years ago

MARCH 7, 1985

• The Bath County School Board met Tuesday with the Special Education Advisory Committee to consider the group’s request for aid in providing transportation for adults to sheltered workshops, which are located in Covington. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Cut the strings

Bath and Highland schools, like the rest in Virginia, are fighting an uphill budget battle this year — one they won’t win. More...

Pictorial

Highland’s Destination Imagination team — Bethany Hoover, Haley Warner, Michael Lotts and Katie Amirault — show school board chairman Kirk Billingsley what they did to take third pla More...

Heroes have a happy night

A Party of One

I couldn’t decide whether to tag this A Party of One, or Dining Delights. Sometimes serendipity reigns, and you get both. More...


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