November 4, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Work to resume on wind plant?

MONTEREY — After about a year of no activity, equipment is back on Allegheny Mountain this week at the site where Henry T. “Mac” McBride of Harrisonburg intends to build a 39-megawatt wind energy plant. More...

Drug testing too costly, principal says

MONTEREY — Last month at the Highland County School Board meeting, principal Kelly Wilmore proposed drug testing high school athletes. More...

Christmas Mother program well under way

HOT SPRINGS — Applications have been received with more on the way, donations are coming in and people have already started adopting families. More...

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Last weekend, Rebecca Landrum and Graham Kershner were honored at the American Clogging Hall of Fame World Championships in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. More...

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Mary Barnes, secretary, and John Haney, chair, (right), share a moment of appreciation and gratitude with Jim Tennant (seated) in presenting him with a resolution honoring his 40 years of service on t More...

Sen. Warner coming to town this Monday

MONTEREY — Sen. Mark Warner will visit Highland County Monday, to talk with veterans, civic group members, and citizens. Warner will meet with members of the VFW, Ruritan clubs, Monterey Lions Club, and other groups at 4:30 p.m. More...

Announcers to perform at radio gospel jubilee

HOT SPRINGS — The Announcers, the Southern gospel quartet from Clifton Forge, will perform at the eighth annual Old Fashioned Gospel Jubilee on Saturday, Nov. 6. More...

Library Notes

• The library’s Annual Used Book Sale was a great success! We raised over $4,300 for the library. More...

Bath Senior Center offers program on investing

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath Senior Center will offer a program on retirement and the foundations of investments with Edward Jones Financial advisor, Appaiah Ballachanda, at the Bath Senior Center in Warm Springs on Monday, Nov. 15, at 10 am. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore and high school social studies teacher Joyce Ralston will attend the Blue Ribbon School ceremony in Washington, D.C. Nov. 15-16. More...

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The seventh grade students at Valley Elementary School are continuing to prepare for their Veterans’ Day program, to be presented at VES Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. More...

Highland teachers seek raises, support

MONTEREY — The Highland High School Library was packed Monday night with teachers showing support for a step increase for them and a 2- percent raise for all support staff. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Thursday, Nov. 4 ¦ McDowell Presbyterian Church hosts community potluck supper, 6:30 p.m.. Theme is “That’s Crantastik!” Bring a dish with a Thanksgiving theme or flavor. Prizes for crowd favorites. More...

Home & Property

Dream it. Do it. Virginia — Shenandoah Valley Campaign announces mini-recipients

HARRISONBURG – Exactly one year since its official kick off, the “Dream It, Do It” Shenandoah Valley campaign announces mini-grant recipients to help connect Valley students with careers in advanced technol- ogy and manufacturing. More...

Births

Titus William Hotz

McDOWELL — Daniel and Melissa Hotz of McDowell announce the birth of a son, Titus William Hotz, born Aug. 27,2010 at Augusta Health in Fishersville. He weighed six pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. More...

Stefani Lynne Lowry

MILLBORO — Destynie Renae Lowry, 8, is proud to announce the birth of her baby sister, Stefani Lynne. Stefani was born Sept. 16, 2010, at 10:42 a.m., at Augusta Health in Fishersville. More...

Letters

Used book sale raised more than $4,300

Editor, The Recorder, Another annual used book sale is behind us — a very successful book sale, which raised $4,312 to benefit the (Highland) library. More...

Citizens can relearn the art of compromise

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Maybe McCain, Palin could have done it better

Editor, The Recorder, Recorder readers are always appreciative when used car salesmen from Strasburg (Letters, Oct. 28) write into our small paper to tell us how to vote at election time. Goodness knows we would otherwise be lost. More...

Victory over Wildcats

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — The Bath County Chargers (6-4, 4-0) intercepted two passes and scored three touchdowns in the game's first six possessions en route to a 32-8 victory over the Pendleton County Wildcats (7-3) Friday night. More...

Those who helped to make new post office a reality

WILLIAMSVILLE — During her remarks at the Williamsville Post Office ribbon cutting Friday, Pam Webb, who spearheaded the effort to keep the post office in Williamsville, expressed appreciation to the following: More...

Cooperative vows better performance

MONTEREY — Officials of the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative provided Highland County officials a prime rib dinner last Tuesday, Oct. 26 at the Highland Inn. More...

More programs needed, parent says

MONTEREY — Lori Botkin told the Highland County School Board Monday that her son, Sam, had been “drug and tobacco free for a month.” Sam, a Highland High School senior, recently left HHS to enroll in a school in Tennessee that coul More...

First responder course planned at Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS — A first responder certification course will be held at the Hot Springs Firehouse beginning Jan. 12 and lasting through Feb. 17, 2011. The course will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-10:30 p.m. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland planning commission set a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, to receive input on a proposed change to the zoning ordinance. The Town of Monterey passed an ordinance last year restricting sign size in the town. More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

• County administrator Roberta Lambert read a report Tuesday from Virginia Department of Transportation Lexington Residency administrator Susan Hammond detailing recent work completed in Highland. More...

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Smiles are a gift at any age and in any language. Lucinda Beverage, seen here with Dr. More...

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While visiting Joey Altizer’s carpentry class at BCHS, Bath County Tourism Director Maggie Anderson thanks Davey Smith and Michael Ryder for constructing the free standing oak travel brochure ra More...

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The Highland Homemakers celebrated their annual Halloween party at Monterey United Methodist Church on Oct. 29. More...

Disabled hunter access now at Fore Mountain

COVINGTON — In an effort to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for as many people as possible, the Forest Service, U.S. More...

Obituaries

Clifford LaFountain

WARM SPRINGS — Clifford LaFountain, 67, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. He was born Feb. More...

Sports

Chargers trample Knights to win Pioneer title

WARM SPRINGS ­— Behind the impassioned play of an overpowering defensive line, the Bath County Chargers sacked all-district James River quarterback Jordan Talbott five times, recorded six sacks on the night, and destroyed the Knights, 28-0 More...

Persinger’s repeat and Billingsley’s second lead teams to Regions

FENWICK MINES — Charger runner Matt Persinger completed his domination of the district by capping another perfect Pioneer season with a consecutive boys’ cross country title while Ram Hayley Billingsley took a second-place finish in the More...

Wildcats last hurdle for Bath playoff bye

WARM SPRINGS — Friday the Bath County Chargers wrap up the regualar season with a trip across the state line to take on the 7-2 Pendleton County Wildcats. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County • Oct. 27 — Responded to a report of motorcycle crash, Highland Turnpike — unfounded. • Oct. 27 — Responded to a report of wildlife inside a dwelling, Potomac River Road. • Oct. More...

Early Files

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The Dr. Charles B. Fox family is pictured in this circa 1935 photo (l-r): Wife Lona, Robert Schuyler, Charles Bickley Jr., Hilda H., and Dr. Charles Bickley Fox. Dr. More...

White to be distributor of Rural Emergency Call System

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 7, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

25 years ago

November 7, 1985

• The bridge across Back Creek on U.S. 84 was destroyed when high waters pulled the west end of the bridge from its supports shortly after noon on Monday. More...

Opinions & Commentary

History was made Tuesday

Whether you like or dislike Tuesday’s election results, one fact is undeniable — those who voted made history. Polls leading up to the election suggested the Republican Party could make huge gains, and those gains were historic. More...

Pictorial

Bath County supervisor Stuart Hall (left) and Highland County supervisor Jerry Rexrode chat before Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Williamsville Post Office. More...

‘Best of MVP’ takes stage next weekend

See A Show

WARM SPRINGS – Are you ready for another Mountain Valley Players production? Are you ready for some songs, a dance or two, a little comic relief? More...


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