January 6, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Supervisors briefed on tourism plan

MONTEREY — Highland County Supervisor Robin Sullenberger and Economic Development Authority tourism subcommittee chair Carolyn Pohowsky agree the annual Maple Festival makes Highland a tourism destination. More...

Supervisors oppose wilderness designation

MONTEREY — County administrator Roberta Lambert told the Highland County Board of Supervisors Dec. 21 she received a letter from a citizen concerning a movement to have certain tracts of land in the national forest designated wilderness area. More...

Highland joins fight against changing assessment appeals

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a request from the Virginia Association of Counties for $1,000 to hire consultants to fight anticipated legislation from Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach). More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• On Dec. More...

Photo

Highland Telephone Cooperative and Telecom Insurance Group recently held their Seventh Annual October Fire Art Contest “ Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with!” Although no one from our More...

Former Highland County School teacher celebrates 105th birthday

HARRISONBURG — Ruth Maloy Wade recently celebrated her 105th birthday at Sunnyside Retirement Home in Harrisonburg. Ms. Wade taught for 43 years in the public schools of Virginia. More...

Engagement

Dever — Eckard

MONTEREY — Tom and Becky Dever of Monterey are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Monika Dever, to Adam Eckard. Dever is a graduate of Highland High School and a senior at James Madison University with an accounting major. More...

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Janet Seldomridge (left), branch manager at the BB&T Bank made a donation from the bank to Christmas Mother Becky White. (Photo courtesy Becky White) More...

Special Sections

Schools

Buses, cameras top Bath school wish list

WARM SPRINGS — Buses and surveillance cameras are among the priorities in capital improvement requests from the Bath County School Board in 2011-12. The board approved the final list Tuesday. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County School Board

• Eddie Ryder will remain as chairman andDreama Burns will remain vice chair ofthe Bath County School Board, as decidedat this week’s meeting. More...

Photos

Valley Elementary School Star Students (preschool–third grade) for November 2010 are (l-r) front row: Kyle Reed, Tristan Long, Alondra Lopez, Dawson Ryder, Matt Harold; back row: Karrigan Black More...

Sports

Chargers dedicate year to McComb

WARM SPRINGS — On Christmas Eve, the Bath County boys’ basketball team was handed its greatest loss of the season, and it wasn’t on the basketball court. Assistant coach and scorekeeper James McComb Sr. More...

Bath wins AMR tourney

MONTEREY ­— “I thought our boys were very resilient dealing with all the things going on,” said Bath coach David Herscher. More...

Like winter sports? Try hockey

EDMONTON, Canada – You see the sign as soon as you reach the city limits. More...

Letters

‘The Project’ reminds reader of the old days

Editor, The Recorder, I have read and re-read your wonderful history of “the project.” Seems to me you have spent a lifetime putting it together. More...

Highland newcomers enjoyed special section

Editor, The Recorder, Just wanted to send a note to say how wonderful “The Project” edition was (Recorder, Dec. 23, 2010). It was very well written, interesting and informative, and it was so nice to see all those great photographs. More...

Opinions & Commentary

A lesson in the power of persistence

Can’t recall the last time a $1.5 million business was established in Highland County? Neither can we. But barring unforeseen circumstances, it’s going to happen this year — for all the right reasons. More...

Losing weight brings new problems

A Party of One

What, pray tell, could it be? I have lost 29 pounds. And I am pretty sure that’s not the end of it. More...

Honoring our best: A woman of substance

In The Recorder

We celebrated the life of a dear friend Monday. Some Recorder readers may not recognize her name — she was not a reporter or an editor — but Connie Poats, who passed away Dec. More...

Leaders discuss latest comp plan draft

MONTEREY — The Highland County Planning Commission and board of supervisors met at the end of December to resolve remaining areas of disagreement in the draft comprehensive plan. More...

Supervisors discuss economic challenges with representatives

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors and other county officials gathered around a table in the county courtroom with state Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-24th District) and Del. More...

Master Naturalists classes offered

MILLBORO — The Allegheny Highlands Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists will hold its fifth annual training class at Douthat State Park starting Feb. 17. The class will be held Thursday evenings from 5-8:30 p.m. More...

Draft forest plan due

MONTEREY — Warm Springs and James River Ranger Districts ranger Pat Sheridan told the Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday the draft Forest Plan for the George Washington National Forest was scheduled to be released for public comment i More...

Judge Franklin reviews decisions

WARM SPRINGS – Houston Kincaid Jr., already in Alleghany Regional Jail for felony drug convictions, faced Judge Humes Franklin again Tuesday in court at Bath. More...

Ag center 9 years in the making: A timeline

• June 2001 – Sandy Hevener of Highland Sheep & Wool Association and Highland Center director Betty Mitchell submit an initial value-added producer grant to USDA. Grant was not awarded. More...

Photos

Bath Senior Center van driver, Janet Offenbacker, holds the second place plaque she won with the van in the Bath County Christmas Parade. (Photo courtesy Jeanne Apgar, Bath Senior Center) More...

Wedding

Miller — Lambert

FRANKLIN, W. Va. — Felicia Dawn Miller and Travis Eugene Lambert were united in marriage July 24, 2010, at Walnut Street Methodist Church, Franklin, by Pastor Bob Anderson. More...

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This 478-pound black bear was killed in Bath County on December 21, 2010. The bear was shot by Luke Hise who is pictured here with the rest of the hunting party. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, Jan. 11Closed meeting 6 p.m.Regular meeting 7 p.m.Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 More...

Obituaries

James Arnold McComb Sr.

HOT SPRINGS — James Arnold Mc- Comb Sr., 62, of Hot Springs, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at the Bath Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 2, 1948 in Bath County, the son of the late Arnold Roy and Thelma Virginia Thacker McComb. More...

Connie Poats

MONTEREY — Connie Poats, 59, of Monterey, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at her home. She was born Oct. 20, 1951, in Petersburg, W.Va., a daughter of William C. “Junior” and Virginia E. Bennett Rexrode. More...

Frederick Andrew Frye

WOODSTOCK — Frederick Andrew Frye, 90, of Woodstock, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Greenfield Assisted Living. He was born Oct. 9, 1920 in Coffmantown, the son of the late Andrew Worth Frye and Minnie Mae Coffman Frye. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Bath Friday, Jan. 7¦Cavern Valley Civic Association hostsBingo at the Burnsville Community Center,7 p.m. More...

Home & Property

Photos

The Bath County High School FCCLA assembled gift bags for residents of The Springs Nursing Center for the Christmas Mother program and also prepared a meal for Christmas Mother volunteers. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Dec. 20 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a report of a disabled vehicle in Mountain Grove. • Dec. 21 — Deputy William D. Sexton unlocked a vehicle in Hot Springs. • Dec. More...

Early Files

Bath library completes 10 years of service

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 20, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

January 9, 1986

• Harry Puffenbarger of Blue Grass was elected chairman of the Highland County Board of Supervisors for 1986 at the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday. Historically, the board rotates the chairmanship annually. More...

50 years ago

January 5, 1961

• The Highland County School Board met with Patrick Lathrop of the engineering and architectural firm of Pickett, Sless and Lathrop Tuesday to discuss preliminary plans for a new county high school to be located on the site recently purchased fr More...


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