January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Citizens seek resolution with wind company

MONTEREY — A lawsuit could be filed any day, but citizens prepared to sue Highland New Wind Development LLC have made a second attempt to communicate with the company. More...

Grant approved for Cabin Creek

WARM SPRINGS — A grant from the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Committee won’t come close to doing all the work needed in the Cabin Creek area of Millboro, but it will provide a start. More...

f-Stop photo shop has new owner

HOT SPRINGS – It’s simply a natural progression. Werner Gattinger, the professional photographer who owned and operated f-Stop for 35 years, has sold the business to Cristie Harold. Harold is already a known entity at the photo shop. More...

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Cristie Harold, center, flanked by her sons Gabe (Rudolph) and Lukas (Frosty the Snowman) won a prize for their holiday spirit in the Hot Springs Christmas parade. (Photo courtesy Cristie Harold) More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Monterey Town Council met atthe Highland County Public LibraryJan. 6. More...

Sheriff opposes governor’s proposal

WARM SPRINGS — Bath sheriff R.L. Norfleet has concerns about Gov. More...

Library Notes

Tomi Herold, Library director, Highland County Public Library

• We’re starting the New Year off with some great news at the library. We’re pleased to announce we’ve been awarded a Libri Foundation “Books for Children” grant. More...

Weather report

Precipitation Date Max. Min. More...

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David and Peggy Akers celebrated Christmas at their grandson’s home in Northern Virginia in their “tacky Christmas sweaters.” The day was complete with food, laughs, gifts, and memo More...

Special Sections

Schools

Superintendent search begins again

MONTEREY — Highland County Public Schools superintendent Percy Nowlin called for a closed session at the end of Monday’s regular meeting of the Highland County School Board to conduct contract negotiations with Highland High School princi More...

Roof leaks at HCPS

MONTEREY — According to Highland County Public Schools superintendent Percy Nowlin, it’s the town of Monterey’s fault the school roof leaks. More...

Highland Co. teachers request step increases

MONTEREY — Teachers at Highland County Public Schools aren’t asking for a percentage pay raise in next year’s school budget, but they are asking for the step increases they’ve missed. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Bath Saturday, Jan. 15 ¦ Faith Covenant Family Church hosts “One Way Cafe” for ages 8-12, from 6-9 p.m. Games, snacks, door prizes and more. Thursday, Jan. 25 More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County

• Jan 4 — Deputy William D. Sexton, and Deputy Winifred B. Smith responded to a report of suspicious vehicles in Mitchelltown. • Jan. 5 — Sexton assisted Virginia State Trooper Johnson with a traffic stop in Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

Big bear tale recalled

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 25, 1968 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. This story was first printed in ìWest Virginia Hills and Streams’ in October 1947. Mr. More...

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This photo of the 1932 Valley High School yearbook staff was taken from that year’s edition of the Vallescope. More...

25 years ago

January 16, 1986

• Milton’s Pizza first franchised food operation for Bath: Milton’s is the first franchise and semi-fast food restaurant to open in Bath County. Its success since opening, according to Ted Aborn, owner, points to the need. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Here we are again

It’s astonishing to think that Highland County citizens have been debating the merits of wind energy for nearly nine years. More...

Pictorial

Snowshoe Mountain ski resort in neighboring Pocahontas County, W.Va. reports 87 inches of snow so far this year with 11 inches of new snowfall on the ground. Snowshoe is a popular destination, and many travelers, particularly along the U.S. More...

Worries aplenty in the ‘sick house’

A Party of One

I should be hap-hap-happy. Last week was one “milestone” after another. I did things I’ve not been able to, much less felt like, doing for two months. I went to church. I covered court. I put on real clothes, makeup, earrings. More...

New baby a born fighter

By Margo Oxendine • Staff Writer

Prayer sees couple through WARM SPRINGS – A host of prayers winged heavenward at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7. People across Bath County, and indeed, from across the nation, were praying mightily for the baby about to be born to Rev. More...

Board chair takes issue with news headline

WARM SPRINGS — A headline in the Jan. 6 edition of The Recorder made Bath County School Board chairman Eddie Ryder unhappy, and he expressed his displeasure at a budget work session that same evening. More...

Board says no to bonuses from Bath County budget

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County employees will not receive a bonus now, but the board of supervisors said Tuesday it would consider bonuses during the 2011-12 budget process. More...

Birth

Lauren Kimberly Mason

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Olin and Judy Waybright of Possum Trot joyfully announce the arrival of their first greatgrandchild. Lauren Kimberly Mason was born Aug. 27, 2010, at Erlanger Children’s Hospital, Chattanooga. More...

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The Rev. Andre Crummett (right), representing the Highland County Evangelical Association, gives Little Rock Preschool director Bonnie Botkin an outreach contribution. More...

EDA begins year with new opportunities

MONTEREY — Lacking a quorum, the Economic Development Authority of Highland County could take no action, but at Tuesday’s meeting the three members present listened to a full information agenda and two guest speakers. More...

Attorney general says 1 percent meals tax legal

WARM SPRINGS — Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli has ruled the Bath County Board of Supervisors acted appropriately inimposinga1percentmealstax instead of the 4 percent stated in a November 2009 referendum. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Following board action Tuesday in BathCounty: Valley Springs District supervisorRichard Byrd will serve as board chairmanfor 2011. More...

Photos

Caleb L. Armstrong, 14, son of James A. More...

Obituaries

Chester E. Cleek

WARM SPRINGS — Chester E. Cleek, 74, of Warm Springs passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born Dec. 11, 1936 at Warm Springs, a son of the late Charles Edwin and Lucy Criser Cleek. More...

Ralph Grover Eakin

ROANOKE — Ralph Grover Eakin, 91, of Roanoke, went to heaven on Dec. 21, 20 10, surrounded by his family. Preceding him in death were his parents, Grover and Louie Eakin; two brothers, John H. Eakin Sr. and Gordon L. More...

Henry Harrison ‘June’ Hull Jr.

DOE HILL — Henry Harrison “June” Hull Jr., 71, of Doe Hill, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at his home. He was born March 29, 1939 at Doe Hill, a son of the late Henry H. Sr. and Mary Virginia Pitsenbarger Hull. Mr. More...

Sports

Chargers drop Cougars but Mounties too much

Bath 61, Covington 39 WARM SPRINGS — Charger guard Colby Bosserman scored 26 points as the Bath boys beat Covington Thursday for the second time this basketball season. More...

Blues batter Rams

Parry McCluer 81 Highland 29 MONTEREY — The hard-pressing Parry McCluer Blues jumped to a 50-15 halftime lead and rolled to a 52-point win Thursday night. More...

Covington Cougars end Chargers’ roll

Bath 51, Highland 19 WARM SPRINGS — Everybody wearing a Chargers uniform scored in Bath’s defeat of the Highland Rams last Wednesday, Jan. 5. Jailyn Ford and Hannah Robertson both hit double figures with 12 and 11 points respectively. More...

Letters

Bath man encourages visitor to ‘pass it on’

Editor, The Recorder, AAA couldn’t even find us when my wife and I broke down near Millboro last Friday. We found local assistance from Bath County Collision Center, however. More...

Couple feels singled out by Highland’s police

Editor, The Recorder, My husband and I will not be doing business in, or driving through, Monterey, Va. anymore because of the egregious conduct of the Virginia State Police officers who patrol the roads in that area. More...

Readers enjoy learning about ‘The Project’

Editor, The Recorder, This weekend’s weather lent itself well to staying inside and reading — Nan and I really enjoyed it (“The Project,” Dec. 23 Recorder). More...


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