February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Life off the grid takes persistence

BLUE GRASS — Polly Newlon and Keith Carson haven’t paid an electric bill in nearly three years. More...

McAllisters burgled

HOT SPRINGS – Sometime in the evening hours last Thursday, Feb. 2, McAllister’s Store in Hot Springs was broken into; owners Eddie and Claudia McAllister discovered the burglary when they arrived to open the store Friday morning. More...

Bath board hears enrollment projections

Steady decline forecast over next five years

HOT SPRINGS — While there was an unexpected increase this year, enrollment in Bath County schools is projected to decline steadily over the next five years, the Bath County School Board heard last Thursday. More...

Library Notes

• I’d like to tell you more about our latest in adult programming at the library, our Literary Movie Matinee. Our goal is to show film adaptations of popular book club books and literary favorites. More...

Farmers gather in Richmond to meet with legislators

MONTEREY — Agricultural producers from Highland County were among about 150 farmers from across Virginia who met with their respective General Assembly representatives Jan. 24 during the annual Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Day. More...

‘Super Saturday’ financial aid workshop set at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — Several departments at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College have teamed up to offer “Super Saturday” on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

Birth

Benjamin Lucas Milton

COVINGTON — Dan and Cheryl Milton of Covington announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Lucas Milton. Benjamin was born Dec. 13, 2011 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. More...

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The sun is shining and there is no sign of snow but the Highland County School buses line up for an early release of students Monday due to a heating system failure. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Dutch treat “Breakfast with the Chamber” event at the Country Cafe Jan. 25. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Rising fuel prices biting school budget

HOT SPRINGS — The rising cost of diesel fuel and gasoline is hitting the Bath County school system hard, but school officials hope help will be available from an unexpected source. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At its meeting Tuesday night atBath County High School, the Bathschool board voted to add a secondpublic comment period after thesuperintendent’s report for future More...

Photos

Students from Millboro Elementary School’s fourth grade recently had the chance to learn about trout anatomy inside and out. More...

Sports

Chargers slam rockets on Senior Night

HOT SPRINGS — It’s the kind of game you want on Senior Night. The Charger boys’ basketball team had a fourth-quarter runaway over Craig County last Thursday night, handily defeating the Rockets, 71- 36. More...

Bath girls take 3rd in PD

NEW CASTLE — The Bath County girls’ basketball team finished its regular season in strong fashion Friday night, defeating Craig 54-28, boosting their season record to 12-9 and capturing third place in the Pioneer District. More...

Chargers too much for Blues

BUENA VISTA — Bath County took an early lead against the Parry McCluer Blues last Wednesday night and held it all the way through for a 46-24 win. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 29 — Major Richard D. Chestnut and Virginia State Police assisted with a funeral procession. • Jan. 29 — Chestnut conducted a traffic stop in Hot Springs and issued a warning summons. More...

Letters

Deer group member clarifies points on herds

Editor, The Recorder, I truly appreciate the efforts of our local reporters as they cover our deer management discussions in Bath and Highland. You are playing an important role for us, by helping voice our concerns and ideas. More...

Highland land divisions ‘hideous,’ ‘dysfunctional’

Editor, The Recorder, Now that the Virginia Supreme Court has handed down a decision that has everyone’s attention on roads in Highland County, I thought this is a great opportunity to describe what the next Virginia Supreme Court decision on r More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Virginia National Wild Turkey Federation State Award Banquet, Little Switzerland Strutters Chapter, Highland County, was held Jan. More...

We need more ‘Rules’ like this one

It’s not every day we can say local government gets a generous dose of good news. More...

Where is Chris Cauley?

A Party of One

So, we all watched. In fact, we invested three hours Sunday and Monday on watching “The Voice” on NBC. We watched carefully, yet were left wanting. Where was Chris Cauley? More...

Teen ‘in the pit’ at major races

MILLBORO – Delano “DJ” Jack III knows where he’s going, and can’t believe where he’s been. More...

Surprise gift wows officials

New Highlander donates to sheriff’s office, schools

MONTEREY — Highland County Board of Supervisors chair David Blanchard Wednesday night asked county administrator Roberta Lambert to announce a “pleasant surprise” — a donation of $10,000 to the county from William A. Rule Jr. More...

Council gives nod to revised water plan

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council unanimously approved a “James River Water Supply Plan” following a public hearing on the matter at its Feb. 2 meeting. More...

Highland Center shows new video

MONTEREY — Lloyd Bird, board chair of the Highland Center board, presented the “world premiere” of “The Highland Center: Where Creative Ideas Become Practical Solutions,” to an appreciative audience of about 50 center su More...

Benefit set in Blue Grass

BLUE GRASS — Kelly Sweet, 38, of Blue Grass, was seriously injured while logging. A tree limb hit him in the head and he had to be flown to U.Va. He suffered trauma to his head and is going to lose most of his teeth. More...

Tree seedlings selling fast

RICHMOND — Each year, the Virginia Department of Forestry grows and sells more than 24 million tree seedlings. And every year, many of the more than 40 species sell out before the harvest season ends in April. More...

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Emily Douglas of Warm Springs is the January “no cavity club” winner for Highland Medical Center’s, Improving Smiles Dentistry. Presenting her award was Dr. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors

Monday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.Bath County High School• Joint work session with Bath CountySchool Board — Presentation ondeveloping school board budget. More...

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An eagle takes off from a tree alongside U.S. 250 on the western side of Monterey Mountain. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Longwood faculty member publishes book on ancient cultures

FARMVILLE — Dr. Walter Witschey, professor of anthropology and science education at Longwood University, has studied the ancient cultures of Middle America for more than 30 years. More...

Engagement

Massey — Lightner

MONTEREY — Darren and Sandy Massey proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace Massey, to Tyler Lightner, son of Herb and Teresa Lightner. More...

Obituaries

John Madison Hoy

DEERFIELD — John Madison Hoy, 69, of Deerfield, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at his home. He was born July 14, 1942 in Deerfield, a son of the late Elmer Lawrence and Ruth Rebecca Revercomb Hoy. More...

GiselaH. Wiseman

HOT SPRINGS — Gisela H. Wiseman, 78, of 5512 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at her residence, surrounded by her loved ones. More...

Mary S. ‘Sue’ Capps

CHESAPEAKE — Mary S. “ Sue” Capps, 69, passed away in her sleep on Feb. 2, 2012. She was born Mary S. Wooddell on May 9, 1942 in Highland County. She was retired from the City of Virginia Beach, Treasurer’s Office. More...

Home & Property

Master Naturalist program offered at Douthat

MILLBORO — Have you ever wanted to know more about the animals, plants or geology of the Alleghany Highlands? If so, the Virginia Master Naturalist training program was designed just for you. More...

Firefighters foundation scholarship available at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation announces the availability of the Virginia Firefighters Foundation Scholarship. More...

Photos

Paul Carter, chair of the CSB, stood in front of an excited crowd on Wednesday, Jan. 25 as the groundbreaking of the new Magnolia Center was under way. More...

Early Files

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Quilting is an old-fashioned custom dating back to America’s earliest times. More...

Manganese Operation Started

Monterey Mining Corp. now preparing area

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 24, 1958 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

February 8, 1962

• Four members of the Highland County Band distinguished themselves at the District V All-State Band tryouts held Waynesboro Feb. 2-3-4. More...


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