March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Town to update 60-year-old charter

Monterey — The town council plans to appoint a committee to begin the process of revising the town charter at its next meeting, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Highland County library’s Mountain View Room. More...

District offers free willow cuttings

WARM SPRINGS — The Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District is again offering free locally grown willow cuttings for stream bank stabilization projects. More...

Maple Festival dubbed a top food event

MONTEREY — The Highland County Maple Festival has been rated among the top food festivals in the region. More...

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Brisk temps and snow weren’t enough to keep people from walking their dogs outside Monterey. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Chris Cauley first up, first down on ‘The Voice’

LOS ANGELES – Bath’s pride in “The Voice” took a fall Monday. More...

Bath supervisors discuss more frequent assessments

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors discussed projected revenue at a budget work session last Thursday, and how to make the county’s revenue stream more consistent. More...

Beat the winter blues with pub series

HOT SPRINGS — The Garth Newel Piano Quartet performs its final 2012 Pub Series concert on Saturday, March 10 in the Garth Newel Music Center’s Herter Hall performance venue. More...

Greenbrier to partner with VHSL

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Virginia High School League and The Greenbrier resort announced last Thursday they have entered into a VHSL Platinum Partnership. More...

Sales at farmers’ markets top $42 million

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced that the state’s network of wholesale farmers’ markets had gross sales with a value of $42.8 million in 2011, more than doubling the value of sale More...

Engagement

Jolkovsky — Hardbarger

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Myron and Catherine Jolkovsky of Woodstock, and Bill and Christie Hardbarger of Millboro, Va., announce the engagement of their children, Edie Jolkovsky and Josh Hardbarger, both of Marietta. More...

Youth sought for YCC

RICHMOND — Applications from young women and men ages 14-17 to participate in a statewide service program are being accepted by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. More...

Library Notes

• The Highland County Public Library is offering an opportunity to earn a certification in First Aid and CPR. Chris Vernovai of iREACT will teach a class on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the library. More...

Civil War series continues in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Library will present Russ Morrison speaking on the Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as either the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (or Merrimac) or the Battle of Ironclads, Thursday March 8 at 7 p. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath students in culinary competition

BUENA VISTA – Students from Bath County High School are hoping to cook up a few winning recipes Thursday, March 8, at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College’s Buena Vista campus. More...

Bath school budget at more than $10 million

HOT SPRINGS — The draft of the 2012- 13 Bath County school budget, including the general operating fund and food service, stands at about $10.2 million. More...

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Highland preschoolers got a Zumba lesson Feb. 29 as part of Family Fun Day. More...

Home & Property

Photos

How to start a home or farm food sales business was the topic of the “Producing for Direct Sales Workshop” March 1 in The Highland Center. About 25 people attended. More...

Shenandoah National Park focus of spring meeting

FISHERSVILLE — Martha Bogle, superintendent of Shenandoah National Park, will lead the Augusta County Historical Society’s spring meeting in considering the history and future of the park, which celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. More...

Letters

Honoring Catherine’s spirit — for the butterflies

Editor’s note: Following the death of his mother, Catherine Hirsh, Peter Mennen shared these memories of a remarkable woman with Recorder readers. Editor, The Recorder, More...

McDowell resident missing property

Editor, The Recorder This letter is in respect to a goose decoy that was stolen. The goose was last seen on the west side of Jack Moun- tain, on the side of the road. The date it was last seen was Sunday night and Monday morning, early. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

“There’s a lot more work to this (sugar production) than people think,” Bobby Beverage said a few weeks ago, as he tapped trees. Indeed that’s true. More...

Process still fuzzy

Following last fall’s general elections, a renewed optimism surfaced in Highland County. Two new supervisors were added — Lee Blagg and Kevin Wagner — and one incumbent remained, David Blanchard. More...

Fond farewell to fascinating friend

A Party of One

I heard the sad and shocking news: Catherine Hirsh died this week. Normally, it would not be too shocking to learn that a woman who had lived for 96 years had passed on to her reward. More...

Community service, court costs:

Who, what, where and how much?

WARM SPRINGS — When a defendant in Bath Circuit Court is found guilty and sentenced to pay court costs, what do they include, and how are they paid? And suppose the court orders community service. What jobs are performed, and where? More...

Trash talks to continue

MONTEREY — Highland County postponed two major decisions Tuesday — selecting a new McDowell solid waste site, and a conditional use permit for a West Virginia man who wishes to operate a waste transfer and equipment storage business. More...

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Putting a priority on expanding broadband coverage and speed has become a goal of the Highland County Economic Development Authority’s Technology Subcommittee. More...

Correction

The introduction to the Spring Guide in last week’s issue included the wrong percentage of Bath County land as National Forest. The article should have stated that 51 percent of the county is National Forest. More...

In brief ...

Bath County • Feb. 26 — Sergeant Jeremy Cutlip responded to Cedar Creek to check on a vehicle taken from Alleghany County. Vehicle was later located in Alleghany County. • Feb. More...

Thomastown grant application to be submitted

HOT SPRINGS — Now that the Pinehurst Heights neighborhood improvement project is under way, the community action agency serving Bath County feels it has a much better chance for a similar project in the Thomastown area. More...

Presidential Primary

Mitt Romney squeaked ahead in Bath and Highland, in the primary Tuesday. Virginia ballots only had Romney and Ron Paul to choose from. More...

Photo

The McDowell Bridge is scheduled to take a break from construction and open two lanes for the Maple Festival this weekend and next. This photo was taken during construction last month. More...

DGIF announces bear, deer, turkey harvest data

RICHMOND — Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have compiled preliminary figures for deer, turkey, and bear harvests for the 2011-12 fall/winter hunting seasons. More...

Birth

Andrew Giuseppe Hansford

COVINGTON — Angelita and Alan Hansford announce the birth of their son, Andrew Giuseppe Hansford. He was born Nov. 27, 2011 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, and came home after 70 days in the NICU. More...

Battlefield slated for volunteer ‘Park Day’ clean-up

NEW MARKET —As part of an annual effort to improve battlefield sites across the country, volunteers will be turning out on Saturday, March 31 to help clean and restore five battlefield sites in the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Histor More...

Photo

Members of the Highland Quilt Guild are currently working on a Civil War pattern raffle quilt for the Highland Historical Society in appreciation of its ongoing support of the art and history of quil More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, March 13 • 7 p.m.Bath County Courthouse Room 115• Natural Retreats presentation.• Report from Angela Penn, TAP, Pinehurst More...

Obituaries

Bill Swecker  Free Access 

William Sterrett Swecker More...

Eizabeth McCoy  Free Access 

Elizabeth Price McCoy  MONTEREY — Elizabeth Price McCoy, 89, of Monterey, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at Pendleton Manor. More...

Urban O. ‘Jake’ Cleek

WARM SPRINGS — Urban O. “Jake” Cleek, 79, of 274 Klondike Drive, Warm Springs, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012 at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs. He was born Jan. More...

Sports

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Amanda Shifflett was named to the First Team Group A All-State volleyball team. Throughout the 2011 season, Shifflett totaled 323 kills, 24 of them in the state championship game against Altavista. More...

Charger baseball prepares for season

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County baseball team is getting down to business. Coming off an 8-10 season last year and having graduated four seniors, the Chargers have been hard at work over the last two weeks. And so far, the team shows promise. More...

Bath softball taking ‘one step at a time’ in bid for state title repeat

HOT SPRINGS — Predicted by many to be the favorites to repeat as Group A, Division 1 softball state champions, the Bath County softball team is taking things slowly as the season gets underway. More...

Early Files

Monterey landmark house being renovated

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 8, 1976 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

March 8, 1962

• Virginia’s worst snowstorm in more than 100 years, at least as far back as the records go, hit Highland Monday to dump up to 30 inches on some sections by Wednesday morning. More...

25 years ago

March 11, 1987

• Toby S. Swecker of Blue Grass has announced her intention to run for the post of Highland County Commissioner of the Revenue in this November’s election. Mrs. Swecker is currently serving as assistant commissioner under Carl P. More...


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