August 16, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Students and inmates shape new trail system

WILSON CREEK - On a rock strewn ridge in the national forest near Douthat State Park, two crews move forward inch by inch digging, chopping, raking a new trail out of the reluctant landscape. More...

A short history of a long agricultural tradition

MONTEREY - The roots of the Virginia Cooperative Extension date back to the first land-grant colleges established by the Morrill Act of 1862. Southern states were added to the list of states having land-grant universities in 1890. More...

Extension staff spread over Bath, Highland counties

MONTEREY - There are two Virginia Cooperative Extension service offices in the Bath and Highland area. The Bath office is in the Warm Springs Courthouse. More...

Reunion

Nelson family

STAUNTON - The 12th annual Raymond and Elva Nelson reunion was held Saturday, Aug. 4, at Gypsy Hill park. More...

Bryan Obaugh: Seeking first term

Highland circuit court candidates compete

MONTEREY - "I'm not simply looking for a job, I am looking for an opportunity," said Highland County circuit court clerk candidate Bryan Obaugh. More...

Ronald Wimer: Seeking first term

MONTEREY - "The philosophy I grew up with was: you serve the community and the community gives back to you," said Ron Wimer, circuit court clerk candidate. More...

Photos

Apples ripen in the sun on an old tree adjacent to the Millboro Post Office. It won't be long now before a taste test will be in order. (Recorder photo by Gina Hamilton) More...

September is Brain Injury Awareness Month

LEXINGTON - The Brain Injury Association of America, through its annual Brain Injury Month initiative, is focusing on improving the lives of individuals living with brain injuries. More...

Important FSA program reminders

LEXINGTON - The Rockbridge/Alleghany/Bath County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office would like to remind producers of the following: Foreign Landowners: The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) requires all foreign investors who More...

Labor Day Fair planned at St. Thomas

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Catch up with new and old friends on the lawn of St. Thomas Episcopal Church at the 59th Anniversary Fair celebration on Monday, Sept. 3. The annual event starts at 9 a.m. More...

Land Transfers

WARM SPRINGS - The following transfers of land were recorded with the clerk of the Bath County Circuit Court for the month of July. More...

Back to work: Busy as bees ...

The bees at the old McCutchan home in Doe Hill are back to work repairing their hive. Relocation efforts are ongoing but have yet to be successful. More...

Photo

Debbie Washer, owner of Highland Apparel Company, hands a check to Elizabeth Wilfong. More...

Bath teens devote summer to working

HOT SPRINGS - The teenage population in this area readily claims there is little to do over the summer break, and some choose not to make the much of their time off from school. More...

Engagement

Kling - Hughes

HOT SPRINGS - Mr. and Mrs. Wiley B. Kling Jr. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - Most people who grew up in the Highlands know poison ivy and many of those who know poison ivy also know about jewelweed. The sap of crushed jewelweed stems is a well-known treatment for exposure to poison ivy. More...

Reunion

Mullenax

FRANKLIN, W.Va - Just like the birds flying south for the winter, one can count on the family of the late Edward and Tudie Mullenax to hold their annual reunion the first full weekend of August. Just like clock work, on Saturday Aug. More...

Building permits

MONTEREY - The following building permits were issued by the Highland County Department of Building and Zoning in the month of June: Blue Grass district - Country Convenience Store, repair and replacement; Jim Will, hunt camp; Peter Blake, repai More...

Library to hold fall discussions

LEXINGTON - The Friends of the Rockbridge Regional Library launch their annual series of book discussion programs on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at noon, in the Piovano reading room of the library at 138 S. Main Street., Lexington. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland returns seasoned golfers

MONTEREY - This year, the Highland High School golf team is taking strides to improve on its previous few years in the Pioneer District. "I'm really encouraged by the improvement," said golf coach Don Ferrell. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

Aug. 8 - Responded to a report of a medical emergency on Pines Road. Assisted a group of travelers stranded by disabled vehicle on Highland Turnpike. Provided funeral escort from Obaugh Funeral Home to Hamilton Chapel. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

Aug 7 - Answered complaint of citizen shooting a gun, Virginia Hill area of Hot Springs. Aug 8- Conducted well-being check on a Rocky Ridge resident. Aug 8- Answered complaint of neighbor dispute, Burnsville. More...

Letters

It's a southern flying squirrel, not northern

Editor, The Recorder, The picture of the flying squirrel poking its head out of a bluebird box at Ginger Morgan's residence in Head Waters is as cute as can be. They are indeed delightful little critters. More...

Don't blame the kids or sheriff, for nuisance

Editor, The Recorder, Hello, good people of Highland County. After enduring two years of the "beauty parlor, barber shop" gossip I now find myself compelled to write my thoughts. More...

Ashamed of Highland community, leaders

Editor, The Recorder, I am a member of the Highland community and have proudly been so for the last three years until this past week or so. I have listened to this town try to choose how other community members live. More...

Bath begins reassessment

Citizens worried about increased land values

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County board of supervisors approved a contract Tuesday to begin reassessing real property in the county and to set the effective date for the new valuations at Jan. 1, 2008 and not everyone's happy about it. More...

Photo

Travis Hiner soars over the triples during the 250c class race at the Rockingham County Fair in Harrisonburg. Hiner finished third. See story page 29. (Recorder photo by Geoff Cox) More...

Boy drowns at Walton Tract

WALTON TRACT - Four-year-old Derrick Beirne drowned while playing in the Cowpasture River on Saturday. The accident occurred about 6 p.m. at the forest service area known as the Walton Tract off Route 632 and Route 42 in southeast Bath County. More...

Extension programs wide-reaching

MONTEREY - Virginia Cooperative Extension is dedicated to improving the lives of the citizens of Virginia by providing educational programs, youth programs, and science-based unbiased research. More...

2004 survey: Land use, employment priorities

MONTEREY - The Bath/Highland Virginia Cooperative Extension Leadership Council, chaired by Carol Bandy, said in its 2004 situation analysis, the top priorities in the counties were land issues, employment, youth concerns, agricultural profitabilit More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors

The Bath board of supervisors approved a change to the solid waste ordinance granting an exemption to the business disposal fees for any business willing to certify it generates less than 2, More...

Academic Achievement

Brittney Saunders and Tara Saylor

RADFORD - Brittney Robin Saunders and Tara Leigh Saylor, both of Hot Springs, graduated from Radford University at the end of the spring semester. More...

Lois Ralston: Seeking first term

MONTEREY - Lois Ralston likes what she's doing. That's the main reason she is running for clerk of the circuit court of Highland County, she said. That and she's been deputy clerk for nine years and the current clerk, Sue Dudley, is retiring. More...

Cowpasture's caretakers celebrate the river

MILLBORO - Cruising down the river on a sunny afternoon - what could be better? While about 100 folks gathered at the Lynchburg Camp along the Cowpasture River last Saturday, just a handful took advantage of the afternoon canoe trip. More...

Court Cases

MONTEREY - The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on June 20. More...

Small grains crop insurance dealine nears

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Raleigh Regional Office, USDA Risk Management Agency, reminds Virginia small grains producers that Sept. More...

Monterey Garden Club visits local garden

MONTEREY - Even though it was a sweltering day, the Monterey Garden Club's annual picnic was enjoyed by all. More...

Millboro Happenings

Parents can still apply to enter a child in preschool at Millboro Elementary School. Children who are or will be four years old by Sept. 30 will be given priority. Eligibility is also based on income level and/or identified need. More...

Photo

These cats have found a way to make the best of a hot day. Pictured (l-r) are Thomas, Nora and Duke. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

VDOT announces spray schedule

HIGHLAND - The Virginia Department of Transportation's Verona Residency Office has announced its schedule for the application of Krenite S for brush control in Highland County this year. More...

TAP housing will weatherize your home

COVINGTON- TAP housing and community development is weatherizing homes. TAP's weatheriztion program will: inspect heating and cooling systems, seal major air leaks, insulate walls, insulate attics, and insulate water heaters. More...

Engagement

STAUNTON - Mr . and Mrs. E. Rodney Paxton of Staunton announce the engagement of their daughter, Lucy Paxton Brown, to Tyler Webb McCune, son of Helen McCune of Millboro and the late Lawrence McCune. More...

Births

Danielle Marie Munchel

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J.- Danielle Marie Munchel was born to Dennis and Kimberly Munchel of Scotch Plains, NJ on May 18, 2007. She weighed eight pounds and was 19 inches long. Phil and Lisa Munchel of Monterey, Va. More...

Photos

A brush fire on Waits Mountain, about one and one-half miles east-southeast of Low Moor, was reported on Sunday evening caused by lighting. By 7 p.m. Tuesday evening there were 120 acres burned and about 400 acres expected to burn. More...

McLean Orchestra to perform concert at The Highland Center

MONTEREY - The McLean High School Chamber Soloists will perform a special concert on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at The Highland Center. The concert will feature compositions by George Gershwin, J.S. Bach, W.A. More...

Land Transfers

Bath County

WARM SPRINGS - The following transfers of land were recorded with the clerk of the Bath County Circuit Court for the month of June. Valley Springs District: Melvin Fields to Martha E. Grover, interest in lot; George D. More...

Obituaries

JOSEPH FRANCIS HIGGINS

CHURCHVILLE- Joseph Francis Higgins, 63, of 599 Dry Branch Road, Churchville, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mr. Higgins was born Dec. More...

Sports

Golfers open season

Invitational at Pocahontas MARLINTON, W.Va. - Highland and Bath high school golf teams started their seasons last week with a non-district match Wednesday at Pocahontas. The Chargers won the five-team contest with a low score of 175. More...

Highland motocross riders do well

HARRISONBURG - Motocross riders representing Highland County took part in events at neighboring fairs recently and brought home a slew of top-five finishes, including wins by Billy Lambert and Noah Arnott. More...

Chargers do two-a-days in hot August sun

Charger football practice is under way as the Chargers look to return to the top of the Pioneer District. More...

Early Files

Judge's service held yesterday

This is taken from the August 14, 1969 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was the publisher. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 13 for Isaac Seybert Beverage, 65, of Monterey, who died early Monday Aug. More...

Photo

This photo of the Monterey Town Council was taken in the late 1970s. Pictured are (l-r) C.B. "Bick" Fox, Jean Sullenberger, Gene Hammer, George McWhorter, Carl Folks, Janice Warner, Mayor John Appleford, and Sue Dudley. More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 19,1982 In reply to rumors that Aileen, Inc. in Monterey may be closing, Fred Frye, manager of the garment factory here, issued a statement on the work slowdown. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The grand old buildings of the Millboro School campus face what may be their final challenge next week. For decades the buildings have been empty, crumbling back into the earth from which the bricks and wood came. More...

The twist, double twist in taxes

"Nothing is certain but death and taxes," the saying goes. Without sufficient tax revenue, death comes quickly to education programs and government services. More...

Can't appreciate home until you're away

Pritchard House Tales

A big part of the military experience was meeting new people from homes very different from my own. It was an education to learn how people from Texas, Alabama or New York react to problems they have never encountered. More...


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