October 4, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

¦ VDOT Verona residency administrator James White Jr. informed the Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday that a public meeting of the Commonwealth Transportation Board on the 2008-13 six-year improvement program, More...

School bus rear-ended

WARM SPRINGS - A Bath County Public Schools' bus was rear-ended by a truck Tuesday as it waited to turn into the high school campus from the southbound lane of U.S. 220. Eleven students were on board, and none were seriously injured. More...

Correction

This photo ran two weeks ago with the wrong music fans named. Shown enjoying Doyle Lawson are (l-r) Mildred Frye, Pat Cash-Noel and Jonnie Noel. More...

Alpacas still crowd-pleasers

A spacious barn is open to visitors last Saturday at the Diamond Triple C Ranch in Millboro - complete with a shrub sculpted in the shape of an alpaca - where a herd of 22 alpacas is housed. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The Youth Club at Windy Cove Church will begin on Thursday, Oct. 11. (Students in grades five through seven are invited to participate. More...

Alleghany Craft Network

Local community leaders, shop owners and artisans listen to Stephen Clerico, the project coordinator for the Alleghany Craft Network. More...

Legislative Update

FDA act protects consumers

The Food and Drug Administration is charged with protecting the public health by assuring the safety and security of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, medical devices and many additional products commonly used by all Americans. 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 September. Valley Springs District: Warm Springs Investment LLC to Virginia Hot Springs Building Co., lot; Albert V. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, Oct. 9 - 6 p.m. closed session; 7 p.m. regular meeting 6 p.m. More...

Samuel Adams American Homebrew Contest

Charles "Tommy" Dever of Monterey won first place in the Samuel Adams American Homebrew Contest for the Boston region (which covers the East Coast) May 12 for his strong ale. The judge, J. More...

Fourth annual 'Bubbles, Bands and Brunch' held at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE - A sunny day greeted guests two weeks ago at the Dabney S. More...

Meals on Wheels

Thursday, Sept. 27 was the last day for the Bath Senior Center and Meals On Wheels to get lunches from dietary at Bath Community Hospital. The seniors and volunteers brought cake and gifts to thank them for all they have done. More...

Tristan Thomas Carpenter

MONTEREY - John and Candi Carpenter of Monterey announce the birth of their son, Master Tristan Thomas, who was born at Augusta Medical Center on Sept. 16, 2007 at 4:13 a.m. He weighed seven pounds, two ounces and was 18 and one-half inches long. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - Teardrops of the gods. Such is the fabled origin of the fall asters painting the roadsides with shades from near white to deep purple. More...

Door Prize Winner at Highland Farmer's Market

Linda Holman of Monterey was the door prize winner at the Highland Farmers' Market Friday, Sept. 28. She was presented a Highland County Farmers' Market hat and a tea towel by Scott Smith, The Highland Center's market master. More...

Highland Elementary School

Highland Elementary School PTO STAR students for September were Dylan Clevinger, kindergarten; Damiaen Mullenax, first grade; Johnathan Shaner, second grade; Jami McCarty, third grade; Trent Gutshall, fourth grade, and Steffanie Mitchell, fifth grade More...

Building permits

Bath County

WARM SPRINGS - The following building permits were issued by the Bath County Department of Building and Zoning in the month of September: Hot Springs district - Gale W. More...

Land Transfers

WARM SPRINGS - The following transfers of land were recorded with the clerk of the Bath County Circuit Court for the month ofAug. Valley Springs District: Jane A. Bennett to Jane A. Bennett, lot; Eric A. Kirsch to Thomas R. More...

DMV offices closed

RICHMOND - All Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle customer service centers will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day. Although DMV offices will be closed, the agency offers a variety of services for routine transactions. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath schools fully accredited

WARM SPRINGS - The big news Tuesday at the Bath County School Board meeting was that it was all good news - and plenty of it. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

¦ Following closed sessions before and after its regular meeting, the Bath County School Board permanently expelled a Bath County High School student; accepted the resignation of English teacher Angie Keyser; approved More...

Sports

Bath wins border battle 33-26

WARM SPRINGS - Charger Adam Persinger rushed for three first-half touchdowns and Bath held off a furious Pocahontas fourth-quarter rally and a bag of tricks to defeat the Warriors, 33-26, Friday night. More...

Chargers pound Blues, Rockets

Bath vs. Parry McCluer WARM SPRINGS - Carey Trimble rejoined the potent Charger offense after a one-game absence and had 11 kills to lead the Bath to a 25-19, 25-19, 25-19 hard fought victory over the Blues of Parry McCluer. More...

Region rough for Charger golfers

BUENA VISTA - Having barely missed regional play as a team, the Bath County Chargers were hoping for stellar individual play from the four golfers who were invited. More...

Early Files

Monterey Elementary School Fourth Grade Class 1947

Pictured is the Monterey Elementary School fourth grade class in 1947. More...

Bath enacts zoning law by 3-2 vote; ordinance made effective Sunday

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 11, 1973 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher. More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 7, 1982

Following a public hearing on the matter at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, the Monterey Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the Sunday sale of wine and beer in the town of Monterey. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Six months ago, Bath County High School band director Melinda Hooker was on the march for level funding from the Bath County School Board for her extraordinarily talented group of 70 some musicians and color More...

Sometimes, it's not all bad news

What could have been a disastrous logistical nightmare for Bath County High School students and staff has, so far, been as good as it gets. More...

Pritchard House Tales

Be kind to machines

My first automobile ride was a rather lengthy one from California to Virginia in a small black 1940 Ford two-door coupe in 1945. More...

Conservation impedes development, board says

MONTEREY - The Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night tabled a request for review of two pending applications for conservation easements from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation and in a separate issue voted to table a request for partici More...

Testing the waters, treading carefully

Cowpasture may not be 'impaired'

SCOTCHTOWN DRAFT - The morning air is brisk and cool under the trees along the Cowpasture River as five members of the Cowpasture River Preservation Association set up to begin taking samples. More...

National 4-H week celebrated

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY - Bath and Highland counties youth will join others in Virginia and across the nation to celebrate National 4-H Week, Oct. 7-13. More...

Camp Accovac hosts family weekend

MILLBORO - Camp Accovac will host a family camp weekend Oct. 12, 13 and 14. The speaker will be the Rev. Bill Millinor of Taylorsville, N.C. More...

Baltimore is, well, more!

Weekending

BALTIMORE - Welcome to "Weekending," where we'll hop off someplace different and fun and then tell you all about it. More...

Second Saturday hosts pumpkin carving contest

MONTEREY - In May of this year, local business owners, headed by Tate Swecker, pulled together to form Second Saturdays, a gathering on the second Saturday of every month from May to October in the Mill Alley Courtyard. More...

Bath County writer is back to The Recorder

Well, it's "back to the future" for Margo Oxendine. After a seven-year hiatus, I am happy to be back on the full-time staff of this great paper. If you remember my work from what I call the good old days, forget that. More...

A Party of One

Goombahs get the 'party' started

Well, here we are again. Are you ready to party? From time to time, you'll find "A Party of One" in this esteemed newspaper. The Recorder and I are no strangers, as old-time readers know. But this time around, the accent will be on fun. More...

Agency reserve payments begin

RICHMOND - Jacquelin Easter, state executive director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Virginia today announced that USDA will begin issuing $3,760,264 in Conservation Reserve Program payments to eligible producers in Virginia. More...

Highland Homemakers Tea Party

An English Tea Party was given in honor of the Highland Homemakers on Aug. 20 at the Presbyterian church in Monterey. Fun was had by all with food, fun games and a drawing of names for gifts. More...

Bee a Star! raises $820

Pictured (l-r) are Tim Craft and James Folks. At Friday's Highland Elementary School talent show, they performed a song they wrote. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

MeadWestvaco Donates School Supplies

MeadWestvaco's Covington mill recently donated a large supply of notebooks and binders to schools in Bath and Alleghany counties, and the city of Covington. More...

McKenna Nicole Hedrick

UPPER TRACT, W.Va. - Jeremy and Kayla Hedrick of Upper Tract announce the birth of their first child, McKenna Nicole Hedrick, born Aug. 6, 2007 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg. More...

Andrew Thomas Efird

BRIDGEWATER - George and Harriet Wilson of Bridgewater announce the birth of their eighth grandchild, Andrew Thomas Efird, on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. More...

Engagement

Marshall - Will

Mr. and Mrs. D. Wayne Marshall of Mill Gap and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Will of Blue Grass annouce the engagement of their children, Courtney D. Marshall and Justin K. Will. Will is the owner and operator of his own logging company. More...

Governor requests statewide drought disaster declaration

RICHMOND - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has requested that the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture declare Virginia. a statewide disaster area due to reductions in farm production caused by drought and high temperatures in 2007. More...

Boys' Home Christmas Tree finds success at competition

COVINGTON - On Friday, Aug. 24 an eight food White Pine entered the Boys' Home Christmas Tree farm took second place in the all pines class and earned the distinction of the second best White Pine in the state of Virginia. More...

Bath special education advisory committee meets

WARM SPRINGS - The Local Special Education Advisory Committee is a group of parents of children with disabilities who volunteer to represent the school division in which their child attends. More...

Bank dividends on the rise

RONCEVERTE, W.Va. - The Board of Directors of First National Bankshares Corp. has declared a third quarter cash dividend of $0.17 per share payable on Oct. 19 to shareholders of record as of Oct. 5. More...

Weather report

Precipitation was more than an inch below normal for the month and fell on only five days. High temperatures were well above while lows were somewhat below normal, a result of the clear skies that predominated all month. John R. More...

Achievement

Josef G. Hohn Jr.

TACOMA, Wash. - Josef G. Hohn Jr. has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. More...

Obituaries

MARION S. BENNETT

COVINGTON - Marion Splawn Bennett, 79, of 306 Dairy Street, Covington, and formerly of Bath County, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 2, 2007 at his residence. He was born on June 7, 1928 in Bath County, the son of the late Elsie Bennett. More...

JAMES EDWARD "RATTLE SNAKE" YOUNG

HOT SPRINGS - James Edward "Rattle Snake" Young, 46, of Hot Springs, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 at his residence. He was born Nov. 10, 1960 in Charleston, W.Va., the son of Retha Fox Young of Hot Springs, and the late Wilbur Lee Young. More...

OTIS HARTMAN

HIGHTOWN - Otis Hartman, age 72, of Hightown, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007. He was born Sept. 5, 1935 at Franklin, W.Va., a son of the late Earl and Mary Sponaugle Hartman. Mr. More...

Religion

Rev. Neff celebrates 30th anniversary with church

MITCHELLTOWN - A special milestone in the life and ministry of Life Line Ministries Church took place Sunday, Sept. 23. During the morning worship service, the church celebrated Pastor Frank Neff's 30-year anniversary with the church. More...

Warm Springs church welcomes interim pastor

WARM SPRINGS - The Warm Springs Presbyterian Church announces the Rev. Betty Dax as interim pastor beginning Oct. 1. Dax is a graduate of Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. More...

100 Years

The Expressions was one of two gospel groups to sing at the Oak Grove Advent Christian Church anniversary last Sunday. The other group was The Announcers. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ Sept. 25 - Responded to a disturbance at a Millboro residence. ¦ Sept. 26 - Transported inmate from Middle River Regional Jail to Allegheny Regional Jail. ¦ Sept. More...

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ Sept. 20 - Responded to a report of trespasser in Blue Grass and performed a welfare check. ¦ Sept. 20 - Received report of individual driving with no operator's license. ¦ Sept. More...

Letters

Voters must decide on Bath sheriff candidate

Editor, The Recorder, It was with great interest that I ran across an ad placed in your newspaper by Kirby Buzzard asking for votes for sheriff. Something had slipped my mind but quickly came back upon reading the ad. More...

Sheriff supports Lightner in this year's election

Editor, The Recorder, I'm writing this letter in support of Sheriff Herb Lightner in his quest to be reelected to the office of Sheriff. More...

Wind energy project isn't just about view shed

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to the editor of the Virginia-Pilot last week, and shared with The Recorder. Where were all the pro-wind folks when Winergy LLC proposed 221 turbines in the Chesapeake Bay in 2003? More...


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