October 11, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Town makes more noise over noise

Ordinance would make it illegal to get loud 10 p.m.-6 a.m. in Monterey if passed by council members

MONTEREY - Last Thursday Monterey Town Council reviewed a draft noise ordinance and voted to hold a public hearing on the ordinance at its Nov. 1 meeting. More...

In Brief . . .

Monterey Town Council

¦ Town council discussed a possible flooding hazard on Mill Alley near U.S. 250. Strait Creek bisects Monterey from west to east, then turns north as it leaves the east side of town. More...

Cox seeks state senate seat as Democrat

MONTEREY - "I think this is the most beautiful district in all of Virginia and they need strong representation in Richmond," said state senate candidate David Cox. "There are a number of issues of great concern that require forthright leadership. More...

Sime challenges Hanger as Libertarian candidate

MONTEREY - "When we talk about the issues, we find a lot in common," said senate candidate Arin Sime of his visits with voters in Highland County. More...

Health Connection

Dealing with diabetes, depression

A diabetes diagnosis can be an overwhelming, life-changing experience for you and your family. More...

Wood Ministry

Members from Columbia Baptist Church of Falls Church, Culpeper Baptist Church and Highland Baptist Church joined forces as they do every October for their wood ministry. More...

Walk a mile . . .

This month, Safehome will sponsor a special "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes" event to remember victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. ¦ When: Sunday, October 14 from 1-4 p.m. More...

Trudy Woodzell named this year's Bath County Christmas Mother

HOT SPRINGS - Trudy Woodzell has been named Bath County Christmas Mother for 2007. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Supervisors

¦ Donna Brown, VITA public safety communication analyst, made a brief presentation to Bath supervisors to alert them to some of the concerns they would need to address if the county purchases a "Reverse 911" system. More...

BARC chain saws stolen

On Sept. 24 at about 7:30 a.m., the Bath County Sheriff's Office received a call from BARC Electric Cooperative in Millboro reporting a theft of six chain saws. Lt. W.D. Sexton responded to BARC and investigated the theft. More...

Home delivery a blessing

ALMOST ANYWHERE - It's an exciting sight: the creamy yellow Schwan's truck, lumbering up the driveway, or grinding into the parking lot. Dinner is served! Or lunch, or a tasty treat, or a yummy dessert. More...

Fitness center growing

MILLBORO - What started out last spring as a program to bring residents together for fun and fitness has evolved into a fullfledged exercise facility with 177 members ranging in age from 9 into their 70s. More...

Area residents plan Grand Canyon trip

MILLBORO - "Live your life for the stories you can tell later" is perhaps the motto of two longtime friends, Pam Hepler Pace and Joy Cooper. More...

Virginia announces 2007 scenic award winners

RICHMOND - Scenic Virginia has selected the winners of its 2007 scenic awards, which recognize excellence in the field of scenic conservation. Individual winner was Bill Larkins, a retired U.S. More...

Reunion

Simmons

MONTEREY - A family picnic was held Sunday at the home of Maxine and Charles William Simmons on Airport Terrace Road. More...

Sandwich shop open for business

HEALING SPRINGS - It's lunchtime on Monday, and the Healing Springs Sandwich Shop is busy, busy. It's all Gale Robinson and his wife, Jackie, can do to keep up with the steady stream of customers. That's a good thing, Gale notes with a smile. More...

Byrd steps up at Bath County Historical Society

WARM SPRINGS - Byrds have been a part of Bath history since 1747, long before the county was founded. One of Bath's earliest legends concerns the September 1756 massacre of John Byrd, and the kidnapping of his family by marauding Shawnees. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

LAKE MOOMAW - Some late summer wildflowers will persist well into fall if the weather stays warm through September and October. More...

Jubilee to feature Faith Harmony Boys

WARM SPRINGS - The Faith Harmony Boys, a southern gospel quartet, will perform at Allegheny Mountain Radio's fifth annual old fashioned gospel jubilee on Saturday Nov. 3. More...

Douthat State Park hosts apple day

MILLBORO - Douthat State Park will host its annual "Apple Day: A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage and Bluegrass Festival" on Saturday, Oct. 13. Apple Day is sponsored by the park, with Douthat State Park Environmental Education Group. More...

Legislative Update

'Angels in Adoption' highlighted

Adoption offers a wonderful opportunity to bring children in need and caring supportive parents together. More...

Court Cases

Bath and Highland Counties

HOT SPRINGS - The following decisions were handed down in Bath County General District Court on Sept 12. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board

¦ The school board met Oct. 1 in the Highland High School library. The next meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. ¦ The board accepted the resignation of Debbie Botkin, cafeteria worker. More...

Valley Elementary honors top SOL scorers

ASHWOOD - On a warm Thursday evening, with the parking lot full of cars and dressed-up students and parents, Valley Elementary School opened its doors for an academic banquet, where students were recognized for their Standards of Learning achievem More...

HCPS SOL scores high

Highland County Public Schools announced the schools' Standard of Learning test results at the Oct. 1 school board meeting. The chart indicates scores in grades 3, 4-5, and 6-12, as compared to the state. More...

Religion

Calendar

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Blessing of animals service a barking good time

McDOWELL - McDowell Presbyterian Church was host to 28 worshipers - 18 on two legs and 10 on four - for McDowell's first Community Blessing of the Animals Service on Sunday, Oct. 7. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Reports

Bath County ¦ Oct. 2 - Assisted Homestead Security with a disturbance call on Homestead property. ¦ Oct. 2 - Checked on a suspicious vehicle, Pond Hill area. ¦ Oct. More...

Early Files

New housing development recently begun in Monterey

Editor's note: The following articles were taken from the Oct. 18, 1973 issue of The Recorder. Joseph T. Pritchard was publisher. MONTEREY - The Highlands, a new subdivision, has been planned by David C. Smith, Inc., on Rt. More...

Vepco project outlined

WAYNESBORO - Plans for a $499-million hydroelectric dam facility in Bath County were outlined here Monday night for the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission. More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 14, 1982

During the Monday meeting of the Highland County School Board, members discussed what course of action to take on the school consolidation study and head an update on Highland Primary School and special education activities from HPS principal and s More...

First Annual Bath County Skateboard Competition

Cody Phillips gets some serious air and shows off for the crowd at the first annual Bath County Skateboard Competition. More...

When your own home isn't safe

Area shelter helps victims of violence get back on their feet

WARM SPRINGS - Where do you go when you fear physical abuse or sexual assault at home? For 20 years the answer for residents of Alleghany, Bath and Highland counties has been Safehome in Covington. Operated by Safehome Systems, Inc. More...

From robbery to sentencing

MONTEREY - Bank robbery is a rare occurrence in Highland County; in fact, no one can determine a robbery ever happening here before. A chronological listing detailing the Blue Grass Valley Bank Robbery Oct. More...

Hanger seeks fourth term for 24th district

MONTEREY - Sen. Emmett Hanger of Virginia's 24th district is seeking a fourth term in office this election. More...

Correction

In the last week's Hunting, Hiking and Hearthside Fall Guide, the Recorder story on Anderson Cottage should have made clear the main house and separate kitchen cottage have a total of 18 rooms, rather than 18 bedrooms, as stated. More...

Local couple feeding the fatherless

MONTEREY - Matthew and Joanna Novack, both 25, departed the United States Sept. 13 to spend the next two years helping orphaned children in Llano Verde, Guatemala. More...

Hands and Harvest festival offers something for everyone

MONTEREY - This weekend the Highland County Hands and Harvest Festival celebrates the fall foliage season with arts and crafts, bluegrass music, hay rides and seasonal foods. For more information call (540) 468-2550. More...

Highland's SPCA celebrates 10 years

MONTEREY - The Highland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The organization incorporated in Highland County on Oct. 22, 1997. The Rev. More...

Shelter appeals to community for supply donations

COVINGTON - Due to an increased need for services, Safehome is in need of supplies. Over the past six months, there have been several families that have needed services from the shelter, thus increasing the amount of supplies needed. More...

Supervisors approve Mitchelltown rezoning

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Board of Supervisors approved rezoning 18 acres in Mitchelltown Monday, and approved selling the old green box site on Crooked Spur in Millboro. More...

Drug charges placed

During the month of September, indictments, petitions and arrests were conducted by the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force against the six individuals. More...

Highland County Crafts cuts hours, needs support

MONTEREY - "The margin of available funds to keep Highland County Crafts Cooperative going is narrowing," said Marianne Wilson. More...

Oktoberfest made for fun filled afternoon

STAUNTON - Hearing about an Oktoberfest celebration brings back memories of my German heritage and of growing up there. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ Calvary Baptist Church will hold a community yard and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the top of the straight Spur, Route 39 and TC Walker Road. More...

Mayor says town shortchanged by Griffin's delays

MONTEREY - "We have again been unable to get from the commissioner of the revenue the information we need to do our tax tickets," said Monterey mayor Janice Warner last Thursday. More...

Achievement

Bobby Persinger

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Bobby Persinger of Hot Springs graduated Aug. 24 from NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, with a 3.7 GPA. More...

Apple butter festival to be held Oct. 20

HOT SPRINGS - Sometime around the 1950s there wasn't anywhere to buy old-fashioned apple butter. More...

Mountain Grove VFD Appreciation Dinner

An appreciation dinner in recognition of the Mountain Grove Volunteer Fire Department was held Saturday, September 15 at the community center. More...

Horse trials to be held at Millboro Springs

MILLBORO - Brian and Penny Ross of the Virginia Horse Trials will hold a Combined Test and Dressage Schooling Show at Camp Mont Shenandoah in Millboro Springs on Saturday, Oct. 20. More...

Conservancy speaks to garden club

MONTEREY - The Monterey Garden Club met on Tuesday, Oct. 2 and Keith Carson, a land steward for The Nature Conservancy presented a program about wildflowers native to this area of Virginia. More...

Reunion

Middle Mountain

MIDDLE MOUNTAIN - The Middle Mountain Reunion was held on Sept. 2. A nice warm day invited the descendants of those who attended school at Middle Mountain to return for a visit. More...

Candidate forums set

MILLBORO and HOT SPRINGS - The Bath County Republican Committee and the Bath County Democratic Committee will host a candidates' forum for all candidates running for local election in November. More...

Births

Orion Niilo Robertson SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Ian and Ashley Robertson of San Diego. announce the birth of their first child, a son, Orion Niilo Robertson on Sept. 20, 2007. He weighed eight pounds, two ounces and was 22 inches long. More...

Obituaries

THERESA "T.C." PRITT PERSINGER

HOT SPRINGS - Theresa "T.C." Pritt Persinger, 58, of Hot Springs, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, in Roanoke. She was born Oct. More...

REBECCA CHAPLIN BELL

CULPEPER - Rebecca Chaplin Bell passed away peacefully at her residence on Oct. 1 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Hot Springs on Dec. 29, 1926 to Anne Duling Chaplin and Wilbur Duncan Chaplin. Mrs. More...

MARY "PUTTY" ALICE HAWKS

SENECA ROCKS, W.Va. - Mary "Putty" Alice Hawks, 61, of Seneca Rocks passed away on Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va. Mrs. Hawks was born on Sept. More...

Sports

Gladiators run over Chargers, 17-0

GREENVILLE - Usually when a football team shuts out its opponent, the defense is the one to get the praise. In Riverheads' win over Bath County Friday night, the Gladiators offense was the key to the shutout. More...

Chargers split two in district

FINCASTLE - The high-flying Charger volleyball team traveled to James River and found out who its competition for the district this season is, falling to the Knights in three games, 25-13, 25-22, and 25-18, last Thursday. More...

Rams searching for team nucleus

MONTEREY - The Highland Ram volleyball team welcomed the Parry McCluer Blues to town and gave them a hard fought battle before falling in three games last Thursday evening. More...

Letters

Residents cite concerns about storage units

Editor's note: The following letter was written to the Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals and shared with The Recorder. This letter is in regard to the application of a conditional use permit by Mr. Rolph Brunner. As we understand it, Mr. More...

A done deal: Still no money for Bath athletes

Editor, The Recorder, I am writing to let the citizens of Bath County know that once again, our school board representatives have dropped the ball. Let me rewind a moment. More...

Request to candidates: Solve tax lien problem

Editor, The Recorder, Attention candidates for Bath County Circuit Clerk and sheriff: This is a request to all the candidates for Bath County Circuit Clerk and Bath County Sheriff. More...

Opinions & Commentary

What's all that racket?

There's nothing new about pesky, incessant, and loud noise in Monterey. As in any town, bothersome persistent music and barking dogs can and do rattle the nerves of Monterey residents. More...

Pictorial

And speaking of noise, what's happened to ongoing discussions about how to reduce the impact of skateboarding on the ears of Ashwood residents? More...

Conversations

My father taught me how to vote

The leaves are changing color. I enjoy the foliage, but this time of year is marked with sad memories. My father died on Oct. 12, 1991. He was 78 years old. He was a kind man, smart, but not too smart, gentle, but not too gentle. More...


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