November 1, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Empty clerk seat up for grabs in Bath

Julie Brinkley

WARM SPRINGS - Julie L. Brinkley has worked as a legal assistant across the street from the courthouse for 17 years. The trek over to the circuit court clerk's office is familiar to her. More...

Annette Loan

WARM SPRINGS - Annette Loan has worked as a deputy clerk under two circuit court clerks. She is asking voters to support her desire to parlay her nearly nine years of experience into the top job at the clerk's office. More...

Wayne Winebriner

WARM SPRINGS Wayne Winebriner has a "real desire for the job" of clerk of the Bath County circuit court. "I like the work, I fit in well and I want to keep the office going as it is now," said Winebriner. More...

Bonnie Jo Robertson

WARM SPRINGS - Bonnie Jo Robertson thinks it is time for her generation to step up to the plate in the treasurer's office. "It is time for us to show how great we can be," she said. More...

Highland Commissioner gets requested extension

MONTEREY - Department of Taxation tax commissioner Jamie. E. Bowen granted Highland County Commissioner of Revenue Bobbie Griffin an extension to Oct. 12 for filing tangible personal property. Bowen's Oct. More...

4-H fair plans already under way

MONTEREY - October began a new 4-H year, a time for 4-H members to reflect on last year's successes and look forward to what new year will bring. More...

Masons issue certificates of achievement

MONTEREY - Highland Masonic Lodge No. 110 held its annual ladies' night banquet at the Stonewall Ruritan building last Saturday. More...

State officials agree about flooding in Cabin Creek area

MILLBORO - It appears consensus has been reached among state officials that a comprehensive engineering study is warranted for the Cabin Creek area that experienced three major floods in the past year. In his letter to Rep. Bob Goodlatte on Oct. More...

Calls plague Bath citizens

HOT SPRINGS - The Bath County Sheriff's Office has received a complaint of frequent calls from the phone number 1- 616-980-4019. More...

Library Notes

• I am pleased to report the annual used book sale on Hands and Harvest weekend was a big success. We were blessed with beautiful weather and many people came to the sale. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center Wednesday, Nov. 7 7:30 p.m.

General James White Jr., Verona Residency Administrator, reports on county roads and projects. Presentations Bobbie Griffin, commissioner of revenue, and Lois White, treasurer; county vehicle license. More...

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Pictured (l-r) are Kent Ford, Dr. John Pagels of VCU, and Terry Flaherty, who enjoyed refreshments and conversation after a program presented by Pagels at the Bath County Public Library on Oct. 25. More...

4-H achievements to be recognized

HIGHLAND - The Highland County 4-H Achievement Program has been planned to recognize 4-H members and adult volunteers for their participation and achievements during the 2006-07 4-H year. More...

Bath County building, grounds assistant hired

WARM SPRINGS - The Board of Supervisors of Bath County has announced Theresa Beall has accepted the position of building and grounds assistant effective Oct. 22. More...

Douthat State Park will be closed for fall hunts

DOUTHAT - Douthat State Park will close for fall hunt opportunities. The park is closed for safety purposes during the days of the hunts. The park will be closed to all guests on Nov. 6-8. The park will re-open to the public on Nov. 9, at 6 a.m. More...

Women's Center opens

LOW MOOR - Alleghany Regional Hospital celebrated the opening of the Women's Center with an open house on Monday, Oct. 29. The Women's Center is a newly-renovated area located on the third floor of the hospital housing the practice of Dr. More...

Governor warns that drought could continue

RICHMOND - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has urged localities to update water conservation and drought contingency ordinances and plans and begin preparations to implement those plans. More...

Fire ban still in effect

ROANOKE - The fire ban remains in effect on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest lands in Virginia and West Virginia. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In Brief

Bath County School Board

Following closed session, the Bath school board made the following appointments: Substitute teachers: Judith Allen, Kimberly Brown, Christina Harmon, Selenia Lacks, Christina McKay, Nicole Mueller, Misty Sullivan. More...

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Millboro Elementary School held its Fall Family Reading Night on Oct. 8 for students in grades kindergarten through fourth. It was a celebration of literacy, arts and crafts and family togetherness. More...

Creative costumes grace carnival

Highland Elementary School Costume parade winners for Pre-K were (l-r) Logan Hicks (funniest), Branson Hull, Carly Thomas (funniest), Amelia Hicks (funniest), Sadie Warner (scariest), More...

Religion

Religion

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Biblical blessing, curses session to be held

MONTEREY and DOE HILL - Dr. Peter Wyns will be teaching three sessions on Biblical Blessings and Curses, Nov. 3-4. Wyns is a grandson and student of the renowned late Dr. Derek Prince of Cambridge University and King's College. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

Oct. 23 - Assisted The Homestead hotel security with complaint of loud party at the resort area. Oct. 23 - Answered complain at Fort Lewis Lodge, Millboro for a visitor causing a disturbance. Oct. More...

Letters

Wind energy driving by dollars, government

Editor, The Recorder,

At this point the U.S. government would like to have wind power supply about 5 percent of our current usage of electricity. This would require at least 100,000 wind turbines. Some estimates are substantially higher. More...

How much is an eagle worth? reader asks SCC

Dear Members of the State Corporation Commission: Once again I respectfully write to urge you to ponder deeply what the impact would be upon rendering a decision favoring the construction of industrial wind turbine to the environment, the wildlife More...

Safehome Inc. grateful for community support

Editor, The Recorder,

We at Safehome Systems, Inc. would like to thank all those who sponsored or took part in our second annual "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes" event. The walk, which was held on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 1-4 p.m. More...

MRSA case confirmed in Highland elementary

MONTEREY- This week, Highland County Public Schools superintendent Gary Blair reported "a confirmed case of colonized MRSA in our elementary school." MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a form of staph infection. More...

Shouting from the rooftop

BCHS construction on schedule for roof replacement

WARM SPRINGS - Last Thursday's meeting of the Bath County School Board might have set a record as the shortest in recent memory had it not been for a lengthy presentation about the roof on Bath County High School. More...

John D. Kershner Jr.

WARM SPRINGS - John D. Kershner Jr. has been interested in the office of clerk of the circuit court for decades. Kershner said he thought about running against Claude Dodson but decided to wait until Dodson retired. More...

Michael Spurgeon

WARM SPRINGS - Michael "Mike" Spurgeon points to his basement window in the courthouse and says he'd like to move up. Spurgeon works in social services at the courthouse and is making a run for the main floor office of clerk of the circuit court. More...

2 seek to unseat incumbent treasurer

Mary Susan Blankenship

WARM SPRINGS - Mary Susan Blankenship is going on 20 years in office and has yet to face opposition during an election year, until now. More...

Sandra Williams

WARM SPRINGS - Sandra Wolfe Williams began her work career in customer service and accounts receivable; switched to education and became a teacher and has now taken a big step back toward financial operations by challenging the incumbent Bath Coun More...

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The Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic held a ribbon cutting and open house at its new location, 103 Old Church Street in Low Moor, last Thursday. More...

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Highland Senior Citizens recently enjoyed a trip to Natural Bridge to the drive through Safari Park and at lunch at "The Pink Cadillac. More...

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On Monday, Oct. 8, long time Lions Club member Fred Frye had the honor and privilege of inducting his son Todd into the Monterey Lions Club. More...

Millboro Happenings

The Ruritan Club will host a Harvest Holiday of family fun on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 3:30 p.m. with free hayrides for an hour from the picnic shelter across from the elementary school on Church Street. More...

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The Highland/Bath Farm Bureau has donated $500 to Thomas Hevener Jr. to aid with activity and travel expenses accrued as a result of his assignment to the post of FFA State Secretary. Tommy will travel to Spain in early January. More...

Correction

Supervisor Percy "Buzz" Nowlin is running for a board seat in the Cedar Creet District of Bath County, not Millboro, as incorrectly noted in a headline in the October 18 paper and in the corrections from last week. More...

Wedding

Gardner - Harold

LAKE MOOMAW - On Sept. 15, Beth J. Gardner, daughter of Harley and Donna Gardner of Monterey, and R. Wade Harold, son of Randy and Mary Harold of Monterey, were united in marriage. The Rev. More...

Reunion

Corbett

MUSTOE - A Confederate veteran of the Civil War, who served in the 18th Virginia Cavalry under Col. Imboden and the 19th Virginia Cavalry under Col. More...

Expert to address Indian culture in Virginia, examine local artifacts

MONTEREY - Howard MacCord believes people from all walks of life can make meaningful contribution ot the science of archaeology. He's been making a dedicated effort of his own for over 70 years. More...

Museum Hopping

Highland County Museum celebrates local history, heritage

McDOWELL - The Highland County Historical Society has done wonders creating an attractive, interesting museum on a small budget in a remote, rural locale. Recently, things just got even better. More...

Fall gathering held in Big Valley

BOLAR - Family, relatives and friends met Sunday, Oct. 21 at the home of Vesta Ruckman in Big Valley. More...

Reunions

Stephenson family MILLBORO - The 41st annual reunion of the descendants of the late Cassius and Sarah Jane Stephenson was held on October 7, 2007 at Clayton and Jackie Plecker's riverside picnic shelter near Millboro. More...

Obituaries

OLIVER C. WRIGHT JR.

Oliver C. Wright Jr., 70, of 264 Beetown Road, West Warm Springs, Virginia, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 23, 2007 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born on Nov. 20, 1936 in Huntington, West Virginia, the son of the late Oliver C. More...

LILLIE ALDERMAN WRIGHT

Lillie Alderman Wright, 93, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 30, 2007 at the Springs Nursing Center. She was born June 15, 1914 in Pocahontas County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Cleveland and Maggie Alderman. Mrs. More...

Sports

Ram girls land cross country title

Highland boys finish 3rd to earn regional bid, Chargers finish 5th

COVINGTON - Highland's Haley Billingsley finished second in the district championships Thursday and her Ram teammates gave it their all to finish one point ahead of Craig County and capture the Pioneer District championship in Covington. More...

Rams beat Bulldogs then bow out

Highland at James River BUCHANNON - The district leading James River Knights clinched a regional playoff berth and the district title by defeating the Highland Rams in straight games last Thursday. More...

District title, playoffs on the line Friday at River

WARM SPRINGS - Friday evening the Bath County Chargers come off a bye week, taking a well-rested team to James River to battle district co-leader James River and find out whose season will end next week. More...

Early Files

Deer season draws near

The gun season for deer in Bath and Highland counties begins Monday, and although the opening of the season is still a few days away, it appears the two counties will once again be swamped by nimrods both near and far. More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBER 4, 1982

An automobile accident one-half mile west of Churchville on Route 250 claimed the lives of three young Highland County men late Friday night of last week. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 31, 1957

County residents got their first broad hint to be ready for winter Sunday evening and Monday when a light snow, the first of the season, fell here. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Future determined at the polls

"It's time for a change." In the months leading up to Tuesday's elections, that refrain has resonated increasingly among Bath and Highland residents. In fact, in some dramatic ways, change has already come. More...

Party of One

Have your day in court - but take a pillow

I know, I know. I vowed I wasn't writing news this time around. I lied. Well, I didn't lie, exactly; I just didn't tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. More...

A Wealth of Dearth

Happenstance: In a pickle at a peanut ride

Last month, I wrote about my trip back to the sandy soiled flatlands of my youth to ride in the Great Peanut Ride and Tour. As with any good adventure, there was much more to tell than could be mentioned in one column. So this month I continue. More...


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