March 20, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

$1.5 million donated to Nature Conservancy

Gift to go toward Conservancy's 'mortgage' on Warm Springs Mountain Preserve

WARM SPRINGS - Former Gov. Mark R. Warner and former first lady of Virginia Lisa Collis have given $1.5 million to The Nature Conservancy to help advance its conservation work in the Allegheny Highlands of western Virginia. More...

Former magistrate guilty of embezzlement

WARM SPRINGS - Following a trial last Sept. 7, Judge Humes Franklin has found J. Cristina Stinespring, formerly of Bacova, guilty of four counts of embezzlement. More...

Access: Bath, Highland officials 'open up'

MONTEREY and HOT SPRINGS - Last year , a teacher concerned about her job wanted to know what school administrators had said in her personnel file. Could she ask to see her records? One principal told her no; a different administrator told her yes. More...

Moomaw may get hydro generator

COVINGTON - A proposal to place an electric generating turbine in the intake tower of Gathright Dam moved forward last week after a public hearing at the Charles P. Jones Memorial library in Covington brought little opposition. More...

What are your rights? Frequently asked questions

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS - The Virginia Coalition for Open Government provides a helpful citizens' guide on the Freedom of Information Act. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

¦ The board of supervisors Monday night appointed Bud Cook to the Highland County Planning Commission, to fill a vacancy left by Crysta Stanton late last year. More...

Correction

The Highland County Economic Development Authority did not nominate Robin Sullenberger for the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council's High Tech Leadership Award as reported in last week's paper. More...

Bluegrass Jamboree coming up March 29

HOT SPRINGS - Allegheny Mountain Radio's annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree is set for Saturday, March 29, and this year it features two Virginia bands new to the event. More...

Wiley joins Homestead as director of food, beverage

HOT SPRINGS - Perry Wiley has been appointed director of food and beverage at The Homestead in Hot Springs. More...

Photo

Lucinda Beverage of Monterey attended the centennial convocation of James Madison University March 14. Beverage is a 1940 graduate of JMU. More...

Prevention leaders, schools team up against inhalant abuse

LEXINGTON - National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week is March 16-22. Rockbridge Area Community Services and the Rockbridge Area Prevention Coalition urge parents and concerned citizens to join with them in this observance. More...

ARH offers New York city trip

LOW MOOR - The H2U program at Alleghany Regional Hospital will offer a three-day and two-night motor coach tour to New York, N.Y. The tour will take place from Tuesday to Thursday, December 2-4. More...

Births

Emma Grace and Alison Paige Hooke

GROTTOES - Billy and Amy Hooke of Grottoes announce the birth of twin daughters, Emma Grace and Alison Paige, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Emma weighed six pounds, five ounces and was 18 inches long. More...

Engagement

Smith - Woodzell

WARM SPRINGS - Diana Woodzell of Warm Springs would like to announce the engagement of her son Justin Woodzell to Cora Smith. Justin is also the son of Charlie Woodzell of Covington and the grandson of Mack and Sis Hickman of Warm Springs. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ For some of us, the first day of spring today is a much-anticipated calendar event. This year it almost coincides with Easter, so the sense of renewal is doubly gratifying. More...

FFA member spot light

MONTEREY- Chance Massey, the son of Darren and Sandy Massey of Monterey, is a 16-year-old sophomore at Highland High School. Massey is the chaplain of Highland's Future Farmers of America and has been a member for two years. More...

Hospital offers teen volunteer program

LOW MOOR - Alleghany Regional Hospital, in partnership with Southwest Virginia Area Health Education Center and the Alleghany Foundation, will offer the Youth Volunteers in Partnership Program again this summer. More...

Special Sections

Schools

New National Honor Society Members

Four new members were inducted into the National Honor Society at Highland High School Wednesday. They are (l-r): sophomore Tyler Jamison; senior Sean Duff; sophomore Molly Mobley; and sophomore Caiti Lotts. More...

Class says: Oh no! Ozone!

ASHWOOD - Mrs. Dufour's second grade class at Valley Elementary School wrote letters on Wednesday, March 12, to The Recorder as a response to a science lesson they learned. More...

Academic Honor

Alice Campbell SALEM - Alice Wren Stoneham Campbell of Warm Springs was named to the dean's list of distinguished students for the fall 2007 semester at Roanoke College. Campbell is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Preston L. Campbell Jr. More...

Religion

Religion

Full Story

'Calvary's Couriers'

On Sunday, March 16, the youth community choir, United4One put on the musical, "Calvary's Couriers," at Hot Springs Presbyterian Church. A receptionin the fellowship hall followed the musical, which included area youth and church adults. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County ¦ March 12 - On standby for eviction process, Myers-Moon Road. ¦ March 12 - Conducted a wellbeing check, Potomac River Road. ¦ March 12 - Investigated a report of stolen property, Overlook Drive. More...

Early Files

Six-year-old saves sister from drowning during recent rains

Editor's note: These articles were gleaned from the March 30, 1967 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. The concern of a little boy for his younger sister averted tragedy for the family of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Trout Season

Trout season is just around the corner. This Recorder file records a familiar image to Bath and Highland counties. (Recorder file photo) More...

25 years ago

MARCH 24, 1983

Initial grant application approval was received last week from the Appalachian Regional Commission for grant money to provide funding for construction of a medical center in Millboro. More...

McDowell Methodists perform Easter drama

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Bath cancels reassessment

WARM SPRINGS - Bath county property owners can throw away the reappraisal notices received in the mail three weeks ago. More...

Who pays for pool building?

MONTEREY - Those attending Monday's hearing about the proposal for a pool accessory building were clear about one thing: No government money should be spent on this project. If only it were that simple, county officials said. More...

Editor's Note

Editor's note: This photo was published as the cover of The Recorder's Spring Guide on March 6. More...

Senior trip committee suggests alternatives

BY JAMES JACENICH • STAFF WRITER

MONTEREY - Whether Highland High School seniors get to take a senior trip, and what that trip might be, is still up for discussion. More...

Drug store burglary solved in record time

HOT SPRINGS - It took less than 24 hours for the Bath County Sheriff's Office to solve the March 11 break-in at Hot Springs Pharmacy. Lt. Noel T. More...

Recorder takes top state press award

ROANOKE - The Recorder won Virginia Press Association's highest state honor for newspapers Saturday during the VPA's annual conference, held in Roanoke. More...

Maple Festival

Vendor Helen Nash talks with a visitor at Saturday's Maple Festival in Monterey. Selling Anna Lee Candles, she said her husband, Robert, makes the candles and named the business after his mother. (Recorder photo by Gina Hamilton) More...

Virginia farmers asked to exhibit in Saudi Arabia

RICHMOND - From the first shipment of tobacco from Jamestown to today's exports to Mexico, Turkey, Cuba, Egypt and China, Virginia's farmers have always found a worldwide market eager for their products. More...

First National Bank promotes Stanley to branch manager

COVINGTON - First National Bank announces the promotion of Anne Stanley to branch manager of the Covington office. Stanley is married to Roger L. Stanley and lives in Covington. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

MILLBORO SPRINGS - Ranging in color from white to purple, hepatica flowers have won the race to be the second early spring flower to grace the moist, rich woodlands of the Highlands this year. More...

Chamber Music Retreat

Twenty-four musicians spent last weekend at Garth Newel Music Center participating in the annual Chamber Music Retreat. More...

Highland Co. 4-H'ers compete at local contest

MONTEREY - Highland County 4-H members competed at the local 4-H contest day held Saturday, March 1. Contestants competed in nine contest categories and three age divisions. More...

Seniors teach seniors about computers

LEXINGTON - The Rockbridge Regional Library in Lexington is offering oneon one sessions on a first come, first served basis for senior citizens who are interested in learning to use computers. More...

Homestead Preserve's Old Dairy gets 'Virginia Green' status

HOT SPRINGS - Homestead Preserve's Old Dairy Community Center was recently named aVirginia Green Conference Center by the Department of Environmental Quality. More...

Bull sale held April 4

CULPEPER - The 50th annual sale of the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association Culpeper, junior bulls, will be held Friday, April 4 at 2 p.m. More...

Clarification

In the building permits for Bath County in last week's Recorder in the Warm Springs district, Frank and Amanda Pritt were listed as doing alteration and renovation, when it should have been Patrick Haynes Jr. More...

Local campground fees have increased

ROANOKE - George Washington and Jefferson National Forests officials announce fee increases for Hidden Valley and Blowing Springs family campgrounds in Bath County. More...

Sam Rasoul

Sam Rasoul (center) , a Congressional candidate in Virginia's Sixth District, was at Country Cafe recently at an event sponsored by the Bath County Democratic Party. More...

Obituaries

KENNETH R. HARPER

FRANKLIN, W.VA. - Kenneth R. Harper, 73, of Franklin, died Saturday, March 15, 2008. He was born June 14, 1934 in Franklin, son of the late Wilbur W. Harper and Margie Ella Teter. More...

L. VIRGINIA WEAVER

LITITZ, Penn. - L. Virginia Weaver, 90, of Landis Homes, Lititz, and formerly of Lancaster, went to be with her Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Heart of Lancaster Hospital. She was the wife of the late Lloyd H. More...

LAYTON O'DELL SHIFFLETT

HOT SPRINGS - Layton O'Dell Shifflett, 90, of Hot Springs, went home to be with the Lord, his beloved wife Mary Pauline Shifflett and many loved ones and friends, on March 13, 2008. Mr. More...

Sports

HIGHLAND MIXED LEAGUE Winter League

March 12, 2008

Armed & Dangerous - (54.5- 33.5): Mary Rexrode, Zach Phillips, Judy Waybright, Ted W. Davis. Alley Gaters - (52-36): Dallas Doyle, Chanda Sponaugle, Janet Marshall, Everett Marshall. More...

Chargers boot Bison in opener

Bath 2, Buffalo Gap 1 WARM SPRINGS - Charger senior Michael Simmons scored two goals to lead Bath to a season-opening win at home last Thursday. Action dominated the midfield during the first period. More...

High expectations, new additions for Bath baseball

WARM SPRINGS - Walking into the baseball section of Chargerland this season you will notice big changes. The baseball field has new dirt and has had extensive work in the off season by parents, coaches and players. More...

Letters

Highlanders need to pay attention to their words

Editor, The Recorder, One of my greatest mentors in life always taught me "when you look, be sure to see" and "when your hear, be sure to listen." I try to apply these words of wisdom every day, and recently, I have thought deeply about this advic More...

Month of madness marches into April

Editor, The Recorder, I like the mischievous month of March, fickle though it may be - sometimes too cold to be really warm or too warm to be really cold. More...

Letters and prayers sustained the Reedys

Editor, The Recorder, The time is moving right along. At the end of March, we will be 31 days closer to the homecomings of Landon and April. Landon called and told us he is packed and awaiting the day he heads home. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Sun still shining in the Highlands

Access to government is vital to a healthy democracy. In Bath and Highland counties, most officials, whether elected or appointed, have a fair understanding of the laws protecting citizens' rights to government records and meetings. More...

Conversations

Welcome to Shangri-La, Virginia's mythic utopia

Highland is "Virginia's Switzerland," named for its mountains that resemble the independent European country. But where are the ski slopes? Where are the quaint Alpine villages and German, French and Italian speaking populace? More...


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