May 1, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Hot Springs drug store burgled - again

HOT SPRINGS - For the third time in six weeks, Hot Springs Pharmacy was burgled early Saturday morning, April 26. And again, the Bath County Sheriff's Office has a suspect in custody. Randall J. More...

Fish kills still a mystery, DEQ says

HOT SPRINGS - Last year, state biologists took to the waters here, searching for explanations as to why fishwere turning up dead and diseased. And while several causes have been ruled out, no one thing has been found as the culprit. More...

Who's really steering wind project?

MONTEREY - Highland New Wind Development is making some progress in meeting permit conditions to build Virginia's first wind energy utility, but according to state officials, there's no state coordination for the process under one agency. More...

Baptism, English minister couple highlight St. Luke's Sunday

HOT SPRINGS - Two members of the Church of England will visit St. Luke's Episcopal Church this Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, which also features the baptism of the daughter of a longtime resident of Hot Springs and member of the parish. More...

VCSB director resigns

STAUNTON - At its meeting on April 29, the Board of Directors of Valley Community Services Board voted to accept the resignation of W.J. Thomas, executive director. More...

Fire escape plan protects children

AURORA, Ill. More...

Shifflett,Sampson crowned 2008 Miss Bath

The Junior Miss Bath County top fivefinalists and winner (-r) are: Laken Lenea St. Claire, second runner-up; Allison Taylor Williams; Whitney Morgan Shifflett,Junior Miss Bath County; Hannah Marie Lee, first runner-up; Chelsea Ann Cook. More...

Highland County Public Library News ...

¦ At the Highland County Public Library we offered our first Family Movie Night on Friday, April 18. It was a huge success and I believe that everyone had a great time. I know I did. More...

Highland FFA competes in contest

MONTEREY - The Highland FFA is competing again. The chapter has not competed in many contests this winter but it has been busy in April. More...

Achievement

Caitlin M. Anderson

HOT SPRINGS - Caitlin M. Anderson has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America. More...

Bath's Meals on Wheels celebrates 20 years

HOT SPRINGS - While this dateline reads "Hot Springs," one might pick any spot in Bath - Mountain Grove, Millboro, as well as Hot, Warm or Healing Springs. From Burnsville to Bolar and beyond, Meals on Wheels has covered Bath County for 20 years. More...

Pocahontas Woods offers summer classes

MARLINTON, W.Va. - Pocahontas Woods will offer two intensive week-long classes during the month of June. The first, to be offered at Snowshoe's Shaver Center June 16-20, will be on making Shaker oval boxes. More...

Engagement

Bussard - Wimer

MONTEREY - Isabell Bussard of Monterey, and Allen Bussard of Mountain Grove, announce the engagement of their daughter, Trish, to Tim Wimer, son of Virgil and Linda Wimer of Blue Grass. Both are graduates of Highland High School. More...

HCPL rewards volunteers

MONTEREY - The Highland County Public Library hosted a lunch for volunteers at The Highland Inn on April 24. The library depends heavily on volunteers throughout the year, especially for the annual book sale. More...

Shenandoah Valley celebrates bike month

STAUNTON - Did you know that May is National Bike Month? What better time to get out and enjoy riding your bike around than during the beautiful month of May? The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming - it's perfect. More...

Tips to save your back while gardening

It's springtime and millions of gardeners will return to their yard to tend their lawn, grow flowers, fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, for most gardeners, come Monday, their reward for their effort will be a strained back and sore muscles. More...

Making the most of small space

For gardeners everywhere, finding enough landscape to start your dream garden is often a big hurdle to clear. Unless you live on a farm or own a large amount of property, your landscape is likely more limiting than you'd prefer. More...

Photos

Bath County Chamber of Commerce sponsored its fifth annual employee appreciation breakfast on Wednesday, April 23 at 8 a.m. at Country Café in Hot Springs. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Photos

Highland Elementary School April good citizens were (l-r): Autumn Simmons, kindergarten; Abby Hylton, third grade; Trevor Smith, second grade; Grace Blanchard, fourth grade; Josey Bolling, first grade; and Dale Ervin, fifth grade. More...

Sports

Chargers smack Rockets

WARM SPRINGS- Eric Gentry hurled a one-hitter and slapped three hits to lead the Chargers to a 12-1 victory over Craig County last Wednesday, April 23. The Chargers jumped out to an early 3-1 lead after one inning and never looked back. More...

Lady Chargers blast Blues

WARM SPRINGS - Lady Charger Justine Pasco scored the first and the last of fiveBath goals as the Chargers completed a convincing sweep of the Parry McCluer Blues last Thursday afternoon, 5-1. More...

Bath booters bang away at Blues

WARM SPRINGS - Solidifying their position on top of the district standings, the Bath County Chargers dominated the Parry McCluer Blues 1-0 last Thursday in Warm Springs. From the first whistle, the Chargers pounced on the Blues squad. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ April 23 ­- Checked on well being of a citizen, Blue Grass Valley Road. ¦ April 24 - Responded to a report of a barn fire, Lower Fork Road. More...

Court Cases

MONTEREY - The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on March 5. Criminal and traffic divisions: Gregory Scott Allen, speeding 69/55, fine$70, costs $61; Carroll Davis Andes Jr. More...

Letters

Volunteers' efforts appreciated at free clinic

Editor, The Recorder, During Volunteer Appreciation Week, the Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic acknowledges the immense contribution that volunteers make to the success of the clinic. More...

Mountain Crest still a waste of public's money

Editor, The Recorder, In reference to the April 24 letter to the editor, "Retirement home commission defended," authored by Bertha Hise, vice chairman, Bath County Retirement Home Commission Warm Springs: Many in Bath County recognized the need f More...

Bath resident needs road sign replaced

Editor, The Recorder, I need your help! Maybe getting your paper to print this will get a response. First, I would like to say how sorry I am for Donnie Bryan's family. More...

Ag center proposed for Forks of Water area

MONTEREY - Highland County is one step closer to becoming the home of the Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center. More...

Photo

The home of the late Sadie Craven, on Forestry Road near its intersection with Ashwood Drive, was a total loss, after an early morning fireTuesday. No one was in the house at the time of the fire, which was reported by a neighbor about 6 a.m. More...

Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center Steering Committee

MONTEREY - The Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center Steering Committee is made up of the following members: Jason Carter Virginia Cooperative Extension Jon Donaldson Highland Sheep and Wool Producers Association Fane Irvine West Virginia Uni More...

Bath supervisors adopt school budget

WARM SPRINGS - After many meetings and work sessions, the Bath County Board of Supervisors finally met to vote on the advertised 2008-09 school budget. More...

Achievement

Deidre A. Hiner

STAUNTON- Mary Baldwin College, at Staunton, has announced that Deidre Alison Hiner of Monterey has been awarded the title of class marshall. Class marshalls are students who maintain the highest grade point averages in their class. More...

Correction

n In last week's article on the old Millboro school property, an incorrect statement was made by Robin Sullenberger of Shenandoah Valley Partnership from a meeting with the residents' group trying to retain local ownership of the school site. More...

Survivors lap begins Bath's Relay For Life

MILLBORO - In a community where the American Cancer Society has estimated that 160 individuals will be diagnosed with cancer this year, Bath County is invited to celebrate life. More...

8th annual health fair serves 225

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Memories of the old truck

Pritchard House Tales

Life was so warm, wonderful and simple when I was 5 years old. Except for tying my shoes and feeding my dog "Duke," there were very few demands. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center Spruce Street, Monterey Tuesday, May 6 - 7:30 p.m. n James White Jr. More...

Millboro Happenings

In Millboro Elementary School students topped their $900 goal in the recent Quarters for a Cure fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life in Bath County, which will be held on Saturday, May 24, at the school. More...

Monterey town elections to be held Tuesday

MONTEREY - Time again for the election of Monterey's Town Council and mayor Tuesday. Since no one has registered to be an officialcandidate on the ballot, voters will have to fillin the blanks with hand-written choices. More...

People would tap retirement savings if disability arose

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 Valley Elementary School ¦ Attendance, cafeteria, main ten transportation reports. More...

Wedding

Hull - Phillips

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Lindsay Kate Hull and Zack E. Phillips III were united in marriage on July 28, 2007 at the Chapel at The Preserve Resort in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, by the Rev. David Faulkner. More...

Director of archaeology at Mount Vernon to speak

MONTEREY - In his own words, George Washington described his home overlooking the Potomac River this way: "No estate in United America is more pleasantly situated as this." His 8,000 acres was basically divided into fiveworking, individual farms. More...

Downer promoted to senior lending officer-Virginia at FNB

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - First National Bank has announced the promotion of Dawn C. Downer to senior lending officer-Virginia. More...

Raise your harvests with raised bed gardens

Lift up your garden yields, your flower views and your gardening skills by adding raised beds to your landscape this spring. The soil in raised beds drains better, warms up sooner in the spring and cools down later in the winter. More...

Helpful tips for planting trees

Whether doing it to be more environmentally conscious or to make your home's landscape more aesthetically appealing, planting a tree or trees around your property can be a great way to spend some time outdoors while making a positive impact on your More...

What's blooming in your backyard?

Hot Springs - Lowly little weed, the dandelion. Most people would hack, dig, and spray to rid their yards of the bright, yellow blight, the blaring imperfection of their yards. More...

Obituaries

curtis e. gutshall sr.

STAUNTON - Curtis E. Gutshall Sr., 71, of Staunton, died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at his home. He was born July 29, 1936 at Mustoe, a son of the late Harry Loftus and Villa V. Eagle Gutshall. On Feb. 5, 1955, he married Shirley Harold. More...

bertha o. moats

McDOWELL - Bertha O. Moats, 79, of McDowell, died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born May 31, 1928 in Bartow, W.Va., a daughter of the late Oren and Gladys May Vandevander Ober. More...

Benedict Bocchicchio

MONTEREY - Benedict Bocchicchio, 79, passed away on Monday morning, April 21, 2008. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lydia McGuigan, his parents, Benedetto and Theresa Bocchicchio, and his wife, Mary Patricia Bocchicchio. More...

Early Files

Elizabeth Frances Hiner named 'Miss Highland' for 1955

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the April 14, 1955 edition of The Recorder. V. Francis Reynolds was editor and publisher. Between 450 and 500 people saw Miss Elizabeth Frances Hiner, daughter of Mrs. G. More...

25 years ago

May 5, 1983

After considerable discussion and input from the community, the Monterey Town Council failed to support a motion Tuesday night that would have sent Monterey's historic district classificationto the planning commission for possible revision or delet More...

50 years ago

May 1, 1958

Miss Becky King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omar S. King of McDowell, and Kyle Hannah, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hannah of Mustoe, have been selected by the Monterey High School faculty to receive the Rotary Code of Ethics Awards on May 6, at 1 p. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Ag center a plus for Highland

What began with initial brainstorming nearly seven years ago has come to a major turning point. More...

Pictorial

Lillie McElwee looks forward to thriceweekly visits from her Meals on Wheels drivers. One recent morning, Lillie eagerly anticipated her hot lunch of stuffed peppers, baked beans and mixed vegetables. More...


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