May 29, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

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Burglars arraigned, more More than 160 people attended the Memorial Day ceremony at the Highland County Veterans Memorial. The event was sponsored by the Mill Gap Ruritan club. (Photo courtesy David Cockerham) More...

No drugs found during high school search

WARM SPRINGS - When the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force burst into Bath County High School shortly after classes began Tuesday, they had no idea what they, or their drug-sniffing dogs, might find. Turns out, the answer was nothing. More...

A welcome new venue for shoppers

The Nascent Chef

WARM SPRINGS - There may be quite a few of you out there, myself included, who are bemoaning the apparent death of the Homestead Market - it's been closed "temporarily" for months now, and a call to the resort produced no definitive answer about More...

Group raising money for old school

MILLBORO - Efforts by the recently formed Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association continue toward renovation of the old school buildings, currently with a fund appeal to alumni to help raise the estimated $1.9 million for this project, whic More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors

¦ The Highland County Planning Commission held a joint public hearing with the Highland County Board of Supervisors Thursday, May 22. More...

Garcia to present senior recital

COVINGTON - Mitchell Garcia, organist, will present his senior recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 1 at First Presbyterian Church in Covington. The performance is open to the public and a reception will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. More...

St. Luke's welcomes Roanoke choir, Sudan missionary

HOT SPRINGS - St. Luke's Episcopal Church will welcome the highly regarded choir of Saint John's Episcopal Church in Roanoke to a 4:30 p.m. service this Sunday, June 1, that will also feature the Rev. Lauren Stanley, a missionary to the Sudan. More...

Indoor tanning not as safe as you think

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - In recognition of May's "Melanoma/ Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month," the American Academy of Dermatology is raising awareness about skin cancer and encouraging sun-safe behaviors. More...

Budget work still in flux

Supervisor's Report

MILLBORO - Yesterday's rain was much-needed on my garden. I have enjoyed driving around the county and seeing the many flower beds and gardens that Bath County residents have put in. More...

Millboro Happenings

n A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday, May 31, from 4-7 p.m., at the Millboro firestation, to support the residents' group working on a plan to maintain the old Millboro school for community use. More...

Births

Logan David Power

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Kristin (George) and Kevin Power announce the birth of a son, Logan David, born March 27, 2008 at 8:48 a.m. at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. He weighed eight pounds and nine ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Bath's Relay for Life raises $26,700

The winner for the most Relay for Life oriented booth was Life Line Ministries, for its booth, "Re-Lei" for Life. More...

Library Notes ...

HCPL offers summer fun for whole family

¦ As the kids are counting down the last days of school we're anxiously waiting to get started with our Summer Reading Program. More...

Del. Chris Saxman appointed to commissions

STAUNTON - Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton) has been appointed by Speaker of the House, William J. Howell (R- Fredericksburg), to serve on the Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability. More...

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On Thursday, May 22 the Vine Cottage Inn in Hot Springs hosted a "Cheers for the Chamber" event from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Approximately 30 chamber members attended to enjoy a wonderful evening of networking, food and fellowship. More...

Get ready for hurricane season

RICHMOND - Virginians should get ready now for this year's hurricane season, which starts June 1 and is predicted to be more active than usual. More...

Gov. Kaine announces mortgage clinics to be held

RICHMOND - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announces the schedule for a series of free regional mortgage clinics to help Virginians avoid home foreclosure. More...

Important FSA program reminders

ROCKBRIDGE/ALLEGHANY/ BATH counties - The Rockbridge/ Alleghany/Bath County Farm Service Agency Officewould like to remind producers of the following: Foreign Landowners: The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act requires all foreign inv More...

Area seniors earn electric co-op college scholarships

HOT SPRING and McDOWELL - Caitlin Anderson of Hot Springs and Roy Malcolm of Mc- Dowell have each earned $1,000 college scholarships awarded by the Educational Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Coo More...

Achievement

Anson LeBrid Bird HAMPDEN-SYDNEY - Anson LeBrid Bird was among 216 men who graduated on Sunday, May 11, at commencement exercises at Hampden-Sydney College. Bird graduated with a bachelor of science degree in computer science. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers shock Warriors in Region C

Bath 10- Parry McCluer 8 Pioneer District Semifinal COVINGTON - In a game that offered everything except a continental breakfast and extended well beyond bedtime on a school (Thursday) night the Bath County Chargers used savvy base running in a More...

Chargers' upset leaves Maroons red

WYTHEVILLE - Behind 2-0, Charger Eli Sprouse sandwiched two goals by Gates Herscher with two of his own and added a third for good measure as Bath beat Hogoheegee champs George Wythe (12-5) Tuesday evening, 5-3. More...

Charger netters win tiebreaker for Pioneer title

Parry McCluer 8, Bath 1 WARM SPRINGS - The Parry McCluer Blues blew into Bath County Wednesday, May 21, and posted a convincing victory over the Chargers in girls' net play. More...

Letters

Help provide foster care for kids in need

Editor, The Recorder, May is National Foster Care month. During this time, we would like to thank everyone who has opened their hearts and homes to children in need. More...

Relay For Life gearing up in Highland County

Editor, The Recorder: Highland County Relay For Life will take place Saturday, May 31, at the Highland County Fairgrounds. More...

Memorial paid for with private donations

Editor, The Recorder, In response to "Supervisors kicking us when we're down" in your Thursday, May 22 edition, what a way to kick our veterans and those who hold them dear! More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Sister and brother April and Landon Reedy recently returned from Iraq after serving there with their National Guard units. More...

Deadlines good tools for planning

Highland supervisors' instincts to drop deadline pressure from the county's comprehensive plans are understandable, but it's a mistake to leave the plan's goals without a schedule. More...

Conservancy director takes helm in Bath

Warm Springs - As a young boy growing up in a rural suburb of Lynchburg, Marek Smith played every day out of doors. He rode his bike on paths through fields and streams, caught crayfish in creeks and climbed many trees. More...

Airport looks for landing

MONTEREY - Hannah Field on Airport Terrace Road hasn't been used by airplanes for more than 20 years. The property was owned by Highland Oil for awhile. It kept a few oil tanks out there. More...

Burglars arraigned, more indicted

WARM SPRINGS - One-half of a two-man, eightcounty burglary ring was arraigned in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday. More...

Milk House Market opens for business

WARM SPRINGS - Traffic was steady Friday at the opening of the Milk House Market, part of Homestead Preserve's Old Dairy Community Center complex. More...

Supervisors begin review of Highland comp plan

MONTEREY - The Highland County Board of Supervisors began its review of the Sept. 25, 2007 comprehensive plan review committee's proposed revision to the 1999 comprehensive plan Tuesday. More...

Board approves agriculture center

MONTEREY - The Highland County Board of Supervisors approved a conditional use permit last Thursday for Scott Smith, acting as agent for Westvaco, to operate a multi-use agricultural center on Potomac River Road near Forks of the Water. More...

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Charles Hupman of Jackson River Road submitted a rezoning request to the Highland County planning commission. More...

Correction

The May 1 article on the proposed Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center listed Ed Walters as a Highland producer, he is a Bath producer. All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. More...

Butler Cave holds 50th anniversary

Rocky Ward stands next to the oldest member of BCCS, Nevin C. Davis, 90. More...

CPR classes offered in June

COVINGTON - Congress has declared June 1-7 as National CPR/AED Awareness week. More...

'Wonder' gospel group to perform

MILLBORO - The country/gospel quartet "Wonder" will perform at Millboro Christian Church on Sunday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. They sing a variety of music but specialize in country and gospel music. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center Tuesday, June 3 - 7:30 p.m. More...

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MeadWestvaco's Covington mill was a proud sponsor of the 23rd annual After Prom party at Bath County High School. Pictured (l-r) Joy Wheeler, MWV Public Affairs presenting a donation to Dr. More...

Cephas & Wiggins to perform at Garth Newel July 4

HOT SPRINGS - Guitarist/ vocalist John Cephas and harmonica player/vocalist Phil Wiggins, whose most recent Alligator album "Shoulder to Shoulder" has been hailed as the best of their career, will perform in Hot Springs on July 4. More...

Births

Jade Ainsley Hotz

McDOWELL - Melissa and Daniel Hotz of McDowell announce the birth of a daughter, Jade Ainsley Hotz, April 7, 2008 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She weighed six pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long. More...

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On Wednesday, May 13, members of the Monterey Garden Club visited the home of Ann Wefer for a wildflower walk to see what was blooming especially the lady slippers. More...

Achievement

Pamela Owen Stephenson

HARRISONBURG - Pamela Owen Stephenson of Monterey graduated cum laude from James Madison University on May 3 with a bachelor of social work degree. Stephenson will be working as a preschool teacher in the Lewis Child Development Center at St. More...

Now is a great time to conserve land

STAUNTON - Every day we get calls at Valley Conservation Council from farmers and other landowners who care deeply about their property and want to see it remain intact and productive for future generations. More...

USDA announces deadline for 2005-07 LCP, LIP sign-up

LEXINGTON - Jacquelin P. More...

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4-H would like to congratulate this year's Highland Livestock Judging Team at the Northwest District Livestock Judging Contest held at Sugarloaf Farms in April. More...

Obituaries

Mabel H. Terry

MONTEREY - Mabel H. Terry, 94, of Monterey, died Thursday, May 22, 2008 at her residence. She was born Sept. 7, 1913 at Mustoe a daughter of late Patrick Reese and Bertha Lillian Gutshall Hiner. Mrs. More...

Judith Woodel Switzer

McDOWELL - Judith Wooddell Switzer, 75, of McDowell, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, May 25, 2008. She was born Oct. 29, 1932 at Doe Hill a daughter of the late Hugh Marvin and Mary Catherine Carpenter Wooddell. Judith was a homemaker. More...

Hansel Hedrick

RIVERTON, W.Va. - Hansel Hedrick, 88, of Riverton, W.Va. died May 27, 2008 at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. He was born Oct. 1, 1919 in Macksville, W.Va., the son of Solomon Baxter and Artie Miller. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Regular Weekly Services Sundays ¦ Asbury United Methodist Church holds worship service at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. ¦ Ashwood United Methodist Church services at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH Mondays ¦ The Food Pantry at Ashwood United Methodist Church, 6-7 p.m. the first Monday of each month. For information call (540) 839-2276 and leave a message. More...

Early Files

25 years ago

June 2 1983

Golf enthusiasts in Highland County have for years been faced with almost an hour's drive in any direction to enjoy the addictive sport of chasing the little white ball. More...

50 years ago

May 29, 1958

The McDowell Presbyterian Church building was built in 1856 and is constructed of hand-made brick burnt in a kiln near by. More...

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This photo depicts the Albie and Sadie Puffenbarger family circa 1929. Pictured are: (l-r) front row: Marie, Albie, Sadie and Annie Margaret; and back row: Clarence, Melvin and Howard. More...


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