June 5, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Judge finds drug defendant guilty

WARM SPRINGS - Despite three pleas of not guilty, Mendi Shinault was convicted in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday. More...

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During storms Tuesday evening, Hot Springs Presbyterian Church spire and steeple were struck by lightning, only discovered when Rev. Glenn Coleman, who lives beside the church, walked his dog by and found scattered debris. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

n The Highland County Board of Supervisors (David Blanchard and Robin Sullenberger were present) worked on the following issues at their Tuesday and 1. More...

Thought those assessments were high? Maybe, maybe not

MONTEREY - Does the price of land in Highland County comport with the assessed value? That's what Highland County's supervisors want to know. More...

Farmers wince at county spending

MONTEREY - Doe Hill farmers Matt Blagg and his father, Lee Blagg don't like some of the choices the county has made on how to spend their money, especially with the 2-cent increase in the property tax rate. More...

MES principal set to resign

ASHWOOD - Martha Reish, principal of Millboro Elementary School, has submitted her resignation effective at the end of the current school year. More...

Millboro Happenings

n The Millboro Child Care facility at 432 Church Street is now taking applications for its summer camp program. Hours are from Monday to Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily activities include swimming, crafts, games, and devotions. More...

Highland's Relay for Life raises $25,000

MONTEREY - Two hundred walked Saturday at the Highland County Fairgrounds for the Relay for Life, a fund-raiser and day of remembrance for the American Cancer Society. More...

Goodlatte reviews nation's high energy costs

HOT SPRINGS - The high cost of energy is on a lot of people's minds these days, and it was on the mind of U.S. More...

Bath County Public Schools need your support

Guest View

The Bath County Board of Supervisors has cut next year's school budget by $484,619, almost entirely in the area of Instruction. According to news reports, this will lead to 5.5 teaching positions being cut, in addition to 2.5 aide positions. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Supervisors Bath Co. Courthouse, Room 115 Thursday, June 5 - 7 p.m. Continued meeting More...

Late spring squall slices through Highland

Reports of a possible tornado swept through Vanderpool and Meadowdale, Wednesday evening leaving behind debris and fallen trees along Route 84 and U.S. 220. The storm snapped trees and peeled back the roof of a shed on the Stephenson farm. More...

Elkins - Kelley

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. - Megan Melissa Elkins and Travis William Kelley were united in marriage by Pastor Rob Bremer on Feb. 16, 2008 in Pigeon Forge, in an outdoor ceremony with the Great Smoky Mountains as the backdrop. More...

Missoula auditions workshop scheduled

HOT SPRINGS - An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theater production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" from 10 a.m. until noon on Monday, June 16 at Valley Elementary School. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board n The board approved three policies - School activity funds: "Each school is required to keep an accurate record of all receipts and disbursements of school activity funds so that a clear More...

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On May 31, Sundance Express attended the Appalachian Pride Clogging Challenge in Greensboro, N.C. The team placed second in line, first in acapella team, and first in exhibition over championship team Sims Country Cloggers. More...

Michael Edison Lee McDaniel

HOT SPRINGS - Eric and Jennifer McDaniel announce the arrival of a son, Michael Edison Lee McDaniel, born April 30, 2008 at 9:58 pm at Augusta Medical Center. He weighed 10 pounds, two ounces, and was 21 and onehalf inches long. More...

Photos

Top: Mike Armstong led over 50 riders on the McDowell Fire Department Trail Ride, Sunday, June 1. Riders met at the Armstrong's Rocking A Ranch. After riding several hours, hungry riders enjoyed a homemade meatloaf lunch. More...

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Members of the Monterey Garden Club spent part of May 28 and 29 planting flowers around the statue and in boxes at the Highland courthouse. Pictured (l-r) are Peggy Creef, Margie Boesch, Tessie Jordan, Patsy Hamilton and Susan Blanchard. More...

Puffenbarger family

Reunion

WEYERS CAVE - Descendants of the late Ken and Maude Whitecotton Puffenbarger had covered dish dinner at the Weyers Cave Firehouse recently. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Bobcats escape Charger booters

GALAX - An upset-minded Bath County Chargers soccer team took the battle to last year's state champs and the odds on favorite to repeat Radford Highlanders but were defeated 3-1 last Thursday, May 29. More...

Highlanders bounce Chargers from regionals

SALEM - A mere two days after shocking Hogoheegee champ Chilhowie in the Region C quarterfinals, the Bath County Chargers ran into Three Rivers District champ Glenvar (19-3) and were dismantled 24-1 in the semifinalsThursday evening, May 29. More...

Highland Hills 5K next weekend

MONTEREY - In its second year, the Highland Hills 5K race takes place next Saturday, June 14, in and near downtown Monterey. Following the same closed route and starting at 10 a.m., the run begins in Monterey, heads south downhill on U.S. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ May 28 Received report of trespassers on Lower Fork Road. ¦ May 28 - Received a report of animals trespassing on property on Great Pains Lane. ¦ May 28 - Deputies escorted individual to residence on Mansion House Road. More...

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ May 21 - Transported inmate from Middle River Regional Jail to Monterey for court. ¦ May 22 - Deputies assisted with a medical emergency, Potomac River Road. More...

Letters

Proud of Memorial Day remembrance ceremony

Editor, The Recorder, It is very gratifying to be from Highland where Memorial Day is observed in such a reverent way. More...

Reader enjoyed article on Cadet Williams

Editor, The Recorder, Since I am an elderly parent of a past graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, I was instantly attracted to the article concerning the many accomplishments of the handsome young senior cadet, Joshua Williams, on page More...

What does 'ironically' really mean in context?

Editor, The Recorder, What does the word ironically mean? I am referring to the editor's letter in The Recorder May 22. Mr. More...

Teaching staff to go

Bath County schools cut positions; give raises to rest of staff, in budget

Millboro - During a quickly called meeting for a budget work session last Thursday, the Bath County School Board balanced the budget presented to them by Bath supervisors, but not without more confusion and concern. More...

Friends celebrate veteran principal

MONTEREY - "On this day we remember the ways you touched our hearts," the song played as the slideshow ran. Images from a beloved educator's life flashed on the screen. More...

Thefts, burglaries heard in court

WARM SPRINGS - If there's one thing Judge Humes Franklin hates, it is a thief. "I am sick and tired of people thinking they can break into homes in this county," the judge told those gathered in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday. More...

Rezoning request goes to public hearing

MONTEREY - Charles Hupman owns 17 acres of agriculturally zoned (A-2) land on White's Run Road three miles north of Monterey and he has asked Highland planners to have it rezoned to residential (R-3) in order divide the land into seven lots of two More...

Armstrong pleads guilt to Monterey town vandalism

MONTEREY - "You owe them an apology," general district court Judge J. Gregory Mooney told Timothy Armstrong of Monterey. More...

Highland sales vs. assessments

MONTEREY - Harold Wingate of Wingate and Associates, the company that completed Highland's 2006 property assessment, presented the following figures to the Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

n Business manager Justin Ryder reported at Tuesday's school board meeting that the school system is well on its way to meeting revenue projections and no surprises were expected in that area. More...

What's good to eat? - a weekly report on locally grown food

Growth Spurts

Last week I noticed that the first hay of the season had already been cut in Augusta County. The spring and summer growing season has arrived. More...

Wellness Matters

Jane and Clem Kincaid watch the action in the grandstands with their faithful sidekick Bandit at the Relay for Life festivities Saturday. (Recorder photo by Geoff Cox) More...

Greenbrier trouble could be boost for Homestead

HOT SPRINGS - Is the Greenbrier's loss The Homestead's gain? While representatives from neither resort will comment directly on the matter, there are indications The Homestead is seeing at least some benefit from labor problems at The Greenbrier. More...

Why does court make me a little grumpy?

Party of One

I found myself in court again last Friday. Unlike many there, I was happy to go. Like many there, I left in a bad mood. Covering court isn't a party, exactly. For the rest of the day, I pondered why court puts me in a grumpy funk. More...

Academic Honor

Leigh Davenport

RALEIGH, N.C.- Leigh Davenport, daughter of Frances and Charlie Davenport of Monterey, Va., graduated with honors from Saint Mary's School in Raleigh on Sunday, May 18. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, June 10 6 p.m. closed session 7 p.m. More...

Hiner - Pritt

MOUNTAIN GROVE - The Christmas wedding of Diane Jane Hiner and Dana Herman Pritt took place Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 at 7 p.m. by candlelight, at the United Methodist Church in Mountain Grove. The Rev. More...

Births

Logan Wade Michael

FISHERSVILLE - Shaun and Sarah Puffenbarger Michael, of Fisherville, announce the birth of a son, Logan Wade Michael, born April 15, 2008, at Augusta Medical Center. He weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 and one-half inches long. More...

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A luncheon was held May 28 at TOTS Preschool in Mitchelltown to say goodbye to Amanda McGuire. McGuire founded the school fiveyears ago in Millboro. It moved to its current location about a year ago. More...

Academic Honors

Michael Colaw BRIDGEWATER- Michael Colaw of Bacova graduated from Bridgewater College May 11, 2008, majoring in allied health science. More...

Land Transfers

Bath and Highland counties

March Williamsville District: Mark Stephen Smith Sr. to Daniel C. More...

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On Tuesday, June 3 Designer Solutions, Inc. hosted a "Cheers for the Chamber" event from 5-7 p.m. at their location in Cottage Row at The Homestead for the Bath County Chamber of Commerce. More...

What's blooming in your back yard?

On top of Little Mountain on the Deerlick trail in Bath County there are many large boulders encrusted with green-gray lichen. More...

Tidbits

¦ While visiting relatives and friends on the East Coast, Kyle H. Hannah of Anchorage, Alaska, was a guest of his aunt, Hazel Hannah Corbett, at Mustoe. More...

Court Cases

Bath County

HOT SPRINGS - The following decisions were handed down in Bath County General District Court on April 16. Criminal and traffic divisions: Crystal Elaine Brinkley, improper driving, guilty; Michael P. More...

Obituaries

WILSON 'Wink' MONTGOMERY BROWN JR.

RICHMOND - Wilson "Wink" Montgomery Brown Jr., of Richmond, died Sunday, June 1, 2008. He graduated from St. More...

William McCoy Jr.

FRANKLIN, W.Va. - The publisher and past editor of "The Pendleton Times," William Mc- Coy Jr., died Monday, June 2, 2008. He was 87 years old. More...

Robert Bruce 'Bob' Wooding

MILLBORO. - Robert Bruce "Bob" Wooding Jr., 70, of 709 Indian Draft Road, Millboro, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 1, 2008 peacefully at home. 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

Indian Village remains uncovered at Gathright

Editor's Note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 25, 1975 edition of The Recorder. Joseph Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Bath's English Namesake, Last of Britain's Spas, Out of Water

Editor's Note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 25, 1975 edition of The Recorder. Joseph Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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Clay Hamilton of Hightown provided this photo of the Hamilton and Lockridge families at the Highland County Museum's Share Your Old Photo Day in April. Pictured (l-r) are: Elsie Hamilton, Ruth Samples, Bessie Bradshaw, Pinckney Lockridge, Annie L. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Who's doing the math?

After November elections, there were high hopes Bath county supervisors and members of the school board would forge a relationship built on trust, compromise, and good communication. More...

Pictorial

When you give your whole career over to the welfare and education of children, you earn a special spot in the hearts of the students and school staff, in the hearts of all the lives you've enriched and touched over the years. More...


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