June 19, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

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Bath Community Hospital donated an ambulance that is no longer in service to the Bath County Sheriff's Department Tuesday. More...

Trust established for cemetery

MOUNTAIN GROVE - A gift from a native son will help make sure the Mountain Grove Cemetery is maintained for years to come. John "Buddy" Curry of Florence, N.J. More...

Little Mountain Yoga, Thai Yoga Bodywork relocates to Highland Medical Center

MONTEREY - A passion for yoga led Susan Applegate to become a certified instructor of the ancient exercise more than two decades ago. More...

Variance request for carport denied

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals denied a request from Richard Roberson of Mountain Grove Monday for a variance to the county's side and rear yard setback regulations. More...

'The Underpants' a comic sensation

See A Show

LEWISBURG, W.Va. - Ready for a ribald romp through Victorian Dusseldorf? Hilarious and fast-paced live comedy is just a pleasant drive away, at the Greenbrier Valley Theater. More...

Festival too hot for rain to put out

WARM SPRINGS - Record numbers of fans spurred by the appearance of Blues legend Taj Mahal filled the Garth Newel Music Center last Saturday for the third Virginia Blues and Jazz Festival. More...

VBS scheduled for June 23-27

WARM SPRINGS - This year the Warm Springs and Hot Springs Presbyterian Churches are joining to conduct Vacation Bible School for children in grades K 12. It will be held the week of June 23 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

HMC praises passage of federal health centers renewal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. More...

Honor

Major Dennis Bird Jr.

Columbus, Ohio - Dennis E. Bird Jr. was promoted to Major with the United States Air Force. Bird is currently based with the 121st Air Refueling Wing at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, where he is pilot of a KC-135 tanker. More...

Carter Scholarship awarded to Travis Williams of Millboro

CLIFTON FORGE - The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation has awarded a Carter Scholarship to Travis Dale Williams of Millboro. More...

Where I see beauty, others see ugliness

Conversations

Many people don't want their picture taken. It's not a superstitious thing, necessarily. It isn't as though people believe the lens captures the soul of the subject, as some cultures do. More...

Homestead Preserve completes first log cabin

HOT SPRINGS - The Virginia Hot Springs Building Co. recently completed construction on the first antique log cabin at Homestead Preserve in the community's Sheep Meadow neighborhood adjacent to The Homestead. More...

Wedding

Robertson - Madison

MILLBORO - Percillia Hope Robertson and Daniel Zachary Madison were married March 7 at Woodland Union Church in Millboro. The wedding was officiated by Pastor David George. The bride is the daughter of Billy and Bertha Robertson of Warm Springs. More...

Country Thrift Shop opens in Bacova

Let's Shop!

BACOVA - Good things. At good prices. For a good reason. The Bath Animal Welfare Foundation, started in 2001 for the welfare of homeless and abandoned animals, is known for its good deeds. More...

Academic Honor

Tiffany Renee Sheffer

STUARTS DRAFT - Tiffany Renee Sheffer, daughter of Gene Sheffer of Mount Solon and Patsy Lambert of Verona graduated with honors from Fort DefianceHigh School Tuesday, June 3. More...

Get ready for a fun-filled night of dancing, singing and BBQ chicken

MONTEREY - The Monterey Lions Club will host its annual street dance Saturday, July 12. The event will include The first "Highland Idol" singing contest, live music, dancing exhibitions and great food. More...

Honor Roll

Highland Elementary School

MONTEREY - Teresa Blum, principal of Highland Elementary School, has announced the honor roll for the fourth quarter grading period. More...

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David O'Bryan (left), a frequent visitor to Highland County, picked up a copy of Chris Scott's "Images of America: Highland County" at Second Saturday on Mill Alley in Monterey. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Perkins repeats at Highland Hills 5K

MONTEREY - Andrew Perkins of Lexington added a minute to his time of last year but still comfortably outdistanced the competition to win his second straight Highland Hills 5K Saturday morning. More...

Fifth running of triathlon Saturday

LAKE MOOMAW- Saturday morning the roads to the lake Moomaw Marina will close near the break of dawn but the place will already be packed with 350 racers and another 200 volunteers and family gathered for "Moomaw Madness. More...

Highland Recreation plans summer fun

Although most of the first recreation commission sponsored pool trip to Franklin was spent waiting out the rain, most of the 46 children that took the bus down didn't seem to mind. More...

Early Files

Bootlegger shot fleeing from officer

Editor's note: These articles were taken from the January and February 1929 issues of The Recorder. H.B. Wood was publisher. January 18, 1929 A.R. More...

Photo

This photo was taken of Hightown in 1941. The Jacob and Carol Hevener home can be seen on the right. (Photo courtesy Highland Historical Society) More...

25 years ago

June 23, 1983

Lightning struck the chimney at Highland High School in Monterey Tuesday of last week. The bolt cracked the chimney from top to bottom and threw bricks and mortar half the length of the school. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Horse sense

Like it or not, this is horse country. Bath County's recent wrangling over whether to allow residents to keep horses in residential areas was a long process, but the board made the right decision to allow them with a conditional use permit. More...

Pictorial

The Warm Springs Valley Garden Club gives an award each year to an individual or organization who helps make Bath County a more beautiful place. More...

Beep, beep no big deal

Speaking of residential neighborhoods, Monterey's new landscaping business seems to be taking more than its share of ribbing. More...

Superintendent search under way

MONTEREY - The Highland County School Board might consider hiring a part-time school superintendent to fillthe vacancy created by the resignation of Gary Blair, who resigns next month. More...

New 911 digs coming along

WARM SPRINGS - First, the brick building behind the sheriff's officewas a garage. Then, it was a storage building, and at another point it was officespace. More...

Monterey man to stand trial for vandalism

MONTEREY - Timothy Olen Armstrong of Monterey will come before the Highland County Circuit Court this August resulting from a charge against him of intentionally and feloniously defacing or damaging a sign belonging to the Montvallee Motel in Mont More...

Bath County grand jury indicts eight people on 32 charges

WARM SPRINGS - A Bath County grand jury returned 32 indictments against eight people Monday morning. Until arrest warrants are served, names and charges are being withheld. Trial dates were set for several burglars arraigned recently. More...

Correction

In last's week paper, on page five, the caption under the photo of Bath County High School salutatorian should have read Joey Pritt, rather than Joey Robertson, who was 2007's valedictorian. He does not live in Millboro but in Alleghany County. More...

Missoula will present 'Snow White'

See A Show

ASHWOOD - School may be out, but there was lots of excited hubbub at Valley Elementary Monday morning. More...

Millboro Happenings

n The new Bath County Farmers' Market will have its opening day this Saturday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to noon, under the covered porch at Lickety Splits restaurant at the intersection of Routes 39 West and 42 in Millboro Springs. More...

What's blooming in your backyard?

Lake Moomaw - In certain areas along Richardson's Gorge near Lake Moomaw, ferns cover the banks, many different kinds. But most striking are the fan-shaped Maidenhair ferns. More...

What exactly is an internist?

Healthy Living

When people find out that I am a doctor, the inevitable next question is, what kind of doctor are you? After answering "an internist," I am often met with a blank look and polite smile. More...

Reunion

Carpenter Family

GROTTOES - The descendants of Joseph Carpenter and his wife, Martha Wiley, held their 18th annual family reunion, Sunday, June 8, in the picnic area at Grand Caverns, Grottoes. President Otis Carpenter Jr. welcomed everyone to the reunion. More...

Malcolm receives Selma Botkin 4-H Memorial Scholarship

McDOWELL - The Selma Botkin 4-H Memorial Scholarship for 2008 has been awarded to Roy Malcolm of McDowell. Malcolm has been a member of the Busy Bee 4-H Club for nine years, this year serving as president. More...

Births

Christian Ryan Knight

STAUNTON - Joe and Kimberly Knight of Staunton announce the birth of a son, Christian Ryan Knight, born Jan. 20, 2008 at 12:04 p.m. at Augusta Medical Center. He weighed seven pounds, fiveounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Bath farmers' market opens this weekend

Growth Spurts

Clayton Shell is a homeschooled second grader who is taking the summer off to study business. The young entrepreneur is operating a lemonade stand on Spruce Street, Monterey. More...

Wedding

Peery - Turner

HOT SPRINGS - Jessica Nicole Peery and Jason Wayne Turner were united in marriage Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Life Line Ministries Church. The Rev. Larry Thompson officiated the candlelight, double-ring ceremony. More...

Wedding

Simmons - Flannagan

ST. LUCIA - Jessica M. Sim- mons and David W. Flannagan were united in marriage on May 30, 2008 on the beautiful island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. More...

Wedding

Morgan - Mackey

RADFORD - Holly Lorraine Morgan and Kenneth Burton Mackey were united in Christian marriage on July 7, 2007 at four p.m., at Central United Methodist Church in Radford. The Rev. Richard Wright officiated the ceremony. More...

Cooling assistance program offered by social services

MONTEREY - Highland County Department of Social Services announces its cooling assistance program for low income families. More...

Photo

This photo was taken, Sunday June 8, around 10:30 a.m. in Bath County on Warm Springs Mountain (Rt.39-west-bound). The black bear weighed 300-325 pounds leisurely walked across road. More...

Get buggy at the Bath library

WARM SPRINGS - Laugh with the lazy, but fun-loving grasshopper … Learn if the wooly bear really predicts the weather… Move and grove with "Itsy Bitsy Spider"… Enjoy all these and more when Suzanne and Jim bring Ain't No Bugs More...

Virginia celebrates Great Outdoors Month in June

RICHMOND - Virginia is joining a growing number of states in celebrating June as Great Outdoors Month. For the fifth year in a row, President Bush has proclaimed June to be outdoors month. More...

Obituaries

Marvin L. "Dick" Eagle

RICHMOND - Marvin L. "Dick" age, 90, of Richmond, and formerly of Monterey, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Retreat Hospital in Richmond. Funeral services will held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 21 at Monterey Presbyterian Church. More...

Albert Jeremiah Beverage

MONTEREY - Albert Jeremiah Beverage, 86, of Monterey, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born May 18, 1922, at Monterey, a son of the late Isaac Luther and Clara Hester Seybert Beverage. Mr. 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...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

n June 11 - Received a report of a lost wallet. n June 11 - Deputies responded to an alarm on Potomac River Road. n June 13 - Received report of vandalism on High Valley Road north. n June 13 - Deputies assisted with 5K run. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

n June 10 - Major Chestnut assisted a disabled school bus on Warm Springs Mountain. n June 11 - Captain Armstrong assisted with a funeral escort from Ashwood to Warm Springs. More...

Letters

A little noise in Monterey should be a good thing

Editor, The Recorder, Each year as summer approaches, my mind goes back to summers I spent in Blue Grass, over 25 years ago. More...

Bath County landmark has improved over years

Editor, The Recorder, In the advertising section of the June 5 issue of The Recorder, Bacova Properties offers the historic Mustoe House for $675,000. As a granddaughter and descendant of the late Robert E. More...

Motor to Franklin, W.Va., to go swimming awhile

Editor, The Recorder, I have taken interest in the efforts of several citizens to get a nice new swimming pool in Monterey. More...


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