July 10, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Coursey Springs hatchery closed for renovations

WILLIAMSVILLE - The Coursey Springs fish hatchery in northern Bath County, Virginia's largest producer of catchable trout, closed for renovations June 1 and will remain closed for the next 18-24 months. More...

Bath meals tax gets little support

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Board of Supervisors wants to hear from residents concerning a possible meals tax. The board voted Tuesday to place the tax on its August agenda for action. More...

Crab Run bridge needs to find a new home

MONTEREY - The Virginia Department of Transportation is conducting a marketing campaign to find a new owner and new home for the U.S. 250 Crab Run Bridge in McDowell. More...

Digital TV transition nearing

MONTEREY - On Feb. 17, 2009, television stations across the U.S. will switch from broadcasting on analog signals to digital. Televisions with indoor antenna, or rabbit ears, that use an analog tuner will no longer receive a signal. More...

DSLCC admissions workshop scheduled

CLIFTON FORGE - Dabney S. Lancaster Community College has scheduled an admissions workshop in Moomaw Center on the main campus in Clifton Forge Tuesday, July 22, from 4-6 p.m. More...

Court Cases

Highland County

MONTEREY - The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on July 2. More...

What's blooming in your back yard?

What do you think of when you hear the name, milkweed - breaking open a stem to watch the sticky "milk" drip out or, in the fall, collecting the dried seed pods to make seasonal crafts? Perhaps you think about butterflies, especially Monarchs. More...

Good Friends concert in McDowell July 19

McDOWELL - Local violinist Amanda Blagg and The Sometime, Old-Time Band will present a evening of string music at the McDowell Presbyterian Church on July 19 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Bath art show to open Sunday

See A Show!

ASHWOOD - It's time to plan, again. The 44th annual Bath County Art Show opens Sunday, July 13 and runs for a full week, closing at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 20. More...

Summer Concert Series a Wednesday lunchtime delight

COVINGTON - "Music on the Corner." That's something one might expect to find in New York City, or perhaps Paris. But Covington? Yes. Wonderful music. At no charge. With tasty refreshments afterward. More...

Highland summer theater brings out local stars

Top: Soloist Margaret Jewett displayed her beautiful vocal ability singing "Conjunction Junction," one of 11 songs performed Friday and Saturday night by the 50 children of the Highland County Arts Council summer camp. More...

Gilmore, Warner to debate in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS - The Virginia Bar Association has announced that former Virginia governors and current U.S. More...

Landmark Goshen restaurant reopens next week

GOSHEN - Get those taste buds ready for incredible menu offerings when the Mill Creek Café reopens on or about July 15 under new ownership, with four chefs bringing diverse experience, totally renovated kitchen and deli, and enough variety to More...

Club Car invites all aboard

Dining Delights

CLIFTON FORGE - This town was built on, by, and around the railroad. More...

Clifton Forge appoints Town Manager

CLIFTON FORGE - The Town of Clifton Forge has announced the appointment of Tracey D. Shiflett as town manager effective Tuesday, July 8. More...

Riders Up Outfitters: A fascinating shop of fun

Let's Shop!

CLIFTON FORGE - Have you been to Clifton Forge lately? No? Well, you're not just missing something; you're missing lots of things. A town that once seemed to be dying is bursting forth with a resurgence of busy streets and bustling commerce. More...

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The Monterey Garden Club met on Tuesday, July 1, at the Highland County Public Library to make final plans for the House and Garden Tour to be held on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

First National Bank goes green

RONCEVERTE, W.Va. - First National Bank, a provider of financial services to West Virginia and Virginia communities, announced that it is officially Greenified. More...

Book-lover's guide program to be held in Bath

WARM SPRINGS - Have you ever wanted to get more fun out of your reading? Do you have books lying all over your house that you've meant to read but never got around to? Have you forgotten half of the books you've already read? More...

Special Sections

Schools

Academic Honor

Anthony Ward HARRISONBURG - Anthony Ward of Hot Springs graduated at the recent commencement ceremonies at James Madison University. Ashley Ornforff ANNVILLE, Pa. óAshley M. Orndorff of Monterey, Va. More...

YEP teaches the difference between 'want' and 'need'

MONTEREY - The Highland Youth Employment Program, coordinated by The Highland Center for the seventh year, held a money management training session in conjunction with the distribution of the first pay checks of the season on Thursday, July 3. More...

SBA introduces two new online finance courses for small business owners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Small Business Administration has introduced two new free online finance courses to help small business owners with the basic principles of finance and borrowing. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Regular Weekly Services See Special Services section for changes to weekly services Sundays ¦ Asbury United Methodist Church holds worship service at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.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

Highland County

¦ July 1- Responded to a structure fire, Cowpasture River Road South. ¦ July 2 - Received a noise complaint, West Mill Alley. ¦ July 2 - Assisted with medical emergency, Jackson River Road. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ July 1 - Major Richard D. Chestnut and Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip assisted Homestead Security with a disturbance at the lower quarters. ¦ July 1 - Deputy William D. More...

Letters

Please support Bobbie Griffin, daughter says

Editor, The Recorder, My name is Sheryl Griffin, and I am Bobbie Griffin's youngest daughter. More...

Recorder writer should stick to local news

Editor, Recorder, I have subscribed to The Recorder now for close to 10 years. More...

If you value freedom, think about gun control

Editor, The Recorder, Jim Jacenich, and Recorder staff, Your article in last week's Recorder about gun laws was well written, but far from the facts (in my opinion). The more guns we have in the hands of honest citizens, the less crime. More...

Bath board offers tentative support for Millboro group

WARM SPRINGS - The fate of the old Millboro school campus has been undecided for some time, and it will remain so for another month. More...

Highland commissioner's office independent, board says

MONTEREY - Complaints about delays and errors in tax bills sent to Highland residents have left county officials threatened by legal action. More...

Man with Bath ties shot in robbery

ROANOKE - A man with ties to Bath County was shot and killed July 1 in an alleged botched robbery attempt at a southeast Roanoke pharmacy. Corey Ramsey, 22, was killed as he tussled with Robert Kennedy, pharmacist and owner of Sanco Drug. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath Board of Supervisors

n Following a joint public hearing with the board of supervisors and the planning commission Tuesday, the board agreed to amend the county's comprehensive plan to eliminate Route 678 from the designated growth area. More...

New principal hired for Millboro Elementary School

Warm Springs - After a called closed session, the Bath County School Board voted to appoint Wesley "Wes" Eary as Millboro Elementary School's new principal. More...

On the agenda

Bath County School Board School Administration Building Tuesday, July 15 Called meeting 6 p.m. Closed meeting immediately following regular meeting ¦ Discussion of four-day school week. ¦ Discussion of salary scales. More...

Highland Medical Center reviews goals

MONTEREY - Highland Medical Center presented its report for the fiscal year ending July 1 at a board meeting on June 23. This week, Dr. D. More...

Bath, Highland full of July 4th activity

Kids own the road during the Blue Grass Children's Parade and eat delicious cookies made by Frida Bird and ice cream before lunch on Independence Day morning. More...

Millboro Happenings

n The Millboro Christian Church will conduct Vacation Bible School the week of July 21-25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., for children from pre-school to sixth grade. The closing service will be Sunday night, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. More...

'The Winter's Tale' at Douthat State Park

DOUTHAT - Traveling Players Ensemble tours Virginia bringing theatre into the outdoors, and Douthat State Park is proud to offer guests "Shakespeare in the Park" at the amphitheatre on Thursday, July 24 and Friday, July 25 at 7 p.m. More...

Births

Cooper Rigginz Botkin

SCOTTSVILLE - Berlie and Sherry Botkin announce the birth of their fourth child, Cooper Rigginz Botkin, born Wednesday June 4, 2008. He was born at 12:38 p.m. at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. More...

Demolition of dilapidated band room at Old Millboro School

MILLBORO - Mark Nelson, director of parks and recreation, discovered potential safety hazards for the public in the continuing deterioration of the band room at Old Millboro School. The roof was falling in and it was extremely unsafe. More...

Engagement

Ralston - Will

MONTEREY - Michael and Joyce Ralston of Monterey announced the engagement of their daughter, Erin Marie Ralston of Monterey, to Jamie Trent Will also of Monterey. More...

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The Eden United Methodist Youth Group in Hot Springs recently attended ReCreation Experiences, a mission trip in Weaverville, N.C. ReCreation Experiences helps provide housing to low income, elderly and disaster related cases. More...

Court Cases

Highland County

MONTEREY - The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on June 18. More...

Ashley Bryan, African American artist: A life celebrated

WARM SPRINGS - The art and life of Ashley Bryan, African American artist, educator, author, illustrator, and storyteller will be showcased in a collaborative exhibition of African American artists at the Warm Springs Gallery in Warm Springs, openi More...

Clifton Forge Happenings

Ghosts of Music City USA at Lime Kiln Friday

LEXINTONG - Theater at Lime Kiln's original country music revue, The Ghosts of Music City USA, opens this Friday, July 11 in The Bowl at 7:30 p.m. More...

ARH announces the addition of Signa HDx 1.5 MR system

LOW MOOR - Alleghany Regional Hospital has incorporated one the most advanced diagnostic tools for helping physicians reach confident diagnoses to provide patient care. More...

Fourth of July weekend markets go off with a blast

Growth Spurts

Local gardens are turning from furrowed brown earth to speckled green vegetation as vegetables reach for the summer sun. Occasional rain showers bring much needed water on these balmy July days. More...

Admission workshop scheduled for DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE - Dabney S. Lancaster Community College has scheduled an admissions workshop in Moomaw Center on the main campus in Clifton Forge on Tuesday, July 22, from 4- 6 p.m. More...

Weather report

Both temperatures and precipitation were very close to normal for the month of June. John R. Sweet of Mustoe, who runs a weather station for the National Weather Service, compiled these statistics. More...

Calling all shutterbugs

RICHMOND - In conjunction with its Tenth Anniversary celebration, Scenic Virginia is sponsoring its first-ever Viewshed Photo Competition. "We are looking for the best of the best," notes president Eugenia Anderson-Ellis. More...

Obituaries

Louie Walter Smith

McDOWELL - Louie Walter Smith, 83, a.k.a. the mayor of Mc- Dowell, died Sunday July 6, 2008 enroute to Augusta Medical Center. He was born May 9, 1925 at McDowell, a son of the late Isaac Clay "Bob" and Rosie Florence Puffenbarger Smith. More...

Lucy Katherine Hiner

LAPLATA, Md. - Lucy Katherine Hiner, 84, of LaPlata, Md., died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Genesis Health Care. She was born Oct. 14, 1923 at Monterey, Va., a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Annie Rebecca Eye Hiner. Mrs. More...

Corey Scott Ramsey

ROANOKE ­- Corey Scott Ramsey, 22, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008 in Roanoke. He was born May 7, 1986 in Summersville, W.Va., the son of Sam Hiner Jr. and Ruth Ramsey McMillion. Mr. More...

Sports

Plecker plays in East-West game

HAMPTON - Charger Cory Plecker finished his high school football career with a drive ending sack to secure a 7-0 victory by the West in the state All-Star game Saturday. More...

Baseball needs to get balls back

Last Sunday the Valley Baseball League held its All-Star Game in Covington. More...

Bath County volleyball camp to be held

Pioneer District volleyball coach of the year Dave McGee has scheduled a Bath County High School Volleyball team camp for July 23,24,25. Training at the BCHS gym will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m each day. More...

Early Files

Photo

The above photo was submitted this week for the purpose of identifying the schoolchildren. This is the one room Hightown School. The teacher has been identified on the back of the photograph as Ethel Chew Hull. More...

Moving camp

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 8 and 15, 1929 editions of The Recorder. H.B. Wood was publisher. More...

25 years ago

July 14, 1983

Approximately 150 spectators attended the Highland Sheep Dog Trials of the Virginia Border Collie Association at the Don McCaig farm near Williamsville Sunday, July 10. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Patience required?

What's going on at the Highland County courthouse? More...

Pictorial

Five years ago, a brainstorm by John Cowden and USFS Ranger Pat Sheridan spawned the Bath County Triathlon. Every January, the seven-person Bath County Triathlon committee begins monthly meetings in preparation of Moomaw Madness in June. More...

Reflections on the gift of freedom

Reading Jim Jacenich's "Conversations" column in last week's Recorder brought back my own memories of a very special Fourth of July - my second birthday, I call it - because it was on Independence Day 33 years ago that I became part of "We the Pe More...


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