July 31, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Phillips, Hickman arraigned in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Two suspected thieves were arraigned in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday. Corey Lane Hickman of Bath is charged with five felony grand larcenies, and two misdemeanor petit larcenies. More...

Man arrested for OUI on Moomaw

LAKE MOOMAW — A recent "operating under the influence" operation on Lake Moomaw resulted in the arrest of one man and several other citations for boating violations. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors

Highland supervisors approved Bud Wimer's conditional use permit application last Thursday, for a permanent portable sawmill on his property north of Route 630. The property is zoned A-2 agricultural. More...

Cell towers up for debate by planners

WARM SPRINGS — Work continued on a draft version of a proposed telecommunications ordinance at Monday's meeting of the Bath County Planning Commission. More...

Nature Conservancy in need of volunteers

WARM SPRINGS — Volunteers are needed to help prepare the site for the new overlook at Flag Rock (Warm Springs Mountain Preserve in Bath County) on Thursday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 9 (if necessary). More...

NFPA to host conference on preventing accidents among older adults

BOSTON, Mass. — National Fire Protection Associations second "Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults" conference will be held in Boston, Dec. 3-5. More...

Wellness

If it weren't for my yearly mammogram, my cancer, diagnosed as Stage 1 ductal cell carcinoma, probably would have been welladvanced before it was discovered. Early detection is critical. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The annual Firemen's Carnival enjoyed a fine run over four days last week, culminating Saturday with the popular Millboro Ruritan Club chicken dinner, parade, and the last hours of carnival rides and games, including bingo, among other act More...

'Happy Hour Float' on James aptly named

Party of One

ON THE JAMES RIVER - After the torrential rains and terrific thunderstorms last Tuesday and Wednesday, I was somewhat reluctant to go on the "Happy Hour Float" that Riders Up! Outfitters in Clifton Forge offers every Thursday. More...

Food for common people, thoughts for the masses

Growth Spurts

You may not think farmers' markets are controversial, but Bath farmers' market co-organizer Harmony Leonard begs to differ. More...

Supplies needed for 2008-09 school year at VES, BCHS

Preschool — Kleenex (1 large box); 1 box large (fat) pencils; washable, wide tip, markers (8 pack); 1 box large (fat) crayons; liquid hand soap (1 bottle Wal- Mart brand Milk and Honey); Ziploc bags (1 box gallon and 1 box sandwich size); 1 b More...

Reunion

¦ Those attending the Clark reunion held July 27 were: Bill and Sandy Reid, Blanche and Edgar Madison, Vivian Madison, Junior and D.J. More...

American Cancer Society looking for volunteers to provide transportation

ROANOKE — The American Cancer Society is searching for volunteers to assist with the Road to Recovery program in Alleghany and Bath counties. The Road to Recovery program is a free service for cancer patients who lack transportation. More...

What's buzzing in your back yard?

What is almost as much fun to watch as a hummingbird? A moth, but not just any moth — the hummingbird clearwing or Hemaris thysbe, a member of the sphinx moth family. More...

Photo

Joan and Mack Swift preformed their Tales in Tandem at the Highland County Public Library July 24. More...

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Ashwood United Methodist Church youth traveled to the Safari Park in Natural Bridge on Tuesday, July 15. They saw birds, camels, elk, llamas, monkeys, pigs and zebras and many other animals. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Phillips brothers ready to roll

WARM SPRINGS — "It all starts in a week," said Jacob Phillips last Saturday. "It" is the last college football season for former Charger greats John and Jacob Phillips. The brothers have a lot in common, especially this fall. More...

Mountain Mama takes over roads this Saturday

MONTEREY — Mountain Mama coordinator Summer Cohen's shopping list reads: 100 pounds of potatoes, four cases of bananas, eight watermelons, 10 cantaloupes, 18 pounds of grapes, 27 loaves of bread, 28 pounds of peanut butter, 13 pounds of jelly More...

Road watch

MONTEREY — This Saturday morning more than 300 bikers riding in the Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge will be hitting the pavement in Highland and traveling through two neighboring counties, Pendleton and Pocahontas, W.Va., on a variety of ri More...

Early Files

25 years ago

August 4, 1983

The opening of Highland Data Services Co. here Thursday of last week should have a significant impact on the 19.1 percent rate of unemployment in Highland County. More...

50 years ago

July 31, 1958

Highland County Fair, Inc. has announced that a wresting show has been booked for this year's fair and will be presented Thursday evening, Aug 28. More...

Dr. B.T. Swecker dies at Blue Grass: practiced in Highland for 50 Years

Editor's Note: A newspaper clipping of this article was recently entered into the Highland County Museum and Heritage Center's collection. It most likely originally appeared in The Staunton News Leader. More...

Homestead shuffling some staff

18 jobs affected

HOT SPRINGS — The recent downturn in the economy has affected businesses nationwide, and The Homestead is no exception. More...

Burglars plead guilty

WARM SPRINGS - Justice was swift in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday. In separate trials, the two men charged with an eightcounty burglary spree last spring were tried for two crimes in Bath. More...

Highland New Wind Development launches web site for utility plans

MONTEREY — The company that might become the first to build a commercial wind energy utility in Virginia has a Web site in place, touting its proposed project in Highland County as the "greenest windfarm in the world." Highland New Wind Deve More...

Town delays vote on landscape business sign

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council declined to vote last Thursday on a conditional use permit request for David Botkin's supply business, Landscape by Design, because not all councilmen were present. More...

Highland teacher steps up as Bath assistant principal

MONTEREY — Jackie Stephenson knew she wanted to be a teacher from the time she was in sixth grade and used to play "school" with her cousins. More...

Millboro Firemen's Carnival enjoys fine crowds, weather

Carnival grounds are bustling with activity after last Saturday's parade on the final day of the annual Millboro Firemen's Carnival. More...

Ladies, get your exams

As an eight-year breast cancer survivor and a radiology technician, I am a passionate advocate for all women of the appropriate age to receive their annual mammograms and pap smears. More...

On the agenda

Bath County School Board School Administration Building Monday, Aug. 4 More...

Monterey Group Presbyterian Churches welcome new minister

MONTEREY - On Aug. 1, Melissa Harmon of Hopewell will begin her position as minister to the three Presbyterian churches of Beulah, Monterey, and Pisgah. More...

Alleghany Regional Hospital laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

LOW MOOR — The Alleghany Regional Hospital Laboratory has been awarded an accreditation by the commission on laboratory accreditation of the College of American Pathologists, based on the results of a recent onsite inspection. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center Tuesday, Aug. 5 More...

Supplies needed for 2008-09 school year at MES

Millboro Elementary School student supplies list for the 2008-09 school year. More...

McLean Orchestra to perform concert at The Highland Center

MONTEREY — The McLean High School Chamber Soloists will perform a concert on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Highland Center, in Monterey. More...

Ruritan holds fuel raffle

BLUE GRASS — Are you tired of pain at the fuel pump? There is relief in sight with a raffle sponsored by the Blue Grass Ruritan Club. More...

2008-09 policy set for free, reduced price meals

MONTEREY/WARM SPRINGS More...

RACS re-opens Bacova office on Fridays effective Aug. 1

LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Area Community Services is has announced its Bacova location will re-open on Fridays effective Aug. 1. More...

Births

Austin Maddox

SATUNTON — Austin Maddox, 5, announces the birth of his brother, Ashton Parker. Ashton was born on Dec. 20, 2007 at August Medical Center. He weighed six pounds, nine ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

Cloverbuds 'buzzing' about bees

MONTEREY — A record number of 4-H Cloverbuds and their parents were buzzing at the July 24 meeting, and so were the bees in Nicole Balenger's observation hive. More...

Obituaries

Kathleen G. Ward

HOT SPRINGS — Kathleen G. Ward, 88, of 6032 Sam Snead Highway, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. More...

Clariece Virginia Armstrong

McDOWELL 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 23 — Deputy assisted citizen with medical emergency on Snyder Lane. ¦ July 23 — Virginia State Police charged William Benjamin Stephenson with driving under the influence. More...

Letters

Westminster Chapel friends will miss 'Grandma Ruth'

Editor, The Recorder, Those who read the obituaries in The Recorder know that on July 8, "Grandma" Ruth Witter left us to be with her Lord. She had been living for some time with daughter, Helen "Punker" and son-in-law, Robbie Robertson. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Preserving our assets in tough times

There is no question the country's economy is in crisis. People are losing their homes, some banks have failed, and gas is hovering around $4 per gallon, although thankfully it has come down a little in recent days. More...

Pictorial

Highland County residents really enjoy welcoming bicycle enthusiasts to our area, especially for the mother of all summer events here (excluding the fair, of course) — the Mountain Mama road bike challenge. More...

This land is not your land, exactly

Conversations

According to "Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation," by Douglas Walton, presumptive defeasible generalizations are statements that sound absolute, but aren't. More...


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