August 7, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Westvaco, ag center sign on land sale

MONTEREY — A brief downpour last Thursday didn't dampen the spirits of those on hand for the property transfer for the site of the Allegheny Highlands Agricultural Center. The six-acre site on U.S. More...

E. coli outbreak shuts down scout camp

GOSHEN — An outbreak of E. coli 157 bacteria has forced the closure of the Goshen Scout Reservation. More...

Bath County dental program wins state association award

WARM SPRINGS — What developed from a chance encounter at a dinner developed into a program that helps bring free dental care to Bath County residents who may not otherwise receive it, and that program has been recognized by the Virginia Assoc More...

On the Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, Aug. 12 Closed meeting 6 p.m. Regular meeting 7 p.m. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

¦ The Virginia Department of Transportation submitted a report on roads and projects to the Highland Board of Supervisors Tuesday. More...

More qualify to run for commissioner of revenue in Highland

MONTEREY — The deadline for qualifying to be a candidate in the special election for Highland's commissioner of revenue is drawing near, and three people have qualified as candidates. More...

Wind energy address in Bath's plan

WARM SPRINGS — In the Bath County Comprehensive Plan, the Virginia Renewables Site Scoring System is described as a tool for counties, regions and communities to assist them in evaluating land in a quantitative fashion as they consider potent More...

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The WVLS radio station in Monterey hosted Kids Radio Camp Day Aug. 6. Second to rising seventh graders came to the station and learned how to host and produce their own radio show, including working with the equipment, More...

Wrightsville Fest filled with international flavor, fun

See A Show

COVINGTON - He was one of the most handsome men I've ever seen. And I've seen at least my share. Dr. Cesar Ghioca, wearing black shorts, a black sleeveless tee, and black sandals, came to the aid of a damsel in distress. More...

Engagement

Evans ­— Baker

POQUOSON — Mr. and Mrs. S. Michael Evans of Poquoson announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Evans of Richmond, to Gregory Scott Baker, also of Richmond. B Baker is the son of Dr. Raymond Baker of Lynchburg. More...

Wedding

A Virginia reception was held for Mark and Andreé Griffin, who married May 31 in Euless, Texas, at Hot Springs Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 26, attended by Virginia family, friends and church members. More...

Wildlife biologist to speak on movements of bald and golden eagles

MONTEREY — Libby Mojica, wildlife biologist with the Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary, will be speaking on the "Movements of Bald and Golden Eagles in Virginia and Maryland" at the next meeting of the Bath/Hi More...

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Jennifer Cockerham of The Arbogast Inn presented Jan Barrett of Vanderpool with a huge basket of food and goodies as the door prize at the Highland Farmers' Market's Gifts From The Mountains Day, held at The Highland Center Pavilion. More...

Market week spices up local foods

Growth Spurts

On the front porch of The Highland Inn in Monterey last weekend, Michelle Morse had zucchini Romanesco and squash Tromboncino for sale. More...

Birth

Kolton James King

Fran klin , W.Va. — Kristen Armstrong and Andy King announce the birth of their first child, a son, Kolton James King on June 25, 2008 at 4:06 p.m. He weighed seven pounds, five and one-half ounces and was 19 and one-half inches long. More...

Traveling Players visit Douthat State Park

MILLBORO — More than 150 people attended "Shakespeare in the Park" Thursday, July 24 and Friday, July 25 at Douthat State Park. More...

RAPC recognizes Medicine Abuse Awareness Month

LEXINGTON — For the second consecutive year, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) and Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced a resolution that names August as National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month. More...

What's blooming at Valley Elementary?

HOT SPRINGS— In the outdoor learning center at Valley Elementary School, the efforts of students and teachers shine as bright as the sunflowers towering over the garden. More...

American Cancer Society offers telephone workshops

HARRISONBURG — The American Cancer Society is offering telephone workshops, "I Didn't Apply For This Job," to anyone caring for a loved one with cancer. The free ) workshops offer cancer related information and support. More...

Engagement

Rexrode — Neil

McDOWELL — Gary and Patsy Rexrode, of McDowell, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Brook Rexrode, to Timothy Allen Neil, son of David and Franny Neil of McDowell. More...

Camacho receives Dabney Lancaster scholarships

Clifton Forge Happenings

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation has awarded a Carter Scholarship for continuing students to Bath County resident, Johnny Camacho. More...

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The Old Allen Farm near the Bath and Highland County line reflects the beauty of a summer day in its still, quiet pond, while the outbuildings' red roofs add a touch of vibrancy to the deep green landscape. Recorder photo by Cynthia B. Coleman) More...

Reunion

Townsend family

CHURCHVILLE — Descendants of Howard and Icie Townsend met recently at St. James United Methodist Church fellowship hall. More...

Photos

The Sundance Express competed at the 2008 Orange Clogging Competition in Orange, Saturday, July 26. The team placed first in the Exhibition category, Line category, and a capella team. More...

American Cancer Society to help women overcome effects of cancer treatment

ROANOKE — The American Cancer Society announces the Look Good … Feel Good program will be available in this area. If you are a woman or you know a woman who is undergoing cancer treatment, Look Good … Feel Better can help. More...

Citizens asked to review Hound Project Advisory Committee recommendations

RICHMOND — After several months of information gathering, issue identification, and deliberations, the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for the "Hunting with Hounds in Virginia: A Way Forward" process has recommended strategies for addressing i More...

Special Sections

Schools

Academic Achievement

Megan Thomas BLACKSBURG — Megan Thomas of Hot Springs was among those honored at Virginia Tech's spring commencement ceremony, held May 9 in Lane Stadium. More...

Sports

Mama bikers prevail over rainy start

MONTEREY — Early Saturday morning, the fear that Mountain Mama race director Kirk Billingsley had in previous years nearly came to fruition. Lightning sliced the sky and thunder shook the ground just before daybreak. More...

Bikers kick up dirt at Expo

FISHERSVILLE— Mud, dust, loud noise, and noxious fumes are several of the things that helped get the proposed Motocross park at Expoland in Fishersville shot down this year. More...

BCHS, HHS fall sports schedules announced

Bath County High School 2008 Fall Sports Schedule Golf Volleyball Cross Country Varsity Football Junior Varsity Football JV Volleyball Highland County High School 2008 Volleyball Schedule Highland County High More...

Letters

Kudos to the Mountain Mama staff, volunteers

Editor, The Recorder Kudos to Summer Cohen and her wonderful staff of volunteers for another successful and fun Mountain Mama Bike Challenge! The weather even cooperated by moving the storms out of the area during the one hour delayed start time. More...

Riders enjoyed 'paradise' during Mountain Mama

Editor, The Recorder, Last weekend, we had the fortune of visiting your beautiful community while participating in the Mountain Mama bicycle ride. More...

Highland VDOT earns credit for well-kept roads

Editor, The Recorder I want to express a different viewpoint regarding the commentary in the pictorial caption that describes the Virginia Department of Transportation recent road patching jobs as "the sloppiest we've seen in years. More...

Highland New Wind gets close to securing deal with investors

MONTEREY — Highland New Wind Development continues to negotiate with investors for the company's proposed 39-megawatt commercial industrial wind facility in Highland County, but a deal has not yet been struck. More...

Ridin' high

Mountain Mama brought 298 riders to the area to take on the local terrain. Rain postponed the race for an hour and riders began the test on slick roads. The skies cleared and riders were treated to a sunny and mild Saturday. See story, page 33. More...

Regional ag center: How it all started

MONTEREY — The spark for the ag center project was a feasibility study conducted by James and Margaret Morse, owner/operators of Mad Maggie Farm in Blue Grass, to search for ways to increase the profitability of sheep farming through developm More...

How to prevent E. coli 157 infection

The Virginia Department of Health recommends the following precautions to help prevent E.coli infection: ¦ Never eat rate or undercooked ground beef — cook to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. More...

VDOT spread thin in Highland

MONTEREY — If you think your job is tough, try working for Virginia's embattled department of transportation in the state's least populated county. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board

¦ Highland County School Board met at 7 p.m. Monday, and the Highland County Education Association officially welcomed new Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore and interim school board superintendent More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

¦ The Bath County School board has approved the following appointments: Mark Cook, director of maintenance; Lisa Baugh, Bath County High School JV volleyball coach; Vickie Smith, BCHS first aid assistant; Terry King, More...

Finding good places for wind towers with scores

WARM SPRINGS — Last month, the Bath County Board of Supervisors agreed to enter into a memorandum of understanding with James Madison University to field test the Virginia Renewables Site Scoring System, also known as VRS3, for wind energy ut More...

Little Switzerland Strutters' banquet biggest, best yet

MONTEREY — Throngs of people rolled out for the sixth annual Hunting Heritage Fund Raising banquet last Saturday night. More...

Bath schools prepare for a new year

WARM SPRINGS — Coming out of closed meeting, members of the Bath school board appeared lighthearted and cheerful as they made their way up the stairs to the conference room. More...

Lovely little miss takes home trophy from pageant

MILLBORO - A lovely local miss had fun at her first pageant and came home with a trophy for participating as a state finalist in the 2008 Miss Virginia Princess event July 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston. More...

Wedding

Carpenter - Whiddon

MILLBORO — Kelly Lee Carpenter and Christopher John Whiddon were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Millboro. Brad McClendon of South Carolina officiated the riverside ceremony. More...

Marmalade caters … to many tastes

Dining Delights

MONTEREY - In many ways, Highland County, and Monterey in particular, is so far ahead of Bath. We Bath Countians like to think of ourselves as sophisticated, and ahead of the rural curve. More...

Buy-in waiver for supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs under way in new farm bill

LEXINGTON — Jacquelin P. More...

Internet course offered by DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — A tenweek adult education course, "Welcome to the Internet," will be offered by Dabney S. Lancaster Community College's non-credit program on Mondays, Sept. 8-Nov. 10, from 4-5:50 p.m. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The first annual Market Millie Fest will be held this Saturday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bath County Farmers' Market located at Lickety Splits restaurant near the intersection of Route 39 West and Route 42 in Millboro Springs. More...

Wedding

Carter — Smith

FRANKLIN, W.Va. —Hilary Michelle Carter and Brandon Joseph Smith were united in marriage on June 14, 2008 at Franklin Presbyterian Church. The wedding was officiated by the Rev. Kevin Hand. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

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Ashwood United Methodist Church youth attended the Volunteer Farm in Woodstock for the second time this summer on July 28 and 29. More...

Weather report

Precipitation for the moth was an inch below normal but, because of surpluses in the spring, we are 2.5" above normal for the year to date. Temperatures averaged 2.6° below normal, with lows approaching record levels. John R. More...

Photos

In one week the crew from National Pools will be finished with the concrete work on the pool in Monterey. More...

Fraud program updates web site, adds new fighting tool

RICHMOND- Stamp Out Fraud.com, the Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program's Web site, has a new look. In addition to revamping the Web site, the IFP is also making its debut in the digital world of social networking on Facebook. More...

Photos

Eleven students were enrolled in "Introduction to Trace Evidence" during the spring semester at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. More...

Master gardener course to be offered at Dabney

CLIFTON FORGE — The Alleghany County, Covington unit of Virginia Cooperative Extension announces the second Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program for residents of the Allegheny Highlands and adjoining counties. More...

How I get ready for the sheep show at the Highland County Fair

MONTEREY — My name is Savannah Hevener and I am a member of the Highland Future Farmers of America Chapter and also the 4-H K-9 pet club. Each year the 4-H/FFA holds a show and sale for the resident children from the ages nine and up. More...

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Bath Senior Center recently received some new plants courtesy of Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Claudia Trinca (in hat) is pictured planting some herbs at the tomato patch the Bath seniors keep. More...

Kincheloe hired at Community Bank as mortgage originator

STAUNTON — Community Bank welcomes Megan Kincheloe, mortgage originator, to its Secondary Mortgage Department. Kincheloe will be responsible for originating first mortgage loans and promote lending services to the real estate community. More...

Earth Roast has another successful year

MILL GAP - Dig a hole seven feet long, three feet wide, and a couple of feet deep. Fill the hole with a blazing fire until a knee-high bed of coals awaits. Spice rub and wrap beef roasts and nestle them gently into the coals. More...

Obituaries

Louie Wayne Dennis

MILLBORO — Louie Wayne Dennis, 57, of 2139 Tunnel Hill Road, Millboro, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. He was born Feb. 8, 1951 in Nashville, Tenn., the son of Louie P. More...

Annie Brinkley Page

HOT SPRINGS — Annie Brinkley Page, 79, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. More...

David Richard Law

HOT SPRINGS — David Richard Law, 62, of Paul Siple Drive, Hot Springs, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. He was born Dec. 30, 1945 in Bath County, the son of the late Aubrey K. 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...

Early Files

'Spike' sugar trough to catch thieving bear

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 22, 1929 edition of The Recorder. More...

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Snapshot of The Monterey Lions Club pool circa 1980s (Courtesy Highland Historical Society) More...

25 years ago

August 4, 1983

At Tuesday night's meeting of the Monterey Town Council, George E. McWhorter Jr. was officially named acting mayor of the town. The need for naming an acting mayor came about in June when Mayor John W. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Role models to applaud

It's hard to believe summer is almost over, and schools are nearly ready to welcome the return of students. Like most issues, the beginning of a school year can divide people. More...

Pictorial

It just keeps getting better. The annual Mountain Mama Bike Challenge in Highland has improved steadily each year, thanks to the volunteer efforts and those serving on the Highland County Recreation Commission. More...



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