August 28, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Church members give thanks with paint, brushes

MILLBORO - How do you thank someone for unlimited generosity when it comes to helping others? More...

Bear hunting case dismissed on appeal

MONTEREY — Did Ernest Lightner Jr., 56, of Monterey, have a gun in his immediate possession while chasing bear last August during bear-dog training season? No, said Highland County circuit court judge Michael S. Irvine. More...

2 arraigned in Highland court

MONTEREY — William Steven Stuart, 54, of Head Waters, was arraigned last Wednesday Aug. More...

Rains dampen Peters Ridge fire

MONTEREY — Stormy weather probably started the fire on Peters Ridge and stormy weather will probably end it. The Peters Ridge Fire started Aug. More...

9 candidates qualify for commissioner of revenue election, November 4

MONTEREY — Three more candidates qualified as candidates for the Nov. 4 special election of Highland commissioner of revenue by the Aug. 22 deadline. Vickie Hoover of Monterey qualified on Aug. 19. More...

Reunion

Rexrode family

STAUNTON — The annual reunion of the descendants of the late Cameron, Charles, and Fleet Rexrode was held Sunday, Aug. 17 at the picnic shelter near the golf course in Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton. Mary Frances Rexrode welcomed the group. More...

Hurricane Fay doesn't stop fair parade

The theme of this year's parade was "A treasure chest of our county's best." The Maple Valley Community Club showed us just a few of our favorite things. (Recorder photo by M.K. Luther) More...

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Boys' Home, Inc. of Covington recently held its P. Buckley Moss raffle. This is the 17th consecutive year artist P. Buckley Moss has donated a piece to be raffled. Like past years, all proceeds benefit various programs at Boys' Home. More...

Photos

When Millboro resident Willie Ryder said he had hibiscus plants with flowers the size of dinner plates, he was not exaggerating! These beauties are growing on the front of the home he shares with his wife, Gladys, on Mill Creek Road. More...

In Brief ...

Clifton Forge Town Council

• Town Manager Tracey Shiflett reported on the water meter installation project. As of Aug. 22, 310 meters have been installed and 50 lead pipes on the town's side of cutoff valves have been removed. More...

What's blooming in your back yard?

WARM SPRINGS — Lake Moomaw, the sparkling liquid jewel of Bath County, is seeping away from us. The water level at the Bath County beach is so below sand level, the U.S. National Forest Service is waiving beach use fees. More...

Reunion

Mullenax family

The family of the late Edward and Tudie Mullenax held their annual reunion Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at the Franklin Community Center. After enjoying a delicious covered dish dinner, the family was entertained by various members of the family. More...

Special Sections

Schools

New principal accents discipline, achievement

MONTEREY — Kelly Wilmore, has a straightforward approach to discipline. "Be good or be gone," is his motto. More...

All Bath schools meet state requirements for progress

WARM SPRINGS — A report released by the Virginia Department of Education indicates all Bath County schools — Bath County High School, Millboro Elementary School, and Valley Elementary School, as well as the division as a whole, have ma More...

Community supper held in effort to save school

Millboro residents and visitors gather to share a community supper in front of the old school last Thursday. More...

Religion

'High Ground' to perform September 4

ASHWOOD — Popular bluegrass quartet "High Ground" will perform at the ice cream and bluegrass social at Ashwood United Methodist Church in Ashwood on Thursday, Sept. 4. More...

Religion Briefs

Special Services Thursday, Aug. 28 Burnsville United Methodist Womens's group will meet at 7 p.m. at the church. Sunday, Aug. 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

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Sheriff's Report

Bath County

Plecker responded to the Hot Springs area following a complaint of skateboarders on the sidewalk. n Aug. 13 — Cpl. Robert B. Weaver responded to Hot Springs for an activated burglar alarm. n Aug. More...

Letters

Inmate pleads for better help for drug addiction

Editor, The Recorder, I hope and pray you find it in your heart to print this letter. I'm an inmate in Alleghany Regional Jail and I'll be going to prison soon. More...

Investors should be wary of Highland wind project

Editor, The Recorder, Indeed, investors should pay due diligence in the consideration of the potential risks before investing in the Highland New Wind Development project. More...

To send a letter to the editor to The Recorder:

The Recorder welcomes opinion from our readers. Letters should be typed or clearly hand-printed and kept as brief and to the point as possible. More...

What's all that hookah?

Bath planners advised to think ahead about new trends in tobacco bars, yurts

WARM SPRINGS — Hookah bars? Yurts? Bath County may as well start planning ahead for some Asian concepts now, says planner Sherry Ryder. More...

Ag center progress on fast-forward

MONTEREY — In spite of initial concerns about the site and building for an agricultural center, one neighbor to the proposed facility, Katharine Windsor of Forks of the Water, is encouraged by the newly revealed drawing of the place. More...

Monterey voters to decide whether to support loan for town plant upgrade

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council Thursday held a special called meeting to discuss putting the question of floating bonds for a loan up to voters. Council approved a resolution to place a bond referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot with a 5-1 vote. More...

Shackled burglar attacks in Albermarle courtroom

ALBERMARLE COUNTY - Mark Wayne Shifflett, convicted in Bath last month on burglary and breaking and entering charges, attacked an accuser in Albermarle County General District Court Aug. 14. More...

Rezoning in growth area approved

MONTEREY —The Highland County Board of Supervisors approved rezoning 11 acres belonging to Rebecca Bird on U.S. 220, about two miles south of Monterey, from A-2 general agriculture to R-1 residential. More...

On the agenda

Bath County School Board School Administration Building Tuesday, Sept. 2 5:30 p.m., closed meeting 7 p.m., regular meeting Transportation and maintenance reports. More...

Deputy commissioner prepares to fill top slot

MONTEREY — Debbie Botkin wants to concentrate on the job at hand before she begins to focus on November's commissioner of revenue special election. More...

Youth join in farmers' market fun

The Gordon Girls, (l-r) front row: Katherine, Shannon, back row: Debrena (mom), Marlena, Regina and Vicky came dressed alike to sell their crafts at the Bath Farmers' Market last Saturday. More...

Parade winners

2008 Highland County Fair Parade Decorated floats: Highland FFA, 1st; Highland County Volunteer Fire Department Fire Queen, 2nd. Theme floats: Maple Valley Community Club, 1st. More...

Millboro Happenings

n Sgt. Lawrence J. Woodson is stationed in Alsad, Iraq, and will be there until the end of October. He is the son of Joyce Woodson of Millboro Springs and the late Harley Woodson Sr. His wife, Casey, is staying in Burnsville until he returns. More...

Alleghany Highlands Children's Chorus begins third year

COVINGTON — The Alleghany Highlands Children's Chorus will resume its program of choral singing and music education on Monday, Sept. 8, at 4:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Covington. More...

Clifton Forge Happenings

Town passes water restriction ordinance

CLIFTON FORGE — Clifton Forge Town Council passed an ordinance Tuesday enacting emergency water restrictions for the town, but that doesn't mean the restrictions are in effect immediately. More...

Volunteers keep arts alive in Clifton Forge

CLIFTON FORGE — Nearly a quarter-century after its founding, the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center is still going strong as a vital part of Clifton Forge and the region, providing classes, workshops, gallery displays, and more. More...

Governor proclaims September Virginia food safety month

RICHMOND — Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has focused attention on an important topic for the entire commonwealth by proclaiming September Virginia Food Safety Month. More...

High Country Logging named logger of year

HOT SPRINGS — High Country Logging of Hot Springs has received the Virginia Forestry Association's 2008 Appalachian Logger of the Year award. Owner Lee Brown accepted the honor during the annual awards banquet at The Hotel Roanoke. More...

Obituaries

Elmer 'Tuck' Ryland Arington

COVINGTON ­— Elme r "Tuck" Ryland Arrington, 85, of Covington, formerly of Monterey, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at the Salem Veteran's Administration Medical Center. More...

Vickie Lynn Rule

CHRISTIANSBURG — Vickie Lynn Rule, 46, of Christiansburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008 at Giles Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 22, 1961 in Bath County, a daughter of Charles Roger and Carol Robinson Hupman. More...

Glenn Lester 'Tinker' Grimm Sr.

MILLBORO ­— Glenn Lester "Tinker" Grimm Sr., 71, of 11052 Cowpasture River Highway, Millboro, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. More...

Sports

Defending champs test to Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The young Bath County Chargers have quite a challenge Friday night in the first game of the season — a road game at defending state champion Buffalo Gap. More...

Charger volleyball ­— dominate in 08

WARM SPRINGS — Charger head volleyball coach Dave McGee is intent on building a dynasty with the lady Chargers' program. In the last two years, the Chargers have advanced into regional play. This year they are eyeing a Region C title. More...

Lady Chargers too hot for Mounties

WARM SPRINGS More...

Early Files

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1979 Little Miss and Master Highland are Jason Rexrode, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Rexrode of Doe Hill, and Christy Lightner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Lightner of Monterey. More...

Arson suspected in Saturday fire

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 13, 1979 edition of The Recorder. More...

25 years ago

August 25, 1983

Data Services Company operational this week Eighteen workers at the Highland Data Service Company in Blue Grass will begin doing "live" or billable work this week. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Tradition, or time for change?

The Highland County Fair begins its 57th season this weekend. Organizers tout it as the longest running fair in Virginia. More...

Pictorial

When you give of yourself freely, it often comes back to you in spades. More...

Say What?

Changing gears, or trying hard not to

I don't like buying cars. Generally, I have found the experience to be similar to having teeth pulled without drugs. But a few weeks ago, it was time to take the plunge and purchase a new vehicle. More...


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