September 18, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Drug-possession indictments handed down in Highland Circuit Court

MONTEREY — A Highland Circuit Court grand jury Tuesday returned indictments against three people as a result of a Sept. 7 search warrant executed on 1388 Seldom Seen Road. More...

Highland land use plan still under review by supervisors

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors continued reviewing the county's comprehensive plan last Thursday, make proposed changes to the section on natural and cultural resources and history for clarity and accuracy. More...

Highland chamber highlights tourism efforts, new board

MONTEREY — The Highland County Chamber of Commerce continued working closely this past year with regional associations to promote tourism and economic growth in the county. More...

Goodlatte tows Republican party line

WARM SPRINGS — Members of the Bath County Republican Committee have, for some time, pondered the question of how the community can take a more active role in its political future. More...

Growth Spurts

End of summer bounty fills family coffers

By Jim Jacenich The changing color of the leaves is a sure sign of fall. Our gardens are reacting to the shorter days and cooler nights. Sunflowers are turning black and falling down, acres of corn are drying out to a dull tan. More...

'Walk a Mile in Their Shoes' event planned

COVINGTON — One in three women and one in 14 men will be a victim of sexual abuse or assault. One in four women and one in seven men will be a victim of domestic violence at some point in their life. Safehome Systems Inc. More...

Highland musician wins Colgate Country Showdown

MONTEREY — LeAnna M. Armstrong, winner of the Colgate Country Showdown on July 4, at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton, will move on to compete at the state level at the Virginia State Fair Classic Amphitheater in Richmond, Virginia on Sept. 26. More...

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Pictured displaying the artwork they created at Children's Day at the Highland Farmers' Market front: J.R. More...

Conversations

Words are sometimes meaningless

By Jim Jacenich Lisa's mother died last week. The funeral is this Friday. I am in Pennsylvania at the gathering of the family for this final farewell. To say Lisa is grieving is not enough. I can't describe her sadness. More...

Community Message Board

THANK YOU We would like to thank our neighbors, friends and family for the lovely cards, the phone calls, and visits that made our 68th anniversary a special one. More...

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Cheyanne Wiseman, daughter of John and Kim West, recently attended the James Madison University Summer Band Camp. More...

Director's baton handed off at regional nonprofit

MILLBORO — The Cowpasture River Preservation Association has a new executive director as of Sept. 1. Polly Newlon of Hightown replaces Caroline Bott, who has served in that capacity since October 2006. More...

Gypsy moth damage expected next spring

Landowners, home owners have options for eradication

CLIFTON FORGE — In the late 1800s, China controlled the most sought after source of material for fine garments — silk worms. More...

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The second "Alleghany Highlands Entrepreneur Express," designed for anyone interested in starting a new business or expanding an existing one, will be held on the main campus of Dabney S. More...

What's blooming in your back yard?

The hikers' boots crunched and thudded as they walked along the rocky, sandy path, which snaked through the stunted growth of the pine barren. Soon they reached the grassy trail that would loop them across and around the mountaintop. More...

100-year-old doctor publishes autobiography

FROST, W.Va. — The astold to autobiography of one of Pocahontas County's most beloved citizens is being published and will be released this month. A lengthy collaboration between Dr. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce announced new officers for 2009. More...

Battlefield foundation hires new staffer to coordinate tourism

NEW MARKET — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announces Terence M. Heder has joined the foundation's staff as its program manager for field services. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools urge parents to keep an eye on kids for head lice

MONTEREY — Scritch, scritch. Parents with schoolage children in Highland know the familiar head-scratching routine. Much of last year, lice kept a continued presence on little noggins, driving parents and school staff to distraction. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County School Board

• In a special, called meeting Tuesday, the Bath County School Board approved a volunteer calculus teacher, Barbara Waldeck, to teach a class at the Bath County School Board Administration Office. More...

Woodworker of the Week

Student develops his craft, skills at Highland

MONTEREY — Highland High School is proud to present its first "Woodworker of the Week," Travis Hiner. Travis is the son of Billy and Penny Hiner of McDowell, and currently into his fourth year as a carpentry/cabinetmaking student at HHS. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Sunday, Sept. 21 New Directions provides a program of music and skits for the 11 a.m. service at Hiner Church of the Brethren (north of McDowell). Everyone is welcome. Saturday, Sept. More...

New pastor joins church

WARM SPRINGS — The Warm Springs Presbyterian Church has introduced a new pas- tor, Charles Reed, who joined the church Sept. 1. Reed graduated in May with a master of divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Ga. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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

Bath County

Sept. 9 — Sheriff R. Larry Norfleet and Lt. Noel T. Dunnagan responded to the Millboro area in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Sept. 10 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver assisted a subject in Hot Springs with reported vehicle damage. More...

Highland County

• Sept. 10 — Responded to a report of construction materials in the roadway, Highland Turnpike. • Sept. 10 — Responded to a report of reckless driving, Blue Grass Valley Road. • Sept. More...

Letters

Family proud of son's accomplishments at fair

Editor, The Recorder, In response to Ann Ketcham's letter in The Recorder last week: When I got the paper last week, and started to read Ann Ketcham's article about the buzzard that beat the cougar for "best in show" at the Highland County Fair, m More...

Fair's best in show wild turkey was no buzzard

Editor, The Recorder, For the 27th year, I attended the fair with my two young boys. My brother, who is only 19 years old, entered his wild turkey in the wildlife exhibits this year. More...

Teacher appreciated for saving pre-calculus class

Editor, The Recorder, I'm sure that a lot of folks weren't aware of the problems with Bath County High School's Virtual Virginia pre-calculus class. More...

Huffman, Mines sentenced in Bath court

WARM SPRINGS - A tearful scene unfolded in Bath County Circuit Court Monday, when Eric Huffman was sentenced on 10 felony charges of breaking and entering and grand larceny. More...

New charges brought in fatal accident

MONTEREY — A grand jury on Tuesday indicted James Daniel Hass, 36, of Monterey, in connection with a May 2 car accident in which Robert Logan Stuber, 14, a passenger in Hass' vehicle, was killed. More...

Two plead guilty in weapons theft case

MONTEREY — On Tuesday in Highland County Circuit Court, Chad Ira Montgomery Sr., 29, of Covington, and Stephanie Lynn Hull, 27, of McDowell, pleaded guilty to felony breaking and entering and grand larceny charges. More...

In Brief ...

• Last week, Highland supervisors approved the recreation commission's request to appoint George Deem as a member of the commission. More...

TAP program offers basic upgrades to homes of low-income families in Bath County

MILLBORO - Most of us take indoor plumbing for granted, but for about 180 local families, that's not a reality. Their homes may also lack winterization and other deficiencies that affect health and safety. More...

Dining Delights

Lindsay's Roost: Tradition gets new twist

HOT SPRINGS - When was the last time you enjoyed a nice piece of homemade German chocolate cake? When was the last time you had sweet potato fries with your burger? More...

Health Connections

When you visit the doctor, bring medicine

Matters medication bottles to each office visit. My reply was that I request tmy patients not only bring their prescription medications but also their "over the counter" medications including any herbal or "home remedies" they may be using. More...

Center now has flu shots available

MONTEREY —Highland Medical Center announces the availability of the 2008-09 flu shot. More...

Competitive clogging comes to Highland County, Sept. 27

MONTEREY - You may have seen pictures in The Recorder or have been following the success of the Sundance Express, a competitive clogging team based in Monterey. More...

Let's Shop!

Laura's Boutique: Clothing the generations

By Margo Oxendine HOT SPRINGS - Do you need retail therapy? Perhaps you're in denial. "I don't need anything in particular wear," you might be telling yourself. "Besides," you may add, "who wants to drive to Roanoke or Staunton? More...

Bath businesses gouging public on gas prices?

Editor, The Recorder, I wanted to take this opportunity to speak about the recent price gouging that showed its ugly face recently in little old Bath County on Friday Sept. 12. More...

Battlefields foundation initiates search for new director

NEW MARKET — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announced Wednesday that its executive director, Howard J. More...

4-H'ers enjoy summer camp

WIRTZ — Over the summer, 85 Bath and Highland youth enjoyed a week at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Center at Smith Mountain Lake during the annual Junior 4-H Camp. More...

Millboro Happenings

n The Millboro Ruritan Club is finalizing orders for its 47th edition of the community birthday calendar. Please note that in last week's column, one number was inadvertently left off the phone number to call to place orders. More...

VDOF tree nurseries seek public's help with acorn, seed collection

RICHMOND — Virginians can help preserve native tree species this time of year by collecting acorns and seeds from 11 species and delivering them to the nearest office of the Virginia Department of Forestry. More...

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The obstetrics/perinatal unit at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington recently donated a fetal heart monitor to the nursing program at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College for use as a teaching tool. More...

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Millboro Elementary School principal Wes Eary talks to students last Thursday, Sept. 11. "Today, we celebrate an important event. More...

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This family of Tennessee Walking horses were cuddled together on the farm of Keith and Carol Myers of Doe Hill taking in the fresh mountain air. Pictured (l-r) are Stormy, this year's foal; Lexi, momma; and Piper, last year's foal. More...

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Making final preparations for the BARC Electric Cooperative Energy Expo this Saturday are, from left, Tina Loan, Charlie Wade, Cindy Rector and Jamie Lowry. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at company headquarters in Millboro. More...

Participate in regulations review for hunting, trapping

RICHMOND — This month, sportsmen interested in discussing hunting and trapping issues are having their first opportunities of many to influence the next round of changes to the regulations that govern their sports. More...

Parks offer hunting opportunities statewide

RICHMOND — Virginia State Parks offer outdoorsmen a variety of hunting opportunities, including several lottery and reservation-only hunts as well as open hunting throughout the season. More...

Obituaries

Frances Micocci

NANTICOKE, Pa. — Frances Micocci, 81, a life resident of Nanticoke, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. She was born March 21, 1927 in Nanticoke, daughter of Stanley and Sofia Sobolewski. More...

Edith 'Edie' Colaw Simmons

HIGHTOWN — Edith "Edie" Colaw Simmons, 73, of Hightown, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at her home. She was born April 9, 1935 at Blue Grass, a daughter of the late Charles King and Ophelia Mahone Colaw. More...

Catherine Lowry Hise

WAYNESBORO — Catherine Lowry Hise, 78, of Waynesboro died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at her residence. She was born June 9, 1930, in Highland County, a daughter of James Augustus and Viola Edmund Lowry. More...

Sports

Chargers sink Vikings' homecoming

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — The Charger defense stuffed the Vikings, holding them to 132 total yards, and the Bath offense used a balanced assault to handily defeat Petersburg 33-8 Friday night. More...

Fry shoots low score to pace Bath

ALLEGHANY —Alex Fry fired a 37 to lead the BC Chargers over host Alleghany 175-181 at Alleghany Country Club Tuesday afternoon. More...

Boosters baffled by lack of bleachers

WARM SPRINGS — A week before the first big home football game of the season (Friday against Alleghany) the BCHS athletic booster club met Monday to discuss urgent facility needs to accommodate visitors for home games as well as community even More...

Early Files

25 years ago

September 15, 1983

Congressman Jim Olin recently toured the Bath County Vepco Pumped Storage Project on Back Creek. More...

50 years ago

September 18, 1958

Election of community committeemen and delegates to elect the county committee will be held by mail this year. The following is a list of candidates to be voted on as selected by the community election board: Monterey District - F.E. More...

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This is a photography of Miller's Store in Head Waters. It was taken around the turn of the century. (Photo courtesy Highland Historical Society) More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

It is appropriate that Highland Medical Center take on the role of providing health services to our students — and the offer of free or low-cost programs came at the right time here. HMC, under new director D. More...

Merchants choose road less traveled

When Hurricane Ike blew through Texas last week, those of us in Bath and Highland wondered if we would get any rain or wind from the remnants. While we didn't get much of that, Ike still managed to inflict some pain here — at the pump. More...


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