September 25, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

What's blooming in your back yard?

For years, goldenrod has been much maligned as the cause for autumnal hay fever and shunned by many gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts. However, scientists discovered ragweed as the hay fever culprit, since it blooms at the same time. More...

Customer appreciation day held at Highland market

A cool breeze is blowing through our area today; maybe it will bring some rain. The past few weeks I've been studying gristmills. The water-powered flour mills are my favorite. More...

TAP offers services to Bath citizens

WARM SPRINGS — Total Action Against Poverty is offering several services in Bath County, and residents who qualify may be able to have their homes weatherized for the cold weather ahead, receive assistance with indoor plumbing or receive coun More...

BARC Energy Expo draws big crowd in Millboro

MILLBORO — Last Saturday's first Energy Expo at BARC headquarters was a huge success, thanks to all the members and guests who came to join the fun activities. More...

Community Message Board

CARD OF THANKS The family of Helen Moats would like to thank everyone for the prayers, flowers, cards, phone calls, food and all other acts of kindness during our time of sorrow. More...

Garth Newel meets jazz with Justin Flynn Quartet Oct. 4

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center transforms into an intimate jazz club on Saturday, Oct. 4. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with cocktails, then saxophonist Justin Flynn and his quartet take the stage at 7 p.m. More...

Council passes nuisance policy

CLIFTON FORGE — There is now a defined procedure to handle nuisance complaints in Clifton Forge. More...

In Brief ...

Clifton Forge Town Council

• Town Manager Tracey Shiflett reported that work on the town's water treatment plant is going well. More...

SAT course scheduled at DSLCC

A four-session course to prepare high school students for the SAT I exam will be held on the main campus of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge on Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 13, 16, 20 and 23, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. More...

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This "potato baby" that weighed in at three pounds came out of a "community" garden near McDowell. (Photo courtesy Liz Delahoussaye) More...

Special Sections

Schools

Woodworker of the Week

Ellington has ability to visualize work

MONTEREY — Highland High School's Woodworker of the Week is senior Sam Ellington, the son of Ske and Debora Ellington of Blue Grass. Sam is a third-year student in the carpentry/cabinetmaking program at Highland High School. More...

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Highland Elementary School good citizens for the month of September are (l-r): Grace Blanchard, fifth grade; Hannah Davis, fourth grade; Katie Amirault, third grade; Will Thomas, second grade; Morgan Adams, first grade; and Marshall Cornelius, kinder More...

Religion

Westminster Chapel celebrates 116 years of service

Westminster MILLBORO More...

Special Services

Saturday, Sept. 27 Angel's Food Ministry distribution from 3-4 p.m. at Hot Springs Presbyterian Church. For information call (540) 839-2638. Saturday, Sept. More...

Regular Weekly Services

Saturdays Highland Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sabbath School, 10 a.m. church service, 11 a.m. Sundays Asbury United Methodist Church holds worship service at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. More...

Early Files

25 years ago

September 22, 1983

Gov. Charles Robb congratulates Mrs. Sandy Hevener of Blue Grass on being named Outstanding Supervisor of the 1983 Summer Youth Employment Program in Virginia. Australian Grant Brooks recently spent time with the Glenn Bodkin Jr. More...

50 years ago

September 25, 1958

The Stonewall Ruritan Club has undertaken a project, which could well set the example for the rest of the county. More...

Cavalry wanted relief from duty in Monterey: letter to Gen. 'Stonewall' Jackson is revealed

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 23, 1967 Recorder. Joseph Pritchard was publisher and editor. The following letter has been made available by Jay W. More...

Opinions & Commentary

More than a warm bath

In an area replete with historic landmarks, it would be tough to single out any one structure as more important than the rest, but the Jefferson Pools would most certainly be in the running. More...

Pictorial

Charles and Matthew Trible of Blue Grass brought home grand champion trophies from the state 4-H horse show in Lexington last week. It takes plenty of work and dedication to win in a field of 600 competitors. More...

Say What?

Random thoughts from a random mind

Some things that have passed through my brain lately: • The older I get, the better I used to be. I fancy myself a tennis player, and am told I am decent enough. More...

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Little Andrew Burke, all of one year old, clings to his mother, Amanda Burke of Millboro, as they prepare to take a ride in the bucket truck at Saturday's Energy Expo at BARC Electric Cooperative headquarters in Millboro. More...

Highland 'wind watch' group staying involved

MONTEREY — Highlanders for Responsible Development remain committed to its watchdog role involving the Highland New Wind Development industrial wind facility, says HRD president Randy Richardson. More...

Drugs, guns, cash seized in Bath County

MILLBORO -- Several search warrants executed by the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force, Bath County Deputies, and the Alleghany County Sheriff's Office Tactical Team, in Bath County on Sept. More...

Growth Spurts

Convenience, though, has it's own set of problems. Now we rely on others, often hundreds, if not thousands of miles away, for our food. Used to be people grew their own. More...

Tribles win at state horse show

PEPPERMIN FARM — What does it take to be a winner? Charles and Matthew Trible know. They brought home numerous ribbons and trophies from the state 4-H championship horse show in Lexington last weekend, Sept. 18-21. More...

More than 200 years of history enrich Jefferson Pools  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS - The Jefferson Pools in Warm Springs are more than just a couple of springs — they mark the beginning of Bath County's development, and The Homestead's founding, steeped in legends and famous visitors. More...

Bath historical society joins forces to save old Millboro school

MILLBORO — A small but enthusiastic group of history buffs met in Millboro this week, under a tent provided by the men and women of Millboro's fire depart- ment. BARC Electric had everything up and running smoothly. More...

Millboro Happenings

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Train spills rosin in Clifton Forge

CLIFTON FORGE — A train derailed early Friday morning, Sept. 19 in the CSX rail yard, sparking brief fear of a hazardous materials spill before it was determined the cars were carrying non-hazardous rosin. More...

Retirement seminar set Oct. 25 at Rockbridge Center

BUENA VISTA — A new, day-long, seminar focusing on what to do after retirement will be hosted by Dabney S. Lancaster Community College on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. More...

Highland SPCA area pets going online

MONTEREY — Highland SPCA, in Monterey, recently has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. More...

Obituaries

Frances Leathea Hicks Randozzo

MILLBORO — Frances Leathea Hicks Randozzo, 74, of 4703 Ridge Road, Millboro, went home to be with her beloved Lord on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. Born Oct. More...

Sports

Mounties win in final seconds

WARM SPRINGS — The phrase 'football is a game of inches' was never more true than Friday night as the Bath County Chargers were inches away from two touchdowns and Alleghany's freshman kicker Seth Bradley kicked a 22-yard field goal that bare More...

Chargers roll Rams to open district

MONTEREY — The Bath County lady Charger volleyball squad travelled up the road to Monterey to take on the Rams and left with their most lopsided victory of the season, 25-5, 25-14, and 25-8, Tuesday night. More...

Rams beat pack at Parry McCluer

BUENA VISTA — Highland's Shane Wiseman finished first overall followed in second by Ram Josh Whitaker and teammate Hayley Billingsley finished second in the girls' run to lead the Rams to a sweep in a four-team district meet last Wednesday, S 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

Highland County

• Sept. 17 — Willard Kenneth Smith Jr. of McDowell was charged with possession of a schedule II drug, possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs, felony child neglect and possession of drugs with intent to distribute. More...

Bath County

area. • Sept. 18 — Plecker assisted unlocking a vehicle in the Hot Springs area. • Sept. 19 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a complaint of a dog barking in the Cedar Creek area. More...

Court Cases

Highland County MONTEREY — The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on Sept. 17. More...

Letters

Knee surgery may not always be the answer

Editor, The Recorder, Your recent article on knee surgeries prompted this letter. Several years ago, I began to experience knee pain, and within a span of several months, both knees were so painful that I was hardly able to walk. More...

Make right choice at ballot box November 4

Editor, The Recorder, When I think about voting for commissioner of revenue on Nov. 4, only one name comes to mind. When I think about highly trained, dedicated Emergency Medical Technicians, one name comes to mind. More...


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