October 2, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Four arrested in Bath on felony warrants

Curtis Lee Keyser MILLBORO — Four residents of Millboro were arrested Sept. 30 by officers of the Bath County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police. More...

Civil War a long-time passion for author

MITCHELLTOWN — It is fitting that a captain would write books about war. Rick Armstrong, a captain with the Bath County Sheriff's Office, has penned 12 books about the Civil War. More...

Fresh start needed for agricultural rezoning request

MONTEREY — In an effort to preserve the county's scarce M-1 light industrial zones, the Highland County Planning Commission decided to revisit an agricultural rezoning request after the applicant completes his purchase of the surrounding land More...

Photo

On the first morning of October, the fog — rising from the Jackson River — covered Hidden Valley and slowly lifted as the sun rose, revealing the heightening fall color on the hills and mountains surrounding the area. More...

Community Message Board

THANK YOU Thank you to the ones who responded to the call at Denise Simmon's house for Mike Armstrong. Special thanks to Larry Mitchell, Bub Rexrode, HCVRS members, R.C. More...

Health Connections

Influenza vaccine now available

MONTEREY — It's that time of year again when the school buses fill the roads, the mountainsides become red and gold, the smell of woodstoves fills the hollows and the local health clinics start handing out flu shots. More...

Eggleston named conservator of the year

STAUNTON — Valley Conservation Council presented the Conservator of the Year award to Robert B. Eggleston, M.D., of Rockingham County, this month at its annual meeting near Port Republic. More...

See Highland colors from high above

MONTEREY — For many years the town of Monterey's only airstrip, Hannah Field, lay dormant. Not any more. For many years rescue helicopters coming and leaving Monterey have landed at the high school. Not for long. More...

Whitecotton —Sweeney

BLUE GRASS — Karen Dawn Whitecotton and Michael Ray Sweeney Jr. were united in marriage on July 26, 2008, by the Rev. Andre Crummett at Blue Grass United Methodist Church. More...

Clifton Forge Happenings

1910 Greek Revival manor for sale

CLIFTON FORGE — According to Elizabeth Corron, in her book, "Clifton Forge Virginia: Scenic, Busy, Friendly," Walter K. More...

Clifton Forge council race is write-in contest

CLIFTON FORGE — Voters in the Clifton Forge town council election Nov. 4 will need a sharp pencil to make their choice, as the contest will be decided entirely by write-in votes. More...

STARS presents last show of 2008 season October 11

CLIFTON FORGE — Special Theatrical Artists' Revue & Showcase (STARS), a troupe of performers whose members face mental or physical challenges, will perform its final variety show of Appalfolks of America's 2008 performance season on stage at More...

Monterey Garden Club tours houses of worship

MONTEREY — Members and friends of the Monterey Garden Club took a field trip to Staunton on Sept. 2. After meeting for lunch at the Depot Grille, a tour was taken of three of Staunton's houses of worship. More...

Senator Hanger speaks to Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter

STAUNTON — The Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter NSDAR met on Sept. 13 at the Third Presbyterian Church in Staunton. Hostesses were Mrs. James Cook, Mrs. J.E. Jenkins, Mrs. Oscar Nuckols, and Mrs. Arthur Reid. More...

Alleghany Art Council opens seasons Oct. 7

COVINGTON — The Alleghany Highlands Arts Council will open its 2008-09 Performing Arts Series Tuesday, Oct. More...

Library Notes

• The annual used book sale is right around the corner and we still need two things — books and volunteers. More...

Special Sections

Schools

SOLs no match for Highland students

MONTEREY — By any measure, Highland Elementary School students meet the standards of excellence. More...

On the agenda

Highland County School Board HHS Library Monday, Oct. 6 Regular meeting: 7 p.m. Informational items — HCEA update; Kelly Wilmore; Teresa Blum; senior class trip update; school board members; meeting dates. More...

School plans under way

MILLBORO - Members of the Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association are eager to proceed with their plans to renovate the old Millboro school buildings after getting approval Sept. 9 from the Bath County Board of Supervisors. More...

Religion

Monterey Presbyterian churches ordain minister

MONTEREY — The Rev. Melissa Litrel Harmon of Hopewell was ordained Saturday at Monterey Presbyterian Church in front of family, friends and the congregations of Monterey, Pisgah and Beulah churches. More...

Services

S pecial Services Thursday and Friday, Oct. 2-3 Hot Springs Baptist Church holds revival each evening at 7 p.m. Evangelist Buddy McNorton, a graduate of Ambassador Baptist College, will lead the services. A nursery will be provided. 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

Bath County

Sept. 23 — Lieutenant Noel T. Dunnagan and Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. responded to a disturbance on Route 705. Sept. 23 — Burger, Deputy Diedra R. More...

Highland County

Sept. 25 — Received a report of a larceny, Seldom Seen Road. Sept. 26 — Responded to a report of keys locked in vehicle, East Main Street. Sept. More...

Letters

Country can't afford another Bush, reader says

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to use this space to urge every registered voter to go to the polls on Nov. 4 and vote. If you are not registered, time is running out. The deadline is Oct. 6. More...

No need to steal Obama signs, resident says

Editor, The Recorder, To the person(s) who removed the "Obama 08" signs from my driveway. You apparently do not believe in the American Constitution, as you have just violated one of my most fundamental rights — the right to free speech. More...

Set to vote?

Registration deadline is Monday

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — There is still time for those who have not registered to vote in the Nov. 4 election to do so, but the deadline is just around the corner. More...

Marijuana seized in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS — On Sept. 24, Bath County Sheriff R. Larry Norfleet and Major R.D. Chestnut, acting on a suspicion, discovered a large patch of marijuana growing at 148 Pinehurst Heights Road in Hot Springs. More...

Clogging competition premiers in Highland

MONTEREY — Stomping feet to match a pounding beat, smiling faces, arms frenetically waving in the air, wild shouts from the audience matched by equally wild shouts from the dancers — this was Saturday's Sundance Showdown. More...

Warm Springs church welcomes new minister

WARM SPRINGS — "Everyone knew I was headed for the ministry before I did," said Charles Reed, Warm Springs Presbyterian Church's new minister, "but I did receive the call (from God) and knew what I was supposed to do. More...

Court Cases

Highland County MONTEREY — The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on Sept. 3. More...

Camp Accovac to host family weekend

MILLBORO — Camp Accovac will host a family camp weekend Oct. 10-12. The theme for the weekend will be "The Christ Centered Home." The speaker will be the Rev. Terry Sullivan. Sullivan and his wife, Misty, are the camp managers. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland County Planning Co held a join with Highland Board of Supervisors last Thursday. Planners recommended approving the final plat for Rebecca Bird's subdivision of property on U.S. More...

Correction

The Highland Medical Center article, "When you visit the doctor, bring medicine," published in the Sept. 18, The Recorder was written by Dr. George Damewood, not Dr. Kim Bird. More...

Join 2nd Saturdays at fall festival

MONTEREY — With the Second Saturday event coinciding with this year's Hand and Harvest Festival, organizers are planning their biggest event this season for Second Saturdays. More...

Third annual chamber golf tourney last Sunday

THE CASCADES —"Take the Backroads to Bath" Chamber Classic Golf Tournament was held Sunday at The Cascades Course at The Homestead with 15 teams participating. Team sponsors included Paxton Pest Control, A. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Fund-raising efforts are being organized to assist the family of BARC Electric Cooperative lineman Phil Jarvis, who was seriously injured on the job on Sept. 19. More...

Fox — Swecker

MOUNT SOLON — Christina Leigh Fox of Shenandoah and Jeremy Alan Swecker of Monterey were married July 12, 2008, by the Rev. Patrick Pettit at Spring Meadows in Mount Solon. The bride is the daughter of Lynn and Sharon Fox of Shenandoah. More...

Apple Day scheduled at Douthat State Park

CLIFTON FORGE — Appalfolks of America Association has scheduled its second annual apple day writers' workshop as part of Douthat State Park's 11th annual apple day, a celebration of Appalachian heritage, on Oct. 11 at Douthat State Park. More...

What's blooming? Asters or not?

August appeared as the month of yellow-blooming plants; October appears as the month when the clear blue autumn sky reflects itself upon the road- and waste-sides. It is the month for asters. More...

Hands & Harvest happenings plentiful at Highland Center

MONTEREY — Cooler temperatures and changing colors - fall is upon us, which means it's time for Highland County's Hands and Harvest Festival, held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 10- 12. More...

Photo

Emily Black was second runner-up in the National Miss Pre-Teen Roanoke pageant Sept. 20. She had a great experience and met several new friends. Emily is now eligible to travel to Orlando, Fla. for the Cities of America Pageant. More...

First case of Eastern equine encephalitis confirmed in Virginia

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed the first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a horse this year. The 15-month old male pony was from Virginia Beach and was unvaccinated for EEE. More...

Bath-Highland youth tobaccouse prevention project returns; funded for 7th consecutive year

BACOVA — The Virginia Rural Health Resource Center, in cooperation with the Bath and Highland counties public school systems, will be conducting tobacco use prevention programs for youths at all schools, in Bath and Highland, for the seventh More...

Obituaries

Sylvia Schooler Snead

HOT SPRINGS More...

Bobby M. Arbaugh

Bobby M. DAYTON — Bobby M. Arbaugh, 73, of Dayton, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. He was born August 17, 1935 at Circleville, W.Va., the son of the late William Wimer and Clara Arbaugh. More...

Carl Seay Hite

STAUNTON — Carl Seay Hite, 79, of 710 Charles Street, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 at Augusta Medical Center. Mr. Hite was born on Aug. 29, 1929 in Highland County, a son of the late William Allen and Bertie Rae Carpenter Hite. More...

Sports

Charger Alex Fry Pioneer District golf champion

4 Chargers, 1 Ram headed to regionals

FALLING SPRINGS — Charger Alex Fry's 79 was low score, four strokes ahead of second, giving him the Pioneer District individual title Tuesday at Cliff View Golf Club. More...

Lady Chargers roll Blues, Rockets in district play

Bath @ Parry McCluer BUENA VISTA — Facing perhaps the toughest competition they will see this year in the Pioneer the lady Chargers defeated the Parry McCluer Blues in four sets 25-19, 24-26, 25-23, 26-24, last Thursday evening. More...

Ram golfers close regular season

NEEDLES EYE — The Warriors from Pocahontas County spoiled the Rams' season ending golf meet by edging Highland by one stroke, 206-207, Thursday afternoon. However they didn't ruin the traditional after-match meal. More...

Early Files

25 years ago

October 6, 1983

Man seriously injured in tractor mishap BACOVA — David Cauley Jr., 24, of Vanderpool in Highland County, was seriously injured Tuesday of last week in a tractor accident on the Coonie Thompson farm here. More...

50 years ago

October 2. 1958

Chamber to bring Barter Theatre here on Oct. 24 Dr. T.E. More...

Effects of gasoline shortage spotty in Bath and Highland

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday July 12, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Reach out to families, neighbors

When people think of Bath County, they often think of The Homestead, historical old homes, Homestead Preserve, charming bed and breakfasts and beautiful mountain scenery. But there is another side of Bath County that doesn't get enough attention. More...

Pictorial

Competitors from Kentucky, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and all around Virginia, came to Highland County last weekend for the first American Clogging Hall of Fame sanctioned competition ever held here. More...

Growth Spurts

Hands and Harvest next weekend

The leaves are falling fast. I hope there will be enough color left for next weekend's Hands and Harvest festival. More...



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