November 13, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

EMT course scheduled for Bolar

MONTEREY — What costs a dollar and saves lives? An EMT-Basic course graduate. Actually, the cost of training is more than a dollar, but Highland and Bath residents get the discounted rate just to sign up. More...

Bath man killed in wreck

MILLBORO - A 50-year-old Millboro man was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle accident on Route 42, near Nicelytown Road in Alleghany County. More...

Volunteer situation called 'dire and dangerous'

WARM SPRINGS — An already tough situation for Bath County has now gotten worse, and the supervisors have decided to let the governor know about it. Tuesday night, the board agreed to send a letter to Gov. More...

Broadband better for business, supervisor says

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisor Robin Sullenberger attended the Tuesday night meeting of the Highland County Economic Development Authority to give a briefing of the results of the state's Broadband Roundtable meeting in September. More...

Four-day school week committee plans first meeting

By Mike Bolinger • Staff Writer

WARM SPRINGS — The committee appointed by the Bath County Board of Supervisors and Bath County School Board to study the possibility of a four-day school week will hold its first meeting Friday at the school administration building. More...

Town adopts new flood plain rules for ordinance

MONTEREY — The Monterey Town Council voted last Thursday to adopt federally mandated amendments to the local flood plain ordinance. More...

Photos

A PHI air medical helicopter arrived at the Highland Medical Center landing strip around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. More...

Clarification

In last week's story on the meeting held to discuss the future of the Bath County Farmers' Market a comment was reported noting the county did not want to be involved in helping the market. More...

BCHS students feed hungry 'heroes'

HOT SPRINGS — Twice a year, the Red Cross Bloodmobile visits Bath County High School when students give blood, but during the blood drive Monday at the fire department, students had the opportunity to give to donate in a different way. More...

Veterans honored throughout area

On Tuesday, Veteran's Day, 14 of Bath County's veterans gathered for the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the courthouse. These veterans served from World War II to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Recorder photo by Cynthia B. Coleman) More...

Westminster Chapel sells golden kernel pecans for the sixth year

MILLBORO — Members of Westminster Chapel have sold Golden Kernel pecans in the community since 2003. That year, they ordered the minimum four cases for fear they would be unable to sell any more than that. More...

Virginia Beef Outlook Symposium to be held

VERONA — Area cattle producers are invited to attend the Virginia Beef Outlook Symposium on Saturday, Dec. 6. The program will be held at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona beginning with registration at 9 a.m. More...

Millboro Happenings

• The Millboro Volunteer Fire Association will host a hunters' supper this Sunday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m., at the firehouse. Homemade menu items will include potato soup and chili, and dessert. One price will be charged. More...

House of Delegates sponsors essay contest for high school juniors

RICHMOND — The Virginia House of Delegates is holding its annual statewide essay contest for high school juniors. More...

Holiday Shoppers Guide

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Memories of a country doctor captured

MONTEREY — Dr. Roland Sharp of Pocahontas County, W.Va. tells the story of his life in "Roland Sharp Country Doctor: Memories of a Life Well Lived," published this year by Pocahontas Communications Cooperative, Dunmore, W.Va. More...

Blue Ridge Area Food bank expects higher demand during the holidays

VERONA — The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network's largest fund-raiser of the year, Holiday Hands Against Hunger, kicked off this week to help feed the needy throughout the holiday season. More...

Highland-Bath County Farm Bureau helps develop statewide policy

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Spring semester registration under way at Dabney Lancaster

CLIFTON FORGE — Registration for the spring semester is now under way at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. More...

Alleghany forest fire contained

Highlan ds Ban k - need a loan CLIFTON FORGE — A forest fire in McGraw Hollow that caused residents to notice smoke in the Clifton Forge area of Alleghany County and the Millboro area of Bath County Friday is 100 percent contained, a U.S. More...

Chef Randy offers fall comfort foods

The Nascent Chef

WARM SPRINGS - Do you remember especially sumptuous meals you've eaten? I sure do. I don't have to dig too far back in my memory bank to recall one of the best. It was last Thursday. Fall is in the air and the snow has begun to blow. More...

Garden club discusses bag sales

MONTEREY — The Monterey Garden Club met in the Mountain View Room of the Highland County Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Flower exhibit judges were Mary Hager and Ann Wefer. More...

Highland Center to hold lamb stew contest at Wintertide festival

MONTEREY — Calling all cooks. Whether you are a professional chef or just the queen (or king) of your kitchen at home, now is the time to show off your recipes and skills. More...

Preserve receives Scenic Virginia award

HOT SPRINGS — Last month, Homestead Preserve received the 2008 Scenic Virginia Award for scenic viewshed preservation. More...

Photo

Lowry Logging, LLC cut this tree in Bolar. The first log was 16 feet long and 42 inches in diameter on the small end. The whole tree contained 3,094 board feet. Pictured (l-r) with the tree are Richie Hicks and Allen Armstrong. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Photo

Students were chosen for the month of October as Valley Elementary School PTO Super Stars in demonstrating outstanding academic achievement and good citizenship. More...

On Campus

It was another great week for the former Bath County High School athletes playing college football across Virginia this fall. More...

Honor Roll

Highland

MON TEREY — Kelly Wilmore, principal of Highland High School, has announced the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the grading period. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Sunday, Nov. 16 ¦ Starr United Methodist Church annual hunters hymn sing, 7 p.m., music by Dale Thompson and The Back Yard Gospel Band. Church is located on 49 Poor Farm Road, Warm Springs. 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. Thursday, Nov. More...

Early Files

25 years ago

Nov. 17, 1983

Cascades course again ranked 'One of the best' Hot Springs — The internationally famous Cascades Course, one of three Homestead golf courses, has retained its ranking as the leadoff course in the third ten of America's 100 Greatest Golf C More...

50 years ago

Nov. 13, 1958

Stolen automobile is stopped here An 18-year-old Ferncliff, Va., youth was released Tuesday to Richmond authorities after a night in the county jail. Trooper C.E. Link stopped Ralph Luby Morris about 10 p.m. More...

Photo

This photo shows The Valley Hayriders performing for the crowd at a Maple Festival hoe down, circa late '70s or early '80s. More...

Crummett wins as county commissioner

MONTEREY — About 12 hours after Blue Grass resident Aaron Will was declared the unofficial winner of the commissioner of revenue race here, the electoral board confirmed that a second look at the ballots changed the results. More...

Truck spills fuel near West Strait Creek

MONTEREY — Last Thursday morning, Highland County volunteer firefighters investigated a diesel fuel spill from an U.S. Truck Inc. tractor-trailer just west of Monterey on U.S. 250 in front of the old swimming pool. More...

No December raises for county employees

WARM SPRINGS — Fallout from the tight financial situation in Bath County continued Tuesday when the board of supervisors decided county employees will not be receiving a 2 percent raise in December. More...

Bath may refinance high school loan

WARM SPRINGS — A new loan arrangement to pay for high school renovations is on the table in Bath County. More...

In Brief ...

Highland Economic Development Authority

• The Highland County Economic Development Authority met Tuesday, Nov. 11, and EDA chair Betty Mitchell informed members the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will be at The Highland Center on Nov. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the board of supervisors ratified a resolution for the General Assembly in support of increasing the transient occupancy tax in Bath County from 2 to 5 percent. More...

History comes alive at MES Reading Night

Jim Tennant of Millboro didn't have to re-enact a World War II soldier for students and family members at the elementary school's Family Reading Night program Tuesday evening - he was one. More...

Boys safely rescued from Mountain Grove cliff

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Last Sunday afternoon, Oct. 9, three young boys went out for an adventure dressed in makeshift hunting gear, carrying their air rifles, but making sure to wear blaze orange caps and gloves. More...

In Brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Mayor Janice Warner told Monterey's town council the bond referendum to pay for upgrades and replacement of the sewage treatment plant passed 86-24 in Tuesday's election. More...

Christmas Mother program needs your help

HOT SPRINGS — Marty Reese, Bath County's 2008 Christmas Mother, reports the Christmas Mother program is well on its way. More...

4-H recognize members accomplishments

MONTEREY — The annual Highland County 4-H achievement program was held last week to recognize members and volunteers for their accomplishments during the past year. More...

Regional bike group launches Web site

STAUNTON — With the growing popularity in bicycling for exercise, recreation, and as a means of transportation, citizens and tourists are looking for safe and convenient roads to bike. More...

King thanks Ruritans for support for Boys State

By GINA HAMILTON • CONTRIBUTING WRITER

MILLBORO - A highlight of Monday evening's Ruritan Club meeting was a presentation by Jim King, a Bath County High School Senior, about his participation in Boys State last summer at Liberty University. More...

Audi club motors through Bath, Highland

McDOWELL — If you happened upon a pack of Audis in Bath or Highland recently, you weren't seeing things. On Saturday, Oct. More...

Highland Relay for Life received top honors again

MONTEREY — Highland County has a good reason to celebrate again this year. This past weekend, Mary Beth Gutshall and her son, Chad, traveled to Richmond to attend a Relay University, where local and state awards are given. More...

Get your kitchens ready for the holidays

Whether you're an avid baker or more inclined to buy storebought desserts, the holidays are likely to bring out your inner pastry chef. More...

New grant available, workshops scheduled

RICHMOND — USDA Rural Development in cooperation with Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, and Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation and Rural Sus More...

The Highland Center offers 'Selling to the Commonwealth' workshop

MONTEREY — Small and minority-owned businesses are invited to learn more about how Virginia makes it purchases at a workshop Thursday, Nov. 20 at The Highland Center. More...

Festival of Trees, Wreaths to be held C&O Depot

Clifton Forge Happenings

CLIFTON FORGE — The second annual Festival of Trees and Wreaths kicked off on Friday, Nov. 7 at the C&O Depot in Covington. More...

Law enforcement officials aided by Dabney Lancaster program

CLIFTON FORGE — The quiet, friendly community of Clifton Forge is usually not faced with unsolved crimes and suspects on the loose, and certainly not more than one at the same time. More...

How to heat and save in a cool economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the downturn in the economy grabbing headlines, consumers across the nation are looking for ways to reduce living expenses and save money. More...

Rockbridge Area Prevention Coalition awarded foundation grant

LEXINGTON — The Rockbridge Area Prevention Coalition has been awarded a grant from the Gabe and Mary Balazs Memorial Fund of the Rockbridge Area Community Foundation. More...

Weather report

October temperatures averaged below normal but no records were broken. Precipitation was very sparse, 2.45 inches below normal. We now have a deficiency for the year to date. John R. More...

New book published on Rexrode Mill, New Hampden

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The history of the Rexrode Mill at New Hampden in Highland County is told in a new book recently published by author and historian Williams D. "Bill" Rexroad of Hutchinson. More...

Highland to benefit from grant

RADNOR, Pa. — The Functional Approach to Character Education has announced iit has received a $50,000 grant from the Annenberg Foundation, awarded to provide support for the project's mission. More...

Obituaries

James Edward Hostetter

HOT SPRINGS — James Edward Hostetter, 72, of 193 Hidden Trail, Hot Springs, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at his residence. More...

Sidney M. Tidd

NEWPORT NEWS — Sidney M. Tidd, 86, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008. He was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Hot Springs, was a graduate of Valley High School in Hot Springs, and married Catherine Graham on Jan. 6, 1944. He served in the U.S. More...

Kathleen Regina Deeds Winckler

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Sports

Pioneer title secured, playoffs ahead

COVINGTON — The Bath County Charger defense pressured the Covington offense for two interceptions and a fumble while Bath quarterback Michael Robertson threw three touchdowns and ran for two more in a 47-0 victory over the Cougars Friday even More...

Pioneer District football

Standings Last week Bath 47, Covington 0 James River 35, Parry McCluer 13 Craig 66, Montcalm, W,Va. More...

Bath @ Covington

Score by quarters Scoring summary Bath — Michael Robertson 4-yard run (Jim King kick) 6:44, 1st Bath — Ryan Newmarker 53-yard pass from Robertson King kick) 2:27, More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

• Nov. 5 — Received a report of a tractor trailer blocking the roadway, Jackson River Road. • Nov. 5 — Transported inmate from court to Middle River Regional Jail. • Nov. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath and Highland counties

Bath County • Oct. 29 — Major Richard D. Chestnut performed a traffic stop. • Oct. 29 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a report of an object in the roadway in Hot Springs. • Oct. 29 — Deputy William D. More...

Letters

Highland resident urges state agency to hold its ground with HNWD

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to Kathleen Kilpatrick, director of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, and shared with The Recorder. Dear Ms. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Bath and Highland county residents know how to honor veterans. More...

Election process needs review

Hanging chads and voting machine meltdowns in Florida eight years ago put a serious hit on voter confidence, but we never expected similar issues in Highland County. More...

Sinatra show simply sensational

See A Show

COVINGTON - Don't say you didn't have advance notice. Last month, we advised about the great shows on tap from the Alleghany Highlands Arts Council. More...


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