November 20, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Ground work continues on four-day school week survey

WARM SPRINGS — Survey says? More...

Horses in residential areas approved

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals has ended an arduous process that has taken more than three years to settle. More...

Help available for job seekers, entrepreneurs

WARM SPRINGS — Looking for a job? Want to start your own business? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then the Bath County Public Library is your first stop. More...

Forest service plans prescribed burns in Alleghany County

COVINGTON — U.S. Forest Service officials plan to ignite two prescribed burns in Alleghany County during November or December. The exact date of the prescribed burns depends on weather and fuel conditions. More...

Thanksgiving: Make some fun of it

THE HIGHLANDS - There's no avoiding it. Thanksgiving is upon us. But you knew that. You've shopped at least once, probably twice, for the proverbial fixin's. And you just might have to run back to the store for a few forgotten somethings. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Rockbridge Baths Firehouse will be the setting for a cake walk this Sunday, Nov. 23, to benefit Tammy Vess toward her upcoming bone marrow transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.. The event will be held 2-5 p.m. More...

Hunting historically more than sport

Conversations

A sign for sale in Highland County Crafts states simply, "Hunting isn't about life and death. It's more than that." Hunting is a popular and time-honored tradition in Bath and Highland counties. It's part of our pioneer heritage. More...

How much is unhealthy alcohol use?

Health Connections

In 1997 the results of a study were reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that investigated the effects of alcohol and tobacco use. More...

Photos

Left: In the late afternoon, Piney Grove Baptist Church in Hot Springs receives little sunshine, but the beauty of the little church in the wildwood and snow remains. (Recorder photo by Cynthia B. Coleman) More...

Bath Christmas Mother Holiday Gift Program: How to help out

• Adopt a family or individual • Make a monetary donation • Donate new or gently used items • Volunteer in the Christmas Mother Shop Guide How to contact the Christmas Mother Mail: Bath County Christmas Mother, P. More...

Arbogast Inn greets guests at holiday open house

AVAILABLE Hunter's One of several trees at the Arbogast Inn in Monterey shows off the Cockerham CLASS 3 FIREARMS family's love of Christmas. More...

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Members of the Rockingham Ballet Theatre modeled felted garments by Lisa Jacenich of Monterey and handmade clothing and jewelry by other Oasis artisans in Harrisonburg. More...

In Brief ...

Clifton Forge Town Council

• The Boy Scouts attended the Clifton Forge Town Council meeting Tuesday as part of the requirements for a "Citizenship in the Community" merit badge. More...

Clifton Forge full of events for the holidays

Nov. 23 — Alleghany Highlands Orchestra Holiday Concert at Curfman Hall, Covington High School beginning at 3 p.m. Admission by donation. Nov. 25 — Alleghany Entrepreneur Express Workshop held at DSLCC from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Bath's historic Broad Lawn receives face lift

HOT SPRINGS — Broad Lawn is one of northern Hot Springs' U.S. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning at Wildwood Interiors, located at 6124 Sam Snead Highway just outside Healing Springs in the Peter Judah office building. More...

Engagement

Taylor — Mazkin

TEL AVIV, Israel — Sarah Irwin and David Taylor of Millboro, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Sorrel Taylor, to Mark Mazkin, son of Anna and Ginadi Katkov of Rishon Le-Zion, Israel. More...

Court Cases

Highland County

MONTEREY — The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on Oct. 15. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Bath County Public Schools

WARM SPRINGS — Pete Pitard, principal of Bath County High School, has announced the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the grading period. More...

Photos

Millboro Preschool children recently took a field trip to the Hot Springs Firehouse, where they spent the morning learning about fire safety and saw big fire trucks and first aid vehicles. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Thursday, Nov. 20 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist Women meet at the church at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 ¦ Ashwood United Methodist Church will hold a community Thanksgiving service. More...

History comes alive at McDowell Presbyterian Church

McDOWELL — During the Sunday service on Nov. More...

Early Files

Dam project: Control will be unilateral

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Sept. 20, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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The Highland High School cheerleading squad, circa the late 1970s, practicing their routine. More...

25 years ago

November 1983

Ashwood man holds off police for 8 hours ASHWOOD — Leroy Ryder Jr., a 28-year-old resident of Ashwood and an employee of Home Oil Co., surrendered to authorities at 10:30 p.m. More...

Highland tax bills can be reviewed

MONTEREY — More than a few Highland residents balked when they received their personal property tax bills recently, primarily because vehicle assessments increased from the last billing, giving them an unexpected tax hike. More...

Wind energy ordinance drafted for Bath County

WARM SPRINGS — Work has begun on a proposed ordinance that would regulate wind energy facilities in Bath County. More...

Photo

Vanderpool resident Amy Middleton's Izuzu Trooper lies upside down in the middle of U.S. 250 at the top of Jack Mountain. Shortly after noon on Sunday, Middleton struck a piece of firewood lying in the road, causing the axle on her vehicle to break. More...

Pendleton mills film ready for release

MONTEREY — History is often told by those who did not live it. In many cases, written accounts from the past tell us what people thought; and artifacts remain, though altered by time, to give tangible evidence of bygone eras. More...

Hearing set on cell tower ordinance

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission will hear public comment Monday on a proposed telecommunications ordinance that will serve primarily to regulate the height and location of cellular phone towers in the county. More...

Lest We Forget

The Bath County Republican Committee honored our military veterans on Veteran's Day by laying wreaths at the monuments in Warm Springs and Mitchelltown. More...

Photos

After a long, cold, snowy day, the last bits of light shine down upon the village of Hot Springs as people make their way home. More...

Snow big deal, but then again …

Party of One

By 9:30 in the morning, it was over. But oh, there's nothing like the first blanket of snow to give one a reason to hop out of bed at 6:30. A sprinkling covered the porch when I let Brownie out to survey the scene. More...

Couple keeps singing

Warm Springs — What do you do with a kissing Kate who breaks your eardrum? Or a Petruchio who bruises ribs when slinging you across his back? More...

Highland again top among states in Relay for Life

MONTEREY — She's a mother and wife, a cancer survivor and American Cancer Society Relay for life coordinator for Highland County for the past four years. She's passionate about her volunteer work with Relay for Life. More...

What is it?

When trash was found on Switzerland Trail, a huge, intact leaf was found alongside the road. The tree from which it came was spotted down in the gully below. The tree still sported many leaves, both green and brown. More...

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On Sunday, Nov. 16, the "Toys for Tots" campaign began at Wal-Mart in Covington for the fifth year. This drive collects monetary donations and toys to help the Highlands and Bath County Christmas Mother programs complete their shopping lists. More...

Wanted: Fire truck

CLIFTON FORGE — "I think we should move on and look for a newer ladder truck," Mark Unroe, volunteer firemen declared at the Clifton Forge Town Council meeting Tuesday. More...

TAP set to begin restorations on Keswick Street; town gives nod

CLIFTON FORGE — Despite Thomas Haymaker's opposition to the proposal to rezone lots 1-9 of Keswick Street to R-3, residential, Clifton Forge Town Council members voted unanimously to approve the change. More...

Kestrals on the wing in Highlands

BATH and HIGHLAND — The American Kestrel (scientific name Falco sparverius), Virginia's smallest falcon, is one of the more spectacular residents of the fields and meadows in the Allegheny Highlands. More...

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This photo was taken during the 2007 4-H All-Star ceremony. More...

Photos

This six-point buck was killed Monday afternoon, Nov. 10, by Wendy Andersen, wife of Ray Andersen, on their property in Highland County off Burnsville Road. Andersen used a Knight Disc Extreme 50 cal. More...

Anniversary

Simmons celebrate 50 years

STAUNTON — Albert and Virginia Simmons of Staunton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. More...

Obituaries

Teresa Marie Graham Windon

LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — Teresa Marie Graham Windon, 48, of 4325 Brown Bear Lane, Little River, S.C., died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at her residence. More...

Sports

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The top right side of the JMU stands were dominated by upwards of 150 Bath County fans Saturday to cheer on hometown favorites Jake Phillips and Corey Jessee in the William & Mary game last weekend. More...

Chargers beat Bears to advance in Region C

BASTIAN — The Bath County Chargers took a step toward defending their Region C title by holding off a hard-charging Bland County Bears team, 17-13, last Friday night. More...

King named TV player of the week

This Friday be sure to watch Channel 7 at 11:30 for Friday football extra (If you're going to the game set the DVR). 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. Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Dec. More...

Letters

Concerns about economy reveal U.S. selfishness

Editor, The Recorder, I must convey my sense of surprise and somewhat shock as I realized how we as a nation are so selfish, thinking of ourselves more than others and of our comforts and desires over the lives of those who cannot speak for themse More...

SPCA member urges pet owners to act responsibly

Editor, The Recorder, What is it with people who abandon animals? It is a cowardly act. If you are unable to keep your pet, surrender him decently to the SPCA. We might ask why, but just so that we know something about the animal. More...

Recorder columnist naive about Obama campaign

Editor, The Recorder, Although a resident of Bath County for only three years, I consider the Highlands of Virginia to truly be God's country and an area that I hope to have the blessing of returning to in retirement if not sooner. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Getting ahead of the game

Next week, Bath County planners are likely to discuss and review what may be one of the most important new ordinances our county has considered in decades — one to guide them on how applications for industrializing their mountaintops with win More...

Pictorial

Mary Beth Gutshall has once again proven herself an asset to Highland County as coordinator for the Relay for Life event. More...



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