December 11, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Missing light leads to loss of car in Bath

HOT SPRINGS — A burned-out license plate light led to several charges for 21-year-old Cory C. Neff of Warm Springs after a Dec. 3 traffic stop on Main Street. Trooper M.A. More...

Millboro fire update

MILLBORO - Arson has been ruled out as the cause of a fire that destroyed the home of Homer Ford early on Nov. 5. According to State Police special agent Allen Brown, the fire was not arson. More...

Monterey Town Council moves ahead with plans for treatment plant

MONTEREY — Monterey Town Council Thursday came closer to beginning planned construction and upgrades to the town's sewage treatment plant. More...

In Brief . .

Highland County School Board

¦ Highland County Education Association representative Marty Leech announced that teacher Shelly Thomas has received National Board Certification. More...

Highland Wintertide fest brings warmth

Hardy Highlanders gathered outside in the cold and snow to light the courthouse lawn Christmas Tree and sing Christmas Carols during last Saturday's Wintertide festivities. (Photo courtesy David Cockerham) More...

Supercharge your immune system to fight colds, flu

Cold and flu season is upon us. Chilly weather drives people indoors, where they're apt to htcnet.org for quotes, spend more time in close proximity with others and whatever 468-2147. sneezes and sniffles they may have. More...

Bath benefits from Toys for Tots

WARM SPRINGS — Parks and recreation director Mark Nelson told Bath supervisors Tuesday how much the county benefits from the Toys for Tots program and urged the public to donate if at all possible. More...

Phase II of water meter installation project set to begin

CLIFTON FORGE — With 590 meters already installed from Phase I of the water meter installation project, Phase II is almost ready to begin. Currently two crews are working on McCormick Street. More...

In Brief . . .

Clifton Forge Town Council

. Mayor Annette Anderson and Councilman W. Ed Mansfield attended their last meeting as council members. V James Houff presented Mansfield with a plaque and resolution thanking him for his service from 2003-08. More...

Holiday Shoppers Guide

Working to complete rocking horses and cradles for the Christmas Mother program are (l-r) Logan Armstrong, Michael Hamilton, Dalton Propst, Jared Hannah, Christmas Mother Marty Reese and Christopher Ailstock. More...

Photos

Students in Willie Jenkins' class at Bath County High School are continuing to work on making toys for the Christmas Mother program. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers win Grace Christian Tip Off Invitational

Bath 69, Highland 36 STAUNTON — The basketball season got underway for the Highland and Bath girls teams last Friday night and the Chargers fast paced offense jumped ahead of the Rams by 20-points at halftime, 33-13, and rolled to a big ope More...

Rams cap steady start with win over Boys Home

Woodberry Forest 92 Highland 65 STAUNTON — The Highland Rams opened the Grace Christian Tournament against a mismatched Woodberry Forest team and were handily defeated Friday night. More...

Bath basket ballers quick net gunners

WARM SPRINGS — Improving on last year's 5-5 fourth-place Pioneer District finish (11-11 overall) is not out of the question for the BCHS boys' team this year, but coach Dave Herscher knows he has a short amount of time in the winter basketbal 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

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

• Dec. 3 — Transported inmate from Middle River Regional Jail to court, and returned to jail. • Dec. 4 — Assisted motorist with keys locked in vehicle on Cowpasture River Road. • Dec. More...

Early Files

Freak snowstorm fells timber, disrupts utilities in wide region

Editor's note: The following story was gleaned from the Oct. 11, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Photo

Les Kodger of Monterey proudly shows off this four-point buck in this Recorder file photo, circa mid-1980s. More...

25 years ago

December 1, 1983 McDowell Presbyterian Church added to Historical Sites Roll McDOWELL — On Sunday, Nov. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The message oft repeated at last week's Virginia Farm Bureau convention in Hot Springs was: The farming industry is far from dead, but smaller agriculture businesses must adapt to changing times, and changing tastes. More...

Tight times call for straight talk

Another loss of $200,000 to Highland County Public Schools is estimated for next year. Bath County schools are seriously looking at options — everything from a four-day schedule to consolidation. More...

Santa, listen up: Items added to list

Conversations

Lisa asked me what I wanted for Christmas the other night. We were at the Highland Inn enjoying Wednesday night buffet and feeling festive. Lisa had her own requests, which I duly noted. More...

Gwin guilty of reckless driving

MONTEREY — Joshua Gwin, 20, of Blue Grass, pleaded not guilty in Highland County District Court Wednesday, Dec. 3 to a charge of reckless driving. More...

Be prepared to cut employees, principals told

WARM SPRINGS — With continued uncertainty over forthcoming state budget cuts the economy in general, Bath County school administrators and department heads presented budget requests for 2009-10 based on the school system being funded at the s More...

Public hearing slated on loan for old Millboro school

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors has started the process of borrowing money to assist the Millboro Cultural and Preservation Association with renovations at the old Millboro school. More...

Four-day school week discussion continues

WARM SPRINGS — Just as they do in Bath County, opinions on whether a four-day school week is the best schedule for students vary nationwide, a committee studying the possibility of using the four-day schedule in Bath learned Friday. More...

In Brief . . .

Monterey Town Council

n Monterey Town Council met Thursday, Dec. 4 and agreed to move a discussion about business sign zone ordinances to January's because town attorney Melissa Dowd did not have drafts ordinances with her. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors

¦ Bath supervisors Tuesday appointed Carol Stratford, director of marketing at The Homestead, to the county's tourism advisory committee, as the board's at-large member. More...

Strait Creek impaired, but slightly

MONTEREY — Part of West Strait Creek and Strait Creek are impaired, but it's not too serious, said Department of Environmental Quality representatives last week. Dr. More...

Emergency services offering local EMT classes

MONTEREY — In February 2009, the Central Shenandoah Emergency Medical Services Council is offering the basic Emergency Medical Technician course in Bolar. More...

Oral health maintenance important for patients with osteoporosis

It has long been known that oral health and other ailments may go hand-in-hand. That is why routine oral health screenings are so important. Take for example, osteoporosis. More...

Blind Boys bring boisterous show to Covington

COVINGTON - The Blind Boys of Alabama put on a simply spectacular show at Curfman Hall last week. For the first time this season, there didn't seem to be a vacant seat in the house. More...

Christmas parade a frosty, wonderful affair

CLIFTON FORGE — In temperatures Frosty the Snowman would have found chilly, hundreds turned out to enjoy the Clifton Forge Christmas Parade last Friday night. More...

Music on the Corner sets Christmas spirits soaring in city of Covington

COVINGTON - What if someone offered you the opportunity to hear great and lovely music, absolutely free, with the promise of homemade cookies afterward? More...

H.C. Edwards Chapter of ruffed grouse holds banquet

FISHERSVILLE — The H.C. Edwards Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society recently held its annual Sportsman's Banquet at Expoland, and 237 tickets were sold with 205 people attending. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The community was saddened Sunday morning, Dec. 7, to learn that Tammy Vess had died after a valiant struggle with cancer for close to two years. More...

Obituaries

Tammy Lynn Vess

MILLBORO — Tammy Lynn Gordon Vess, 43, of 76 Church Street, Millboro, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 at her residence. She was born Sept. 2, 1965 in Rockbridge County, a daughter of William Everett Mays and Dorothy Christine Gordon Ruley. More...

John E. Failes

HOT SPRINGS - John Edward Failes, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. He was born Nov. 16, 1924 in Buchanan, the son of the late Frank Anthony Failes Sr. and Jessie Carter Failes. More...

Lucille Hicks Miano

LYNCHBURG — Lucille Hicks Miano, 86, of Lynchburg, formerly of Mountain Grove, died on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. She was the wife of the late Anthony Joseph Miano. She was born in Warm Springs on Sept. More...

Religion

Roses retire after 15 years of service at Victory Chapel

MUSTOE — A reception by members of Victory Chapel Advent Christian Church was held Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Monterey Firehouse to honor Pastor Donald and Ruby Jeane Rose on the eve of retirement. There were about 150 in attendance. More...

RELIGION

Special Services Wednesday, Dec. 10 ¦ McDowell Presbyterian Church holds an advent service at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 ¦ Hot Springs Presbyterian Church will be having its Angel's Food Distribution from 3-4 p.m. More...

Mountain Hospice volunteers hold prayer shawl ministry

PARSONS, W.Va. — In November, the Mountain Hospice Volunteer Department started a Prayer Shawl Ministry. More...

Letters

'Aging in the Highlands' brings back memories

Editor, The Recorder, Although I was disappointed not to find any of my own submissions in the insert, "Aging in the Highlands," of the Nov. More...

Old dog learning new tricks all the time

Editor, The Recorder, There were many interesting articles in last week's Recorder. I scanned through most them and tried to ignore the negative ones. More...

Take responsibility: Don't drink and drive this year

Editor, The Recorder, Once again it is December, and once again it is Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. More...


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