January 15, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Water pressure problems persist in Monterey

MONTEREY — Spruce Street resident and Monterey water customer Rick Lambert told Monterey Town Council last Thursday the pressure at his house dropped from 30 psi to 8 psi from Dec. 1 to Dec. 28. As of Jan. 8, it was 32 psi. More...

Stonewall Ruritans move forward on sign project

MONTEREY — Last week's reference to Highland supervisor Jerry Rexrode's mention of a county welcome sign and his desire to help with that project elicited a comment from recently elected Stonewall Ruritan president Leo Schwartz. More...

Highland County teacher meets nation's highest teaching standards

MONTEREY— The teacher quality movement in Monterey has taken a major step forward following this week's announcement by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards that Shelley Thomas, a special education teacher at Highland High S More...

Highland school board appoints Nowlin part-time superintendent

MONTEREY — Following Monday's closed session, the Highland County School Board announced its decision to keep interim superintendent Percy Nowlin as part-time superintendent for at least the next six months, possibly longer, conditional upon More...

Douthat State Park lowering lake

DOUTHAT — Douthat State Park began lowering Douthat Lake on Friday, Jan. 9, and will begin refilling the lake on Sunday, March 15. More...

Photo

Pictured (l-r) are: Janet Seldomridge, Nancy Helmintoller, Kimberly Kay, Bobby Spurgeon, Carol Neff, Janice Webb who were recognized in 2008 for their exceptional service and performance in the Blue Ridge Region division of BB&T Banks. More...

Achievement

Heidi Smith BANNER ELK, N.C. — Heidi Smith, a freshman at Lees-McRae College, has been named to the 2008 fall semester dean's list with a 3.912 grade-point average. She is studying wildlife biology. More...

Sponaugle — Neil

MCDOWELL — Laci Roth Sponaugle and Bryan Scott "Scottie" Neil were united in marriage on October 4, 2008 at McKendree United Methodist Church in McDowell. The wedding ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dave Boger. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• The Bath board of supervisors will submit several projects for funding by President-Elect Obama's proposed $13 billion economic stimulus plan. More...

Readers identified the Early Files photo as members of The Stewards Quartet

Several readers identified the Early Files picture from the Jan. 8, 2009 Recorder. The five young men dressed alike were members of The Stewards Quartet of Elkton, Virginia who often gave performances around our area in the mid 70s. More...

Engagement

Carter — Pritt

HOT SPRINGS — Jessica Kathryn Carter and Gregory Shane Pritt of Hot Springs, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Carter is the daughter of Barry and Kathy Carter of Pembroke, and the late Charlene Mahaffey Williams. More...

Financial Aid Workshop at Highland High School

MONTEREY — Juniors, seniors, and parents are urged to attend a financial aid workshop at Highland High School on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Photo

The Hound Dog Hunt Club of Mountain Grove killed a whopping 15 bucks during this hunting season. Pictured (l-r) are Carl Chestnut, Blake Woodzell, Brandon Woodzell, Layni Woodzell and Berlie Chestnut. More...

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The Stonewall Ruritan Club's 2009 officers were installed by Brent Obaugh, zone governor, during its December meeting. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Lady Rams hold off Craig

James River 55, Highland 34 BUCHANAN — The James River Knights held the Highland Rams scoreless in the second quarter while scoring 16 unanswered points and went on to defeat the Rams by 21 points last Wednesday evening. More...

Lady Chargers blast Rockets to begin Pioneer

Bath 56, Craig 39 WARM SPRINGS — The Charger backcourt duo of Aly Sharp and Angela Herscher combined for 35 points as the Bath County Chargers defeated the Craig County Rockets last Wednesday, Jan. 7. More...

Road rough for Rams entering district

Ridgeview Christian 62 Highland 35 STUARTS DRAFT — A well rounded team effort by the Ridgeview Crusaders handed the Highland Rams a hefty loss Monday evening. More...

Early Files

Bath Library moved into new quarters

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 17, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Photo

Tudie Waybright Mullenax of Blue Grass attended a Presbyterian church camp at Massanetta Springs in the summer of 1925- 26. This group picture was taken at that t ime . Tudie is pictured in the second row between two people wearing glasses. More...

25 years ago

January 12, 1984

• The Bath county School Board denied a field trip request at its Tuesday night meeting, failing to give the Bath County High School senior class permission to travel to Epcot Center in Florida. According to superintendent P.C. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Cans and worms

Bath County School Board made a decision this week that, while heartfelt, may open its members to some unforeseen problems. Matt O'Conner wanted to wrestle, even though the board had previously nixed the wrestling team this year for lack of money. More...

Pictorial

Shelley Thomas has much to be proud of. She is now one of only two Highland County teachers with National Board Certification, following librarian Julia Blanchard's same achievement last year. Securing National Board Certification is no easy feat. More...

History can be made without me, thank you

Party of One

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This column might be called "A Party of One or Two Million." That's the number now expected at the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama next Tuesday. More...

Nowlin is new Bath board chair

WARM SPRINGS — Cedar Creek District representative Percy Nowlin will serve as chairman of the Bath County Board of Supervisors for 2009. Nowlin was chosen to lead the board at its monthly meeting Tuesday. More...

Sheriff highlights work of department

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Sheriff's Department had a busy 2008, and Sheriff Larry Norfleet told the board of supervisors Tuesday he expects 2009 to be even busier. "With the economy the way it is, crime has no other way to go but up. More...

In Brief . . .

Monterey Town Council

• Monterey Town Council met Thursday, Jan. 8 at the Highland County Public Library. Attending were mayor Janice Warner, councilmen Don Dowdy, Sam Shell, Francis Fenn, Tony Stinnett and Ron Wimer, town attorney Melissa Dowd, More...

Bath board pins down wrestling decision

WARM SPRINGS — Matt O'Conner hasn't been on the mat yet, but he feels like he has already won his first match. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board

• School board member Jim Blagg was elected chairman at the first meeting of the year for the Highland County School Board Monday. His term of office begins Friday, Jan. More...

Board to borrow $375,000 for old Millboro school project

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to borrow $375,000 to remove asbestos and replace the roof at the old Millboro school. More...

MVP announce spring auditions

WARM SPRINGS - Bath's community theater, the Mountain Valley Players, announce auditions for their spring show, a musical review, which will be presented in mid-April. More...

Correction

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Vess — Wimer

MONTEREY — Christie Dawn Vess of Monterey and Dustin Wayne Wimer, of McDowell, were married by the Rev. Donald Rose at 4 p.m. on Aug. More...

Hull — Mason

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — In a double ring ceremony performed by Pastor Jay McCluskey, Cheyna Larie Hull and James Nickolas Mason were united in marriage on Nov. 8, 2008 at North Cleveland Baptist Church, Cleveland. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ Millboro Elementary School is taking orders for its 2008-09 yearbook. The cost is $10 and it will be in color again this year. More...

Vandevander showcases his natural talent as a woodworker

Woodworker of the Week

MONTEREY — Highland High School's Woodworker of the Week is senior Mike Vandevander, son of John Vandevander of McDowell. More...

Mayor, vice-mayor positions filled in Clifton Forge

CLIFTON FORGE — Clifton Forge Town Council members voted Don Carter as new mayor on a 4-1 vote this week. Carter then nominated councilwoman Nellie Friel to be vice mayor. More...

VDOT prepares for icy conditions in Shenandoah Valley

STAUNTON - This winter VDOT has expanded the use of the latest anti-icing techniques. More...

Obituaries

Boyd Sharp

HOT SPRINGS — Boyd Sharp, 85, of 2017 Jackson River Turnpike, Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at his residence. He was born June 1, 1923 in Minnehaha Springs, W.Va., the son of the late Holmes Stuart Sharp and Lora Kelley Sharp. More...

Mary Hornbarger Mustoe

HOT SPRINGS More...

Delbert G. Robertson

HOT SPRINGS More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Saturday, Jan. 17 ¦ The Monterey United Methodist Charge will gather for a planning retreat from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Monterey church. Bring a lunch item to share. Sunday, Jan. 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. Friday and Saturday, Jan. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County • Dec. 29 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver responded to a report of an activated burglar alarm on Redemption Road. • Dec. 30 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a report of debris in the roadway on U.S. 220. More...

Letters

Trible family appreciates emergency services

Editor, The Recorder, The evening of Dec. 28, we received the phone call every family dreads. Our son, Charles, had been in an auto accident. When we arrived at the scene, we found our son seriously injured. More...

Veterans felt truly supported during parade

Editor, The Recorder, The 2008 Christmas parade held in Hot Springs was a truly spectacular event. Veterans from all wars from World War II through present day were represented in the parade. More...

Springs nursing residents blessed with support

Editor, The Recorder, On behalf of The Springs Nursing Center, I would like to thank each and every person who helped make Christmas a very special time for all our residents. More...


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