May 14, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Justice Family Group announces Greenbrier purchase

Marriott still says it has agreement to buy resort

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. More...

AWANA program concludes in Millboro Springs

MILLBORO SPRINGS - Pastor John Green wasn't sure what kind of enrollment to expect last fall when he announced the AWANA program would be offered at Calvary Baptist Church for youngsters from age 3 through grade six. More...

Bath County Relay For Life plans team meeting for May 21

BATH COUNTY - With many people touched by cancer, efforts continue to sign up teams for the annual Relay For Life fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society this summer. More...

In Brief . .

• Bath supervisors decided Tuesday to advertise a 1981 Corvette for sale as surplus. Bids will be sought or the former DARE car owned by the Bath County Sheriff's Office will be offered for bid, More...

Free Concert from US Air Force Jazz Band

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Carnegie Hall will present a free concert on Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. with the U.S. Air Force Night Flight Jazz Ensemble. The Night Flight Jazz Ensemble is one of 13 active duty Air Force jazz bands in existence. More...

BCSEA committee to meet

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Special Education Advisory Committee invites families associated with special education to an informal gathering on May 21, 6-8 p.m., at the home of Lea and Claudia Campbell. More...

Webb calls for money to tackle widespread bat deaths in Va.

RICHMOND — Sen. More...

VDOF awards $163,000 in grants to volunteer fire departments

RICHMOND — Through its Volunteer Fire Assistance program, the Virginia Department of Forestry has awarded more than $163,000 in grants to 108 volunteer fire departments across the commonwealth, including seven in Bath and Highland. More...

All aboard for a ride through history

See A Show

WARM SPRINGS — There are many in Bath County who can still remember boarding the train in Hot Springs and hopping down to Covington for shopping. The Hot Springs branch of the C&O railroad ran for 24.352 miles, along what today is Route 687. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ A benefit hymn sing will be held this Sunday, May 17, beginning at 7 p.m., at Rehobeth Community Church on Pig Run Road in Millboro Springs. The Gospel-Heirs will perform with Jerry Liptrap and family friends. More...

DCCU selects Food Bank as 2009 Corporate Charity for 2nd year

VERONA — DuPont Community Credit Union recently selected the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network as its 2009 Corporate Charity for the second year. More...

Birth

Hunter Byrd Baldwin

WARM SPRINGS — Ricky and Lorie Baldwin of Warm Springs announce the birth of their son, Hunter Byrd Baldwin, born July 16, 2008 at 1:40 p.m. at Augusta Medical Center, in Fishersville. More...

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Ellen Levine, center, author of numerous non-fiction and historical fiction books, including "Henry's Freedom Box," meets with Millboro Elementary School second graders Christopher Clark, Tyler Bryant, Jessica Webb and Megan Nicely following her pres More...

Survey results reveal sustaining optimism

RICHMOND—Young farmers and ranchers across the nation remain optimistic about the future of their industry, despite numerous challenges, according to a recent survey. More...

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The annual Mother's Day flower sale, sponsored by the Mission Action Circle of Healing Springs Baptist Church, was a success again this year. More...

Court Cases

Bath County

HOT SPRINGS — The following decisions were handed down in Bath County General District Court on April 1. More...

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First National Bank held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 23, for its new full-service facility in Lewisburg, W.Va. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievement

Whitney Anne Farmer

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Whitney Anne Farmer will graduate May 17, magna cum laude, with a bachelor of arts in English and history from the University of Virginia. More...

Candice Ryder

MILLBORO — Candice Ryder of Millboro has earned a $1,000 college scholarship awarded by the Educational Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. More...

Cadet Sergeant Jessica Young

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Thursday, May 21 ¦ Christ Anglican Church at Union Chapel, located on U.S. 220 between Hot Springs and Covington, Holy Communion celebrting the Feast of Ascention at noon. Everyone welcome. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH ¦ Friends of Library board meeting second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Warm Springs Public Library. Saturday, May 16 ¦ Angel Food Distribution at Hot Springs Presbyterian Church. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County • May 5 — Responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash, Highland Turnpike. • May 5 — Assisted motorist, Jackson River Road. More...

Letters

Library operating successfully, does not need changes

Editor, The Recorder The inscription above the door of our hometown library in New York read, "Amsterdam Free Library." Many years later, with the inception of the Goshen Free Public Library in the mid 1980s, we became vested patrons. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Hat's off to businesses

When you do business in this area, plunk down your hard-earned money for things and services you need, you nearly always get a "thank you" from the person behind the counter. How often do you thank them, too? More...

Pictorial

Now what? As reported last week, the Virginia Department of Transportation has chosen to replace Highland County's sole traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 250 and U.S. 220. More...

1 principal to run VES, MES in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — One principal will serve Bath County's two elementary schools next year, and Bath County High School will have two fewer teaching positions. More...

Existing businesses still priority for county EDA

MONTEREY — There's a waiting game, and a sluggish economy, but officials in Highland are optimistic about bringing more jobs to the county. More...

Monterey proposes $2.6 million budget

MONTEREY —The town of Monterey will have one of its largest ever proposed budgets come to public hearing next month. Last Thursday, the Monterey Town Council proposed a $2,663,785 budget over last year's budget of $300,000. More...

Weather report

April precipitation was 1.3" above normal, which made up for most of the deficit from February and March. Temperatures for the month averaged very slightly above normal. John R. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted its Sixth Annual Employee Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, April 22 at Country Café in Hot Springs. Approximately 30 people were in attendance. More...

Correction

Last week's issue incorrectly reported the passing rate for the eighth-grade standard of learning test at Highland High School. The grade passed with a 95 percent rate. More...

Camp Accovac to host family camp weekend

MILLBORO — Camp Accovac will host a Family Camp Weekend May 15, 16, and 17. The theme for the weekend will be "Choosing God's Way." Guest speaker will be the Rev. Bill Millinor of Taylorsville, N.C. More...

Volunteers will help at the 11th Annual Lake Run Cruise-In and Car Show

DOUTHAT — Volunteers are working on those last minute details for the 11TH Annual Lake Run Cruise-In and Car Show at Douthat State Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17. More...

VCE launches well-owner education program

BLACKSBURG — Virginians who get their drinking water from privately owned systems such as wells, springs, or cisterns can get help evaluating their water's quality and learn more about maintaining their water systems from Virginia Cooperative More...

VDOT launches interactive road construction map on web VDOT

RICHMOND - Virginia Department of Transportation has launched a new interactive Web map to provide information about long-term construction projects that may affect travelers on Virginia's interstates and primary highways. More...

Building permits

Bath County

WARM SPRINGS — The following building permits were issued by the Bath County Department of Building and Zoning in the month of April: Warm Springs District: Vincent Kinney, new home/cabin. More...

Who in the world is this guy, anyway?

Say What?

Tuesday will mark exactly one year since I arrived in Bath County to take up a new job at The Recorder. It's hard for me to believe a year has already passed. More...

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These colorful visitors, the indigo bunting (right) and the rose breasted grosbeak, were spotted at the bird feeder at Linda and David Johnson's home in Monterey last week. More...

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Ricky Baldwin killed this gobbler weighing 19 pounds with a 9-inch beard while hunting on Mill Run Farm in Warm Springs. (Photo courtesy Lorie Baldwin) More...

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Master gardener Mary Ellen Williams was guest speaker at the Bath Senior Center on May 4. She spoke to members on landscaping. (Photo courtesy Jeanne Apgar) More...

Cemeteries need care, maintenance

FORT SEYBERT, W.Va. More...

Workshop planned to restore woodlands

BLACKSBURG —Virginia's Appalachian forests have been harvested numerous times, yet many of the harvests are not carried out sustainably, particularly on privately held lands. More...

License plate fees to go to farm workshops

RICHMOND — The Office of Farmland Preservation of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced the initial allocation of money generated by the sale of Virginia agriculture license plates. More...

Charolette's Garden carries on family tradition

MILLBORO SPRINGS - It's a homecoming of sorts for Charolette Lotts, at her newly opened business, Charolette's Garden, which she operates with her husband, Robert. More...

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Jeff Black of Millboro, right, has received his fourth consecutive Executive Club sales award from RE/MAX International for 2008. More...

Building Permits

Highland County

MONTEREY — The following building permits were issued by the Highland County Department of Building and Zoning in the month of January: Blue Grass District: Vincent Kinney, new home/cabin. More...

Obituaries

William M. 'Bill' Niswander

MONTEREY — William M. "Bill" Niswander, 87, of Monterey, died Sunday, May 10, 2009 at his home. He was born March 14, 1922 on a farm near Herndon, a son of Paul C. and Helen Viola Smith Niswander. More...

Shirley An Woodzell Stinnett

FIGSBORO — Shirley Ann Woodzell Stinnett, 70, of 75 Hilltop View Lane, died Friday, May 8, 2009 at her home in Figsboro. Born on Nov. More...

Sports

Chargers win regular season, eye tourney

Bath 4, Craig 0 NEW CASTLE — Bath Charger Jailyn Ford threw a seven inning one-hitter and the Bath County Chargers remained perfect in the Pioneer by defeating the second-place Craig County Rockets Thursday night. More...

Chargers explode on Mounties

WARM SPRINGS— Charger Angela Herscher scored six goals for a double hat trick as the Bath County pummeled the Alleghany lady Mounties, 11-3, Monday afternoon. More...

Chargers win 3 in row, still in hunt

Bath 6, Craig 2 NEW CASTLE— Charger Eric Woodzell earned a win on the mound and went 2-3 with 2 RBIs at the plate to help the Bath County Chargers take a road win at Craig County Thursday night. More...

Early Files

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Michael and Cynthia Strand and their daughter Ainsley sit on the steps of their new home, the Highland Inn. The Strands fulfilled an eight-year dream of owning a rural inn by recently purchasing the historic establishment from John and Joanne Crow. More...

IDA, WWES Radio failed to reach agreement

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the March 3, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

25 years ago

May 17, 1984

• In a ceremony at Randolph-Macon College on Sunday, May 13 honoring Virginia students with the highest SAT mathematics and verbal scores, Gabriel McCall was awarded honors in both areas. Mcall is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...



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