May 21, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Saturday storm keeps Bath 911 center busy

WARM SPRINGS — A powerful thunderstorm brought torrential rain to Bath County for a while Saturday night, and also produced a torrent of calls to the county's emergency communications center. More...

Electric motorcycle rides to Richmond

BLUE GRASS — A few weeks ago, an article in The Recorder reported on a newly built, electric powered motorcycle called the Norton Electra. More...

VDOT explains need for new stoplight pole

MONTEREY — Highland residents wondering about what's going on with the county's one traffic light need wonder no longer. Virginia Department of Transportation officials explained this week why the blinking light at the intersection of U.S. More...

Photos

A truck driven by Jack Woodzell came to rest in the ditch on the southbound side of U.S. 220 after losing control about 2:30 p.m. last Thursday, May 14. More...

Virginia's Hurricane Tax Holiday is May 25-31

RICHMOND — June 1 marks the start of hurricane season, and Virginians should take steps now to prepare their families and businesses. More...

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The Greenbrier Ghost cast members (l-r) Alana Preston, John Holt, and Vivian Gibson are direct descendants of key characters in the play, which begins at Greenbrier Valley Theatre Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m. More...

HOME comes to Highland High

MONTEREY — Speakers Beth Pyles, pastor of McDowell Presbyterian Church, and Anne Adams, publisher of The Recorder, were sent by Highland Occupational Mentoring Experience to speak to Lee Beasley's junior and senior English classes at Highland More...

Douthat State Park cruise-in, car show has successful 11th year

DOUTHAT — Eighty-seven cars were lined up at Douthat State Park on Sunday, May 17 for the 11th annual Lake Run Cruise-In and Car Show. A group of volunteers worked along side Douthat State Park employees to make the weekend successful. More...

Highland museum gets grant for signs

NEW MARKET — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has announced it awarded $46,490 to partner organizations through the eight-county battlefields historic district, including to the Highland Historical Society in McDowell. More...

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On May 6, the Stonewall Ruritan Club held its spring spouse and guest night, at which Maple Festival workers were thanked for their help in preparing and serving the club's pancake meals. More...

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Safehome Systems, Inc. sponsored a "Lunch & Learn" at Cucci's Restaurant in Covington during April to recognize Child Abuse Awareness Month. Fifty-one people attended the event. Dr. More...

Land Transfers

Highland County

January 2009 Stonewall District: Arleta J. Moyers etal. to Edward M. Moyers of Doe Hill, 0.138 acres, $500; Arlet J. Moyers, executrix to John L. Moyers etal., of Doe Hill, 10 parcels; Howard D. More...

Extension helps aging farmers transition the family business

BLACKSBURG — With the U.S. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievement

Angela Vess

STAUNTON— Angela Diane Vess of Warm Springs, daughter of Rodney Vess and Jennifer Vess, was recently named to Omicron Delta Kappa at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton. More...

Achievements

Walter Witschey

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Walter R.T. Witschey II of Philadelphia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's biomedical graduate studies program Monday with his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biophysics. More...

Deidre Alison Hiner

STAUNTON ­— Deidre Alison Hiner of Monterey, daughter of Jeff and Betty Hiner, was recently named to Omicron Delta Kappa at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton. 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

¦ Friends of Library board meeting second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Warm Springs Public Library. More...

Early Files

Photo

Growing house plants and gardening were two of Ophelia Gum's loves. Her skill at these are clear from the number of thriving plants in her home, as picture in this April 30, 1981 Recorder photo. More...

Commuter to connect Ingalls, Washington

Editorís note: The following article was gleaned from the April 2, 1981 edition of the Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

May 24, 1984

• Bobbie Carpenter, Loren Chaplin, Melvin Shifflett, Stacey Sexton, Junior Rexrode, Carrie Wolfe and Hallie Nicholson, Bath County High School Mertz Vocational Center Future Farmers of America team, won first place in the recent Allegheny Fed More...

Opinions & Commentary

Scout it out

it out Even for a group as resourceful as Boy Scouts of America, creating a "home" for a gathering of some 48,000 people in the middle of the Allegheny Highlands is proving to be a tough chore. More...

Pictorial

For those who have not been living in Monterey for the last several decades, it would be hard to explain just how much our town council has gone through to get to this point. More...

Railroad festival big hit

W A R M SPRINGS - Folks streamed into the Festival of the Train Sunday afternoon. Kids in tow, they wore striped vests, and railroad caps, and neckerchiefs. There was plenty of food, and plenty of fun. More...

New owner reaches agreements with Marriott, union officials

Greenbrier bankruptcy dismissed

RICHMOND — Only 12 days after purchasing The Greenbrier, West Virginia coal and agriculture businessman Jim Justice has reached his first goal. Tuesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Huennekens, in a one-hour hearing in U.S. More...

Correction

• In the May 14 edition of The Recorder, a photo caption from the Bath County Chamber of Commerce Employee Appreciation Breakfast misidentified those pictured. More...

Scouts weigh camp options

LEXINGTON — The Boy Scouts' National Jamboree won't be coming to Goshen in 2013. "We've already given up on 2013," Isaac Manning told about 170 people at Rockbridge County High School last week. More...

Meals tax back on the menu

WARM SPRINGS - The meals tax nixed by voters last November will be back on the ballot this year. More...

Millboro circus draws large crowds

MILLBORO - Who would have thought our little town could attract a nationally touring circus? More...

Moomaw Madness' less than a month away

LAKE MOOMAW — Athletes, sponsors and volunteers are gearing up for one of the biggest events of the summer season in Bath County, the sixth Bath County Triathlon, otherwise known as "Moomaw Madness." Sharon Justice, a member of the planning More...

Scenic Virginia seeks digital beauty for photo competition

RICHMOND — Scenic Virginia is sponsoring its second annual Viewshed Photo Competition. "The best way to appreciate our commonwealth's natural beauty is to see it," says president Jane Henley. More...

Woodworkers Guild to host wood finishing workshop

MONTEREY — The Allegheny Highlands Woodworkers Guild will offer a workshop for individuals interested in wood finishing and refinishing on May 30, at The Highlands Center in Monterey. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Our students on Bath County High School Destination Imagination team are competing right now, through May 23, with teams from across the country and overseas in the global event in Knoxville, Tenn. More...

About the Bath County Triathlon

• For more information, contact the Bath County Chamber of Commerce at 839-5409, the U.S. Dept. of Forestry Warm Springs Ranger District at 839-2521 or Sharon Justice at 839-2023. More...

Alleghany Motors unaffected by dealership cuts

COVINGTON — Alleghany Motors will not be affected by the elimination of many dealerships announced by America's major automobile manufacturers. More...

DAR chapters receive awards at Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Sarah Wolters, Regent of Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter, NSDAR, reported on the many awards earned by the chapter and presented at the 113th state conference held in March at Portsmouth. More...

'Friends of Creigh Deeds' host ice cream social

MONTEREY — "We need a governor who knows where Highland County is!" was the rallying cry at Saturday's ice cream social held in Monterey to support Sen. Creigh Deeds in his bid to be nominated as candidate of the Democratic party. More...

Wedding

Nesselrodt —Wilfong

NOKESVILLE — It was a cold, crisp, but beautiful day when William Edward Wilfong and Hillary Anne Nesselrodt were united in marriage. At 2 p.m. in the afternoon of Saturday Jan. More...

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Carrie Tidd of Hot Springs received her pin during the annual Capping and Pinning Ceremony on May 14 and her associate of applied science in nursing degree from Dabney S.Lancaster Community College during commencement exercises on May 15. More...

Obituaries

Doreen Beasley Saunders

HOT SPRINGS — Doreen Beasley Saunders, 82, of 612 Ashwood Drive, Hot Springs, died Monday, May 18, 2009 at her residence. She was born Nov. More...

Bessie Jarrett Byrd

WARM SPRINGS — Bessie Jarrett Byrd, 102, of Warm Springs, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs, She was born Oct. More...

Elzie H. Grogg

CHURCHVILLE — Elzie H. Grogg, 85, of Churchville, died Monday, May 18, 2009 at Envoy of Staunton. He was born Nov. 22, 1923 at Blue Grass, a son of Robert Lee and Ethel Jane Puffenbarger Grogg. Mr. Grogg was a member of St. More...

Sports

Chargers riding 12- game winning streak

WARM SPRINGS — Bath freshman sensation hurler Jailyn Ford threw her third no-hitter on the year as the Bath County Chargers finished a stellar regular season in the Pioneer district, undefeated, by beating the Covington Cougars Saturday, 2-0. More...

Chargers earn playoff for district title

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers earned a playoff with James River for the Pioneer title with a 7-3 victory over the Knights last Wednesday night, May 13. More...

Bath doubles team beats Blues

The Bath County girls' tennis No. More...

Letters

The Attic celebrates 10 years of giving to animal care

Editor, The Recorder As the Attic, Highland SPCA's benefit shop celebrates its 10th anniversary, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful volunteers. Without their dedication it would not have been so successful. More...

Everyone should join the National Rifle Association

Editor, The Recorder, Join the National Rifle Association. Our second amendment is relentlessly being attacked by Obama, his attorney general, holder, and the rest of the administration which has a stranglehold on our country. More...

Melissa Dowd had compassion for man she prosecuted

Editor, The Recorder, I'm sure that every citizen of Highland County is angered and saddened at the death of a young man who should be looking forward eagerly to the rest of his life. More...


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