June 25, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Falls burglary nets heavy, high-value load

BURNSVILLE - Everybody in Burnsville knew Harry Falls. He was born in a logging camp just outside of town one cold day in February, 1930; he married a local girl, Talma Harouff. More...

Bath grand jury issues nine indictments

WARM SPRINGS - Dr. Margaret Blount of Hot Springs was indicted on three further felony charges by a Bath County Grand Jury June 15. More...

In Brief . .

Highland County School Board

• The Highland County School Board held its fiscal year 2008- 09 closeout meeting June 22. • The board recognized two school retirees with an "apple" trophy — Mary June Crisco served 20 years and More...

Barker advances to Eagle Scout

MONTEREY — Zack Barker, 18, son of John and Cindy Barker of Little Valley, received his Eagle Scout award Sunday, June 7 at a court of honor held at Monterey Presbyterian Church. More...

Preservation group creates by-laws

MILLBORO - The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association approved by-laws at its meeting held last Thursday, June 18. More...

'Stonewall Country' returns to Lime Kiln

See A Show

LEXINGTON - There's fantastic news for theater-goers and history lovers, indeed anyone with a thirst for culture and a memorable time: "Stonewall Country" is back at Lime Kiln for a limited engagement. More...

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Dr. Kim Bird of Highland Medical Center says June is Men's Health Month. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Millboro Happenings

• The Saturday evening showcase of entertainment returns at Douthat State Park on June 27, at 7 p.m., with storytellers Bucky and Norma Reynolds, at the beachfront amphitheater. The event is free. More...

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The attached photo is of Monterey Lions Club President Bill Ellenburg giving Highland County Volunteer Fire Dept. More...

Deeds, McDonnell to debate at The Homestead

RICHMOND — The Virginia Bar Association, a voluntary organization of lawyers and judges, has announced that Virginia gubernatorial candidates Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell have accepted invitations to debate at the VBA's 119th annual summer More...

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It started as a gift basket featuring "Everything Highland" to be raffled off at the Hands and Harvest festival in the fall. But the Highland County Public Library board found there was a lot more to Highland than they thought. More...

Fair association announces changes

MONTERERY — "Gardens, Lambs, Quilts, and Jams" is the theme to the 58th Annual Highland County Fair set for this September. Not only is the theme new, but many changes have been planned. More...

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Bath Sheriff Larry Norfleet presented Deputy Angella S. Wolfe with a plaque Tuesday in appreciation of her ten years of service to the Bath County Sheriff's Office. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath students hosts 'Food Challenge'

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School eighth-grade exploratory classes of Adaline Hodge (culinary arts), Michelle Timbrook (agriculture), and Donna Waldrup (business), cooked-off to a mighty contest recently. More...

Achievements

30 Joshua Williams COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools Thursday, June 25 3 p.m. — School Administration Building • Reports — Attendance, cafeteria, maintenance, transportation. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Thursday, June 25 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist Women's Group meets at the home of president Judy Marks at 6:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH ¦ Friends of Library board meeting second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Warm Springs Public Library. ¦ Saturdays through Oct. 24, Bath County Farmers' Market, 8 a.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County • June 17 — Matthew Eye was charged with assault and battery. • June 17 — Heather Mc- Cutchan was charged with petit larceny and being an accessory to breaking and entering. More...

Early Files

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Robert Alfred of Newport News found his great-great- grandmother's birth certificate, dated June 27, 1799, in a house in Lewis County, W.Va. The certificate reads: "Family Christian Stone and Anna Marie born Schmitti. More...

Miniature wood workings, carving in bottles are carpenter's hobby

The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 20, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

June 28, 1984

• The Highland County Library Association officers and board of directors have announced plans to construct a new facility to house the thousand of volumes now squeezed into rented space on Main Street. More...

It's a dog's life, and that includes getting mail

MOUNTAIN GROVE — When Junior isn't chasing rabbits and squirrels and killing the occasional snake, he "paws-es" and takes a look at his mail. More...

Planners reaffirm county position on wilderness

WARM SPRINGS — Sending the same message to the U.S. More...

Transportation plan for area offers little change next 20 years

MONTEREY — The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission is in its second year of a four - year process to develop a rural transportation plan, said CSPDC transportation manager Jennifer Hibbert. More...

Back Creek boy heads to United States Naval Academy

MONTEREY — Matthew Evan "Doc" Daugherty, 18, graduated from Fork Union Military Academy (near Charlottesville) May 23 with a Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. More...

Bath reassessment to begin soon for 2010

WARM SPRINGS — Bath officials have spoken many times in recent months about the need to "get it right" when it comes to the property reassessment that must be on the books by 2011. It's up to Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group Ltd. More...

'Remarkable Trees' can take your breath away

HOT SPRINGS - Trees. We all see them, lots of them, every day. More...

'Princess and Pea' pleases the crowd

ASHWOOD - A perfectly pleasant production of "The Princess and the Pea" played to a packed audience of parents, relatives and friends last Saturday at Valley Elementary. The Missoula Children's Theater play featured 38 children. More...

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Maya Whitelaw admires the vegetables at her aunt Brittany Whitelaw's table at the Highland County Farmers market. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Summer reading program already under way at HCPL

MONTEREY — The "@ Your Library" summer reading program is already under way at the Highland County Public Library. Within three days of the start of the program, nearly 60 children were already signed up to read for prizes. More...

YMCA Summer Camp open, with help from churches

MILLBORO — The Alleghany Highlands YMCA is excited to announce the continuance of the Bath County Summer Day Camp program. The Bath County programs will be open thanks to the generous help of local churches. More...

Births

Chloe Elizabeth Forbes

MILLBORO — Nathan Forbes and Melissa "Millie" Thomas of Millboro announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Chloe Elizabeth Forbes, born on April 13, 2009 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. More...

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Twenty-seven seniors from Bath and Highland counties took a three-day trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., the Billy Graham Retreat Center, Cherokee Village, and Pigeon Forge by way of the Blue Ridge Parkway. More...

Obituaries

Sandra Kay Hinkle

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Sandra Kay Hinkle, 50, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at her residence on Snowy Mountain Road. Mrs. More...

Mary Frances Jolly Webb

CARY, N.C. — Mary Frances Jolly Webb died June 11 at Glenaire Retirement Community, Cary. She was born April 2, 1917 in Millboro, Va., the oldest of 13 children of Harry Houston Jolly and Edith Bratton Jolly. More...

Walter Lee 'Tom' Beverage

MONTEREY — Walter Lee "Tom" Beverage, 79, of Monterey, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at The Springs Nursing Center. He was born Feb. 17, 1930 in Highland County, a son of the late Olin S. and Mattie May Ryder Beverage. Mr. More...

Sports

Moomaw Madness growing and growing

LAKE MOOMAW — Each year the Bath County Triathlon has increased in popularity and participation. More...

HCRC busy as Mountain Mama nears

MONTEREY— The Highland County Recreation Commission took a moment of its three-hour meeting Monday to recognize recreation director Le Le Mullins for a successful opening day at the pool. More...

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Members of the Highland T-Ball Yellow Team for 2009 are (l-r) front: Marshall Cornelius, Jaden Cox, Dakota Richie, Autumn Simmons, Anna Armstrong, Draven Duncan, Harold Skelton and J.T. More...

Letters

Notify congress: firearm ban another danger from AG

Editor, The Recorder, Does anyone remember Jim Carey, the movie "Liar, Liar?" Does anyone remember the campaign of our antichrist in Washington? More...

Drugs have victims, no matter your upbringing

Editor, The Recorder, After reading "Another kind of drug problem" sent in from your reader Jeff Farmer in your June 11, 2009 issue, I feel compelled to write and share a piece of my story with the readers. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Year after year, the faces change, but a strong local contingent continues to participate in the Bath County Triathlon that is "Moomaw Madness." Some of the 20- some locals gathered after finishing the race for a group shot before awards were hande More...

This is how the process should work

Discussions on tough issues can be held in a civilized manner. One needs look no further than the June 15 meeting of the Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals for evidence. More...

Aren't vacations supposed to be reducing the stress?

Say What?

By the time many of you read this, I will be either on the way to or sitting in PNC Park in Pittsburgh to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Kansas City Royals. More...


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