September 10, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

South River holds meeting with Mountain Crest

HOT SPRINGS — Tuesday, Sept. 1 was a sunny, pleasant day, and officials of South River Development and the Bath County Retirement Home Commission hope it turned out to be a productive one, too. More...

Tourism work moving forward

WARM SPRINGS — With agreements in place between Bath County and the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development, the process of developing a tourism plan for the county is set to begin. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, the Bath board of supervisors approved a change in a county ordinance allowing courts to collect an additional $2 law library fee on civil cases and warrants in debt. The total fee will now be $4. More...

Options presented for Mountain Grove bridge

WARM SPRINGS — Now that it's known what options are available for the bridge on Gatewood Drive in Mountain Grove, the question becomes, what exactly will be done, and where the money will come from to do it? More...

EDA conducts technology survey

MONTEREY — The Economic Development Authority of Highland County will mail a survey Friday to Highland County residents asking for feedback on the importance of affordable high-speed broadband Internet access in the county, said EDA chair Bet More...

Bath honors 375th anniversary

WARM SPRINGS — Sheriff Larry Norfleet announces the authorization and dedication of a badge commemorating the 375th Anniversary of the Office of the Sheriff of Bath County. The first American sheriff was a Virginia sheriff. More...

Highland Girl Scouts 'camp like a girl'

MONTEREY — On Aug. More...

Route 629 bridge replacement in Bath

STAUNTON ­— Route 629 (Deerfield Road) in Bath County will be closed for replacement work. This location is from 1.5 miles west of Route 678 (Indian Draft) and 3.2 miles east of Route 626 (Buxton Lane). More...

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Corrine, Jason, and Soren Henderson of Tacoma, Wash. were winners of a Virginia Grown bag and goods as the door prize at Healthy Lifestyles Day at The Highland Farmers' Market. More...

Weddings

Rector — Andrews

MILLBORO — Cynthia Leigh Rector and James Michael Andrews were joined in marriage on July 25, 2009 in an outdoor ceremony at the River Cabin in Millboro. Pastor David Williams performed the ceremony. More...

Electric motorcycle shows off, again

Blue Grass bike sets unofficial world-record on drag strip

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The kitchen-built electric Norton motorcycle from Blue Grass continued to surprise its builder, Brian Richardson, when it set an unofficial class world record time for the standing start quarter mile on Sunday, Aug. More...

Volunteers needed to help harvest crops to feed the hungry in Virginia

WOODSTOCK — Autumn is harvest time at the Shenandoah Volunteer Farm in Woodstock. A cornucopia of produce is ready to feed hungry people in Virginia; but without volunteers to help with the harvest, this valuable resource could be wasted. More...

RACS Receives $125,000 in Drug-Free Communities continuation funding

LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Area Community Services has received an additional $125,000 of Drug-Free Communities funding from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to sustain the Rockbridge Area Prevention Coalition, a program of More...

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Helen Rexrode, a resident of Mountain Crest retirement complex, is asking for help in identifying this flower. More...

Birth

Jake Adams Franklin

ROANOKE — Ivan and Chelsea Franklin of Roanoke announce the birth of their first child, a son, Jake Adams, on Aug. 22, 2009 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Jake weighed eight pounds and 12 ounces, and was 22 inches long. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School excellence touted

MONTEREY — After asking the school board's permission to grant a junior's request for work release, Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore touted the school's educational value. More...

School board reviews workrelease policy

MONTEREY — Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore told the Highland County School Board he wanted school policy changed to allow him to excuse a junior for work release. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board

• On Monday, Sept. 7, the Highland County School Board approved the 2009-10 field trip requests that have a destination and a date, as well as the October Chesapeake Bay trip that was inadvertently left off the list. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Saturday, Sept. 12 ¦ Beulah Presbyterian Church, Mill Gap, Ingathering Day. Gospel singing by "The New Directions" at 10:30 a.m.; free will offering lunch at 11:30 a.m.; auction at 1:30 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

Bath County • Sept. 2 — Major Richard D. Chestnut and Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. assisted a citizen with keys locked in a vehicle in West Warm Springs. • Sept 3 — Chestnut, Sergeant James W. More...

Early Files

From Our Early Files

This early 1900s photo by Archie Suddarth shows his brother, Dr. Floyd Suddarth, in the buggy, with Don Sullenberger Sr. standing on the porch of the house in Monterey that housed the Suddarth studio. More...

Phone cooperative employees end strike; settlement 'amicable'

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the July 28, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher and Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

September 13, 1984

• In a 2-1 vote on Monday, the Highland County School Board appointed Elizabeth H. "Bobbie" Swecker to fill the vacant principal's position at Highland High School. Mrs. More...

Chargers stuff Bison 22-21

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'Best of the Fair' wanted

The Highland County Arts Council is sponsoring an exhibit of the "Best of the Fair" of Best in Show & runner up winners in the recent Highland County Fair in all age divisions in arts and photography. More...

No deputy for Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The state's continuing budget problems came home to roost for the Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. Citing an uncertain outlook for state funding, the board denied requests by Sheriff R.L. More...

Correction

In last week's article, "Strip mall decision in officials' hands," supervisor Jerry Rexrode said, "The planning commission wants to take control of everything that is built here," not supervisor Robin Sullenberger, as reported in the story and the More...

Bath court shows compassion to underage partygoers

By Mar go Oxendine • Staff Writer WARM SPRINGS - Seven young adults from prominent families appeared in Bath General District Court Wednesday morning, to answer charges of underage drinking. More...

Millboro Happenings

• The local Ruritan Club reminds residents that today (Sept. 10) is the deadline for the birthday calendar orders. All information should be sent to secretary/treasurer Judy Waters. More...

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Desaray Utley shows determination and strength as she encourages her horse to do its best on the speed barrel race. She made it down the arena and back in under 10 seconds at the Highland County fairgrounds last weekend. More...

'Cry Out America' gathering set for Sept. 11

MONTEREY — On Sept. 11, 2001, America had the greatest "wake up call" of this generation. The United States of America was changed forever. However, that did not stop hundreds of thousands of Americans from banding together in prayer. More...

Highland County Fair First Place Winners

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Opera House features cowboy on stage

MARLINTON — September finds two audience favorites returning to the Opera House. The centennial celebration season continues with cowboy Skip Gorman on Sept. 18 and Gandydancer on Sept. 26. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Reunion

Rexrode family

STAUNTON — The descendants of the late Cameron, Charles and Fleet Rexrode held their annual reunion, Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Golf Course Pavilion in Gypsy Hill Park. Mary Frances Rexrode greeted those in attendance and made announcements. More...

Botkin — Kirk

HOT SPRINGS — Kimberly Dawn Botkin and Justin Tavis Kirk were married on Aug. 8, 2009 at The Homestead in Hot Springs. The wedding ceremony was officiated by George Taylor of Staunton. More...

Old hardware, glass are key components in archaeology

MONTEREY — Whether you are interested in digging up history or restoring an old structure, two key elements are normally present — hardware and glass. More...

Virginia moves toward restoring elk population

MISSOULA, Mont. — Kentucky's elk herd runneth over, and Virginia has decided to welcome the overflow and build a sustainable, huntable population of its own. More...

Shamrock & Stephenson Realty receives sales award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — United Country Real Estate, headquartered in Kansas City, has announced that United Country- Shamrock & Stephenson Realty in Monterey, Va., finished the second quarter of the year with strong numbers. More...

Weather report

This was the coolest July on record, 2.6 degrees below the lowest average temperature previously recorded. The high for the month of 81 is also the lowest on record and it was in the 80s on only two days this month. More...

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Jacob Hevener of Hightown finally got to use the Christmas present his grandchildren, Allison, Daniel and Joel, gave him this past year. On Saturday, Aug. More...

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CS Richard Gardner returned to Norfolk base on Aug. 14. He joined the USS Mitscher in Singapore, where he was met at the airport by his brother, Robert. He has been almost around the world on this tour. More...

Obituaries

Cynthia Jane Warner

CHERRY GROVE, W.Va. — Cynthia Jane Warner, 81, of Cherry Grove, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Warner was born in Circleville, on Nov. 23, 1927, the daughter of the late Pinkney Jones and Cora Ann Cook Nelson. More...

Sarah H. 'Sally' Heinz Waddell

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Sarah H. "Sally" Heinz Waddell, of Hot Springs, Va. and Delray Beach, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully Sept. 7, 2009, under the care of hospice after a year-long battle with cancer. More...

Sports

Chargers run roughshod over Cougars

BAKER, W.Va. — The Bath County Chargers owned the running game last Friday rushing for 427 yards while holding the East Hardy Cougars to 42 in a lopsided, 59-6, victory. Bath averaged 10 yards per carry more than the Cougars (11.5 vs. More...

Pigskin report

DALLAS, Texas —It's official. John Phillips has made Bath County sports history. When the Dallas Cowboys set their final 53-man roster on Saturday, the former Charger's name was there as one of three tight ends. More...

Chargers tuning up for district play

Bath @ Buffalo Gap SWOOPE ­— Charger Hillary Jessee smashed 19 kills and the Bath County Chargers defeated the Buffalo Gap Bison in straight sets, 25-15, 25-8, 25-16 last Thursday in non-district action. More...

Letters

Recorder strays from local news, reader says

Editor, The Recorder, For several years, I feel I've been reading a Recorder which has changed. I used to read the paper and find out about farming news, human interest, or other community stories. More...

Teach sons, daughters family values to hold

Editor, The Recorder, I felt I had to reply to Helen McCune's letter from Aug. 27 before I threw it on the floor for my new puppy to use for potty training practice. More...

State will not protect Highland from wind

Editor, The Recorder, In reading The Recorder dated Sept. 3, Highland New Wind Development keeps continuing with their construction while so many numerous legal challenges linger against them. It is my belief that (HNWD owner Henry T. More...

Opinions & Commentary

We'll leave the light on

For those of you considering a move to Highland County or our adjoining counties, we say, c'mon. This a great place to live. More...

Pictorial

Best of the best? Highland County Public Schools have been criticized for many things over the years, but at the moment, the positive attributes of the state's smallest division far outweigh its weaknesses. More...

Welcome to the Pesto Palace

The Nascent Chef

The older I get, it seems the fewer things I can eat. Tomatoes are out, as are onions; always hated peppers, so now I have an excuse. Lately, I've learned that my favorite sneaky treat, Strawberry Twizzlers, also give me heartburn. More...


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