September 24, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

One of longest sentences handed down in Highland

MONTEREY — Judge Franklin sentenced William Steven "Billy" Stuart of Head Waters to 10 years in prison for each of two counts of breaking and entering and three counts of grand larceny for incidents occurring March 15 and June 17, 2008 to run More...

Bath grand jury indicts four

WARM SPRINGS - A grand jury convened in Bath Monday morning, and returned indictments against four people, one from Bath and three from Alleghany County. Curtis Keyser, 24, of Millboro was indicted for breaking and entering and grand larceny. More...

Canada more than big city fun

ALBERTA, Canada - If you mention to people in the eastern United States about traveling to Canada, you will probably hear something like "Oh, you've been to Montreal or Toronto." Those are both fine eastern Canadian cities. More...

Millboro Happenings

• A fund-raiser will be held for the Cri-Du-Chat Syndrome Foundation for Children (a rare disease) on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Buckhorn Inn on Route 250 west of Churchville. More...

Hands and Harvest happenings at The Highland Center

MONTEREY — Cooler temperatures and changing colors — fall is upon us, which means it's time for Highland County's Hands and Harvest Festival, held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 9-11. More...

Cass Scenic Railraod hosts Fall Harvest Day

CASS, W.Va. — Cass Scenic Railroad will host Fall Harvest Day on Saturday, Sept. 26. This day-long event is full of old fashioned fun, live entertainment, and fall colors, capped with a special dinner train to Whittaker Station. More...

State warns public about charitable solicitations

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Office of Consumer Affairs cautions the public that New Jubilee Educational and Family Life Center, Inc., 1708 Byron Street, Richmond, has solicited contributions from V More...

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Abby Hylton of McDowell was the door prize winner of a reusable shopping bag donated by Highland-Bath Farm Bureau at Children's Day at The Highland Farmers' Market. The Market is held every Friday June-September at The Highland Center Pavilion. More...

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Three opinions were received on the mystery flower belonging to Helen Rexrode of Mountain Crest retirement community and featured in The Reorder two weeks ago. Mary Ellen Williams of Healing Springs believes it is a Calabash or Bottle gourd. More...

Oct. 23 deadline set for farmland preservation applications

RICHMOND — The Office of Farmland Preservation of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced an Oct. More...

Court Cases

MONTEREY — The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on Aug. 6. William Kent Downey, speeding 67/55, costs $61, dismissed; Troy Lee Nairn, speeding 67/55, costs $61, dismissed. More...

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A birthday party was held for Erika Church of Hot Springs on June 20 at the Hot Springs Firehouse. In attendance were five generations of family members on her mother's side of the family and four generations on her fathers side. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools in both counties meet SOL standards

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — All three Bath County schools are fully accredited under the state Standards of Learning for the seventh consecutive year, and both Highland County schools are fully accredited after Highland Elementary School fail More...

In Brief . . .

• Monday afternoon, the board appointed Janet Lee as a long-term substitute special education teacher at Bath County High School and placed her under contract as a teacher upon her meeting the requirements for a More...

Highland Elementary celebrates learning

MONTEREY — Highland Elementary School held its Standards of Learning celebration and awards ceremony last Thursday. The celebration recognized the academic achievement of last year's third, fourth, and fifth graders. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27 ¦ McDowell Charge of the United Methodist Churches Spiritual Growth Weekend with Dr. Peter and Joy Wyns. Saturday, Sept. 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 • Sept. 9 — Received a report of a motor vehicle crash, Dug Bank Road. • Sept. 11 — Assisted motorist with keys locked in vehicle, Upper Back Creek Road. • Sept. More...

Early Files

Indian village discovered

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 1, 1973 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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With the commemoration events surrounding the events of 9/11, Gene Myers of Monterey shared a photo he captured of the Twin Towers two years before they were leveled by terrorists in 2001. More...

25 years ago

September 27, 1984

• The Bath County Industrial Development Authority met this week and unanimously approved a resolution to issued industrial development revenue bonds to finance expansion and renovation at The Bacova Guild, Ltd. More...

Opinions & Commentary

'Lukewarm Springs Lane' comes naturally

What's in a name?

Editor's note: Gary Norton of Hot Springs recently suggested a human-interest series on the reasons behind the names of roads in Bath County. He volunteered to write the stories, and we accepted. More...

Taste Lewisburg at its best

Dining Delights

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Food and Friends. Del Sol. The Stardust Café. Julian's. Lowell's Bakery. For such a small town, Lewisburg provides a heaping helping of wonderful places to eat. More...

Forward motion

Efforts to form a comprehensive tourism promotion program for Bath County got off to a rough start, and had nowhere to go but up. Thankfully, we believe they have. The first meeting of the newly formed tourism advisory committee was held Aug. More...

Support for Civil War site ramps up

MONTEREY — While Virginia's State Corporation Commission starts hearing legal arguments this week about the actions of Highland New Wind Development, officials and citizens are telling Richmond officials that Camp Allegheny, the nearby battle More...

What do visitors want to do?

WARM SPRINGS — A final draft of a tourism plan for Bath County will hopefully be ready in early January, an economic development specialist with Virginia Tech told county representatives last week. More...

Correction

Last week's article, "Strip mall property rezoned," had a typing error that made it appear town attorney Melissa Dowd voted on the rezoning measure. The vote was cast by councilman Don Dowdy. More...

Brightway, HMC business, service of the year

MONTEREY — The Highland County Chamber of Commerce recognized Brightway Exxon Station in Monterey, also known as Gutshall's Exxon, owned by Mark Waybright, as business of the year at its annual membership dinner Sept. 20 at the Highland Inn. More...

Highland movie to be filmed in early October

MONTEREY — Lights, camera, action! Highland County is going to be in the movies. Not a Hollywood movie, but instead a marketing tool for the Highland County Chamber of Commerce. More...

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Crafts were well represented at a recent Bath County Farmers' Market in Millboro, including this alpaca named Cottillion from the Diamond Triple C Ranch in Millboro, which came to show visitors where the beautiful wool comes from for all kinds of clo More...

Douthat presents storyteller Gwynn Ramsey at celebration of Appalachian Heritage

MILLBORO - "I grew up with a storytelling grandma who gave all of us grandkids a harmonica when we were young and that's been part of my heritage," said Gwynn Ramsey, storyteller and demonstrator at Apple Day, Saturday, Oct. More...

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Charlie and Becky Wilson, owners of The Yard in Hot Springs, Bath County, were host to the Bath County Historical Society's annual gala, the Patrons Party. More...

Court Cases

MONTEREY — The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on July 1. Scott Edwin Abbott, speeding 64/55, fine $45, costs $61; Mary K. More...

Library Notes

• We're counting down to the Annual Used Book Sale which begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. There is much to do between now and then. We're still collecting donated books, and will be until the sale begins. More...

Doctor to give talk on mental illness

LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Area Community Services announced Dr. Robert J. Gardella will present a half day session on mental health risk assessment on Tuesday, Oct.13, from 1-4:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Lexington. More...

Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic receives $1,000 grant

LOW MOOR — The Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic, which provides medical services to residents of Alleghany and Bath counties and the City of Covington, has received a $1,000 CVS Caremark grant. More...

Curtis joins Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic

LOW MOOR — On any given day throughout the week, Lisa Curtis is doing what she loves best — patient care. Curtis, a native of the Highlands, joined the staff of the Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic in March. A graduate of Dabney S. More...

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Greenbrier Valley Theatre's Daywood Lobby transforms into an art gallery for the season. GVT's Fall Art Show features two Lewisburg area residets and well-known artists, Bob Mareneck and Ronald Refsland. More...

Obituaries

Erwin Lewis Bussard

MONTEREY — Erwin Lewis Bussard, 90, of Monterey, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born July 7, 1919 at Bolar, a son of Raymond Earl and Cora Elizabeth Caricofe Bussard. More...

Linda Sue Hise

MONTEREY — Linda Sue Hise, 49, of Monterey, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at her home. She was born Feb. 14, 1960 in Hightown a daughter of Margaret Virginia Gum Hise and the late William Jacob Hise. More...

jean Douglas Weingard Mundy

WAYNESBORO —Jean Douglas Weingard Mundy, 85, died on Saturday evening Sept. 12, 2009 at her home at 530 Locust Avenue in Waynesboro. Mrs. Mundy was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Augusta County, the daughter of the late Beryl O. More...

Sports

Mounties — dew bad for Chargers

LOW MOOR —The Alleghany Mountaineer defense recorded seven takeaways from the Chargers offense en route to a 34-7 win on a damp Friday night. Both teams had trouble handling the ball as the night mist fell. More...

Rams get first win

Highland @ Pendleton FRANKLIN. W.Va. — Looking for their first win of the season the Highland County Rams took on the Pendleton County Wildcats last Thursday night. More...

Lady Chargers blast Bison

WARM SPRINGS — Lady Charger hitters Carey Trimble and Hillary Jessee each topped 100 kills on the year in a three game sweep of the visiting Buffalo Gap Bison 25-6, 25-17, 25-10, last Thursday night. More...

Letters

Time to act: Creigh Deeds is wrong for Virginians

Editor, The Recorder, There are times in the history of human experience when we reach a real turning point. Now is such a time, not too much different than the country faced in 1775. More...

Area resident says Dr. Blount saved her life

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to let everyone know how Dr. Blount saved my life. I was a patient of another doctor who was unable to diagnoise my illness. I decided to go to see Dr. Blount who had been referred to me by friends. More...

Highland County attorney apologizes for remarks

Editor, The Recorder, The Recorder quoted a small joke I made at a 3 1/2 -hour work session of the Board of Supervisors on the comprehensive plan. More...



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