October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Don't miss big debate in Monterey Tuesday

MONTEREY — 20th District House of Delegates candidates Richard P. "Dickie" Bell (R) and Erik Curren (D) invite residents, voters and businesspersons to an open forum debate at The Highland Center on Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. More...

Millboro trailer destroyed by fire

MILLBORO - A double-wide on Tunnel Hill was destroyed by fire Monday morning. The home, owned by Jessie Hise, was unoccupied at the time of the fire, around 9:30 a.m. More...

Tuesday's hearing on wind project issues postponed until Nov. 10

RICHMOND — The hearing planned at the State Corporation Commission Tuesday has been postponed until Nov. 10. More...

Hospital business office to close

HOT SPRINGS — Effective Nov. 1, the business office for Bath Community Hospital in Mitchelltown will close. Debbie Lipes, hospital CEO, said the decision was not an easy one for hospital officials. More...

Bath woman dies in single-car accident; sister hospitalized

FALLING SPRING – An au­tomobile accident Thursday after­noon, October 8, took the life of Lesley Saunders of Hot Springs. More...

Trail Ride

October 18, 2009 at 10 a.m. $10 per rider. Directions: 20 miles south on US 220 from Monterey or 10 miles north on US 220 from Warm Springs. Turn on Rt. 623 (Poorfarm Road). Go approximately two miles. More...

Women's Home and Foreign Mission Society meets

MUSTOE — The Women's Home and Foreign Mission Society of the Advent Christian Conference of Virginia met Saturday at Victory Chapel Advent Christian Church for its annual fall rally. More...

Organizers to pass Bath farmers' market to others

MILLBORO — The two women who organized the Bath County Farmers' Market and donated almost every Saturday to hosting the event all morning for the past two seasons have announced they will end their stint with the last market day on Oct. 24. More...

Bath murders get network coverage

HOT SPRINGS - Saturday night, network television featured a nationwide segment about the March 21 murder of two Homestead employees. "America's Most Wanted" covered the search for suspected murdered Beacher F. Hackney. More...

Options presented for Mountain Grove bridge

WARM SPRINGS — Two more possible solutions were presented for re-opening the bridge on Gatewood Drive in Mountain Grove Tuesday, but the same problem remains — how to pay for it. More...

Millboro Happenings

• This Saturday, Oct. 17, a special event takes place — a 5K walk/run, to raise money for a scholarship established in memory of State Trooper Kevin Manion, who died in the line of duty on 2006. More...

Bath to seek grant for bear-proof Dumpsters

WARM SPRINGS — The problem with trash being scattered around several county Dumpster sites has become un-bear-able, and Bath County hopes to do something about it. More...

Photos

The Little Switzerland Cloggers recently held their 20th anniversary reunion at the Burnsville Community Center where the team began. Just a handful of old members were able to attend. More...

RACS offers free parenting workshops in Bath County

LEXINGTON — "Guiding Good Choices," a workshop series that teaches parents how to strengthen bonds with their children and reduce the risk that their kids will abuse drugs, is being offered at Bath County High School as a fiveweek session dur More...

Awards announced at battlefield foundation meeting

WINCHESTER — As the northernmost state in the Confederacy, the host of its capital, and a neighbor to the Union capital, Virginia was hotly contested throughout the American Civil War and saw almost one-third of the war's most significant bat More...

Reservations on hold for campgrounds at Moomaw

WARM SPRINGS — Spring and summer camping reservations for Bolar Mountain Campgrounds 1, 2, and 3 at Lake Moomaw are currently unavailable. More...

SCC sets schedule to consider sale of Allegheny Power's service territory in Virginia

RICHMOND —The State Corporation Commission is receiving public comments and has set a March hearing to consider the sale of the service territory of Allegheny Power to Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperati More...

Special education committee to meet Oct. 22

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public School's Local Special Education Advisory Committee meets four to five times yearly to discuss issues and concerns regarding children in the school division who require services disabilities. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Photo

Valley Elementary PTO Star Students for the month of September are (l-r) front row: Mackenzie Fridley, Kenzie Hall, MaKenna Ailstock; second row: Amber Chestnut, Karlie Williams, Gabrielle Reed, Selena Wolfe, Clay Hupman, Wyatt Harmon; third row: Sea More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board

• The Highland County School Board met Oct. 5. Members John Moyers Jr. and James Blagg were present. More...

Sports

Chargers crush Cougars in a backyard brawl

WARM SPRINGS — Bath Charger Derek Brinkley scored two touchdowns on offense and anchored a Charger defense that held a speedy Cougar running game to two-yards per carry (39 carries for 79 yards) as Bath defeated Covington, 28-6, to open the P More...

Billingsley first at Mey's

MONTEREY — Highland Ram cross country runner Hayley Billingsley used a strong finish to cross the tape ahead of James River's Britta Grim and took the victory at the last regularseason district run hosted by Highland last Wednesday, Oct.7, at More...

Bath dominating district

Bath @ Highland MONTEREY — Charger senior hitter Hillary Jessee began the first game with 12 straight serves and teammate Carey Trimble threw down 15 kills including the game-ender as the Bath County Chargers dispatched the Highland lady Ra More...

Letters

Ignore the past or repeat it, history warns us all

Editor, The Recorder, It was with some amusement that I read Jeff Grimm's letter to The Recorder espousing "Don't Reach to History." To paraphrase Aristotle, "He whom ignores the past is doomed to repeat it." Others have said, and I agree, "Anyon More...

Time to support one of our own for governor

Editor, The Recorder, A recent issue of The Recorder contained a letter to the editor that encouraged me to write about my concerns of the upcoming election. More...

Support Bath's meals tax at the poll, reader says

Editor The Recorder, I would like to take this opportunity to talk to our Bath County voters about the "meals tax" we are asked to vote upon when we go to the polls on Nov. 3. More...

Chargers dominate Blues

41-6 blowout puts Bath County first place in the Pioneer
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Wind company says no way to lessen impact on battlefield

New analysis under review at Department of Historic Resources

Highland New Wind provides new explanations for its archaeological survey and visual impact studies; agency agrees to postpone hearing to review the information. More...

Job like 'coming home' for new music director

WARM SPRINGS — Even though she's only been in Bath County a short time, new Garth Newel Music Center executive director Janet Karpus described her migration to Bath County as "kind of like coming home." Karpus started her duties at Garth New More...

Correction

In the photo of a Highland soccer game in last week's Recorder, the boy scoring a goal was Ian Adams, not Logan Adams. In last week's editorial, Highland New Wind spokesman Frank Maisano was identified as being based in New York. More...

State cuts may have serious consequences in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County's constitutional officers may be asked to do their jobs with less if cuts in state funding cannot be made up. More...

Food system needs to be more sustainable

LEXINGTON — It's time to shift the food system to make it more economically, environmentally and nutritionally sustainable. That was the message delivered at a Sept. More...

Flu vaccine will soon be wavailable in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Information was sent home with Bath County elementary school students Monday and was mailed to parents of high school students Tuesday concerning the availability of vaccine for H1N1, commonly called swine flu, in county school More...

In Memoriam

I felt like I was ripped apart and handed a heavy heart. I thought you were taken much too soon, but you did it your own way, lived your life day by day, sometimes taken for granted like the sun and moon. All I know is I already miss you, Mamow. More...

Fall fest brings out the best

Teresa Mavilino and her two daughters, Marua Mavillino, and Ceci Mavillino shop for jewelry at Mariah Boone on Mill Alley during “Hands & Harvest” last weekend. More...

Health care, spending addressed by Goodlatte

HOT SPRINGS — Congressman Bob Goodlatte brought his message that government spending is out of control and the proposed approach to health care reform is "misguided," to a town meeting held Tuesday at the Country Cafe. More...

Board to advertise tax referendum

WARM SPRINGS — Information on the upcoming meals tax referendum will be included in an advertisement paid for by the Bath County Board of Supervisors. More...

Photo

This huge pumpkin, weighing 526 pounds, was grown at Brinkley Hill Farms in Millboro and is on display at Valley Supermarket. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, Bath supervisors agreed to proceed with a health assessment survey through the Virginia Department of Health. More...

Highlander publishes snapshot of Monterey

MONTEREY — The pattern is often repeated. A young person of Highland attends the local schools, is involved in sports and is a member of a church. He or she will work on the farm or at one of the local businesses. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Economic Development Authority

• Highland's Economic Development Authority met Oct. 13, and its technical subcommittee reported receiving 350 responses (22 percent response rate) for the technology survey recently mailed to residents and businesses. More...

'High on the Mountain Boys' give free concert

GOSHEN — High on the Mountain Boys, a high energy country gospel group, will present a free outdoor concert at the Mill Creek Café in Goshen, on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 3-6 p.m. More...

College, food bank team up for hunger education, awareness

WEYERS CAVE — Blue Ridge Community College and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network are working together again to raise the profile of hunger locally and abroad. More...

Road closure planned

WARM SPRINGS — Replacement of four culverts is scheduled for the week of Oct. 19 on the Dolly Ann Road (Forest Service Road 125.) The culverts are in the section of road from SR 606 north for 2.5 miles. More...

Photo

A coyote attacked Bub Rexrode of Monterey (left) in a barn near Burnsville last week. Rexrode and his assistant, Abby Hutchinson of Franklin, W.Va. (right), were painting the barn. More...

Obituaries

Anne M. Lennon

DALLAS, Texas — Anne M. Lennon, formerly of Hot Springs, Virginia, passed away in Dallas, on Sept. 23, 2009 at the age of 92. She was married to Thomas J. Lennon for 58 years. Mr. Lennon was the president of The Homestead for 35 years. More...

Elizabeth Marie Wills Robertson

HOT SPRINGS — Elizabeth Marie Wills Robertson, 82, of The Springs Nursing Center went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at Bath Community Hos­pital in Hot Springs. She was born on Nov. More...

Lesley Saunders

ASHWOOD — Lesley Saun­ders, 59, of 612 Ashwood Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born Jan. More...

Religion

RELIGION

To place information in the Religion Briefs, please fax the brief to (540) 468-2048 or e-mail to recordernews@htcnet.org. Information may also be submitted over the phone, (540) 468-2147. Deadline Tuesdays at noon. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH ¦ "Staying Active and Being Informed After 60," — a new program at Bacova Wellness Center. Every Thursday beginning Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. For more information contact Jeanne Apgar at (540) 839-5604. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County • Oct. 7 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver responded to a report of keys locked in a vehicle on Charger Lane. • Oct. 7 — Major Richard D. Chestnut responded to a report of a disabled motorist on U.S. 220. More...

Early Files

FROM OUR EARLY FILeS

Mrs. L.D. Gutshall Jr., treasurer of the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary, hands Fire Chief Glen Hammer a check for $7,000, in this 1984 Recorder file photo. The money was to be used at the VFD's discretion. More...

Investigation continued of possible misuse of public funds

The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 22, 1974 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

OCToBER 18, 1984

• The Bath County Industrial Development Authority's Millboro Medical Clinic project got the green light last week when chairman Richard Durham was notified that $67,250 in Appalachian Regional Commission grant funds had been approved for the More...

Opinions & Commentary

Shaped, saddened by Mustoe landmark

It wasn't the fanciest place in town. In fact, it wasn't in town at all. Nor was it packed with customers day in and day out, or on anybody's register of historic places. More...

Pictorial

Bath shoppers quickly became accustomed to finding fresh produce, homemade baked goods and all manner of items created close to home over the last couple of years. More...

Knocked into fall by a chestnut

On the Divide

Fall has truly arrived. Last week I got hit in the head by a falling missile from the chestnut tree. I don't understand why a nut that is, in my opinion, one of the least appealing should be protected by such frightening armor as the chestnut. More...


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