January 14, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Man goes from hot tub to jail

HOT SPRINGS — Law enforcement officers removed a man from a hot tub at The Homestead Owner’s Club last Thursday and took him to jail wearing nothing but his underwear and a Homestead robe. More...

Town closer to eliminating those pesky vehicle decals

MONTEREY — Councilman Tony Stinnett made a motion to “do away with decals” at the Jan. 7 meeting of town council. Council unanimously voted to do just that. But wait. More...

In Brief . . .

• Work on the Monterey wastewater treatment plant has slowed due to weather, Monterey Mayor Janice Warner told town council last Thursday, Jan. 7. More...

Department of Education honors Highland High

RICHMOND — In addition to the 153 Virginia public schools that earned the 2010 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence, the board of education also recognized schools and school divisions through the Virginia Index of Performance inc More...

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Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Williamsville District supervisor Stuart Hall will serve as chairman for 2010 and Valley Springs District supervisor Richard Byrd will serve as vice chairman of the Bath board of supervisors. More...

Penalty for an illegal chew too much to stomach, principal says

MONTEREY — Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore told Highland County School Board members Monday he recommended easing the penalty on students caught using tobacco products. More...

Cut books, save money

MONTEREY — Parent Karla Obaugh suggested the Highland County School Board could save some money in the budget next year by not replacing textbooks that aren’t used. Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore agreed. More...

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Highland County School Board

• Jan. 10, the Highland County School Board elected John Moyers Jr. chairman and Kirk Billingsley vice chairman. More...

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Economic Development Authority of Highland County

• The Economic Development Authority of Highland County will have a booth at the Maple Festival again this year. More...

Highland Medical Center announces ‘No Cavity Club’

Highland Medical Center’s Improving Smiles Dentistry announces winner of its “No Cavity Club” for 2009: March: Zack More...

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Planning for Bath’s 2010 Relay for Life began in earnest Tuesday night. The event takes place Aug. More...

Virginia state archaeologist to speak in Highland

MONTEREY — “Stones and bones” on U.S. Forest Service land was his venue for three decades and now he helms the Virginia Department of Historic Resources as the State Archaeologist. More...

Local birders attend retreat of the VSO

MONTEREY — Highland County is one of the top birding spots in Virginia. More...

Pvt. Justin S. Bogan

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — Pvt. Bogan, Justin S., son of Helen Burks of Hot Springs and the late Frank Bogan Jr., recently completed 13 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. More...

Library Notes

• Happy New Year from your friends at the Highland County Public Library. We always begin the New Year with our annual public meeting. It’s an opportunity to share with our patrons the great things that are going on at the library. More...

Bath Community Hospital Diagnostic Sleep Lab opens

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital announces the opening of the BCH Diagnostic Sleep Lab. More...

Nonagenarian takes computer classes

CLIFTON FORGE — Irma Thompson’s philosophy is: “I’m not going to rust out, I”m going to wear out!” These are not idle words. And Irma Thompson is anything but idle. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Millboro Elementary School held its school-wide geography bee on Jan. 6 with students in grades four through seven participating in the preliminary round. Each student had seven questions to answer. More...

Scholarships available at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — The DSLCC Educational Foundation has available applications for a number of individual scholarships for seniors who will be graduating this spring from a high school in the DSLCC service area — Alleghany, Bath County, Cov More...

ABC offers challenge for students

RICHMOND — Capitalizing on young people’s enthusiasm for telling stories on video, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is sponsoring a “PSA Challenge” for all Virginia middle schools, high schools, colleges More...

Religion

Special Services

Saturday, Jan. 16 ¦ McDowell Presbyterian Church choir and friends presents their annual Christmas Cantata music program, “Sing and Shout for Joy,” at 5 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Everyone is welcome. Sunday, Jan. More...

Home & Property

Appalachian Photography Competition deadline Jan. 29

BOONE, N.C. — Just a few weeks remain to enter images into the seventh annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition. More...

Farm transition seminars planned

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension is hosting a three-night series of seminars on farm transition. The seminars will be held in Monterey in the Highland Modular Conference Room on Tuesday, Jan. 26, Wednesday, Jan. More...

Early Files

Fine Kettle of Fish traps men, as wardens are everywhere

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 8, 1967 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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Corilda Chaplin Keyser Post, a former Bath County resident, born there in 1920, sends this picture of her Aunt Bess Mustoe Tucker (1900- 1988) pictured on the left, with an unidentified friend, perche More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 17, 1985

• Lisa Pettus, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Pettus of Warm Springs, was recently chosen the 1984-85 Snow Queen at Bath County High School. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Keep up the momentum

“Celebrating one more birthday.” That’s what we all hope to do this year. But for cancer survivors, each birthday brings even greater cause for celebration. More...

Pictorial

You’ve come a long way, baby … Hometown favorite John Phillips is remembered best here as Charger No. More...

Highland schools could lose $425,000

MONTEREY — Citing Highland schools’ potential shortfall of roughly $425,000 this year, superintendent Percy Nowlin urged school board members and citizens Monday to ask Sen. Emmett Hanger Jr. More...

Mountain Grove bridge replacement scheduled

WARM SPRINGS — The bridge over Little Back Creek on Gatewood Drive in Mountain Grove should be replaced within 12 to 18 months, the Bath County Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday. More...

DEQ threatens Monterey with fines

MONTEREY — “I don’t like to get letters saying they could fine us $32,000 a day,” Monterey mayor Janice Warner told town council last Thursday, Jan. 7. More...

Town Hill wants water

MONTEREY — Mayor Janice Warner told town council last Thursday, Jan. 7, she had a request from an Airport Road resident asking the town to extend the water line beyond the trailer park. More...

Water Street to close during Maple Festival

MONTEREY — Town Council approved a request from the Highland County Chamber of Commerce Thursday, Jan. 7, to close Water Street between Main Street and Mill Alley during the upcoming Maple Festival weekends. More...

Draft tourism plan complete

WARM SPRINGS — Members of the Bath County Tourism Advisory Committee got their first look at a draft tourism plan Monday, and now it’s back in the hands of the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development to be finalized. More...

Masonic Theater about to enjoy rebirth

CLIFTON FORGE – When was the last time you saw a good old Western with, say, Roy Rogers, or Hopalong Cassidy? When was the last time you saw a sleek, wellmannered horse inside a theater? Chances are it’s been decades, if ever. More...

Old school records might go to the Highland Historical Society museum

MONTEREY — Lorraine White of the Highland Historical Society asked the Highland County School Board Monday to donate old school records. She said society members found school records at the county courthouse from 1917-20. More...

EDA supports Highland lodging tax

MONTEREY — They are against new taxes, but they favor a lodging tax, said Economic Development Authority of Highland County members Lloyd Bird and Clay Hamilton Tuesday. More...

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The Highlands have been buried in snow since Dec. 18, and temperatures have remained below freezing. But this week, the area is finally expected to start thawing. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Millboro Elementary School hopes to get a boost for its ROAR program with Cucci’s night on Wednesday, Jan. 20, when proceeds of food sales between 4-8 pm. will benefit the program. More...

Engagement

Hicks — Cookson

FORT MILL, S.C. — The families of Ashley Lynn Hicks and John Matthew Cookson announce their engagement to be married. Hicks is a former graduate of Bath County High School, Warm Springs, Va. More...

Scholarships for firefighters or their dependents available through DSLCC Educational Foundation

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation announces the availability of the Virginia Firefighters Foundation Scholarship. More...

Achievements

Heidi Smith BANNER ELK, N.C. — Heidi Smith, daughter of David and Mary Smith of Hot Springs, Va., has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Lees-McRae College. More...

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Ruth Maloy Wade recently celebrated her 104th birthday at Sunnyside Retirement Home in Harrisonburg. Wade taught for 43 years in the public schools of Virginia. All but five years were in Highland. More...

Firewood available at Morris Hill

COVINGTON — Firewood for personal use will be available from Monday, Jan. 11 to Friday, Feb. 12 in the vicinity of Morris Hill along State Route 605 within the Lake Moomaw Recreation Area. More...

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The Bath County Friends of the Library are still working hard on their membership drive. There is still time to donate to the group. All proceeds are used to benefit the Bath County Public Library. More...

Obituaries

Robert Kenneth Cash

WAYNESBORO — Robert Kenneth Cash, 78, of Waynesboro, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009 at King’s Daughters’ Community Health Center in Staunton. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. More...

Lutretia Oliver Vause

CHERAW, S.C. — Lutretia Oliver Vause, 88, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. She was born in Timmonsville, the daughter of the late Willard and Bessie Cusaac Oliver and was the widow of Woodrow J. Vause. More...

James ‘Jimmy’ Wayne Lindsay Jr.

WILLILAMSVILLE ­— James “Jimmy” Wayne Lindsay Jr., 65, of 83 Pheasanty Hollow Road, Williamsville, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at his residence. He was born Aug. More...

Sports

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Warm Springs native John Phillips (89) gets congratulated by Dallas Cowboy teammates Andre Gurode (65) and Leonard Davis (70) after a touchdown catch by Phillips, his career first, gave the Cowboys a More...

Pigskin report

ARLINGTON, Texas – A banner rookie season rolls on for former Bath County High School football standout John Phillips and the Dallas Cowboys. More...

Chargers blast Rams in Pioneer District opener

Bath 70 Highland 39 WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers jumped to a 18-1, first-quarter lead and easily defeated the Highland Rams last Wednesday evening, Jan. 6. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 6 — Corp. Robert B. Weaver spoke to an individual in Hot Springs regarding a stolen vehicle. • Jan. 6 — Weaver and Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. assisted a citizen with keys locked in a vehicle. More...

Letters

Battle of Kings Mountain remembered, honored

Editor, The Recorder, Recent coercive actions by our progressive Socialist Democratic Congress to limit our individual liberty requires us to take a good hard look at the removal of fundamental constitutional rights and explore the history of what More...

Alaskan salmon exemplify U.S. work issues in U.S.

Editor The Recorder, I would like to share a letter sent to Congressman Bob Goodlatte. More...

Driving school not a choice, after speeding ticket

Editor, The Recorder, I received a speeding ticket in one of the many speed traps in Bath County. I took the advice of the nice officer to go to court if I had a good driving record and I might be shown some leniency. Big mistake. More...


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