July 15, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Wooddell denied bail again; 4 arraigned

WARM SPRINGS – Kevin Wooddell of Burnsville was denied bail for the second time last Friday in Bath County Circuit Court. More...

Roofer joins mission in Sumatra

MONTEREY — Last August an earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, causing widespread damage and killing at least seven people. More...

No car for sheriff’s office, Bath supervisors say

WARM SPRINGS — Bath board of supervisors told Sheriff R.L. Norfleet to park a vehicle he and the deputy who drives it say is unsafe. They did not, however, approve buying a new one to replace it. More...

Alcohol factor in last week’s crash

MONTEREY — “They are lucky to be alive,” said Trooper Matthews of the West Virginia State Police. He investigated the July 2 crash on Wimer Mountain involving a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Jamie Hiner. More...

Have a blast!

Rocket demo planned in Highland

MONTEREY — Kids and adults alike are fascinated by outer space, and especially by the rockets that propel astronauts beyond Earth’s atmosphere. More...

In Brief ...

Highland Economic Development Authority

• Highland’s Economic Development Authority held a joint meeting with the Bath County Industrial Development Authority Tuesday. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, Bath supervisors agreed to pay $4,311 toward a tree removal project at Ingalls Field required by the Federal Aviation Administration. More...

Photos

April Armstrong uses a number of non-lethal methods to keep critters away from her vegetable garden, including mothballs and a radio. More...

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Covington native Mitchell Garcia, a rising junior at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., presented an organ concert at First Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon. More...

Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters in concert at Historic Masonic Theatre

CLIFTON FORGE- — Appalfolks of America Association will celebrate its 25th anniversary by presenting Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters in concert at the historic Masonic Theatre on Saturday, July 24, at 8 p.m. More...

Reunion

Williams family

MUSTOE — The descendants of Charlie and Bertha Griffin Williams met for a family reunion on Dixon’s Hill on July 3, 2010. About 40 gathered to also honor Ed “Mick” and Carole Williams on their 50th wedding anniversary. More...

Reunion

Carpenter family

STAUNTON — On Sunday, June 13, the descendants of Joseph Carpenter and his wife, Martha Wiley, held their 20th annual family reunion at Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton. More...

Cemetery preservation demonstration to be held in Franklin, West Virginia

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Robert Mosko, chief conservator of Mosko Cemetery Monument Services, will demonstrate a variety of headstone repairs as part of the Fort Seybert Heritage Educational Association’s Cemetery Preservation Project. More...

Engagement

Lambert — Clark

WAYNESBORO —Charles “Chuck” and Tammy May, of Waynesboro, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittani Adonnya Lambert to Stephen DeWitt Clark, son of Stephen R. and Patty Clark of Millboro. More...

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This is the Sunny Stables Riding Team instructed by Landon Vaught and based in Big Valley. More...

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Stoneburner Inc. of Harrisonburg has completed the new sheep barn at the Highland County Fairgrounds. More...

Conservation Field Day planned

LOW MOOR — The Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District will host a conservation field day on Wednesday, Aug. 4, to highlight local conservation efforts in the community. More...

Bath Relay for Life set for Aug. 21

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County’s Relay for Life promises to be a day filled with activities, fund-raising, education and remembrance. More...

Weather report

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Monterey resident tours farms with Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG – Thomas Hevener of Monterey was among students in an agricultural technology honors course at Virginia Tech who toured Virginia’s agricultural industry to learn how farmers are preserving the environment; they shared their kn More...

Special Sections

Schools

BCHS softball field, drainage project a go

WARM SPRINGS — When the umpire tells the Bath County High School girls’ softball team to “Play ball!” next season, the team will likely have a new field in a new location. More...

School supplies needed for 2010-11

Bath County High School More...

Scholarships awarded to Bath County High School graduates

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation has awarded scholarships to two recent Bath County high school graduates who will begin classes at DSLCC this fall. More...

Religion

Special Services

¦ Hot Springs Presbyterian Church has postponed Sunday School classes for the summer and the Rev. Glenn Coleman will lead worship service at 10 a.m. More...

Hot Springs pastor to speak at Highland Crusade for Christ

MONTEREY — The Rev. J. Frank Neff will be this year’s speaker at the 42nd Highland Harvest Crusade for Christ, which will be held at Highland High School, Sunday through Wednesday, June 25-28. Neff is a native of Hot Springs. More...

Home & Property

Bear Mountain Farm introduces students to Highlands culture

MONTEREY — Virginia’s Southside Regional Summer Governor’s School spent a week at Bear Mountain Farm on Allegheny Mountain in western Highland County this past month, with 15 students and five staff attending. More...

Early Files

Bath hospital’s new medical director eager to assist community

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 11, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, and Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

JuLY 18, 1985

• A mystery helicopter landed briefly in Monterey last Thursday afternoon, and The Recorder has been unable to determine its origin. More...

50 years ago

JuLY 14, 1960

• Four Monterey High School juniors left Sunday for Boys’ and Girls’ States at Blacksburg and Radford. More...

Controversy erupts over tourism post

Applicant says hiring process ‘flawed’

WARM SPRINGS — It should be known soon who Bath County’s new tourism director will be. It is already known who it will not be. More...

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While no official weather observations could be found indicating it was this hot when this photo was taken the afternoon of July 7, the time and temperature sign at First and Citizens Bank in Mitchell More...

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Top, J.R. Chaney and Helena Eanes teamed up at the Monterey Lions Club street dance Saturday night. More...

Supervisors help fire department with post office building expenses

WARM SPRINGS — The efforts of the Bath-Highland Volunteer Fire Department to provide space for the Williamsville Post Office, and keep it open, will be a boost to the community. More...

Hearing on Dollar General rezoning set for August 10

WARM SPRINGS — The debate on whether a Dollar General store should be located in Healing Springs will continue Tuesday, Aug. 10 when the Bath County Board of Supervisors holds a public hearing on rezoning property for the store. More...

Electric bike racing still a ‘green’ competition

BLUE GRASS — While Brian Richardson’s success in racing his home-built Norton motorcycle would be remarkable under any circumstances, there are some factors to keep in mind about this new and emerging niche in motorcycle racing. More...

New traffic laws in effect

RICHMOND — Drivers in the Highlands and all over Virginia are now subject to several new traffic laws enacted by the General Assembly that went into effect July 1. More...

Governor’s agenda introduced to IDA, EDA

MONTEREY — Highland’s Economic Development Authority and the Bath County Industrial Development Authority held a joint meeting at The Highland Center Tuesday. More...

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Highland County Crafts is raffling off a window full of donated items. HCC is a non-profit organization that provides space for local crafts vendors to sell their goods. More...

Day Tripping guide highlights Highlands

HOT SPRINGS – Suzanne Osborne is seldom sedentary. She’s one of those people about whom others wonder, “Where does she find the energy?” The Tennessee-born financial planner has a home in Roanoke, and one near Hot Springs. More...

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Bible School was hosted at Ashwood United Methodist Church the week of June 21, with 50 people registered. There were 20 children and youth, and nine adults with perfect attendance. More...

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The cast of the Highland County Arts Council drama camp production of “One Thousand and One Twelfth Nights,” re-imagined by Caroline Smith and Ann Babcock, took center stage Friday and Sat More...

Birth

Ruby Jane Boesch

WARWICK, R.I. — Justin M. Boesch and Amie Hannon Boesch, of Warwick, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Ruby Jane Boesch, born July 3, 2010. She weighed eight pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 and one-half inches long. More...

Anniversary

Edwin and Carole Williams

MUSTOE — Edwin “Mick” and Carole Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Dixon’s Hill in Highland County on July 3. More...

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On June 29, Homestead employees gathered at a reception to honor Willie Jones on his retirement from the resort. Jones’ career spanned over 39 years. More...

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Gene Moyers of Vanderpool received a Virginia Grown bag filled with fresh produce from vendor Eddie Gutshall as the door prize at The Highland Farmers’ Market’s Young Farmers day last week More...

Five bands featured in bluegrass festival July 24

COVINGTON — The Locust Mountain Boys will bring their special brand of good old mountain music to the Fifth Annual Callaghan Bluegrass Festival on Saturday July 24. More...

Wedding

Moyers —Fisher

DOE HILL — Laura Elizabeth Moyers and Harry Hubert Fisher were united in marriage on May 22, 2010 at Doe Hill United Methodist Church in Doe Hill. Pastor Dave Boger performed the ceremony. Moyers is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. More...

Adult reading program offered at Rockbridge library

LEXINGTON — It’s summer reading time and the Rockbridge Regional Library is again encouraging adults to read with a summer reading raffle. More...

4-H Day Camp scheduled

MONTERERY — Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold its summer Cloverbud 4-H Camp for area youth ages 5-8. The camp will be held Aug. 17-19 at the Highland Modular Conference Room, adjacent to the extension office, in Monterey. More...

Obituaries

Thomas M. Keyser,

HOT SPRINGS — Thomas M. Keyser, 64, died peacefully at Bath Community Hospital, Hot Springs, July 13, 2010. He was born Nov. 27, 1945, in Bath County, the son of Ralph Keyser Sr. and Estelle Jackson Keyser. More...

Elizabeth Seddon Fagan,

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Elizabeth Seddon Fagan, 83, formerly of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at The Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence. More...

Margaret Hornbarger Ryle,

ORLANDO, Fla. — Margaret Hornbarger Ryle, 69, of Orlando, formerly of Hot Springs, Va., died Friday, April 9, 2010 in Orlando. She was born Nov. 4, 1940, in Hot Springs, Va., the daughter of Dr. Ira Thomas and Ella Christian Hornbarger. More...

Sports

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Beach-goers at Lake Moomaw enjoy the warm water as temperatures reached the 90s last week. More...

Jessee plays in All-Star game

HAMPTON – Recent Bath County High School graduate and volleyball star Hillary Jessee concluded her high school volleyball career in the Virginia High School Coaches Association East-West All Start Game Last Wednesday, July 7. More...

Ford named All-State

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Charger softball ace Jailyn Ford earned a spot on the Group A All-State team announced last week. The honor adds to her list of postseason awards. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 6 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver responded to a report of an abandoned boat on Warm Springs Mountain. • July 6 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Klondike Drive. More...

Letters

Nursing center seeks donations for fund-raiser

Editor, The Recorder, The Springs Nursing Center will have a community yard and bake sale on Saturday July 31, at 8 a.m. We will be renting tables for $10 for yard and bake sale. We are asking for donations of yard and bake sale items. More...

Healing Springs resident supports Dollar General

Editor, The Recorder, 1 live in Healing Springs, and I am 100 percent in favor of permitting a Dollar General store to locate in my neighborhood. I would even welcome one located at my front door. More...

Former resident shares fond memories of pools

Editor, The Recorder, The picture and story of the old Warm Springs Jefferson Pools in the June 3 issue of The Recorder reminded me again of my childhood in Bath County. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The Monterey Garden Club held its biennial home and garden tour Saturday. More than 150 people toured nine homes and businesses in the Monterey and Blue Grass area. More...

A flood of good planning

After years of fighting for solutions in Cabin Creek, it’s remarkably good news that serious steps have been taken to address flooding in this area of Millboro. More...

Bath art show opens Saturday

See A Show

ASHWOOD – Since 1964, the Bath County Art Show has presented a growing number of wonders upon which visitors can gaze. More...


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