August 26, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Rabies cases increase in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — As the weather has gotten warmer and drier this summer, the number of confirmed rabies cases in Bath County has increased. More...

More work ahead on small wind ordinance

WARM SPRINGS — Further revisions will be made on a proposed small wind energy system ordinance for Bath County before the planning commission makes a recommendation. More...

Bath man found guilty after drug, firearm trial

WARM SPRINGS – A stream of 11 witnesses, including the defendant, testified in the trial of Kevin Wooddell in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. The case began at 9 a.m., and did not conclude until after 3 o’clock. More...

$25K raised for Relay for Life

Fifty-seven cancer survivors participated in the annual Bath County Relay for Life last Saturday on the Bath County High School athletic field. More...

Goodlatte announces ‘America Speaking Out’ town hall

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

Engagement

Jenkins — Rucker

HEALING SPRINGS — Ray and Debbie Jenkins of Healing Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Rae Jenkins, to Brian Alan Rucker, the son of Warren and Julie Rucker of Warm Springs. More...

Reunions

Arbogast family GROTTOES — The annual Arbogast reunion was held Aug. 15 at Grand Caverns Park in Grottoes. More...

Firewood available at Potts Mountain

COVINGTON — Firewood is available to the public in the Children’s Forest area at Potts Mountain in Alleghany County from Aug. 30 until Sept. 19. The Forest Service, U.S. More...

Library Notes

• We’ve begun our planning for our Annual Used Book Sale to be held Oct. 8-10. We are currently recruiting volunteers to help us with the sale. Volunteer opportunities include sorting books, moving books, and selling books. More...

Photo

These huge sunflowers were grown by Mary Hodges (pictured) in what used to be the swimming pool at her home at Spring Hollow in Bath County. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Welcome back!

Sorry, Miss Blum, but it looks like the kids want a hug from Rocky the Ram on their first day back at Highland Elementary School. More...

Achievement

Amanda Byer

CLIFTON FORGE — Jackson River Governor’s School has announced its student academic awards for 2010. More...

Achievement

Erin Arrington

CLIFTON FORGE — Jackson River Governor’s School has announced its student academic awards for 2010. More...

Sports

Mustangs tough start to season

WARM SPRINGS — In 2009, the Bath County Chargers began the first game of the season with a new foe on the schedule, Eastern Montgomery. Bath traveled to Elliston and was treated to a 52-27 season opening blowout. More...

Sarver retiring at year’s end

HARRISONBURG – One of the state’s most successful high school football coaches, who got his start in Bath County, is calling it quits after this season. More...

Ford chooses Dukes

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Charger softball pitcher Jailyn Ford has accepted a full scholarship from James Madison University will wear the Purple and Gold of the Dukes on the diamond. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

There is no adequate amount of praise for the Bath County Relay for Life committee. More...

Economy, image go hand in hand

Randy Rose of the Virginia Tourism Corporation says a locality’s image is created one of two ways. Either it’s the result of intentional internal shaping and structuring by a community, or “outsiders” who force it on a place. More...

Chargers defeated, likely not for long

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers and Eastern Montgomery Mustangs battled to a 6-6 first half tie before the Mustangs scored on their first two second-half possessions and held on to defeat the Chargers 27-20 Friday night on Carl F. More...

Freed closing local practice at end of year

HOT SPRINGS — After practicing medicine in the area for more than eight years, Dr. Daniel Freed will be closing his practice at Bath Community Hospital at the end of the year. More...

Local weather reporter retires after 38 years

MILL GAP — June Lowry, 86, is retiring after 38 years of taking weather observations for the National Weather Service. More...

Highland tourism now has mission, vision

MONTEREY — Highland County is much closer now to having a plan for increasing tourism, and the dollars that visitors could bring to the area. More...

Land use, target dates discussed for comp plan

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to reinstate target dates taken out of the draft revision to the 11-year-old comprehensive plan, as long as they are not held accountable for the dates. More...

Reunion

Mullenax family

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — The family of the late Edward and Tudie Mullenax held their reunion, Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Franklin Community Center. Everyone enjoyed food, bowling and the annual softball game. More...

Photo

Participants in a recent American Red Cross four-hour Dog First Aid training class learn about CPR, bandages, and various quick response techniques used before taking a dog to a veterinarian. More...

Labor Day fest set for Sept. 6

ROCKBRIDGE BATHS — The annual Labor Day Festival at the Rockbridge Baths Fire Department will get under way Sept. 6 at 8 a.m., beginning with a gigantic yard sale. There is a set up fee, and participants need to bring their own table. More...

Photo

Dale Beall of Richmond received homemade bread, cookies, and a pie from Darlene Hoy of DJ’s Whiteway, as the door prize at Gifts from the Mountains Day at The Highland Farmers’ Market. More...

Photo

The Warm Springs Valley Garden Club recently held its annual picnic at Spring Hollow Farm, home of Mary and Ryan Hodges. This summer celebration was enjoyed by more than 100 members and guests. More...

Agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Monday, Aug. 30, 2 p.m. Highland Modular Conference Center • Work session/meeting on the Highland/ Town of Monterey Sidewalk Project. More...

Obituaries

Alvaretta “Betty” Hodge Shelton

ROANOKE — Alvaretta “Betty” Hodge Shelton, of Edinburgh Square Retirement Center, 129 Hershberger Road, Roanoke, passed away on Aug.19, 2010, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, at age 92. Mrs. Shelton was formerly of Hot Springs. More...

Gregory Scott White

SWOOPE — Gregory “Greg” Scott White, 47, husband of Carolyn Sue White, of 2401 Parkersburg Turnpike, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. He was born July 31, 1963 in Augusta County, a son of Walter T. More...

Gardner Lee Berry, Jr.

STAUNTON - Gardner Lee Berry, Jr., 78, of 13 Plaza Apartment Drive, Apt. 111, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. Born Nov. 6, 1931 in Bath County, he was the son of the late Gardner Lee Sr. and Hester Bright Berry. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Friday, Aug. 27 ¦ McDowell Presbyterian Church Drive-in Movie Night at dark (approximately 9:15 p.m.) on the church grounds. The movie is The Blind Side, a story of one family’s outreach to a disadvantaged young man. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Aug. 17 — Deputy William D. Sexton unlocked a vehicle on Courthouse Hill Road. • Aug. 17 —Sexton and Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. responded to a report of a dispute in the Mitchelltown area. More...

Early Files

Couple’s research into Highland genealogical history nears end

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 29, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Gene Christie was editor and Palmer Stacy was publisher. MONTEREY — Although they live in Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. John C. More...

25 years ago

August 29, 1985

• The Author of a book on haunted houses is seeking communications from people who live in, or who are aware of, such places. The book, “The Ghostly Register,” will be published next year by Contemporary Books. More...

50 years ago

August 25, 1960

• Two Saturday night wrecks occurred within minutes of one another on Route 250, one in McDowell and the other three miles west of that in the Stonewall village. More...


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