September 9, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Riner now on school board

Appointed to serve Jake Cleek’s unexpired term

WARM SPRINGS — The Warm Springs District seat on the Bath County School Board is occupied once again. More...

Bruns bikes across U.S. in 6 weeks

WARM SPRINGS – It’s a good thing Robin Bruns is young, healthy, and has a great personality. It’s a good thing she’s adventuresome, and it’s especially good that she enjoys camping. More...

Bath GPA calculation method changed

WARM SPRINGS — Grade point averages for students at Bath County High School will now be calculated at the end of the year, when credits for courses are awarded, instead of at the end of each semester. More...

Forgery case heard in Bath County court

WARM SPRINGS – The trial courtwatchers have been waiting six months for what arrived in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. The courthouse is still buzzing. More...

Battlefields foundation to celebrate 10 years

NEW MARKET — In the 1990s, members of the Shenandoah Valley’s congressional delegation offered a vision preserving the Valley’s Civil War battlefields. Rep. Frank R. Wolf and then-U.S. Sen. John W. More...

Photos

The tractor pull and demolition derby drew huge crowds to the Highland County Fair and both are reported to be the biggest in the state of Virginia. More...

Photo

William Evans of Virginia Beach received a reusable Virginia Grown shopping bag as the door prize at Healthy Lifestyles Week at The Highland Farmers’ Market last week. More...

Pocahontas County Opera House welcomes Larry Sparks

MARLINTON, W.Va. — At Larry Sparks’ age, some artists would probably be content to take the triumph of two consecutive years of top industry awards as the equivalent of a gold watch and chain, but that’s not his style. More...

Photos

2010 Little Master Highland Colton Williams, son of Trey Williams and Heidi Simmons; stands with Little Miss Highland, Erin Kay Brendel, daughter of Todd and Robin Brendel. More...

Special deer hunts to be held in Virginia State Parks

RICHMOND — Applications are being accepted for special lottery deer hunts at Grayson Highlands State Park in Grayson County, Kiptopeke State Park in Northampton County, Leesylvania State Park in Prince William county and Natural Tunnel State P More...

Morris Hill Campground closed to improve water tank

COVINGTON — The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, closed Morris Hill Campground, in Alleghany County, on Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. for the season. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In Brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Sarah Harman, an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer with Project REACH, presented a brochure she recently completed on Highland County Public Schools to the school board Tuesday. More...

Bath schools report smooth opening

WARM SPRINGS — The principals of all three Bath schools said Tuesday the opening of school for the 2010-11 year went well. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County School Board

• Tuesday, the Bath school board honored former Warm Springs District representative Jake Cleek with a resolution. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Saturday, Sept. 11 n Beulah Presbyterian Church Ingathering Day. Gospel singing by Chimney Run Inspirations, 10:30 a.m., lunch, 11:30 a.m. Auction sale, 1:30 p.m. More...

Home & Property

nTelos to launch Alleghany broadband initiative

WAYNESBORO — NTELOS Holding Corp., a provider of wireless and wireline communications services in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, announced its implementation plan for a $16 million federal broadband stimulus award to bring much-need More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Close meeting 6 p.m. District Court Room, Bath County Courthouse Warm Springs, Va. • 6 p.m. More...

Letters

Lets give thanks to our Highland County schools

Editor, The Recorder, Thanks to the Highland County Public Schools! In general, for your dedication to excellence in helping to raise our children to be literate, productive members of the next generation. More...

Rocketry team provided talents, knowledge

Editor, The Recorder, We want to give thanks for your enlightening reporting and comprehensive photos of the July 26 rocket launch at Jack Mountain Village. More...

Resident appreciates fair county’s clean-up efforts

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to commend the citizens of Highland County, the many hard working volunteers, and employees of the fair association and their staff, for the fine fair that they diligently managed this year. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Making the grade

In a sea of confusion about federal and state education policies, it’s tough for our school administrators and teachers to tailor instruction. More...

Pictorial

Jenna Crummett is the 2010- 11 student representative to the Bath County School Board. More...

How are you? A need for non-violent words

Conversations

Roxy attacked Thomas, forcing him to his back with rear claws extending and mouth open and ready to bite. Thomas didn’t do anything to provoke the attack. More...

Tough break for Chargers

BUFFALO GAP — Buffalo Gap Bison quarterback Trevor Campbell scored on a one-yard plunge with 30 seconds remaining in the game to give the Bison a 19-13 lead and intercepted a pass by Charger quarterback Josh Robertson with 10 seconds left on th More...

Monterey man dies in Strait Creek accident

MONTEREY — William Charles Henwood Jr., 54, of Monterey, was westbound on Strait Creek Road Sunday night when around 7:45 p.m., his 2003 Dodge Ram pickup went off the right side of the road, up an embankment, and flipped over several times bef More...

Goodlatte brings ‘Town Hall’ to Bath

WARM SPRINGS – If Congressman Bob Goodlatte was disappointed in the turnout for his Town Hall meeting Tuesday night, he sure didn’t show it. More...

Musical fans have treat on stage at GVT

See A Show

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Are you fond of musicals? If so, you probably have your favorite shows, your favorite songs, your favorite songwriters. Is it Rodgers & Hammerstein? Andrew Lloyd Webber? Maybe Stephen Sondheim, or Jerry Herman? More...

In Brief . .

Monterey Town Council

• Last week, Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Bill Ellenburg swore in Mayor Janice Warner and town councilmen Butch Washer, Don Dowdy, Tony Stinnett and Francis Fenn for a term of office beginning Sept. 1 and ending Aug. 31, 2012. More...

Fire investigation continues

MILLBORO — The investigation into the cause of an Aug. 31 fire that heavily damaged the home of Stanford and Tonya Howard is continuing. More...

Wedding

Young — Stauffer

WEAVERVILLE, N.C. — Jessica Leigh Young and Kenneth Scot Stauffer II were joined in marriage May 6, 2010, in Weaverville. The ceremony was performed in front of Lake Louise Park Waterfall. The Rev. Billy Gwin performed the ceremony. More...

Blue Grass Ruritan Club announces winners

BLUE GRASS — Blue Grass Ruritan Club raffle winners were: First place, Robert Lambert Jr. of Bridgewater; sec- ond place, Wade Harouff of Madison; and third place, Dean Simmons of Quinton. More...

Riparian buffer credit available

WARM SPRINGS — One of the many benefits trees provide is their ability to filter pollutants that could enter streams, rivers and lakes, enabling them to ensure the quality of water. More...

College Night scheduled at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE — Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will host its annual College Night on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 6- 7:30 p.m. in the Armory/Convocation Center on the DSLCC campus in Clifton Forge. More...

Garth Newel offering new student strings program

WARM SPRINGS — What’s the difference between a violin and a fiddle? That might be the most common question violinist Jaime Letourneau is asked when she talks to groups about music. More...

Photo

The Bath Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Saturday morning for Hot Springs newest gift shop. More...

Correction

In last week’s edition of The Recorder, the identities of the individuals were incorrect. They should have been identified as follows: More...

Obituaries

BARBARA A. LAMBERT

BURNSVILLE — Barbara A. Lambert, 67, of Burnsville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 at her home. She was born Jan. 22, 1943 at Riverdale, Md., a daughter of the late Thomas and Virginia Hertig Garrettson. More...

RANDOLPH ‘RANDY’ BENNETT

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Randolph “Randy” Bennett, 78, of Brookstone Retirement Center, formerly of Giles Road, Lexington, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 6, 2010 at Brookstone. More...

Sports

Bath runners-up in last showcase

Bath @ Richmond Tournament RICHMOND — The Bath County lady Chargers volleyball squad took an impressive second in a 16-team round-robin tourney last weekend at the Richmond Volleyball Showcase. More...

Neely to captain JMU golf team

HARRISONBURG — Matt Neely, son of Lou Ann and Chuck Neely of Monterey, will captain the James Madison University Dukes men’s golf team for the second straight year. More...

On Campus

Three former Bath County High School athletes got their fall sports seasons under way at three Virginia colleges last weekend. In Lynchburg, Tommy Shaver and the Liberty University football team rolled past St. Francis (Pa.) 52-7. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Aug. 31 — Sheriff R. Larry Norfleet, Corporal Robert B. Weaver and Virginia State Trooper Basic responded to a structure fire in Millboro, to assist with traffic control. • Aug. More...

Early Files

‘Past 86’ doesn’t slow TV ‘hero’

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Nov. 2, 1989 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell Jr. was publisher, Danny Smith was editor. MONTEREY ­— When Monterey’s Glen Hammer was More...

25 years ago

September 12, 1985

• A fire, believed to be electrical in origin, caused extensive damage to the home of Erwin S. “Shad” Solomon, Bath County’s Commonwealth Attorney, last Saturday. More...

50 years ago

September 8, 1960

• Bobby Ralston, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Ralston of McDowell, is the new Master Highland. Sharing the limelight as Little Miss Highland is Betty Sue Hiner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hiner of McDowell. More...


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