September 30, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Bath farmers’ market to close Saturday

Organizers say first year in Hot Springs was successful

HOT SPRINGS — Due to the recent stretch of hot, dry weather and other commitments for fall by several vendors, the last day of the Bath County Farmers’ Market will be Saturday instead of Oct. 30 as originally planned. More...

Grand Jury issues 19 indictments

WARM SPRINGS – A Bath grand jury issued 19 true bills Monday, Sept. 20. Three arrests had been made by Wednesday, Sept. 29, on nine of the indictments. More...

Small wind ordinance sent to supervisors

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County is one step closer to having an ordinance in place to regulate small, residential-type wind energy systems. The Bath County Planning Commission approved a proposed ordinance Monday. More...

Old Dairy Heritage Festival is Oct. 8-10

WARM SPRINGS — A new event created to celebrate Bath’s rich historical heritage is planned for Oct. 8-10 at the Homestead Preserve Old Dairy Community Center and The Homestead. More...

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At the rocketry demo by Valley AeroSpace Team last Friday, JMU professor Eric Pyle told Highland students that STEM studies (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) were important in today’s wor More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Oct. More...

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Warm Springs Valley Garden Club member, Lee Elliott, shown above, watering plants in the flower boxes at Herter Hall at Garth Newel. More...

Special Sections

Schools

On the agenda

Bath County Public School Board Tuesday, Oct. More...

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Highland County 4-H Cloverbud Club (five- to eight-year-olds) September meeting was the last one for 11 graduating members, including these five, who were members for the four years they were eligible More...

Religion

RELIGION

Saturday, Oct. 2 ¦ McDowell Presbyterian Church Fourth Annual Animal Blessing Service, 11 a.m. ¦ Monterey Presbyterian Church silent auction and yard sale, Spruce Street, Monterey, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Silent auction closes at 11:30 a.m. More...

Home & Property

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Millboro Elementary School has recently begun a program called “Big Boy Book Buddies.” Preschool children have a book buddy, from the seventh-grade, who comes and reads to them each Thursd More...

Fire and drought in Virginia: What should you do?

RICHMOND — Summer in Virginia was unusually hot and dry, and most of the state is suffering from moderate to severe drought. Many areas now have water restrictions. More...

Learn more about financial aid for HHS students

MONTEREY – The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge will hold a kick-off celebration for the Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP) to help Highland High School students. More...

Letters

Remind Homestead of promise to save Pools

Editor, The Recorder, I was very unhappy to read a letter to the editor in the Sept.16 issue of The Recorder written by two ladies, one from Pennsylvania and the other from Falls Church. More...

To send a letter to the editor for The Recorder:

The Recorder welcomes opinion from our readers. Letters should be typed or clearly hand-printed and kept as brief and to the point as possible. Submitted letters must contain a telephone number where the writer may be reached for verification. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Think twice before Bath office move

At the September Bath County board meeting, supervisors announced they have asked the Bath County Department of Social Services to move from its present location on the ground floor of the courthouse. More...

Pictorial

Mary Hodges, left, and Jackie Stephenson were elated at the turnout, and overall success, of the Bath County Farmer’s Market at the new location in downtown Hot Springs when the season opened, a More...

Instead of asking more questions, I’ll answer a few

Say What?

Part of a reporter’s is to ask people all kinds of questions. In the course of my work, sometimes people ask me questions, too. I’ll attempt to answer a few of them that seem to arise most often. More...

Big Hollow fire 80 percent contained

MILLBORO SPRINGS — A forest fire that has burned about 117 acres in the Big Hollow drainage area near Millboro Springs is 80 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. More...

Year-long investigation results in major drug bust

CLIFTON FORGE — Randall Wayne Jackson Jr., 37, of Clifton Forge, was arrested Sept. 15 on several counts related to drugs following a year-long investigation by the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force spearheaded by Capt. More...

Monterey UMC has new pastor

MONTEREY — The Rev. Clayton Payne reported to work July 1 at the Monterey United Methodist Charge. More...

Planes take to the air during festival weekend

EMS Day slated for Oct. 9 in Monterey

MONTEREY — Don’t be surprised next weekend to hear small planes buzzing the skies around Highland County. More...

Correction

County administrator Roberta Lambert pointed out an error in last week’s story on the alleged violations of zoning ordinances on Town Hill near Monterey. More...

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Highland resident Patti Reum organized a vigil last Thursday, Sept. 23, at 9 p.m., when Teresa Lewis was put to death. Lewis was the only woman on death row in Virginia. More...

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Members of McDowell Presbyterian Church have recently undertaken efforts to help preserve Clover Creek church, located about seven miles south of McDowell. More...

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What started as a small church project in Claude and Ruby Broce’s back yard in the early 1950s has now become a state of the art Apple Butter Festival. More...

Obituaries

FREDA MAE ZANONE

MILLBORO — Freda Mae Zanone, 63, of 551 Tunnel Hill Road, Millboro, passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. More...

JEAN PHILLIPS CATLETT

COVINGTON — Mrs. Jean Phillips Catlett, 71, of 206 East Madison Street, Covington, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at her residence. She was the wife of George Franklin Catlett Sr., who preceded her in death in 1999. More...

Sports

Highland sports legend passes

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Highland County’s most successful athlete, Ray Bussard, died last Wednesday, Sept. 22. He was 82. More...

Chargers homecoming guests for Warriors

WARM SPRINGS — Tomorrow (Friday) the Bath County Chargers (1-3) travel across the mountain to resume a border battle with the Pocahontas County Warriors after a two-year hiatus. More...

Chargers knock down Rockets

WARMS SPRINGS — The Bath County Charger volleyball squad began defense of their Pioneer title with a convincing, 25-19, 25-19, 25-14, over a tough Craig County squad Tuesday evening in Warm Springs. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Sept. 20 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a noise complaint on Kenwood Road. • Sept. 20 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker, and Deputy William D. Sexton unlocked a vehicle in the Warm Springs area. More...

Early Files

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Bottlemilk — if they don’t feed me, I’ll go to my source. That seems to be the thoughts of this family pet lamb that belonged to John Reynolds of Monterey when he was a child. More...

Doe Hill magneto phones last to go in Virginia

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 28, 1971 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

OCToBER 3, 1985

• The United Methodist Church at Seybert Hills on Strait Creek celebrated its 100th anniversary last week, having been dedicated on Sept. 27, 1885. More...


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