October 28, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Homestead Preserve sales start to step up

HOT SPRINGS — The economy and the real estate business are still in a down cycle, but the co-general manager and broker of the Homestead Preserve say things are beginning to look up for the development. More...

Libertarian candidate challenges Goodlatte

MONTEREY — “The problem is, you have to go the federal government to beg for money,” said Stuart Bain, Libertarian candidate for the Sixth Congressional District. He was talking about federal road maintenance. More...

Fund-raiser planned for Tracy Chapman

MONTEREY The Highland school community, which has provided meals, drinks, and other items for the Chapman family for several weeks, is planning a fund-raiser to help with medical bills, which are already pouring in. More...

Highland Telephone gets recognized with community award

ARLINGTON — The Foundation for Rural Service honored National Telecommunications Cooperative Association member, Highland Telephone Cooperative, Monterey, as the recipient of the annual FRS Community Development Award during NTCA’s fall More...

Trick or treat on Saturday this weekend

If there were a prize for pumpkins decorated at home, perhaps the prizes for prettiest, funniest and most original would go to the Williams family of Ashwood. More...

Paving scam earns Bluefield man jail time

MONTEREY — On Oct. 2, 2009, Tommy Lee Addison, 50, of Bluefield, W.Va., was arrested and held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail for defrauding a Highland County man of $3,800. On March 16, he appeared before Judge Humes J. More...

Writer explains nature of his craft

Editor’s note: Writer Paul Klein of Head Waters explains his craft in a question and answer format with Recorder writer James Jacenich. The Recorder: First question, now that you have finished this book, is there another in the works? More...

Hammer Family Reunion

BLUE GRASS — The annual gathering of the Luther and Esther Hammer family and friends was held at the Blue Grass Ruritan Building Oct. 10, 2010. Bill Wagner welcomed those attending, updated the family history and gave the invocation. More...

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Beverly Shelling of Staunton was the winner of the Highland County Craft Shop raffle. More...

Congressional seat, 3 amendments on Tuesday’s ballot

MONTEREY — It’s often said that national midterm elections are the time when the party not in the White House gets a chance to take control of Congress. More...

College student assists hometown non-profit

MONTEREY ­— After he completed his freshman year at the University of Virginia, Michael Botkin, a 2009 Highland High School graduate, returned home for summer. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Academic Achievement

Tyler Bradley

HOT SPRINGS — Tyler Bradley, son of David and Wanda Bradley of Hot Springs, is a 2010 graduate of Wyotech Technical College. He graduated with a 3.0 grade point average, and perfect attendance. More...

2010-11 Bath snow routes, school closings, delays

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Schools reminds parents of the snow routes for the 2010-11 school year and urges them to review this information carefully, as changes have been made to the list of routes. More...

Sports

Chargers pound Rockets with rushing

NEW CASTLE — The Bath County running game ran for 275 yards behind a bruising offensive line as the Chargers defeated Craig County 28-15 Friday night. More...

Pioneer District football

Standings District Overall Points Opp. More...

Chargers defeat Cougars and Rams

Covington at Bath WARM SPRINGS — Charger senior Amelia Walters slapped nine kills and four aces as the Bath defeated the Covington Cougars 25-15, 25-13, 25-18, Thursday evening for senior night. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Oct. 21 — Sergeant James W. Bryan III responded to a report of a possible prowler in the Hot Springs area. • Oct. 21 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver unlocked a vehicle in the Hot Springs area. • Oct. More...

Early Files

Photos

This postcard was found in a “memory box” belonging to Pat Wilson of Colonial Heights, a Recorder subscriber. The postcard was addressed to Miss May Baldwin, Bolar, and is dated Oct. More...

25 years ago

OCTOBER 31, 1985

• A poorly tied knot has been blamed for the death of a Kentucky man who fell 100 feet while climbing at Seneca Rocks last Saturday. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 27, 1960

• The congregation of the McDowell Presbyterian Church will observe the 138th anniversary of its founding, Sunday, Oct. 30 with at service at 11 a.m., a fellowship hour with a covered dish dinner at noon, and a brief service at 1:30 p.m. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Abbie Gale McComb offers suggestions on polling place setup during the election officers training session held this week in Bath County. And at right, Sharon Lindsay (left) gives advice on explaining the ballot to voters. More...

Confidence, with caution

Is it too early to feel comfortable about our local economy? Maybe, but hearing cautious optimism from the Homestead Preserve should help some of our local businesses feel at least a small measure of hope things will turn around. More...

Halloween came early

Conversations

It was a typical ending to a typical walk. Twice a day, Roxy and I venture out and about our fair town. Twice a day at the completion of our duties, I let her go at the edge of our driveway so she can run to the front door of our house. More...

Chargers take 13th District title

WARM SPRINGS — Led by a overpowering defensive line, the Bath County Chargers sacked all-district James River quarterback Jordan Talbott five times, including one by DE Matthew Quantz that knocked him out of the game in the third quarter, and d More...

In her own words

Editor’s note: Tracy Chapman, 18, has been a driving force among Highland County’s youth for years. More...

Millboro woman sentenced; others face judge

WARM SPRINGS – If she obeys all laws, Tonya Howard can avoid five years in prison. More...

Goodlatte seeking 10th term in congress

HOT SPRINGS — Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he is ready to keep working for the 6th District of Virginia, and is asking voters to elect him to a 10th term in the Nov. 2 election. More...

‘I balanced the federal budget,’ says Vanke

MONTEREY — The tall, thin man in the business suit squeezed into a booth at High’s Restaurant and devoured an eightounce blue cheese burger Sept. 17. He had been campaigning all day, focusing this trip on Bath and Highland counties. More...

First Tee teaches more than golf to Bath students

HOT SPRINGS — At first glance, the average person may not associate learning how to play golf with learning life skills. More...

Monterey woman gets six months for assault on police officer

MONTEREY — After a wild night of partying March 25, Mindy DeAscentis, 34, of Monterey, was facing the possibility of going to prison. Were it not for a deal worked out between defense attorney John S. Hart Jr. More...

Habitual offender sentenced to time served

MONTEREY — Scott Lynn Morris, 39, of Moorefield, W.Va., said he was driving because his girlfriend at the time wasn’t feeling well. More...

Headwaters author reflects on life in essays

HEAD WATERS — Paul Klein retired to Highland County in 1992 after a 40-year career as a writer and producer of informational and educational films in Washington, D.C. The Greensboro, N.C. More...

Galanti keynote speaker at Veterans’ Day service

MONTEREY — Paul Galanti, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, will be the keynote speaker for the Highland County Veterans’ Day service hosted by Blue Grass Ruritan Club on Saturday, Nov. More...

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Quarry Hill set the scene for the Bath County Historical Society patrons’ party last month. The annual fundraiser brought more than $27,000 in donations from patrons across the country. More...

Correction

Last week’s story on the Virginia Cooperative Extension restructuring should have read, “The reorganization will cut the number of extension offices from 106 to 22 business centers.” More...

Escaped prisoner captured in Bath

MOUNTAIN GROVE — An escaped prisoner from West Virginia was apprehended in the Mountain Grove area Wednesday afternoon. More...

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Gary Smith (left), Highland County Animal Control Officer, received the Public Service Award from Kevin Kilgore, president of Virginia Animal Control Association, during a recent banquet, at the Staun More...

Obituaries

Robert N. Waddell Jr.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Robert N. Waddell Jr., formally of Hot Springs, Va. passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. He was 81 years old. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Jan. More...

Rodney Nelson Leary Sr.

BLUE RIDGE — Rodney Nelson Leary Sr., 77, of Blue Ridge, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean conflict. More...

Amy Vess Crizer

DURHAM, N.C. — Amy Vess Crizer, 26, of 104 Lochridge Drive, Durham, died at her residence on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, after a 21-month battle with leukemia. She was born June 6, 1984 in Alleghany County to Gregory E. and Kathrin Bodell Vess. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Thursday, Oct. 28 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist Church Women’s Group meets at the church at 7 p.m. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Bring paper goods and/or personal care items as a donation to Safe Home. More...

Home & Property

BARC names new general manager

MILLBORO — After months of conducting a nationwide search to fill the top post for BARC Electric Cooperative, the board of directors has named Michael J. More...

Farmers’ markets get $77,600 grant

MONTEREY — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has informed The Highland Center it will receive a $77,653 grant over two years under the Farmers’ Market Promotion Program. More...

Wedding

Gum — Cutlip

HOT SPRINGS — Rebecca Gum and Jeremy Cutlip were united in marriage on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at The Homestead resort, Hot Springs, with Pastor Jim Duncan officiating the ceremony. More...

Letters

Goodlatte congratulates Highland High School

Editor’s note: Kelly Wilmore, principal of Highland County High School, received the following letter Oct. 11 from Congressman Bob Goodlatte. Dear Mr. More...

Can Verizon expand McDowell cell coverage?

Editor, The Recorder, Reference: Article on “Cell Tower Planned for McDowell” published in the Oct. 14 issue of The Recorder. More...

Williamsville citizen addresses new P.O.

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent Oct. 27 to Jacob L. Cheeks, manager of the Richmond District of the United State Postal Service, and shared with The Recorder. Dear Mr. Cheeks: More...



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