June 28, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Another guilty of charges related to robbery

MONTEREY - "I find him guilty," said Highland County circuit court judge Thomas Wood Wednesday at the trial of Carroll "Bill" Hinkle Jr. of Blue Grass. More...

Coursey Springs' role in fish disease not likely, but nothing's ruled out yet, state officials say

WILLIAMSVILLE - Does Coursey Springs fish cultural station have a connection to recent diseased and dying fish in the Cowpasture river? "It's a fair question," says Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries biologist Paul Bugas. More...

Utility application lacking, state says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. More...

Bath officials prepare to vote on comp plan

WARM SPRINGS - With the state-mandated clock to take action running down, the Bath County board of Supervisors finished up changes to the new county comprehensive plan Tuesday. More...

Court Cases

Bath County

HOT SPRINGS - The following decisions were handed down in Bath County General District Court on June 6. Criminal and traffic divisions: Nichol Lynn Bednarczyk, speeding 46/30, continued to Sept. More...

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The last few weeks has been hay making time in the Highlands, but farmers find they're having to dodge a lot of late afternoon thunderstorms to attend to the task. More...

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Members of the Woodrow Wilson Ruritan District Cabinet attended the 2007 Ruritan National Summer Leadership Conference in Dublin June 20-22 to learn about new programs designed to improve communities. More...

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Ranger Pat Sheridan of the Warm Springs Ranger District and his wife, Peg, visited the Highland County Public Library Tuesday to share a presentation of animal skulls and antlers with children. More...

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Bath senior citizens recently took an overnight trip to Lancaster, Pa., where they toured Amish country and went to the Sight and Sound Millenium Theater to see "In the Beginning." The trip was arranged with the help of Bath County Parks and Recreati More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors

Highland Modular Conference Center Tuesday, July 3 7:30 p.m. Raymond Lightner, Highland County Transportation Superintendent - Report on county roads and projects. More...

Highland Center to host reunion of 44 classes from Monterey High School

MONTEREY - The Highland Center will host the Monterey High School Reunion of classes 1922-1966, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 13-15. More...

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On Thursday, June 14, the Bath County Chamber of Commerce held a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Bath County Meals on Wheels program. The raffle winner, Mary Susan Blankenship, donated her half of the money to the program. More...

Reunion

Carpenter family

BOLAR - The descendants of Joseph Carpenter and his wife Martha Wiley held their 17th annual family reunion Sunday, June 10, at the Bolar Ruritan Hall, in Bolar. President Otis Carpenter, Jr. welcomed everyone. More...

Library notes

We want to thank each and every one of you who came out to our annual open house for National Library Week. More...

Fish kill on river remains mystery

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Special Sections

Schools

Academic Honor

William Conn

FREDERICKSBURG - William Conn, 16, a rising junior at Stafford Senior High School, has been selected and has chosen to attend this summer's Governor's School for Visual & Performing Arts at the University of Richmond. More...

Academic Honor

John Coleman

HOT SPRINGS - The president, faculty, and graduating class of the University of Mary Washington announce John Elliott Coleman has received the degree of bachelor of arts in English, graduating magna cum laude, during the 96th annual commencement, More...

Academic Honor

Kari Lynne Botkin FERRUM - Kari Lynne Botkin of McDowell, a sophomore at Ferrum College, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2007 semester. More...

Religion

Religion

Women's Friday Morning Bible Study learns about "Matthew," at 8:15 a.m. Fridays at the Mountain View Room, Highland County Public Library. Call Cathy Dray, (540) 468-2301 or Margie Boesch, (540) 468-3328 to register. More...

Dr. Swope to preach July 1

WARM SPRINGS - Dr. Don Swope, retired Presbyterian minister from Florida, will conduct the morning worship service at Warm Springs Presbyterian Church, Sunday, July 1 at 11 a.m. More...

Home & Property

Shamrock & Stephenson among company leaders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - United Country Real Estate president Lou Francis recently announced United Country- Shamrock & Stephenson Realty, Inc of Monterey holds the No. More...

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Joyce Sweitzer (right) was the door prize winner at the Highland Farmers' Market June 22. She was presented with a pint of blackberry jam by Jenny Botkin of Blue Roof Caterers. (Photo courtesy The Highland Center) More...

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Highland's 4-H livestock judging team weeds the corn patch and applies fertilizer in preparation for August sweet corn sales. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Competiveness and comraderie are usually contadictory concepts. Not so at last week's fourth annual Bath County Triathlon. Early finishers waited at the end of the race to cheer on those who had yet to complete the grueling test of endurance. More...

Don't leave 'wiggle room' for wind companies

Under the current state of wind energy development in the Appalachian chain, Bath County supervisors should be wary of leaving any "wiggle room" in the comprehensive plan where this particular type of utility is concerned. More...

New Highland Hills 5-K run an enjoyable event

Editor, The Recorder, Thanks to all the great volunteers at the Highland Hills 5-K. They selected a course that was as beautiful as it was challenging. What a great event. We look forward to many more fun races in the future. More...

Jack Mountain wind permit denied

Liberty Gap likely to appeal

FRANKLIN, W.Va. - It's counted as a victory, but the celebration will be brief. West Virginia's Public Service Commission has refused to grant a certificate for an industrial wind energy plant in Pendleton County. More...

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After dropping off one of his daughters at camp in Bath County, former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner visited Monterey last Friday. More...

'I'm nobody's whipping boy,' says superintendent

MONTEREY - At the end of a school year that saw Highland County Public Schools $107,000 in the black at year's end, teacher satisfaction high, and public perception of the system generally favorable, superintendent Gary Blair found himself defendi More...

Report dead fish

Anyone with information related to the fish kills in the Cowpasture River is asked to call the Virginia Department of Environmental regional office in Harrisonburg at (540) 574- 7800 or toll-free in Virginia at (800) 592-5482. More...

Bath schools end with $300,000+ surplus

Board wants to know where the money went

WARM SPRINGS - During Tuesday's Bath County School Board meeting, members voiced repeated questions concerning the fiscal year close-out report where they learned of a $323,140 budget surplus and how the surplus was spent. More...

Former governor visits Monterey

MONTEREY - It's not every day Virginia's least populated county seat entertains a nationally recognized leader, but Monterey residents siezed the opportunity last Friday to shake hands with former Gov. Mark Warner. More...

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On June 5, the Bolar Ruritan Club held its annual family picnic, membership drive. More...

Bolar Ruritan flag essay winners presented

Seeing the 50 stars

When people look at the American flag they see 50 stars, red and white stripes, and a blue square. Each one of those things means something different to me. More...

Highland native releases new book

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Highland County native Ray Bussard has released a book, "Spizzerinctum, the Ray Bussard Story," about his life. It chronicles his childhood in Highland County, his college days at Bridgewater, his athletic and coaching careers. More...

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Thursday, June 14 the Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual membership meeting and picnic at the Dominion Generation Recreation Area at Back Creek. More...

Court Cases

Highland County

MONTEREY - The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on April 4. More...

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Twenty years and 17 inches equals Locks of Love. Recently, Fern Pritt cut Caroline Pritt's hair at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - Warm summer sun and afternoon showers bring many colorful wildflowers to fields and roadsides in late June and early July. More...

Former governor visits Monterey

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Another guilty of charges related to robbery

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Obituaries

DARRELL WADE GUMM, JR.

MONTEREY - Darrell Wade Gumm Jr., 49, of Monterey, died Thursday, June 21, 2007 at his home. He was born July 25, 1957 at Hot Springs, a son of JoAnn Hartman and Darrell W. Gumm Sr., both ofMonterey. On May 18, 1985, he married Robin Armstrong. More...

MILDRED M. TAYLOR

DUNMORE, W.Va. - Mildred Maxine Hiner Taylor, 75, of Dunmore, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007, at her home in Dunmore. Born Dec. 11, 1931, at Monterey, Va., she was a daughter of the late Howard Russell and Madge White Hiner. More...

TROY DEAN

WARM SPRINGS - Troy Dean, 89, of Warm Springs, died Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor. He was born May 26, 1918 in Wise County, the son of the late Grat and Tempie Stapleton Dean. More...

Sports

Sun, smiles trump pain at Moomaw

LAKE MOOMAW- The mist was rising off the deep blue-green water of Lake Moomaw early last Saturday as hundreds of racers stretched while the sounds of the Bee Gees and Maroon 5 piped over the loudspeaker. More...

Correction

In last week's Recorder, in a picture on page 30, the Millboro Scapper at bat was incorrectly identified. The batter's name is Trevor Fullen. All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. More...

Pool fund gets another $10,000

MONTEREY - Funding for the new Highland pool stands at $231,982 after another successful month of fundraising. More...

Calendar

BATH

Friday, June 29 Cavern Valley Civic Association holds a special bingo to benefit Wes and Jayme Roberts at the community center in Burnsville, 7 p.m. Douthat State Park hosts Wee Ranger Day Camp, ages 4-6, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

June 18 - Responded to report of tree down on U.S. 220 south of Hot Springs. June 19 - Responded to complaint of skateboarders in Mitchelltown. June 19 - Responded to second complaint of skateboarders in Mitchelltown. More...

Early Files

Bath extension agent honored

Edito's note: The following article was gleaned from the July 5, 1973 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher. BOLAR - "Really, I'm overwhelmed." That's how M.L. More...

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This photograph appeared on the front page of the Nov. 16, 1967 Highland Recorder. John Hammer, left rear, will be installed as president of the Stonewall Ruritan Club for 1968. Fred Pullin, at his right, will serve as vice president. More...

25 years ago

JULY 1, 1982

According to Highland County Sheriff Milton Ralston, there was an attempted break-in here at the office of Dr. T.E. Billingsley Thursday night of last week. More...


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