July 19, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

SCC hears more on wind project

RICHMOND - In yet another round of testimony, the environment played a central role in discussions on how a proposed 39-megawatt industrial wind utility may or may not be harmful to some of the richest and rarest species of wildlife in Virginia. More...

Liberty Gap does not ask PSC to reconsider W.Va. wind proposal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - After filing for more time to decide, Liberty Gap LLC has opted not to ask the West Virginia Public Service Commission to reconsider its decision denying a state permit for the proposed wind energy utility in Pendleton County. More...

Monterey High gathers classes '22-'66

MONTEREY - The Highland Center hosted the reunion of the Monterey High School classes of 1922-66 last weekend, with around 300 alumni in attendance. More...

Millboro woman travels with Clydesdales

MILLBORO - It's obvious Amy Trout loves her job as a handler for a team of the Budweiser Clydesdale horses for Anheuser-Busch, which travels the East Coast for shows, parades and fairs. More...

Wedding

Burns - Williford

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica - On Monday, May 7, 2007, Aaron Kyle Williford and Tiffany Lynn Burns were wed under cloudless, blue skies on the beach at the Club Hotel Riu in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. More...

Skating in the rain ...

Justin Hughes didn't let the rain stop him Tuesday afternoon at the skateboard park. The umbrella might have been as much help with balance as it was with the weather. More...

New farmers' market pavilion opens

MONTEREY - Fresh produce, Virginia made fruit products, and baked goods were only a few of the options shoppers had at the Highland Farmers' Market last Friday, held for the first time in the all-but-complete farmers' market pavilion. More...

New director has sports in his blood

MONTEREY - The search for a recreation/athletic director for Highland county is over. Last Wednesday the county filled the position by hiring Brian Parker of Suffolk. More...

Griffin seeks second term as commissioner

General Election 2007

MONTEREY - Bobbie Griffin is running for a second term as Highland County Commissioner of the Revenue. She has worked for the commissioner of the revenue's office for 20 years. More...

Reunion

Townsend

CHURCHVILLE - Descendants of Icie and Howard Townsend recently met at St. James United Methodist Church for their annual reunion. Hostesses were Linda Townsend, Carol Cash and Cindy Woods. Dotty Hevener welcomed family and guests. More...

Photos

The Monterey Lions Club put on the first street dance of the summer last Saturday on Spruce Street in Monterey. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Survey says . . .

HHS grads say education good, but improvements needed

MONTEREY - Highland High School principal Randy Hooke surveyed 28 of the 32 members of the class of 2006 in March to find out how well their high school diplomas prepared them for work or advanced training. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland Elementary School principal Teresa Blum told the Highland County School Board Monday the summer reading program is complete and summer enrichment began Monday with classes in clogging, pottery, and Spanish. More...

Academc Achievement

Schuyler Haynes LEWISTON, Maine - Schuyler L. Haynes of Bacova, Va., was among 464 graduates to receive a bachelor's degree May 27 from Bates College during the college's 141st commencement exercises. More...

Religion

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Pastor Lynn Wright along with six adults and 10 youth from Ashwood United Methodist Church attended all three days of Kingsfest at King's Dominion July 5-8. Here the group is ready for the night's concert. More...

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...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 20, 21, 22 Bath County Art Show at Valley Elementary School, U.S. 220 south of Hot Springs from 1:30-5 p.m. daily. Free admission. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

July 12 - Assisted citizen with keys locked in residence. July 12 - Investigated report of vandalism on Mill Gap Road. July 12 - Investigated a report of a bear on the porch of a residence on Great Pains Lane. More...

Sheriff's Report

July 10 - Responded with Hot Springs Rescue Squad to a Hot Springs residence for person who was unresponsive. July 10 - Citizen reported a possible scam. More...

Early Files

Church relic goes missing

Editor's note: This article was gleaned from the Aug. 2, 1973 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher. More...

Loitering banned at post office

MONTEREY - Highland County Sheriff Glen Hammer announced yesterday that the Monterey Post Office is off limits for loitering and summonses will be written for violators. More...

Cartoon

This 1940s-era postcard could have been purchased at any five and dime or general store in the Highland County area. A one-cent stamp would have mailed the greeting anywhere in the United States. (Photo courtesy Kent Botkin) More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Millboro High School had its "all graduating classes" reunion July 7, a biennial event held since 1999. Monterey High School had its first "all graduating classes" reunion July 13-15. Millboro hosted 250; Monterey had about 300. More...

Getting centered, marking milestones

For 10 years there's been plenty of talk about promoting entrepreneurs, supporting local businesses, and opening up opportunities for jobs in Highland County. More...

Conversations

Time is running out; no time to watch the watch

On my dining room table sat a wind-up clock. It was an unexpected gift from a friend. I remember telling him how much I enjoyed wind-up clocks, especially the kind where you can watch the gears turn. I never expected he would buy me one. More...

Highland Center seeks $2 million

MONTEREY - "She's past due for necessary repairs and improvement for the continued and expanded enjoyment of the Highland Community," said Lloyd Bird, president of The Highland Center board, last Friday. More...

Officials tour Millboro to see flood damage

MILLBORO - A lack of adequate drainage from Cabin Creek on Lower Yard Road during periods of heavy rain is causing worry and frustration with repeated flooding that affects residents here, as well as the Buckingham Branch Railroad Co. More...

Millboro High reunion brings 250 together

MONTEREY - "We are blessed to have been brought up in this county," said Beatrice Clark, Millboro High School Class of 1957. Millboro High School classes of 1916-1970 held their reunion July 7 at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Walters' passing a loss to Bath County

MILLBORO - His well-written obituary tells us, "Edward T. Walters, public servant, cattleman, and ardent conservationist, died on July 10, 2007. He was 78 years old." Ed Walters was ageless. A renaissance man. More...

Millboro Happenings

Millboro Christian Church is hosting Vacation Bible School Monday, July 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a variety of events for any area children from preschool to sixth grade. More...

Bath County Art Show 2007 Award Winners

ASHWOOD - The 43rd Bath County Art Show opened last weekend and runs through Sunday, July 22. More than 600 pieces are on display at Valley Elementary School. More...

More gypsy moth mayhem?

WARM SPRINGS - State forester John Wright told the Bath County board of supervisors last week the gypsy moth population may experience another devastating explosion next year in Bath or Highland counties. More...

Bath recreation meets goal

HOT SPRINGS - Bath County Parks and Recreation director Mark Nelson compiled an annual report outlining the department's achievements throughout the year. More...

Doyle running for commissioner of the revenue

General Election 2007

MONTEREY - "I believe I have the variety of work experiences and the background needed for this position," said Lunora Doyle, candidate for Highland County Commissioner of the Revenue. More...

Douthat State Parks hosts 9th annual Arts and Crafts Fair

DOUTHAT - The Ninth Annual Douthat State Park Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on July 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Upper Beach Parking Area. Crafters from several different states will be on hand to display and sell their handcrafted items. More...

Photo

Burgundy Hicks, 11, of Blue Grass, holds the 10 inches of hair she had cut to donate to Locks of Love. She is the daughter of Richie and Christy Hicks. (Recorder photo by Geoff Cox) More...

Court Cases

HOT SPRINGS - The following decisions were handed down in Bath County General District Court on June 27. More...

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Highland civic organizations gathering support to build a veterans' memorial on the Highland County courthouse lawn. Last week Dr. Richard Robinson (left) and his wife, Dottie, contributed the first private donation to the memorial. More...

Obituaries

EDWARD T. WALTERS

MILLBORO - Edward T. Walters, public servant, cattleman, and ardent conservationist, died of pneumonia on July 10, 2007. He was 78 years old. More...

HUGH T. BALDWIN

FISHERSVILLE - Hugh T. Baldwin, of 172 Tinkling Spring Rd., passed away Monday, July 16, 2007 at Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 89. Born July 31, 1917 in Bath County, he was a son of the late George James and Rosa M. More...

LETA BELLE SIMMONS

MONTEREY - Leta Belle Simmons, 91, of Monterey, died Saturday, July 14, 2007 in Fredericksburg. She was born Sept. 1, 1915 at Doe Hill, a daughter of the late Ernest William and Hannah Catherine Hise Mitchell. Mrs. More...

Sports

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There is only two mores weeks until the annual Mountain Mama Bike Challenge! The date for the ride is Saturday, August 4. To encourage the participation of more Highland riders the recreation commission will give a bike away to one local rider. More...

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The Bath County Senior Softball team finished the season 12 and 8, with a tournament appearance in Covington where they won three and lost two. "The entire team showed heart, spirit, and teamwork. More...

HIGHLAND MIXED LEAGUE

Summer League

July 11, 2007 Throw A Ways - (26-14): Karen Lohr, Vernon Wooddell, Terry Gordon. Beauty and the Beast - (23-17): Gene Meyers, Sharon Harper, John Lohr. Sunshine Boys - (22-18): Zack Phillips, Mike Klugh, Fred Frye. More...

Home & Property

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - Many favorite summer wildflowers begin blooming in early summer and continue to flower through to fall. Black-eyed susan, Rudbeckia hirta, is a native wildflower which often blooms in fields and gardens most of the summer. More...

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Josh Peters of Bath County recently received the rank of Eagle Scout after completing his Eagle Scout project. Peters and volunteers from BSA Troop 95 painted the outside of the Bath County Senior Center. More...

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Homestead Preserve hosted "Cheers for the Chamber" last Thursday at the newly renovated "Old Dairy" facility; 57 members attended to enjoy touring the grounds and networking with other members. More...

Letters

Highland loses without supervisor Rexrode

Editor, The Recorder, As a Highland County native and landowner, I must respond to Mr. Carter's letter from last week. More...

Sad to see harsh words about Jerry Rexrode

Editor, The Recorder, In response to the letter from Jimmy Carter, Gastonia, North Carolina, July 12, issue of The Recorder. It is really sad to pick up our local paper and read such blasphemy against one of our outstanding supervisors. More...

Official serves his county in more ways than one

Editor, The Recorder, First of all, I can't believe you printed such stupidity in your paper as that written by Mr. Jimmy Carter of Gastonia, N.C.; however, since you did choose to print such nonsense, I feel compelled to respond. More...


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