July 26, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

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Sticky business! Honeybees swarm at the old McCutcheon home on Doe Hill Road in Highland this week. A hive reported to number 70,000-80,000 bees was between the walls. More...

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Members of the Highland County Rescue Squad and the McDowell Volunteer Fire Department carry injured Pittman employee Jeff Pritt to the waiting Carilion Life Guard 10 for transfer to Roanoke Memorial Hospital Tuesday. More...

BCHS renovations well under way

Oops, there goes the principal's office and guidance, and the ceiling and the windows ... More...

Catherine Hirsh recalls 42 years in Garden Club

MEADOW LANE - Flower-bedecked chapeaux. Breezy summer sundresses. Genteel conversation. Sounds like just what you'd expect at a garden party, eh? More...

School board adopts discipline plan, appoints personnel

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County school board has adopted a new division code of conduct to define unacceptable behavior and the actions that will be taken in response. Dr. More...

Parade awards available

The Millboro Volunteer Fire Association will present awards in the following categories during its carnvial parade this year: 1. Best Appearing Municipal Fire Engine 2. Best Appearing Rural Fire Engine 3. More...

Vaus presents a guide to C.S. Lewis

MONTEREY - Will Vaus grew up reading the books of C.S. More...

Library Notes

I am thrilled to report this year's summer reading program has been our best ever. Ninety-one kids have signed up to participate in the reading incentive program and 28 of them have completed their activity logs and claimed prizes already. More...

Monterey school history on display

MONTEREY - Pictures and memorabilia from Monterey High School are on display in the gymnasium of The Highland Center. The public is invited to come and view the display, which will be up through the first weekend in September. More...

Correction

In last week's Recorder story on the Millboro High School reunion, a picture was misidentified. Ann Hall Higgins, right, also noted she was in the class of 1956, not 1957, as stated in the caption. More...

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Bill Harman reaches in between the first and second floor of the Bendel's home near Doe Hill to cut away the honeycomb while searching for the qeeen bee. More...

Fred Scheer's Lumberjack shows set for Augusta fair

FISHERSVILLE - Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. No it's not Superman - these "men of steel" are lumberjacks. More...

Bath in new health care survey

BLACKSBURG - The Virginia Rural Health Resource Center, on behalf of the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Public Health Policy is conducting a community hospital satisfaction survey. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Astronomy courses offered for fall semester at DSLCC

CLIFTON FORGE - Astronomy I (NAS 131) will be offered at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College on the main campus in Clifton Forge this fall, with David Barrett as the instructor. More...

Academic Honor

Brianna Colleen Duff and Anthony Lee Lockridge

CLIFTON FORGE - Proceeds from the Dabney S. More...

Sign language course offered at college this fall

CLIFTON FORGE - "American Sign Language" (ASL 101) will be offered on the main campus of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College this fall on Thursdays from 6-8:50 p.m. with Dr. Gary Pillow as the instructor. More...

Religion

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On Sunday, July 1, Mountain Grove United Methodist Church honored Zona Landes for her many years of service to church, family, community and friends. During the 11 a.m. More...

Garth Newel students to perform at St. Luke's

HOT SPRINGS - Student musicians participating in the summer program at Garth Newel will perform at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hot Springs this Sunday, July 29, and next Sunday, Aug 5. More...

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Conley Colaw, gardener for the Beverages on Spruce Street, Monterey, tends to a recently bloomed dahlia. More...

Valley High School holds 60th reunion

HOT SPRINGS - The Valley High School class of 1947 held its 60th reunion on Saturday, July 7. The class of 41 classmates has held a reunion every five years since graduating in 1947. More...

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After the July 9 meeting of the Monterey Lions Club, president Herb Lightner (far right) presented letters of appreciation to (from left): Fred Frye, Buckie Reynolds, Gene Meyers, Francis Fenn, and George Hooke III. More...

Letters

No one devotes more time, energy to Highland

Editor, The Recorder, The letter you recently elected to publish referencing sending supervisor Jerry Rexrode to China was in poor taste. As a newspaper, you have a choice as to what is appropriate to publish. More...

Thanks, Jerry Rexrode, for all you've done

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to take this opportunity to address the letter from Jimmy Carter in the July 12 issue of The Recorder in reference to supervisor Jerry Rexrode. More...

Monterey reunion generated memories

Editor, The Recorder, In 1939, the new Monterey High School building was a "teenager" - 18 years old. I, too, was a teenager that year. More...

Old Millboro school facing doom or bloom

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Dividing McDowell

Historic preservation, growth should balance

MONTEREY - With assurances from Howard Kittell, executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, that most of the McDowell battlefield had been protected and growth areas west of McDowell will be respected, More...

History project in need of old photos

McDOWELL - Chris Scott of McDowell is compiling a pictorial history book of Highland County after he had submitted a proposal to Arcadia Publishing, which was accepted. More...

Grant money will bring preschool to Millboro

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County schools have received a grant to pay for equipment and first-year operating expenses for a full preschool for at-risk four-year-olds at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Head Waters couple restoring school house

MONTEREY - "It's like taking a step back in time," said Cy Houff. More...

Soldiers prepared for a battle that never was

Expert explains significance of Confederate breastworks on Shenandoah

MONTEREY - Dr. More...

Millboro carnival whirls into town

MILLBORO - Four days next week carry the promise of a fun time in town, when the Millboro Volunteer Fire Association hosts its annual Firemen's Carnival from Wednesday to Saturday, Aug. 1-4, in the industrial park. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - Orchids, orchids everywhere in the fields and woods of the Highlands this week and next. More...

Millboro Happenings

The Millboro Area Rescue Squad is back in operation after passing a state inspection last Friday, July 20. The inspection was conducted by Paul Fleenor from the Office of Emergency Medical Service at the state's Department of Health. More...

Academic Honor

James Lawrence Minetree IV

MILLBORO - James Lawrence Minetree IV has been accepted into the class of 2009 at the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. More...

Class member recaps Millboro High reunion

MILLBORO - Anne Hall Higgins, who graduated from Millboro High School in 1956, was coordinator and emcee for the reunion held Saturday, July 7, for classes 1930-70. The event was held at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Second sales tax holiday coming in early August for school supplies

RICHMOND - Need school supplies and clothing for the fall? Plan your shopping for the first weekend in August and you will save some money. Virginia's second sales tax holiday is set for Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 5. More...

BCH announces new gynecological clinic

HOT SPRINGS - Bath Community Hospital announces its new monthly gynecological clinic with Nina K. Smith, MD, of Harrisonburg. The clinics will be scheduled the first Monday of each month, beginning Aug. 6. More...

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The Highland County Chamber of Commerce visitor information kiosk at the Highland County Courthouse was removed Monday to make way for the construction of the veterans' memorial. Richard Waybright manned the heavy equipment. More...

Obituaries

LILLIAN D. KINCAID

BOLAR - Lillian D. Kincaid, 89, of Bolar, died Thursday, July 19, 2007 at the home of her daughter. She was born July 10, 1918 at Mustoe, a daughter of the late Ceba Blaine and Frances Doyle Doyle. More...

ANNE DALTON DUNCAN

ARLINGTON - Anne Dalton Duncan, 68, died on July 15, 2007 in Arlington. She is survived by her siblings Katherine D. More...

KATHLEEN H. CARPENTER

COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Kathleen H. Carpenter, 89, of Colonial Heights and formerly of Monterey, died Thursday, July 19, 2007 at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg. More...

Sports

Mountain Mama back in town Aug. 4

MONTEREY - Anyone looking for a room to rent in Highland County next weekend is out of luck. The rooms will be filled with people looking to test themselves on the sixth official running of the Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge. More...

Testing at pool site under way

MONTEREY - The progress of the Highland pool project is moving along. Commission chair Sherry Sullenberger reported that any day now soil engineers Froehling and Robinson will drill sample holes 20 feet deep at the Highland County pool site. More...

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Highland basketball campers listen as coach Verne Canfield gives advice. Canfield, coach at Grace Christian School in Staunton, has been coaching and giving camps for 51 years. "I enjoy it," he says. (Recorder photo by Geoff Cox) More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

July 18 - Investigated a report of damage by bears, Halterman Hollow Lane. July 18 - Transported inmate from Middle River Regional Jail to court, and returned. July 19 - Received a report of an obnoxious bear, Elk Run Road. More...

Early Files

Station at Head Waters has new chief

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

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This photo was taken at the Monterey Veterans of Foreign War. More...

25 years ago

JULY 29, 1982

High Valley, the 1,000-acre tract of mountain land straddling the state line between Highland County, Virginia, and Pendleton County, West Virginia, has now sold 94 of the planned 100 parcels of land. More...

Opinions & Commentary

It's now or never

In any rural community with roots as long and deep as those in Bath County, squandering opportunities to preserve heritage should not become a traditional path to its future. More...

Pictorial

It's been a long time coming, but we may soon see a plan of action in place that strikes a balance between the three groups preserving McDowell's Civil War battlefield and related sites and residents' who want the village to flourish with incre More...

A Wealth of Dearth

Rare, beautiful: More than a hobby

Much of what we experience in day-to-day of life seems random and without meaning. There are those who see meaning in everything and others who give no cosmic or spiritual connection to anything. More...



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