June 26, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Senior planner to take leave from Central Shenandoah PDC

STAUNTON - Senior planner Darryl Crawford of the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission will take a 15-month leave of absence from the PDC starting Friday. More...

Citizens' alerting system is topic of work session

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County officials participated in a Code Red Thursday afternoon. No, it wasn't an actual emergency, but the end result could help save lives should one occur. More...

Correction

The June 12 article about noise in Monterey coming from David Botkin's landscape business quoted mayor Janice Warner as saying Botkin's business was allowed to operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Views on wind power clash at symposium

MONTEREY - Jonathan Miles and Rick Webb disagree when it comes to the viability of wind energy on the ridgelines of Virginia. More...

Bath school board debates $80,000 surplus

WARM SPRINGS - Tuesday, the Bath County School Board closed out it fiscal year with a remaining surplus in the general fund of $80,433. More...

Photos

Under the charred r emains of the prescribed burn tender shoots of rhododendron emerge. Keith Carson explained that while the plant structure above ground may burn and die, the roots will remain strong and hardy, ready to send up new growth. More...

DMV offices closed for Independence Day

RICHMOND - All Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle customer service centers will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. CSCs open on Saturdays will re-open for service on Saturday, July 5. More...

Record 'Camp Night' at Blue Grass

BLUE GRASS - Camp Night in Blue Grass, a fund-raiser for the Blue Grass Book Bank, brought a record crowd last weekend. More...

Gutshall - Good

CROSS KEYS - Doug and Mary Gutshall of Monterey announced the engagement of their daughter, Dana Marie Gutshall of Cross Keys, to Matthew Dwayne Good, also of Cross Keys. More...

Bath County foods featured in Millboro

Growth Spurts

Summer is here and local foods are kicking into high gear with the opening of the Bath County Farmers' Market at Lickety Splits near the intersection of Routes 39 and 42 in Millboro. More...

Missoula's 'Snow White' a pure delight

ASHWOOD - Absolutely delightful. Sparkling. And so well done! The Missoula Children's Theater production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" premiered, reprised and closed Saturday at Valley Elementary School. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center Tuesday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. ¦ Tim Fitzgerald, acting residency administrator, report on county roads and projects. More...

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Four generations recently celebrated Randolph Hevener's 90th birthday. Pictured are (l-r): Edmund Randolph Hevener Sr., Edmund Randolph Hevener III, Edmund Randolph Hevener II and baby Joseph Randolph Hevener. (Photo courtesy Sandy Hevener) More...

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The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recently presented awards honoring Law Enforcement Officers for their Excellence in Community Service and Public Safety. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Photos

Valley Elementary School held its annual art show, Thursday, May 29 for all grades from Head Start (fouryear old pre-school) to seventh grade. Ribbons were given for first and second place and one for best in show. More...

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HES Students earning Accelerated Reader Awards for the 2007-2008 school year were: Katie Amirault, 2nd grade Most Quizzes Passed and Most Points Earned; Will Thomas, 1st grade Most Quizzes Passes, Highest Average Correct, and Most Points Earned; Alli More...

Bryan and William Tuning

CHURCHVILLE­­ - Bryan and William Tuning, freshmen at Liberty University, have been placed on the dean's list for the spring semester. They have maintained a grade point average of 4.0 to receive this honor. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Regular Weekly Services Sundays ¦ Asbury United Methodist Church holds worship service at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. ¦ Ashwood United Methodist Church services at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH Mondays ¦ The Food Pantry at Ashwood United Methodist Church, 6-7 p.m. the first Monday of each month. For information call (540) 839-2276 and leave a message. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ June 18 - Deputies assisted citizen with medical emergency, Potomac River Road. ¦ June 18 - Assisted motorist with keys locked in vehicle, East Main Street. More...

Letters

Travel by air not as bad as report makes it seems

Editor, The Recorder, Margo Oxendine's recent article about Amtrak and air travel was interesting to say the least. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Hard dose of reality

It's tempting to overreact to Homestead Preserve's announcement this week that more than 16 percent of its staff had to be let go in the wake of lagging home site sales. But don't. More...

Pictorial

Turning this mob into a stage production in less than one week is truly a work of art. The artist, local theater director and arts council member Caroline Smith (the adult pictured somewhat to the left side of the photo) is that artist. More...

April snow, high spring temps surprise newcomer

Say What?

"Is this normal?" I have asked that question several times, both while in the process of deciding whether I actually wanted to move to the mountains and after doing so. More...

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Excavating for the new Monterey swimming pool began Wednesday morning by Walter Adams Construction of Hot Springs. More...

Merits of commercial wind power undecided statewide

MONTEREY - The proposed 39-megawatt wind utility Highland County played a central role last week in the statewide debate on the merits of generating power with wind. More...

Nowlin to serve as superintendent in Highland

MONTEREY - Percy "Buzz" Nowlin will serve as acting superintendent of Highland County Schools starting Aug. 1, replacing Gary Blair, who resigns effective July 31, one year before his contract ends. More...

Highland recreation commission seeks new director

MONTEREY - Highland recreation commission members, as they have for years, will again ask county supervisors to pay for a full-time director. More...

In Brief . .

Bath County Planning Commission

Monday night, the Bath County Planning Commission discussed an upcoming joint public hearing with the board of supervisors. More...

Bath planners learn about wind energy

WARM SPRINGS - High winds are hard to come by in Bath County. More...

Highland board cleans up accounts for end of year close-out on budget

MONTEREY - The Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday adjusted the school fund by more than $100,000 for the 2007-08 fiscal year to close out accounts. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County School Board

After Tuesday's Bath County School Board meeting, the board approved or accepted the following: n Classified personnel in the following categories - Aides: Carol Adkins, Tameria Ailstock, Brenda Altizer, Charmain Black, More...

Land Transfers

Highland County Stonewall District, Nancy W. and Arthur B. Davies to Bullpasture LP of Monterey, 5 acres, $0; Qualification, Benedict Bocchicchio, will; Qualification of executor, Ronald T. Malcolm, will; Youth Development Inc. More...

Chamber members enjoy annual picnic

WARM SPRINGS - A perfect June evening greeted members of the Bath County Chamber of Commerce for the group's annual meeting and picnic Thursday, June 19 at the Homestead Preserve Dairy Barn. Four new directors were chosen at the meeting. More...

Wrights - Cauley

HOT SPRINGS - Rick and Alicia Wrights of Hot Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Clinton Cauley, son of Tommy Cauley of Millboro and Norma Angel of Covington. More...

Red Cross looking for volunteer instructors

COVINGTON - The Jackson River Chapter, American Red Cross is in need of volunteer instructors for their Health and Safety Programs. We're looking for smart, motivated people who truly want to make a difference. More...

Cat and Owl: Eclectic decor, delectable food

Dining Delights

LOW MOOR - Sometimes, a restaurant has been in business for so long, it becomes, well, almost forgotten. I "rediscovered" the Cat & Owl last week, and the reunion was certainly joyous. More...

Millboro Happenings

By Gina Hamilton n This weekend marks the fifth annual quilt show and open house at Tender Heart Quilts on Route 42. On Friday and Saturday, the event will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Home & Property

Ryan and Darrah McDermott of Charlottesville were the winners of the door prize at The Highland Center's Healthy Lifestyles Farmers' Market. Bruce Folks of Bruce's Syrup and Candies presented them with A Little Bit Of Sweetness Basket. More...

Court Cases

Highland County

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

Obituaries

Clayton 'Randy' Hylton

MONTEREY - Clayton "Randy" Hylton, 57, of Monterey, died Thursday, June 19, 2008 at his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1950 in Richmond, a son of Ida Louise Cox Hylton and the late Henry Hylton. Mr. Hylton was a maintenance engineer. More...

Rembert DEWEY Moyers

MOYERS, W.Va. - Rembert Dewey Moyers, 83, of Moyers, died Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 29, 1924 at Doe Hill, Va., a son of the late Albert Lewis and Virginia Madge Blagg Moyers. Mr. More...

The Rev. Edgar Lee Chattin

MOSELEY - The Rev. Edgar Lee Chattin, 87, died June 20, 2008, at his residence at Moseley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Chloe Gwendolyn Rodgers Chattin. More...

Sports

Racers crazy about Moomaw Madness

LAKE MOOMAW - Early Saturday morning heavy fog draped the shore of Lake Moomaw as volunteers for the fifth annual Bath County Triathlon began to gather together. More...

Free fall sports physicals

Students at Bath and Highland County schools interested in participating in fall sports need medical physicals completed prior to the start of fall practices in Aug. More...

BCHS host tourneys next 2 weekends

WARM SPRINGS - This weekend idle basketballers have a chance to renew old rivalries or start new ones with a new addition to the local sports scene. Don't worry football fans, next weekend, it's your turn. More...

Early Files

Chicago's rum war deadly

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 1, 1929 edition of The Recorder. It ran alongside one of last week's articles on State Prohibition Officer A. More...

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This picture postcard shows Crabbottom and Devil's Backbone in the circa 1920. (Photo courtest Highland Historical Society) More...

25 years ago

June 30, 1983

According to Jean and Dick Hofheimer of Chester, Va., their proposal to establish a data entry operation in Blue Grass is still provisional, but plans for the establishment of such a venture are moving quickly and they feel very positive about its More...


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