July 3, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Highland New Wind Development Continues to seek investors for industrial wind Farm Project

MONTEREY - Highland New Wind Development cannot yet offer Highland County a site plan or specific plans on the proposed industrial wind facility because the company is still negotiating with potential investors for the project. More...

Highland commissioner defends actions

Former deputy commissioner says firing not justified

MONTEREY - Highland commissioner of revenue Bobbie Griffin is once again under fire. More...

Chamber sponsors tourism seminar

WARM SPRINGS - Representatives of the chambers of commerce in Alleghany, Bath and Highland counties gathered Friday at the Gristmill to hear presentations on how to better market the area to prospective tourists and learn what is available on the More...

In Brief . . .

Monterey Town Council

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Board stumbles over subdivision proposals

MONTEREY - Many Highlanders believe a person should have the right to do with their property as they see fit. Charlie Hupman of Monterey, however, found out that opinion of property rights doesn't always carry over into the legal view. More...

Local foods come straight from the producer

Growth Spurts

One advantage to buying produce at a farmers' market is that you are buying directly from the producer. Another advantage is the produce was probably picked the same day you bought it. More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

n The Highland County Board of Supervisors met July 1. The board received a written report on the status of county roads and projects from Virginia Department of Transportation. More...

Correction

In the June 26 edition of The Recorder, page 44, the names of Barbara Howell and Kim Rexrode were reversed in the picture cutline. Howell is pictured on the right and Rexrode is on the left. More...

44th annual art show kicks off July 13

HOT SPRINGS - The Bath County Art Show has been a highlight of Bath County's summer season for more than four decades, bringing together artists, art lovers and the curious to view and purchase works of fine art in a variety of mediums. More...

Fort Seybert HEA mill documentary featured

FORT SEYBERT - The West Virginia Humanities Council selected Fort Seybert Heritage Educational Association "Mills of Pendleton" documentary to feature in their summer publication People & Mountains. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, July 8 - 6 p.m.

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Honey and tea are offered at the new Bath County Farmers' Market last Saturday, which brings vendors and their fresh produce and homemade products to the porch of Lickety Splits restaurant in Millboro Springs. More...

Preserving Virginia's historical and natural landmarks

Congressman's Report

One of my highest priorities in the Senate is to preserve Virginia's abundant natural, historical, and cultural resources. More...

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Wednesday, June 25 the Bath County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Homestead Preserve's newest business addition to Bath County. The Milk House Market opened for business May 23 in the recently renovated Old Dairy in Warm Springs. More...

On the agenda

Bath County School Board School Administration Building Monday, July 7, 2008 - 4 p.m. Called meeting Closed session More...

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Wes Maupin of the Stonewall Ruritan Club donated some community service time last week on behalf of the club to paint the trim at the Highland County Sheriff's office. Maupin is also an auxiliary deputy sheriff. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

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On Thursday, June 26, ACS Design Company celebrated the opening of its Bath County office in Warm Springs. Edward Hicklin, LS of Millboro manages the office, which is across the from the Bath County Courthouse. More...

Coalition urges parents to get the facts about energy drinks

LEXINGTON - Energy drinks seem to be everywhere these days. More...

Engagement

Graham - Weedon

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Graham announce the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Denise Graham to SPC Joshua Franklin Weedon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Weedon, all of Chesterfield. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Academic Honor

Alice Wren Stoneham Campbell

SALEM- Alice Wren Stoneham Campbell of Warm Springs was named to the dean's list of distinguished students for the spring 2008 semester at Roanoke College. Campbell is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Preston L. Campbell Jr. More...

Academic Honor

Leigh Davenport

RALEIGH, N.C.- Leigh Davenport, daughter of Frances and Charlie Davenport of Monterey, Va., has been named to the second semester honor roll at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh. More...

Molly Mobley

ATLANTA, Ga. - The National Society of High School Scholars announced Highland High School student Molly Mobley of Blue Grass, Va. has been selected for membership. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Regular Weekly Services See Special Services for changes to weekly services Sundays ¦ Asbury United Methodist Church holds worship service at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.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 25 - Conducted a property check at a business on East Main Street. ¦ June 25 - Received a call of an alarm on Jackson River Road. ¦ June 26 - Conducted a property check on David Run Road. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ June 18 - Sgt. James W. Bryan III and Corp. Robert B. Weaver assisted Virginia State Trooper with accident on Rocky Ridge. ¦ June 19 - Major Richard D. Chestnut responded to an accident in West Warm Springs. More...

Letters

Commissioner's family concerned about allegations

Editor, The Recorder, I have remained silent as long as I can. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Resist the wind

Those attending the two-day symposium on wind energy in Virginia recently might have walked away believing this state has already accepted this industry, and that the proposed utility in Highland County has paved the way for more plants. More...

Pictorial

The Bath Farmers' Market opened at 8 a.m. two weeks ago under the porch at the Lickety Splits restaurant at the corner of Routes 39 and 42. By 10 a.m. one vendor sold out of the 25 dozen eggs she brought to market. More...

Decisions threaten faith

Guest View

I have been asked to write on decisions made at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church last week in San Jose, Calif. This is difficult, since the official documents describing those decisions are not yet available. More...

Airfield cleared for landing

MONTEREY - The grass runway at Hannah Field on Airport Terrace Road just outside Monterey is freshly cut. Trees have been cleared from both sides of the 2,300-foot long runway and squares of freshly laid chalk dot the centerline on the runway. More...

Tax rate up 10¢ in Bath

WARM SPRINGS - Citing the tightest budget the county's seen in recent years, Bath officials agreed on a 10-cent hike in property taxes last week. More...

Juvenile apologizes for role in town vandalism

Editor's note: The following letter was written to the Monterey Town Council in care of town clerk Nancy Hooke on June 11 and shared with council members at their meeting last Thursday. More...

Grand jury indicts eight

WARM SPRINGS - Dr. Margaret Blount was arrested last week, and charged with one felony count of uttering a forged medical malpractice insurance certificate. More...

Supervisors, chamber to form alliance

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Board of Supervisors and the Bath County Chamber of Commerce board of directors began to lay the groundwork June 25 for what they hope will be an organized effort for the tourism industry in the county. More...

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Highland County Planning Commission

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Congressman Goodlatte delivers Iraq progress report

Positive steps have been made toward stabilizing Iraq, but the country is not ready for U.S. troops to leave, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-6th) said Monday during a conference call from Baghdad. More...

It's a sign: zoning regs not so clear, however

MONTEREY - Signs are supposed to inform the public about a place and the activities taking place there. But the regulations governing signs in Highland County aren't as simple as the signs themselves. More...

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A fat bumblebee wades through the bright yellow flower heads of a St. Johnswort, or Hypericum perforatum, as it gathers nectar and pollen. The "wort" in the flower's name comes the Old English word "wyrt," and simply means plant. More...

Kayaking 101 set at Douthat State Park

MILLBORO - Riders Up! Outfitters in Clifton Forge has teamed up with Douthat State Park to provide an interpretive program on kayaking every Wednesday from June 18-Aug. 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weather permitting. More...

Radio camp to be held

MONTEREY - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a radio DJ? If so, join us at Kids Radio Camp for a hands-on learning experience. More...

Speaking of bones

MONTEREY - The bones of the dead have a lot to say to the living. They can reveal many traits or characteristics of the body in life.. A bioarchaeologist knows how to read those stories. More...

What's blooming in your back yard?

WARM SPRINGS MOUNTAIN - Near the end of the Bear Loop trail, some of which overlooks the Ashwood area, the path drops down into a thick, lush woodland. More...

Millboro Happenings

n Tonight (July 3) is the last public meeting of the Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association, at 7 p.m. More...

Summer forage conference to discuss integrated control of pasture weeds

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council will provide livestock producers with key strategies to control weeds in pastures and hay fields during a summer conference to be held July 30 and 31. More...

Virginia Beach a delightful diner's paradise

Dining Delights

VIRGINIA BEACH - It's summer. You're headed to the beach. Yippeee! Think about it: There's really no reason to fight traffic all the way to Nags Head or, for heaven's sake, Myrtle, when you can fight traffic for just five hours to Virginia Beach. More...

ArrowCorps5 makes its mark in Bath County

LAKE MOOMAW - During the week of June 21-28, more than 700 Boy Scouts of America descended into the Alleghany Highlands, prepared - as they are always prepared - to work with the United States Forest Service in the George Washington and Jefferso More...

On the agenda

Highland County School Board Regular meeting Highland High School Library Thursday July 10, 2008 7 p.m. Regular meeting HCEA update; Kelly Wilmore; Teresa Blum; school board members; meeting dates. More...

Quilts touch the heart in Millboro

Three generations of a family are recognized in this quilt lovingly made by Lorraine Provino of Norman, Okla., for their service in three different wars. More...

Volunteers clean-up at Douthat State Park

Camp Mont Shenandoah provided 25 volunteers for Douthat State Park on Thursday, June 26 who helped build trails and rehabilitate existing trails as part of an interagency cooperative project with the forest service. More...

Obituaries

Hazel holliday

BECKLEY, W.Va. - On Sunday, June 22, 2008 Hazel Holliday passed away at the Bowers Hospice House. She was in her 89th year. More...

Jean Maxwell Fowler Jones

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Jean Maxwell Fowler Jones, 90, died peacefully on June 24, 2008, after a short illness. Born in Clarksburg in 1917, she was the daughter of Claude Brent Maxwell and Winifred Lantz Maxwell and the wife of the late L. More...

Emerson 'Ray' Matheny

BUENA VISTA - Emerson "Ray" Matheny 39, of Buena Vista died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 11, 1969, in Clifton Forge, son of the late Garland L. Matheny Sr. and the late Myrtle Black Matheny. More...

Sports

Coming soon - Highland Pool

Splinters from the stands

The Highland County pool project has broken ground. Last week, National Pools of Roanoke began the project and is making quick headway. Quick enough that folks can swim there this summer? Wait and see. More...

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The Highland Recreation Commission Blue t-ball team is (l-r) in front: Katie Amirault, Brooke Harper, Cullen Bendel, and Draven Duncan; in back: Samantha Kincaid, coach Sherri Lowry, Michael Lotts, coach George Deem, Haleigh Deem, and J.R. Chaney. More...

Highland attends Virginia State FFA Convention

Botkin receives top honors

BLACKSBURG - The Virginia FFA Association celebrated its 82nd State FFA Convention on June 16-19, 2008 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. More...

Early Files

Native of Highland dies in California

Editor's note: The following article originally appeared in the Feb. 8, 1929 edition of The Recorder. H.B. Wood was publisher. A message received by Mrs. R.C. Jones last Friday night told her of the death of her father, C.A. More...

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This picture postcard featuring the village of McDowell was sent Oct. 2, 1908. The McDowell Presbyterian Church is seen in the lower left corner. The Felix Hull House can be seen on the right. (Photo courtesy Highland Historical Society) More...

25 years ago

July 7, 1983

Over 140 Bath County students may not be allowed to return to school this fall. A new Virginia law effective July 1, 1983, requires all students to have in their files written dates of immunization shots. More...



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