June 11, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

BCHS graduates 54 in Class of 2009

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County High School principal Pete Pitard said of the Class of 2009, "They are an exceptional group." And that, they are. The 54 young people who graduated Friday night have plans for the future. More...

Tourism talks show progress

HOT SPRINGS — Signs of compromise and progress surfaced during a meeting June 4 on a proposed tourism plan for Bath County. More...

Alleged theft of personal info alarms residents

MONTEREY — An individual performing community service at the Highland County Courthouse in early May allegedly stole documents he was supposed to have shred and delivered to the county refuse collection center, according to Highland County Sh More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County Board of Supersvisors

• Bath supervisors set a public hearing for July 14 on adopting Virginia Traffic Code and DUI provisions. More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

¦ Following a joint meeting with the Town of Monterey and the Highland County Planning Commission, the Highland County Board of Supervisors set its closeout meeting for fiscal year 2008-2009 and date to More...

Correction

Justin Bogan was incorrectly identified at Justine Bogan in last weeks Recorder on page 16. All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. Clarifications will also be made as needed. More...

Solid future ahead despite uncertain times

In The Recorder

MONTEREY — For the first time in about 12 years, The Recorder is raising the single-copy price of the newspaper, to $2, starting July 2. More...

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Teddy Woodzell celebrated two milestones Tuesday. He turned 71 and also is in his 50th year working at what is now Valley Supermarket. He started when the business was called the Mick or Mack. More...

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The Bath County School Board honored several retiring employees at its June meeting. Recognized were (l-r) Betty Loan, 22 years in the Millboro Elementary School cafeteria; Hilda Clark, 33 years in the MES cafeteria; More...

Gallery Painters exhibit work of area at Ft. Lewis

MILLBORO — Fort Lewis Lodge is hosting works of eight Vander Zee Gallery Painters beginning June 14. The artwork will be on view at the lodge until the end of the summer. The opening reception is Sunday, June 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. More...

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Stonewall Ruritan Club vice president Ronnie Hodge (center) presents a check for $500 to Kristie Moyers for the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad and a check for $500 to Craig Smith for the Mc- Dowell Volunteer Fire Department. More...

Vote for favorite farmers' market in national contest

WASHINGTON— Shopping at your local farmers' market isn't the only way to support it. American Farmland Trust is holding an online competition to discover the best of America's 4,685 farmers' markets. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools get additional teacher

WARM SPRINGS — Next year's second grade students at Valley Elementary School won't be nearly as crowded in their classroom as they were this year in first grade. More...

Congratulations, Highland High School Class of 2009!

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The St. Jude Bike-a-thon was held at Millboro Elementary School with 23 riders participating. The ride raised $2,656 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Sunday, June 14 ¦ The Rev. Ray Riddleerger, retired Prebyterian minister holds a nondenominatinal worship service at the beach amphitheater at Douthat State Park at 8 a.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH ¦ Friends of Library board meeting second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Warm Springs Public Library. ¦ Saturdays through Oct. 24, Bath County Farmers' Market, 8 a.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

• June 1 — Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. performed a well-being check in the Northridge Housing Subdivision. • June 1 — Burger responded to a report of a suspicious person walking along U.S. 220. More...

Early Files

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Prose forensics winners in the competition at Millboro Elementary School are shown with the school's champion spellers in this April 2, 1981 Recorder file photo. More...

Phone company name is changed

The following article was gleaned from the March 13, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

June 14, 1984

• Marine Sgt. Duane A. Ruckman, son of James A. and Vesta F. Ruckman of Bolar, has been awarded the Good Conduct Medal. The Good Conduct Medal signifies faithful and obedient service during a three-year period. More...

Deeds, indeed

Hometown senator sweeps Tuesday primary with ease

MILLBORO — Creigh Deeds took his wife, Pam, to one of his favorite hiking places yesterday, up Middle Mountain, in Douthat State Park, after becoming Virginia's Democratic candidate for governor. More...

Planners slow down on Monterey business venture

MONTEREY — Highland County planners, supervisors and Monterey town officials agreed on one thing Monday— they needed more information before deciding to rezone property for proposed commercial development on the east end of Monterey. More...

Scholarships awarded

MGW Communications Scholarship, Candice Ryder; Thomas E. and Elaine F. Dickerson Memorial Scholarship, Candice Ryder; Eric Charles Bowyer Memorial Scholarship, Tyler Bradley; Frances Parker Rupert Scholarship, Justin Hall; Frank D. More...

Occupancy tax increased by 2 percent

WARM SPRINGS — It will now cost travelers an extra 2 percent to spend a night in Bath County. More...

Bath sets budget — with no hike in taxes

WARM SPRINGS — Why save for a rainy day when it's already raining? That was the prevailing sentiment of the Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. More...

$2 million town budget passes public hearing

MONTEREY — Town council held a public hearing on a proposed $2,130,500 budget for fiscal year 2010 last Thursday. It sailed through public hearing without change, and without comment from council or citizens. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Preparations are under way this week with cleaning toward the town pool opening for the season on Friday, June 12. According to the Bath County Recreation Department, the pool will be open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. More...

In Brief . . .

Economic Development Authority of Highland County

• On Tuesday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority approved a draft broadband telecommunications survey developed by its technology subcommittee and authorized paying postage to distribute the More...

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Bath art show participants The Bath County School Board recognized three students at its June meeting for participating in the Virginia School Boards Association regional art show. More...

Farmers' Markets enjoys busy opening day

Arriving at the Bath County Farmers' Market on last Saturday's seasonopening day, Mary Vess, right, of Millboro was the first customer. More...

Seminar scheduled on new loan program for businesses

HARRISONBURG — Small businesses suffering financial hardship as a result of the slow economy may be eligible to receive temporary relief and get their cash flow back on track through a new program from the Small Business Administration. More...

Magic in the Mountains festival starts June 19

CLIFTON FORGE — The fourth annual Magic in the Mountains Festival is set to kick off June 19-28 in Clifton Forge, Douthat State Park and Covington. The opening ceremonies take place at Clifton Forge Veteran's Park at noon Friday, June 19. More...

BARC directors discuss energy issues with congressmen

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 95 sponsored by Hot Springs Presbyterian Church stand by the footbridge spanning the James River. More...

Obituaries

Maxine M. McCutchan

STAUNTON — Maxine M. McCutchan, 83, of Staunton, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at her home at Gypsy Hill Apartments. She was born Nov. 26, 1925 at McDowell, a daughter of the late Thomas Brown and Ollie Virginia Kerlin Malcom. More...

Karen Jackson Gibson

LEWISVILLE, Texas ­— Karen Jackson Gibson, 55, of Lewisville, died Saturday, June 6, 2009 in Lewisville, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born Jan. More...

Irene Smith

McDOWELL — Irene Smith, 86, of McDowell, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Pendleton Manor. She was born Nov. 15, 1922 in Pocahontas County, W.Va., a daughter of Oren and Gladys Mae Vandevander Ober. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. More...

Sports

School's out for summer!

Top left: The students at Highland Elementary School made a deal with Principal Teresa Blum if they improved their SOL scores from last year she would let them spray paint her hair. They did, and Friday she made good on her promise. More...

Sun shines on NWTF Wheelin' event

Sunday afternoon, members of the Virginia chapter of Wheeling Sportsmen NWTF had a successful day snagging keeper trout from the pond at Fair Lawn Farm near Meadowdale. More...

Kids' Fishing Day draws large crowd

The blazing sun and a spruced up Dominion Power Recreation Area welcomed close to 100 children and their families at the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association's annual Kids' Fishing Day Sunday. More...

Letters

Williamsville families oppose plan for new mill

Editor, The Recorder, The neighbors closest to the proposed site for a shaving mill on Route 678 are opposed to this commercial enterprise near their homes. More...

New business to benefit more than 'just a few'

Editor, The Recorder, This is a response to Ms. Joan Sides' letter in your June 4 issue concerning the shavings mill proposed for Williamsville. Ms. More...

MES principal proud of students behavior on trip

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to Millboro Elementary School parents on May 29, from Wes Eary, principal, and shared with The Recorder. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Starting to get it right

Whatever has been stuck in the craw of county supervisors lately seems to have dislodged. It took some long-winded debate, two days in a row, but the county and the chamber have started to work off the same page about a tourism program in Bath. More...

Pictorial

You have to give the man credit. Facing significant odds, our own Sen. Creigh Deeds never lost confidence he was the right man to put on November's gubernatorial ticket. More...


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