June 18, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Bears bountiful as spring rains

CRAB RUN - Last year, a record number of bears were harvested in the state of Virginia— 2,204. Highland County was second only to neighboring Rockingham County (200) in the number taken, with 132. More...

What's left for wind developer to do?

MONTEREY — Though Highland New Wind Development has asked the county to issue it a building permit by July 15, there is work left to be done. More...

Judge promises opinion in CCC road closing

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This wishing well, donated to The Springs Nursing Center Tuesday afternoon, was built in December by students in Joey Altizer's carpentry/cabinetmaking class at Bath County High School. More...

BARC program can help keep electric bills down

MILLBORO — Everyday life is full of peaks and valleys, but BARC Electric Cooperative wants to help you avoid the peaks. More...

Bath chamber excited about triathlon response

HOT SPRINGS — Response for the Bath County Triathlon has been so great that online registration has been closed with 386 individuals and relay teams entered in the event, which begins Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Lake Moomaw Marina. 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. Opening ceremonies take place at Clifton Forge Veteran's Park at noon Friday, June 19. More...

Correction

James Bryan's name was omitted in last week's list of Bath County High School seniors who received scholarships. Bryan received a scholarship from the Cowpasture River Preservation Association. More...

Bath library kicks off summer program

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library will begin its annual Summer Reading Club, "Be Creative @ Your Library," on Monday, June 22. More...

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Mountain Hospice will hold its eighth annual Horses for Hospice Ride Saturday June 27 to benefit the terminally ill patients. The ride will begin at the Jim Nelson Farm in Dry Fork, just two miles south of Canaan Valley on Route 72. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Last Wednesday, June 10, the Highland County Board of Supervisors held a work session on the secondary road construction improvement program with Tim Fitzgerald, Virginia Department of Transportation residency administrator, More...

Special Sections

Schools

HHS Class of 2009 on the road to success

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Scholarships awarded to Highland graduates

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Bath County youngsters will present the Missoula Children's Theater production "The Princess and the Pea" this Saturday, June 20, at 3 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. at Valley Elementary School. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Sunday, June 21 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist Church Youth host a special father's Day Program during worship service, followed by a covered dish Father's Day luncheon in honor of all fathers. 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...

Letters

Yarrows, Garth Newel appreciated by family

Editor, The Recorder, Thanks again, Jacob and Debbie (Yarrow), for another great day and night of music and fun at Garth Newel — as always, a great time for me and my family. I hope you guys will reconsider about leaving. More...

U.S. spending a bizarre spectacle, let's do better

Editor, The Recorder, As General Motors declared bankruptcy, U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner was kowtowing to the Chinese regime, the biggest foreign holder of U.S. debt. He assured nervous Communist leaders their mountains of U.S. More...

Puppy may have been stolen for illegal breeding

Editor, The Recorder Please bear with me through another SPCA story about a little pup named Connor. Several weeks ago, our grossly under-paid animal control officer brought in a pregnant dog. More...

Opinions & Commentary

No stone unturned

Highland New Wind Development is ready to start building the state's first commercial wind-powered plant to generate electricity. Or is it? The point is debatable. Or is it? More...

Pictorial

After five years of fund-raising, planning, fighting off nay-sayers, and finally, building, Monterey has a public pool again after five years. More...

Wind company seeks building permit by July 15

County begins reviewing site plan

MONTEREY — It's been seven years since Highland County heard about plans for a wind energy utility here, and Friday, things hit a major turning point. More...

Shaving mill a no-go in Williamsville

WARM SPRINGS — Citing concerns about the character of the area and plus noise, traffic and water pollution, the Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals denied a conditional use permit application by ShenMount Dairy to operate a wood shaving faci More...

How to prevent nuisance bear problems

Black bears have a natural fear of humans; they are shy, and usually avoid people. However, bears may be attracted to food sources in residential areas. To keep them in the woods and out of your backyard, you should: More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Circuit Court Term Day

• The third Tuesday of January, April, June and September is term day for Highland County Circuit Court. More...

Seven years of wind: A timeline

¦ June 2002 — Highland citizens are told wind energy developers are interested in constructing utilities here. ¦ August 2002 — Informational meeting held for citizens. More...

Search for murderer still a daily mission

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Bruce Folks, standing, and his daughters (l-r) Janna and Bryanna, are regulars at the Highland Farmers Market. More...

Obama lends support to Deeds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - There is proof positive that President Barack Obama knows Bath County exists. At least, as the home of Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds, the Democratic candidate for Governor. More...

Millboro Happenings

• The Bath Community Hospital Relay For Life team will sponsor a relay fund-raiser with a handmade jewelry party Friday, June 19, from 3-6 p.m., in the hospital lobby in Hot Springs. Designs by Anne Vaughan of Floyd will be featured. More...

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An extravaganza at Green Bank, W.Va.'s observatory will celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, the 50th anniversary of NASA, 400 Years of the Telescope and the 40th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. More...

Landowner challenges enterprise fee in Highland

MONTEREY — Gary Kincaid, representing himself in Highland Circuit Court Tuesday, said he should not have been assessed a fee for trash disposal for a camper parked on his property during the years 2006 and 2007. More...

SPCA alleges puppy stolen

MONTEREY — It's never happened before, at least not here. The Highland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found one of the puppies under its care missing last Friday morning. More...

Jazz festival draws another large crowd

Barking Dog honchos Marty Diamond and Jay Batley joined Debbie Yarrow, Sarah Brown, Ella Yarrow and, in front, Grace Yarrow, for a moment to create this happy photo. More...

Sports

Pool opens to happy crowd in Monterey

MONTEREY — As the school year drew to a close last week, there was some doubt about whether the new Highland County Pool would open on its projected date, Monday. More...

Baugh leads list of post-season honors

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY Their efforts on the field of play have earned 37 Chargers and Rams distinctions for the spring sports season. More...

Perkins wins third Highland Hills in row

MONTEREY - Each of the three years the Highland Hills 5K race has been run, it has had two things in common — good weather and winner Andrew Perkins. More...

Early Files

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Back in the 1930s, hats were a necessary accessory for a lady's wardrobe, especially to accompany an outfit worn to church. More...

First Bloodmobile visit to Highland

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the May 24, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

June 21, 1984

• Robert S. Shuttleworth of Monterey was reappointed by the School Board Selection Committee to his second four-year term on the Highland County School Board Saturday. • Mr. and Mrs. More...


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