July 9, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Stinespring vindicated of embezzlement charges

WARM SPRINGS - Former Bath magistrate Cristina Stinespring has been vindicated by the Court of Appeals of Virginia. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors • Virginia Department of Transportation residency administrator Tim Fitzgerald told Highland supervisors Tuesday the landslide on U.S. 220, .2 miles north of Route 606, was repaired. More...

Cleek cemetery vandalized

WARM SPRINGS - Sometime between June 20 and June 30, the George Washington Cleek Cemetery near Bolar was vandalized. More...

Citizens demand information, protection, from wind utility

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Wagner hopes to unseat Bolling as Lt. Governor

HOT SPRINGS — Hoping to continue her service in state government, Jody Wagner of Virginia Beach is seeking to unseat incumbent Lt. Governor Bill Bolling in the November election. Wagner, who served as state treasurer under then Gov. More...

Wings and Wheels Festival set for Aug. 15

HOT SPRINGS — Where can you find airplanes, antique and classic vehicles, food and much more all in one place? At the Wings and Wheels Festival, slated for Saturday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Ingalls Field. More...

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It looks like the proverbial war zone late Monday afternoon in front of the old Millboro school buildings, as trees out front are felled. More...

Dates to watch

MONTEREY — There are several deadlines and important dates affecting the proposed industrial wind energy utility; they include: • June 11 — The date Highland New Wind Development submitted its site maps and erosion and sediment More...

Where's that turbine: Va. or W.Va.?

MONTEREY — One of the most glaring errors on initial site maps submitted by Highland New Wind Development was a turbine tower that appeared to sit squarely on the wrong side of the state line, in West Virginia. More...

Community House Home Health merges with Sentara Highlands Home Health

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital has announced that Community House Home Health and Hospice if the Highlands has joined forces with Sentara Highlands Home Health, a part of Sentara Home Care Services, effective July 1. More...

11th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting The Highland Center

MONTEREY — Join the fun at the 11th annual golf tournament benefiting The Highland Center at Needle's Eye Golf Course, just south of Monterey, next month. More...

Local extension office to offer canning workshop

COVINGTON — The Alleghany/ Covington Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service is offering a canning workshop. More...

Some recreational activities now require State Forest Use Permit

RICHMOND — During this year's legislative session, the General Assembly passed a new law requiring certain recreational users of the state forests to buy an annual permit. This law went into effect July 1. More...

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Burnsville United Methodist Church held its Vacation Bible School program Saturday, June 27. The theme was "Studio Go! More...

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Brittany Whitelaw presented Shirley Kinney of Lorton, with a helping of "Salad Fixin's" as the door prize at Celebrate America Day at The Highland Farmers' Market. The market is held 3:30-6 p.m. More...

'Lessons in Stone' provided by HCASV

Editor's note: At the Highland Chapter of the Archeology Society of Virginia meeting in May, Carole Nash, of James Madison University, Integrated and Sciences and Technology Department, and professional archeologist, More...

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Jimmy Ray Gillespie of Alaska has again won the Alaska State Judo Championship. He is the son of Jimmy Gillespie and stepson of Emmie Gillespie of Hot Springs. "His whole family is very proud of him," dad Jimmy says. More...

Crisis Intervention Team

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Special Sections

Schools

Students soar on SOLs

MONTEREY — "We didn't have one student fail math or English at the high school level," said Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore. More...

Scores a strong improvement

MONTEREY — Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore provided the following summary of spring Standard of Learning testing results to the Highland County School Board Monday. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland School Board

• Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore briefed school board members Monday night on plans for improving the baseball field. "We lost games this year because the field doesn't drain well," he said. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Monday through Friday, July 13-17 ¦ Hot Springs and Warm Springs Presbyterian Churches Vacat ion Bib "Crocodile Dock," held at Warm Springs Presbyterian Church, 73 Church Drive, 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

Highland • July 1 — Received a report of missing livestock, Valley Center Road. • July 1 — Responded to a motorcycle crash, Bullpasture River Road. More...

Letters

Bath doctor needs, deserves support now

Editor, The Recorder, It has always interested me how people can attain certain levels of notoriety, especially public figures and celebrities. How do they do it? What makes them stand out and be so special? More...

Bath resident wonders why it takes so long

Editor, The Recorder, What happened to health care in Bath? We are busy taking our physicians to court when our residents can't seem to get a doctor's appointment. More...

Join meeting at Gorge to discuss camping there

Editor, The Recorder, If you have ever enjoyed camping at the Bullpasture River Gorge and would like camping to be permitted once again, please attend the Economic Development Authority meeting on Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Top 10 reasons not to invest in Highland Wind

It now seems apparent that Highland New Wind Development is so unlikely to meet deadlines or requirements for erecting Virginia's first commercial wind utility that only a lot of money would solve its serious problems. More...

Pictorial

They bribed. They cajoled. They cheered. They pepped and prepped. Highland school faculty and staff did anything they could think of to boost Standards of Learning test scores this year, and the actions, no matter how silly, paid off. More...

Desecration deserves prosecution

Tiptoe through the tombstones

WARM SPRINGS - They probably walk among us, the lowliest scum ever spawned. Perhaps they are folks we pass every day; people we nod to; guys who work for, or with, us. We probably know their names, or have read about them in the court report. More...

Big wildcat sighted near Williamsville

FLOOD — It was the last week of school around 5 p.m. More...

'Don't run,' mountain lion specialist advises

MAYSVILLE, W.Va. — John Lutz of the Eastern Puma Research Network advises people not to panic if they come in contact with a mountain lion. More...

Blount pleads guilty; case under advisement

WARM SPRINGS - Dr. Margaret Blount of Hot Springs decided to forego her previous request for a jury trial, and instead pleaded guilty to four felonies before Judge Humes Franklin in Bath Circuit Court Monday. More...

Eastern Puma characteristics

MONTEREY — According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Eastern Puma or mountain lion, is 5-9 feet in length with a cylindrical tail 2-3 feet long. More...

Wind project draws doubt from county officials

MONTEREY — Officials and citizens have been reeling over what most call a poor performance by Highland New Wind Development last week. More...

Fire destroys garage in Millboro

MILLBORO SPRINGS - A fire of unknown origin burned a free-standing garage to the ground Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but the garage and items stored inside were a total loss. More...

Blue Grass parade full of red, white, blue and smiles

If smiles were contagious, we'd all have them if we met up with the Wagner farm family. Pictured (l-r) are John, his mother, Courtney, and father Bill at the Blue Grass Book Bank Fourth of July parade. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Millboro Happenings

• I..t's carnival time!.. ..The annual Millboro Firemen's Carnival continues through Saturday, July 11, at the industrial park, each day from 7-11 p.m. Family night is tonight, Thursday, with amusement rides all evening for a lower price. More...

Landowner says wind utility plans deficient

MONTEREY — McChesney Goodall, whose family owns a large tract of land downstream from the place where Mac McBride, owner of Highland New Wind Development, plans to erect 400-foot wind generating towers, wrote to county officials July 2, after More...

Good Friends concert to be held in McDowell

McDOWELL — Local musicians Debbi Stephenson and Amanda Blagg will join The Sometime, Old-Time Band to present an evening of music at the McDowell Presbyterian Church on July 18 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Summer Recital Series begins July 15 at First Presbyterian Church

COVINGTON — The Music on the Corner Summer Recital Series at First Presbyterian Church in Covington begins at noon on Wednesday, July 15. The concerts, which continue each Wednesday through Aug. 12, are free and open to the public. More...

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Silky chickens make the best mothers, says Sandy Johnston of McDowell. She takes peacock eggs and places them among chicken eggs. The Silkies adopt them as their own. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Quilters group plans workshop in Highland

MONTEREY — The Virginia Consortium of Quilters, an organization of approximately 300 men and women who "have a love of quilts," is planning to hold its quarterly workshop in Monterey, Saturday, Aug. More...

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Attending the Highland Youth Employment Program orientation June 29 (l - r) Ashley Hiner, Chris Whitelaw and Sam Botkin. Lester Smith (standing) and P.J. More...

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Lee Elliott, left, and Ellen Ford, right, relax after collecting trash along U.S. 220. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announces new directors for the 2009-10 fiscal year. Pictured are (l-r): Bruce McWilliams, secretary, Ian McIlvaine, president, Jonah Windham, treasurer and John Young, vice president. More...

Building permits

Bath County

WARM SPRINGS — The following building permits were issued by the Bath County Department of Building and Zoning in the month of June: Warm Springs district — B.C. More...

Farmers' Market celebrates 12 Years

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Weather report

June precipitation fell entirely in the first two-thirds of the month. The total was 0.7" below normal but we are til 2.6" above normal for teh year to date. Temperatures were just about normal for the month. John R. More...

Obituaries

Nicholas Benjamin 'Ben' Brown

MILLBORO - Nicholas Benjamin "Ben" Brown, 77, of 2644 River Road, Millboro, died Friday morning, June 12, 2009 at the Salem Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Salem. He was born on Aug. 15, 1931 and was reared in Newport News. More...

Virginia Crummett Gum

PENN LAIRD — Virginia C. Gum, 83, of Penn Laird, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, July 5, 2009 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. More...

Karen Jackson Gibson

LEWISVILE, 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...

Sports

Bear cub found in Crab Run doing well

WAYNESBORO — The orphaned bear cub recovered in the first straight stretch from Monterey to McDowell Wednesday, June 17, is recuperating well at the Virginia Wildlife Center in Waynesboro. "He's eating well," said center Dr. More...

Junior Charger valleyball camp to be held July 15-17

The defending Pioneer District Champion Volleyball squad is holding a threeday camp for girls 13-and-under Wednesday, July 15 through Friday July 17. The camp will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Fall sports physicals offered

Highland High School students can get sports physicals at the Highland Medical Center by calling and getting an appointment. There will be a $5 charge. More...

Early Files

Jousting alive and well in Millboro Springs

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the July 12, 1973 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher and editor. More...

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Corilda Chaplin Keyser Post of Winter Haven, Fla. sent in this 1898 picture of an early steam engine sitting on the railroad tracks in Charlottesville. Her grandfather, Robert Edward Lee Mustoe (1865- 1933) was the conductor. More...

25 years ago

JuLY 12, 1984

• Highland Inn, Monterey presents "Company Comin." Dancing in the dining room 8-11:30 p.m. Cover charge, neat dress required. More...


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