July 16, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Bluegrass comes to Garth Newel

HOT SPRINGS — On Sunday, July 26, Garth Newel Music Center will present its first-ever bluegrass concert featuring Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands. More...

Highland County Crafts turns 40 as its building turns 100

MONTEREY — "We, the undersigned, hereby associate ourselves to establish a corporation not organized for profit …." Highland County Crafts, Inc. thereby organized May 19, 1969 with a board of directors consisting of Lillian C. More...

State says study inadequate

MONTEREY — Apparently walking around and digging the ground four times with a shovel is not enough for an archaeological study. More...

Is wind company missing a permit?

MONTEREY — The developer planning to erect a 38-megawatt wind energy plant atop Allegheny Mountain says it needs only eight permits for the utility. Others are not so sure. More...

Dates to watch

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

Prospective Bath auto shop rezoning approved

WARM SPRINGS — Stephen Sharp started the process of opening an auto shop in April, and he moved one step closer to doing to Tuesday. More...

New transportation available for seniors

WARM SPRINGS — Are you over 60 and in need of transportation to the doctor or dentist or to conduct other business? If so, the Bath County Senior Center and Valley Program for Aging Services have a program that can help. More...

Carnival enlivens town with rides, foods and parade

Lovin' those wheels - youngsters get their first taste of riding a vehicle or motorcyle at the carnival in Millboro last weekend. More...

45th annual Bath Art Show is biggest ever

See A Show

The doors open Sunday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m., and the show runs through Sunday, July 26. It's open daily from 1:30-5 p.m. "This is very exciting," says Cathy Singleton, co-chair of the Bath County Arts Association. More...

County may now get traffic fine revenue

WARM SPRINGS — Fines from traffic citations written by county deputies can now go to the county's general fund instead of the state. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Douthat State Park continues its free Saturday Evening Showcase entertainment series with The Expressions and gospel music, at 7 p.m., at the beachfront amphitheater. More...

Highland Crusade for Christ set for July 26-29

MONTEREY — Evangelist Tim Todd, president of Revival Fires International, headquartered in West Monroe, La., will conduct Highland Harvest Crusade For Christ services at Highland Elementary School in Monterey, Sunday, July 26 through Wednesda More...

In Brief . . .

Bath Board of Supervisors

• Treasurer Mary Susan Blankenship told the board Tuesday revenue was more than expenses in every county fund for the 2008-09 fiscal year. Including the schools, about $900,000 from the county budget was saved. More...

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Monterey Lions Club Board of Directors 2009/2010 are front row (l-r): Francis Fenn (membership chair), Todd Frye (two year director), Phil Munchel (second vice president), Bud Flowers (Lion tamer); back row (l-r): Bucky Reynolds (secretary), Randy Ri More...

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The Highland County Arts Council announces its opening reception and upcoming show of the landscape works of artist Barbara Downs. More...

Drama camp presents 'The Good, The Bad, and The Funny'

The Highland Count Arts Council presented this year's Drama Camp production titled "The Good, The Bad, and The Funny," this past weekend at Highland Elementary School. The play was an interweaving of Peter Pan by J.M. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievement

Jordan Thompson

BLACKSBURG — Jordan Thompson of Millboro, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester. More...

Honor Roll

Bath County High School

HOT SPRINGS — Pete Pitard, principal of Bath County High School, has announced the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the grading period. More...

Photos

The Bath County Board of Supervisors presented John Phillips with a framed commendation Tuesday night. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Saturday, July 18 ¦ "Good Friends-Make Good Music," annual concert of light classical and old time music at McDowell Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. Event is free. 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

Bath County • July 8 — Major Richard D. Chestnut, and Deputy Charles T. Burger responded to a dispute on Main Street. • July 8 — Deputy Jeremy S. More...

Early Files

From Our Early Files

Bob Alfred of Newport News found this copy of a Civil War era song about Monterey, author unknown, which was sent to his great-grand-uncle, Joseph Snyder of Lewis County, W.Va., in early 1861. More...

Bath-Highland 4-H campers evacuated in sniper scare

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the July 22, 1976 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

JuLY 19, 1984

• Local artist Susan Trotter of Hot Springs won the top award in the 20th Annual Bath County Art Show held this week. The show includes the works of 96 Virginia and West Virginia artists. Ms. More...

Opinions & Commentary

No need for speed

We were a little amazed at some of the comments at Tuesday night's Bath County Board of Supervisors meeting, particularly those about amending the county code to include state provisions on traffic offenses and driving under the influence. More...

Pictorial

The Bath County Sheriff's Office is to be commended for solving the case of the damage to George W. Cleek Cemetery this week. More...

Cemetery vandals confess

WARM SPRINGS - In a surprising, and heartening, turn of events, two juveniles have confessed to vandalizing the George Washington Cleek Cemetery. More...

10 appear before judge in Bath Circuit Court

WARM SPRINGS - Ten defendants appeared before Judge Humes Franklin in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. More...

While sad to leave Garth Newel, director excited about new job

WARM SPRINGS — Jacob Yarrow called his decision to leave Garth Newel Music Center "sad" and "emotionally tricky," but said it's the right one for his family, particularly for his children. More...

Wind company gives details, but questions linger

MONTEREY — As he left the room, Mac McBride affectionately patted the shoulders of the two people who can make or break his plans for the state's first industrial wind utility. More...

HNWD urges county to approve erosion plan

MONTEREY — Highland New Wind Development does not want its Erosion and Sediment control plan to be rejected by county building official Jim Whitelaw. More...

Engineers change wind utility plans

MONTEREY — After a list of concerns and questions about Highland New Wind Development's site plans were discussed last week, the company's firm, Blackwell Engineering, made some changes. More...

Schools get bleachers, not contingency fund

WARM SPRINGS — Fans of visiting teams will soon have much better seating arrangements at the Bath County High School football field. More...

Tourism planning process to begin

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors took the first step toward creating a tourism plan Tuesday when it decided to seek help from Virginia Tech. More...

Supervisor complains about retirement home

WARM SPRINGS — Supervisor Richard Byrd leveled several complaints at the management of the Mountain Crest retirement complex Tuesday. More...

Millboro carnival recap and parade winners

MILLBORO - The Firemen's Carnival days have come and gone once again. The weather cooperated instead of raining out the crowd, said Rhonda Grimm of the Millboro Volunteer Fire Association. She said the family nights seemed to be a big hit. More...

Highland 4-H Day Camp scheduled

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold its summer Cloverbud 4-H Camp for area youth ages 5-8. The camp will be held Aug. 10-12 at the Highland Modular Conference Room, adjacent to the Extension Office, in Monterey. More...

Camp Accovac hosts reunion for campers

MILLBORO — Camp Accovac in Millboro will host a reunion of former campers July 24-25. Friday at 6:30 p.m., there will be a cookout. A time of singspiration led by Wes Ross of Lenox, Mass., and the Rev. More...

My journey home was full of twists

Conversations

"I prayed to Dog, and Dog listened." The man telling the story was Greek. He explained that when he was young and first learning English, he occasionally got similar sounding words mixed up. More...

Deeds' son has court date

WARM SPRINGS - The son of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sen. Creigh Deeds has a date in Bath County General District Court this fall. Austin C. "Gus" Deeds, 20, was arrested May 30 by Deputy Jeremy Cutlip, and charged with underage drinking. More...

Recorder receives three national journalism awards

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Recorder has received recognition from the National Newspaper Association — a first-place award for "best local news coverage" among non-daily papers in its circulation category. More...

Engagement

Sweeney — Hull

HOT SPRINGS — Mr. and Mrs. William Keith Sweeney of Hot Springs, announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Jean, to Dr. Michael Allen Hull, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hull, of Johnson City, Tenn. More...

Saxman speaks on the Comprehensive Gang Model Steering Committee

STAUNTON — Delegate Chris Saxman (R-Staunton) issued the following statement regarding joining the newly-formed Comprehensive Gang Model Steering Committee. More...

Farming, outdoor work call for sun protection

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Farmers and other people who make a living working outdoors face an increased threat of skin cancer from repeated overexposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. More...

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Lowell Terry of Bolar treads lightly as he flat-foots his way into Monterey Lions Club street dance history. More...

Obituaries

Annastine Elizabeth Bodkin

VERONA — Annastine Elizabeth Bodkin, 9, of 20 Midvale Drive, Verona, died Wednesday, July 08, 2009. She was born May 21, 2000 in Fishersville, a daughter of Mark Bodkin and Anjey Bodkin. More...

Jean B. Roberts

BURNSVILLE — Jean B. Roberts, 69, of Burnsville, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Bath Community Hospital. She was born July 14, 1939 in Bath County, a daughter of the late Thomas H. and Leta Jones Folks Burns. More...

Dr. Charles Phillip 'C.P.' Ford Jr.

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. — Dr. Charles Phillip "C.P." Ford Jr., 89, of Emerald Isle, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Carteret General Hospital. He graduated from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va. More...

Sports

Vardaman wins Super Seniors

HOT SPRINGS - Jack Vardaman of Hot Springs captured the championship of the 15th Virginia State Golf Association Super Senior Championship last week at The Cascades. The 69-year-old Vardaman, a Washington, D.C. More...

Charger ace Ford named all-state

WARM SPRINGS — Capping a stellar inaugural season on the varsity Chargers softball team, hurler Jailyn Ford was named to the All-State Group A team as second-team pitcher. More...

BCHS Football meeting

WARM SPRINGS —Equipment will be handed out to all Bath County High School football players on July 16 at 5 p.m. A parent and player meeting will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Letters

Reader praises benefits of 'volunteer vacations'

Editor, The Recorder Assume you had the opportunity to see a new part of the United States or a completely different country. More...

Does Bath discriminate against poor people?

Editor, The Recorder, I think it's a shame you live in a community that discriminates against poor people. I recently placed a collection jar in (at a convenience story) for my son who has a very rare metabolic disorder. More...


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