July 23, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Saxman will not seek reelection

STAUNTON — After nearly eight years in office, Del. Chris Saxman has chosen to move on to other interests. He announced late last week he would not seek re-election to the General Assembly in upcoming November elections. More...

Closer, but no cigar

Grueling wind plan review continues

MONTEREY — Things are getting tense, and intense. As Highland New Wind Development creeps closer in its efforts build the state's first industrial wind energy utility, anxiety and hope build at a parabolic rate, depending on who you talk to. More...

Wetlands, or no?

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Dates to watch

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Does state order lack 'teeth'?

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Highland County debates zoning ordinance fees

MONTEREY — It's costing more to process zoning applications than the county covers in the fees it charges, says building official Jim Whitelaw. More...

Deeds visits hometown to film promotional campaign

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds, right, meets with Millboro residents Kris and Sam Hepler Sunday morning, making his first hometown stop at the Millboro General Store on Main Street. More...

Photos

Jensen, left, and Jordan Ford donated the proceeds from their lemonade stand at Valley Supermarket to Patti Kincaid, right. The money will help Kincaid with her medical expenses. (Photo courtesy Patricia Ford) More...

Millboro Happenings

By Gina Hamilton • Douthat State Park continues its free Saturday Evening Showcase entertainment series on July 25 with the Maurice Ulmer Trio performing classic rock 'n roll at 7 p.m., at the beachfront amphitheater. More...

Competition features original recipes using local Virginia Grown ingredients

RICHMOND — Share your favorite recipe using locally grown, produced and processed Virginia products and you could be a winner. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is challenging all Virginians to eat local. More...

Virginia closing 18 of 42 rest areas

Department of Transportation has begun closing 18 rest areas around the commonwealth, as crews implement planned cost-savings reductions. More...

Conservation field day Aug. 5

MILLBORO — Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District, Virginia Department of Forestry, and Valley Conservation Council will host a conservation field day on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Photos

Susan Blanchard (right) presented Sandy Fore of Mill Gap with an original watercolor by Barbara Hevener as the door prize at The Highland Farmers' Market's "Arts at The Market Day." The market is held 3:30-6 p.m. More...

Reunion

The Monterey High School Class of 1959 held their 50th class reunion Saturday, July 11, at The Highland Center. Of the 28 class members living, 21 attended the reunion. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School board approves new bleachers

WARM SPRINGS — The way is now clear for the Bath County High School Athletic Boosters to construct bleachers on the visitors' side of the BCHS football field. More...

Achievements

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Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Sunday, July 26 ¦ Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Warm Springs, celebrates its 133rd Anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Guest preacher is the Rev. 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 County • July 15 — Transported inmate from court to Middle River Regional Jail. • July 15 — Provided funeral escort from Obaugh Funeral Home to Blue Grass Cemetery. More...

Letters

County should re-think 'mini-mall' proposal

Editor, The Recorder, Monterey is a jewel of a town. More...

Federal Reserve still robbing American citizens

Editor, The Recorder, During our War of Independence, the Continental Congress lacked real money to supply George Washington's army. Millions in paper notes, called Continentals, were printed, unbacked by gold or silver. More...

Dogs suffer in hot summers if chained without shade

Editor, The Recorder, So the saying goes ... man's best friend. Just take a look around and think again. Maybe they are supposed to be, but too, too many of them aren't being treated that way. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Make it stop

"It's a circus." That what one county official said about reviewing Highland New Wind Development's plans for a wind utility here. And it's an understatement. More...

Pictorial

Little Switzerland Cloggers have been dancing their way into the hearts of Highlanders for 20 years, long enough to become a Highland County tradition. Clogging is an old form of dance, customarily performed to bluegrass music. More...

A few curmudgeonly thoughts to share

Say What?

Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary defines "curmudgeon" as "an irascible often old man." It defines "irascible" as "marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger." Synonyms for "irascible" include testy, touchy, cranky and cross. More...

Searching for cougars

MONTEREY — "There are a lot of things out there you can't explain," said John Lutz of the Eastern Puma Research Center in Maysville, W.Va. More...

Bath superintendent to retire next year

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Bath, Highland schools participate in history initiative

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — Over the next three years, school officials in Bath and Highland are hopeful their history teachers will gain a new perspective on the subject, and pass that on to their students. More...

Little Switzerland Cloggers: 2 decades of dance

MONTEREY — Little Switzerland Cloggers has danced at area events for more than 20 years. Over time the faces have changed, but the family spirit and camaraderie remain the same. More...

Panel established to discuss wind energy

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Supervisor not satisfied

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Erosion plan still needs work

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Correction

Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore said the standards of learning scores reported for HHS and Highland Middle School in the July 9 Recorder were not entirely accurate. More...

Art show packed with delights, surprises

See A Show!

ASHWOOD - The Bath County Art Show is back in town, bursting with color and creativity. More...

Deeds' charge wasn't only one

WARM SPRINGS - The son of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sen. More...

4-H Day Camp scheduled

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

Fort Lewis art, all summer long

WILLIAMSVILLE - It is a wonderful summer for art lovers in Bath County. This week, of course, the 45th annual Bath County Art Show provides an opportunity to feast one's eyes on the fantastic and fabulous. But after next Sunday, what? More...

Bird health info available for backyard poultry owners

RIVERDALE, Md. — In an effort to help backyard poultry owners protect their birds from infectious diseases, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering free educational materials. More...

Photo

The July meeting of the Warm Springs Valley Garden Club was held at Oakley Farms, the stunning home of member Jean von Schilling. More...

Reunion

MILLBORO — The alumni of Millboro High School from 1930 to 1970 came together at Millboro Elementary school for their reunion on Saturday, July 11. More...

Court cases

WARM SPRINGS — The following decisions were handed down in Bath County General District Court on May 13. Criminal and traffic divisions. More...

Obituaries

Mary Hornbarger Mustoe

HOT SPRINGS — A memorial service for Mary Hornbarger Mustoe (11/23/31 - 1/8/09) will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Hot Springs, on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. More...

Sports

Rising country music artists to play Monterey

MONTEREY — Next Saturday night a new addition to the Mountain Mama Bike Challenge will rock Monterey. More...

Club moves fast on bleacher plan

WARM SPRINGS — With last week's funding by the Bath County Board of Supervisors and approval by both BOS and the Bath County School Board the Bath County Athletic Booster Club began preliminary work on the new visitor bleachers at Carl F. More...

No summer slow down for Charger V-ball

WARM SPRINGS — Looking to build on last year's success, including an undefeated regular season, the Bath County High School lady Chargers volleyball team has been working hard honing their skills as the coming season draws near. More...

Early Files

From Our Early Files

Do you know them? This circa 1915 picture was taken in front of what was then the Crabbottom Valley Bank in Blue Grass. The building was later used as the Blue Grass Post Office, and currently houses the Blue Grass Book Bank. More...

CB'ers aid family of six stranded on Sounding Knob

The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 27, 1977 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. "'Old Double Barrel' got us at home on the C.B. and we took off," related Eugene E. More...

25 years ago

JuLY 26, 1984

• Heather Hough, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hough of Monterey, will compete in the state finals of the Virginia Miss Teen Pageant to be held at the Omni International Hotel in Norfolk, on Aug. 31, - Sept. 2. More...


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