July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Hearing set to consider rezoning for 'mini-mall'

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In Brief . . .

Highland County Planning Commission

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Lt. Governor Bill Bolling visits Highland

MONTEREY — On Saturday, July 18, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who is running for re-election, visited Highland County at the Black Sheep Tavern in an event hosted by the Highland County Republican Committee. More...

Mill Gap Ruritan's Earth Roast moves to Monterey

MONTEREY — Highland's Mill Gap Ruritans have moved the annual Earth Roast north to the Highland County Fairgrounds to serve their famous roast beef sandwiches to participants in the Mountain Mama Bicycle Challenge, and bluegrass concert-goers More...

Wedding

White — Terry

HEAD WATERS — Miranda Marie White and Corey Jason Terry were joined in marriage on Aug. 2, 2008 in an outdoor ceremony on the farm of the bride's grandparents. The bride is the daughter of R.J. and Donna White of Verona. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools 5:30 p.m. closed meeting 7 p.m. regular meeting School Administration Building • Reports — Attendance, cafeteria, maintenance, transportation. More...

No sour grapes found at vineyard

RAPHINE - It all started in 1963, when a kid in Williamsburg dug up an old green bottle seal. The find, dated 1718, was pronounced by experts to be the second-oldest wine bottle seal ever found in Virginia. More...

History bookends racking weekend

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Dr. Bird elected ACP Fellow

MONTEREY — Kimberly Bird, MD, FACP, an internist practicing at Highland Medical Center, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the society of internists. More...

Supermarket rezoning approved

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Bath responder receives regional EMS award

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Customers browse goods offered at the Bath County Farmers' Market last Saturday in Millboro. The market continues every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Windy Cove Picnic Pavilion on Route 39. (Photo courtesy Harmony Leonard) More...

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Approximately 700 people showed up at Douthat State Park in Millboro last Saturday, July 25, for the 11th annual Douthat Arts and Crafts Fair, making it a huge success for the 43 participating vendors. More...

Wind plan big step closer to approval

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Corps to visit project site

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Developer ends talks with state agency

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Will construction begin next week?

Supervisors disagree about course of action

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National forest receives $3.2 million

ROANOKE — The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests received $3.2 million for multiple trails projects paid for by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More...

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Bruce Folks presented Sandra Armstrong of Bullpasture with a sampling of his specialty breads as the door prize at The Highland Farmers' Market's Beef Cattlemen's Day on July 24 at The Highland Center Pavilion in Monterey. More...

Special Sections

Schools

HMS,HHS announces supplies needed

Highland Middle School student supplies list for the 2009-10 school year. More...

Achievements

Kristopher Kevin Phillips RADFORD - Kristopher Kevin Phillips of Hot Springs graduated from Radford University at the end of the spring semester. Phillips, earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise, sport and health education. More...

Achievement

Randy Ginn STARKVILLE, Miss. — Randy Ginn, son of the Rev. Jerry and Rae Ginn, former residents of Highland County, has been promoted to Captain of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Starkville District, in north Mississippi. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Thursday, July 30 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist Women's Group hosts the "World Thank Program" at 7 p.m. All United Methodist Women and others who are interested are invited to attend. 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 22 — Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. checked on a report of a suspicious person in the Hot Springs area. • July 22 — Major Richard D. More...

Early Files

From Our Early Files

Members of the Crabbottom High School basketball team of 1909 are pictured on this old postcard, which was given to The Recorder by Ralph Swecker of Monterey. More...

25 years ago

August 2, 1984

• A geyser of water from a split eight-inch main gushed off Spruce Street in Monterey Thursday, flooded down Main Street and branched off onto Water Street to provide an interesting interlude for people on their lunch hour breaks and resident More...

50 years ago

July 30, 1959

• Several county 4-H members attended 4-H Camp at Holiday Lake in Appomattox County last week along with County Agent E.B. Jones and leaders Miss Mary Judy Swecker and Miss Toby Swecker. More...

Deeds and McDonnell square off

HOT SPRINGS — One is from the rural Allegheny Highlands. The other is from the urban area along the Atlantic coastline. More...

Highland man gets nod for building

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What the zoning ordinance says

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Republican state chair rallies supporters in Bath, Highland

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Celebrate Virginia Farmer's Market Week Aug. 2-8

Their popularity is increasing, their numbers have doubled since 2005, and once again the Governor is taking notice. Farmers Markets, now more than 170 strong in Virginia, are an essential element in communities across the Commonwealth. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Aug. 3, 4 p.m. Highland Modular Conference Center • Technical Review Committee meeting on the Highland New Wind Development utility project. • Old and/or new business. More...

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Jason Hise of Monterey was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 2 in the US Marine Corps on Aug. 1. He is deployed with VMM-263 (REIN) as the Aviation Combat Element of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard USS Bataan, Amphibious Assault Ship. More...

Glasgow hires new town sergeant

RAPHINE — The town of Glasgow has hired a new town Sergeant — Jeff Grimm of Raphine, 38, a former Bath County deputy. He will begin his new position in early August. More...

Douthat State Park: The perfect 'Stay-cation'

Dining Delights

DOUTHAT STATE PARK - There are many delights to Douthat State Park; dining just happens to be one of them. The new-but-not-improved economy we're all adjusting to has brought about a hot new buzzword: Stay-cation. More...

Staunton to host Entrepreneur Essentials event

STAUNTON — The City of Staunton has announced that the Office of Economic Development and the Staunton Downtown Development Association will host the first-ever Entrepreneur Essentials event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. More...

Millboro Happenings

•Preschool applications are available at Millboro Elementary School. Children who will be four years old by Sept. 30 are eligible. Children who are three by Sept. More...

Local quilter places at fair

MILLBORO — Patricia Bird of Millboro placed second in the machine-quilted category at "Quilts in the Country 2009" at the Rockbridge Regional Fair. There were 50 quilts shown in seven categories. More...

Highland Historical Society has yearbooks

McDOWELL — The Highland Historical Society has an almost complete run of Highland High School yearbooks from 1953 to 2008. The issue of 1953 was the first consolidated annual. More...

Biologists searching for summer bat colonies to study White Nose Syndrome

RICHMOND — If you literally have bats in your belfry, biologists from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries want to know about it. More...

County urged not to issue permit for wind towers

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How will wind turbines really look?

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Macbeth' comes to Douthat State Park

MILLBORO - Douthat State Park will offer the program Shakespeare in the Park at the amphitheatre on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. both nights presenting "Macbeth," performed free by the Traveling Players Ensemble. More...

Reunion

Townsend Reunion

CHURCHVILLE — Descendants of the late Icie and Howard Townsend met recently at Saint James United Methodist Church fellowship hall for their annual reunion. Lynn Townsend entertained the group with a selection of old hymns on his harmonica. More...

Obituaries

Diana Shumate Crawford

BEDFORD — Diana Shumate Crawford of Bedford, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 9, 2009, at the age of 91. Born in McDowell, on Oct. 2, 1917, a daughter of the late Leonidas Henry Shumate and Effie Pope Shumate. More...

Jane Moran Wolfe

GAINESVILLE — Jane Moran Wolfe, 82, died peacefully in her sleep on July 26, 2009 at her daughter's home in Gainesville. Mrs. Wolfe was born on Feb. 19, 1927 in Washington, D.C. to the late Charles R. and Nannie Poole Moran. More...

Isaac N. 'Pete' Hobbs

MILLBORO — Isaac N. "Pete" Hobbs, 82, of Millboro Springs, died Friday, July 24, 2009 at his residence. He was born June 21, 1927 in Smoot, W.Va., the son of the late Charles Franklin Hobbs and Claire Bevins Hobbs. More...

Sports

Mountain Mama rolls on Saturday

MONTEREY — Saturday the roads of Highland and two of its surrounding counties will be traveled by 300 or so bicyclist from all over the country. More...

Pigskin report

Former Bath County High School football standout John Phillips has started pre-season training camp with the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are training at the Alamodome in San Antonio for the next month. More...

BCHS summer volleyball camp wraps up

Coach Bill Rogers and members of the Randolph Macon College volleyball team spent last week fine tuning the skills of the lady Chargers volleyball squad. This year is the fourth year the RMC camp has been held at BCHS. More...

Letters

Management concerned about supervisor's comments

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to Bath supervisor Richard Byrd and The Recorder in response to Byrd's comments at the July 14 Bath County Board of Supervisors' meeting. Dear Mr. More...

Why all the fussing and griping, reader asks?

Editor, The Recorder, I found last week's Recorder quite fascinating. It seems there was a lot of griping going on. The curmudgeons were going at it, full force. I don't do much of it because it is basically (a word I hate) a waste of time. More...

Americans being steamrolled by wind industry

Editor, The Recorder, I read your excellent editorial ("Make it stop," July 28) exposing the shell game tactics of this slimy industry. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The two men seeking to be the next governor of Virginia squared off Saturday at The Homestead in the first debate of the campaign. The candidates couldn't be much different. More...

DEQ, here's a job for you

If ever there were a case where the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, this is it. More...


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