August 6, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Reaction to wind project varies this week

MONTEREY — "I don't want to feel defeated. More...

When does wind project permit expire?

MONTEREY — Is it August or October? Attorneys representing Highland New Wind Development and Highland County disagree on the exact date HNWD's local permit for a wind utility expires. More...

Preservation group concerned about turbine precedent

MONTEREY — A Civil War group has contacted the county with questions about how the wind energy facility might affect historic properties. More...

Deeds attacks Mullins on welfare remark

MONTEREY — In a media conference call Monday, gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds and Virginia Democratic Party chairman Richard Cranwell lashed out at Virginia Republican Party chairman Pat Mullins' statement about out of work Virginians, More...

Mountain lion update …

• John Lutz, director of the Eastern Puma Research, has received several calls about mountain lions in Bath and Highland counties in recent weeks, but the information is old. No new sightings have been reported. More...

Wings and Wheels is just around the corner

HOT SPRINGS — Final preparations are under way for the first Wings and Wheels Festival, and organizers are looking for a good turnout for the first of what is hoped to become an annual event at Ingalls Field. More...

Bears have property rights, we don't, farmer says

MONTEREY — Farmer Lee Blagg of Doe Hill told the Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday that bears have more property rights than people in Highland County. "We don't have any property rights in Highland County right now," he said. More...

'One Good Day' VBS held in McDowell

McDowell Community Vacation Bible School "One Good Day" held Aug. 1 was sponsored by Highland Logos, McDowell Presbyterian Church, Headwaters Chapel, and the churches of The McDowell United Methodist Charge. More...

Photos

Workers from Four Star Petroleum of Roanoke were digging out a fuel tank at Mark Waybright's Exxon gas station in Monterey Monday night when they hit a water main. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Summer Saturdays sure can be busy! Just take a look at what's ahead on Aug. 8 and prepare to have fun and even tickle those hazy brain cells with new information. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse Room 115, Warm Springs Tuesday, Aug. 11 — 7 p.m. • 6 p.m. More...

Bath County Farmers' Market to celebrate Farmers' Market Week

MILLBORO SPRINGS — Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has officially recognized Aug. More...

Ruritans expand raffle

Blue Grass — The Blue Grass Ruritan Club has added a new sponsor to build on the success of the fuel raffle it held during the Highland County Fair last year. More...

Taste of Highland set for Aug. 28

MONTEREY — The first ever "Taste of Highland," is scheduled for Aug. 28 at The Highland Center Farmers' Market from 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through The Highland Center website at www.thehighlandcenter. More...

Correction

In last week's edition of The Recorder, the headline "2008- 09 Policy for providing free or reduced price meals, page 41," should have read "2009-10." Amounts listed in the article reflect the upcoming school year. More...

Photos

The Tri-County Coon Hunters Association helds its Virginia State Big Game Championship competition on July 11 in Clifton Forge. Brooke Nelson (above) of Bath County is pictured with "Rawhide," who won second place in Bear Bay. More...

Help keep Millboro clean

MILLBORO — The public is requested to help take better care for the Millboro Compactor Site on Route 42. More...

Wedding

Rexrode — Neil

McDOWELL — Meagan Brooke Rexrode and Timothy Allen Neil were united in marriage on July 11, 2009 at McDowell United Methodist Church in McDowell. The wedding ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Andre Crummett of Blue Grass. More...

USDA announces date for LIP sign-up

VERONA — USDA's Farm Service Agency announced that livestock producers can begin to sign-up for the Livestock Idemnity Program as of July 13. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In Brief . . .

• Tuesday, the Bath board authorized superintendent Dr. David Smith to write a letter asking supervisors to reconsider their decision to not allow the school system to purchase a new activity bus. More...

Garth Newel Summer Fellowship students present final concert

HOT SPRINGS — The Garth Newel Summer Chamber Music Fellowship Program is a fourweek, intensive chamber music program for string players and pianists aged 18-26. More...

Highland Elementary School supplies needed for 2009-10

Kindergarten — Backpack (large enough for a notebook); supply box, 5" x 8"; 6 large glue sticks; two bottles of Elmer's glue; blunt scissors; one box markers (8- 12); two boxes of 16 or 24 crayons; 12 regular No. More...

Sports

Mama draws another full house

MONTEREY — Last year The Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge was postponed 30 minutes because of rain. This year the clouds settled into the valley on Friday and were still thick Friday night as riders reached town. More...

Photo

Jacob Green of Big Valley caught this beautiful native brook trout, which was 12 and one-half inches long, while fishing in Highland County. More...

Pigskin report

Former Bath County High School football standout John Phillips has had a good first week of training camp with the Dallas Cowboys. More...

Letters

Reader cites propaganda from wind industry

Editor, The Recorder, The towers in this image are prop turbines and when the wind is blowing, their blades spin at over 200 mph. More...

Keep camping out of the Gorge, state area

Editor, The Recorder, I'm 81 years old. I grew up in the Bullpasture Gorge. I still own this portion that is left of the family farm and the river front. More...

Urge Verizon to expand cell service in Highland

Editor, The Recorder, I have been a Highland County owner landowner for many years. Recently my wife and I built a cabin on our property in the eastern part of the county in the McDowell area. More...

W.Va. officials want a say in Virginia wind project plans

Pocahontas officials ask wind developer for immediate consultation

West Virginia commissioners tell Virginia officials its state has right to comment on plans More...

Wind utility headed into construction

MONTEREY — It was a big victory for the owners of Highland New Wind Development LLC Monday. More...

Tough to mitigate towers' impact on landowners, project manager says

MONTEREY — Can the turbines be moved? The short answer, according to Highland New Wind Development's project manager, is yes. But it won't make much difference to the neighbors' views. More...

Wind company says no federal 'nexus' for project

MONTEREY — Highland New Wind Development responded to question from supervisor David Blanchard last week, explaining no further environmental assessments were required for its electric utility prior to construction. More...

County says tower encroachment on WV line not an issue

MONTEREY — Highland County officials couldn't answer a question about setbacks and the Highland New Wind Development wind turbine site plan posed by Recorder publisher Anne Adams at the board of supervisors meeting Tuesday. More...

DGIF says unlikely cougars in our area

MONTEREY — What are people seeing in the Highlands, if it's not a mountain lion? Al Bourgeois of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has a few suggestions. More...

Photos

Evelyn's Pantry has reopened in its new location between The Attic and Gallery of Mountain Secrets in Monterey. "I'm glad to be in the new place," says Donna Hooke, right. More...

Mountain Crest management addresses concerns

Says county interference makes job difficult

WAYNESBORO — After more than an hour of discussion, officials with South River Development Corporation, the managers of the Mountain Crest retirement community, and Bath County officials could only reach common ground on one point — the More...

Waldeck files, deadline is Aug. 21 for special election

WARM SPRINGS — With the deadline approaching for candidates to file for the Nov. 3 special election for the Valley Springs District school board seat, the current board member has already filed. More...

In the good old Hot Springs summertime

A Party of One

There may be no more pleasant memories than those of youthful summers past. Family vacations. Visiting cousins. Wading pools. Dad tending to a grill full of hot dogs, while we played hide and seek with the neighborhood kids. More...

Relay For Life participates in Locks of Love program

MILLBORO — The Bath County Relay for Life will participate in the Locks of Love program for the first time this year at the event on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the high school. More...

Sales tax holiday set

RICHMOND — Aug. 7-9 are the dates set aside for Virginia's sales tax holiday. During this holiday, certain school supplies, clothing, and footwear will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax. More...

Highland Girl Scouts to hold registration; pool party

MONTEREY — Splash into a new scouting year on Friday, Aug. 14, at a private pool party for any girl or adult that registers as a Girl Scout for the 2009-10 year. Registration will begin at 5:45 p.m. More...

Mountain Valley Players seek talent

HOT SPRINGS - You haven't heard a peep from the Mountain Valley Players since their last show, "Some Enchanted Evening," in April. That does not mean, however, that the Players have been resting on their laurels. More...

Highland Medical Center celebrates National Health Center Week 2009

MONTEREY — The Highland Medical Center in Monterey, next week joins Virginia's one hundred plus community health centers and the rest of America's more than 1,200 community health centers in kicking off National Health Center Week 2009 (Augus More...

Beach Bash set at Douthat

MILLBORO -- Douthat State Park and Big Country 101 will host a day of fun in the sun at the beach complex with the annual Back to School Beach Bash on Saturday, Aug. 15, beginning at 11 a.m. More...

Photo

Leasha Fullton of Monterey received fresh vegetables from Lee Mitchell as the door prize at Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle Day at The Highland Farmers' Market. The Market is held 3:30-6 p.m. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• At the Aug. 4 board of supervisors meeting, Virginia Department of Transportation r esidency admin Tim Fitzgerald said bridge replacement construction east of McDowell was in progress. More...

SVP hosts panel on energy

HARRISONBURG — Steve Walz, director of the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and senior advisor for energy policy to Gov. Tim Kaine, was the keynote speaker at the Shenandoah Valley Partnership annual meeting. More...

Nature Conservancy to lead Fire Ecology hike

The Nature Conservancy will lead a Fire Ecology Hike on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m.. Fire, whether ignited by lightning or Native Americans, has been a component of the Central Appalachians for millennia. More...

Wedding

Casey — Clem

HARRISONBURG — Stacey Marie Casey and Charles Eugene Clem were united in marriage on June 27, 2009 in Harrisonburg. More...

Obituaries

Christopher Jason 'Tubby' Loan

MILLBORO — Mr. Christopher Jason "Tubby" Loan, age 32, of 1329 Tunnel Hill Road, Millboro, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Loan was born Sept. More...

Stewart 'Chief' Bolling

BOLAR — Stewart "Chief" Bolling, 89, of Bolar, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009 at his home. He was born Dec. 15, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Stewart and Grace Ethel Norris Bolling. Mr. More...

Ward Miller Bussard

MUSTOE — Ward Miller Bussard, 82, of Mustoe, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009 at his home. He was born April 20, 1927 in Highland County a son of the late Eutis Ward and Vernie Florence Miller Bussard. Mr. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 5, 6, 7 ¦ Church of God, 231 Genseng Mountain Road, holds revival at 7 p.m. each evening with guest speaker, the Rev. Earl Dudley of Covington. 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 29 —Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. responded to a report of stolen property in the Mountain Grove area. • July 29 — Deputy Diera R. More...

Early Files

Archaeological field study underway on Back Creek

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the June 16, 1977 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Photos

Corilda Chaplin Keyser of Winter Haven, Fla. shared these photos with The Recorder of her uncle and pilot, Col. Anthony Mustoe when he visited Ingall's Field in Bath County in 1932. More...

25 years ago

August 9, 1984

• Devonia Lynn Gutshall recently received a 1984 United States National Award for Leadership from the United States Achievement Academy. Miss Gutshall, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Let the managers manage

There is an old saying that goes, "Too many cooks spoil the broth." We believe that's exactly what's happening at the Mountain Crest retirement complex. South River Development Company is the designated management agent for the facility. More...

Pictorial

Apart from a bee invasion that a good rain sandwiched, Mountain Mama went off smoothly last Saturday as Monterey and the surrounding area hosted 322 riders and their families in town for the eighth running of the event. More...

Fire burns wooden bridges

Conversations

"Sometimes you need to light a fire, but don't burn your bridges," someone recently told me. I like to light fires, but I tend to burn bridges, too. I'm easily offended and I hold lifelong grudges. More...


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