August 13, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

County officials take issue with Mountain Crest management

WARM SPRINGS — County officials vowed Tuesday to continue supporting residents of the Mountain Crest retirement community, and expressed their displeasure with the way a recent meeting between South River Development and the county was conduc More...

Town council seat to remain empty

MONTEREY — Mayor Janice Warner told town council last Thursday that the Monterey town charter dictates that vacant council seats "shall be filled. "But it has never been done," she added. More...

In Brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• The Monterey wastewater treatment plant upgrade is on schedule, mayor Janice Warner told council last Thursday. "They are digging quite a hole down there," she added. More...

Man admits stealing Highland County courthouse documents

MONTEREY — Billy Joe Puffenbarger, 20, appeared in Highland Circuit Court Monday morning, Aug. 10, facing a felony charge for allegedly stealing pay stubs. Judge Humes Franklin Jr. More...

Augusta man dies in Bath machinery accident

WILLLIAMSVILLE - An Augusta County man died Friday afternoon in a heavy machinery accident on Peaksview Drive in Bath County. More...

Diamond Triple C Ranch has 'sweet' addition

MILLBORO — "Susie" is ready to give visitors to Diamond Triple C Ranch their "just desserts." The newest of the 120 or so alpacas at the ranch, her real name is Diamond Tiramisu, after the Italian dessert. More...

Airport strapped for cash, board agrees to help

WARM SPRINGS — The chairman of the Bath County Airport Authority told the board of supervisors Tuesday that without help, Ingalls Field may not have enough money to make it through the coming months. More...

Photos

Tuesday T.J. Dressler and sons laid an asphalt handicapped path for the soon arriving visitor bleachers at Carl F. Williams Field. Pictured are (l-r): T.J. Dressler, Jeffrey Dressler Jr., Jonathan Dressler, Mike Burns, and Jeff Dressler. More...

Market holds 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors Day'

MONTEREY — It's no secret that times are tough, and people are hurting everywhere. But one of the great things about living in this area is that everyone watches out for each other. Friday, Aug. More...

Ashwood UMC to host ice cream, bluegrass social

ASHWOOD — Popular bluegrass quartet High Ground returns to perform at the ice cream and bluegrass social at Ashwood United Methodist Church, on Friday, Aug. 21. More...

Market festival enjoys strong turnout, new vendors

The Bath County Farmers' Market in Millboro was brimming with craft items beside a bounty of produce and baked goods during the second annual Market Millie Fest. More...

EDA reviews 'strip mall' concept

MONTEREY — Kevin Thornsbury presented a slide show on his plans to purchase and develop a vacant lot on the east side of Monterey on U.S. 250 to the Economic Development Authority of Highland County Tuesday. More...

Photos

The Edenaires perform their lively southern gospel songs at a concert hosted Monday evening by the Millboro Ruritan Club at the club's picnic pavilion. Band members are, from left: Ray Rodgers, Wayne Winebriner, John Young, and Ed McAllister. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Schools again told no on activity bus

WARM SPRINGS — Once again, the Bath board of supervisors has denied a request by Bath County Public Schools to purchase a new activity bus. More...

Achievement

Julie Tuning

HARRISONBURG — Julie Tuning has been named to the dean's list for the spring term at National College. To achieve this status, students must receive a minimum grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0. More...

In Brief …

Highland County School Board

• At Monday night's school board meeting, Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore reported new ceiling tiles, insulation and lighting installed in the high school hallway and library, More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Sunday through Thursday, Aug. 16-20 ¦ Ashwood United Methodist Church invites families to participate in Power Lab Bible School sessions each evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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 • Aug. 5 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker responded to a report a suspicious person on Christian Drive. • Aug. 5 — Deputy Diedra R. Bratton responded to a report of burglary on Lower Yard Road. More...

Letters

McDowell reunion members donate money to ER services

Editor's note: The following letter was written to the members of the McDowell Fire Department and Highland County Rescue Squad and shared with The Recorder. More...

Hypocrisy still part of Republican tradition, readers says

Editor, The Recorder, Notice this. More...

There are more important things in life than money

Editor, The Recorder, In this age of rising healthcare costs, (Recorder publisher) Anne Adams must surely appreciate supervisor (Robin) Sullenburger's free diagnose that she is "obsessed." Now, thankfully, she can get the help she needs and move More...

Pocahontas, W.Va., considers legal action on border question

WV commission to vote Tuesday on filing declaratory judgment

Commission concerned about wind energy plans; Highland landowners file notice to county that E&S plan must be corrected to avoid legal action More...

Work on wind utility site starting this week

MONTEREY — Big machines have been rolling up to Allegheny Mountain for days. Site development work on Virginia's first industrial wind energy plant is expected to start this week. More...

W.Va. residents say: Protect Allegheny

MARLINTON, W.Va. More...

'Stupid prank' lands two in jail

MONTEREY — It was just a "stupid prank," defense attorneys argued Monday at the breaking and entering and petit larceny trial of Billy Joe Puffenbarger, formerly of Monterey, and Timothy Scott Armstrong, formerly of Doe Hill. More...

Rabid barn cat brings trouble to Bath family

HOT SPRINGS - John and Debbie Young have spent a traumatic 10 days. On Saturday, Aug. 1, Debbie noticed a barn cat she occasionally fed, but which usually feasted on the mice population, was acting funny. More...

DUI case taken under advisement

MONTEREY — Judge Humes J. Franklin Jr. told Jonathan Gwin, 26 of McDowell, that he would take his case under advisement pending the outcome of a presentencing report. More...

Woman sent to treatment program

MONTEREY — Her blonde, shoulder length hair falling on her white t-shirt evoked youth, health, and fitness; but her Middle River Regional Jail orange trousers, her tear-stained face told a different story. More...

RACF seeking grant proposals from non-profits

ROANOKE — Rockbridge Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of Foundation for Roanoke Valley, is seeking grant proposals from non-profits in Rockbridge and Bath counties to assist in their community service. More...

Deeds preaches to the choir

BOLAR - It was a hot day-hootenanny hoedown with homemade chow and a homegrown hero. Creigh Deeds brought his gubernatorial campaign to Bath and Highland Sunday afternoon. More...

Meals tax on ballot again

WARM SPRINGS — "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." That seems to be the attitude of Bath County officials concerning a proposed 4 percent meals tax for the county. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, Bath supervisors au thoriz administrator Bonnie Johnson to move forward on the tourism proposal with Virginia Tech and to execute documents as needed. More...

Boy Scouts pull out of Goshen plans

GOSHEN — No one, it seems, was prepared for what the Boy Scouts of America did in Rockbridge County. More...

Learn about important bird areas

BATH and HIGHLAND — On Aug.17 at 7 p.m. Bath/ Highland Bird Club's guest speaker will be Mary Elfner, the coordinator for the Virginia Important Bird Areas program. The meeting will be held at the Bolar Ruritan Building. More...

Photo

For just $1, take a chance on winning a basketful of goodies, and benefit the Relay for Life. Various teams and other contributors have arranged baskets packet with various themes in mind - hunting, movie time, kitchen, More...

Millboro Happenings

• Employees at the BARC Electric Co-op have planned a fund-raiser this Saturday, Aug. 15, in honor of Chris Loan. There will be a Poker Run starting at 9 a.m., and a bake sale. More...

Next step for campground?

MONTEREY — Bryan Obaugh of Highland's Economic Development Authority expressed doubt that it was in the EDA's best interests to pursue the reopening of the campground the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' Wildlife Management A More...

In Brief …

Economic Development Authority of Highland County

• The board approved a letter of support for the Mountain Valley Broadband "middle-mile" project, sponsored by James Madison University. More...

Obituaries

Alice Winn 'Icy' Wolfe

CULPEPER — Alice Winn "Icy" Wolfe, 83, of Culpeper, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Culpeper Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1926 in Bath County, the daughter of the late James L. Wolfe and Alice Bodkins Wolfe. Mrs. More...

Thomas Franklin Clemmer II

FREDERICKSBURG —Thomas Franklin Clemmer III, Fredericksburg, died unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital following a brief illness. More...

Laura Lenora Dulaney

HARRISONBURG — Laura Lenora Dulaney of Sunnyside Retirement Community departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 5 following a 10-year battle with cancer, to be with her Lord whom she accepted at age 16 and faithfully served for 62 years. More...

Sports

Charger golf hot in summer start

Non-district @ Pendleton FISHER MOUNTAIN GOLF COURSE — The fall golf season kicked off Monday for Highland and Bath at a three team-match hosted by the Pendleton County Wildcats. More...

Pigskin report

Former Bath County High School football standout John Phillips has had two solid weeks of training camp with the Dallas Cowboys. More...

Herscher makes All-State

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County soccer standout Angela Herscher added all-state Group A second team soccer honors to her all-district and all-Region C nods for her efforts on the field this spring as a sophomore. More...

Early Files

From Our Early Files

Ellis King, 11-yearold song of Mr. and Mrs. E. Darwin King of Monterey, caught a sun perch on a worm, only to have this trophy big mouth bass hit the perch while fishing in a pond near Monterey, Saturday, June 7, 1980. More...

Camping gets restricted in Gorge area

The following articles were gleaned from the April 10, and April 17, 1980 editions of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

August 16, 1984

• Former Surry County assistant superintendent D. Jack Gold has been chosen as the new Highland County Public Schools superintendent. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Damsels in distress

OK. We get it. State agencies deeply concerned about protecting Virginia's assets from harm really do want to help, but they can't. They have no authority. They have no manpower. More...

Pictorial

Union forces gathered at the fence line at Camp Allegheny recently during a private reenactment. The Civil War battlefield is considered one of the most intact sites of its kind, and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1990. More...

Life in laundromat makes for fab fun

See A Show

WARM SPRINGS - The laundromat. Ever had any fun there? I thought not. That is all about to change. Sunday, August 23, the Mountain Valley Players bring the Greenbrier Valley Theater production of "Suds" to the Bath County High School auditorium. More...


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