March 11, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Emergency planners need information

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Department of Social Services and Local Emergency Planning Committee are working to make sure county residents with special needs can be identified quickly in case of emergency. More...

Sign too big, town says

MONTEREY — The new sign in front of the Highland County Farm Bureau office on Main and Water streets is too big, town officials said last Thursday. More...

Town candidates file for this May’s election

MONTEREY — After some gentle nudging by mayor Janice Warner at a council meeting last month, the mayor and half the current councilmen registered to be candidates for re-election May 4. For mayor, voters in Monterey will see Janice S. More...

Fees waived for neighborhood rehab project

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to waive all permitting fees for the Pinehurst Heights neighborhood rehabilitation project. More...

In Brief . .

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• The board will send a letter to Dennis Perry of the U.S. Postal Service facilities division in Greensboro, N.C. More...

Food banks support families in tough times

MILLBORO – Anyone who has ever faced empty cupboards, and empty wallets, will never forget the despair it generates when they are unable to provide even basic necessities for their families. More...

Fire on Crab Run also a loss to home’s owner

BLUE GRASS — Last week, fire gutted the home of Erin and Jamie Will. They lost almost everything. But there is another family whose loss is just as profound. More...

Millboro Happenings

• The Millboro Area Rescue Squad has announced an EMT-B class is scheduled to begin in mid-March for Bath County. The class will be held on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Further details on the start date will be available soon. More...

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Highland County Girl Scouts celebrated Girl Scout Sunday on Feb.28 by attending the worship service and a covered dish luncheon at Monterey United Methodist Church. More...

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A mother ewe and her lambs come out into the sunlight at Conley Colaw’s farm. The black-faced sheep are Suffolk ewes, said Colaw. The white-faced sheep are a Dorset mix. Colaw has 70 ewes. More...

Ruffed Grouse raffle winners announced

HARRISONBURG — The local chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society held two raffles at the Western Virginia Sport show Feb. 26-28 at Expoland. More...

Garth Newel to launch 2010 season next month

HOT SPRINGS — Savor the sounds of Garth Newel Music Center this year, where you will find music, food and beautiful scenery on the side of Warm Springs Mountain. More...

Nathaniel Justus Stuber

HEBRON, Md. — Teresa and Robert Stuber of Hebron announce the birth of a son, Nathaniel Justus Stuber, born at 5:41 a.m., Feb. 21, 2010, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. More...

Force seizes more than $24,000 in local bust

COVINGTON — Alleghany County Sheriff Kevin Hall has announced that the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force executed four search warrants as a result of a six-month long investigation. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievement

Krista Michelle Armstrong

BRIDGEWATER — Krista Michelle Armstrong of Millboro is among 20 Bridgewater College seniors who have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. More...

Sports

2009 another record bear harvest

RICHMOND – Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have compiled preliminary figures for deer, turkey, and bear harvests for the 2009-10 fall/winter hunting seasons. More...

3 Chargers make All-Region C team

WARM SPRINGS — Bath senior basketball star Shonique Gardener was named to the first team all-Region C team last week while Chargers Angela Herscher and Eric Gentry gathered honorable mention nods. More...

Pigskin report

GREEN BAY, Wis. — It was a successful professional football debut for former Bath County High School standout Jake Phillips last weekend in the Indoor Football League. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 2 — Captain Richard L. Armstrong fingerprinted a person. • March 2 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver fingerprinted two people. • March 2 — Weaver fingerprinted a person. More...

Early Files

‘Milking’ of maple trees seen as production boon

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 11, 1976 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 14, 1985

• Business is booming for Highland Data Services, according to assistant manager Edmund Hevener. The 21-month-old data processing firm is experiencing the exact opposite of the slowdown it suffered at the same time last year, Hevener said. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 10, 1960

• The Monterey Rams saw the Valley High jinx work again Tuesday night in the regional final at Natural Bridge as the Bath County quintet pulled ahead in the final period to take the crown 58-49. More...

New alarm ordinance carries stiff penalties

Law effective immediately in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County property owners whose security systems repeatedly send false alarms to the 911 center will find the pain to their wallets very real. More...

Think your kids are safe? Think again

MONTEREY — Highland students got a sharp lesson in Internet safety last Friday — and they paid attention. More...

Meals tax enacted, but at reduced rate

WARM SPRINGS — Beginning July 1, those dining out in Bath County will pay a little extra for their meal, but not as much as originally anticipated. More...

Mayor appeals to DEQ for understanding

MONTEREY — Mayor Janice Warner, councilman Francis Fenn, Brad Craig of the engineering firm Mattern and Craig, and USDA-Rural Development representative Jim Allen met with the Department of Environmental Quality in Harrisonburg on Feb. 17. More...

Maple traffic patterns potential traffic problem

MONTEREY — Locals know traffic can get heavy in Monterey during Maple Festival. Solutions, though, are hard to come by. More...

In Brief . . .

Monterey Town Council

• At last Thursday’s town council meeting, mayor Janice Warner said no work has been done on the wastewater treatment plant upgrade for three weeks due to bad weather. More...

HMC CEO let go

MONTEREY — After weeks of deliberation and efforts to resolve issues with its CEO, the Highland Medical Center chose to terminate David Bradley Drawbaugh Monday. Drawbaugh was arrested by Virginia State Police Dec. More...

State legislative update; session ending

RICHMOND — As the current General Assembly session continues, so does the progress of bills sponsored or co-sponsored by Bath and Highland’s representatives. Legislation from State Sen. More...

Correction

In the The Recorder Spring Guide, in the article “Working to protect one of the Highlands’ most valuable assets,” it was reported that the Cowpasture River Preservation Association received a grant from the Richard and Caroline Gwa More...

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Two generations of Bath County Farmers’ Market managers (l-r): Mary Hodges, Jackie Stephenson, Donna Campagna, and Harmony Leonard pose at the end of a successful meeting Thursday, March 4, in W More...

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Beginning Saturday, March 27, the Highland County Arts Council sponsors an exhibit of the photographs of Virginia-based artist G. More...

Correction

The 46th Maple Queen Court assembled for the first time Saturday, Feb. 27, following coronation at Highland High School. More...

Correction

In the March 4 edition of The Recorder, Bath County High School ninth-grader, Savannah McLaurin was incorrectly listed on the A/B honor roll for the second nine weeks of the grading period. McLaurin is on the A honor roll. More...

Engagement

Miller — Lambert

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Steve and Angie Miller of Franklin announce the engagement of their daughter, Felicia Dawn Miller, to Travis Eugene Lambert, son of Robert Jr., and Kitty Lambert of Monterey, Va. More...

Kristina Brooke Neil

HIGHTOWN — Kevin and Keri Neil of Hightown announce the birth of their first child, Kristina Brooke. She was born at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at 11:09 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Shelby Lynn Griffin Quirino

MUSTOE — Shelby Lynn Griffin Quirino, 34, of Mustoe, died Friday, March 5, 2010 at her home. She was born Oct. 1, 1975 in Staunton, a daughter of Walter L. “Rick” and Bobbie J. Brown Griffin. On Feb. More...

Tiffany Haley Armstrong

RICHMOND — Tiffany Haley Armstrong, 80, of Richmond, died Sunday, March 7, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth E. Armstrong and Mabel Haley Armstrong. More...

Ernestine K. Swearengin

STAUNTON — Ernestine Ardinia Kershner Swearengin, 75, of Staunton, passed away March 3, 2010 at her residence. She was born Feb. 15, 1935, in Bath County, a daughter of the late John Aquilla and Verna Lee Wade Kershner. More...

Religion

RELIGION

To place information in the Religion Briefs, fax to (540) 468-2048 or e-mail to recordernews@htcnet.org. Information may also be submitted over the phone, (540) 468-2147. Deadline is noon, Tuesday. More...

Home & Property

Outdoor fires unlawful before 4 p.m.

WARM SPRINGS — Virginia’s 4 p.m. burning law went into effect Feb. 15 — the start of spring fire season in Virginia. This law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day (Feb. More...

Mountain Soil & Water Conservation to hold seminar

LEXINGTON — The Mountain Soil & Water Conservation District, Mountain Castles SWCD, and Natural Bridge SWCD are co-hosting a “Chesapeake Bay-Friendly Horse Farm Project: Healthy Horses/ Healthy Waters” seminar on March 26, at the V More...

Letters

Why would tourist flock to see wind turbines?

Editor, The Recorder, According to supervisor Jerry Rexrode, 400-foot industrial wind generators will make a great tourist attraction for Highland Country. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Tourists vs. towers

Highland County officials are talking about tourism at the perfect time, right before our annual Maple Festival — the largest single event we have, and a great example of tourism marketing at work. More...

Pictorial

The Stonewall Ruritans installed a “Welcome to Highland County” sign atop Shenandoah Mountain March 5 after two years of planning and negotiating with county officials and the Virginia Dep More...

Featured falls not open to public

In The Recorder

MONTEREY — We learned something this week — something area landowners and visitors should know, too. More...


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