May 13, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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Firefighters from throughout Highland County responded to a barn fire at the residence of Mary and Boyd Musick last Friday. A defective ridinglawn mower stored in the barn caused the fire. More...

Controversial state AG visits Highland

MONTEREY — Highland loves Ken Cuccinelli, at least, it appears so from the reception he got here last week. More...

More bad news for Bath constitutional officers

WARM SPRINGS — The bad news just keeps coming for Bath County’s constitutional officers. More...

Citizens still concerned about site of turbines

MONTEREY — Highland New Wind Development hoped to have its 39-megawatt wind energy plant under construction by now, but citizens and state agency officials continue to demand proper plans before allowing Virginia’s first wind utility to More...

Kids’ fish day held at Gorge

The winds whipped down the mountain valleys Saturday morning but were much milder in the narrow Williamsville gorge for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Kids’ Fishing Day. More...

In Brief ...

Highland’s Economic Development Authority

• The EDA directed chair Betty Mitchell to work with Phil Munchel of Highland Telephone Cooperative and Craig Smith of MGW in drafting a letter of support for a Congressional bill seeking changes to the National Broadband Plan. More...

Stonewall Ruritans thank Maple Festival volunteers

McDOWELL — The Stonewall Ruritan Club hosted Maple Festival volunteers, member spouses, and numerous other guests during its May 5 meeting. More...

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The 4H Cloverbuds held a garage sale at Hiner's Auto Service Friday and Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Pictured (l-r) are Caledb Hiner, J.R. More...

Canner lid pressure gage testing offered

CLIFTON FORGE — Alleghany Highlands Master Gardener Association members will test canner pressure dial gauges (not weight gauge canners) during the spring plant sale held May 14 in Clifton Forge and May 15 in Covington. More...

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The Bath and Highland Senior Centers met at Mountain Crest Retirement Village May 5 to celebrate Older Americans’ Month. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Academic Honors

Sara Elaine Hall

MILLBORO — Sara Elaine Hall of Millboro is the recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship awarded by the Educational Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. More...

Victoria Dever

ATLANTA, Ga. —Victoria Dever of Monterey, Va., has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent induction ceremony at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va. More...

Sarah Ann Whetzel

WEYERS CAVE — Sarah Ann Whertzel of Staunton, and formerly of Blue Grass, has been named to the president’s list for the 2009 academic year at Blue Ridge Community College. More...

Religion

Religion

Special Services Published weekly

Sunday, May 9 n Woodland Union Church worship service at 10 a.m. No Sunday school. Saturday, May 15 n Green Hill United Methodist church spaghetti supper from 5-7 p.m. More...

Virginia Chapel church to celebrate 100th anniversary

HOT SPRINGS — Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church (originally Virginia Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church) will celebrate 100 years on June 27. The church was founded in 1910 by the Rev. S.R. More...

Home & Property

DuPont Community Credit Unions scholarships awarded

WAYNESBORO — For the 15th consecutive year, DuPont Community Credit Union recently announced the scholarship winners at the 51st annual membership meeting. More...

Weather report

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Letters

Byrd reminds us visitors can see great shows here

Editor, The Recorder, As is my custom from time to time, I catch the train going to no place in particular; but try to find some place that is out of the way. However, the people must be friendly or I won’t stay very long. More...

May is Mental Health Month: ‘Live your life well’

Editor, The Recorder, May is Mental Health Month, a tradition begun in 1949. This year’s theme, “Live Your Life Well,” challenges us to promote health and wellness in our homes, our schools and our communities. More...

Local senior centers need more community support

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Fastest Internet speed for all? Plan is needed

MONTEREY — Imagine this: high speed Internet for everybody in Highland County for only $50 a month. More...

66 tourism director applications considered

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County received a whopping 66 applications for its new tourism director position, and county administrator Bonnie Johnson said Tuesday the review process for those is under way. More...

One principal, two schools, no problem

HOT SPRINGS — When you ask Les Balgavy where he works, you don’t get a singular response. Since the beginning of the school year, Balgavy has served as principal of both elementary schools in Bath County — Millboro and Valley. More...

County seeking grant for Cabin Creek work

Group formed for project; web site up and running

WARM SPRINGS — The effort to solve the flooding problem along Cabin Creek in the Millboro area continues, and Bath County is hopeful a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will help speed up the process. More...

Highland won’t force furlough day

MONTEREY — Following a closed meeting with Sheriff Herb Lightner Monday, the Highland County Board of Supervisors voted 2-1 to reverse its previous action directing constitutional officers and staff to take a day of furlough by the end of May, More...

RGS holds essay, poster contest

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — The Ruffed Grouse Society is currently having an essay and poster contest. Are you interested in the outdoors? Share some of your experiences by entering this year’s contest, where you will have a chance to win prizes. More...

In Brief ...

Bath Board of Supervisors

• Mike Grist and Mary Lynn Riner were re-appointed to the Bath County Planning Commission and John Hodge was re-appointed to the Bath County Industrial Development Authority. More...

Camp ACCOVAC host Family Camp Retreat

MILLBORO — Camp ACCOVAC will host a Family Camp Retreat May 21-23. The theme will be “He’s All I Need.” The speaker for the weekend will be the Rev. Gene Peters, pastor of Central Advent Christian Church. More...

Senior citizens trip rescheduled

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath Community Senior Center trip to Jamestown, the Virginia Beach Aquarium and Yorktown Victory Center on June 8-10 has been postponed to Sept. 21-23 because there were not enough signed up to go. More...

Highland documentary to air on WVPT, May 17

HARRISONBURG — Join WVPT to journey back in time with a “Road Trip to History” two-day adventure that includes the recent filming of Highland County on Sunday night. More...

Join up with NASCAR, Red Cross

ROANOKE — The American Red Cross is teaming up with 3M, Roush Fenway Racing, and NASCAR driver Greg Biffle for the third year of Red Cross Racing, a blood donor rewards program designed to increase the number of people giving blood and the num More...

May is ‘Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month’

RICHMOND – Nineteen motorcycle riders have died on Virginia’s roads so far this year, a 27 percent increase compared to the same time period in 2009. More...

Bell to hold meetings in Staunton, Bridgewater

STAUNTON — Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) has announced he will hold two “Town Hall” meetings Saturday, May 15. The first will be at 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Mary Siron Armstong

McDOWELL — Mary Siron Armstrong, 94, of McDowell, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010 at her home. She was born Feb. 18, 1916 at McDowell, a daughter of the late Howard and Sarah Elizabeth Armstrong Siron. More...

Louise Hale Stephenson McKee

SARASOTA, Fla. — Louise Hale Stephenson McKee, Sarasota, died April 15, 2010. She filled 95 years with joyful energy, independence, fierce loyalty to family and friends and graceful good humor. More...

Evelyn Curtis Persinger

CLIFTON FORGE — Evelyn Curtis Persinger, 89, of 1710 Main Street, Clifton Woods Apartments, Clifton Forge, died peacefully at her residence on Thursday, May 6, 2010. She was born Sept. More...

Sports

Lady Chargers roll Rockets & Rams

Bath 7, Craig 1 NEW CASTLE — Charger Jordan Fry connected on three hits, drove in four runs, and scored once in her first infield start as the Chargers defeated the Craig Rockets last Friday afternoon. More...

Chargers dismantle Rockets

NEW CASTLE — Bath Charger J.M. Harvey continued his hot hitting with three hits in five at-bats while driving in three runs and scoring two as the Chargers blasted the Craig Rockets, 10-3, Friday afternoon. More...

Chargers limp toward postseason

James River 2, Bath 1 (OT) WARM SPRINGS — The James River Knights scored midway through the first overtime period and held off Bath attempts in the final minutes to defeat the Chargers last Wednesday, May 19, on senior night. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • May 4 — Sergeant James W. Bryan III unlocked a vehicle in the Hidden Valley area. • May 4 — Bryan responded to a report of a possible breaking and entering on Cowpasture River Highway. More...

Early Files

Father, son doing well after donor recipient kidney transplant

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 9, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. HIGHTOWN — Steve Puffenbarger, 26, the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

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This hunting photo was taken many years ago in Bath County. Pictured (l-r) front row are: Willis Hamilton, Jack Hamilton, unidentified, Clem McLaughlin and Wayne Neal. More...

25 years ago

MAY 16, 1985

• Col. R.L. Suthard, Virginia State Police superintendent, recently announced a mandatory safety restraint policy for all department members and employees while operating state vehicles. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Comp board is now beyond comprehension

We just can’t figure this out. More...

Pictorial

Finally. We have to hand it to some members of Monterey’s town council, and Mayor Janice Warner, for getting their names on the ballot for this month’s election. More...

What’s really in a name, anyway?

From Sunny Creek

What’s in a name? All this and more was under discussion recently when my daughter presented me with a list of names that are under consideration for the new baby on the way. More...


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