May 20, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Meth lab busted near Millboro

MILLBORO – A home-grown laboratory for manufacturing methamphetamine was raided and seized last Thursday, May 14, at 1682 Crooked Spur Road in Millboro. More...

Faraone challenges businesses in Bath

HOT SPRINGS — Local businesses need to improve every day to be prepared for the future. More...

Town begins sidewalk repair

MONTEREY — Town council authorized May 6 the repair of 170 feet of sidewalk along Spruce Street and Main Street. The worst section of sidewalk is in front of First and Citizens Bank, said mayor Janice Warner. More...

Famous Blue Grass motorcycle shows promise, speed

By Anne Adams • Staff Writer

SONOMA, Calif. — The bike making trails made it all the way to the West Coast last weekend. Brian Richard’s barn-built, all-electric Norton motorcycle has made headlines across the U.S. More...

Lights go out in Highland County

MONTEREY — The news that Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative got the goahead to buy Allegheny Power’s Highland holdings was overshadowed by the planned maintenance outage that took the western part of the county by surprise this week. More...

Town proposes annual budget

MONTEREY — On May 6, town council approved for publication a proposed budget for fiscal year 2010-11. The budget is divided into two parts — general, and water and sewer. More...

In Brief ...

Highland supervisors

• Highland supervisors met May 18 and accepted the low bid for the McDowell Water System — Well No. 3 improvements — from Donald E. Botkin, contingent upon final review and approval by USDA-Rural Development. More...

Virginia’s new state map features 75th year of Blue Ridge Parkway

RICHMOND — The Commonwealth of Virginia’s new official state map is being released just in time to assist travelers with their Memorial Day and summer travel plans. More...

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The new logo for the Bath County Farmers’ Market is displayed on a T-shirt presented to technical drawing student, Raynaldo McCummings. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Officials start effort to bolster school division

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors and the Highland County School Board met Monday to coordinate efforts to keep county schools afloat in the face of declining school enrollment and public financing. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Prior to a joint meeting with the Highland County Board of Supervisors, the Highland County School Board voted to accept Anthem Plan Option 1 for school employees for fiscal year 2010-11. Option 1 will cost $407.78 per employee. More...

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Valley Elementary School April star students are pictured (l-r) back row: JD Vestal, Allison Swearengin, Ashley McNeal, Laken Norman; fourth row: Utah Kershner, Brevin Young, Nevada Kershner, Brandon More...

Religion

Religion

Special Services

Sunday, May 23 n Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church, Hot Springs, old fashioned ice cream social and hymn sing in celebration of their 100th anniversary, at 5 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and sides served. More...

Home & Property

VDOT offers opportunities for volunteers

RICHMOND—Virginia Department of Transportation maintenance crews and contractors are kicking off spring maintenance activities — removing litter, mowing grass, pruning trees and cutting brush along roads throughout the commonwealth. More...

Early Files

Westvaco abandons Highland facility plan

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned form the Nov. 29, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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Members of the 1944 Millboro High School boys’ basketball team were (l-r) front row: Bob Durfee, Alvin Durham and Carson Cauley; second row: Clinton Shanks, Cecil McCoy, Jake Wamsley, Meredith S More...

25 years ago

MAY 23, 1985

• Jerry Moats of Monterey is the town’s newest entrepreneur. A 1978 graduate of Highland High School, Moats recently opened his own electronics business. More...

Skiing expert gets national recognition

Kober reflects on 40 years

HOT SPRINGS — When Sepp Kober first came to the United States in 1957, skiing in the South was virtually unheard of. More...

Librarian reviews first 10 years

MONTEREY — “I love being a librarian. I am one of those fortunate people who get to do what they love every day.” Tomi Herold became the Highland County Public Library librarian in December 1999. More...

Quick look

• Highland County Public Library has a service area of 416 square miles. • It serves the lowest county population in the state with 2,272 people. More...

Mayor, DEQ disagree over pipe replacement

MONTEREY — “This is a sore subject,” mayor Janice Warner told town council May 6. More...

In Brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Mayor Janice Warner told town council May 6 she hoped to be able to test the new wastewater treatment plant by the end of May. • Dowd said she discovered a state regulation requiring a program for a cross connection control. More...

Bath Historical Society re-opens Friday, June 4

WARM SPRINGS – After a fourmonth hiatus, the Bath County Historical Society will reopen June 4. The museum and research library will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. More...

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Krissy Gibson and Kory Shifflett had unique transportation when they arrived at the Bath County High School Prom Saturday night. (Photos courtesy Bath County High School) More...

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The PBS documentary “Road Trip to History featuring Highland County” debuted at The Highland Center last Friday to about 100 people. More...

Beef, Weed Twilight Field Day set

McDOWELL — There will be a Beef and Weed Twilight Field Day, Tuesday, May 25 at Stonewall Ruritan picnic grounds in McDowell. More...

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A group of pilgrims walked through Monterey last Friday on their way to Washington, D.C. for the May 25 National Day of Prayer for Creation Care. More...

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The Highland FFA chapter poultry judging senior team took first place recently in the FFA state poultry judging contest sponsored by the Virginia Poultry Federation at the Rockingham fairgrounds. More...

Obituaries

Whitfield Eugene Dalton

NORWALK, Ohio — Whitfield “Gene” Eugene Dalton, 82, of Norwalk, died Friday, May 14, 2010 at his residence. More...

Lt. Col. Thomas Edwin Adams Jr.

CENTERVILLE — Lt. Col. Thomas Edwin Adams, Jr. passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Centreville, on May 13, 2010 with his family at his bedside. Son to Thomas Edwin Adams Sr. More...

Emanuel Lee Church

CLIFTON FORGE — Emanuel Lee Church, 76, of 50 West Pine Street, Clifton Forge, died Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem. More...

Sports

Ram track ready for Pioneer Championships

BUENA VISTA— The Highland High School track and field team concluded the regular season last week with meets at Covington Wednesday, May 5, and Parry McCluer Saturday, May 8. More...

Group A football playoffs shuffled by VHSL

Splinters from the Stands

If the Bath County Chargers do not win a Region C football title next year they will never win another. Don’t worry, BC won’t start to stink all of a sudden or anything like that. In 2011 the Region C will just no longer exist. More...

Pigskin report

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Former Bath County High School football standout Jake Phillips and the Green Bay Blizzard had a bye in IFL action last week. More...

Letters

Can’t blame current administration for woes

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Do bugs ‘bug’ you? Try using vinegar this year

Editor, The Recorder, Yes, the bugs are here! Bug season seems to span spring, summer, and fall. Are you tired of having to deal with creepy crawlers and identified flying objects, including spiders and their webs? More...

Opinions & Commentary

Don’t kill the messengers

Maybe, just maybe, after all this time, Highland supervisors are getting the message. More...

Pictorial

Has anyone really ever had a bad experience at the Highland County Public Library? We’d find it hard to believe. More...

Highlands Chorale concert features favorite tunes

See A Show

CLIFTON FORGE – Remember those great old Walt Disney songs from your youth? Bibbity Bobbity Boo, Zip a Dee Doo Dah, the theme song to Davy Crockett? Perhaps you grew up listening to your parents play Broadway show tunes on the hi-fi. More...



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