June 3, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Preliminary SOL results ‘generally looking good’

WARM SPRINGS — Some Standards of Learning test results are in for Bath schools, and while they’re preliminary, they were described as looking good overall. More...

Dog Day held this Saturday

HOT SPRINGS — Every dog has his (or her) day, and in Bath, that day is Saturday. Bath Animal Welfare Foundation holds the Bath County Dog Day of Summer Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hot Springs Firehouse. More...

Highlanders gather to remember veterans

MONTEREY — Last Saturday, Highland County residents and visitors joined friends at the Walk of Honor veterans’ memorial to remember and honor those in service who died for Americans through the generations. More...

Highland urged to make wind company get permit

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors aren’t the only ones concerned about the potential lawsuit over the proposed wind energy project here. Pocahontas County, W.Va. More...

Courthouse staff will keep jobs

WARM SPRINGS – Staff in Bath’s constitutional offices will keep their jobs this coming fiscal year. More...

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts reopens

RICHMOND – It’s bright. It’s airy. It’s spacious. And it’s free. After a two-year hiatus, which included major renovations, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is open again. More...

Author writes mystery novel set in Monterey

MONTEREY — John H. Corns wrote his first book at 65. The retired Army Lieutenant General has lived near Churchville since 1993 with his wife of 52 years, Carol, and turned to writing. More...

Junior Opry on stage at Masonic Theatre

CLIFTON FORGE — Appalfolks of America Association will present the Virginia Junior Opry on stage at the historic Masonic Theatre on Saturday, June 12, at 7 p.m. More...

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Hap opened Hap’s High’s Restaurant on Memorial Day despite the power outage from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

W.Va. fair posts applications online

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — For decades, families have planned and carefully grown or prepared their “blue ribbon” exhibits for thousands to view. More...

Staunton store collecting shoes, donations for Uganda

STAUNTON – Wilderness Adventure has declared June “Shoe Month,” and is partnering with Soles4Souls to help bring shoes to people in need in Uganda. More...

Highland Farmers’ Market season begins June 4

MONTEREY — The Highland Farmers’ Market will open its regular season June 4 at The Highland Center Pavilion. The market will be held every Friday, 3:30-6 p.m., June through September. More...

Youth present free concert June 6

COVINGTON — The Music on the Corner Series at First Presbyterian Church in Covington will present eight young area musicians in concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 6. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland High could get advisor for students

Deadline is end of June to raise $5,000

MONTEREY — There’s a new opportunity to provide extra guidance to Highland High School students — one that school superintendent Percy Nowlin doesn’t want to miss. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County School Board

• Jeff Strasser and Steve Shaver of Faith Covenant Family Church were at Tuesday’s Bath school board meeting and ready to give another presentation on proposed plans to relocate the softball field at Bath County High School and attemp More...

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On May 18, fifth-grade Valley Elementary School students went Tree Trekking, as part of a cooperative program with 4-H and Douthat State Park, with 4-H agent Christine Hodges. More...

Religion

Religion

Special Services Published weekly

¦ Hot Springs Presbyterian Church has postponed Sunday School classes for the summer and the Rev. More...

Camp EDGE will gear up this month at Ashwood UMC

ASHWOOD — The Ashwood United Methodist Church Bible School planning team met recently to finalize plans for “Camp E.D.G.E.” — Experience and Discover God Everywhere. More...

Home & Property

Photos

Jon Trees and Mark Nelson are pictured attaching the new banner for the Bath County Farmers’ Market in downtown Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

Original stained glass creations popular

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 24, 1987 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was publisher, Gene Christie was editor. More...

Photo

Information was requested on this photo, which first appeared in the Nov. 12, 2009 issue of The Recorder. It has since been identified as the George W. More...

25 years ago

June 6, 1985

• The Recorder, the official paper for Highland and Bath counties, has been sold. The new owners are Palmer and Susan Stacy, who have purchased a home on Spruce Street in Monterey. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pools need immediate attention

Would you allow your guests to bathe in a room where there is mold, mildew and rotting wood? Probably not, but that’s what happens when visitors come to “take the waters” at the historic Jefferson Pools in Warm Springs. More...

Pictorial

With renewed hope for a great performance, Brian Richardson and Team Norton are heading out once again to put the barnbuilt electric motorcycle to the test — this time in Wisconsin. More...

Scary thoughts, noises fill darkened closet

Conversations

I sat in the seclusion of my closet, safe from the threat of thunder and lightning and the pounding rain, secure with my laptop placed, well, on my lap, thinking about liberals and conservatives, of federalists and anti-federalists, and wondering wh More...

Hannah Field hosts largest plane to date

MONTEREY — Richard Waybright got a shock last weekend when he got a radio call for a plane landing at Hannah Field in Monterey. More...

Photos

The Williamsville Post Office moved into its new home at the Bath- Highland Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday. More...

Telephone threat leads to jail

WARM SPRINGS – A threat of bodily harm made over the telephone: One faction says it happened; the other claims it did not. It was up to Judge Humes Franklin to decide in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. More...

Town approves shop for VPAS

MONTEREY — Valley Program for Aging Services will have a new source of revenue soon. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, June 8 — 7 p.m. Closed meeting — 6 p.m. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland County supervisors agreed to keep Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority as its administrator for the indoor plumbing rehabilitation program. More...

Masonic Theatre celebrates 105 years

CLIFTON FORGE — Scott Miller, native Virginian, song writer and musician and national recording artist, is donating his time and talent for a 105th Birthday Benefit Bash at the Historic Masonic Theatre on Friday, July 2, at 8 p.m. More...

Supervisor tapped by Va. governor

RICHMOND – Gov. More...

Artful Gifts opens on Main Street

MONTEREY — If your only experience with felt was as a child, gluing colorful swatches together in patterns, you need to visit the new shop on Main Street in Monterey. Inside, the concept of felt and felting is more than you ever imagined. More...

Yard sale set for Millboro association

MILLBORO — The Millboro Cultural and Preservation Association is having a yard sale on Saturday, June 26, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The sale will be held inside the gymnasium at the Old Millboro School. More...

Bath readies for Aug. 21 Relay

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chapter of the American Cancer Society has begun planning for the 2010 Relay for Life. The event will be held at the football field at Bath County High School, Aug. 21, starting at 11 a.m. More...

Births

Gunnar Whiddon Mount Pleasant, S.C. — Chris and Kelly Whiddon of Mount Pleasant announce the birth of their son, Gunnar Lee, on March 18, 2010 at 3:49 p.m. at Charleston Birthplace. He weighed eight pounds and three ounces. More...

4-H Dominican Republic members host dinner

MONTEREY — Come out and support the Highland 4-H members who have volunteered to participate in a service project that plans, organizes and implements an environmental day-camp for Dominican youth, donates school supplies to village schools, a More...

Obituaries

William Edwin “Billy” McFadden

BOLAR — The memorial service for William Edwin “Billy” McFadden will be conducted 2 p.m., Sunday, June 6, 2010, at the Bolar Ruritan Building with the Rev. Mark Davis officiating. More...

Elwood Dale Harman,

WEST AUGUSTA — Elwood Dale Harman, 67, of West Augusta, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Born June 4, 1942 in Harrisonburg, he was the son of Lynn Harman and Bertha Virginia Simmons Johnson. More...

Wesley Rodriquez King

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Wesley Rodriquez King, 57, of 991 Ulysses Street, formerly of Hot Springs, Va., was born March 27, 1953 to the late William “Sonny” Craven Jr. and Lucille Marie King. More...

Sports

Chargers blast Pioneers in Regional opener

Bath 3, Parry McCluer 1 Pioneer District Tournament Semis NEW CASTLE — Charger lefty hurler Jailyn Ford pitched a one-hitter as Bath advanced to the Pioneer tourney finals with a narrow victory over the Parry McCluer Blues Wednesday even More...

Charger netters in Region C final

INDEPENDENCE — The Bath County tennis team experienced its first taste of Region C tournament victory in four successive tries as it defeated Hogoheegee champ George Wythe in team play Wednesday; top-seed Amelia Walters finished as Region C si More...

Chargers back on track against Tide

GALAX — Bath Charger Angela Herscher scored a hat trick as the Bath County Chargers claimed their first-ever Region C girls’ soccer win with a 4-1 defeat of the Galax Maroon Tide Tuesday night. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County May 24 — Dep. Plecker responded to a report of an activated medical alarm on Dunn’s Gap Road. May 24 — Dep. Cutlip performed a checking detail in the Hot Springs area with the Virginia State Police. More...

Letters

Physically impaired grateful for fishing day

Editor, The Recorder, To Mike Hilbert, president and members of The Little Switzerland Strutters, Chapter 15 of National Wild Turkey Federation, I think I speak the sentiments of the physically impaired persons and their families, as invited guests More...

Businesses should project resources, or leave them be

Editor, The Recorder, Those who are concerned about the creeks and rivers should direct your attention to the logging and livestock industries. As far as viewsheds are concerned, the only reason that you have one is because there are no trees. More...

Broadband speed should be just as fast for rural areas

Editor, The Recorder, More...


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