June 10, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Student attempts computer break-in

MONTEREY — An unidentified student at Highland High School wrote a malicious batch file recently that, when introduced to a computer system, retrieves passwords and user names. More...

Two supervisors vote against final version

Bath budget passes — barely

WARM SPRINGS — Two members of the Bath County Board of Supervisors expressed their disgust with Richmond passing the buck to local government by voting against the county budget for 2010- 11 Tuesday. More...

Millboro area rezoning approved

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning request by Marty and Susan Plecker Tuesday that changes the zoning of more than 166 acres on T.C. Walker Road from R-2 and R-5 residential to A-2, agriculture. More...

Trees cause power outage

MCDOWELL — Some 600 BARC customers in Highland County were without power Saturday and Sunday after a tree fell on a power line between McDowell and Monterey. Katharine Windsor of Forks of the Water said her power went out around 11 p.m. More...

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Monterey Mayor Janice Warner (second from right) observes as workers from Middleton and Associates cover the final pipe connection to the new town wastewater treatment plant Tuesday. More...

New location, new managers, great start at Bath farmers’ market

Mary Barnes of Millboro had a lovely morning, showing off and selling her attractive woven clothing and accessories. (Recorder photos by Margo Oxendine) More...

Dog Day held in Hot Springs

Participating in the dog musical chairs contest was nothing but fun for these and other contestants, including winner Cami Smith and “Sweetie.” Pictured from left are Cee Fender and her ma More...

Auditions slated for children’s theater

ASHWOOD ­— Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “King Arthur’s Quest” will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 21, at Valley Elementary School. More...

Workshops more fun than barrel of monkeys

MONTEREY — Saturday, June 5 at The Highland Center in Monterey, the Cowpasture River Preservation Association hosted the last in a series of rain barrel workshops, part of the “Cowpasture CREEL” project aimed at bringing water cons More...

Douthat hosts annual car show

DOUTHAT — There were 114 registered vehicles for the 12th annual Lake Run Two Day Car Show at Douthat State Park Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23. On Saturday, guests enjoyed Key West Band performing from 2-6 p.m. More...

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Jazz vocalist Oscar “Biff” Downey, who now resides in Clifton Forge, will present a tribute to the music and styles of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, and Mel Torme Saturday, More...

Special Sections

Schools

Students up to something fishy

MONTEREY — What’s silver and green and swims in schools? Ask the sixth graders from Highland High School and they’ll answer, “brook trout.” More...

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Highland art teacher Heather Scott gave awards of excellence to middle school students who won a statewide poster contest this spring sponsored by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, Multi-S More...

Congratulations Bath County High School Class of 2010

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Religion

Religion

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n Hot Springs Presbyterian Church has postponed Sunday School classes for the summer and the Rev. Glenn Coleman will lead worship service at 10 a.m. More...

Home & Property

Relay team hosts party

MILLBORO —The Parish of the Pastures Relay for Life Team is hosting a Summer Soltice Beach Party on Saturday, June 19. More...

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Timm and Sharon Seaman of Airport Road near the Bath-Alleghany line have had a frequent visitor to their back yard recently. More...

Early Files

Nation’s Montereys researched by reporter for California paper

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 12, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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“Elegant Old Inn,” is how the Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula Herald captioned this April 1979 picture of the Monterey Hotel that was taken by Monterey Town Clerk Judy Skeen and used to illust More...

25 years ago

June 13, 1985

• Jack Strasser was voted chairman of the Bath County Public Service Authority at its regular monthly meeting on Monday. Dennis “Pete” Bird was chosen to serve as vicechairman of the group. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Sore subject? Let’s move on

How did tourism become controversial in Highland County? Sure seems like every time it comes up for discussion, there are folks who simply dismiss the idea that tourism can be a major economic force here. Truth be told, it already is. More...

Pictorial

What a season it was for the Bath County High School softball team and pitcher Jailyn Ford, center. More...

Few people realize it, but these girls can play

Say What?

That thing you see under my feet is my soapbox. More...

Drawbaugh charged with embezzlement

MONTEREY — David “D.Bradley” Drawbaugh, former director and chief financial officer of Highland Medical Center, was indicted by a grand jury on another 14 felony charges May 27 in Highland County Circuit Court. More...

Battery bike takes 3rd

Team Norton enjoys hard-earned, emotional victory

ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. — “I don’t know if I like this feeling or not,” said Brian Richardson, as he stood beside the racetrack waiting for the start of the second race for TTXGP electric motorcycles last Sunday. More...

In Brief ...

• Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore told school board members Monday the junior class trip has been moved to the fall. More...

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Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Andrea King of Valley Associates for Independent Living presented information on her organization. VAIL, she said, advocates for families of disabled persons to receive needed services. More...

Want to build tourism? Get a plan

MONTEREY — The message was clear. If Highland County is serious about building up its local economy with tourism, it needs to plan ahead. More...

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Monterey Town Council

• Monterey Town Council held a public hearing on the fiscal year 2010-11 budget last Thursday. No one from the public attended or submitted comments. More...

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Monterey Mayor Janice Warner (second from right) observes as workers from Middleton and Associates cover the final pipe connection to the new town wastewater treatment plant Tuesday. More...

New location, new managers, great start at Bath farmers’ market

Mary Barnes of Millboro had a lovely morning, showing off and selling her attractive woven clothing and accessories. (Recorder photos by Margo Oxendine) More...

Scenic Virginia seeks nominations for awards

RICHMOND — Scenic Virginia is soliciting nominations for its 2010 Scenic Awards program, and the conservation organization is asking fellow Virginians to help identify noteworthy projects. More...

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The piano students of Gerald Waggoner gave a spring recital May 16 at Beulah Presbyterian Church. More...

Highland County Public Library launches biggest summer reading program ever

MONTEREY — The Highland County Public Library launches its biggest Summer Reading Program ever Saturday, June 12, with a kick-off event featuring games, prizes, face painting, refreshments, door prizes for kids and parents, and a visit from th More...

Get hooked on books this summer

WARM SPRINGS — “Hook A Book” is this year’s theme for the summer reading club at Bath County Public Library. Children will explore the world of water through stories, songs, games, crafts, and other activities. More...

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4-H Valley Cloverbuds, led by Emily Adams, met June 3 for their last meeting of the school year. Topics included facial expressions, different looks and imagination. More...

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The annual Beef and Weed Field Day was held at the Stonewall Ruritan picnic grounds on May 25. More...

Obituaries

Eugene F. Folks,

BRADENTON, Fla. — Eugene F. Folks, USMCR, 90, of Bradenton, formerly of Hot Springs, Va., Honolulu, Hawaii; and the many places far off and in between, passed away in the late afternoon on Friday, May 14, 2010 at his residence in Florida. More...

Albert Johnson Wright,

BEDFORD — Albert Johnson Wright, 81, of 1963 Three Otters Road, Bedford, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 4, 2010 from the Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. More...

Warren W. Jenkins,

CLIFTON FORGE — Warren W. Jenkins, 91, of Clifton Forge, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away Friday, June 4, 2010 at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor. He was born Oct. More...

Sports

Region C Champ Chargers ousted by VA High

Bath 5, Patrick Henry-Glade Spring 0 Region C Semifinals DAMASCUS— Bath County Chargers made the long bus trip to southwest Virginia worthwhile and got to stay overnight for shot at a Region C title by defeating the Patrick Henry Rebels T More...

Best finish ever for Charger netters

INDEPENDENCE — A season that started with a new coach and shoveling snow ended with the best finish in school history as the Bath County Chargers girls’ tennis team defeated George Wythe in the Region C semifinals last Wednesday before f More...

Bussard wins Highland Hills 5K

MONTEREY – For the first time in four runnings the Highland Hills 5K has a new winner. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 1 — Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. responded to a report of a possible breaking and entering in the Millboro area. • June 1 — Deputy William D. More...

Letters

Market coordinators appreciate support

Editor, The Recorder, The grand opening of the Bath County Farmers’ Market in downtown Hot Springs was a huge success this past Saturday. More...

Supervisors, HNWD should be held accountable

Editor, The Recorder, Because of Highland New Wind Development’s ambivalence to apply to the U.S. More...

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