June 17, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Drawbaugh indicted again

Judge does not grant motions to dismiss 3 charges

MONTEREY — David Bradley Drawbaugh arrived with his attorney in Highland County Circuit Court Tuesday in hopes of getting three of the 16 charges against him dismissed. More...

Rain didn’t keep away the blues, jazz  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — Nearly 1,000 people filled the buildings and lawns last weekend at Garth Newel Music Center, and they found themselves awash in great entertainment for three straight days. More...

Dixie Gas & Oil is ‘Delivering for a Cure’

VERONA– Dixie Gas & Oil Corp. supports Susan G. More...

Photo

The youth of Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church recently planted a tree at the church to commemorate its 100th anniversary. With shovels are Austin Dean, left, and Austin Tuley. More...

TAP expanding services through Bath County

WARM SPRINGS — Since adding Bath County to its service area in 2007, the community action agency Total Action Against Poverty has provided several services to county residents and officials, including planning grant assistance, weatherization More...

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Charles Smith of Monterey received the door prize of a Virginia Made bag stuffed with lettuce, spinach, eggs and more from vendor Lee Mitchell at Arts at The Market Day at the Highland Farmers’ More...

Special Sections

Schools

BCHS Class of 2010 earns diplomas

WARM SPRINGS – A festive atmosphere prevailed in the Bath County High School auditorium Friday night, as 77 graduates grabbed their diplomas and headed off into the future. More...

HHS class looks back, looks forward

MONTEREY — The Highland High School Class of 2010 took a walk down memory lane with its kindergarten teacher, Cappy Hull, at Saturday’s graduation ceremony. More...

Academic Honors

Rebekah Anne Ady MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Rebekah Anne Ady, of Millboro, received a master of social work degree from the Eberly College of Arts and Science at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., on May 16. More...

Religion

Special Services

¦ 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

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...

Artist shares exhibit at HCPL

MONTEREY — “Recent Paintings and Drawings” is the Highland County Arts Council’s next art exhibit in the series of shows sponsored in the Mountain View Room of the Highland County Public Library in Monterey. More...

Carnegie Hall accepts entries for art exhibits for ‘Season of Colors’

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Carnegie Hall invites artists 18 and older to submit their work to the 21st annual Season of Colors juried art exhibition for state and regional artists. More...

Letters

Garth Newel appreciates support, volunteers

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to thank all of those who helped make the fifth annual Virginia Blues and Jazz Festival a success. More...

Only two categories of significance in Highland

Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor was sent in response to the editorial in The Recorder’s June 10 edition. Editor, The Recorder, Great editorial; just what this county needs. More...

Blue Grass 4th of July celebration changes hands

Editor, The Recorder, Fifteen years ago, Bo and I decided to let people know how fortunate we felt to live in such a caring and loving community. We decided to invite our friends to a small gathering on July 4. More...

Homestead renovations under way

Resort shoots for mid-July completion on $4 million project

HOT SPRINGS — A renovation project costing more than $4 million is under way at The Homestead, and resort officials are hoping the work will be completed by mid- July. More...

McCune sentenced; 2 have bonds revoked

WARM SPRINGS – Despite impassioned pleas from a host of community leaders, as well as his attorney, Kevin McCune will spend two years in prison for distributing marijuana to his daughter. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Circuit Court

• Judge Humes J. Franklin, Jr. sentenced Jimmy Puffenbarger of Monterey to 10 years in prison with 10 years suspended and 10 years active, supervised probation for feloniously entering a building and larceny of a firearm. More...

Tourism meetings to begin

MONTEREY — “Nearly every successful business begins with a well-crafted business plan.” And Carolyn Pohowsky would know. She’s spent more than a decade as the executive director of the Highland County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Photos

Above: Judy Marks makes Monterey Lions Club history by becoming the first female president. More...

Couture seamstress visits Highland

MONTEREY — Daryl Lancaster travels around the country teaching people how to sew. More...

Criser receives ProStart National Cerificate

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County High School Culinary Arts student Kodie Criser has earned her ProStart National Certificate of Achievement. More...

Correction

The contractors working on the Monterey wastewater treatment plant, Littleton and Associates, were incorrectly identified in the photo caption last week. More...

Obituaries

TIFFANY HALEY ARMSTRONG

McDOWELL ­— A memorial service for Tiffany Haley Armstrong, 80, of Richmond, will be conducted noon, Monday, June 21, 2010 at Clover Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Lester LaPrade officiating. Mr. Armstrong passed away on March 7, 2010. More...

HARRY ‘PAUL’ SIMMONS

HIGHTOWN ­— Harry “Paul” “Bunyan” Simmons, 50, of Hightown, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at his home. More...

EUGENE F. FOLKS, USMCR

HOT SPRINGS — A Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday June 19 at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hot Springs for Eugene F. Folks, who died May 14, 2010 at his residence in Bradenton, Fla. The Rev. More...

Sports

Moomaw Madness returns Saturday

WARM SPRINGS — The Moomaw Madness is contagious again this year. In 2009, 375 racers caught the bug. This year, the seventh year of the madness, more than 300 racers are again preregistered for the popular Bath County Triathlon. More...

Renegades take on Finch-led Bandits

SALEM — Bath County High School rising junior Jailyn Ford and the U-23 Virginia Renegades will play the 2008 Nation Pro Fastpitch League champion Chicago Bandits this Saturday evening at the Moyers Sports Complex in Salem. More...

Pigskin report

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Former Bath County High School standout Jake Phillips was back in the lineup Saturday to help propel the Green Bay Blizzard to a big 74-9 win over Western Michigan in Indoor Football League action. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 8 — Major Richard D. Chestnut spoke to an individual in reference to keeping someone off their property • June 9 — Deputy William D. More...

Early Files

Baptists gather to raise new church in Monterey

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 22, 1982 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

June 20, 1985

• The Recorder learned Tuesday afternoon that Monterey is to get a new post office. More...

50 years ago

June 16, 1960

• Virgil Wimer, a student at Blue Grass Elementary School, has been named the winner in the annual Mountain Soil Conservation District poster contest. The district judging embraced the counties of Highland, Bath and Alleghany. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Can there really be a better setting to host hundreds of visitors for three straight days than Garth Newel Music Center? Nope. More...

Make your way, but not too fast

We applauded this year’s graduates with all the appropriate pomp and circumstance last weekend. Their litany of accomplishments leaves us proud, and hopeful. More...

Take an active role in government, now

What about We The People

When recently asked where the Constitution provides the federal government with authority to govern health care, Congressman Phil Hare (D-Illinois) responded, “I don’t worry about the Constitution on this to be honest.” Avoiding sp More...


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