July 1, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

No swimming at Gorge? Not likely, says supervisor

MONTEREY — Someone has removed a “no swimming” sign at the Williamsville Gorge, and Highland County supervisor Jerry Rexrode said he thought the action was justified. More...

Highland closes fiscal year — in the red

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors held its closeout meeting Monday with a net loss of about $35,000 for the 2009-10 fiscal year. A public hearing to amend the budget garnered no comment from citizens. More...

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Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Monday, Highland supervisors appointed Jim White to serve a second, four-year term on the Social Services board. More...

Soapmaking is good, clean fun

BACOVA – It is about 7 o’clock on a warm summer evening. Jaime Letourneau says goodbye to her violin student, and takes the dogs, Shiloh and Linus, out for a romp. Back inside, she heads to the kitchen. More...

Cruise-in benefits senior services

Gary Curry of Monterey showed up at the Cruise-in at Mountain Hideaway Saturday with his 2003 Corvette. (Recorder photos by James Jacenich) More...

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A pineapple? Growing in Bacova? Chef Ed McArdle took the discarded top of a pineapple and put it in a pot, to see what would happen. Five long years passed. More...

Folks becomes new deputy clerk

MONTEREY — Clerk of the Highland County Circuit Court Lois Ralston has announced that Doris A. Folks of Blue Grass has been hired to fill the new fulltime position of deputy clerk, which was created by the Virginia State Compensation Board. More...

Opera house honors Masonic lodge beginnings

CLIFTON FORGE — When Clifton Forge Masonic Lodge No. 166 laid the cornerstone on the lot bordering Smith Creek and the belt line of the C&O Railway Co. on July 4, 1905, they were simply looking for a permanent meeting space. More...

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Gretta Sandberg picked up a car full of violas, violins, cellos, and basses last week before kicking off a new strings music program in Highland on Monday. More...

Local Girl Scouts receive Bronze Award

MONTEREY — Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 586, Ivy Barker, Andrea Hull, Brooke Harper, and Allison Stump, recently completed their requirements for the Bronze Award. The Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. More...

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Jefferson Freed of Monterey took this stunning photograph on Sunday evening, June 27, from the overlook on Lance Mountain that provides a view of Hightown. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Fourth grade students from Millboro Elementary School enjoy “Trout in the Classroom: Fashion a Fish,” presented by Chief Ranger of Interpretation and Education Beth Hawse. More...

Bath schools end year under budget

WARM SPRINGS — The tough 2009- 10 budget year has come to a close, and Bath County Public Schools ended the year slightly under budget. More...

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Bath County School Board

• At its close-out meeting last Thursday, the Bath school board approved revisions to several policies suggested by the Virginia School Boards Association. More...

Religion

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. Nursery provided, everyone welcome. More...

Home & Property

A Native American legacy – domesticated crops

MONTEREY — Many people are familiar with the story of the “three sisters” — planting beans, corn and squash together — by Native Americans. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 21 — Deputy William D. Sexton responded to a report of a gas drive-off at Fast Break in Mitchelltown. • June 22 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip responded to a report of property damage at a business. More...

Early Files

Girl spelunker rescued from Breathing Cave

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 31, 1969 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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Precious White, an Irish setter, takes advantage of the free flea and tick dog dipping at the Highland Farmers Cooperative in this 1985 Recorder file photo. More...

25 years ago

JuLY 4, 1985

• Plans are unfolding for the possible implementation of all or part of the findings resulting from the $40,000 Economic Development Administration and Virginia Power-funded three-county economic development study completed in April. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Vintage cars lined up in front of Mountain Hideaway and filled the parking lot across the street from the restaurant last Saturday in Monterey. More...

Bath residents deserve details

There’s no question a Dollar General store could be a nice addition to Bath County. More...

Take advantage of local entertainment

A Party of One

Did you happen to catch the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “King Arthur’s Quest” last Saturday? Unless you had a child or grandchild in the show, chances are you did not. And that is a darn shame. More...

Monterey woman spends day in chains

MONTEREY — Hundreds of animal advocates will chain themselves to doghouses, trees and other fixed objects in different locations across the United States from June 26 through July 4. More...

Rezoning recommended for Dollar General store

WARM SPRINGS — Bad for the neighborhood, or good for the entire county? More...

Six arrested in Bath

WARM SPRINGS – Six men were indicted for crimes in Bath County by a grand jury last week; more arrests are pending. Houston E. More...

Pinehurst Heights rehabilitation grant approved

WARM SPRINGS — A project that would improve conditions in the Pinehurst Heights neighborhood is now a reality. More...

In Brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• On June 24 during its annual close-out meeting, having received no public comments, town council approved the 2010-11 budget as published. The general budget is $116,011 and the sewer and water budget is $684,921. More...

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It’s time to make hay. More...

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Highland County Crafts provides space for local artisans and visiting craft instructors. Needle-felter Karen Shapcott of Staunton taught an afternoon workshop in the Chi Experience Studio June 19. More...

Blue Grass to celebrate July 4th this Saturday

BLUE GRASS — While the Blue Grass Ruritans may be famous for their Maple Festival buckwheat cakes and sausage gravy, locals of the Blue Grass Valley also know the building as the starting point of the “World’s Smallest Parade,&rdqu More...

Old logs tell local history

MONTEREY — What do you know about the old log building at the back of your property? Do you know how old it is and how it was built? More...

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The gospel and country group “Voices of Inspiration,” is pictured during a fall concert at a Baptist church near Winchester, in the fall of 2008, where they performed during Patsy Cline Da More...

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Bath author Richard Armstrong signed copies of his latest book, “God Alone Knows Which Was Right: The Blue and Gray Terrill Family of Virginia in the Civil War,” Sunday afternoon at the Ba More...

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Mountain Hospice will be hosting a camp for children who are dealing with a loss or who will be dealing with the loss of a loved one in the near future. More...

Anniversary

Melvin and Janice Carpenter

STAUNTON — Melvin and Janice Carpenter of Staunton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Carpenter is the daughter of the late Wilbur and Mattie Seveir. Mr. Carpenter is the son of the late Gaylon and Lottie Carpenter. More...

Obituaries

Donald James McDonald Sr.

MONTEREY — Donald James McDonald Sr., 71, of Monterey, went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 18, 2010. He was born July 1, 1938 at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., the son of John and Sarah McDonald. More...

Beulah V. Botkin

McDOWELL — Beulah V. Botkin, 97, of McDowell, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Envoy of Staunton. She was born July 30, 1912 in Highland County, a daughter of George William and Sallie Cathern (Botkin) Varner. Mrs. More...

Lillie Lee Buzzard

HOT SPRINGS — Lillie Lee Buzzard, 85, of 1985 Hobby Horse Farm Road, Hot Springs, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at her residence. More...

Sports

Tour de Vine raises $250K for MS

CHARLOTTESVILLE — What started out as a friendly workroom proposal for Homestead reservations director Sonia Colaw to ride a potential 100 miles for charity resulted in a trio of riders putting in twice as many miles in the Tour de Vine multip More...

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The Stuarts Draft Shock 8-U softball team finished a successful season by winning the Skyline District regular season championship and placing second in the season ending tourney. More...

Pigskin report

By Mark Griffin

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Former Bath County High School standout Jake Phillips and the Green Bay Blizzard had their season come to an end with a 46-39 loss to Chicago in the Indoor Football League playoffs last week. More...

Letters

Former resident seeks information on artist

Editor, The Recorder, In 1941, an artist, Edwin G(ray) Cassedy stopped at the Terry Farm south of Monterey on U.S. 220 (now owned by the Gibsons) and asked if he could paint the view from the farm up the Dry Branch Valley. More...

Planning commission failed to follow land use regs

Editor, The Recorder, The Bath planning commission’s approval of the request to rezone an R-3 neighborhood for a Dollar General Store was wrong on so many levels that it’s hard to begin. More...

To send a letter to the editor for The Recorder:

The Recorder welcomes opinion from our readers. Letters should be typed or clearly hand-printed and kept as brief and to the point as possible. Submitted letters must contain a telephone number where the writer may be reached for verification. More...


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