July 8, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Lying down with the dogs

Monterey resident one of hundreds nationwide who spent a day in chains last week to raise awareness about an overlooked form of animal abuse More...

Highland board vows to improve performance

MONTEREY — They held an illegitimate meeting to talk about it, but Highland County supervisors have agreed to step up their game for those they represent. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday and heard from Susan Hammond with the Virginia Department of Transportation. More...

Electric bike off to Canada for next race

BLUE GRASS — Brian Richardson left this week with his all-electric Norton motorcycle for the third race in the TTXGP North America race series. This time, though, he’s headed all the way to Canada. More...

Was the meeting legal?

MONTEREY — Part of the closed meeting held June 28 by Highland supervisors was not legitimate, according to county attorney Melissa Dowd. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County School Board

• The Highland County School Board met Tuesday and approved the Title I parental involvement policy. More...

Highland foundation seeks donations for education

MONTEREY — For three hours last Tuesday, members of the Highland Education Foundation stuffed fund-raising letters into envelopes for the first in what will likely be a three-part mailing. More...

Workshop on green home building set for July 15

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech and the USDA Forest Service announce a workshop on “Green Home Building” to be held July More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, July 13 Closed meeting 6 p.m. Regular meeting 7 p.m. District Court Room117, Bath County Courthouse • 6 p.m. More...

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Pictured with Bath County Farmers’ Market manager, Mary Hodges, is Rachel McElwee who won a gift basket of Virginia made products on July 3. More...

Blood drive turnout good after the 4th

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Blood Drive was well attended, particularly following the Fourth of July celebration. Some 30 donors presented, with two deferring, producing 28 units, during the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. drive. More...

‘Backroads’ author comes to Staunton

STAUNTON — When Lynn Coffey moved to the tiny mountain hamlet of Love, in 1980, she immediately realized the Appalachian culture was slowly slipping away and needed to be preserved, somehow. More...

Photos

Non-polluting bicycles, tricycles and scooters are the preferred mode of transportation for these youngsters in the Blue Grass parade. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Arts council hosts artists’ weekend

MONTEREY — The weekend of June 25-26, artists from Staunton, Charlottesville and other parts of Virginia arrived with their paints and outdoor art gear to meet fellow artists and enjoy capturing the beautiful Highland scenery on canvas. More...

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Religion

RELIGION

¦ 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...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County

• July 1 — Deputy William D. Sexton responded to a report of trespassing in the Hot Springs area. • July 1 — Sexton responded to a report of vandalism on Muddy Run Road. More...

Early Files

ZIP code numbers assigned to post offices

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 27, 1963 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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This photo, taken by Fred Jones of The Homestead Oct. More...

25 years ago

JuLY 11, 1985

• Claiming harassment and intimidation, a group of quality control engineers walked off the job Tuesday night at the Bath County Pumped Storage Project. Richard Cook, a quality control inspector for U.S. More...

Opinions & Commentary

One step back, but several steps forward

Highland supervisors did something last week the rest of us would have been proud to witness. Unfortunately, they did it behind closed doors. More...

Pictorial

A salute is due to Mountain Valley Players for their production of “This is America!” on July 4. The show was well-attended and well-received. More...

Organ concert will wow, with benefits

See A Show

COVINGTON – If you have already had the pleasure of hearing young Mitchell Garcia at the organ, then you don’t have to be told twice to clear your calendar for this Sunday, July 11, at 4 p.m. More...

Highland accidents mar holiday weekend

MONTEREY — A series of five accidents cast a shadow on an otherwise festive Fourth of July weekend in Highland County and kept rescue personnel and law enforcement agents on the move from Friday through Monday. More...

Solutions proposed for Cabin Creek flooding

Group seeks grant for engineering study

MILLBORO — Some causes of the flooding along Cabin Creek have been identified, and suggestions have been made what to do about it. What’s needed now is a way to make the proposed solutions a reality. More...

Tourism committee identifies assets

MONTEREY — The Economic Development Authority of Highland County tourism subcommittee held its first tourism plan workshop last Wednesday with 19 people attending. Randy Rose of the Virginia Tourism Corp. moderated the discussion. More...

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Del. Richard “Dickie” Bell attended Tuesday’s meeting of the Highland County Board of Supervisors. “I take this job very seriously as your representative,” he said. More...

BAWF gets grant for spay-neuter program

MITCHELLTOWN — With a grant from the Alleghany Foundation in hand, the Bath Animal Welfare Foundation now has more money available for its spay-neuter program. More...

New station coordinator takes the mic at WVLS

MONTEREY — “When I was in high school, I wanted to have a career in broadcasting,” said WVLS station coordinator Erin Will. “Now, it seems like I am coming back full circle to what I originally wanted to do.” More...

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Judge Samuel T. Powell III (left) administered the oath of office to Scott Foster, formerly of Hightown July 1. Foster was sworn in as one of two new Williamsburg City Council members. More...

On the agenda

Highland Economic Development Authority Tuesday, July 13 — 7 p.m. The Highland Center, Monterey • Ibbie Hedrick, assistant for economic development to Lt. Gov. More...

Photos

Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church in Mitchelltown celebrated its 100th year Sunday, June 27. More...

Agenda

Highland County Tourism Strategic Planning Sessions The Highland Center, Monterey, 6 p.m. Open to the public Tuesday, July 27 • Situational analysis discussion facilitated by Randy Rose, Virginia Tourism Corp. More...

Arts camp students present final program Friday

MONTEREY — Local students who have been participating over the past two weeks in the annual Highland County Arts Camp will present a final program on Friday, July 9 at 7 p.m. More...

Highland County Fair Association announces changes for 59th fair

MONTEREY — The Highland County Fair Association members have been busy making plans for this summer’s 59th annual event. This year’s theme is “Bushels of Fun.” More...

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Garland Carpenter of Bolar received a peanut butter pie, cookies, and homemade bread from Darlene Hoy of DJ’s Whiteway as the door prize at the Highland Farmers’ Market last week. More...

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Susan Swecker, originally of Blue Grass, hosted a visit from businessman and former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe and his assistant Levar Stoney on Tuesday. More...

Schools

Energy, safety top list of building priorities for Highland school board

BY JAMES JACENICH • STAFF WRITER

MONTEREY — Highland County School Board chairman John Moyers Jr. opened Tuesday’s discussion by saying that it was unlikely that money returned unused to the board of supervisors could be used to give teachers a raise. More...

Achievements

Heather Marie Gladden RADFORD — Heather Marie Gladden of Millboro has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Radford University. More...

Home & Property

Hot Springs Garden Club exchanges plants

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Garden Club met May 24. Hostess for the evening was Sylvia Greer. Design for the evening was “Magnificent May,” — lilacs or peonies in a crystal or glass container. More...

2010 YEP in full swing

MONTEREY — Nine of this year’s participants in the Highland Center’s Youth Employment Program began working at Highland County Public Schools June 21. More...

Fun Friday in Clifton Forge

CLIFTON FORGE — Clifton Forge Main Street announces its second Fun Friday, July 9, from 7-9 p.m. The event is hosted in conjunction with the Allegheny Highlands Chamber of Commerce Gran Fondo Bicycle Race registration. More...

Letters

Navy veteran apologizes, but rescues the U.S. flag

Editor, The Recorder, By living in Highland County, we have one of the most beautiful places to enjoy. On June 29, I came across a U.S. Flag hanging from a building. More...

Artist finds work getting destroyed at museum

Editor, The Recorder My husband was born and raised in Monterey and proud of it. He moved away to Shenandoah County in 1960, where we live now. With most of his older relatives gone, we returned to visit his nephew in West Virginia recently. More...

Can Bath afford not to have a Dollar General?

Editor, The Recorder, Due to the Fourth of July holiday, Dollar General did not have enough time to respond to some of the concerns of the citizens. More...



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