July 22, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

What happened to the wind project?

PERSPECTIVE

MONTEREY — There were supposed to be 400-foot towers going up by now. More...

‘This is not about me,’ Collins says

WARM SPRINGS – Former county administrator Claire Collins filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Bath County last week, questioning its hiring process, and her interview for the position of Bath’s tourism director. More...

Alleghany Historical Society ready for summer visitors

COVINGTON — The Alleghany Historical Society is located in Covington and offers visitors interesting pieces of information about Alleghany County and its communities. More...

Bath County Art Show award winners

Best in Show — Winchester Hunting, Max Mitchell; Warm Springs Valley Garden Club. More...

Morris Hill Campground closes early to improve water tank

COVINGTON — The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, will close Morris Hill Campground, in Alleghany County, on Sept. 7 for the season. More...

Several National Forest road closures throughout area

COVINGTON — Road maintenance work this summer will result in the closure of several National Forests roads in Alleghany County. The U.S. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Information Center located on U.S. 220 in Warm Springs has received a new cedar shingled roof as a result of volunteer efforts from two members. More...

Highland Girl Scouts hold registration

MONTEREY — All girls or adults registering as a girl scout for the 2010-11 year are invited to splash into a new scouting year on Friday, July 30, at the second annual Girl Scout registration night pool party to be held at the Monterey swimmin More...

Special Sections

Schools

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The Bolar Ruritan Club recently conducted its “Old Glory Essay Contest.” Sixth-graders from three area schools participated, writing essays about what the U.S. More...

Violinist wows crowd, works with students

WARM SPRINGS — World-renowned violinist and composer Mark O’Connor captivated a sold-out audience July 4 at the Garth Newel Music Center in Warm Springs. More...

Achievements

William Stinespring NEWPORT NEWS — William “Billy” Stinespring, formerly of Hot Springs, graduated from Summit Christian Academy in Yorktown on May 22. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Thursday, July 22 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist Church Women’s Group hosts the World Thanks Program, 7 p.m., at the church. More...

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Mountain Grove United Methodist Church held Vacation Bible School June 28-July 1. The theme was “Galactic Blast, a Cosmic Adventure Praising God.” The Rev. and Mrs. More...

Home & Property

Company teams with Douthat on track, new playground

DOUTHAT — Royal Canin, a pet food company, and Douthat State Park have teamed up to install a walking track and playground at Whispering Pines Campground at Douthat State Park. More...

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Bruce Folks and his daughter, Bryanna, at this past weeks Bath County Farmers Market. More...

Pocahontas Woods announces new apprentice courses

MARLINTON, W.Va. —Pocahontas Woods, Marlinton’s non-profit woodworking school, announces a new option for those interested in learning a new craft. More...

Letters

Times are changing, Dollar General needed

Editor, The Recorder, After reading editorials, and many letters to the editor, debating whether a Dollar General Store should be allowed to build on Route 220, it appears that most citizens are not opposed to having a Dollar General Store in Bath Co More...

Relay for Life continues fund-raising efforts

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Slow down for Doe Hill pets, please

Editor, The Recorder, For those of you who travel Jack Mountain Road in Doe Hill — we have chickens as our pets. We also know that occasionally our pets go out onto the road to get gravel and grit. More...

Comp plan can be used against us, board says

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisors agreed Tuesday, at the insistence of the planning commission, to reinsert offices accountable for strategies listed in the comprehensive plan. More...

Maggie Anderson named to tourism post

WARM SPRINGS – When Maggie Anderson talks about her new job, her eyes light up, and she leans forward with excitement. More...

Highland plan nearing final draft

MONTEREY — It’s taken seven years, but the Highland County draft comprehensive plan is nearing completion. More...

Birth

Steven Ray Rogers II

MILL GAP — Steven R. and Jessica Rogers announce the birth of their second child, Steven Ray Rogers II, on July 15, 2010. He was born at 4:42 p.m. at Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville. More...

Bath art show a must-see

Max Mitchell of Roanoke entered just one painting in the 2010 Bath County Art Show. Yet, that was enough. His “Winchester Hunting” oil took Best in Show honors. More...

HMC announces dentistry implants available

MONTEREY — As of June, Highland Medical Center now offers regular and mini implants. Mini-implants are some of the fastest and most effective procedures available to stabilize dentures. More...

On the agenda

EDA Tourism Subcommittee Tuesday, July 27 — 6 p.m. The Highland Center, Monterey • Situational analysis discussion — Randy Rose, Virginia Tourism Corporation. More...

Correction

In last week’s Recorder, on the Community Message Board page, the advertisement for the “1950 Valley High School Class Reunion,” had an incorrect contact phone number listed. More...

Obituaries

Mark Sheldon Bodkin,

VERONA — Mark Sheldon Bodkin, 48, of Verona and Fairfax, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Lower Keys Medical Center, Key West, Fla., while on vacation with his family. He was born Nov. More...

Donald Oliver Bussard

LORTON — Donald Oliver Bussard Sr., 70, of Lorton, passed away July 13, 2010. He was born Jan. 5, 1940, the son of the late Paul Littleton Bussard and the late Ritha May Kelly. More...

Junior Ake Hartman,

MONTEREY — Junior Ake Hartman, 79, of Monterey, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Augusta Health. He was born April 3, 1931 in Pendleton County, W.Va., a son of the late Elemuel and Monna Tina Wimer Hartman. More...

Sports

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The 2010 Bath County basketball all-star team consisted of, front row (l-r), Derrick Oliver, Atley Robertson, Caleb Fry, Tanner Plecker and Jesse Skovira. More...

BCHS golf begins August 2

WARM SPRINGS — The first BCHS golf practice of the 2010 fall season is Monday, Aug. 2, at The Homestead’s Lower Cascades course. All prospective golfers are to meet Coach Terry Bradley at the practice putting green at 4:30 p.m. More...

HIGHLAND MIXED LEAGUE

Summer League 2010

July 14, 2010 Three X’s — (24.5-15.5): Judy Gordon, Henry Harper, Terry Gordon. Highland Crew — (24-16): Freda Bird, Richard Lochner, Zack Phillips. Gems — (23.5-16.5): Elsie Barrow, Brenda Pullin, Wickie Hooke. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 13 — Corporal Robert B. Weaver responded to a report of a suspicious person walking on U.S. 220. • July 13 — Weaver responded to a report of a suspicious person on Deerlick Drive. More...

Early Files

Doe Hill man experimenting with designs for wind generators

The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 7, 1980 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

JuLY 22, 1985

• Rodney Leech of Monterey became the Highland County extension agent Monday. Leech, one of four persons interviewed for the position last week, is filling the vacancy created when Austin L. More...

50 years ago

JuLY 7, 1960

• Pvt. Home C. Hevener, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hevener of Hightown, entered the service on March 29, 1960. He is a former student of Monterey High School, and is stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Art of gifting strengthens family, friend’s bonds

From Sunny Creek

There are special people in my life who have a talent for finding the precise gift that lightens my heart or brings deeply held sentiments, sometimes even tears, to the sur­face. More...

Skin cancer, sunscreens: What you should knowshould

It’s sun and fun season and many readers have already been to the beach or lake or have otherwise been in the summer sun on the job or at home. Each year, almost 1 million skin cancers are diagnosed and the incidence is climbing. More...

Library Notes

• The library is a busy place this summer and we’re happy to see so many people coming through our doors. While the Summer Reading Program is more than halfway over, we still have many great programs coming up. More...


Fall Guide