July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Marketing Highland a challenge

MONTEREY — People have lots of good ideas; just ask them. Implementation is the problem. More...

Public hearing set on small wind ordinance

Bath County planners to hear from citizens Aug. 23 at courthouse

WARM SPRINGS — An ordinance to govern small, residential-type wind energy facilities in Bath County is in the draft stages, and planning commission members are ready to hear from citizens. More...

Correction

In the July 15 edition of The Recorder in the article ìBCHS softball field, drainage project a go,î it was reported that a new drainage pipe associated with the softball field project would carry water to a ditch along U.S. 220. More...

Kids have a blast at rocket launch

MONTEREY — If you heard unusual whistling and whooshing Saturday afternoon, and saw some unidentifiable flying objects high above Highland, rest assured: it wasn’t your imagination. More...

Second annual Wings and Wheels is Aug. 7

Air show, more vendors added to this year’s event

HOT SPRINGS — Hoping to build on last year’s surprising success, organizers of the Bath County Wings and Wheels festival have added more attractions and additional vendors hoping to make the second year of the event even better. More...

Weight Watchers: Sated with success in Highland

MONTEREY – Have you noticed that about eight women are missing in Highland County? Since late last October, they’ve been slowly disappearing. More...

Photo

Lena F. “Abby” Bonner celebrated her 109th birthday Thursday, July 15 with immediate family and friends. More...

Emeritus wins ‘best of best’ award

STAUNTON — The Assisted Living Federation of America has awarded Emeritus Senior Living, headquartered in Seattle, Wash., its prestigious 2010 Best of the Best Award, a national recognition reserved for the nation’s most innovative and e More...

Blasting, lane closures on I-81 scheduled in Rockbridge

LEXINGTON — Blasting operations are scheduled in Rockbridge County along Interstate 81 on July 29 around 1 p.m. near mile marker 197.6. Signs are posted in this area. More...

Photos

Above: Farmer Minor and His Pot-Bellied Pig, “Daisy2” visited the Highland County Public Library as part of the Summer Reading Program. More...

Wedding

Jackson — Rexrode

BURNSVILLE — Lisa Marie Jackson and James Randolph Rexrode were united in marriage May 8, 2010 at Burnsville United Methodist Church. Pastor Donald Lee Altizer performed the ceremony. More...

Makenzie Faith Wooddell

STAUNTON — Makenzie Faith Wooddell was born May 19, 2010, at Augusta Health. She weighed eight pounds, six ounces, and was 20 inches long. Welcoming Makenzie were her parents, Jeffrey and Michelle Wooddell of Staunton. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Make sure your child’s backpack fits properly

The time for back to school is getting closer and the task of school shopping will be at hand. More...

Scholarships awarded to BCHS graduates

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation has awarded scholarships to two recent Bath County high school graduates who will begin classes at DSLCC this fall. More...

Correction

In the July 15 edition of The Recorder, the above article had several inconsistencies. We are rerunning the corrected article in its entirety. More...

Religion

McDowell Bible school feeds hungry souls

McDOWELL — The four churches of the McDowell United Methodist Charge (Totten Chapel, Doe Hill, McKendree, and McDowell), McDowell Presbyterian Church, and Highlaand Logos sponsored the McDowell community vacation Bible school, “One Good More...

RELIGION

Sunday, Aug. 1 n Burnsville United Methodist Church homecoming and 120 years celebration. Worship service at 11 a.m., followed by a covered dish luncheon in new fellowship hall. Guest speaker is Pastor David George. More...

Home & Property

New benefit available for forest landowners

RICHMOND — Forest landowners in Virginia will have greater access to state and federal programs and assistance as well as expanded market opportunities for their products now that an agreement has been signed that recognizes forest management More...

Photo

Alfred Crigler of Franklin, W.Va., and Sherry Smith of Broadway, were the recipients of preserves as the door prize presented by Lisa Jacenich of Artful Gifts, at Beef Cattleman’s Day at The Hig More...

EMT-B classes scheduled at Dabney this semester

CLIFTON FORGE — Emergency Medical Services classes, leading to Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification (EMT-B) will be offered during the fall semester on the Dabney S. More...

Letters

Sounds like sour grapes from Collins, reader says

Editor, The Recorder, I can’t believe Claire Collins is making such a fuss. Did she think when the county advertised for the job that she would be the only one qualified? More...

Join Highland’s Relay event this weekend

Editor, The Recorder, Hours before the designated closing time, Highland County Relay for Life 2010 ended with rain, umbrellas, mud and an empty grandstand. I know that a lot of people were disappointed that there was no luminaria ceremony. More...

Daughter defends mother, former administrator

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to formally apologize to John Young, for I have hurt his feelings. I had no intent in hurting your feel- ings or reputation. I respect you and always have since I was a little girl, growing up with your daughter. More...

Dollar General declines lot in Healing Springs

WARM SPRINGS — When Rolf Brunner’s cell phone rang Saturday morning, it wasn’t news he wanted to hear. More...

New music center director welcomed

WARM SPRINGS — Out of about 100 applications, Richard “Dick” Riley has been chosen to lead Garth Newel Music Center and its signature chamber music programs. More...

Could lodging tax boost tourism?

MONTEREY — A lodging tax could be a good thing for tourism, according to Highland’s Economic Development Authority tourism subcommittee. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland County Planning Commission last Thursday reviewed a conditional use permit application from Brenda Pullin to conduct firearms sales at her home on U.S. 220 north of Monterey, on 1.47 acres zoned agricultural (A-2). More...

Group discusses Highland’s strengths, weaknesses

MONTEREY — Highland County is undeveloped. Highlanders have the initiative, but it takes money to jumpstart economic development. More...

Photos

Burnsville United Methodist Church held a one-day Vacation Bible School in June. More...

Vermiculture: A hobby with big benefits

WORMTOWN – Wally, the mayor of Wormtown, works his way to the top of the heap and wriggles a hello to curious onlookers. Weezie, chair of the Wormtown Council, is so overcome with the cacophony of the crowd, she faints. More...

Historian shares log cabin expertise

MONTEREY — On July 8, Virginia Department of Historic Resources Architectural Historian Mike Pulice spoke at a meeting of the Highlands Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia at the Highland County Public Library. More...

Virginia Health Care Foundation commits $1.5 million to improve and expand health care for the uninsured

RICHMOND — With a major focus on alleviating lengthy waiting times experienced by the tremendous number of uninsured patients seeking medical care at Virginia’s free clinics, community health centers, and other health safety net provider More...

Photos

The Monterey High School Class of 1960 celebrated their 50th anniversary with dinner at the The Highland Center on July 17. Seventeen of the 18 remaining classmates were in attendance. More...

Photos

Douthat State Park manager Charlie Conner (front right) recently accepted a donation check for a playground and walking track from Royal Canin, a pet food company, while at a dinner at The Homestead. More...

Program offered for breast cancer patients

HOT SPRINGS — If you are a woman or you know a woman who is undergoing cancer treatment, the “Look Good … Feel Better” is now offered in Bath County. More...

Births

Jayden Zada and Hayden Hunter Hull

HARRISONBURG — Jacob and Amy Hull of Harrisonburg announce the birth of a son and daughter, born Saturday, March 20, 2010, at 7:31 a.m., at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. More...

Engagement

Halterman — Johnson

MONTEREY — Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Halterman of Monterey announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Halterman, to William Preston Johnson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson Sr. of Moneta. More...

Obituaries

Betty F. Rodgers

BACOVA — Betty F. Rodgers, 76, of Longview Drive, Bacova, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at her residence. She was born June 8, 1934 in Hot Springs, the daughter of the late George G. Frye and Lottie Woodzell Frye. More...

Addie Jane Gentry Milton

CROZET — Addie Jane Gentry Milton, 90, died July 23, 2010. She was born April 4, 1920 at Mill Gap, Highland County, the daughter of Willie C. and Ward Gum McLaughlin. She graduated from Monterey High School and Madison College. More...

Sports

Pigskin report

SAN ANTONIO – After an offseason that included workouts and some relaxation with family and friends, John Phillips and the Dallas Cowboys got back to work Saturday as training camp for the 2010 season opened at the Alamodome. More...

PGA Classic tournament at Greenbrier this weekend

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The world’s best golfers will tee it up for real today, Thursday, as the PGA’s inaugural Greenbrier Classic golf tournament begins at The Greenbrier Resort. More...

Bath fall activity bus schedule

WARM SPRINGS — Fall sports practices begin Monday and activity buses for football, cross country, and volleyball will be running. The buses will arrive at BCHS at 8 AM and depart BCHS at 3:30 p.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 20 — Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. and Virginia State Trooper Hipps checked on a report of stolen road signs in the Warm Springs area. • July 20 — Deputy William D. More...

Early Files

Nonagenarian continues actively in woodworking

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the March 31, 1977 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. MILLBORO — Visiting Richard E. More...

25 years ago

August 1, 1985

• Bath and Highland counties received more than $43 million in spending from travelers in 1984, according to a study conduced for the Virginia Division of Tourism by the U.S. Travel Data Center. More...

50 years ago

JuLY 28, 1960

• A.C. Powers Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Powers of McDowell, received the Ralston-Purina trophy from County Agent E.B. Jones, which was awarded to him for his grand champion feeder steer at the Highland County Fair last year. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Bracing for wind

In stark contrast to Highland County’s reluctance to put guidance in place for the emerging wind energy industry, Bath County planners are taking giant leaps to get ahead of the curve. It’s a good thing, too. More...

Pictorial

Try as we might, our photographer found it impossible to get a good image like this one on Saturday when rockets were launched near Monterey. More...

Moving: a pain in the entire body

Say What?

I have spent the past couple of weeks moving stuff into my new little house, which I will occupy by the time this is published. More...


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