September 16, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Welcome sign nearly stolen a second time

HIGHLAND COUNTY — Someone is so enamored by the attractive, bright “welcome” sign near the top Shenandoah Mountain that he, she, or they must have it. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Mike Henry of the Virginia Department of Transportation Lexington residency told the Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday a “watch for turning vehicles” sign had been installed on Shaw’s Ridge on U.S. 250. More...

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Mary Lynn Riner, right, was sworn in as the new Bath County School Board member from Warm Springs District Monday. Riner was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Jake Cleek, who resigned Aug. 31. More...

‘All Things New’ a welcome addition to Bath

HOT SPRINGS – The Dufour ladies, Laura and Mary Claire, are savvy marketers. That’s no surprise; it’s in their genes. Their late grandparents, Clara and Pierre Dufour, made quite a success of The Homestead Salon for decades. More...

MVP plans November production

WARM SPRINGS – It’s one of those certain harbingers of autumn: The Mountain Valley Players’ fall production. More...

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Kevin Wagner of Possum Trot won the door prize of a Virginia Grown shopping bag, while wife Theresa of Wool Becomes Ewe, staffed her table at Sheep and Wool Day at The Highland Farmers’ Market. More...

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Mr. and Mrs. David W. Johnston recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home on Strait Creek Road, Monterey, with a small party attended by family and friends. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Homecoming; Bath’s invited

MARLINTON, W.Va. —Pocahontas County High School turns 40 this school year; the first students were enrolled in September 1970. There have been homecoming dances every year, and the 2010 one promises to be memorable. More...

Sports

Bison win big battle at the Gap

BUFFALO GAP — Buffalo Gap Bison quarterback Trevor Campbell scored on a one-yard plunge with 30 seconds remaining in the game to give the Bison a 19-13 lead and intercepted a pass by Charger quarterback Josh Robertson with 10 seconds left on t More...

Lady Rams ready to play

MONTEREY — Unlike last season, when there was only a varsity volleyball team, the Highland lady Rams volleyball program has three teams this year, varsity, JV, and middle school. More...

Rams busy in opening week

MONTEREY — The Highland volleyball squad kicked off with five matches in a week and picked up its first win of the year with a three-game sweep of the VSDB Cardinals Monday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County Sept. 8-12 • Sept. 8 — Sergeant James W. Bryan III unlocked a vehicle on Rock Cut Road. • Sept. 8 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker responded to a report of an injured deer on U.S. 220. • Sept. More...

Early Files

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The Class of 1970 was the last graduating class at Valley High School. More...

Demolition plans protested

Fate of Fast Break may hinge on meeting

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 13, 1990 edition of The Recorder. P. Lea Campbell was publisher, Danny Smith was editor. More...

25 years ago

September 19, 1985

• The Monterey Architectural Review Board unanimously approved the design for a new postal facility at its meeting last Thursday night, subject to the condition that builder Jerry Rexrode extend the roof to allow an approximate 12-inch overhang More...

Opinions & Commentary

Onward, upward

Highland Medical Center has been a blessing to this area for more than 10 years, and as a rural health care provider, it has seen its fair share of challenges. More...

Pictorial

There’s something fascinating about watching a good sheep dog round up his charges. More...

Bath board chair calls for resignation, investigation

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Board of Supervisors chairman Stuart Hall, citing problems with the way employees are treated, their morale and other issues, called for the resignation of county administrator Bonnie Johnson Tuesday night. More...

Drawbaugh convicted

MONTEREY — After lying about his credentials for years, David Bradley Drawbaugh admitted under oath last week he had no college degrees. Drawbaugh, 52, was convicted Friday, Sept. More...

In Brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• The board agreed to return about $78,000 to the school board for installation of new doors at the atrium and courtyard entrances of Bath County High School. More...

‘Faith County’ reprisal on stage at Masonic

See A Show

CLIFTON FORGE – Did you miss the Mountain Valley Players’ recent production of “Faith County”? Perhaps you had other things to do. Perhaps you “forgot” to plan a fun evening out, with dinner and a show. More...

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Highland County Economic Development Authority

• Highland County Chamber of Commerce executive director Carolyn Pohowsky told the Economic Development Authority of Highland County Tuesday that Tim O’Rourke would replace her as chamber director beginning Monday, Sept. 20. More...

Reunion

Black family

STAUNTON — On Sunday, July 18, the family and friends of the late William Wharton and Lottie Hinton Black held their annual reunion at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton. Patty Black said the grace and a meal was enjoyed by all. More...

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Garland Dever extends his reach with a six-foot tape measure to reach the top of the 12 ft. high cornstalk in his backyard. More...

Crummett — Griffin

Engagement

BLUE GRASS — The Rev. and Mrs. W. Andre Crummett of Blue Grass, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Jo Crummett, to Michael Brendan Griffin, son of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Griffin, of Plattsburgh, N.Y. More...

Levi Douglas Warner

Birth

MONTEREY —Autumn Warner is excited to introduce her baby brother, Levi Douglas, who was born at 8:06 a.m. on July 12, 2010 at Augusta Health. Levi weighed seven pounds and 13 ounces and was 20 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Clyde Wayne Alexander Jr. MD

NANTUCKET, Ma. — Clyde Wayne Alexander Jr. MD, 72, of Hot Springs, Va., died in Nantucket Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 of pulmonary fibrosis. More...

Patsy Armentrout Glick

LEXINGTON — Patsy Armentrout Glick, 96, of Lexington, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at her home. Born Nov. 16, 1913, in Millboro, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Edith Williams Armentrout. More...

George Albert Smith

HIGHTOWN — George Albert Smith Sr., 90, a lifetime resident of Hightown, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at Alleghany Regional Hospital. He was born May 26, 1920 in Hightown, a son of the late Albert and Mary E. Rexrode Smith. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Published weekly Saturday, Sept. 18 ¦ Woodland Union Church, 347 McClung Drive, Millboro, yard/bake sale, 8 a.m.-noon. All proceeds benefit scholarship fund. More...

Home & Property

Reassessment work winding down in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Work on the Bath County property reassessment will be coming to a close soon, the board of supervisors heard Tuesday. More...

Payback

Every year a spectator shakes his head and asks: “Looks like a lot of work. Why host a sheepdog trial?” My short answer: “Payback. More...

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The second annual Fall Tractor Trail Ride will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 beginning at 10 a.m. at the old Millboro school. More...

Letters

Freedom of religion guaranteed in the U.S.

Editor, The Recorder, Finally — a pause in the lunacy. Thanks and kudos to the Florida congregation for deciding not to burn the Quran. More...

Don’t get too excited over students’ scores

Editor, The Recorder, Before Highland residents become to giddy concerning “AYP” and “Blue Ribbons,” they should be aware of a study conducted by the U.S. Government of Education (Source: Wall Street Journal, Oct. More...

Neighbors, friends should be neighborly

Editor, The Recorder, Who would ever guess that looking out over a valley from atop a lush, green mountain that God created lurks greed, selfishness and all the attitudes that accompany those spirits of pride. More...


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