July 7, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Bath Sheriff Larry Norfleet stands with seized marijuana after this week’s bust in Hot Springs. More...

Garth Newel director resigns

Board to begin search for new ED

WARM SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center has announced that Richard “Dick” Riley has submitted his resignation as executive director effective July 15. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsBath County Courthouse, Room 115Tuesday, July 12— 7 p.m. More...

Citizens complain about Monterey tree removal

MONTEREY — The stately maples are no longer. More...

Elliott’s at Warm Springs Inn a dining delight

WARM SPRINGS – Guests in town? Special occasion? Simply craving a delightfully different meal? Elliott’s at Warm Springs Inn is the answer. More...

Grant money available for forest projects

ROANOKE –The Virginia Resource Advisory Committee is accepting applications for projects that enhance forest ecosystems, restore and improve land health and water quality, or improve the maintenance of existing structures. More...

Birth

Hensley Brooklyn Neil

McDOWELL – Hensley Brooklyn Neil blessed her family at 2:03 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011 at Augusta Health. She weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. More...

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The Mad Hatter’s at High Tea. The group is open to anyone who is “quite mad” (in a fun way) and wears a hat. Upcoming events will be announced in The Recorder. More...

Special Sections

Schools

School tries new plan

Board hopes to stabilize funding for Highland

MONTEREY — On the heels of last month’s visit to Highland by state education officials, the county school board is moving forward with a plan to stabilize funding for Virginia’s smallest school division. More...

Achievement

Martin Steger

HARISONBURG — At the May 7 James Madison University commencement ceremonies, Martin E. Steger was awarded B.A. degrees in media arts and design and writing, rhetoric and technical communications. More...

Honor Roll

Bath County High School WARM SPRINGS – Bath County High School principal Pete Pitard has announced the honor roll for the fourth quarter. More...

Home & Property

Green workforce programs available

HARRISONBURG — Join more than 500 workers who have already enrolled in grant funded, in-demand, green-related workforce development programs. More...

YPC inspires SB start up

Pendleton County’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC), a growing group of individuals seeking to advance the interest of the 21-45 demographic in our area, has provided the inspiration for a local business start up. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County

• June 29 — Responded to report of a property dispute, Doe Hill Road. • June 29 — Responded to a report of reckless driving, Upper Back Creek Road. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County

• June 21 — Dep. Plecker responded to a report of a vehicle accident involving a deer in the Millboro area. • June 21 — Plecker assisted Hot Spring Volunteer Rescue Squad in Hot Springs. • June 22 — Cpl. More...

Letters

Citizens should have say on local decisions

Editor, The Recorder, On Friday, July 1, we lost five citizen trees of the Town of Monterey. Asplund Tree Service cut the five maple trees that graced the lawn of the old health department building on the corner of Fleisher Avenue and Wilson Street. More...

Dollar General store is not ‘progress,’ reader says

Editor, The Recorder, Headline in The Recorder reads “Progress being made,” which is shown next to a picture of an ugly tin building to be used to house the Dollar General store. More...

Reunions: You can go home again

Retroville

Summertime usually brings a rash of newspaper accounts about high school reunions complete with blurry group pictures of squinting, awkwardly posed adults. More...

Longtime Bath registrar retires

WARM SPRINGS — After more than 28 years registering voters and overseeing elections in Bath County, Louise “Lou” Plecker retired June 30. More...

Grant for Thomastown project denied in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — A grant application to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for neighborhood improvements in the Thomastown area has been denied. More...

One year ends, another begins

MONTEREY — In local government, the New Year begins July 1. Supervisors and the school board held their final meetings of the year earlier in the week. Monterey town council met for the last time on the last day of the month. More...

Wagner running for supervisor in Highland

MONTEREY — Kevin Wagner of Possum Trot, postal clerk in the Monterey Post Office, has qualified as a candidate for the Highland County Board of Supervisors. More...

‘Spirit of America’ moves audience

WARM SPRINGS – More than 350 people clapped and cheered and perhaps even shed a tear last weekend, as Mountain Valley Players presented “Spirit of America” in celebration of Independence Day. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Supervisors

• At Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting,no representative from the VirginiaDepartment of Transportation was present,as expected. More...

Correction

In the June 30 edition of The Recorder in the article ìState library legacy project coming to Bath,î the phone number for the Bath County Historical Society was incorrect. The correct number is (540) 839-2543. More...

Jackson River Red Cross chapter makes its quota

HOT SPRINGS — The citizens of Bath County ended their celebration of the 4th of July with a real bang. For the first time in many years, the regular Monday Blood Drive was held on Tuesday the 5th. More...

Highlanders urged to save with SVEC switch program

MONTEREY — Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative is offering its member/ owners in the Highland County area the opportunity to help keep rates stable by participating in its load management program. More...

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Obituaries

Lena F. Bonner

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Lena F. Bonner, 109 years and 354 days old, of Gatewood Drive, Mountain Grove, passed away Monday, July 4, 2011 at the Pocahontas Center in Marlinton, W.Va. More...

Arnold Willis Wooddell

STAUNTON — Arnold Willis Wooddell, 74, of Staunton, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011 at Augusta Health. He was born Aug. 11, 1936 in Highland County, a son of the late Hugh Marvin and Mary Catherine Carpenter Wooddell. More...

John Calvin Carter Jr.

STAUNTON — John Calvin Carter Jr., 86, widower of Thelma Genevie “GG” May Carter of Staunton, died Thursday, June 30, 2011. He was born Jan. 22, 1925 in Clifton Forge, a son of the late John C. Sr. and Maude Goodwin Carter. More...

Sports

FCA-McComb basketball camp tutors 30 kids

WARM SPRINGS — This past week the Fellowship of Christian Athletes held the first James McComb Memorial basketball camp. More...

More than just baseball at the Diamond

RICHMOND — “Have FUNN - Go NUTS!” More...

Bath native forged golf career

BEDFORD, N.Y. — Growing up in Hot Springs in the 1950s and ‘60s, Nelson Long Jr. spent a lot of time at The Homestead golf course. More...

Early Files

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In this undated photo, Forrest Franklin Hepler is shown in a Ford Model T Roadster, probably a 1915 model. Hepler was the first Ford dealer in Bath County. More...

25 years ago

JuLy 10, 1986

• Tourism generated more than $123 million, provided 3,375 jon and $1,273,000 in local taxes in Highland and Bath counties last year, according to a report released recently by the U.S. Travel Data Center in Washington, DC. More...

50 years ago

July 6, 1961

• The Highland County School Board has announced the appointment of Miss Ulreca Shultz to teach the fifth grade at Monterey School next term. With the appointment of Miss Shultz, the board has completed the teacher lists for the term. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

We can again thank Betty Cauley, pictured with a close eye on her script, and Mountain Valley Players for a fantastic show to celebrate the Fourth of July. More...

Planting the seed

When he mentioned “radiating circles” this week, agricultural products manager Scott Smith perfectly summed up what’s about to happen in this region’s economy. More...


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