August 11, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Less than 2 weeks left to qualify for candidacy

Several ballot slots still empty

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — With only a dozen days left before the filing deadline, Bath and Highland residents are beginning to wonder whether they will have a full ballot of candidates for November’s general elections. Tuesday, Aug. More...

EDA presents statistics about Highland County

MONTEREY — At the Highland Economic Development Authority meeting Tuesday, chair Betty Mitchell gave an overview of the county. More...

How much handicapped parking is needed?

WARM SPRINGS — At first, handicapped parking was an issue in Hot Springs because there wasn’t enough of it. Now, the issue appears to be there is too much. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• A public hearing on an Upper James RiverWater Plan was scheduled for Sept. More...

Quilters’ group arrives in Highland this week

MONTEREY — Time to hang your best quilts! Highland County will host some 100 visitors from the Virginia Consortium of Quilters this Friday and Saturday. More...

4th man bids for sheriff

MONTEREY — Roy Gutshall of Monterey has become the fourth candidate qualified to run for sheriff of Highland County. Gutshall, 72, says the office of sheriff needs some changes. More...

Andrews seeks Cedar Creek seat

WARM SPRINGS — Ellen Andrews of Hot Springs is hoping to be the next representative of Cedar Creek District on the Bath County Board of Supervisors. Andrews is making her first run for elected office. More...

Blue Grass quilts on display

McDOWELL — In 2009, the Highland County Museum presented an exhibit of antique and vintage quilts that had been made by county women. Most of the quilts came from families in the Bullpasture and Mill Gap areas. More...

Library hosts program on money solutions

GOSHEN — Join Cristen Sprenger of Virginia Tech Extension will be at the Goshen Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 12 p.m. for a program on money solutions. More...

Special Sections

Schools

1st grade dominates school discussion

HOT SPRINGS — Monday’s meeting at Valley Elementary School was supposed to focus on the future, but was dominated instead by a discussion of the present. More...

HHS welcomes students

MONTEREY — Highland High School will hold its Open House on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sixth grade orientation will begin at 6 p.m. The required meeting of driver’s education parents and students will also begin at 6 p.m. More...

Home & Property

Mama breaks bad on mountain riders

Riders await the signal to pound the pavement for 27-, 53-, 68-, or 100- mile routes in the Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge held Saturday. More...

Bath announces Relay schedule

WARM SPRINGS – The annual Relay for Life, sponsored by the Bath Unit of American Cancer Society, takes place next Saturday, Aug. 20, on the athletic field at Bath County High School. More...

Photo

The Allegheny Highlands Master Naturalists chapter met for its quarterly meeting in Douthat State Park last month. More...

Letters

Store lights too bright, harsh, resident says

Editor, The Recorder, I’m sure the Dollar store is a welcome addition for shoppers in Bath County, fine. My concern is that there is a sense of place in our county that all who live here cherish. More...

Don’t allow wind turbines on ridge tops

Editor, The Recorder, The recent forest service public meeting at Valley Elementary in Hot Springs highlights the persistent conflict, on the one hand, between stewardship as understood by USFS personnel and its citizens constituency and that same US More...

Think twice about adopting family pets

Editor, The Recorder, Attention parents and children old enough to know better: Before you think about adding an animal (pet) to the household, remember: first see how much care it requires — vet visits, food, time, etc. More...

Wings, wheels a big wow

INGALLS FIELD – About 3,000 people took advantage of the opportunity to see and do last Saturday, when the airport atop Warm Springs Mountain played host to the third annual Wings and Wheels Festival. More...

State official urges county: focus on assets

Deputy Secretary pledges support for the Highlands

MONTEREY — Do we need an industrial park? A plan for growth? Better marketing? If Bath and Highland are to boost their economies, they should focus on their assets. More...

Newly hired Bath County administrator now official

WARM SPRINGS — Matthew Walker is now officially Bath County’s new county administrator. The board of supervisors authorized chairman Richard Byrd to sign Walker’s contract Tuesday. More...

Tourism plan close to its completion

MONTEREY — Highland County will soon have a guide in place for boosting tourism. Following months of work by the tourism subcommittee of the Economic Development Authority, one more meeting will be held to finalize a draft. More...

Supervisors will support repairs at Mountain Crest

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors appropriated $64,000 Tuesday to make repairs to a holding pond at the Mountain Crest retirement complex. The money will come from the county’s contingency fund. More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council• Sidewalks in need of repair around townwere discussed by the Monterey Town Councillast Thursday, Aug. 4. More...

Fry seeks election as Bath Sheriff

WARM SPRINGS — Steven Todd Fry, a lifelong resident of Bath County, is hoping to be the county’s next sheriff. More...

Hevener seeks re-election

WARM SPRINGS — Joyce Hevener is hoping to serve a second term representing the Williamsville District on the Bath County School Board. More...

Photo

“Virginia Reel” has long been a favorite pattern of Carolyn Pohowsky’s, never failing to remind her of where home was during the years she spent living abroad. More...

‘Taste of Highland,’ golf tourney to benefit center

MONTEREY — The summer has been hot and dry, but vendors at the Highland Farmers’ Market continue to offer seasonal and locally grown tomatoes, greens, squash, cucumbers and more. The second annual Taste of Highland event on Friday, Aug. More...

Governor appoints new Secretary of Education

RICHMOND – Monday, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that Laura Fornash, who is currently Deputy Secretary of Education, will serve as interim Secretary of Education. More...

Obituaries

Basil A. Guffey

STAUNTON — Basil Arrie Guffey, 86, husband of Clara Slayton Guffey, of 1828 Vinson Street, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Envoy of Staunton. He was born Nov. 12, 1924 in Spottswood, a son of the late William Burks and Martha Sensabaugh Guffey. More...

Sports

Wall at Jason’s is one of a kind

WARM SPRINGS — The wall at Jason’s Pizza holds a unique collection of pictures: Photographs of the 32 professional golfers who came from Bath County — an impressive number for such a small area. More...

Bath golf tees off at Lower Cascades

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County hosted the first District-mini tournament of the season at the Lower Cascades golf course on Tuesday. More...

Highland’s golf season gets started

HOT SPRINGS — Coach Don Ferrell and the Highland High School golf team started the season Tuesday with a Pioneer District match hosted by Bath County at the Lower Cascades. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath and Highland counties

Bath County • Aug. 2 — Dep. Plecker and Dep. Smith responded to a report of a dispute in Hot Springs. • Aug. 3 — Dep. Sexton transported a person from Alleghany Regional Jail to Bath County Courts and back. • Aug. More...

Early Files

Living continues interesting experience after 98 years

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the August 15, 1974 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

August 14, 1986

• The 35th annual Highland County Fair opens its gates to the public next Wednesday. More...

50 years ago

August 10, 1961

• The Highland County Volunteer Fire Department was called out about noon Friday when a 1951 truck loaded with hay caught fire. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

How marvelous to have yet another attraction for bringing visitors to Highland County. More...

Fill the void on ballots

If you’re still on the fence about running for office, it’s time to jump off. More...

Flying high on fried Oreos

A Party of One

Did you get to the Wings & Wheels festival last Saturday? I indulged in my usual grumping drive to almost any event, and then had my usual great time once I got there. More...


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