July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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The Highland County Arts Council Arts and String Summer Camp presented performances in drama, dance and music to an appreciative audience Friday at the Highland Center. More...

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The “Sweet Memories of Highland” 2012 House and Garden Tour, sponsored by the Monterey Garden Club, was a rousing success Saturday. More...

Street dance rained out

A summer shower cut short the action at the Monterey Lions Club Annual Street Party Saturday, but not too early for Frances Fenn (left) and other hungry Highlanders to pick up some barbecue dinners a More...

Bath art show sure to please

WARM SPRINGS – There is truly something for everyone at the 48th annual Bath County Art Show. More...

Medical center welcomes new dentist

MONTEREY — B. Laurel Casey, DDS, will begin her full-time dental practice, including preventative and restorative dental services, at Highland Medical Center in Monterey, on Tuesday, Aug. 7. More...

Premiere of piano quartet set for Saturday

HOT SPRINGS — Garth Newel Music Center’s 10-week summer music festival season continues on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday July 22 with performances by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and guest artists Aaron Berofsky and Kathryn Votapek (violi More...

100 ‘green’ summer jobs created

ARLINGTON — The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future interns are working with restoration experts, scientists and partners in the field and learning about careers in conservation this summer, including in Ba More...

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Mary Sue Vest, left, and Peg Walton, employees at the Virginia Welcome Center in Interstate 64 in Alleghany County, stand behind the center’s counter. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Manion appointed to school board

MILLBORO — William K. “Bill” Manion was unanimously appointed to the Bath County School Board from Millboro District Tuesday at a called meeting at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Hicklin is new Millboro principal

MILLBORO — New Millboro Elementary School principal Allison Hicklin didn’t exactly begin her duties the way she anticipated. More...

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• The Highland County School Boardmet Tuesday, and heard a report fromSuperintendent Dr. Will Crawford thatHighland High principal April Goff was More...

Home & Property

Flying lawnmowers to invade Ingalls Field

HOT SPRINGS — Something new is in the air at the Fourth Annual Wings and Wheels Car and Air Show Saturday, Aug. 4 at historic Ingalls Field, and you won’t believe what it is. More...

Frost firemen make donation to AMR

FROST — On Friday, July 13, Sarah Hedrick of the Frost Volunteer Fire Department presented Allegheny Mountain Radio with a check for $500 in appreciation of the station’s work during the recent power outage. More...

Douthat Arts and Crafts Fair is July 28

MILLBORO — The 14th Annual Douthat State Park Arts and Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park’s Discovery Center. Admission is free, but the normal $3 parking fee applies. More...

Letters

Residents appreciated help from McDowell businesses

Editor, The Recorder, I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank a couple Highland businesses for their help during this power outage: Stonewall Grocery (Patsy Botkin) for opening up and staying open so we could get the staples (bread, milk a sandw More...

We are all our brother’s keepers, remember that

Editor, The Recorder, Over the past weekend, I received two very upsetting messages over e-mail and on Facebook. At first, they may seem to have nothing to do with each other, but they both led (me, at least) to the same conclusion. More...

ACS manager appreciates Highlanders’ efforts

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Landmark honored

WARM SPRINGS — A resolution passed in March by the General Assembly honoring the Jefferson Pools was read at a ceremony at the pools last Thursday. State Sen. Creigh Deeds sponsored the resolution in the Virginia Senate, and Del. More...

Storm damage cleared at Warm Springs cemetery

WARM SPRINGS – The souls in Warm Springs cemetery are no doubt resting more peacefully, now that damage from a June 29 storm has been cleared. Ten men showed up with tools and equipment in hand, ready to work, at 8 a.m. last Saturday. More...

Highland market holds 1st cook-off

MONTEREY — Got a great recipe? Then impress your friends and neighbors with it during the Mountain Market Cook- Off. This friendly competition will highlight products found right at the Highland Farmers’ Market. More...

Group mulls plan for senior center

MILL GAP — Members of Highland’s Valley Program for Aging Services Local Council are deciding on a response at the next VPAS board meeting to a proposal to shut down the senior center in favor of offering decentralized services. More...

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The “Good Friends, Good Music” Concert last Friday at Monterey Methodist Church pleased a large audience with the talents of some of the area’s leading musicians. More...

Conservation Field Day planned

MILLBORO — The Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District will host a conservation field day on Wednesday, Aug. 1, to highlight local conservation efforts in the community. Registration will be from 8:45-9 a.m. More...

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The family of Karen Browers made the best of a bad situation following the June 29 storm. Their motto? No power, no grill, no problem. One bucket, chicken wire and two pipes equals one grill! More...

Summer Cloverbud 4-H Camp planned

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold a summer Cloverbud 4-H Camp for area youth ages 5-8, Aug. 7, 8 and 9 at the Highland Modular Conference Room, adjacent to the extension office, in Monterey. More...

Photo contest under way

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Tourism has announced the start of the first Bath County photo contest, “Picture This!” More...

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Thirteen county youth are participating in the 2012 Highland Center Youth Employment Program. More...

Obituaries

KAY LOAN TAYLOR

MILLBORO — Kay Loan Taylor, 73, of 490 High Country Road, Millboro, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville. She was born April 18, 1939 in Warm Springs, the daughter of the late Charles Huston Loan and Margaret R More...

NELLIE KATHLEEN SLAVEN

MONTEREY — Nellie Kathleen Slaven, 88, of Monterey, passed away, Thursday, July 12, 2012 at her home. She was born May 23, 1924 in Hightown, a daughter of the late Roy Bernard and Mabel Clara Wimer Slaven. More...

Sports

Bath athletes play in all-star games

HAMPTON — Three Bath County High School stars participated in Virginia High School Coaches Association all-star games last Thursday. More...

BCHS revising athletic pass policy

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School will revise its athletic pass policy for the 2012-13 sports seasons. Cards will no longer be issued, instead there will be a pass list at all gates for each BCHS home contest. More...

Bath football meeting set, July 26

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County High School football staff will give out equipment and hold a meeting on Thursday, July 26. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 8 — Deputy James Rexrode responded to a report of suspicious activity at the Warm Springs Park and Ride area. • July 8 — Captain Robert Weaver reported a tree partially blocking the road on Route 615. More...

Early Files

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Jamie Will holds the 43-inch timber rattler his father, Jimmie Will of Blue Grass, killed on Friday, July 20. The snake was killed at Crab Run in Highland County and had 10 rattles and one button. More...

Indian bones found in Bath to be reburied

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 25, 1988 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacey was publisher and Gene Christie was editor. More...

50 years ago

JULY 19, 1962

• Approximately $300 in damage was done to a 1954 sedan driven by Elem Ivan Lee of Riverton, W.Va. last Friday when the car collided with a backhoe owned and operated by Houston T. Smith of Monterey. The accident occurred at the P.M. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Linda Holman, member of The Highland Center board of directors, recently recognized Lee Mitchell of Blue Grass as the longest-serving vendor at the Highland Farmers’ Market. More...

Living up to expectations

It came as no surprise this week when we received word the Virginia Economic Developers Association announced the selection of Highland County as a top winner in its 2012 Community Economic Development Awards from the Southern Economic Development Co More...

Power out? Watch your meat temperatures  Free Access 

Butcher’s Block

MONTEREY — The recent storm and wake of electrical outages have brought up many questions including, “At what point does your meat go bad?” More...


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