July 14, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Theft, drug, probation violation cases heard in court

WARM SPRINGS – A man who was pulled over in Bath County, driving a car stolen in Arkansas, got a police escort back to Arkansas Tuesday, and was told to stay out of Virginia.  More...

Corrections

• In the June 30 edition of The Recorder in the article, “Residents join forces to support flood victims,” it was reported that Life Line Ministries was not accepting clothing donations. More...

Only one capital project approved

WARM SPRINGS — A new fire truck for the Millboro Volunteer Fire Department was the only capital project approved by the Bath County Board of Supervisors for 2016-17.  The truck, a new pumper, is estimated to cost $349,950. More...

Bath library use debated

WARM SPRINGS — Just how public is a public library? More...

Bath County Art Show opens Saturday

HOT SPRINGS — The 52nd annual Bath County Art Show opens Saturday, July 16 at 1 p.m. at Valley Elementary School. Hundreds of pieces were hung and cataloged this week by volunteers and members who come together to make the show possible. More...

Power demand forecast to top national average in Va.

MONTEREY — Demand for electricity nationally will grow only moderately, by half of a percentage point or less annually through 2040, a new federal energy outlook says.  But greater growth is expected in Virginia.  More...

Warner calls on FCC to close rural broadband gap

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner joined U.S. Sens. More...

Library notes

• The Highland County Public Library is pleased to announce that we’re having an inventory clearance used book sale on both Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• “An unfortunate thing” was Dr. Thomas Schott’s description of the oil spill that polluted a creek south of the school last week. He told the school board Monday the oil tank pipe leaked, resulting in soil contamination. More...

Highland County schools list supplies

Highland Elementary School  Preschool: backpack, 2 boxes tissues, blanket, change of clothes.  More...

Valley Elementary School supply list announced

HOT SPRINGS — Valley Elementary School has released the supply list for students for the 2016-17 school year.  Needed for preschool (optional) are:  • A backpack (not small),  • Three large glue sticks,  • Fou More...

Sports

Greenbrier reopens; two pro sports events will go on

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Following the devastating floods in West Virginia last month, The Greenbrier reopened for guests on Tuesday this week.  More...

BCHS golf practice starting

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School golf practice for the 2016 season will begin Monday, Aug. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Homestead driving range.   Players must have a completed Virginia High School League physical to begin practice. More...

Ford pitches shutout

AKRON, Ohio — Bath County native Jailyn Ford tossed a complete game shutout to help lead the Akron Racers of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league to a 2-1 week.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County  • July 3 — Deputy Bryan IV responded to an alarm at business on Main Street in Hot Springs.  • July 3 — Bryan IV spoke to an individual about some missing property.  • July 3 — Bryan IV res More...

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County  • July 5 — Received report of tree blocking roadway, Mill Gap Road.  • July 5 — Officer responded to report of livestock in roadway, Valley Center Road.  • July 5 — Received domestic an More...

Letters

Dark Sky Association offers information

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Reader agrees: Get out and vote on Election Day

Editor, The Recorder,  I wish to respond to Jay Trinca’s letter from July 7 in this newspaper. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Green bowl rich in family history

Highland Gems

MONTEREY — It’s a green serving bowl that, in my mind’s eye, holds just-picked from-the-garden green beans served for Sunday guests. More...

BCH celebrates grand opening

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital showed off its new and renovated facilities to the community Saturday at a grand opening ceremony. More...

Man found dead in Laurel Fork

BLUE GRASS — A search conducted Tuesday resulted in the discovery of a deceased man on Middle Mountain Road about 1:30 p.m.  The body was located about three and a half miles off Route 642, on national forest land, in the Laurel Fork area. More...

Scott Hill raising money for recent flood victims

CLIFTON FORGE — Scott Hill Retirement Community is holding its first “Summer Splash” event on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for children and adults of all ages. More...

Watch for leaking tanks

MONTEREY — Leaking home heating oil tanks and lines are one of the most widespread and unpredictable environmental concerns. More...

Supervisors table design practices

WARM SPRINGS — Because of concerns with some language in the document, the Bath County Board of Supervisors tabled action on whether to recommend design practices for business construction Tuesday.  More...

Photo

The Little Switzerland Cloggers danced for the enjoyment for a well-attended Monterey Lions Club Street Dance Saturday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Photo

Al Olin photographed this rat snake climbing a tree outside his dad’s home in McDowell. “Amazing how quick and agile he was for his size,” Olin said. More...

In Brief ...

Monterey Town Council

• Last Thursday, Monterey Town Council heard Mayor Rich Holman report the town is entering the new fiscal year in the black with a general fund totaling more than $141,000. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Board of Supervisors

• At its meeting Tuesday, the Bath County Board of Supervisors agreed to enter into an emergency mutual aid agreement with Pocahontas County, W.Va.   More...

Pisgah Presbyterian to close at end of July

MEADOWDALE — Pisgah Presbyterian Church will soon close its doors. A closing service will be held Sunday, July 31 beginning at 11 a.m. at the church.  Communion will be celebrated during the worship service.  More...

Obituaries

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CHARLOTTESVILLE — Mary Minor Jordan McNamara, 86, formerly of Blue Grass and Norfolk, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Morningside of Charlottesville, where she resided. She was born Jan. More...

ANNE CRAWFORD SYLVEST

HEAD WATERS — Anne Crawford Sylvest, 79, devoted wife of Dr. Vernon Martin Sylvest for 30 years, of Healing Waters Farm, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, peacefully at home surrounded by family.  She was born Nov. More...

REESE CLAUD ARMSTRONG

EASTLAKE, Ohio — Reese Claud Armstrong, 81, of Eastlake, passed away July 4, 2016 at Hospice of Western Reserve.  He was born April 6, 1935 in Hot Springs, Va., to Reese and Lola Armstrong. More...

Home & Property

Karst geology poses challenges for Mountain Valley Pipeline

ROANOKE — A new study titled “Geologic Hazards in the Karst Regions of Virginia and West Virginia, Investigations and Analysis Concerning the Proposed Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline,” by Dr. Ernst H.  More...

Preservation Bath seeks nominations

WARM SPRINGS — Preservation Bath is soliciting nominations for its second annual Preservation Awards. The recipients will be announced at a special event Sunday, Oct. 2.  More...

Veterinary feed directive program set for July 21

MONTEREY — All livestock producers are invited to attend an informational program on the new guidelines for using medicated feed in livestock diets. The Veterinary Feed Directive will be implemented on Jan. More...

Early Files

Photo

Molly Wise, judge, with Trotters “Tough Grazing,” Best in Show, Bath County Art Show 1984. (Recorder file photo) More...

Church relic goes missing

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the Aug. 2, 1973 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher. More...

50 years ago

JULY 14, 1966

• Eddie Rexrode of Crab Run is a patient at Kings Daughters Hospital, where he is receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to his lower left leg, incurred Saturday evening. Mr. More...


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