July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

SVEC report: pluses laced with challenges

MONTEREY — Longtime Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative leader Myron Rummel gave his final report to Highland officials recently before retiring at the end of July. “The bottom line is the co-op has done well,” Rummel said. More...

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Betsy and Jerry Faircloth of Hamilton Hills Farm, nine miles south of McDowell, woke up Monday to discover an early morning hit-and-run collision destroyed several sections of their wood rail fence al More...

Area residents join ‘March on the Mansion’

RICHMOND — In record warm temperatures, 600 activists marched to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s house on Saturday to demand he put the welfare of people ahead of the interests of polluters. Several folks from Bath and Highland joined the protest. More...

VES to hold open house

HOT SPRINGS — Valley Elementary School will hold an open house Monday, Aug. 15 for parents and students. Principal Steve Sizemore encourages all new and returning students to attend. More...

BARC recognized for commitment to safety

MILLBORO — BARC electric cooperative was recently recognized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for its ongoing commitment to safety in the workplace and in providing electric service to its member-owners. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Agenda

Bath County School Board Aug. 2 — Millboro Elementary School 5:30 p.m., closed meeting; 7 p.m. regular meeting More...

Activity bus schedule announced

BATH COUNTY — The Bath County High School activity bus will run on a special schedule through Aug. 5. Plan to be at the bus stop 10-15 minutes early the first few days. More...

End of year awards

Millboro Elementary School Bath Highlands Lioness/Lions Club: Math, Nicholas White; English, Victoria Graham. Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship: J. Toby Ingram. Presidential Academic Excellence: Victoria Graham, Nicholas White. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 28• Burnsville United Methodist ChurchWomen’s Group meets, 7 p.m. More...

Monthly Happenings

Editor’s note: Items in the calendar that run continuously appear once a month, the first or last week of each month. Items for a specific date will run two weeks prior to events. Items may be sent to recorderoffice@htcnet.org. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 18 — Deputy Bryan IV responded to a tree in the roadway on Mountain Valley Road. • July 18 — Sergeant Smith responded to report of a suspicious vehicle in Mitchelltown. More...

Early Files

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This circa 1976-77 photo is labeled “The Highland Cut-ups, Highland Fair.” From left are Alfred Smith on guitar, Willie Smith on guitar, Mope Waybright on tenor banjo, Erwin Bussard on ba More...

Rain totals good, timing was off

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 15, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. Timing is all important. More...

50 years ago

JULY 28, 1966

• Don Armstrong, 53, of McDowell, was killed Monday at about 3:50 p.m. when a tricycle-type tractor he was driving turned over. State Trooper J.R. Haga said Albert Lee Malcolm, 15, also of McDowell, was helping Mr. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Watch out for landslides after storms

On the Forests

WARM SPRINGS — I am honored to serve as the district ranger for the Warm Springs and James River Ranger Districts on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. More...

There’s nothin’ like that summer stuffed zucchini

Camp Cookin’

MONTEREY — Stuffed zucchini: These are typically Italian, although I encountered such preparations on the Yugoslav Adriatic coast as well, where fresh zucchini would appear as early as May and be available all summer. More...

Back in the early days

Memory Lane

MILL GAP — Clipping sheep with a hand-crank machine, you had to turn the machine with the crank and it was a hard job. It took the sheep clipper a good while to clip the sheep. We had 40 or more sheep to clip, and that was an all day job. More...

Pipeline to be built in winter

MONTEREY — Brrrr. Think of a steady job in 20- to 30-degree wind chills all day long outside, and you get an idea of Dominion’s pipeline construction strategy. It’s almost enough to cool you down during a heat wave. More...

BZA approves truck, tractor pull

Events must end by 7 p.m.

WARM SPRINGS — A conditional use permit for truck and tractor pulls in the Williamsville area has been approved, but with strict conditions. More...

Photos

Many people enjoyed the front row seating at the Poor Farm Bluegrass Festival. (Photos courtesy Matt Ratcliffe) More...

Craft shop permit approved

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Debbie Michael to operate a craft shop in Ashwood last Thursday. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• At their July 20 work session, Highland County supervisors heard social services director Sarah Rexrode report the cooling assistance program is open until Aug. 15. More...

Group tours Little Valley, Ft. Lewis

LITTLE VALLEY and FORT LEWIS — In spite of unusually sweltering heat in the Alleghenies, about a dozen visitors hiked steep terrain Sunday, on a tour of land that will be impacted by the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More...

Adams is VPA president

RICHMOND — The Virginia Press Association has elected Anne Adams as the organization’s 116th president. More...

Hot Springs United Methodist Charge welcomes new pastor

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Charge of the United Methodist Church has announced the appointment of the Rev. Gennie Bowles as pastor of Ashwood United Methodist Church in Hot Springs and Emory United Methodist Church in Covington. More...

Obituaries

MICHAEL E. HAMMER

MONTEREY — Michael “Mike” Eugene Hammer, 64, of Monterey, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the home of his brother, Dale. He was born April 6, 1952 in Hot Springs, a son of the late Carl Eugene and Betty Estelle Warner Hammer. More...

Sports

Local Nationals fans enjoy trip to D.C.

WASHINGTON — Area baseball fans growing up in the 1950s and ‘60s will remember the Washington Senators. More...

Ford, Racers swept by Pride

AKRON, Ohio — Jailyn Ford and the Akron Racers were swept in a three-game series by the league’s top team in National Pro Fastpitch action last week. More...

Saints set to open camp

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The New Orleans Saints open their training camp today (Thursday) for the upcoming 2016 NFL season at The Greenbrier. More...

Home & Property

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Newly elected officers for Sarah Murray Lewis, Daughters of the American Revolution, are, from left: Allie Hull Maxwell, regent; Barbara Sharp, vice regent; Kim Manion, chaplain; Nancy DeGeare May, s More...

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The Virginia Department of Transportation this week is milling out and paving the approach to the bridge near Head Waters to smooth that section of road. More...

Birth

Master Carter Lee Schwend

LYNCHBURG — Tyler and Amanda Schwend of Lynchburg announce the birth of their second child, a son, Carter Lee Schwend. He was born Feb 24, 2016 at 5:13 p.m., at Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg. More...

Letters

Thanks for the good letters on political parties

Editor, The Recorder, Thank you, Jay Trinca and Earl Cutlip, for your good letters regarding what is happening in America. The Liberal Democrats do not believe ISIS may set a bomb off at anytime in their back yard. More...

Highland County Fair volunteers are ‘angels’

Editor, The Recorder, There is a large population of angels in this county — probably, in most struggling counties. More...

Writer is hating the lies, not the liars, nor sinners

Editor, The Recorder, I wish to respond to Helen McCune’s letter to this paper written in last week’s Recorder. More...


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