July 27, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Keep children off riding mowers, agency says

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission this week reminded parents and others who use riding lawnmowers and tractors to keep children away from and off of the vehicles.  More...

Library features unique greeting cards

CLIFTON FORGE — The Clifton Forge Public Library is featuring a display of decorative greeting cards from the private collection of Catherine Loy.  More...

VOF yet to weigh land swaps

Easement decision up to foundation, feds say

MONTEREY — The Virginia Outdoors Foundation board has not yet scheduled consideration of Dominion’s proposed land switches in Bath, Highland and Nelson counties to allow crossing conservation easements by the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipel More...

Supervisors review new sign ordinance in Bath

WARM SPRINGS – The Bath County Board of Supervisors and planning commission held a joint work session Monday to review a new sign ordinance drafted by planners. More...

Art show a must-see

See A Show

ASHWOOD – Looking for a cool, pleasant escape from the relentless heat? The Bath County Art Show is it. Find it where it’s been for years: Inside Valley Elementary School in Ashwood. More...

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On Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. at Highland County Public Library, take a “backstage” peek at some of the puppets by Barefoot Puppet Theatre before its afternoon performance. More...

Art show winners announced

ASHWOOD — The following were winners in this year’s Bath County Art Show.  More...

Dominion must meet conditions before construction

MONTEREY — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff’s environmental analysis requires Dominion meet specific conditions to be included the final FERC order, if adopted, before construction of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline can More...

Historic tour delights visitors in Warm Springs

WARM SPRINGS – A pleasant day steeped in history was presented last Saturday, by the Bath County Historical Society. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Student supplies needed at Valley Elementary School

HOT SPRINGS — Valley Elementary School has announced the following supplies are needed for the upcoming year. More...

Highland schools announce supply lists for 2017-18

MONTEREY — Highland Elementary School and Highland High School have shared lists for supplies for the upcoming school year and classes as follows: Highland Elementary School • Preschool — Backpack, 1 box tissues, blanket, change of More...

Agenda

Bath County School Board

Bath County School BoardTuesday, Aug. 1 — SchoolAdministration Building, 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Rec commission gears up for bike challenge

MONTEREY — The Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge is just around the corner, set for Aug. 4, and the Highland County Recreation Commission met July 17 to discuss last-minute details. More...

Photos

Valley Elementary Reading and Math Camp students created a lemonade stand and sold out of both frozen and regular in less than an hour. More...

Football kicks off with NFL training

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — NFL training camps for the 2017 season have opened around the country and the Houston Texans will be practicing at The Greenbrier for the next three weeks.  More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County   • July 16 — Deputy Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road near the intersection of Little Gibraltar Road.  • July 16 — Deputy Johnson conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway in Mitch More...

Early Files

Moon rocks continue to open windows to views of earth’s past

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Aug. 23, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher and editor. More...

50 years ago

JULY 27, 1967

• An escapee from Western State Hospital at Staunton, shortly after being committed by action of the Highland County Court, was apprehended Sunday evening by state troopers in the Harrisonburg area. He has been returned to the hospital.  More...

25 years ago

JULY 24, 1992

• Those traveling U.S. 220 will notice the beautification of the George W. Cleek Cemetery. Given W. Cleek, who died in 1991, made provisions to fund the cemetery. More...

Opinions & Commentary

We can only fight – and hope ­— for our future

Hey, folks, great news. We have lots of money, plenty of investors. We’re going to build a huge complex of apartment buildings and office spaces, even some large homes we can rent out, to make more money.  We need a permit.  More...

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Artist Philip Geiger of Staunton’s “Summer,” an oil, won Best in Show honors at the 2017 Bath County Art Show. More...

Question of need stands in wake of pipeline environmental report

MONTEREY – Last Friday was a dark day for pipeline opponents and a victory lap for supporters. Will a “woefully inadequate analysis” or “favorable environmental report” decide the fate of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline? More...

‘Memories of Elvis’ coming to Historic Masonic Theatre

CLIFTON FORGE—Michael Hoover, winner over 95 contestants in the International Elvis Tribute Artist Competition held in Memphis, Tenn., will perform “Memories of Elvis,” along with his band, at the Historic Masonic Theatre on Saturda More...

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Tiger lilies burst forth and tower above this meadow on Allegheny Mountain. (Recorder photo by Geoff Hamill) More...

Animal portraits on display

MONTEREY — Artist Judy Skeen of Monterey will be honored with a reception Aug. More...

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On Friday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. the Masonic amphitheatre in Clifton Forge will welcome Glenn Kidder and SideKicks. Kidder moved to the Allegheny Highlands in 2013. More...

RVs for pipeline workers not recommended for village

WARM SPRINGS – The Bath County Planning Commission recommended disapproval Monday of a Hot Springs man’s proposal to rent space to recreational vehicles at his mobile home park during construction of a natural gas pipeline through Bath Co More...

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The Garth Newel Music Center’s 2017 Emerging Artist Fellowship Program will perform a concert of chamber music at The Highland Center on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. More...

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Capt. Thomas Stevenson, husband of Joanna Judd Stevenson, father of three-year old Caroline Stevenson, and the son of Jim and Lucy Stevenson, was recently promoted to the rank of Major in the U.S. More...

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In June, the Bath County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly “Third Thursday” at Addison Patch Farm, an agri-tourism farm owned by Kevin and Cindy Fry in Hot Springs. More...

Obituaries

NANCY SUE FAULK ARMSTRONG

CHURCHVILLE – Nancy “Sue” Faulk Armstrong, 75, of Churchville, passed away at her home July 19, 2017.  She was born Jan. 9, 1942, at Naomi, W.Va., a daughter of the late Cecil and Catherine Vivetta Wratchford Faulk.  More...

CATHY LYNN DEAN

RICHMOND — Cathy Lynn Dean, 42, of Richmond, lost her long, courageous battle with cancer Friday, July 21, 2017 at her home.  She was born July 18, 1975, in Richmond, the daughter of Carson Eugene Dean and Jean Carol Brooks Dean.  More...

BOBBY LEE NESSELRODT

FRANKLIN, W.Va. More...

Home & Property

Produce vendors having hard time in Bath County

HOT SPRINGS – People in Bath County need better access to healthy food such as fresh fruit and vegetables, but willing produce vendors are having trouble finding suitable locations. More...

AMI farm-to-table event set for August 12 in Staunton

STAUNTON – The annual farm to table event, hosted by the VSDB Foundation and Allegheny Mountain Institute, will take place Saturday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m., at AMI Urban Farm on the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind campus. More...

Come sample the experience of playing string instruments

WARM SPRINGS — Do you know any students who’ve shown interest in a string instrument, asked for a violin for Christmas, or begged for cello lessons?  Sign them up for the strings “Petting Zoo” camp at the Bath County Publ More...

Letters

Augusta resident resists ‘offers’ from Dominion

Editor’s note: The following perspective written this week by a West Augusta resident was distributed to those opposing Dominion Energy’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and shared with The Recorder. More...

Aging in the Valley: It’s time to plan and prepare

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Debate did little to influence voters

Editor, The Recorder,  The Omni Homestead resort in Hot Springs was the center of politics in the Commonwealth of Virginia. More...

Videos

Virginia governor candidate debate  Free Access 

Full video of the debate between Democratic candidate Ralph Northam and Republican candidate Ed Gillespie at the Omni Homestead Resort on July 22, 2017. More...


Fair Guide 2017

Summer Guide 2017