June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 7/4/2012 10:49 AM

Noon Wed. - Update from SVEC  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/3/2012 10:50 PM

Important information for families with SNAP (food stamp) benefits in Highland  Free Access 

Information released from Highland County Social Services: More...

Breaking News - 7/3/2012 2:48 PM

4 p.m. Tuesday - Update from BARC  Free Access 

Announcement from BARC just received: More...

Breaking News - 7/3/2012 12:41 PM

Clifton Forge Event is ON  Free Access 

Just received word about the July 4 celebration in Clifton Forge ..... More...

Breaking News - 7/3/2012 11:16 AM

Update from Governor's Office  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/3/2012 10:34 AM

11:30 am Tuesday - Update from Sheriff Duff  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/2/2012 9:40 PM

10:40 pm update - Power coming up 220 from south  Free Access 

The Recorder is getting reports from residents that parts of Mill Gap and Valley Center have power now, and some on Mill Gap Road near Route 640; also, coming into to McDowell area this evening. More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 8:05 PM

9 pm update from SVEC  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/2/2012 1:38 PM

2:40 pm - Important updates for Bath County  Free Access 

Power Report At a meeting of emergency coordinators Monday morning, Bath administrator Matt Walker said he had been told by BARC that downed power lines “that are up now were up easy … the rest will take a More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 12:43 PM

1:45 pm - Update from BARC  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/2/2012 12:18 PM

What's open in Bath  Free Access 

Bath County Chamber of Commerce reports: Here's what's open today .... More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 12:03 PM

1 p.m. update from SVEC  Free Access 

“First Energy’s Allegheny Power re-energized the transmission line feeding Highland County earlier this morning and we are in the process of restoring different parts of the tap lines,” Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative CEO Myr More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 11:43 AM

Highland Sheriff update  Free Access 

Highland Sheriff Tim Duff just issued Code Red alert to residents via telephone. He said: Monterey swimming pool will open at 3 p.m. There is water and ice available at Monterey and McDowell fire departments. More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 11:02 AM

Water coming to Bolar  Free Access 

There is NON-drinking water headed to the Bolar Fire Department to be available for residents who need it. More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 10:28 AM

Update 11:30 a.m. Monday  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/2/2012 8:57 AM

Water supplies in Bath County  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/2/2012 8:48 AM

Power on in Monterey  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Power came on at 9:40 a.m. Not sure how long it will last, or how it might surge. No word on power to other parts of the county yet. More...

Breaking News - 7/1/2012 6:29 PM

This just in from SVEC on power in Highland ....  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/1/2012 6:20 PM

Highland still without power; some power restored in Bath  Free Access 

MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — Following Friday night’s storm, Bath and Highland counties, like much of Virginia, were left without power; in the last 36 hours, some homes in Bath have been restored with electricity. More...

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Hot Springs resident West Redington runs out of Lake Moomaw after completing the first leg of the triathlon, the 750-meter swim. More...

Crusie-in for a good cause

The fifth annual Mountain Hideaway Restaurant Cruise- In Car Show to benefit senior organizations Saturday in Monterey attracted car lovers to the restaurant parking lot and a lot across Potomac Rive More...

Bath board retreat moved

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors strategic planning retreat has been moved from Fort Lewis Lodge to The Gristmill. The retreat is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Friday’s session is slated to begin at 4 p.m. More...

Artists enjoy Highland getaway

MONTEREY — Part is getting away from urban congestion. Another part is the strikingly picturesque town with one blinking stoplight. More...

Bath to revamp county plan

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission held preliminary discussions Monday about revisions to the comprehensive plan. Commission chair Mike Grist was clear planners would not start from scratch. More...

Pound decision to be topic July 3

MONTEREY — Highland County supervisors said they will discuss their decision earlier this week to revert to an animal pound July 1 during their upcoming monthly meeting this Tuesday, July 3. More...

FFA members travel to states

MONTEREY — Last Monday, the Highland FFA Chapter traveled to the 86th annual State FFA Convention held at Virginia Tech. More...

Blue Grass parade, party honor the 4th

BLUE GRASS — Independence Day is around the corner and falls on a Wednesday this year. Couple a mid-week holiday with gas prices, and many people may want to stay close to home for the holiday. More...

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A sign of the season, potato flowers stand out at sunset in Highland County. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

4-H Livestock Judging Team competes at state

MONTEREY – The Highland County 4-H Livestock Judging Team competed in two age divisions during the State Livestock Judging Contest recently held on the campus of Virginia Tech. More...

Masonic Amphitheatre shows ‘can do’ spirit

CLIFTON FORGE – In record time, for a record low cost, the Clifton Forge Masonic Amphitheatre has risen from a once-blighted downtown lot. More...

Garth Newel kicking off summer season of music

HOT SPRINGS – Garth Newel Music Center begins its 39th summer music festival season with performances by guest artists Aaron Berofsky (violin), Kathryn Votapek (violin and viola) and Jan Müller- Szeraws and the Garth Newel Piano Quartet on Satu More...

Special Sections

Sports

Ninth annual Moomaw Madness a success

LAKE MOOMAW — The madness has struck again. Last Saturday, the Bath County Chamber of Commerce and Set Up Events hosted the ninth annual Bath County Triathlon, or as it has come to be known, Moomaw Madness. More...

Pigskin report

Phillips preparing for season

IRVING, Texas — While summer vacation is just getting started for most people, John Phillips is busy getting ready for the 2012 NFL season with the Dallas Cowboys. More...

McGee to leave BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — After nine years of teaching math and coaching volleyball at Bath County High School, Dave McGee is leaving his position at BCHS to take a similar position at James River High School in Buchanan. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • June 17 — Deputy Richard Chestnut responded to a dispute in the Warm Springs area. Individual left before deputy arrived at the residence. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County • June 19 — Transported inmate from Middle River Regional Jail to court and returned. • June 19 — Received a report of a domestic dispute, Doe Hill Road. More...

Early Files

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This circa 1942 picture of Douglas Varner (left) and David “Pood” Varner (deceased April 14, 2012) was taken at the old Varner homeplace which was located on what is now known as White&rs More...

Commission nixes complex proposal

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 1, 1971 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JUNE 28, 1962

• A 15-year-old escaped inmate of the West Virginia Industrial School for Boys was apprehended here Saturday evening by Trooper Frank Slater as he was hitch-hiking south of Monterey on U.S. 220. The youngster, Robert A. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Planning forward

Do you care about how and where changes evolve in Bath County? Of course, you do. And you should. More...

Pictorial

2012 Highland Relay for Life families are to be commended for their efforts, including these folks who walked in front of the grandstand at the county fairgrounds Saturday. More...

Breaking News - 7/4/2012 8:28 PM

Fascinating details about Friday's storm  Free Access 

The Recorder's Highland editor, John Bruce, shared this Washington Post article tonight, which we think more clearly decribes Friday's storm, and whether it could have helped to have predictions, if those were possible. Weather nuts, take note: More...

Breaking News - 7/4/2012 4:34 PM

5:30 pm, Wed. - SVEC update  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/4/2012 12:16 PM

1:15 Wed. - Update from the governor  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/4/2012 9:13 AM

10 am Wednesday - Update from BARC  Free Access 

BARC just released the following statement: More...

Breaking News - 7/3/2012 7:54 PM

8:45 pm Tuesday - SVEC update on Highland  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/3/2012 2:14 PM

Pocahontas struggling  Free Access 

At Commissioner Martin Saffer's web site (http://www.martinsaffer.com/Pocahontas_County_Forum/Emergency_Update), Commissioner David Fleming has posted the following about the state of things in Pocahontas County: Emergency Update Hello all,  More...

Breaking News - 7/3/2012 10:43 AM

11:45 a.m. Tuesday - Bath shelter update  Free Access 

The Bath County Emergency Shelter was buzzing last night. Some folks showed up to take showers, toting baskets of toiletries. Many others picked up a hot meal of beef stew over rice, with peaches for dessert, to take back to their powerless homes. More...

Breaking News - 7/3/2012 9:54 AM

11 a.m. Tuesday morning update - both counties  Free Access 

11 a.m. Update – Bath and Highland * BARC Electric Cooperative operations manager Dale Meyer said Tuesday morning crews are working in several areas in Bath and Highland to restore power. More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 8:49 PM

9:30 pm Update - McDowell  Free Access 

Just heard from a McDowell resident that power has been restored there. If anyone else has power in Highland, please let us know so we can spread the word to others. Information coming in slowly. More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 5:11 PM

6:15 pm - Update on Bath cooling shelters  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/2/2012 1:34 PM

HMC responds to emergency concerns  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/2/2012 1:06 PM

Photos from Bath County  Free Access 

Details on meals served tonight

Various photos from Bath County and details on meals tonight. More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 12:12 PM

Report from outlying areas  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/2/2012 11:46 AM

From the Governor's office  Free Access 

Press release just issued from Gov. Bob McDonnell: More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 11:08 AM

SVEC struggled with First Energy  Free Access 

MONTEREY- Electric service returned to Monterey about two days and 14 hours after a storm described as being of Biblical proportions lashed the area with powerful hurricane force winds, lightning and a brief but torrential rain. More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 11:00 AM

SVEC hopes all power will be restored in next 24-48 hours  Free Access 

Mike Aulgur, SVEC manager of external affairs, told the Recorder this morning that at NO time did SVEC predict it could be four days to two weeks without power in Highland. "We did not give estimated restoration times," he said. More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 9:34 AM

Update on Bath County water  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/2/2012 8:53 AM

Bath County information  Free Access 

BATH COUNTY — Here are a few pieces of information gathered out of Bath County this weekend: Bath EMS dispatch service was up throughout the storm and answering calls in order of importance.  More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2012 8:21 AM

Blue Grass 4th of July postponed until further notice  Free Access 

BLUE GRASS — Blue Grass Ruritans are spreading the word that the annual parade and lawn party scheduled for Wednesday has been called off until further notice, according to club president Polly Newlon. Please spread the word. More...

Chopper pilot spots Bath fire

MILLBORO – Sometimes, the job you set out to do turns into one far more important. A helicopter searched for marijuana plants in Bath last Thursday, and again in Highland on Friday. No plants were spotted from the air. More...

Bobcat attacks Highlander

BIG VALLEY — The whereabouts of a bobcat that attacked a woman in southern Highland County late last Thursday afternoon, and whether it was rabid, remains unknown this week. More...

Lambert returns home, opens shop

POSSUM TROT — It’s not every high school graduate from Highland County who decides to begin a business here. In fact, most graduates of this school of declining enrollment may only find jobs in metropolitan areas. More...

Highland Relay for life raises $22K

The Highland County Relay for Life raised more than $22,000 for the American Cancer Society during a daylong fund-raising observance this Saturday at the county fairgrounds. More...

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Onlookers stood together as firefighters extinguished a house fire in Monterey last Thursday morning. More...

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The adorable cast of “Rumplestiltskin” posed after their matinee performance Saturday at Valley Elementary School. More...

Reunion’s aim to build structure

MONTEREY — Last week, Peaceful Meadows Farm south of Monterey was the site of a family reunion of sorts. Seven brothers from near and far reunited to help build a structure to help support the farm’s chicken broiler production operation. More...

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Artist Dianna Simms of Upper Tract, W.Va. More...

Covington to host barbecue competition

COVINGTON — Olde Town Covington and the Kansas City Barbeque Society have teamed up for the Covington Cork and Pork Festival, a professional cook-off to be held Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, along Main Street in downtown Covington. More...

Strange tale to be told for society gathering

MONTEREY — On June 15, 1861, Confederate General Robert S. Garnett took command of Virginia’s Army of the Northwest. Garnett was one of the most talented officers in the Confederacy, but his mission seemed suicidal. More...

Spaces open for arts fair

MILLBORO — Douthat State Park is looking for arts and crafts vendors for the 14th Annual Douthat State Park Arts and Crafts Fair held on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Discovery Center. More...

Schools

Schools crack down on cell phones, iPods

WARM SPRINGS — A revised policy on the use of digital devices in schools was approved Monday by the Bath County School Board. More...

Hicklin named MES principal

MILLBORO — Allison Hicklin, former member of the Bath County School Board, has been named full-time principal at Millboro Elementary School. At its meeting Monday, the board appointed Hicklin to the post. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At its 2011-12 closeout meetingMonday, the Bath school boardapproved substitute teacher rates for2012-13. Those with a high school More...

Home & Property

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Representatives from the National Weather Service, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Guard, U.S. More...

Bath Chamber holds annual meeting, picnic

MILLBORO — The Bath County Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Membership Meeting and Picnic at Camp Mont Shenandoah on Wednesday, June 13. More...

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Two Dabney S. More...

Letters

Bird group donated to golden eagle research

Editor, The Recorder, As an addendum to Rick Webb’s informative piece titled, “Local group supports golden eagle research” (The Recorder, June 21), another state organization has also donated $1,000 to the research of Dr. More...

String instructor proud of young Highland students

Editor, The Recorder, I just wanted you to know that two of our Allegheny Mountain String Project students competed and placed in the youth division of the fiddler’s competition held on June 16 in Highland County. More...

Reader agrees: Monterey town charter needs to go

Editor, The Recorder, In response to the Opinion and Commentary written by Anne W. More...


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