July 5, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Breaking News - 7/8/2012 10:26 PM

New storms hurting other localities  Free Access 

An update from the Governor's office tonight: More...

Breaking News - 7/6/2012 1:59 PM

Easten half of Highland still powerless  Free Access 

Recorder editor John Bruce found a BARC crew along the Doe Hill Road today. From what Bruce learned, many residents in the eastern half of Highland County are still without power. More...

Breaking News - 7/6/2012 8:10 AM

8 am Friday- Update from BARC  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/5/2012 4:24 PM

Pocahontas still stuggling  Free Access 

Our neighbors in Pocahontas still struggle for services. Here's the latest post to their residents from their commissioner, David Fleming: More...

Breaking News - 7/5/2012 2:26 PM

Ice in Bath County  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/5/2012 10:52 AM

Water, ice in Monterey  Free Access 

The sheriff's office just announced there is ice and bottled water available at the firehouse in Monterey for anyone who needs it. More...

‘I’ve never been so scared’

Clobbered

BATH and HIGHLAND — Powerless. From the first howl at about 8:30 p.m. Friday, folks knew the storm was something to fear. The winds were fierce. Leaves and tools and toys left outside were blown every which-way. More...

Storm shortens Bath supervisors’ retreat

WARM SPRINGS — A strategic planning and visioning retreat scheduled by the Bath County Board of Supervisors for Friday and Saturday was cut short when the devastating storm ripped through the area Friday night. More...

Monterey approves budget, over objections

MONTEREY — The Monterey Town Council last Thursday voted to approve its roughly $515,000 proposed budget. More...

How to replace food in SNAP households

MONTEREY — Households may request a replacement of food purchased with SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) benefits destroyed in the power outage that began Friday, June 29. More...

Hospital launches study of health needs

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital, with collaboration from other local health professionals and community leaders, has launched a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment, which will provide the foundation for improving and promoting More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• At its yearly closeout meeting last Thursday, the Highland County School Board took the following actions: • Designated Teresa Blum and Mary Stephenson as signatories in the absence of Superintendent Dr. William Crawford. More...

Home & Property

Engagement

Gardzinski — Smith

HOT SPRINGS — Jack and Linda Gardzinski of Hot Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandi Gardzinski, to Willie Smith, son of Virginia Smith of Monterey and the late Alfred Willard Smith. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsTuesday, July 10, 6 p.m. closed meeting — 7 p.m. regular meetingMountain Grove Community Center More...

Letters

Arts camp has been rescheduled in Highland

Editor, The Recorder, What a sad night it was on Friday, June 29, after the happy ending of the Highland County Arts Council’s production of “Conflict! (or Becoming Purple).” The weather made everyone’s trip home terrifying. More...

Meadowdale after dark: Recounting the storm

Editor, The Recorder, Was a hot Friday for the mountains of Highland County and we took turns grumbling about the hot and dry temperatures aggravated by gusty winds to match. More...

Volunteers needed to help make dumplings

Editor, The Recorder, Can you believe it? A year has passed already and once again the Highland Homemakers are seeking help for the apple dumpling project. So many of you responded to our plea last year! On Monday and Tuesday, Aug. More...

Breaking News - 7/9/2012 2:44 PM

1,200 still without power in Pocahontas  Free Access 

Pocahontas County remains in emergency mode this week. There are still more than 1,200 without power there. Commissioner David Fleming posted the following information on services today, from 911 Director Shawn Dunbrack: More...

Breaking News - 7/9/2012 1:19 PM

Bath evaluating storm damage  Free Access 

This CodeRed alert just went out in Bath County: More...

Breaking News - 7/9/2012 12:58 PM

BARC says power is back on  Free Access 

This morning, BARC posted on its Facebook page, saying power has been restored to everyone's residence. The message stated: More...

Breaking News - 7/7/2012 8:36 AM

8:30 am Sat. - Latest news from BARC crews  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/6/2012 10:30 AM

10:30 am FRIDAY - BARC urges customers to call  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/5/2012 4:52 PM

5 pm Thurs. - Update from Governor's Office  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/5/2012 4:11 PM

4 pm Thursday - Update on Bath services  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/5/2012 11:50 AM

Noon, Thursday - Update from Governor's Office  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/5/2012 8:06 AM

8 a.m. Thursday - Update from BARC  Free Access 

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What’s a derecho?

BATH and HIGHLAND — “Wow, what a storm that came thru about this evening,” said John Sweet of Mustoe, who operates a weather station there. More...

Dominion holds emergency exercise

What if the pumped storage station dam broke?

HOT SPRINGS — It’s a beautiful summer day in Bath County. Lake Moomaw camping areas are almost full as is the campground at Blowing Springs. Bicyclists are enjoying a ride from Hot Springs to Mountain Grove. More...

In brief…

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• In addition to hearing reportsconcerning storm recovery,Highland Supervisors Tuesday nighttook the following actions:• Approved an appropriation of More...

A statement from BARC Electric ...

BARC Electric Cooperative serves nearly 13,000 electric uti More...

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Attendees of the Bath Senior Center and residents of Springs Nursing Home joined together for a trip to Lake Moomaw June 27. While there, they enjoyed a picnic and lawn games. More...

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The Highland Historical Society announces the hiring of a new executive director, Cathleen Evans of Monterey (right), the daughter of Mark Peterson and Wendy Henwood. More...

Obituaries

WANA GRAY TIDD

HOT SPRINGS — Wana Gray Tidd, 81, of 937 Dunns Gap Road, Hot Springs, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. More...

Sports

Greenbrier Classic gets under way today

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour gets underway today and continues through Sunday at the Old White TPC Course. More...

2nd annual memorial basketball camp set at BCHS

HOT SPRINGS — The second annual James McComb Memorial Basketball Camp will be held July 9-11 from 8 a.m. until noon each day at Bath County High School. More...

HMC responds to emergency concerns

MONTEREY — The head of the Highland Medical Center responded to public concerns in the wake of the July 29 storm. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Reports

Bath County • June 24 — Deputy Cody Smith and Deputy James Rexrode responded to a citizen’s request for extra patrols in the Routier Hill area. More...

Early Files

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Third graders at Millboro Elementary School get an opportunity to look over some of the RIF books which will be distributed on March 9 Heidi Linkenhoker, Faith Brown, Vickie Burker and John Hobbs (l- More...

Millboro School program promotes student reading

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 26, 1976. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

JULY 5, 1962

• Ralph Lohr of Monterey was reelected chairman of the Highland County School Board in the initial meeting for the fiscal year on Monday evening. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Driving home in the storm: Recorder editor’s account

Say What?

WARM SPRINGS — I thought Friday night would be uneventful. In fact, I thought it would be boring. Boy, was I ever wrong. More...

It’s been rough, but we are tough

Here, at the end of a very long, disrupted week, as power is slowly returning to the Highlands, and life is slowly returning to normal, most residents continue to share their stories of basic survival. More...

Why am I getting so much ground beef?  Free Access 

Butcher’s Block

To follow up with our last installment about carcass yields (The Recorder, June 14), here is an overview of the breakdown of cuts from a single animal carcass. More...


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