July 13, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Scenic Virginia contest announces winning photos

RICHMOND — Scenic Virginia’s annual Virginia Vistas Photo Contest, now in its tenth year, showcases the amazing depth and breadth of scenic beauty that exists in the commonwealth.  This year, four photos from the Bath and Highland ar More...

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Highland High School’s Class of 1977 held its 40th year reunion on Saturday, July 8, at Hull’s Hideaway Restaurant and Tavern in Monterey. More...

Bath County adopts max in dumpster penalties

WARM SPRINGS – Bath County supervisors made it crystal clear Tuesday they want to stop people from intentionally leaving dumpsters open to bait bears.  More...

In brief ...

• Bath County tourism coordinator Celine Pritt updated supervisors this week on progress toward constructing a visitor center and event grounds in Mitchelltown. More...

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Monterey Town Council • At the July 6 Monterey Town Council meeting, town attorney Melissa Dowd briefed council on the status of the Bath Highland Broadband Authority’s development. More...

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A party will be held to celebrate the 90th birthday of Brooks Mullenax this Saturday, July 15 from noon to 4 p.m., at his home in Circleville, W.Va. More...

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Monterey United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School, July 17-21 from 9 a.m.-noon. The theme is Christmas in July, a Walk to Bethlehem. More...

Monterey Lions Club has crowd dancing in the street

The Little Switzerland Cloggers partied to funk music at the street dance. More...

Community vacation bible school at Monterey UMC

MONTEREY — The Monterey United Methodist Church will host the community Vacation Bible School the week of July 17- 21 daily from 9 a.m. to noon at the church. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• Monday, the Highland County School Board congratulated Karen DeVore for her 20 years of service as school board clerk.   More...

County OKs wind project erosion, sediment plan

MONTEREY — An erosion and sediment control plan and stormwater management plan from Highland New Wind Development LLC have received approval from county ESC administrator Joshua Simmons. More...

Highland schools answer drug search concerns

MONTEREY — Highland County Public Schools responded this week to a parent’s concerns in connection with a drug search before the summer recess.  More...

Sports

Greenbrier Classic revived after flood

Rookie captures 1st win

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Recovering but Never Forgetting. That slogan blazed the cover of the official tournament program as The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour returned to form last week at the Old White TPC course. More...

Coach of the Year led Chargers through adversity

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County High School baseball coach Kris Phillips just got back from a well-deserved vacation at the beach, and The Recorder caught up with him to get some comments on his Pioneer District Coach of the Year award.  More...

Ford pitcher of the week

AKRON, Ohio — Jailyn Ford had two strong pitching outings for the Akron Racers in the National Pro Fastpitch League last week.  The lefthander from Bath County hurled 2.2 innings in relief, allowing three hits, one earned run and two strik More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County   • July 2 — Deputy Johnson conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road near the intersection of Sam Snead Highway.  • July 2 — Deputy Bryan conducted a well-being check at a residence on Ashwood Drive More...

Early Files

Golden age of railroading stirs nostalgia

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, June 30, 1977 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher and editor. More...

50 years ago

JULY 13, 1967

• Directors of Highland County Fair Inc. met Tuesday night in a special meeting to approve the construction of a second permanent building at the fairgrounds adjacent to the Highland High School.  More...

25 years ago

JULY 10, 1992

• Anyone wishing to grab a piece of local movie history will be able to do just that Saturday, when props, costumes and assorted memorabilia from “Sommersby” go on the block. More...

Video: Wings and Wheels aerobatics  Free Access 

Exciting air show highlights from Saturday's Wings and Wheels festival. More...

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Visitors waited their turn to climb to the top of the newly restored Sounding Knob Fire Tower Saturday following a well-attended dedication ceremony. See photos, page 15. More...

Get ready for solar eclipse party at WV observatory

GREEN BANK, W.Va. — This summer, you have the chance to experience a spectacular stellar event. On Aug. More...

Correction

• The town council brief last week should have identified the seller of the Campbell House in Monterey as Mary Tate Swecker Dunn.  All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. More...

Bath supervisors approve partial assessment taxes

WARM SPRINGS – Bath County home builders will no longer have a grace period during which they are not taxed for structures that are nearly or completely finished. More...

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Aislinn Nosky will lead concerts this weekend as Garth Newel Music Center continues its Summer Festival with two concerts on Saturday, July 15 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 16 at 3 p.m. More...

Todd Fry reflects on long career in law enforcement

HOT SPRINGS – Todd Fry recently retired after a long and varied career in a single field: Law enforcement. More...

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The Historic Masonic Theatre and the Clifton Forge School of the Arts join forces to present The Deb Callahan Band for an evening of blues and soul on the Masonic Amphitheatre stage Thursday, July 20 More...

Restored Highland Co. fire tower has grand opening

MONTEREY — Highland landowner Skip Jones read the following private historical marker text at the restored fire tower dedication Saturday.  More...

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This is the third of a series of class pictures from the 1952 and 1950 Blue Grass School yearbooks following research to identify all the students. This is the 1952 fourth grade class. More...

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The Highland County 4-H program welcomed two new members to the Virginia Chapter of 4-H All Stars on June 21. Extension technician W. More...

Obituaries

AMY WITT BROCE BUETTNER

ELGIN, TEXAS — Amy Witt Broce Buettner, 92, of Elgin, Texas, passed away July 1, 2017.  She was born July 20, 1924, in Hot Springs, to Claude and Ruby Broce.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Bill Buettner Jr.; an More...

HARRIS ‘BUDDY’ PRESTON WEBB JR.

MILLBORO — Harris “Buddy” Preston Webb Jr., 84, of 34 Whispering Pine Lane, Millboro, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke.  He was born Jan. More...

MILDRED RUTH SHUBERT

RIVERDALE, N.Y. — Mildred Ruth Shubert, 91, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at The Hebrew Home in Riverdale, N.Y.  She was born Sept. More...

Home & Property

TDS broadband internet upgrades to begin in 2019

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County internet customers served by TDS Telecom will wait two more years for significant improvements to their broadband speed.  The TDS service area in Bath County includes the U.S. More...

AMI to host open house at Highland County farm

HIGHTOWN — The community is invited to the Allegheny Mountain Institute Highland Farm campus Saturday, July 22 from 1-5 p.m. for its first open house of the season. More...

Bath author to discuss book

WARM SPRINGS — Author Richard L. Armstrong of Hot Springs will give a talk on his book, “They Also Served” The Confederate Niter and Mining Bureau District 41/2, Staunton, Va. 1862-1865,” by Richard L. Armstrong and Marion O. More...

Letters

Dominion no friend to landowners in region

Editor, The Recorder,  The Atlantic Coast Pipeline likes to publicly tout its “outreach” and cooperation with affected landowners. My wife and I don’t see it that way. More...

FERC should hold trial-like hearing on pipeline

Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Dominion Energy’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. More...

Pipeline puts Trout Unlimited project at risk

Editor’s note: The following letter was written this week to David Paylor, director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, about Dominion Energy’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route in Mill Gap, and shared with The Recor More...

Opinions & Commentary

Agencies slow to furnish vital pipeline plans

Perspective

MONTEREY — Public information gaps remain, two weeks before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is due to issue its final environmental impact statement for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.   More...

Bird watching is an almost life-long obsession

A Party of One

I have become almost obsessed with birds. I’ve told readers about my robin’s nest, and the eggs, and the babies. If anyone is interested, Mama Robin’s second batch of eggs was fraught with tragedy and mystery. More...


Fair Guide 2017

Summer Guide 2017