TUESDAY’S SPORTS ROUNDUP
High School Volleyball — Parry McCluer 3, Bath County 1. The Fighting Blues (5-2 Pioneer, 6-5 overall) picked up a big four-set Pioneer District win over the Chargers in Buena Vista, 17-25, 25-14, 26-24, 27-25. Laken Tingler had 12 kills, 10 assists, five digs and three aces for Bath County. Saige Gwin added eight digstherecorderonline.com
Testimony continues in Rockbridge County gas station explosion
On day one of the trial into the deadly Rockbridge County gas station explosion, the Commonwealth Attorney stated the defendant overfilled gasoline tanks by more than 800 gallons – an action alleged to have played a role in the 2019 explosion.
Experts call for more public urgency on climate change
In a state where every drop of water counts, ornamental grass – which accounts for a large percentage of outdoor water use – has been banned in Southern Nevada. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with climate and water experts about the steps being taken (or not) to address rising temperatures; and with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the lack of urgency he says is hampering humanity's ability to counter this existential threat to our planet.news.yahoo.com
Wednesday Sports Roundup
Christina "Shiner" Terrrell scoring on a wild pitch during the Covington-East Mont softball game. (Recorder photo by Gavin Dressler) Baseball — Parry McCluer 9, Covington 6. The Fighting Blues overcame an early 4-0 deficit to slip past the Cougars in a Pioneer District tournament semifinal in Buena Vista. Maison Hamilton had two hits fortherecorderonline.com
Monday Sports Roundup
Bath's Sarah Eaton playing No. 1 doubles at the BCHS-Alleghany girls’ tennis match. (Recorder photo by Gavin Dressler) Baseball — Parry McCluer 10, Covington 0. Chase Smith pitched his second complete-game victory over the Cougars in the last seven days, scattering eight hits in the Fighting Blues win in Buena Vista. Jacob Bartley had threetherecorderonline.com
Tuesday Sports Roundup
Coree Nicely playing at No. 2 singles during the AHS-Narrows boys’ tennis match. Baseball — Alleghany 22, Parry McCluer 1. The Mountaineers scored 15 runs in the top of the third in Buena Vista Tuesday, posting the run-rule win. Hunter DePriest went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI to lead the AHS offense. Anthony Webb added two hits […]therecorderonline.com
11-year-old boy hospitalized after getting hit by car in Buena Vista
BUENA VISTA, Va. – An 11-year-old boy is in the hospital after he was hit by a car Friday evening, according to the Buena Vista Police Department. Authorities said the crash happened at about 5:30 p.m. on Magnolia Ave on Route 501. The driver of the car didn’t leave the scene after the boy was hit, the police department said. Officials airlifted the boy to the UVA Medical Center, but authorities said his medical status is unknown. According to police, there are no charges at this time.
Munters announces plans to move from Buena Vista to Botetourt County
DALEVILLE, Va. – A manufacturing facility is making a big move and opening a new site in Botetourt County. Thursday County leaders announced that the Munters Cooperation would be expanding and investing 36 million dollars for a new facility in Daleville. Munters Group AB, headquartered in Kista, Stockholm, Sweden, represents the 13th nation in the Botetourt County manufacturing community. “This company had a number of options and opportunities to consider, outside of Virginia, county competed with many other localities in several states to position ourselves as the right choice for monitors needs today,” Botetourt County Administrator Gary Larrowe Said. ft. facility will house manufacturing, research and development, and sales of data center cooling systems and high-temperature industrial process systems.
Signup open for COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Lexington Friday
LEXINGTON, Va. – Augusta Health is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County residents Friday, March 19. We are planning to hold a COVID Vaccination Clinic for residents of Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County. This... Posted by Augusta Health on Tuesday, March 16, 2021The clinic is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the old Peebles/Gordmans building in the College Square Shopping Center at 770 N. Lee Highway in Lexington. People eligible for the clinic are those who are:35-64 years of age with chronic health conditions65+ years oldHealthcare workerAll essential workersClick here to register.
Parry McCluer’s Mike Cartolaro ready to face former championship squad in state title game
BUENA VISTA, Va. – The last time Parry McCluer boys basketball was in a state title game, Talen Roberts wasn’t even born yet. Head coach Mike Cartolaro helped lead Saturday’s opponent Altavista to four state championships before returning to his alma mater in 2016. “You go a day at a time, a game at a time, you set your goals and try to accomplish those,” Cartolaro said. “It is kind of strange, it’s a game between us and them and I have to keep it that way,” Cartolaro said. Tip is at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Parry McCluer.
New life in the works for struggling downtown Buena Vista
BUENA VISTA, Va. – New life is finally in the works for downtown Buena Vista after years of declining business and failed plans to bring in more development. Empty storefronts have long been the scene in downtown Buena Vista. She may not have to wait much longer, as revitalization plans are finally moving forward. Ad“It has brought a lot of excitement, a lot of cool ideas that allow us to see Buena Vista not just for what it is now and what was in the past, but to really see a new vision for the future and allow us to move forward from that,” said Kristina Ramsey, economic development and marketing coordinator for Buena Vista. At the time, Fairchild called the city “absolutely pitiful,” but she feels differently with plans in the works.
New librarian finds bears, new friends with love of books
Amy Porterfield said one of her favorite sections to see people read and the books she enjoys the most are from the young adults section. WARM SPRINGS Head librarian Amy Porterfield already loves country living. On just her third day at Bath County Public Library, Porterfield was already calling residents by their first names and talking about how much she loves this library and ways shed like to improve it. Porterfield just moved here from Buena Vista, where she was front-of-house p...therecorderonline.com
Harding is challenger in 25th Senate District
Elliott HardingWARM SPRINGS Elliott Harding is running for the 25th District seat in the Virginia Senate in the Nov. 5 election. Harding, from Charlottesville, is running as an Independent and is taking on incumbent Sen. Creigh Deeds. The 25th District is made up of all of Bath, Highland, Alleghany, Nelson and Rockbridge counties, part of Albemarle County, and all of the cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Covington and Lexington. Harding recently asked questions posed by The ...therecorderonline.com