Fourth Avenue blight

The area along Fourth Avenue in Marlinton, outside of the Greenbrier River floodplain, would seem to be a good place for residential or commercial development, but the area is blighted by ramshackle structures, like the three in the photo. Marlinton Code Enforcement Officer David Watkins  will have the mission to deal with dangerous and unsightly conditions like these, but the ultimate responsibility to take action on blighted properties is Marlinton Town Council's. G. Hamill photo.

The area along Fourth Avenue in Marlinton, outside of the Greenbrier River floodplain, would seem to be a good place for residential or commercial development, but the area is blighted by ramshackle structures, like the three in the photo. Marlinton Code Enforcement Officer David Watkins will have the mission to deal with dangerous and unsightly conditions More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Handsome Hairy

This Hairy Woodpecker was spotted in a Bartow backyard recently. The Hairy Woodpecker is a small but powerful bird that forages along trunks and main branches of large trees. Their broad range reaches from Alaska More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

First Energy helps High Rocks

FirstEnergy External Affairs Manager John Norman presents a check for $1,500 to Sarah Irvine, with the Pocahontas Chamber of Commerce. The donation will support the annual Possum Trot 5k Run & Walk, a fundraising More...

Norris Long, Vice President of the Greenbrier Valley Circuit Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), presents donated gifts to Family Resource Network volunteer Max Dunz, on Friday at the FRN Center in Marlinton. The gifts were provided by The Greenbrier and the First Baptist Church of Fairlea, and collected by the CMA during their annual outreach program. Dunz is a tenth grader at Pocahontas County High School. For more information on the CMA, call Long at 304-799-6447.
By Geoff Hamill On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Christian bikers donate gifts

Norris Long, Vice President of the Greenbrier Valley Circuit Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), presents donated gifts to Family Resource Network volunteer Max Dunz, on Friday at the More...

The Little Levels community celebrated the Christmas last season with a parade and Christmas bash at Hillsboro E
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Little Levels in the holiday spirit

Hillsboro Elementary school children sang Christmas carols to entertain the crowd at Little Levels Christmas Celebration. A crafts fair was held in the school gymnasium, where vendors offered an extensive variety More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Friday, November 28th, 2014

Snowstorm blasts Pocahontas County

A snowstorm barreled into Pocahontas County on the day before Thanksgiving, depositing up to eight inches of heavy, wet snow. Electrical service was disrupted in most of the county starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Elkins resident wins VFW gun raffle

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Marlinton Post 4595 Quartermaster Barry Sharp presents a Savage hunting rifle with scope to Darrell Paugh, of Elkins. Paugh’s name was selected as the winner of the VFW gun raffle More...

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