Ugly Sweater Dinner

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Marlinton United Methodist Church held an ugly sweater dinner on Saturday afternoon, to which many attendees wore their least fashionable sweater. In the photo, some of the dinner guests, left to right: Eveline and Curtis Curry, Mary Alice Merriman, Brittany McMann, Maxine Ratliff and Becky and Gary Taylor. The crowd favorite at Marlinton United Methodist More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Pocahontas County Day at State Capitol

Several Pocahontas County elected representatives and officials attended the first Pocahontas County Day at the State Capitol last Friday. Among the attendees were Delegates Denise Campbell and Bill Hartman, Commissioners More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Man vs. Nature

Following a 36-hour weekend snowstorm, Marlinton town workers were hard-pressed to clear mountains of snow from streets. In the photo, Marlinton Maintenance Chief Mike Ryder operates a front-end loader to load snow More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Big square dance in Dunmore

Mudhole Control provided the music Saturday night for a well-attended square dance at Dunmore Community Center. Ellen and Eugene Ratcliffe, of Monterey, Virginia, called the dance. Pocahontas County Parks and Recreation More...

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.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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, 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...

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