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Robert Orndorff, Dominion Resources Manager for State and Local Affairs, standing right, answers questions about a proposed pipeline during a Pocahontas County Commission meeting on August 19. Dominion is planning a 550-mile, 42-inch natural gas pipeline that would cross northern Pocahontas County, but company officials say Dominion has not made a final More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Commission votes down RAD proposal

Too many questions and too much uncertainty. That’s why two Pocahontas County Commissioners voted down a proposal to create a resort area district (RAD) at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. During the Commission meeting More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Historical Society remembers Buckeye poet laureate

Helena Gondry speaks during a meeting of the Pocahontas County Historical Society at the former Buckeye School (now Buckeye Bend Books) on Sunday afternoon. During the meeting, Elizabeth Spangler, of Lewisburg, More...

Former Army paratrooper Bucky Taring casts a line into the Elk River during a visit to Elk Springs Resort last week. Beside Taring is Fred Bell, a Dominion employee and volunteer fishing guide.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Dominion sponsors Wounded Warrior fishing trip

Former Army paratrooper Bucky Tarring casts a line into the Elk River during a visit to Elk Springs Resort last week. Beside Tarring is Fred Bell, a Dominion employee and volunteer fishing guide. For the fourth More...

Kess Pritchard, left, smiles as Doug Galford crowns her husband, George, King of Dunmore Daze last Friday evening. Kathy Garber watches and waits to crown Kess as Queen. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Pritchards crowned King and Queen of Dunmore Daze

Kess Pritchard, left, smiles as Doug Galford crowns her husband, George, King of Dunmore Daze last Friday evening. Kathy Garber watches and waits to crown Kess as Queen. S. Stewart photo Come hell or high water, More...

Pocahontas County landmark Travelers Repose and the Civil War battlefield on the property will be offered at auction on September 27. Travelers Repose was the first stage coach stop west of the Alleghenies, built along the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. In the photo, left to right, neighbors Julia and Jason Bauserman and caretaker Tamsyn Hall stand outside the 1869 farmhouse, built on the foundation of an earlier house destroyed by fire.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Travelers’ Repose to be sold at auction

Pocahontas County landmark Travelers Repose and the Civil War battlefield on the property will be offered at auction on September 27. Travelers Repose was the first stage coach stop west of the Alleghenies, built More...

During a meeting in Durbin last Thursday, West Virginia Wilderness Lovers founder Laura Ragland uses a visual aid to show the diameter of a 42-inch pipeline proposed for northern Pocahontas County, shown by the black hoop. The red and white hoop represents the controversial 36-inch Keystone pipeline. Moderator Bill McNeel is seated on the left.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Pipeline opponents meet in Durbin

During a meeting in Durbin last Thursday, West Virginia Wilderness Lovers founder Lauren Ragland uses a visual aid to show the diameter of a 42-inch pipeline proposed for northern Pocahontas County, shown by the More...