State Rail Authority takes over Cass trains

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No job or wage cuts for Cass employees A Heisler steam locomotive pulls a train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. G. Hamill photo. The mighty steam locomotives at Cass have worked hard since the early 1900s and will continue to ply the winding tracks of Pocahontas County – but under a new boss. Under the terms of an agreement executed on Thursday, More...

by Geoff Hamill | Published 21 hours ago
Several state and local officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new lime plant at the Boxley quarry in Mill Point last Thursday. In the photo, West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick cuts the ribbon at the new plant. Pictured, left to right: Greenbrier Valley Conservation District Chairman Tim Van Reenen, West Virginia Conservation Agency Director Brian Farkas, Marlinton Recorder Robin Mutscheller, Mill Point Supervisor Howard Walker, Delegate Bill Hartman, Helmick, State Senator Greg Tucker, Delegate Denise Campbell, Agriculture Department Eastern Operations Director Mike Teets and Pocahontas County Commissioner Jamie Walker.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Boxley opens new lime plant

Several state and local officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new lime plant at the Boxley quarry in Mill Point last Thursday. In the photo, West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick cuts More...

West Virginia State Senate District 11 candidates Robert Karnes, left, and incumbent Seantor Greg Tucker, right, answered questions on state and local issues during a forum on October 15. A video of the full forum can be found on the video page.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

State Senate candidates discuss issues

West Virginia State Senate District 11 candidates Robert Karnes, left, and incumbent Seantor Greg Tucker, right, answered questions on state and local issues during a forum on October 15. A video of the full forum More...

By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Jenkins talks issues in Frost

Evan Jenkins, Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress, Third District.The Pocahontas Times and Allegheny Mountain Radio hosted a forum for U.S. Congress District 3 candidates at the AMR studio in Frost last Wednesday More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

House of Delegates candidates attend forum

The Pocahontas Times and Allegheny Mountain Radio hosted a forum for House of Delegates District 43 candidates on Monday evening. Democratic candidates William Hartman and Denise Campbell, and Republican candidates More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

County Commission candidates discuss issues

The Pocahontas Times and Allegheny Mountain Radio hosted a forum for Pocahontas County Commission candidates on Monday evening. Democratic candidates William Beard and David McLaughlin and Republican candidate Charles More...

By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Pocahontas senior citizens programs reduced by budget cuts

The demographics of the State of West Virginia are of great concern to politicians and others in state government. The state’s loss of population is of concern to those dealing with workforce, employment and More...