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Artist Molly Must stands in front of her Civil War theme mural following Sunday’s dedication ceremony. Must said she wanted to convey the hardships on the home front during the war with her work. Historians, artists, fans and friends gathered in Marlinton on Sunday to dedicate a stunning artwork by Molly Must – an outdoors Civil War theme More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Biennial bat count shows continuing losses to WNS

This unfortunate Little Brown Bat is afflicted with WNS. The fungus can be seen growing on the bat’s muzzle. The fungus irritates bats and causes them to become active in winter, when they should be hibernating. More...

Customers at Deb Ann’s Fabrics in Hillsboro peruse fabrics in the new section of the store. Owner Deb Ann Walker said she had to expand the store to accommodate her customers’ needs. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Deb Ann’s Fabrics lets out the seams

Customers at Deb Ann’s Fabrics in Hillsboro peruse fabrics in the new section of the store. Owner Deb Ann Walker said she had to expand the store to accommodate her customers’ needs. S. Stewart photo Suzanne More...

Construction of a Snowshoe wastewater system is on-track to begin by June 1. The wastewater treatment plant will utilize membrane biological reactor (MBR) technology, which produces very clean effluent water. Utilizing microfilters, MBRs eliminate the need for secondary clarifiers and tertiary treatment and alloew a plant to be built with a smaller footprint. In the photo, an enclosed MBR treatment plant. Siemens Corporation photo.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Contractors selected for $27M Snowshoe sewage project

Construction of a Snowshoe wastewater system is on-track to begin by June 1. The wastewater treatment plant will utilize membrane biological reactor (MBR) technology, which produces very clean effluent water. Utilizing More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Landowners fight eminent domain in court

The Sharp Farm in Slaty Fork was the subject of an eminent domain controversy that started in 2005. The thought of the government taking away land without consent is a nightmare for many Pocahontas County residents, More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Watoga Foundation organizes, elects officers

The Watoga Foundation appointed board members and elected officers during its first official meeting on March 14. Pictured at the conclusion of the meeting in Watoga Cabin 19, left to right, back row: board members More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

New RAD law keeps voting restriction intact

Prior to 2013, the word ‘rad’ was used at Snowshoe to refer to an excellent snowboarding run, an extra-large Cheat Mountain pizza or the latest hit on i-Tunes. Now the word ‘RAD’ refers to More...