Marlinton Fire Department demands action on hydrant repairs

Marlinton Fire Department President Thomas Barnisky speaks to Marlinton Town Council on Monday night. Barnisky told Council it had failed to make necessary repairs to fire hydrants and demanded that the repairs be completed.

Marlinton Fire Department President Thomas Barnisky speaks to Marlinton Town Council on Monday night. Barnisky told Council it had failed to make necessary repairs to fire hydrants and demanded that the repairs be completed. Members of the Marlinton Fire Department demanded action from Marlinton Council to improve fire safety infrastructure – particularly More...

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Snowshoe resident and West Virginia University rising sophomore Derek Hamman, left, spends time with a couple of students at Makongo Secondary School in Tanzania, Africa. Hamman spent a month in Tanzania teaching students to refine their English skills. Photo courtesy of Derek Hamman
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

PCHS grad travels to Africa through ROTC program

Snowshoe resident and West Virginia University rising sophomore Derek Hamman, left, spends time with a couple of students at Makongo Secondary School in Tanzania, Africa. Hamman spent a month in Tanzania teaching More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Broadband summit focuses on rural upgrades

A Frontier Communications map shows the broadband speeds in various parts of the county, provided by the company now and by the end of 2014. Areas within approximately 3.5 miles of a Frontier central office (shown More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Broadband council approves regional backbone build

WVBDC members Judge Dan O’Hanlon and Citynet CEO Jim Martin during a council meeting at NRAO on July 23. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank hosted a two-part broadband Internet conference More...

The McGlaughlin house, the oldest dwelling in Marlinton, is close to completion. Pictured outside the house are Pocahontas County Historic Landmarks Commission member Dennis Driscoll and contractor Colt Zendik. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

McGlaughlin House restoration nears completion

The McGlaughlin house, the oldest dwelling in Marlinton, is close to completion. Pictured outside the house are Pocahontas County Historic Landmarks Commission member Dennis Driscoll and contractor Colt Zendik. More...

Chemical spill booms and pads collect diesel in the East Fork of the Greenbrier River in Bartow after the tanker truck wreck last week. The truck caught fire and officials are unsure how much of the diesel leaked into the river. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Clean-up continues after Bartow blaze

Chemical spill booms and pads collect diesel in the East Fork of the Greenbrier River in Bartow after the tanker truck wreck last week. The truck caught fire and officials are unsure how much of the diesel leaked More...

OPPONENTS OF THE proposed resort area district for Snowshoe and Silver Creek resorts fell short of the number of votes needed to delay the process. Twenty-five percent or 458 votes would have delayed it for a year. The final count was 443, just 15 votes shy of reaching their objective. The county commission will act on the RAD petition at its August 19 meeting. G. Hamill photo
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

RAD opponents fall short in close vote

OPPONENTS OF THE proposed resort area district for Snowshoe and Silver Creek resorts fell short of the number of votes needed to delay the process. Twenty-five percent or 458 votes would have delayed it for a year. More...