Fire departments push for county-wide fire fee

Firefighters battle a blaze in Marlinton on November 10, 2013.

Firefighters battle a blaze in Marlinton on November 10, 2013. The Pocahontas County Fire Association and its six member fire departments have begun a campaign to institute a fire fee on county property owners. The Association is planning a fee structure of $60 on residential properties, $100 on business properties, and $25 on unimproved parcels of More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Linwood homeowner fighting eminent domain

Steve Mardosa points to where the Pocahontas Public Service District (PSD) plans to build a lateral sewer line through his property. The PSD has resorted to eminent domain proceedings in Circuit Court to acquire More...

Pretty Penny Café owner Blair Campell stands in front of the green lettering that was spray painted on the side of her building.  The hateful, racial slur prompted Campbell and her friends to go in a positive direction – engaging the community in a new conversation. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Pretty Penny Café vandalized with racial slur

Pretty Penny Café owner Blair Campell stands in front of the green lettering that was spray painted on the side of her building. The hateful, racial slur prompted Campbell and her friends to go in a positive direction More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Virginia man walks 25,000 miles for charity

Steve Young walks through Marlinton on December 30. The Virginia retiree has walked more than 25,000 miles during the past seven years to raise awareness of the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, North Carolina. More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Ration books remind of WWII home front sacrifice

While tearing down a house, Gary Pritt, of Denmar, found two World War II war ration stamp books that were issued to William Madison Boggs, Jr. The red stamps were used to purchase meat and butter. Red and blue More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Manchin nominates Robertson for USMMA

PCHS senior Cary Robertson, the son of Joe and Diane Arbogast, of Marlinton, has been nominated by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin for attendance at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. U.S. Senator More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

New Year a good time for change

“I don’t know why people say it’s so hard to quit smoking. I’ve done it hundreds of times myself!” - Mark Twain A popular belief is that New Year’s resolutions rarely make it through the month More...