Commission votes down RAD proposal

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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 last Tuesday evening, Commissioners William Beard and Jamie Walker objected to a motion by Commissioner David Fleming to approve Snowshoe 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...

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.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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 More...