Stony Bottom veteran helped humanitarian project

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Homer Hunter with two Vietnamese children near Danang in 1965. While serving as a Marine in Vietnam, Corporal Hunter helped a Catholic missionary start a laundry service at a refugee camp, which enabled the camp to make money and support thousands of refugees, who were fleeing communist invaders. Homer Hunter pictures. At six-foot, five inches, Homer More...

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Pocahontas Memorial Hospital EMS Chief Travis Copenhaver speaks to the Pocahontas County Commission on November 18. Copenhaver discussed plans to deploy two rapid response paramedics in the county, who could arrive at an emergency scene faster than an ambulance. Copenhaver asked the Commission if two paramedic vehicles could be added under the county's liability insurance.
By Geoff Hamill On Friday, November 28th, 2014

Commission contributes to Green Bank Observatory

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital EMS Chief Travis Copenhaver speaks to the Pocahontas County Commission on November 18. Copenhaver discussed plans to deploy two rapid response paramedics in the county, who could arrive More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Hamer Lumber bringing jobs to Pocahontas County

A long-established West Virginia lumber company is investing in Pocahontas County and the result will be dozens of new jobs. Jim C. Hamer Companies, based in Kenova, purchased the W.M. Cramer Lumber Company facility More...

Watoga State Park Assistant Superintendent Kelly Smith leads a nature hike at the park last summer. A foundation is being formed to support the park through fundraising and other volunteer activities. Persons interested in serving on a Watoga State Park Foundation board should call Smith at 304-799-4087.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Watoga State Park seeks foundation members

Watoga State Park Assistant Superintendent Kelly Smith leads a nature hike at the park last summer. A foundation is being formed to support the park through fundraising and other volunteer activities. Persons interested More...

Members of the Marlinton Woman’s Club served dinner to guests at the annual Veterans Day Dinner November 11 at the Pocahontas County Opera House. Above, Laura Dean Bennett serves Arbovale resident and World War II Veteran Harold Crist. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Veterans honored at annual dinner

Members of the Marlinton Woman’s Club served dinner to guests at the annual Veterans Day Dinner November 11 at the Pocahontas County Opera House. Above, Laura Dean Bennett serves Arbovale resident and World War More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Less than half of Pocahontas voters cast ballots

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote… that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country – Samuel Adams Government More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Attorney General visits Marlinton

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey visited Marlinton last Thursday to hold a town hall meeting at the Community Wellness Center. The Attorney General was in the process of completing visits to all of More...