Seven pipeline routes identified through Pocahontas County

A Dominion Resources map showing a preferred and five alternative Atlantic Coast pipeline routes through the Monongahela National Forest and Pocahontas County. Dominion has stated its intent to survey just the preferred route (shown in blue) and MNF-5 (shown in black). MNF-5 label added by The Pocahontas Times. Dominion Resources map.

A Dominion Resources map showing a preferred and five alternative Atlantic Coast pipeline routes through the Monongahela National Forest and Pocahontas County. Dominion has stated its intent to survey just the preferred route (shown in blue) and MNF-5 (shown in black). MNF-5 label added by The Pocahontas Times. Dominion Resources map. During recent More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Commission approves pipeline letters of support

Fred Burns, Jr., of Marlinton, speaks during a Pocahontas County Commission meeting on February 11. Burns told the commission that he supports construction of a proposed natural gas pipeline in northern Pocahontas More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

No county fire fee in counties around Pocahontas

Marlinton Fire Department Safety Officer Coy Beverage and Assistant Chief J.P. Duncan display a set of firefighter air packs. The department’s air packs average 10 years in service and must be replaced after More...

Durbin Councilmember Jeremy Bauserman gives the oath of office to newly appointed mayor Danielle Findley at the town council meeting February 10. Also pictured are councilmembers, from left: Sheila Varner, Bob Gray, Mike Vance and Shirley Tracy. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Durbin Council appoints Findley mayor

Durbin Councilmember Jeremy Bauserman gives the oath of office to newly appointed mayor Danielle Findley at the town council meeting February 10. Also pictured are councilmembers, from left: Sheila Varner, Bob More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Federal funding changes for Pocahontas County

Pocahontas County will continue to receive two important allotments of federal funds, but another allotment has ended. The county will receive Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) money and county schools will receive More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Commission holds special meeting on pipeline letter

A standing-room only crowd attended the Pocahontas County Commission meeting on February 6 to provide comments on a proposed Commission letter in support of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Eleven local residents spoke More...

By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Superintendent supports Common Core Standards

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer In 2010, the education systems in the United States switched to the Common Core Standards, a curriculum with higher educational standards for children in grades kindergarten through More...