“Middle mile” key to rural broadband

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Frontier Communications recently completed a $42 million project to install fiber optic Internet cable in West Virginia. According to Citynet CEO Jim Martin, only “last mile” fiber was installed, as shown in the top map. Martin says a “middle mile” network, as shown in the bottom map, is needed to bring quality broadband to rural areas like More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Commission hears concerns with courthouse security

John Leyzorek speaks to the Pocahontas County Commission on March 4, in opposition of a proposed courthouse security system which would include surveillance cameras, metals detectors and full-time guards. Leyzorek More...

At the Eighth Grade Business Luncheon at Snowshoe Mountain Resort last week, students attended three breakout sessions, including “Hiring and Firing in the Age of Social Media,” led by Timothy Luce, above. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Eighth Grade students broaden knowledge at business luncheon

At the Eighth Grade Business Luncheon at Snowshoe Mountain Resort last week, students attended three breakout sessions, including “Hiring and Firing in the Age of Social Media,” led by Timothy Luce, above. More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Citynet CEO talks broadband with county commission

Citynet CEO Jim Martin speaks to the Pocahontas County Commission on Tuesday morning. Martin told the commission about a proposed project to establish a microwave link between Bridgeport and Snowshoe Mountain, which More...

Participating in the Marshall University Honor Band, from left: Kyle Lester, Kayla Lester, Kimberly Lester, Amanda Gibson, Caitlin Barnes and Joey Friel. Friel also participated in the West Virginia University Honor Band. Right photo, students from Marlinton Middle School and Pocahontas County High School participated in the Virginia Tech Honor Band. From left, Mark Jordan, Kaitlyn Lester, Miles Goodall and Danielle Cain. Photos courtesy of Bob Mann
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Band students experience college as members of Honor Bands

Participating in the Marshall University Honor Band, from left: Kyle Lester, Kayla Lester, Kimberly Lester, Amanda Gibson, Caitlin Barnes and Joey Friel. Friel also participated in the West Virginia University Honor More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Boxley to expand Mill Point operation

Boxley plant superintendent Howard Walker describes the rock processing facility at the company’s Mill Point quarry. The company operates three crushers to produce stone as small as gravel, and plans to install More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Travel writers visit Marlinton

Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Cara Rose introduces old-time/bluegrass music group Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters at the Pocahontas County Opera House on February 21. The CVB hosted the event More...