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 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.

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 More...

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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...

Snowshoe resident and West Virginia University rising sophomore Derek Hamman, left, spends time with a couple of students at Makongo Secondary School in Tanzania, Africa. Hamman spent a month in Tanzania teaching students to refine their English skills. Photo courtesy of Derek Hamman
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

PCHS grad travels to Africa through ROTC program

Snowshoe resident and West Virginia University rising sophomore Derek Hamman, left, spends time with a couple of students at Makongo Secondary School in Tanzania, Africa. Hamman spent a month in Tanzania teaching More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Broadband summit focuses on rural upgrades

A Frontier Communications map shows the broadband speeds in various parts of the county, provided by the company now and by the end of 2014. Areas within approximately 3.5 miles of a Frontier central office (shown More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Broadband council approves regional backbone build

WVBDC members Judge Dan O’Hanlon and Citynet CEO Jim Martin during a council meeting at NRAO on July 23. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank hosted a two-part broadband Internet conference More...

The McGlaughlin house, the oldest dwelling in Marlinton, is close to completion. Pictured outside the house are Pocahontas County Historic Landmarks Commission member Dennis Driscoll and contractor Colt Zendik. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

McGlaughlin House restoration nears completion

The McGlaughlin house, the oldest dwelling in Marlinton, is close to completion. Pictured outside the house are Pocahontas County Historic Landmarks Commission member Dennis Driscoll and contractor Colt Zendik. More...