Landowners fight eminent domain in court

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The Sharp Farm in Slaty Fork was the subject of an eminent domain controversy that started in 2005. The thought of the government taking away land without consent is a nightmare for many Pocahontas County residents, but that’s what happened to two Linwood homeowners in Circuit Court last Friday. Like David facing down Goliath, the landowners stood More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Watoga Foundation organizes, elects officers

The Watoga Foundation appointed board members and elected officers during its first official meeting on March 14. Pictured at the conclusion of the meeting in Watoga Cabin 19, left to right, back row: board members More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

New RAD law keeps voting restriction intact

Prior to 2013, the word ‘rad’ was used at Snowshoe to refer to an excellent snowboarding run, an extra-large Cheat Mountain pizza or the latest hit on i-Tunes. Now the word ‘RAD’ refers to More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

FERC accepting pipeline comments until April 28

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that it will complete an environmental impact study (EIS) of the proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline project and is seeking public comments to assist its staff More...

Frostmore Farm co-owner Rachel Taylor, left, explains the process of collecting sap from maple trees to make maple syrup to third grade students at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School. Taylor is seen here drilling a hole to put in a spile which works as a faucet for the sap. All the syrup made from the sap from the trees  will be used in the cafeteria through the Farm-to-School program. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Frostmore Farm taps maple trees at Green Bank School

Frostmore Farm co-owner Rachel Taylor, left, explains the process of collecting sap from maple trees to make maple syrup to third grade students at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School. Taylor is seen here drilling More...

Two Pocahontas County commissioners attended a Snowshoe homeowner meeting on Saturday to hear a discussion about a proposed resort area district (RAD). Homeowners on both sides of the issue expressed their opinions during the meeting. In the photo, left to right: Commissioner Jamie Walker, Commissioner David McLaughlin, Snowshoe property owner Bill McHenry and Snowshoe Mountain President Frank DeBerry.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Snowshoe property owners discuss RAD

Two Pocahontas County commissioners attended a Snowshoe homeowner meeting on Saturday to hear a discussion about a proposed resort area district (RAD). Homeowners on both sides of the issue expressed their opinions More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

PSD opens Snowshoe sewer bids on 18th

The PSD board in session on March 9, 2015. Pictured, left to right: PSD board members David Litsey and Tom Shipley, PSD attorney Chris Negley, and PSD board member Amon Tracey. The Pocahontas County Public Service More...

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