Commission gives $100,000 to Fire Association

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During the Pocahontas County Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, Bartow-Frank-Durbin Fire Chief Kenneth “Buster” Varner and Marlinton Fire Chief Herb Barlow offered advice on how a contribution of $100,000 to the six county fire departments should be allocated. The two fire chiefs told the commission that departments responding to a greater number More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Kisner: “They couldn’t catch this old hillbilly”

On the left, a B-26 Marauder bomber flying a mission over Europe in World War II. On the right, Frank resident Dabney Kisner, who served as a bomber/navigator on a B-26 crew during the war. Kisner’s position More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Marlinton gets Small Cities Block Grant up to $1.5 M

State and local officials attended a ceremony last Thursday in Charleston, when Governor Earl Ray Tomblin formally presented the Town of Marlinton with a $500,000 Small City Block Grant. The money will be used to More...

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By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Silver Creek Resort celebrating 30th season

December 15, 1984. Cyndi Lauper was the top new pop artist; “Purple Rain,” by Prince and The Revolution was top album; “City Heat” was the number one film; and the new ski resort, Silver Creek, opened in More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

World War II hero celebrates 95th birthday

Frank resident Dabney Kisner shows off dozens of birthday cards he received from friends and family to honor him on his 95th birthday on January 13. A bona fide war hero from Frank celebrated his 95th birthday on More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Tomblin appoints Boso as new state senator

On Friday, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Gregory L. Boso, of Summersville, to represent residents of the 11th District in the West Virginia Senate. Boso’s appointment fills the vacancy created when Senator More...

The Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce recognized Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad as the Business of the Year at the annual dinner Saturday evening. Above, from left, are DGVR co-owner Kathy Smith, Chamber board member Ben Wilfong and DGVR owner John Smith. Right photo, Chamber of Commerce president Mike Holstine presents the Individual of the Year award to Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau marketing specialist Gail Hyer. S. Stewart photos
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Chamber honors DGVR, Gail Hyer for community involvement

The Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce recognized Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad as the Business of the Year at the annual dinner Saturday evening. Above, from left, are DGVR co-owner Kathy Smith, Chamber More...