Johnson trades work with metal for hobby with wood

Jim Johnson, of Hillsboro, demonstrates the use of a lathe to chip away at a piece of wood to create a bowl. As the lathe turns, Johnson methodically uses a chisel to make a smooth cut.  S. Stewart photo

Jim Johnson, of Hillsboro, demonstrates the use of a lathe to chip away at a piece of wood to create a bowl. As the lathe turns, Johnson methodically uses a chisel to make a smooth cut. S. Stewart photo Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Some hobbies are handed down, generation-to-generation, while some folks go out and actively seek them. Hillsboro resident More...

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By Jaynell Graham On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Fas Chek closes after 40 years in the community

FAS CHEK Food Store on Third Avenue in Marlinton began business in 1975 with the purchase of stock and equipment from the A&P Supermarket. Changes in the economy led to the closing, in April, of the Marlinton More...

A view of Durbin when it was a booming town with a busy train depot for the C&O and Western Maryland railroads. Photo courtesy of Julian Whanger
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Down memory lane with the Whangers

A view of Durbin when it was a booming town with a busy train depot for the C&O and Western Maryland railroads. Photo courtesy of Julian Whanger Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Dusting off old photo albums and More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Pocahontas old growth forest dedicated

Representatives of the Old Growth Forest Network conducted a dedication ceremony at Gaudineer Scenic Area last Thursday to make the area an official part of the network. Students and teachers from Alleghany High More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Weather no problem for Greenbrier Race triathletes

Triathletes are tough people and it takes more than a little bit of rain and cold to dampen their spirits. Such was the case on Saturday as hundreds of competitors braved a chilly, rainy, 40-degree morning to run, More...

Marlinton Elementary School kindergarten students and members of the community “plant” pinwheels on the Pocahontas County courthouse lawn Friday as part of a Child Abuse Prevention Month ceremony. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Pinwheels give hope of better lives for children

Marlinton Elementary School kindergarten students and members of the community “plant” pinwheels on the Pocahontas County courthouse lawn Friday as part of a Child Abuse Prevention Month ceremony. S. Stewart More...

By Jaynell Graham On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Helping children and families – every day

Members of the Pocahontas County Multi-Disciplinary Team, front: l to r: CYAC Victim’s Advocate Barbara Stone; CYAC Forensic Interviewer JoAnna Willis; Pocahontas County Schools Counselor Janessa Henderson; More...

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