Veterans honored at Wreaths Across America ceremony

Members of the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps place wreaths at the Arbovale Cemetery Saturday for the National Wreaths Across America ceremony. From left, Jerry Taylor places a wreath  honoring the United States Air Force as Norris Long, Dick Riegel and Willard Pingley wait to place the others. S. Stewart photo

Members of the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps place wreaths at the Arbovale Cemetery Saturday for the National Wreaths Across America ceremony. From left, Jerry Taylor places a wreath honoring the United States Air Force as Norris Long, Dick Riegel and Willard Pingley wait to place the others. S. Stewart photo On December 13, throughout America, More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

West Virginia wreath making for family fun

A homemade wreath is a one-of-a-kind creation and a fun family project. This West Virginia pine wreath, adorned with fern fronds, pine cones and lichen, was made for less than five dollars. The only store-bought More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

McHenry pitches RAD alternative to Commission

Retired Marine Corps officer Bill McHenry distributes copies of his slideshow briefing during a Pocahontas County Commission meeting on December 2. McHenry presented a briefing on recommended revisions to the state More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Dominion cited for water pollution violations

In this photo accompanying a DEP consent order, a portion of a Marshall County slope, where Dominion Transmission built an eight-inch natural gas liquids pipeline, has collapsed into a streambed. Dominion has proposed More...

Retired forestry teacher and FFA advisor Mike Burns, left, received the Honorary American FFA Degree at the National FFA Conference this fall. Presenting the award was National FFA officer Brian Walsh, of Virginia. Photo courtesy of Mike Burns
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Burns receives Honorary American FFA Degree

Retired forestry teacher and FFA advisor Mike Burns, left, received the Honorary American FFA Degree at the National FFA Conference this fall. Presenting the award was National FFA officer Brian Walsh, of More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Friday, November 28th, 2014

Stony Bottom veteran helped humanitarian project

Homer Hunter with two Vietnamese children near Danang in 1965. While serving as a Marine in Vietnam, Corporal Hunter helped a Catholic missionary start a laundry service at a refugee camp, which enabled the camp More...

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital EMS Chief Travis Copenhaver speaks to the Pocahontas County Commission on November 18. Copenhaver discussed plans to deploy two rapid response paramedics in the county, who could arrive at an emergency scene faster than an ambulance. Copenhaver asked the Commission if two paramedic vehicles could be added under the county's liability insurance.
By Geoff Hamill On Friday, November 28th, 2014

Commission contributes to Green Bank Observatory

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital EMS Chief Travis Copenhaver speaks to the Pocahontas County Commission on November 18. Copenhaver discussed plans to deploy two rapid response paramedics in the county, who could arrive More...