Knapps Creek Trout Lodge ready for spring

Knapps Creek Trout Lodge is located on Ninth Avenue in Marlinton, right beside the river. Lodge operators Mark Mitchell, Anne Mitchell and Mark Hengemible plan to offer fishing, hiking and biking tours, and more to visitors of the lodge. S. Stewart photo

Knapps Creek Trout Lodge is located on Ninth Avenue in Marlinton, right beside the river. Lodge operators Mark Mitchell, Anne Mitchell and Mark Hengemible plan to offer fishing, hiking and biking tours, and more to visitors of the lodge. S. Stewart photo Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Nestled on the bank of the Knapps Creek in Marlinton, a 1970s homestead More...

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Pocahontas County High School senior Kindra Carr will receive her State Degree at the State FFA Convention at Cedar Lakes this summer. Photo courtesy of Erwin Berry
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

PCHS FFA president receives State Degree

Pocahontas County High School senior Kindra Carr will receive her State Degree at the State FFA Convention at Cedar Lakes this summer. Photo courtesy of Erwin Berry Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Pocahontas County More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Marlinton Civil War mural dedicated

Artist Molly Must stands in front of her Civil War theme mural following Sunday’s dedication ceremony. Must said she wanted to convey the hardships on the home front during the war with her work. Historians, More...

A Virginia Big-eared bat.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Biennial bat count shows continuing losses to WNS

This unfortunate Little Brown Bat is afflicted with WNS. The fungus can be seen growing on the bat’s muzzle. The fungus irritates bats and causes them to become active in winter, when they should be hibernating. More...

Customers at Deb Ann’s Fabrics in Hillsboro peruse fabrics in the new section of the store. Owner Deb Ann Walker said she had to expand the store to accommodate her customers’ needs. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Deb Ann’s Fabrics lets out the seams

Customers at Deb Ann’s Fabrics in Hillsboro peruse fabrics in the new section of the store. Owner Deb Ann Walker said she had to expand the store to accommodate her customers’ needs. S. Stewart photo Suzanne More...

Construction of a Snowshoe wastewater system is on-track to begin by June 1. The wastewater treatment plant will utilize membrane biological reactor (MBR) technology, which produces very clean effluent water. Utilizing microfilters, MBRs eliminate the need for secondary clarifiers and tertiary treatment and alloew a plant to be built with a smaller footprint. In the photo, an enclosed MBR treatment plant. Siemens Corporation photo.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Contractors selected for $27M Snowshoe sewage project

Construction of a Snowshoe wastewater system is on-track to begin by June 1. The wastewater treatment plant will utilize membrane biological reactor (MBR) technology, which produces very clean effluent water. Utilizing More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Landowners fight eminent domain in court

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, More...

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