Hamer Lumber bringing jobs to Pocahontas County

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A long-established West Virginia lumber company is investing in Pocahontas County and the result will be dozens of new jobs. Jim C. Hamer Companies, based in Kenova, purchased the W.M. Cramer Lumber Company facility at Stillwell a little more than a month ago. The company plans to re-open the sawmill at the site, which has been closed for several years. More...

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Watoga State Park Assistant Superintendent Kelly Smith leads a nature hike at the park last summer. A foundation is being formed to support the park through fundraising and other volunteer activities. Persons interested in serving on a Watoga State Park Foundation board should call Smith at 304-799-4087.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Watoga State Park seeks foundation members

Watoga State Park Assistant Superintendent Kelly Smith leads a nature hike at the park last summer. A foundation is being formed to support the park through fundraising and other volunteer activities. Persons interested More...

Members of the Marlinton Woman’s Club served dinner to guests at the annual Veterans Day Dinner November 11 at the Pocahontas County Opera House. Above, Laura Dean Bennett serves Arbovale resident and World War II Veteran Harold Crist. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Veterans honored at annual dinner

Members of the Marlinton Woman’s Club served dinner to guests at the annual Veterans Day Dinner November 11 at the Pocahontas County Opera House. Above, Laura Dean Bennett serves Arbovale resident and World War More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Less than half of Pocahontas voters cast ballots

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote… that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country – Samuel Adams Government More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Attorney General visits Marlinton

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey visited Marlinton last Thursday to hold a town hall meeting at the Community Wellness Center. The Attorney General was in the process of completing visits to all of More...

At the Lions Club District 29-N fall conference, District Governor Charles Sheets, far right, recognized Lions who have served 50-plus years in their clubs. From left: Hugh Harris, of Alderson, 63 years; Louis Rahall, of Fayetteville, 54 years; International director Michael Molenda, of Minnesota; Bill Simmons, of Alderson, 66 years; Paul Ramsey, of Anstead, more than 50 years [records lost]; Alvin Porterfield, of Lewisburg, 60 years; DG Sheets. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Durbin Lion is District Governor

At the Lions Club District 29-N fall conference, District Governor Charles Sheets, far right, recognized Lions who have served 50-plus years in their clubs. From left: Hugh Harris, of Alderson, 63 years; Louis Rahall, More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Delegates discuss child poverty at forum

House of Delegates members Denise Campbell and Bill Hartman were among the participants at a forum to discuss child poverty last Thursday night at the Marlinton Municipal Building. In the photo, participating in More...