Federal funding changes for Pocahontas County

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Pocahontas County will continue to receive two important allotments of federal funds, but another allotment has ended. The county will receive Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) money and county schools will receive Twenty-Five Percent Act funding this year, but the county and schools will not receive Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program funds, because More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Commission holds special meeting on pipeline letter

A standing-room only crowd attended the Pocahontas County Commission meeting on February 6 to provide comments on a proposed Commission letter in support of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Eleven local residents spoke More...

By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Superintendent supports Common Core Standards

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer In 2010, the education systems in the United States switched to the Common Core Standards, a curriculum with higher educational standards for children in grades kindergarten through More...

Marlinton residents Mark and Jamie Strauss recently bought the Marlinton Laundromat and reopened the business under the name Clean Cow Coin Laundry. The business is a laundromat and thrift shop combined. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Clean up at the Clean Cow

Marlinton residents Mark and Jamie Strauss recently bought the Marlinton Laundromat and reopened the business under the name Clean Cow Coin Laundry. The business is a laundromat and thrift shop combined. S. Stewart More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Friday, February 6th, 2015

County Commission pipeline meeting on Wednesday

The Pocahontas County Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, February 11 at 5 p.m. The agenda follows: Discussion and/or Action – Letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for Support or Opposition More...

Plant Manager Dale McKenney in the Marlinton Water Plant. Engineers have advised the Town Council to upgrade the aging plant or face the possibility of a total malfunction.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Marlinton Council approves water rate increase

Marlinton Council approved a floodplain waiver for Zach Chittum to build on the two lots formerly occupied by the Old Bank Building and Dirt Bean Ohana. According to Mayor Joe Smith, Chittum is in final negotiations More...

Quilters gather at the Green Bank Library to work on a Ladybug Quilt which will be given to a child or family in need. From left: Kathy Norrod, Mary Ann Alonso, Beth Ruth Crist, Renae Wooddell and Linda Stewart use the knotting technique to sew the quilt together. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Carrying on ‘ladybug quilt’ tradition

Quilters gather at the Green Bank Library to work on a Ladybug Quilt which will be given to a child or family in need. From left: Kathy Norrod, Mary Ann Alonso, Betty Ruth Crist, Renae Wooddell and Linda Stewart More...