Bagpiper gives history lesson at HES

Monroe County resident Don Dransfield gives a presentation on the Scots-Irish influence on Appalachia to the students at Hillsboro Elementary School last week. Dransfield played several types of bagpipes and shared information on the style of music created by immigrants in West Virginia. S. Stewart photo

Monroe County resident Don Dransfield gives a presentation on the Scots-Irish influence on Appalachia to the students at Hillsboro Elementary School last week. Dransfield played several types of bagpipes and shared information on the style of music created by immigrants in West Virginia. S. Stewart photo Monroe County resident Don Dransfield visited More...

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An auctioneer assistant carries away a hassock during an auction of household goods from Travelers' Repose on September 26, 2014.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Travelers’ Repose sold at auction

An auctioneer assistant carries away a hassock during an auction of household goods from Travelers’ Repose on September 26, 2014. An auction was conducted last Friday and Saturday to sell household belongings More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

PMH and first responders conduct emergency exercise

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital employees Michael Stewart and Dean Gunter work inside a mobile, inflatable tent to decontaminate a patient during a training exercise last Wednesday. The tent can be deployed at hazardous More...

Hillsboro resident Dreama Brown was the winner of a door prize Saturday night at the Mark Twain presentation at Hillsboro Library. Brown won a framed copy of Twain's “Notice to the Next Burglar.” Presenting the prize is Mark Twain presenter Doug Riley.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Hillsboro Library Friends welcome Mark Twain

Helena Gondry, of Droop Mountain, escorts presenter Doug Riley into the Hillsboro Library on Saturday night. Riley portrayed author Mark Twain (1835-1910) and gave a monologue in character as the famed author. At More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Commissioners discuss pipeline eminent domain

During its meeting last Tuesday evening, the Pocahontas County Commission answered questions about the use of eminent domain to build a natural gas pipeline through northern Pocahontas County. Eminent domain is More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Women artists celebrate at Locust Hill

Kathy Henry displays her hand painted silk scarves at the Women and the Arts craft show on Saturday in Marlinton. For info, call 304-799-6311. Pocahontas County has a thriving arts community, evidenced by several More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Officials, groups provide views on gas pipeline

Elected officials, candidates for office, and organizations in West Virginia have begun staking out positions on a proposal to build a large-diameter natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina. Four More...