UPDATED: Grand jury indicts former Pocahontas County prosecutor

On April 1, the Pocahontas County grand jury indicted Donna Price of one felony count of embezzlement. Price served as Pocahontas County Prosecuting Attorney from June 2009 to December 2012. The indictment alleges that Price feloniously embezzled or fraudulently converted to her own use, money, bank notes, drafts, security for money, or any effects More...

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By Greg Hamons On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Vietnam era vets talk about new VVA chapter

A group of Vietnem era veterans met at McClintic Library last Wednesday to discuss forming a chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Organizer Norris Long said that he needs 13 more veterans to sign up before More...

By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

County to resume drug testing

Random drug testing will resume for certain Pocahontas County employees after the County Commission establishes a new procedure for selecting employees to be tested. That’s the fallout of a discussion during More...

By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Snowshoe CEO says RAD would be fair

Under a proposal to create a quasi-municipality called a resort area district (RAD) at Snowshoe Mountain, resort management would enjoy a four-seat majority on the seven-member governing board. Snowshoe Mountain More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

FBI investigates FEMA flood mapping

Questions about the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s floodplain mapping have gone beyond inquiries into the agency’s technical expertise. The FBI is now investigating whether graft and corruption More...

Helicopters like this one, operated by Air Evac Lifeline, have become more readily available for medical transport in Pocahontas County. Pocahontas Memorial Hospital officials said that air evacuations save lives and are used only when justified by a patient's condition. The cost of an air evacuation generally costs around $7,000, most of which is covered by a patient's insurance. Uninsured patients receive the same air evacuation service as insured patients, according to hospital officials. Government photo.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

PMH officials stress importance of air evacs

Helicopters like this one, operated by Air Evac Lifeline, have become more readily available for medical transport in Pocahontas County. Pocahontas Memorial Hospital officials said that air evacuations save lives More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Friday, March 28th, 2014

Pleasant Valley Farm hosts wellness retreat

Gayle Boyette displays a variety of organic foods she grew and prepared at Pleasant Valley Farm, near Slaty Fork. Organic vegetables are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. According More...