Board questioned about the fairness of the fair

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The board of education conference room resembled a courtroom at the board’s meeting Monday night as Marlinton resident and parent Sam Gibson questioned board members regarding the Marlinton Middle School Social Studies Fair. The MMS fair was held Monday, March 16, and after many complaints from students and parents, a More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Commission approves $6.1 million budget

During its regular meeting on March 17, the Pocahontas County Commission approved a budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. The $6,110,101 budget includes estimated property tax revenue of $2,689,774 and a lowball estimate More...

Farm-to-School AmeriCorps Holly Bradley, right, serves fresh smoothies to students at Hillsboro Elementary School Wednesday as part of the Local Foods Day and Fuel Up to Play 60 kick-off celebration. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

HES ‘Fuels Up’ to get healthy

Farm-to-School AmeriCorps Holly Bradley, right, serves fresh smoothies to students at Hillsboro Elementary School Wednesday as part of the Local Foods Day and Fuel Up to Play 60 kick-off celebration. S. Stewart More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Commission hires full-time attorney

During a special meeting on March 11, the Pocahontas County Commission hired attorney Robert Martin on a full-basis to provide legal advice to the Commission. Martin, seen here during a Commission meeting on June 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, March 18th, 2015

Marlinton Council approves budget

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. Marlinton Town Council conducted a special More...

By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Financial and pavilion conditions don’t deter Durbin

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer They say things are always darkest before the dawn, and while things are looking dark to Durbin Town Council, the members and community leaders are looking forward to the dawn. At the More...

Eight-year-old Tristen O’Steen snowboarding in a recent competition at Massanutten Resort in Virginia. Photo courtesy of Valerie O’Steen
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

County youth nationally ranked snowboarder

Eight-year-old Tristen O’Steen snowboarding in a recent competition at Massanutten Resort in Virginia. Photo courtesy of Valerie O’Steen Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer For eight-year-old Tristen O’Steen, snowboarding More...

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