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PCHS science department receives grants for new program

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Inspired by a training program she attended last summer, Pocahontas County High School science teacher Chloe Bland applied for grants and received $5,000 to fund an astronomy and engineering project for her...

Forestry team recognized by state BOE

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer While West Virginia Board of Education meetings are usually all business and no play, the board did find time at its January 9 meeting to celebrate the achievements of the Pocahontas County...

Keeping warm on a cold winter’s night

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer This is the time of year when the cold tries to seep into our bones and terms like Hot Toddy seep into our consciousness. Probably everybody has heard of hot toddies. But I...

DOH snowplow drivers encourage ‘safety first’

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer “The best advice I can give drivers is just to slow down!” said Jason Cassell, PW3 Equipment Operator, at the Green Bank Division of Highways garage. That is traight from the horse's,...

Cass Company houses offer a cozy and historic stay

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer In 1901, Cass was founded as a company town by the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company when it began harvesting the timber from the forests in the nearby mountains. The town included...

Old Spruce Brewing opening this spring

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer When Lawrence Walkup came to Snowshoe Mountain Resort as Food and Beverage Director 15 years ago, he didn’t necessarily intend to open his own brewery, but this spring, he will unveil his new business...

Seven Questions with…

1. Were you born in Pocahontas County? I was born here in Marlinton. I’ve lived here my entire life. 2. What is your favorite thing about living in Pocahontas County? I think it’s community. I love the...

Watoga First Day Hike 2019

Ken Springer, Watoga Park Foundation The first day of 2019 started and ended with a heavily overcast sky, but that did not dissuade hikers from participating in the First Day Hike at Watoga State Park....