4-H horse judging team places first overall

The Pocahontas County 4-H Senior Horse Judging Team competed at the Virginia Tech Horse Judging Contest February 9 and were named the high point team for the 4-H Senior Division. Team members were...

Students experience other cultures at Spanish Immersion Camp

The first rule of Spanish Immersion Camp is – no English. Spanish teacher Shirlene Groseclose, inspired by camps she attends each year, began the Pocahontas County Spanish Immersion Camp for Spanish I and II students. “We...

BOE says ‘yes’ to fifth grade move, again

At the board of education meeting Monday night, concerned parents and teachers voiced their opinions on the proposal to move fifth grade students out of Marlinton Middle School and into Hillsboro and Marlinton elementary...

Around the Forest

Field Season Frenzy It is field season once again for the UDSA Forest Service. Plants are being planted, lawn mowers have been revved up, and campgrounds are filling with our summer visitors. Needless to...

First time principal brings years of experience to MES

When Greg Ball, formerly of North Carolina, decided it was time to leave the classroom to take an administration position, the first place he looked was West Virginia. He found the principal job he...

Students shine at Social Studies Fair

Students shared their knowledge in the categories of anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, state, U.S. and world history, at the county socials studies fair March 8 at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory...

MES students have a Yew Mountain adventure

Erica Marks Contributing Writer It may be difficult to hold students’ attention as the school year draws to a close, especially if you are asking them to do an in-depth, collaborative social studies project. But...

PCHS students awarded scholarships

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer As the school year begins to wind down and the months until graduation turn into weeks, the senior class at Pocahontas County High School is preparing for the future by applying for...