Castellini takes flight

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer They say you’re never too old to learn new things, and Clover Lick resident Jeanne Castellini took that to heart in 2018 when she, at age 70, decided to get her private...

Tapping into a sweet plan for Maple Days

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Several years ago, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture developed West Virginia Maple Day as a celebration of all things maple related – from farm tours to sales of maple syrup and...

Parker takes helm of Droop Mountain, Beartown and GRT

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Growing up in Pocahontas County where there is a state park around nearly every corner, it’s easy to fall under the spell of nature and all it has to offer. For Huntersville native...

New year, new chapter for Wagner

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The end of the year is always a time of reflection, celebration and resolutions. For Virginia “Jenny” Wagner, the end of 2018 is the beginning of a new chapter in her life....

Tourism Talks benefits all businesses

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer As a way to help businesses better promote themselves and the products they offer, the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau is offering bi-monthly Tourism Talks – a small group discussion with...

A gift for the Winter Soltice

The sun broke through the rain in the early morning of the Winter Solstice just long enough to produce this beautiful rainbow at the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank Telescope appears at one...

‘Auld Lang Syne ~ the song heard ’round the world

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer As one year ends and a new one begins, Auld Lang Syne embodies our memories of loved ones no longer with us and holidays of the past.  I would venture to...