Salt Rising Bread still rises here

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer These days, in many parts of Appalachia, there are people who know nothing about one of the most interesting breads ever baked – a true Appalachian creation – salt rising bread. Pocahontas...

Gabbert drawn to help small towns with new program

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Clinton Gabbert has only been a resource assistant at the U.S. Forest Service Marlinton office for a month, but he’s already plunged into the main focus of his job – the Mon Forest...

Durbin vet reflects on life behind enemy lines, and those who helped him

Dabney Kisner will celebrate his 100th birthday January 13. In honor of that occasion and in gratitude for his example and his service, we reprint the following article. November 10, 2002 By Heidi Zemach Special to the...

‘God Speed the Plough’

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer These are a few verses of an Old English work song which originated in the 15th century. The song was sung by ploughmen on Plough Monday, when farm laborers would go...

Nature paints a portrait

A BIT OF winter arrived in Pocahontas County Tuesday morning, and for those with an eye for nature – it was magical. It seems the world comes to the Balogh home on Brownstown Road, and Gwen...

A New Year and a new look for the DirtBean

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Entering through a glass and wood paneled door, flanked by tables in two bay windows, customers step into the new – but they’ll recognize a lot of the old – DirtBean...

From intern to employee, Keck joins forest service

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Going from an internship to AmeriCorps position, then finally to full-time employee, recreation technician Morgan Keck was determined to keep her place with the U.S. Forest Service in Pocahontas County. Keck began her...

Going Ham at GBEMS

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Some students at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School are learning a new form of communication in the elective Ham Radio Club. Members of the Eight Rivers Amateur Club and employees at the Green...

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