New silos go up in Hillsboro

Brandon Nottingham Staff Writer People traveling south of Hillsboro on Rt. 219 may have noticed something growing on Eugene Simmons’ farm of late. No, those giant blue tubes aren’t some sort of new plant, they are...

Into the woods

MAMA BEAR ROSE and her cubs, Bud and Petals, were released to the wild Thursday. Rose investigated the surroundings a few times before bringing the cubs out of the “family’s” enclosure. Once outside, the fun began...

Watoga’s Brooks Memorial Arboretum is getting a facelift

Brandon Nottingham Staff Writer Many people don’t realize what a special place Watoga State Park really is. One thing that makes it special is that it is home to the Brooks Memorial Arboretum. The Arboretum is...

Spreading kindness with Painting Pocahontas

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer If there’s one thing in the natural world that there is no shortage of, it’s rocks. Whether they are bumpy, smooth or porous, the earth is covered in pebbles, stones, rocks and...

Dominion chips in

Jaynell Graham Editor Things are changing at Watoga State Park, and a generous donation from Dominion to the Watoga Foundation will help keep the momentum going. The Foundation has been working toward two goals – ...

MMS takes first in state archery competition

Forty-five students from Pocahontas County participated in National Archery in the State Tournament at the Charleston Civic Center March 25. The top six schools in each division – elementary, middle and high school – competed...

MMS inducts first National Junior Honor Society members

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Joining in a tradition of junior high/middle schools across the country, Marlinton Middle School formed a National Junior Honor Society chapter. The first National Junior High Honor Society was formed in 1929. The MMS...