‘A good career for a young woman’

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Reflecting on her time in the service, Laronia Yaraborough Cohrs said, “It was another life.” Cohrs grew up in Dillon, South Carolina. She had two older brothers and five sisters. Her father...

Rebuild Marlinton gets good and bad news on funding

There's a good chance Marlinton will get as much as $150,000 from the state for a downtown redevelopment project, but hopes of getting back millions of dollars from a flood project fund have been...

State Rail Authority takes over Cass trains

No job or wage cuts for Cass employees The mighty steam locomotives at Cass have worked hard since the early 1900s and will continue to ply the winding tracks of Pocahontas County - but under...

Rotary donates to Discovery Junction

Marlinton Mayor Sam Felton, center, receives a $2,000 check from Marlinton Rotary Treasurer Kendall Beverage on the now vacant lot beside the Pocahontas County Opera House. After two years of planning and design work, the...

It’s all clear at Sitlington

Kevin Smith, of St. Albans, sent in this photo of the Greenbrier River Trail below Sitlington. The area had been closed for several weeks due to a massive rock slide. The slide has been...

Proposed gas pipeline passes through Pocahontas County

A Virginia energy company is considering construction of a massive natural gas pipeline through northern Pocahontas County. The proposed 42-inch pipeline would transport gas nearly 500 miles from Utica and Marcellus shale gas production...

ORU gets better broadband for video classes

  Since the One Room University (ORU) pilot program began in 2011, enrollment has increased every semester except one. At ORU, local students take college courses from New River Community and Technical College (NRC-TC), using Interactive...

Library funding to continue

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer The Pocahontas County Commission room was packed Tuesday morning with more than a dozen members of the community in the wings waiting to participate in or listen to the discussion about...