The origin of ‘Xmas’

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer I have always abbreviated the word Christmas as “Xmas.” Someone asked me the other day why I do that, and I couldn’t give any better answer than, “because my Mom did.” I knew...

A time for feasting

Rumor turned to fact Tuesday morning when Alfredo’s Italian and Greek Restaurant opened on the corner of Main Street and Third Avenue in Marlinton. By noon, the dining room was bustling, as was the...

Volunteers recognized at annual dinner

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Christmas is a time for giving and, each year, the Marlinton Woman’s Club honors Pocahontas countians who give the gift of themselves to the community with an annual Christmas dinner at...

Superintendent of schools prepared for busy 2018

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer With the new year fast approaching, Pocahontas Coun-ty Superintendent of Schools Terrence Beam continues to focus on creating an open dialogue with employees and community members, and finding ways to improve the...

PCHS forestry program climbing to the top

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer When the Pocahontas County High School Career and Technical Education department implemented the new Simulated Workplace curriculum, it wasn’t much of a change for the forestry department. “It’s kind of what we...

Williams River Road opens to through traffic

The Monongahela National Forest has re-opened a section of the Williams River Road (Forest Road 86) that was closed for repairs on the Gauley Ranger District. The closure order has been lifted. The road was...

Celebrating 100 Years

Supporters respond to GBO Draft EIS

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Following the release of its Draft Environmental Impact Study regarding the future of the Green Bank Observatory, the National Science Foundation held a public comment meeting November 30 to allow individuals...