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There’s a newer truck in town

Jaynell Graham Editor Marlinton Fire Chief Herby Barlow, Firefighter Mike Miller and former Firefighter Tom Miller took a road trip to Franklin, Michigan, just north of Detroit, last Friday and returned home with a 2003 Spartan...

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...

New ideas, old-fashioned service, and an unexpected turn of events

Chelsea Walker Contributing Writer From a bird’s eye view, Hillsboro, West Virginia, is just another small farmers’ town filling a valley engulfed by the old and hardened Appalachian Mountains. But, if towns could talk – or...

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...

Galford’s Body Shop suffers loss to fire

Despite the best efforts of five Pocahontas County fire departments – Bartow-Frank-Durbin, Cass, Frost, Marlinton and Shavers Fork – Galford’s Body Shop across from the Cass intersection was lost to fire last weekend. Firefighters responded...

Sherbs celebrates 101 years

Jaynell Graham Editor “I’m not going to get old,” 101 year old Hazel Sherbs said, with a twinkle in her eye. And, indeed, when it comes down to enjoying life, she is not old at all. As...