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Parker takes helm of Droop Mountain, Beartown and GRT

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Growing up in Pocahontas County where there is a state park around nearly every corner, it’s easy to fall under the spell of nature and all it has to offer. For Huntersville native...

New year, new chapter for Wagner

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The end of the year is always a time of reflection, celebration and resolutions. For Virginia “Jenny” Wagner, the end of 2018 is the beginning of a new chapter in her life....

Tourism Talks benefits all businesses

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer As a way to help businesses better promote themselves and the products they offer, the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau is offering bi-monthly Tourism Talks – a small group discussion with...

A gift for the Winter Soltice

The sun broke through the rain in the early morning of the Winter Solstice just long enough to produce this beautiful rainbow at the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank Telescope appears at one...

‘Auld Lang Syne ~ the song heard ’round the world

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer As one year ends and a new one begins, Auld Lang Syne embodies our memories of loved ones no longer with us and holidays of the past.  I would venture to...

Mospan checks out of Library

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer A library is more than a building full of books. It is a castle where a princess awaits her prince. It is a small cottage in the forest turned life-changing destination. It...

Gather ’round the Wassail bowl

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Old English Wassail Carol Here we come a-wassailing Among the leaves so green; Here we come a-wand’ring, So fair to be seen: Love and joy come to you, And to you your wassail, too, And God bless you...