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...

Christmas trains are family affairs

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer For those who remember back to the 40s, 50s and 60s, “Christmas trains” are a big part in our holiday memories. It was all the rage to have a train set...

Big collaborations for a small county

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, district math coach Joanna Burt-Kinderman gave a presentation on two projects she is working on which focus on recruiting more first generation...

Wreaths Across America honors the fallen at Christmastime

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Last Saturday at noon, cemeteries across the country were filled with veterans, and families and friends of fallen service members as they paused from the hustle and bustle of Christmas to remember...

The eternal celebrations of Winter Solstice

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer This year, and in most recent years, the winter solstice falls on December 21.  It will take place at precisely 11:28 a.m. eastern time. This will be the exact moment that fall gives way...