Superintendent of schools has positive outlook on ESCs

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer In April, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a bill eliminating Regional Education Service Agencies, or RESAs, bringing an end to state-funded assistance for county boards of education. To replace the RESAs, the West Virginia...

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...

Spreading awareness on a large scale

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer In a state where barns were once used to advertise Mail Pouch tobacco, now, thanks to anti-tobacco organizations, barns are promoting a tobacco-free lifestyle. Earlier this month, The Barn Artist Scott Hagan spent...

It’s a Winner

Kevin Bennett, a member of the Brushy Flat Bushwackers 4-H Club, won Best of Show at the West Virginia State Fair for his handmade table. Greg Mosesso, of Marlinton, was cutting firewood and salvaged...

‘Shine on, Harvest Moon’

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer If the spectacular show that the solar eclipse just put on has whetted your appetite for another astronomical extravaganza, you are in luck. It’s nearly time for the Harvest Moon – the...

Region 4 PDC seeks public input for comprehensive broadband study

Jaynell Graham Editor   Region 4 Planning and Development Council (PDC) is seeking a HUD Community Development Block Grant to help fund a comprehensive study of existing broadband conditions in the counties it serves, which includes Pocahontas...

Wounded Warriors event returns to Elk Springs

Brandon Nottingham Staff Writer Dominion Energy hosted the Sixth Annual Wounded Warriors Fly-Fishing Event at Elk Springs Resort in Monterville last weekend. This event provides an opportunity for those who served and sacrificed to enjoy the...

Dunmore Daze ~ a homecoming

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer   Old and new friends gathered in the small community of Dunmore last weekend to celebrate the lazy days of summer and the continued love they all share for the town that is...