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Deb Ann’s Fabrics lets out the seams

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Three-and-a-half years after first opening its doors, Deb Ann’s Fabrics in Hillsboro has expanded its business – in square footage and products. To celebrate the completion of the expansion, owner Deb Ann Walker held...

Boy Scouts brave frigid temps in Cranberry Wilderness

Nothing tests survival skills better than freezing temperatures, several feet of snow and no cell phone service. Boy Scout Troop 289 of Madison and Troop 31 of Charleston held the annual Winter Camporee at Cranberry...

BOE receive suggestions for superintendent search

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the board of education meeting November 12, Pocahontas County resident and former head of the Rural School and Community Trust Rachel Tompkins gave advice to the board concerning the superintendent search. Tompkins...

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...

Art Guild reclaims studio and renews efforts

For at least 40,000 years, humans have created art. A local group was hampered in its efforts to foster the arts in Pocahontas County, but has launched a new effort to expand art opportunity...

School transportation strives for a safe ride, every time

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Whether it’s purchasing new buses to replace old ones or implementing route options during inclement weather, the Pocahontas County Schools transportation department, headed by director Ruth Bland has one thing and one...

Hundreds show support for GBO at NSF meetings

uzanne Stewart Staff Writer Hundreds of men, women and children from all walks of life, filled the auditorium and overflow area at the Green Bank Observatory last Wednesday afternoon and evening for the National Science...

Dominion reps field questions from commission

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer The Pocahontas County Commission had a full agenda for its Tuesday morning meeting and it kept commissioners in their seats past noon. Bob Orndorff, State Policy Manager for Dominion, was present...