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ORU gets better broadband for video classes

  Since the One Room University (ORU) pilot program began in 2011, enrollment has increased every semester except one. At ORU, local students take college courses from New River Community and Technical College (NRC-TC), using Interactive...

Mayor’s Wall installed at Marlinton Town Hall

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Pocahontas County is rich in history and one way to celebrate the history of Marlinton is to recognize the individuals who served as mayors of the town. A project began in 2004 with...

FRN seeks disaster volunteers

After Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida in August 1992, truckloads of donated relief supplies flooded into the area from across the United States. The volume of donations was too much for government officials and...

Williams River Road opens to through traffic

The Monongahela National Forest has re-opened a section of the Williams River Road (Forest Road 86) that was closed for repairs on the Gauley Ranger District. The closure order has been lifted. The road was...

New Year a good time for change

“I don’t know why people say it’s so hard to quit smoking. I’ve done it hundreds of times myself!” - Mark Twain A popular belief is that New Year's resolutions rarely make it through the...

A fight for Independence

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer In the summer of 1776, the delegates of the Second Continental Congress had been meeting for some time at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia. They were trying to agree on how...

Oregon group helps local seniors care for pets

Millions of Americans have pets and many consider pets members of their family. The unqualified love and loyal companionship that a pet provides can be especially important to retired and homebound senior citizens. Staying...

Hamer Lumber bringing jobs to Pocahontas County

A long-established West Virginia lumber company is investing in Pocahontas County and the result will be dozens of new jobs. Jim C. Hamer Companies, based in Kenova, purchased the W.M. Cramer Lumber Company facility at...