CNN picks Mountain Music Trail as top spot to visit

Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Cara Rose scored a huge coup recently when CNN picked the Mountain Music Trail as the place to visit in West Virginia in 2014. CNN travel writer Katia...

Nationwide Insurance gets floodplain ordinance waiver

During a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Marlinton Town Council unanimously approved a floodplain ordinance waiver for Jim Bialek to build a new Nationwide Insurance office building on Main Street in Marlinton. After clarifying...

Future of Cass Railroad questioned on social media

Rumors began to circulate in early April about a change in management at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. On April 3, a Facebook page, “Save the Cass Railroad,” was launched and updates citing anonymous...

No floodplain variance for Nationwide building

Marlinton Council found itself between a rock and a hard place during its meeting Monday night, when it considered a floodplain ordinance variance request from Nationwide Insurance broker Jim Bialek. Bialek wants to build a...

Srodes challenges students to make a change in the world

In his 24 years of life, Zander Srodes has accomplished more than most 20 somethings can even imagine. He has published three children’s books on turtles and tortoises. He has traveled the world to...

Chamber recognizes outstanding community involvement

Celebration was the word of the evening at the annual Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce dinner March 27. Businessmen and women, and politicians gathered together to honor and celebrate the contribution of an outstanding...

FBI investigates FEMA flood mapping

Questions about the Federal Emergency Management Agency's floodplain mapping have gone beyond inquiries into the agency's technical expertise. The FBI is now investigating whether graft and corruption were involved in FEMA's re-mapping of oceanfront...

Snowshoe Mountain begins RAD process

The process to create a Snowshoe resort area district (RAD) began during the March 18 Pocahontas County Commission meeting, when Snowshoe Mountain President and Chief Operations Officer Frank DeBerry delivered a petition for the...