Dominion holds open house in Durbin

Pipeline route in county changed A busload of Dominion Resources Corporation representatives arrived in Durbin last Wednesday to conduct an open house at the Durbin Fire Department. The purpose of the open house was to...

Bagpiper gives history lesson at HES

Monroe County resident Don Dransfield visited Hillsboro Elementary School last week to give a lesson on the Scottish and Irish settlers of Appalachia, and the music they brought with them when they settled in...

Travelers’ Repose sold at auction

An auction was conducted last Friday and Saturday to sell household belongings and real estate of the late Jessie Powell, former resident of historic Travelers' Repose in Bartow. The property was the first stage...

PMH and first responders conduct emergency exercise

Tanker trucks carrying hazardous liquids ply the winding roads of Pocahontas County on a daily basis. Just in the past few years, two gasoline tanker trucks have overturned on local roadways and spilled a...

Hillsboro Library Friends welcome Mark Twain

The Friends of Hillsboro Library held their Fall Literary Social Saturday evening and hosted a special event for the enjoyment of the public. The Friends provided a performance by Mark Twain presenter Doug Riley,...

Commissioners discuss pipeline eminent domain

During its meeting last Tuesday evening, the Pocahontas County Commission answered questions about the use of eminent domain to build a natural gas pipeline through northern Pocahontas County. Eminent domain is the use of...

Women artists celebrate at Locust Hill

Pocahontas County has a thriving arts community, evidenced by several successful galleries and shops. The county's newest art gallery opened this spring in Durbin. On Saturday, women in the local arts community celebrated and...

Officials, groups provide views on gas pipeline

Elected officials, candidates for office, and organizations in West Virginia have begun staking out positions on a proposal to build a large-diameter natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina. Four major U.S. energy...

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