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Night at the Opry

Cailey Moore Staff Writer Seats were hard to come by Saturday night as music fans flocked to the Pocahontas County Opera House for a night at the opry. “It's so wonderful to see all of you here...

MTC sees light at the end of the tunnel

Jaynell Graham Editor After years of planning, designing and finding funding sources, Wayne Hypes, president of Dunn Engineering, advised Marlinton Town Council, at its Monday night meeting, that bids had been accepted for the town’s Water...

Something extra to watch for this Groundhog Day

Candie Magill Contributing Writer If an albino groundhog sees his shadow on Groundhog Day would it be dark or white? The answer may or may not be clear this February 2, when I keep a...

Deputy acted quickly to alert residents during fire

Decisive action by a Pocahontas County Sheriff's deputy during the November 10 fire in Marlinton likely saved lives. Just after 2 a.m. on that early Sunday morning, Deputy Brian Shinaberry was conducting a routine patrol...

‘Auld Lang Syne ~ the song heard ’round the world

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer As one year ends and a new one begins, Auld Lang Syne embodies our memories of loved ones no longer with us and holidays of the past.  I would venture to...

High Rocks music students present benefit concert

A tremendous community effort has materialized to help the victims of last weekend's destructive fire in Marlinton. Donors have filled the Marlinton Municipal Building auditorium with household goods, far beyond the victims' needs. Relief...

Yes. It’s open

  Monday was the day a lot of people have been waiting for, and some thought would never come. Tudor’s Biscuit World opened its doors at 5 a.m. on the corner of Eighth Street and Third...

Artists add to beauty of Watoga at first Art in the Park event

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer It may have been dreary Saturday, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of participants in the first ever Watoga Art in the Park event. The area around the Watoga State Park picnic pavilion...