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Landowners fight eminent domain in court

The thought of the government taking away land without consent is a nightmare for many Pocahontas County residents, but that's what happened to two Linwood homeowners in Circuit Court last Friday. Like David facing...

HES cafeteria dedicated

April 23, 2012 – the board of education received great news from then Superintendent C.C. Lester. After four attempts to gain funding from the School Building Authority for the Hillsboro Elementary School cafeteria, the board...

Beard, McLaughlin win primary election

Bearing in mind that results are still unofficial, it appears that Pocahontas County will have at least one new member on its County Commission on January 1. Dunmore farmer David McLaughlin won Tuesday's Democratic...

Beam lays out emergency relocation plan

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer   It’s always better to be proactive than reactive and that is why Pocahontas County Schools superintendent Terrence Beam has developed an emergency relocation plan for students in case Marlinton Elementary School suffers...

For luck, for lard or just for fun

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer Well, the thrill of Christmas is over and I’ve probably put on five more pounds, but there’s still one more compelling excuse for overeating.  New Year’s. Let us decide what foods to include...

Archery team assists Elkview

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Students are no strangers to fund-raising. From the time they enter kindergarten, they begin selling items and chances to raise money for class trips, sports and clubs. The Pocahontas County Archery Team knows...

GNCC rocks Snowshoe Mountain for seventh year

Motorcycles are unwelcome at most mountain resort communities, where people generally like to enjoy peace, quiet, and cool mountain air. But Snowshoe Mountain is not your average resort community. Snowshoe loves adventure and rolls...

Main Street in Marlinton suffers another major fire

Flames appeared to be under control in The Old Bank Building following hours of work and thousands of gallons of water, but the wind picked up, and the fire continues to burn in the...