Class of 2014 memorial scholarship

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer It’s only been five years since the Pocahontas County High School Class of 2014 received degrees and went out into the world, but in that short amount of time, the class tragically...

CW’s Corn Maze wins ‘Fish Bowl’ grant award

Linda Simmons PCCOC Liaison Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce held its sixth annual “FISH BOWL” Grant Program May 2 at the Green Bank Observatory. Malinda Meck, representing The OutHouse LLC in Green Bank, provided a $500...

Creative young minds celebrated at Evening with the Arts

Marlinton Woman’s Club hosted its annual Evening with the Arts Thursday at the Pocahontas County Opera House. The room was decorated with bouquets of lilacs as guests perused the art show and enjoyed music and...

State Auditor clarifies SRS funding

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer When the Pocahontas County Board of Education met April 29, State Auditor John McCuskey said he would investigate the inconsistency in reported amounts of the Secure Rural Schools funding. In a press release,...

Not all weeds are bad

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer I think Ralph Waldo Emerson’s definition of a weed makes a lot of sense. In 1878, he wrote: “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”  And,...

AmeriCorps volunteers spruce up Cass

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer A group of AmeriCorps volunteers spent last week at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park channeling Tom Sawyer as they painted the fences along the rows of company houses. Unlike Sawyer, though, the...

Solar – a clean take on energy

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Mankind has spent centuries trying to harness the power of the sun and with the evolution of technology, it has become more efficient than ever to use solar energy to power homes...

Watoga Trail Report

Ken Springer Watoga Park Foundation This edition of the Watoga Trail report will be an unabashed, unapologetic, appeal for more volunteers to help maintain the 40-plus miles of trail found throughout the 10,100 wooded acres of...