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In praise of the Tamale

Ken Springer Contributing Writer Although the first pizza shop made it from Italy to the United States in 1905, it was the 1960s before it was a popular dish here. Why? Because it was considered a...

George Washington, the farmer

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer     “I’d rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” “Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.” “In short I shall begrudge no reasonable expence...

Maple syrup time

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Okay, I’ll grant you, maple syrup may not technically be a health food – it is, after all, pretty sweet – but it can be a good alternative to the empty...

Watoga Trail Report

Ken Springer Watoga Park Foundation State of the Park ~ 2020 and beyond For the uninitiated, the thought of managing a state park may conjure up visions of spending your days walking on woodland trails and talking...

MTC addresses plans and options for the future

Jaynell Graham Editor   Marlinton Town Council had a long, non-controversial agenda at Monday night’s meeting. In the public input portion of the evening, David White with Grow Appalachia, presented a proposal for a community garden for downtown...

BOE considers future of athletic trainer position

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the January 28 Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting, the board was asked to consider the possibility of creating an athletic trainer position for Pocahontas County High School sports. PCHS athletic director...

Commission hears reports, approves contributions

Tim Walker AMR Reporter Carol Bush with the U.S. Census Bureau briefed the Pocahontas County Commission about the 2020 Census process Tuesday. She said they are still hiring census workers. Letters will be mailed to...

Watoga Trail Report

Ken Springer Watoga Park Foundation What’s in a Namesake? The folks who named Cacapon State Park had no doubt as to the name’s source and its meaning. They suffer no cognitive dissonance over there in the Eastern...

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