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Vehicle accident leads to multi-state investigation

Jaynell Graham Editor Detectives from the Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police – Marlinton Detachment will work together to investigate events surrounding a single vehicle accident. The accident occurred Sunday near Thornwood, about...

Experience Monongahela National Forest

David Lillard WV Rivers Coalition If you are looking for a chance to shake off winter and enjoy the special places of the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia Rivers Coalition’s Best of Birthplace weekend might be...

Williams River Road open to through travel

Williams River Road (Forest Road 86) on the Gauley Ranger District in Monongahela National Forest is now fully open to motor vehicle use, with certain safety measures in place. Previously, a portion of the...

Marlinton man served in Europe and Pacific in WWII

After defeating the armies of Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers, thousands of U.S. soldiers barely got to celebrate before getting sent to fight another war. Herbert McClure, of Marlinton, was one of those...

The sarvisberry tree ~ a harbinger of spring

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer After waiting for it for so long, it seems like when spring finally comes to our mountains, it comes overnight.  You can watch the trees getting ready to bud for weeks and...

Bussard pleads guilty to second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter

Jaynell Graham Editor A change of plea hearing in the case the State of West Virginia vs. Aaron Joseph Bussard was held July 17 in the Pocahontas County Circuit Court before the Honorable Judge Jennifer P....

Williams River Road update

Julie Fosbender, USFS The Williams River Road is not open to through traffic (e.g. from the Highland Scenic Highway all the way downstream to Dyer) because of a big slide just downstream of the Three...

Celebrating National Nursing Home Week

Members of the Green Bank Senior Choir lifted their voices at Pocahontas Center last Wednesday – and encouraged residents to do the same. The choir helped to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. Choir members...