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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...

Ten books for Christmas reading

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Christmas in Absaroka County by Craig Johnson For fans of modern Westerns, my two favorite authors are C.J. Box, who writes the Joe Pickett series, and Craig Johnson, who has written the...

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...

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...

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...

‘Old Christmas’ and wives’ tales

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer For those of you who remember something about “Old Christmas” and its peculiarities, these old wives tales will seem familiar. But for those of you to whom these superstitions are new,...

Grand Jury hands up indictments in 13 cases

Jaynell Graham Editor According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the December Grand Jury convened Tuesday and handed up indictments against the following individuals: Gary Cool, 34, of Monterville, one count, possession with intent to deliver...

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....