Highlands Conservancy meets in Marlinton

The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy held its quarterly meeting at McClintic Library in Marlinton last Sunday. Founded in 1965, the non-profit Conservancy is one of the state's oldest environmental activist organizations. Conservancy board members...

GBEMS students leave lasting mark

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Most teachers will agree that students should not write or draw on the walls, but Green Bank Elementary-Middle School art teacher Alison Flegel sees things differently, at least, when it came to...

Durbin Council lends support to fire fee proposal

At the Durbin Town Council meeting November 13, councilmember Mike Vance explained the proposed fire fee county fire departments presented at a recent county commission meeting. Vance, who is also a member of the...

Special Session, but no budget

At the Capitol Phil Kabler For the WVPA Legislators ended the first week of a special session May 20 without a plan to close a $270 million funding gap in the 2016-17 state budget, but with assurances...

MMS archers to participate in world competition

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer It was a joyous afternoon at the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting Monday, as Superintendent Terrence Beam and Marlinton Middle School principal Joe Riley informed the board that the middle school...

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...

Litter a growing problem in Pocahontas County

It boggles the mind how anyone can intentionally degrade the natural beauty of Pocahontas County, but that's what thousands of people do when they throw litter and dump trash into the landscape. According to...

Attention Marlinton Water Customers

The Town of Marlinton continues to experience severe water problems. The Town and the State's Rural Water Association is working to locate and repair the problem. Customers may experience low water pressure or no...
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