Marlinton smolders

The smoldering ruins of the Old Bank Building in Marlinton re-ignited Monday morning, helped by breezy, dry conditions. Marlinton VFD brought a tanker truck to the scene and started hosing down the ruins at...

School Bites/Bytes

By Lisa Dennison For some reason I cannot keep up with the National Days in which we celebrate things. Like a few weeks ago my 26-year-old daughter Keri sent a group text to her siblings...

Role of Women in Civil War Commemoration topic in Huntersville

The West Virginia Humanities Council established its Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau in 2011 to help organizations strengthen their programs related to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and birth of the Mountain State. Since...

Marlinton ONTRAC gets organized

A group of dedicated volunteers got together about five years ago to brainstorm ideas on how to make Marlinton a better place to live, work and visit. The group became GoMarlinton and achieved results...

‘Stupid’ costs TOM time and money

Jaynell Graham Editor   At Monday night’s Marlinton Town Council Meeting, Mayor Sam Felton gave a detailed report about progress that has been made and problems that have been dealt with in the past month.  While improvements in...

Filmmakers return to county to film dark comedy

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The creators of the Cass-based film “Angel’s Perch” have returned to Pocahontas County to film the dark comedy “Auld Lang Syne,” at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Penned by Kimberly Dilts, the script began in...

Artist Spotlight: decorative, but functional local wares

Cailey Moore Staff Writer Pottery is an age-old tradition – a tradition that, much like the traditions of Appalachia, are born of necessity and survival. Over time, these traditions have changed – transforming from a common practice...