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Commission allocates hotel/motel tax

The Pocahontas County hotel/motel tax generates roughly a million dollars for the county government every year. The vast majority of those tax proceeds comes from Snowshoe Mountain Resort. State law requires that hotel/motel tax proceeds...

MTC talks water – more and less

Water was the main topic of the Marlinton Town Council meeting Monday night – repairing leaks caused by the recent cold weather and planning for the future. Mayor Joe Smith reported to the council that...

Commission seeks better Internet service

During its January 28 meeting, the Pocahontas County Commission considered sending a letter to state and federal officials, condemning the low quality of Internet service provided by Frontier Communications and requesting their assistance to...

County didn’t feel the heat of propane shortage

It’s up for grabs as to whether it was Mark Twain or his friend, Charles Dudley Warner, who first penned the phrase, “Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” There has...

Former county resident arrested for child pornography

Former Green Bank resident, Samuel K. Leach, 58, of Elkins, was arrested January 13 on a charge of viewing and downloading child pornography on a government owned computer. Leach, who was employed at West Virginia...

Homegrown farmer maintains lifestyle all these years

Winning two awards, back-to-back – the first, 2012 West Virginia Conservation Farmer in the Greenbrier Valley Conservation District and the second, 2013 West Virginia Woman in Agriculture – Arbovale resident Arlene Rexrode has fuel to...

Winter is for the birds – at least some birds

Charleston lawyer Doren Burrell, a guest of the Pocahontas Nature Club, gave a talk on winter birds at the McClintic Public Library in Marlinton Saturday. Adding to his talk from his visit in the spring,...

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...