MMS focused on positive climate for students

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the board of education LSIC (Local School Improvement Council) meeting Monday night, Marlinton Middle School principal Joe Riley said the staff has invested itself in making the school more of a...

County commission debates Pocahontas Woods takeover

Pocahontas Woods, a non-profit woodworking facility in Marlinton, shut down in August, as its operating expenses outpaced income. The Pocahontas Woods board is considering different options for the disposition of its building on Third...

Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow which is in effect from 11 p.m. Tuesday evening, November 26, through 4 a.m. Thursday, November 28. The warning is for...

Close encounter with the sun

Don’t look now, but the comet of the century has been on a near collision course with our sun. Yes, yes, I know we have all heard that before and then been disappointed with results,...

Commission continues support of One Room University

A pilot program that allows local students to attend college in Marlinton has shown the potential to become a permanent fixture in the community. With the support of City National Bank and the Pocahontas...

PMH finishes year with slight deficit

In a remarkable turnaround, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital (PMH) turned huge budget deficits into its first surplus in years in 2012, when it made a profit of more than $38,000. Although slightly in the red...

Mason Jar Trading Post – gifts with a primitive touch

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer It’s impossible not to be filled with Christmas cheer as you enter the Mason Jar Trading Post in Marlinton. Primitive decorations, snowmen and Christmas trees adorn the entrance of the store. Along with Christmas...

The Bear’s Den opens in Arbovale

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Arbovale couple Herb and Angela Fisher have reopened Ryder’s Restaurant and Convenience Store under the name The Bear’s Den. The Fishers bought the business in the fall and held an official grand opening...