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Portion of Waybright Road to be renamed

Tim Walker AMR The July 17 Pocahontas County Commission meeting was short, but it was productive for a group of citizens who live on Waybright Road. It seemed just about the whole neighborhood turned out for...

Rip VanWinkle may have been right

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer “Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal, underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.”~ Anne Morrow Lindberg During what I called the...

Commission hears good news about tourism revenue

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer The Pocahontas County Commission addressed a brief slate of business at its meeting Tuesday morning, and they received good news from the 2017- 2018 annual report from Pocahontas County Convention and...

Boil WaterAdvisory canceled

The Town of Marlinton has canceled the Boil Water Notice for the Brownsburg/Brush Country area effective January 9 until further notice.

‘An old loner’ shares his story

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Harry Simmons was born in Staunton, Virginia, in 1928. According to my calculations, that makes him a grand age of 90 years old this year. I recently visited with him at Pocahontas...

SBA funds MIP grant for GBEMS

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer A week before his planned vacation, Pocahontas County Superintendent of Schools Terrence Beam received good news from the West Virginia School Building Authority. The Major Improvements Project for repairs at Green...

Kids Rock after-school program

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Kids Rock, an after-school group, meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. at Marlinton United Methodist Church. This group of 42 kids, from first through fifth grades, get together to sing, play...

Youth Environmental Program

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the September 10 Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting, county native Beth Henry-Vance addressed the board concerning her new position as the District 3 Coordinator for the Youth Environmental Program (YEP),...