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It’s time for blueberries

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer July is national Blueberry Month, a designation I am more than happy to celebrate. I love blueberries. Apparently, I am in good company. They have, since colonial times, been one of Americans’ favorite fruits. The...

Remembering the fallen

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day.” The tradition of “decorating” the graves of soldiers who had died during the Civil War. One account states that on April 25, 1866, a group of...

Temporary road closure

The Division of Highways advises that there will be a temporary closure of Pocahontas County Route 29, known as Lobelia Road, near Droop Mountain State Park, beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, July 23. The...

A chilly start for sports

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer With the opening ceremony of the winter Olympics, millions of proud Americans were probably sitting at home, cheering for our Team USA athletes as they entered the stadium in Pyeong Chang,...

Commission addresses short agenda

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer At its Tuesday morning meeting, Pocahontas County Com- missioners approved a request from Joe Emmereth, of the Emergency Management office, to use a pre-approved $5,000 reimbursement grant from the U.S. Homeland...

DRS offers free services for vision impaired

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Helping those with vision impairments is one of the most important works of Lions Club International. Last Tuesday, the Durbin Lions Club learned about services provided through the West Virginia Division of...

Give back while shopping

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation relies on generous donations from all over the world to maintain the beloved Stulting and Sydenstricker homes in Hillsboro. Now, there is an easy way to make...

Signs and tales in the garden

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Seems like only yesterday, we were dealing with the snows of April, but now we’re mowing lawns and getting ready to plant our gardens. Planting time brings to mind the old wive’s...