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Freeze Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for late Saturday night, October 4, into Sunday morning. Temperatures will be between 27 and 32 degrees. These conditions will kill crops, plants and other sensitive vegetation.

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...

Don’t forget to submit a bear tooth

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Sometimes the smallest part of an animal contains the most information about its life. Take the black bear for instance: the average adult bear is 240 pounds, yet, the first premolar tooth...

Mushroom Foray ~ a colorful event

Erica Marks Contributing Writer The hunters fanned out through the forest, scanning the ground and trees for colorful inhabitants. Yellows, reds, purples, pure whites, blacks, and every variety of browns were plucked by fungus enthusiasts at...

Homegrown care – Three professionals return home to practice medicine

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home,” and three young women took that sentiment to heart when it came time to begin their careers as medical...

Durbin Council talks trash

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the regular Durbin Town Council meeting June 15, councilmembers discussed con- cerns about trash collection in town. Council received a bill from the Pocahontas County landfill in the amount of $480.15 for...

Bringing Marlinton up to code

Cailey Moore Staff Writer Change is happening in Marlinton, and for Code Enforcement Officer Dave Watkins, the focus has shifted toward dilapidated buildings, abandoned vehicles and 911 address issues throughout the town, as well as combating...

Arbogast named PCHS Teacher of the Month

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Pocahontas County High School recognized special education teacher Darlene Arbo- gast as November Teacher of the Month. When Arbogast left her position at Hillsboro Elementary School to become special education teacher at PCHS...