Williams River Road closed for emergency repair work

The Monongahela National Forest has closed a section of the Williams River Road (Forest Road 86) to all motor vehicle use until critical repairs are completed and the road has been made safe to...

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...

BOE makes plans for worst case scenarios

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer School shootings and crisis situations are never an easy topic to discuss, but at the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, Shawn Dunbrack, of the West Virginia Department of Homeland...

MTC approves temporary RV variances

Jaynell Graham Editor Marlinton Town Council held a special meeting last Tuesday night to address the issue of a temporary variance to the town’s ordinance which currently restricts RV parking within town limits to 30 days...

Road Closure

The Division of Highways has announced the planned temporary closure of Pocahontas County Route 1, Back Mountain Road, beginning Monday, August 20 and continuing through Saturday, August 25, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m....

Dog Days of summer called us to the swimming hole

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer The Old Farmer's Almanac tells us that Dog Days are the 40 days beginning on July 3 and ending on August 11.  The term "Dog Days" comes to us from the Greeks...

Strictly business at commission meeting

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer West Virginia State Auditor J.B. McCuskey addressed the Pocahontas County Commission at Tuesday morning’s meeting, and introduced the commission to the state’s new website, wvcheck book.gov. This site will give the...

BOE discusses school renovations

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, board members held a discussion concerning replacement of the fire alarm systems at Marlinton Elementary and Marlinton Middle schools. The systems are in...