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Journey to better broadband takes time, patience and perseverance

Jaynell Graham Editor The West Virginia Legislature established a Governor appointed Broadband Enhancement Council in 2015 to address the need for better broadband service to many areas in the state, especially rural counties. The 13-member council has...

Caution – Repair work on Williams River Road

Over the next three weeks the Williams River Road (Forest Road 86) on the Gauley Ranger District in Monongahela National Forest will be undergoing temporary repairs on an intermittent basis. Traffic may be delayed...

Commission distributes 2016 Hotel/Motel tax

Cailey Moore Staff Writer Last Tuesday's Pocahontas County Commission meeting garnered a full house as representatives from numerous nonprofit organizations gathered in anticipation of the 2016 Hotel/Motel tax allotments. Each organization was given an opportunity to speak,...

MMS archers to participate in world competition

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer It was a joyous afternoon at the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting Monday, as Superintendent Terrence Beam and Marlinton Middle School principal Joe Riley informed the board that the middle school...

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...

Coursera going strong and expanding

Coursera, a revolutionary online learning center, continues to grow - and it's no wonder why. Coursera offers top quality online college classes free of charge. Students do not receive college credits, but receive a...

A Christmas Message

Let It Be Rev. John McDonald Interim Minister Marlinton Presbyterian Church It’s an obvious understatement to say we live in a day of great fear. The language of “terror” has become the motivating mantra of our day. I...

Winter Weather Advisory

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Christmas Eve until 9 a.m. Christmas Day Snow is expected, so be prepared for slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches,...