Forest Service issues Final Decision to permit the ACP route on national forests

The USDA Forest Service issued a final record of decision (ROD) Friday to authorize the use of National Forest System lands for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project (ACP Project), and approve project-specific amendments for...

Fanning recognized as an Outstanding Democrat of the Year

United States Senator Joe Manchin, III joined with Democratic leaders from throughout West Virginia in honoring Rachel Fanning, of Slaty Fork, as one of West Virginia’s Outstanding Democrats of the Year. This Outstanding...

Marlinton Woman’s Club keeps its promise

Jaynell Graham Editor Four years ago, the Marlinton Woman’s Club made a commitment of $5,000 to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s Capital Improvement Campaign. This pledge was to be paid in increments of $1,000 per year over a...

From the forest to the gallery

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer Some people wear more than one hat – take Cynthia Sandeno, for example. Or maybe I should say, “Cindy Sandeno,” as she tells me that once she gets to know someone, she...

Stream cleanup is strictly hands-on effort

Jaynell Graham Editor A lot of work has been going on in and along streams in Pocahontas County, with some of the results being more visable than others. One need only take a drive on Rt....

County commission ~ all in a day’s work

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer The Pocahontas County Commission took up several issues of interest to the people of Pocahontas County at its meeting Tuesday morning. The commission voted to approve an order establishing rules, regulations and...

Hillsboro Library hosts book signing

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Most authors create characters, plots and locations as they write, taking the reader on a journey. For New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb, it’s the real stories that interest her. McCrumb,...

A Panther’s Revenge

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer I won’t say I believe ghost stories, but once upon a time, many of our ancestors did.  These hardy mountain folk survived a harsh life in the wilderness, when homesteading meant surviving...