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Severe Cold Weather Update

The National Weather Service update today focused on the extreme cold temperatures and wind chill issues that will be impacting our area over the next 48 hours. Beginning this afternoon, cold temperatures, coupled with...

BOE enters partnership with FSU to recruit new teachers

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer In an effort to ensure all teaching positions are filled by qualified teachers, the Pocahontas County Board of Education entered into an agreement with Fairmont State University to implement the Teacher-In- Residence...

Celebrating traditions at Cranberry Shindig

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer People made their way in droves to Cranberry Mountain Nature Center Sunday for the annual Cranberry Shindig, where traditions of the mountains are celebrated. Tents popped up in every direction around the center,...

Spanish students sizzle at Foreign Language Festival

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Pocahontas County High School Spanish students shared their knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures at the annual Foreign Language Festival Saturday. The event included a savory and dessert cooking competition, poster and 3-D project showcase...

Governor Tomblin issues Statewide State of Preparedness

Governor urges all West Virginians to take steps to say safe during potential severe weather Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has issued a statewide “State of Preparedness,” mobilizing state resources to help keep West Virginians...

Flaw discovered in Marlinton water plant design

Marlinton Council held a special meeting on Monday evening to act on the second reading of a bond ordinance, which will allow the town to borrow up to $405,000 for design work on upgrades...

Exotic animals visit MES

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer It was a zoo at Marlinton Elementary School Friday as presenters and four of their animal friends, from Barn Hill Preserve, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, gave a program for the students. Public speaker...

They’re SADD – and it’s a good thing

Five seniors at Pocahontas County High School are taking a stand against bad decisions. As the officers of SADD – Students Against Destructive Decisions – president Ally Dunbrack, vice president Steven Simmons, vice president and...