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Free Award winning curriculum workshop for local educators The USDA Forest Service is teaming up with Project EduBat, an award winning educational science program, to host a free workshop for local educators. The workshop will...

DTC turns attention to neglected projects

Jason Bauserman Contributing Writer Several projects in Durbin that have been neglected for decades are now receiving attention. At the October 10 Durbin Town Council meeting, Mayor Kenny Lehman and council had the third and final reading...

No flooding expected

Pocahontas County Homeland Security advises residents to be aware that some creeks or small streams may have risen due to rainfall over the last few days. However, the National Weather Service has not issued...

MMS working together for high achievements

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the Pocahontas County Board of Education Local School Improvement Council meeting Monday afternoon at Marlinton Middle School, the staff and students shared their excitement over the recent release of test score...

Newsome indicted for first degree murder

Jaynell Graham Editor According to News4 JAX in Jacksonville, Florida, Erica Newsome, 37, has been indicted by a grand jury for first degree murder in the death of her 11 year old daughter, Kayelea Plummer. She...

‘My Side of the Mountain’ ~ Inspiration for a new generation of readers

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Judging by the energy and attentiveness of the students who attended the “My Side of the Mountain” workshop at the Yew Mountain Center, I’d have to say it was a resounding...

Commission addresses short, but interesting agenda

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer The Pocahontas County Commission addressed a brief, but diverse slate of issues at Tuesday morning’s meeting. Commissioners approved a suggestion by Cassie Lawson of the Region 4 Planning and Development to allow...

Fourth Circuit Court grants stay ~ ACP responds

Jaynell Graham Editor The Fourth Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals issued a stay September 24 with regard to Special Use Permits issued by the National Forest Service for construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline through...