A man on a mission to save animals

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Joel Rosenthal, of Beard, has one mission in life – to protect and save injured or orphaned wild animals in Pocahontas County. In the 15 years he has lived here, Rosenthal has...

Never forget the purpose of Memorial Day

Sam Felton Mayor Town of Marlinton This Memorial Day holiday weekend, I wish you all well. School is about out. Summer is busy. New high school graduates make plans for college in the fall. Families begin vacations. Many plan their cookouts and...

Alpha Matter is Fish Bowl winner

Linda Simmons COC Liaison The Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce held its fourth “Fish Bowl” Grant Program May 4 at the Marlinton Municipal Building, with 37 people in attendance. The Snowshoe Foundation provided a $500...

DNA testing has gone to the dogs

Jaynell Graham Editor While DNA testing and genealogy research is on the rise, it’s a science that isn’t just for humans anymore. DNA testing has come to the canine world, as well. Some of the best pets come...

BOE thanks student rep for a job well done

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting Monday afternoon, the board said farewell to one student representative and welcomed two new ones. Pocahontas County High School senior Kayla Gibson gave her last...

Ag Lab teaches students importance of agriculture

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer   It would be impossible to take students to visit the various farming operations and agricultural facilities in West Virginia, so the Farm Bureau created the Ag Lab – a mobile laboratory where...

Scam Alert

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital has been notified that its telephone numbers have been and are being used as part of a caller identification (caller ID) spoofing scam. The caller asks for personal credit card...

Marlinton Council deals with its inheritance

Jaynell Graham Editor Monday night’s Marlinton Town Council meeting started out with public input from Clean Cow co-owner Jamie Strauss expressing her concern about proposed increased water rates with regard to the upgrade to the town’s...