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The worst is over

According to Pocahontas County Emergency Management Director Michael O'Brien, the National Weather Service in Charleston predicts an 11-foot crest on the Greenbrier River at Buckeye. The river raised from three feet this morning to...

Monticello honors Jefferson’s birthday

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer This Friday, April 13, will mark Thomas Jefferson’s 275th birthday.  Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, and served as this country’s third president – 1801 to 1809. The founding father was born April...

Commission cuts funding for libraries, parks

The Pocahontas County Commission didn't take much time to decide how to provide hotel/motel tax money to two more groups in 2015. Following a recommendation by Commissioner Jamie Walker, the Commission simply cut all...

Green Bank Gallery offering stained glass class in May

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The Green Bank Gallery will host a stained glass class with instructor David Houser May 18 through 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Durbin Community Library. Thursday and Friday will feature...

Special election set for October 7

Jaynell Graham Editor Governor Jim Justice has called for a special election for voters to decide on a constitutional amendment. The Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017, if passed, would provide for the improvement and construction...

Green Bank Post Office reduces hours

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The United States Postal Service has reduced the hours of another Pocahontas County Post Office, at Green Bank. In January, Dunmore Post Office reduced its hours to four hours, five days a week....

Circuit Court News

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Court Clerk Connie Carr, the following cases were heard September 3 before the Honorable Judge Richard E. Richardson: In arraignment hearings: David Wayne Cassell, 23, of Cass, pleaded not guilty to...

911 dispatcher answers call about her son

Calm, cool and collected – the unofficial motto of all 911 dispatchers. On June 7, Highland County dispatcher Jerri VanReenen, formerly of Pocahontas County, stuck to that motto in the face of a call...