Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

My perspective last week on small-town living made me want to add something about small town planning this week. What is small town planning? The phrase itself reads like an oxymoron. “Planning” implies control. There...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Please note: This weekly column is called The Mayor’s Corner for a reason. The items of interest that I submit to The Pocahontas Times for publication are my own comments about situations or items of...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Small Town Living It’s that time of year again.  The Thanksgiving holiday with family get-togethers and feasting has given way to the season of Advent and the celebration of Christmas. The Christmas Parade last Friday evening...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

What does the mayor do? Some days – he just puts puzzles together – all day. For instance: Water theft happens in different ways. A couple of weeks ago, I reported issues that have happened with water...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

When theft occurs, it costs other customers I read an article last week about West Virginia American Water. Some of its words tell our story. They are taking steps to crack down on water service theft. Some...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Don’t forget Veterans Day In The Holy Bible, Philippians 1:3 tells us: I thank my God every time I remember you. That is good instruction for each of us, as we prepare to commemorate Veterans Day. This...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

The Golden Rule has long been the gold standard for conduct. Our actions speak even louder than our words. Disagreement is not an excuse to be unreasonable. The process should not be more important...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

NOTICE For those who missed it last week: Halloween Trick or Treat night in Marlinton is set for Tuesday, October 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. FYI/Water Plant Operations If you are a user of the...