Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Growing pains are a normal part of everyday life and business expansion, in particular. The gas well drilling and pipeline construction in West Virginia is no different. The influx of workers is going on...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Local citizens ask about what goes on at the town office. Most explanations do not effectively tell the story. Last week was a good example. Monday morning began with 129 emails in the inbox....

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

I hope citizens see a certain irony in the advertisement for bids for a trash truck in last week’s paper, which was the same week the trash truck broke down. The dumpsters have been...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

I’ve heard complaints about people having to wait for a hair appointment or for a car repair, and then there’s negative talk about RV parks setting up in the area – something new to...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

“In Doddridge County, officials have seen the economic effects of multiple pipelines that are under construction. The Doddridge County Commission President is on record as saying; ‘When I began, as commissioner 5 1/2 years...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

By now, many of you have seen that the hanging flower baskets on Main Street have been taken down. The plants were the same as dead. Last week, leaves began dropping onto the street....

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Thanks, again, to the Pioneer Days committee, all the volunteers, service providers, participants and all who helped to make Pioneer Days possible. There are too many people to thank individually. So, I won’t try. You...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the American political tradition. We sometimes forget that our country is a work in progress, and is always moving toward a more perfect union. The Declaration...