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Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

This week, I’m including a recent update from the regular session of the 2017 West Virginia Legislature. The following information is a condensed version provided by the West Virginia Municipal League. Home Rule C.S. SB...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Plans are progressing for the town’s 2017 Spring Cleaning. The town’s Haul-Away period will be extended an extra week. This special cleanup will begin Saturday, April 8, with the Free Tire Collection Day at...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

The worst part about being a Papaw is that I only remember one thing at a time. April 4 was the fifth Annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National and Community Service. I may...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Last week’s update on clean-up activities should have included recognition of Glenn Galloway and his Day Report crew. They helped paint the swing-set and fencing at the First Avenue Mini-park. This mostly volunteer effort...

Mayor’s Corner

If you read last week’s Mayor’s Corner, there’s plenty wrong in the world – no arguments here. Yet, unhappy people turn a blind eye to what’s actually right in this world and instead focus...

Water, sewer and ordinances make regular appearance on MTC agenda

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer Mayor Sam Felton began the July 3 Marlinton Town Council meeting by reading a quote from the West Virginia Municpal League’s mission statement: “Strong cities make a strong state. Therefore, the steps...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

At a recent meeting, an attendee spoke about what motivates a person to public service. Another individual spoke from the perspective of being a small town mayor’s son. He recalled the sacrifice his father...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

This past week, I had the privilege of attending the 48th Annual Conference of the West Virginia Municipal League. It was held in Morgantown and attended by many of the state’s 231-member municipalities. I...