Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

What is going on in America? The opposing viewpoints on issues of our day are poisoning our society. Citizens used to understand the value of work and allowed others to have an opinion. We understood,...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

The construction phase of two Marlinton utility projects is about to begin. Thursday, June 14, is set for the Bid Closing and Award of Bid for the town’s Water Improvement Project. A pre-construction meeting...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

There used to be a restaurant, on the left side of Rt. 39, near the city limit of Richwood. The business had been closed for several years and the building grew into such disrepair...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Eyesores in any community are a little like a squeaky door at your house. If you let it go long enough, you no longer “see” them. Cleaning up visual liabilities is important and will...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Last weekend, I visited my mom’s home place in Barbour County. When grandparents and parents are gone, nothing remains the same. The once quaint and humble home in the middle of the woods was...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

My apologies to the community and visitors who came to Mountain View Cemetery over this past Mother’s Day Weekend. Wet weather had delayed a clean-up of at least one gravesite. Also, days of wet...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Conference calls continued after the Bid Opening for the Water Improvement Project. Negotiations continue with focus on keeping as much of the bid under-run as possible. The results of a meeting in Charleston last...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Monday morning, one week ago, we woke up to rising water in Marlinton. It was another one of those mornings when I wished Jacob Marlin had found a hollow tree on Beard Heights to...