Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

One year ago, I shared information from the West Virginia Municipal League. It was reported that as many as one in 16 properties in West Virginia is identified as vacant or abandoned. The job...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

By now, I imagine many are asking themselves,  “Where did summer go?” One thing is for sure. The days are getting shorter and the evenings cooler. That means it is time for the 2018 WV...

Mayor’s Corner

The work at the town office is a marathon, and not a sprint. One year after some of the present projects were first put into play, the work goes on. The update for this week...

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...

Mayor’s Corner

As most of you know, the Marlinton July 4th activities were canceled. GoMarlinton had planned to dip ice-cream and the Chamber of Commerce planned to give away free watermelon. Lord willing, we’ll try again...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Then the Lord said, “If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first sign, they may believe the second.” For unto you is born this day in the city of David a...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

I had intended to get into specifics this week with regard to “proposed” water rate increases. But, due to schedules and other distractions, I have not obtained some of the information that is needed....

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...