Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

The economic health of a country is determined by labor productivity. In layman’s terms, it is the value of the work a worker completes in an average hour, to produce GDP. As more and...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Correction: Last week, I incorrectly stated 13 years, when I recognized The One Room University (ORU), in Marlinton. The actual statement should have read six years and 13 semesters have been successfully completed. What was...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Last Thursday, I had the good pleasure of attending the 23rd Annual Eighth Grade Business Luncheon, which was held at the Mountain Lodge Conference Center at Snowshoe. The original idea for this program was...

Mayor’s Corner

Christmas and winter decorations should be in place by end of this week. I attended the public meeting at Green Bank Observatory last week. Also, for your information, I delivered a letter in support of...

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

Plans for the Autumn Harvest Festival and Roadkill Cook-off are in progress. Thanks to the committee members who make it all happen. We look forward to the big day, Saturday, September 30. Create Your...

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

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...