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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...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Murphy’s Law says; “whatever can go wrong – will go wrong.” On or around August 14, our Virginia neighbors in the town of Monterey were under a state of emergency after their municipal water...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Last week, the topic was “Clean-up as Beautification.” This week, I want to consider how small projects can make a big difference when a community works together. Let’s say you have vacant lots or vacant commercial...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

As of Wednesday, April 4, the Town of Marlinton will have been incorporated for 118 years, or since 1900. Work on the Marlinton Light and Water Company was recorded in council minutes 100 years...

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...

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...

Mayor’s Corner

by Marlinton Mayor Sam Felton Did you know, there is record of at least 310 cemeteries within the boundaries of Pocahontas County? These statistics have been gathered through the efforts of a few persons, with...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

by Sam Felton This week, I take a departure from town business to bring attention to community business. You will see in this week’s paper a Proclamation for March 2017. “March for Meals Month” is intended...