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Temporary Road Closure

Department of Highways District Engineer James Rossi advises that there will be a temporary closure to traffic along Pocahontas County Route 28/29, also known as the Thornwood Road, beginning Monday, January 27, and continuing through Monday, February 10. This will be a 24-hour closure for soil nail work, beginning at milepost 1.00 and ending at milepost 1.3. There will be no through traffic during these repairs. Motorists will need to use an alternate route.

Behavioral Health Clinic opens on Duncan Road

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The building that housed Dr. Luis Soriano’s medical practice is once again serving as a center for health with the opening of the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health Clinic. At its open house January 17, visitors were encouraged to take a tour of the upgraded facility and meet...

Watoga Trail Report

Ken Springer Watoga Park Foundation The African American experience in Pocahontas County A number of articles have been written about the “Old Town of Watoga,” a phrase that refers to the sawmill town that prospered for more than a decade in the first years of the 20th century. Much can be said...

Capturing the county’s beauty

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer As a way to enjoy the sites of Pocahontas County, superintendent of schools Terrence Beam enlisted Pocahontas County High School art teacher Diana Nelson and her students to create artwork for the the walls at the board office. “The original idea was to actually go to the location...

Salt Rising Bread still rises here

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer These days, in many parts of Appalachia, there are people who know nothing about one of the most interesting breads ever baked – a true Appalachian creation – salt rising bread. Pocahontas County should be proud that we still have quite a few people who produce this...

Wilfong reinstated as magistrate

Jaynell Graham Editor Carrie Wilfong returned to her duties as Pocahontas County Magistrate Friday, January 10, having been reinstated to her position by order of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Wilfong was suspended from her duties on February 27, 2019; without pay as of March 2, 2019. The following order...

Census jobs available

The 2020 census will soon be collecting data used to determine West Virginia’s representation in Congress, as well as how funds are spent in our community on things such as roads, schools and hospitals. The census form contains a total of 10 questions. Angela Hellms (above), a recruiter for...

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School system increasing medical staff for student safety

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Schools have become much more than just places to learn. They are a social network, an extended family and sometimes, a doctor’s...

Commission discusses PMH renovation and expansion 

Tim Walker AMR Report At a special Pocahontas County Commission meeting December 27, a lively discussion was held between the commissioners, hospital staff and a representative from...

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PCFPB acquires two conservation easements

Amy Maloney PCFPB Director The Pocahontas County Farmland Protection Board (PCFPB) recently acquired two conservation easements under the West Virginia Voluntary Farmland Protection Act.   On November 18,...

BOE optimistic about future of SRS funding

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting December 17 at Hillsboro Elementary School, superintendent Terrence Beam shared some good news concerning...

Snowshoe Foundation spreads Christmas cheer with annual Toy Drive

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer The Family Resource Network took delivery of $1,000 worth of toys last Tuesday for its Project Christmas. The toys are a...

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DTC begins infrastructure paperwork

Jason Bauserman Contributing Writer Details for the town Christmas celebration was the main focus of the December 10 Durbin Town Council meeting. The parade was...

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