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Durbin moves toward improvement projects

Jason Bauserman Contributing Writer After waiting for nine years, the Town of Durbin was finally approved for a new sewer line system.  Mayor Kenny Lehman made the announcement September 11 at a Durbin Town Council Meeting. The whole project will cost $2.8 million. Lehman and council members were happy to add that grants would cover $2.3 million of the cost.  The United States...

Youth Environmental Program

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the September 10 Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting, county native Beth Henry-Vance addressed the board concerning her new position as the District 3 Coordinator for the Youth Environmental Program (YEP), which is part of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Henry-Vance explained that her district covers 10 counties in the state, including Pocahontas, and she...

Getting the wheels turning for possible IMBA designation

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer With the possibility of receiving an International Mountain Bike Association Ride Center designation in the near future, Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Cara Rose is focused on ensuring county businesses are ready for mountain bikers. “It’s really important to Pocahontas County because mountain biking is such a big component to our tourism product,” Rose...

Cass Harvest Day and Burner Homeplace Open Air Market

THERE WAS A hint of Fall in the air Saturday at the Cass Harvest Day celebration at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and the Burner Homeplace Open Air Market. Crafters, vendors and visitors enjoyed a day of activities including train rides, photo ops with Smokey the Bear and Eddie the Eagle, as well as the kids’ corner face painting, corn husking and...

The end of an era ~ Dr. Soriano retires

Jaynell Graham Editor What have you been doing for the past 42 years? Over that past few weeks, Dr. Luis E. Soriano’s 42-year medical career has been the topic of conversation at several social gatherings, and, as it turns out, he’s been pretty darn busy. Deciding that he needed to retire at some point, he chose August 31 of this year as the...

Bernard Freeland

Bernard Randolph Freeland, age 100, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Bellaire, Texas, passed away peacefully Sunday November 19, 2017. Born September 6, 1917, in Monumental, he was the youngest of four children of the late Enoch R. and Alice Tennent Freeland. Bernard enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941 where he eventually became a navigator of a B-24....

Tina Martin

Tina Marie Martin age 48, of Buckeye, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018, at her home. Born July 28, 1971, at Glen Dale, she was a daughter of James Wilmer and Katherine Myers Shearer. Tina was a nurse’s aide for old Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her daughter Sheena Marie Scott, of Droop; three grandchildren; one brother, Steven...

Denzil Totten

Denzil Clyde Totten, age 95, of Marlinton, went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 14, 2018. He faithfully attended Cochran Creek Baptist Church in Rimel. Born April 8, 1923, in Renick, he was a son of the late Bernard Totten and the late Birdie Nelson Totten. After high school, Denzil worked at Glen L. Martin in...