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The hills are alive with the sounds of bluegrass

Allegheny Echoes is more than a week-long “camp” of music instruction. It is a living history, a reunion and an inspiration. It only takes one visit to the tents around Marlinton Motor Inn to be bitten by the music bug. Whether you’ve fiddled around with a musical instrument all your life or you are a newcomer, when the notes...

Tourists and locals enjoy Little Levels Heritage Fair

The sleepy little town of Hillsboro came bustling to life last weekend for the 17th Annual Little Levels Heritage Fair. For the second year in a row, the fair was held on the spacious grounds surrounding the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace. The fair kicked off on Friday with a barbecue, live music, arts and crafts, and the traditional Fireman's Parade....

Warriors excelling in summer b-ball

The Pocahontas County High School Warriors basketball team has been tearing up the summer practice circuit. The Warriors are allowed to practice and hold scrimmages, called camp shootouts, until the Fourth of July. Coach Tim McClung said a recent trip to Charmco for a shootout went very well. “We've been practicing three days a week and then we've been attending camp...

DRS provides for county

The Snowshoe Career Center in Marlinton is much more than a place to find assistance when seeking employment. It also offers space to other services, including the Division of Rehabilitation Services. While the main office for DRS is in Charleston, it has 31 field offices throughout the state. Counselor Ginny Ramos works out of the Lewisburg office, as well as...

Magistrate Court

According to Magistrate Court records, the following individuals were either arrested or had activity in their cases. Troy Lee Williams, 33, of Hinton, appeared in court June 25 on charges of six counts of manufacturing a schedule I and II narcotic, manufacturing a schedule IV narcotic and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $105,000. Jack Edwin Cummins, 50,...

Carte starts works as public defender

The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution orders that all criminal defendants have the right to defense counsel. But not all criminal defendants can afford to pay a lawyer. In order to provide indigent defendants with counsel and a fair trial, the state provides lawyers for those too poor to pay. In West Virginia, non-profit public defender corporations, each with a...

Jonese walking 100 miles for the troops

While most of us will be celebrating Independence Day with a cookout, fireworks and parades, Davis & Elkins College senior and Green Bank native Lakota Jonese will be walking. As a way to raise awareness about veterans’ needs and to honor the sacrifices of the men and women who served in the military, Jonese plans to leave Elkins July 4...

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