The National Radio Astronomy Observatory sprawls across nearly 2,700 acres in Pocahontas County.
Clayton Irvine, senior at Pocahontas County High School, has been long-distance running for about four years now. Irvine has participated in organized half-marathons and 5Ks in the past, but recently ran his first full marathon at Harpers Ferry.
A "Short" Story of the Battle of Droop Mountain
Many thanks to all the re-enactors, Tim Glaser, and all the staff at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, especially superintendent Mike Smith (narrator)
The Warriors hammered the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs, 42-6, to a roaring homecoming crowd Friday night. The squad performed admirably in the lop-sided victory, according to Warrior head coach Chris Sutton.
Michael Sheets, of Huntersville, said he was always interested in Civil War history, even as a kid.
“There's a Civil War cemetery there on my mom's property by the house where I grew up,” said Sheets. “That had a lot to do with it, wondering about who those people were.”
The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal work program developed in 1933 that focused on putting unemployed young men to work during the Great Depression. The CCC was a part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program.
Pocahontas County attracts anglers from all over the world. The trout program generates millions of dollars in West Virginia through license sales and trout stamps.
Attendees had a chance to experience a little bit of Chinese culture at the annual Moon Festival on Sunday at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace.
It's likely you'll see a new smiling face at the Marlinton Post Office next time you drop off a letter or check your box.
Janice Goode, of Hillsboro, was recently promoted to postmaster at the facility after Donna Cooke retired earlier this year.
The nationwide Red Ribbon Week initiative aims to encourage families to talk about drug use prevention. This year, the 27th annual Red Ribbon Week is hosting a contest for families who will decorate their homes relating to this year's theme, “The Best Me is Drug Free.”
AT&T cellular service has been temporarily scaled back on Snowshoe Mountain. According to Mike Holstine, business manager at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the service provider began a revision of all of its cellular distribution towers about three years ago.
The playground at Marlinton Elementary School is getting some attention from local volunteers.
AmeriCorps volunteer Dana Lehman said the project is part of a statewide initiative.
He definitely does not look like a poet. Or a nurse. More like a biker or bear hunter — but looks can be deceiving.
Snowshoe resident and rate-payer Ira Maupin read a letter, on behalf of area resident Bob Forrest, in support of Waste Water Management, Inc. and engineer Dr. David Rigby, at the Public Service District's regular monthly meeting.
Marlinton Town Council members addressed a busy agenda Monday night at its regular monthly meeting.
In the mayor's report, Mayor Joe Smith said there was a major sewage problem at Fran Manor a few months ago.