The rear tires ofﾠ this tractor trailer caught fire and set part of its load of hardwood on fire, as well. Marlinton and Shavers Fork firefighters responded to the scene, near Crooked Fork, six miles south of Slaty Fork on Route 219, about 2:30 p.m on July 1.
During the June 29 Pocahontas Public Service District (PSD) board meeting, contract engineer Jonathan Carpenter, of Thrasher Engineering, presented his evaluation of a third-party sewage system design for the Snowshoe area.
If you're behind in your green box fees, this might be a good time to get paid up.
At its meeting on June 30, the Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) voted to take legal action against some customers behind in their green box payments.
During late 1861 to spring 1862, residents of northern Pocahontas County found themselves in a 10-mile wide twilight zone when Union troops occupied Cheat Mountain and Confederates dug in on Allegheny Mountain.
The Pocahontas County Commission hosted a public forum on Monday evening at Marlinton's Opera House to hear comments on the need for a county comprehensive plan and zoning. Commissioner Martin Saffer moderated the event and introduced each speaker.
The Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department responded to an 11:45 p.m. alarm Friday night and hastened to the scene of a structure fire on Back Mountain Road, approximately five miles from the intersection with Route 219.
For the fourth year in a row, Snowshoe Mountain Resort hosted "the toughest race in America" - the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) motorcycle and ATV races. The Snowshoe event is the ninth and most difficult of the 13-race GNCC series, America's largest off-road racing series.
Protection of cold water trout streams from warm water effluent was the reason for a special meeting of the Pocahontas Public Service District (PSD) on June 15.
Nine distinguished visitors arrived at Elk Springs Resort on June 11. All combat veterans, seriously wounded in action, the visitors came for a weekend on the Elk River to relax and catch some fish. Two wives also were able to attend.
Beautiful music drifted through the mountain air around Marlinton this week, as Allegheny Echoes entered its 14th season of teaching and preserving Appalachian music and writing.
The Pocahontas County Public Service District (PSD) board followed the advice of wastewater manager Lloyd Coleman and committed funds to repair several wastewater systems at the PSD's Silver Creek and Village sewage plants.
Two veterans of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) visited Watoga State Park on Saturday, along with family, friends and visitors, to celebrate their time in the historic work relief program and commemorate its massive accomplishments.
Marlinton councilmembers said unsafe, ramshackle buildings pose a serious danger to town residents and a potential disaster for the town's finances.
Councilmember Louise Barnisky said during the council's June 9 meeting that the buildings are especially dangerous for children.
Since 1960, Boy Scouts from across the country have converged on the Buckskin Scout Reservation at Dilley's Mill to build fires, camp out, paddle boats, tell ghost stories and learn important lessons about teamwork and leadership.
The West Virginia Army National Guard, West Virginia State Police and Shavers Fork Fire and Rescue conducted a readiness drill at Snowshoe last Friday to evaluate their ability to respond to a domestic terror attack.