A good general understands the capabilities of his weapons and uses them to maximum advantage. A good football coach does the same thing with his players.
Rattlesnakes seem to be following their prey to water during a recent dry spell. Two timber rattlers were seen near Knapps Creek on Saturday, a two-footer near Devil's Backbone and a three-footer, pictured, a few miles north of Minnehaha Springs.
The operator of a garbage collection company asked Marlinton town council for compensation for five lost garbage contracts at the council meeting Monday evening.
High Rocks Academy students, staff and alumni welcomed visitors and celebrated with good music and good food during the fourth annual Nettlefest at the Hillsboro school on Saturday.
Snowshoe sewage customers voiced strong support for a decentralized sewage system at the Public Service District (PSD) board meeting Tuesday evening.
The debate over different sewage system designs has made adversaries of Snowshoe homeowners and resort management.
PCHS sophomore Wes Felton made Pocahontas County proud when he was selected as the Gatorade Standout Player of the Week for his team at the conclusion of the Cal Ripken, Jr. baseball training camp on July 22.
Geologist Kenneth Ashton, with the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, gave a tour of the geology of Watoga State Park on July 20. Ashton explained that rocks get younger in West Virginia as you travel from east to west and the group saw examples during the outing.
Theresa Halterman hands off a cake to winner Nick Gum during a benefit cakewalk at Dunmore Community Center on July 23. The event raised $500 to help pay for PCHS star infielder Steve Halterman's attendance at the Under Armour baseball camp in August.
A group of B-F-D area residents is planning a living history event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Civil War fighting that occurred in the area.
Ira "Buck" Turner, Cookie Turner and their granddaughter Abby stand next to a 2011 Camaro they won in the first-ever Warrior Wampum raffle on July 23.
Durbin elected officials and the town's largest employer recently spoke out against dissolution of the municipality.
Despite chilly, drizzly weather - unusual for mid-July - hundreds of bikers made the pilgrimage to the mountaintop resort for the weekend rally. The future of the event is in doubt because the resort will host a Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders convention next summer in mid-July.
During his successful campaign, Marlinton Mayor Joe Smith said that clean up of nuisance properties would be one of his top priorities. During his first council meeting as mayor on July 11, Smith heard a complaint about an alleged nuisance property in the Riverside neighborhood.
Snowshoe Mountain, Inc. asked the Public Service Commission (PSC) to cancel evaluation of a multi-plant sewage system to serve the resort and surrounding areas.
Shavers Fork Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Kelly Bostian helps teach a class in the use of an automated external defibrilator (AED) to Nebraska Beverage and Erica Beverage during a public safety class at Linwood Library on Saturday.