PSD member expects to have hearing
Mecks will stay in Green Bank, expand to Highland County
A Green Bank man has petitioned the Circuit Court of Pocahontas County to stop the transfer of land in the Green Bank Industrial Park to the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation and, eventually, to Jacob Meck, who already leases three acres on that property.
The Pocahontas County Sheriff's Department is continuing an investigation into last week's alleged attack on a local minister.
Major David Walton said this week there is no evidence "pointing to anything that it's a hate crime."
Prosecuting Attorney Donna Price confirmed Friday night in a media release that an investigation into a former sheriff's deputy is ongoing. The former deputy is accused of "inappropriate conduct," the release said.
A vehicle once considered evidence has racked up quite an impoundment bill at a local automotive storage facility.
Commission votes to transfer property to GVEDC
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals quickly answered a challenge to State Senator Walt Helmick's candidacy for Commissioner of Agriculture. The high court refused to hear the case against Helmick (D-Pocahontas), instead ruling that the case is more properly heard in a lower court.
A Hillsboro business owner's analysis of how potential Marcellus shale gas drilling could impair her livelihood brought out a crowd to the county commission meeting last Tuesday.
After nearly an hour in executive session-spent with Sheriff David Jonese and an attorney from the West Virginia Sheriff's Association-the county commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to hire two men to fill two open deputy positions in the county's law enforcement division.
With a courtroom filled with county residents interested in the Marcellus shale drilling issue, a motion to fill two deputy positions already in the 2011-12 budget died for lack of a second.
Snowshoe Mountain Resort officials confirmed last week that a skier died from injuries sustained on the slopes.
According to a media release, Randy Swanson, 48, of Springfield, Virginia, died Wednesday, February 15.
All those who asked received Tuesday as the Pocahontas County Commission distributed some of its discretionary funds.
Two Marlinton business owners have filed suit against the Pocahontas County Commission, alleging the governing body did not follow its own rules, and accepted the low bid at the expense of the animals when it awarded the animal shelter contract last July.