37 local residents on ballot
Pocahontas County's ballot may look like a game of musical chairs to long-time political observers, as potential incumbents are seeking other offices.
Saturday deadline looms
With less than a week to go before the deadline to file for elected office, relatively few candidates have put their names in the hat for six county offices and three board of education seats.
Pocahontas County Clerk Melissa Bennett didn't have to wait long Monday morning for the first candidate to show up to file for election. Ten minutes after the courthouse opened on the first day of the 2012 election season, one candidate had made his intentions known.
The Lawyer Disciplinary Board has charged Pocahontas County's prosecuting attorney with violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct in a nearly 60-page document that outlines alleged failure of competence and diligence, alleged failure to expedite litigation and achieve fairness to opposing p
County commissioners were unabashed by a West Virginia Public Service Commission scathing review of the Pocahontas Public Service District's performance on the embattled Slaty Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant project that is headed into its second decade of discussion.
After nearly a year of wrangling with both industry and environmentalists, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill to regulate drilling for natural gas in Marcellus shale earlier this month.
Although county commissioner Martin Saffer said last Wednesday he does not believe gas companies are at Pocahontas County's borders ready to drill in the Marcellus shale deposit, the issue continues to be the controversy of the day, and arguments for and against drilling are becoming as thickly l
After more than 15 years of cleanup, inspections, controversy and weather-related obstacles, East Fork Industrial Park in Bartow is finally nearing completion.
Local business owners and farmers let Pocahontas County Commissioners know exactly how they felt about a proposed ordinance that had the purpose of restricting activity around drilling for natural gas in Marcellus shale.
If they were voting, it would have been unanimous.
Pocahontas Memorial Hospital had some financial good news last week. The local hospital showed a net income of $168,000 for October. Expenses for the month were more than $92,000 below budget.
County commissioners met with two attorneys Tuesday to discuss options for local governments when dealing with drilling in Marcellus shale.
The Pocahontas County Commission met Tuesday night to discuss several topics, but focused onﾠ threeﾠ issues.
ﾕCameras in the Durbin Magistrate's Office cause disagreement between Magistrate Janet Kershner-Vanover and Sheriff David Jonese. Jonese said the cameras stay.
A home-crafted plane made an emergency landing on the Scenic Highway Tuesday evening.
According to Office of Emergency Management Director Melvin Martin, neither the pilot nor the passenger were injured.
West Virginia voters said last week that acting-Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will keep his room at the governor's mansion-at least for the next 14 months.