With a site selected for the new Northern Pocahontas Wellness Center in Green Bank, the committee is now applying for a VISTA volunteer to assist with grant writing and fundraising for the center. The committee discussed the application and approved to submit it for consideration.
As spring and summer approach ﾖ the peak of ﾓvolunteer seasonﾔ for Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity ﾖ the organization is in search of available land and families to serve in Durbin and surrounding areas.
As the county buzzed last week with news and questions about the alleged attack on Trinity Baptist Church Pastor Aaron Trigg, the students at Marlinton Middle School were filled with questions that needed answers.
The Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives must be implemented in every West Virginia school by 2014. Pocahontas County Schools are getting a head start on implementation of the new CSOs with training for teachers.
Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroadﾒs John Smith has a vision. Instead of working against other local railroads, connect them, along with the rail trails, to create an endless adventure that spans six counties.
Unlike the creatures of Maurice Sendakﾒs ﾓWhere the Wild Things Are,ﾔ who rumpused by dancing under the moon and climbing trees, the Space Race Rumpus is a three-day cycling event, June 15-17, for all levels of expertise.
With the memory of not making AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) last year, Hillsboro Elementary School is ready to take the Westest head on this time around. Principal Ricky Sharp, II, shared the schoolﾒs progress in preparing for the test with the board of education Monday night.
With two letters of intent for the empty council seat in hand, Durbin Town Council held a special meeting February 21 to select a new councilmember.
Fly fishing is more than a sport. It is an art, therapy and a way to get connected with nature.
Before Cass Scenic Railroad was a state park, it was the booming logging town of Cass. The Company Store was the place to go for everything ﾖ banking, supplies, pharmaceuticals and even a hot fudge sundae.
Racial tensions coursed through the veins of larger cities during the 1950s and 60s, but not so in Pocahontas County. Although black communities had separate schools and churches, black and white families were often neighbors, and good neighbors at that.
Although Mayor Donald Peck declined the position of Durbin Days Heritage Festival coordinator at the January meeting, he had a change of heart at the meeting February 14.
Peck said he would take the position for $500, as long as he gets help from the town worker and another person.
Math coach Joanna Burt-Kinderman has plans for the future of mathematics in Pocahontas County.
As we celebrate Presidentsﾒ Day on February 20, we honor presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Newly selected member Martha Giddings was sworn-in to take her seat at the board of education meeting Monday night. Giddings was selected by the board to fill Leslie Cainﾒs unexpired term.