The board of education faced the possibility of losing an estimated $500,000 in federal funding in 2011.
The year 2011 saw neighbors pitted against neighbors in Durbin after low voter turnout led to a petition of dissolution of the town charter.
The year 2011 was chock full of highs and lows, bringing with it joy, as well as uncertainty for the future. Here are the top 10 stories of the year.
Two area teens have been selected as recipients of the first Rob Mahan scholarships to become members of the Snowshoe Ski Team.
With passports and boarding passes in hand, students at Marlinton Elementary School explored six countries and learned how Christmas is celebrated in each. Using the hallways as their air strip, the students took off to visit Italy, Sweden, Russia, Mexico, Germany and France.
When it comes to studying Newtonﾒs laws of motion, Pocahontas County High School science teacher Jen Whiteis finds the hands-on approach maximizes her studentsﾒ knowledge.
Durbin town council reported good news in regards to the town electric bill at the regular meeting December 13. Councilmember Mike Vance said the town has a credit of more than $5,000 due to overpayment.
The Durbin Magistrate Office, alreadyﾠ a center of controversy because of surveillance cameras placed there by Sheriff David Jonese, will close next summer, by order of the West Virginia Supreme Court.
You may not know Jane Madron, but if you ever find yourself driving through Dunmore at night in December, you will definitely know her house.
Decorating Christmas trees has grown to new heights over the years. Instead of having one tree in the living room, families now have trees in several rooms, or theme trees to match each family memberﾒs personality.
Facing issues of bullying and drug use, the school system sees a need for having an officer at the schools. At the board of education meeting Monday night, Sheriff David Jonese addressed the issues and explained programs the sheriffﾒs department could provide to assist the schools.
Several Marlinton Middle School students shared their concerns and opinions with the board of education Monday night at the LSIC (Local School Improvement Council) meeting at MMS.
When Pocahontas County High School band director Ryan Ullman found himself staring at a surplus of 100 band uniforms two years ago, he began to brainstorm fundraising options with his wife and assistant director, Danielle.
As you plan your vacation to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, there are several places along the way that my pique your interest.
In need of perfect outerwear to sport as you shred the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort? Look no farther than Snow Creek at the entrance to Silver Creek Resort.