The battles of the Civil War left a deep impression on the United States as native sons fought against one another for their side’s cause. As the dust settled, and survivors returned home to pick up where their lives left off, they left behind more than fallen soldiers and spent bullets.
The town of Durbin has gone to the dogs, or at least one very vocal dog.
The students and staff at Hillsboro Elementary School have their eyes on the prize and are implementing several programs to reach their goals.
Principal Ricky Sharp gave a presentation to the board of education Monday night at the LSIC (Local School Improvement Council) meeting.
Members of the Durbin and Marlinton Lions clubs are collaborating for Make a Difference Day October 27.
The clubs will collect food items or monetary donations for the Northern Pocahontas Food Pantry in Durbin and the Pocahontas Cooperative Parish Food Pantry in Marlinton.
For 4-H National Youth Science Days, members of Pocahontas County 4-H clubs met at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank October 11 to take on the Eco-Bot Challenge.
As part of Fire Prevention Week, members of the Bartow-Frank-Durbin Volunteer Fire Department visited Green Bank Elementary-Middle School Friday to teach the students about fire safety.
Members of the Northern Pocahontas Community Wellness committee met October 10 to discuss partnerships and fundraising for the facility.
Alpha Associates architect Matt Breakey updated the board of education Monday night and presented a preliminary floor plan of the Hillsboro Elementary School cafeteria project.
Breakey showed a three dimensional drawing of the project which will connect the school to the gym.
Susan Arbogast’s second grade class at Marlinton Elementary School loves animals.
They have created a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video about the Pocahontas County Animal Shelter to enter in the Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan’s Mutt-i-grees PSA Contest.
Marlinton Middle School sixth and eighth grade students channeled Robin Hood and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, as they participated in the month-long archery program this September.
The program was funded by a grant from the Snowshoe Foundation.
The Northern Pocahontas County Community Wellness committee met September 26 at the NRAO Science Center to discuss further plans in using the annex building at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School as a temporary site for the wellness center.
The board of education visited Green Bank Elementary-Middle School Monday night for the first LSIC (Local School Improvement Council) meeting of the year.
Committee heads presented information and gave updates on programs at the school.
The Green Bank Artisans Cooperative Gallery reopened its doors Saturday after a few months of repair and restructuring.
When some co-op members decided to focus on the 4th Street Gallery in Marlinton, the upper end members made the choice to start over.
Parents and faculty at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School shared concerns at the board of education public forum Monday night, over the inequality students face.
Julie Dillon, parent of two, inquired as to the difference in the math program at Green Bank and Marlinton Middle School.
It was a bittersweet day Saturday for the cast and crew of the Cass-based movie “Angel’s Perch.” The group gathered at the Artist’s Gallery in Green Bank for the shoot for the movie about a man who returns home to assist his grandmother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.