Cass Scenic Railroad State Park’s opening day is scheduled for May 20. They’re going to feature shop and town tours, and folks will get a chance to hop on board for a couple of runs. Monica Fleming is the event programmer, and an interpreter, at Cass. “May 20, we’ll have a Whittaker Run at 1…

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A fundraising auction was held in Marlinton recently for the Pocahontas County Youth Football League. All sorts of items were donated by county residents and local businesses, ranging from furniture and household goods to antiques and knick-knacks. Jennifer Beverage is the area director for the youth football league. “All proceeds are going to the little…

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Earlier this year, Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort submitted a proposal to the Pocahontas County Commission to establish a Resort Area District on top of the mountain. Snowshoe Chief Operations Officer Frank DeBerry said the proposal is the culmination of two years of work. DeBerry said the current Mountain Top Assessment program doesn’t adequately cover the…

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At Tuesday morning’s Pocahontas County Commission meeting, commission President David Fleming said commissioners received a response from the West Virginia Ethics Commission regarding a complaint filed against Pocahontas County Sheriff David Jonese. “If you recall, that involved the security camera footage from the jail building,” Fleming says. “The letter says, this is dated April 30,…

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The Pocahontas County CVB’s Mad Gab Geo-cache Challenge kicked off on the first of May. Participants in the challenge will use GPS coordinates to locate clues stashed around Pocahontas County. Sarah Irvine is the group and event coordinator at the CVB and she helps organize the challenge every year. “It’s an opportunity for people to…

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The Pocahontas Trails organization works to maintain hiking and biking trails in parts of Pocahontas County, and they work to try to promote trail use. Pocahontas Trails shares a unique partnership with the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association to achieve their organizational goals. Greg Moore, is both Vice President of Pocahontas Trails and Trail Coordinator…

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Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is hosting its annual Health Fair on Friday. The event aims to improve health and wellness in the community by providing low-cost medical screenings and other lab services. Susan Wilkins is the Public Relations and Special Projects Coordinator at PMH and she helps organize the Health Fair. “Twenty five years ago the…

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A planned, statewide search-and-rescue exercise is scheduled to take place in Pocahontas County this weekend. Bill Kershner is the Operations Planning Officer with Homeland Security/Emergency Management, and he grew up here, on Droop Mountain. He said there will be several agencies and organizations participating in the joint training mission, and anyone is welcome to come…

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