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Emergency Medical Services the Subject of Highland County Board of Supervisors Work Session

By Bonnie Ralston / October 26, 2020

  Emergency medical services dominated the Highland County Board of Supervisors work session Wednesday night.  Board Chairman David Blanchard announced that in the ongoing effort to help provide emergency medical services to Highland residents, the county had purchased at auction the old car wash on Main Street to provide space…

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Highland County Economic Development Authority October Meeting

By Bonnie Ralston / October 26, 2020

The Highland County Economic Development Authority met October 19th and set the timeline for the 2021 Incentive Grant Program.   Applications will be available November 1, will be due by January 31, 2021 and decisions on grant awards will be made at the EDA’s April 2021 meeting.   Bryan Obaugh said there…

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David McLaughlin – Candidate for Pocahontas County Commissioner Nov 3rd, 2020

By Heather Niday / October 26, 2020

This week we will be airing statements from the candidates running for Pocahontas County Commission and for Prosecuting Attorney in the November 3rd general election.  Today we’ll hear from David McLaughlin, the Democratic Candidate for the northern district County Commissioner seat.

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Pocahontas County Board of Education Agenda for the October 27th Meeting

By Tim Walker / October 25, 2020

The Pocahontas County Board of Education will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, October 27th starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Marlinton Elementary School. This meeting will be open for public attendance or via Zoom Meeting.
Directions to sign into this Zoom Meeting can be found at the end of this story.

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Homeschooling Help During a Pandemic

By Danny Cardwell / October 23, 2020

This past spring more than 124,000 schools closed due to the Coronavirus. Those closings affected 55 million students. Today Coronavirus continues to impact public schooling. Many families have chosen full-time online learning. This decision is presented. Rural communities like the Allegheny Mountain radio listening area with a set of problems…

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Meals on Wheels Seeking Volunteer Help in Bath and Highland

By Bonnie Ralston / October 21, 2020

The Meals on Wheels program that serves Highland and Bath needs volunteers. Harmony Leonard works in Highland County as the Senior Services Coordinator for Valley Program for Aging Services. “Volunteers make the program work,” says Leonard.  “Especially in our community, I think that it’s reaching out and seeing people that…

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New Program Coordinator at the Highland Center

By Bonnie Ralston / October 19, 2020

The Highland Center in Monterey has a new Program Coordinator.  Lois Terry-Warner started work September 21. “I was born and raised here in Highland County and most of my immediate family is still in the area,” says Terry-Warner.  “Most recently I was a medical biller/encoder for a company and was…

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10-20-20 Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agendas

By Tim Walker / October 18, 2020

At 4:00 p.m. there will be a special meeting to publicly test the electronic voting equipment that will be used during the November 3rd general election.The regular commission meeting will then start at 5:30 p.m. with the following agenda.

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Pocahontas School Superintendent Clarifies BOE’s Decision to Start 4 Days-a-Week Classes

By Tim Walker / October 15, 2020

At their October 13th meeting, the Pocahontas County Board of Education passed a motion to re-open all county schools to in-person instruction starting on Monday, October 26th

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The Highland County Youth Employment Program is Back in Business

By Bonnie Ralston / October 15, 2020

  The Highland Youth Employment Program is back in business.  It’s gearing up to get students back to work.  Lois Terry-Warner is the Program Coordinator at the Highland Center. “Since COVID, we weren’t able to do it in the summer months like we normally would,” says Terry-Warner.  “So at this…

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