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Highland Supervisors Vote to Close Head Waters Voting Precinct

By Bonnie Ralston / January 5, 2022

The Board tabled action on closing the Wilson’s Mill voting precinct.

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Pocahontas School Superintendent Talks About COVID in the Schools & the Denied Needs Grant

By Tim Walker / January 5, 2022

Pocahontas School Superintendent Terrence Beam discusses COVID in the county’s schools and now that the SBA has turned down the school’s Needs Grant application, what the next step is in funding needed repairs at the schools.

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County Commission to Request Removal of County Jail from Historic Registry

By Tim Walker / January 4, 2022

It was explained that they can demolish the jail without removing it from the National Registry of Historic Places, but if they do, federal funds cannot be used to demolish it, or to build the new courthouse annex.

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The Community Grants Program is Now Accepting Applications from Nonprofit Organizations

By Bonnie Ralston / January 4, 2022

Nonprofits must serve Staunton, Waynesboro or the Counties of Augusta, Highland or Nelson

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Watoga State Park Officially Designated A Dark Sky Park

By Heather Niday / January 4, 2022

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has awarded Watoga State Park in West Virginia with the official Dark Sky Park status on October 18, 2021.  The adjacent Calvin Price State Forest and nearby Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park also jointly received Dark Sky Park designations as part of Watoga’s application due…

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January 4th Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agenda

By Tim Walker / January 2, 2022

The Pocahontas County Commission will meet in regular session at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4th at the Commission’s office in the Courthouse in Marlinton, with the following agenda.

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Highland County Humane Society Can Help with Pet Care in Winter & Throughout the Year

By Bonnie Ralston / December 31, 2021

The Humane Society gives winter care information and information on how to get assistance with pet supplies.

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First Day Hikes Scheduled in WV State Parks

By Heather Niday / December 30, 2021

Guided hikes have been scheduled for January 1, 2022, at eight state parks in West Virginia in concert with the national First Day Hikes program. The hikes vary in length and difficulty, though most range from one to three miles and are suitable for all ages. The First Day Hikes…

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Pocahontas Schools Struggle with Staff and Substitute Teacher Shortages

By Tim Walker / December 29, 2021

These shortages cause stress for the already over-worked teachers.

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Highland FFA Holds Event To Honor Veterans

By Scott Smith / December 28, 2021

Group participates in Wreaths Across America campaign.

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