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Area Campgrounds Extend Seasons and Make Repairs

By Bonnie Ralston / September 15, 2021

Many recreation sites and the boat launches on Lake Moomaw are open year round.

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Part 2, More Mysteries and Histories of our Museum in Pocahontas County

By Tim Walker / September 15, 2021

In this second part, Dr. McNeel starts with what came next here, then she describes some of the other exhibits in the museum and the stories they tell about our county’s history.

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Highland School Board September Meeting

By Scott Smith / September 14, 2021

Classes open Monday September 20th with mask wearing mandate in place.

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Part 1 -The Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum – A Historic Time Capsule

By Tim Walker / September 13, 2021

In this first part of a multi-part story about the Pocahontas County Historical Society’s Museum in Marlinton, the Society’s Secretary, Dr. Denise McNeel talks about the founding of the museum then she describes, fittingly since Pocahontas County is celebrating the bicentennial of its founding, some of the artifacts in the…

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Highland County Board of Supervisors September Meeting

By Bonnie Ralston / September 9, 2021

The Board received information on the creation of a social media policy for county employees and heard a presentation on the transportation section of the Comprehensive Plan.

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Week is September 5th through 11th

By Heather Niday / September 9, 2021

A word of caution – this story talks about suicide.

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An Evening of Southern Gospel with Lori Botkin is Saturday September 11

By Bonnie Ralston / September 8, 2021

The performance is part of the Highland County Arts Council’s Second Saturday at Seven Concert Series.

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Pocahontas County Loses Eight Hundred and Fifty People in Census

By Tim Walker / September 7, 2021

The 2020 U.S. Census count shows that Pocahontas County’s population has dropped to seven thousand, eight-hundred and sixty-nine (7,869) people, which is a drop of eight-hundred and fifty (850) people from the last census which was conducted in 2010.

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NanoGrav and GBT Poised to Make New Discoveries

By Heather Niday / September 7, 2021

For the next three years, astronomers from the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) will have increased access and new technologies to use on the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in their breakthrough scientific studies of gravitational waves. This new technology and additional observation time is…

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September 7th Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agenda

By Tim Walker / September 5, 2021

The Pocahontas County Commission will meet in regular session at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7th at the Commission’s office in the Courthouse in Marlinton, with the following agenda.

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