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Highland Star Parties Planned for September and October

By Bonnie Ralston / September 3, 2021

Decision will be made by Wednesday September 8 on which day will offer the best viewing conditions

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Pocahontas BOE Rejects Mask Mandates in School – Again

By Tim Walker / September 2, 2021

School Nurse Jenny Friel told the board that there are currently ten positive cases of COVID-19 among staff and/or students in the school system spread out among three of the five schools, but contact tracing shows that each of these positive cases was caused by out-of-school contacts and that no one has become infected from contacts inside the schools.

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Highland Postpones Start Of School Year Until October

By Scott Smith / September 1, 2021

To mask or not to mask – what was the question?

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Virginia Tech is Working to Create the Virginia Maple Syrup Association

By Bonnie Ralston / August 31, 2021

The association plans to support producers and increase awareness of Virginia’s maple syrup industry.

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Highland County Planning Commission August Meeting

By Bonnie Ralston / August 31, 2021

Members learn of a new lighting request, an idea for a Site Plan Review Committee and discuss the Comprehensive Plan update.

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What Can We Expect From the Approaching Hurricane Remnants?

By Tim Walker / August 30, 2021

We hear a lot about the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ida on the Gulf Coast, but not so much about the potential problems here when the storm remnants reach us, so we asked Mike O’Brien, the Pocahontas County Emergency Management Director about that.  

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Pocahontas Man Arrested In Connection With Double Murder In Greenbrier County

By Heather Niday / August 30, 2021

Please contact the Greenbrier Sheriff’s office if you have any additional information

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Forest Service Extends Camping Season in Warm Springs Ranger District

By Heather Niday / August 30, 2021

The George Washington & Jefferson National Forests will offer an extended season at several campgrounds on the James River and Warm Springs Ranger Districts in Alleghany and Bath counties of Virginia. Morris Hill campgrounds are available by reservation only, with an extended season through October 4. Blowing Springs and Hidden…

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Pocahontas BOE Meeting Agenda for the August 31st Meeting

By Tim Walker / August 29, 2021

The Pocahontas County Board of Education’s Tuesday, August 31st regular meeting will be held beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Board Office Conference Room in Buckeye.

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Highland BZA Denies Sign Variance Application

By Bonnie Ralston / August 28, 2021

The variance request was for the proposed Family Dollar store in Monterey

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