Moths and Lights

By Tim Walker / March 12, 2020

“In recent years, moths have been increasingly recognized as a historically overlooked nocturnal pollinator of flowers, wild plants, and even agricultural crops.”

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Bath Board of Supervisors Reject Visitors’ Center Bid

By Abby Dufour / March 12, 2020

The Bath County’s Visitors Center bid was rejected at the last Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March 10th. The bid was from Nielson Construction based out of Harrisonburg for 2.83 million dollars. Nielson submitted the bid in January of this year and had agreed to this price until March 15th. 

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Light Pollution Harms Bats, which Eat Harmful Insects

By Tim Walker / March 12, 2020

“Most people have heard of air or water pollution, but light pollution is also a serious issue for both humans and wildlife, like bats.”

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Dark Sky Park at Watoga Park and Light Pollution Overview

By Tim Walker / March 10, 2020

…one natural resource the state can claim may not be so obvious; that is, until the sun goes down.

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Highland School Board Revisits School Closure Option

By Mickey Frank Thomas / March 10, 2020

The Highland County School Board called a special meeting to gather opinions from the public, faculty, staff and school administration as to whether the school should close for a week to allow sick students to recover and mitigate the spread of germs.

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WV Information Hotline Established to Address Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Concerns

By Heather Niday / March 9, 2020

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced the creation of an information hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). “This hotline is yet another example of the proactive measures we’re taking…

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Highland School Board Holds Emergency Meeting

By Scott Smith / March 6, 2020

Board and administration weigh actions related to flu absences

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March 9th Pocahontas County BOE Meeting Agenda

By Tim Walker / March 5, 2020

Although these meetings are usually held on Tuesday evenings, because of a scheduling issue for several members, they will hold this meeting on Monday. There will be a budget work session beginning at 4:00 p.m., which will be immediately followed by the regular board meeting.

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WV Legislature Passes Tax Credit to Provide Vehicles for Low Income Workers

By Tim Walker / March 4, 2020

The legislature recognized that low income people in WV often cannot afford to buy a reliable car, nor do not have good enough credit to qualify for a car loan.

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March 2020 Bath’s School Board Meeting

By Abby Dufour / March 4, 2020

At the last Bath school board meeting, there was a public budget hearing, this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian were named, and the graduation date was set.

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