A Pocahontas County woman who was supposed to start her Master’s Degree program in English Literature today is instead spending the day holed up in her apartment, near the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg.
Kama Weatherholt says her first class as a graduate student was supposed to take place this evening. Virginia Tech has cancelled classes today as police search for homicide suspect William Morva who escaped from the Montgomery County Jail.Read More
Senior citizens in Green Bank met Thursday to discuss the option of passing an excess levy to shore up the Pocahontas County Senior Programs budget.
Voters will decide on the levy this November in the general election.
Senior board member and County Commissioner Reta Griffith said funding for the senior programs has been in a continuous downward spiral for several years.Read More
This is National Community Health Center week, and Highland Medical Center in Monterey is celebrating, along with a thousand other centers around the country.
“It’s a good thing to celebrate community health centers,” says the Center’s Executive Director, Polly Newlan, “because I think where we do have them, people forget why they’re there and how they came to be.”Read More
Sixteen people in Pocahontas County would die in a pandemic flu outbreak, according to the regional epidemiologist representing West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.
Kim Kline broke down the pandemic flu problem for a room full of health and safety planners in our community Tuesday evening.Read More
The book bank is housed in a building that once served as a post office and a bank. The original teller window is still there with antique woodwork and iron bars. A carport in the back was enclosed to hold the adult section and the arts and crafts area, while the kids section is housed in the old bank vault.
In the community of Blue Grass, in Highland County, the book bank offers more than just books. It’s a home away from home for area kids.Read More
This November, Pocahontas County will vote on whether to pass an excess levy to fund the county’s Senior Programs. One County Commissioner has called the levy a long shot and admits that Pocahontas County does not tend to vote for taxes. The president of the Green Bank senior satellite group says even she has not made her mind. The Green Bank group plans an information meeting August 10th to get the public dialogue started.Read More
In an interview with the Pocahontas Times, former Public Service District Chair Calvin Hill, who resigned that position July 25th, said he quit for personal health reasons. But he cited heavier concerns weighing on his mind in a Letter to the Editor in this week’s paper.Read More
Dr. Denise McNeel was one of fourteen people retiring from the Pocahontas County School System who were recognized at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. She was there to receive her recognition and shake hands with the Superintendent. But the retiring French teacher also spoke up in support of continuing the French program she has nurtured at Pocahontas County High School.Read More
The Highland Center – a business incubator and economic development hub in Monterey – is hosting its eighth annual golf tournament fundraiser in August. We’ll talk with a woman who has played in the tournament nearly every year and has been playing golf for… she won’t say how many years.Read More
The Pocahontas County Local Emergency Planning Committee is working on a plan for what to do in the event that a Pandemic Flu outbreak should ever happen here.
During discussion at their meeting Thursday, Committee members acknowledged that – more so than terrorist attacks or other disasters – a flu outbreak is probably what people here worry about most.Read More