Highland High School Seniors are away on their class trip, ready to come back refreshed for graduation. Their class advisor says they’re a unique group. And they showed it by coming up with a quirky and independent goal for experiencing the local Florida flavors on their trip.Read More
Harlan Whiting has served in the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps for eight years. He is currently their rifle commander. He says that of the 900 veterans in Pocahontas County, only twenty serve in the volunteer Veterans Honor Corps. But he says those who do are happy to provide their fellow veterans the honor they are due.Read More
Over the past ten years, American Legion Post 92 has been losing members. Wednesday night, post members and district leaders met to discuss the post’s fate. Three Post 92 members volunteered to serve as officers to keep the post going. Nonetheless, more members and participation are needed to make it work longterm.Read More
On winter weekends, visitors to Snowshoe Mountain Resort swell the population of Pocahontas County to twice its permanent size. County Emergency Serivces Director Melvin Martin says he always has two things on his mind: the Greenbrier River and the potential for a dangerous situation at Snowshoe. First responders, state emergency workers and the National Guard will prepare for the latter possibility during a massive field drill June 7.Read More
A small group of volunteers is slowly gathering steam on a project that may never be completed within any of their lifetimes, if in fact if it is ever completed at all. They know the work will never really be finished. They expect that.
The Pocahontas County Genealogy Group has chosen to focus this year on creating an inventory of cemeteries in Pocahontas County before they disappear from memory.Read More
America’s first resort, the Homestead, founded in 1766, is up for sale. Parent company ClubCorp, based in Dallas, announced last week it had hired a financial consultant to explore options – including possible sale of the company. But Homestead employees were also notified last week that ClubCorp is on the market.Read More