There are about 30 students coming into Pocahontas County High School this fall who want to continue the Spanish education they started in middle school. But at the end of scheduling day, only three of those had found a seat in a Spanish class. Parents are worried about their children competing for college entrance – not to mention mastering the language – and the Board of Education says, with the schools’ enrollment declining, there isn’t enough money to hire another teacher.Read More
As PMH Director of Nursing Kyna Moore puts it, in a community this size, if we lost one person to the flu, we would miss them. And if a flu pandemic does touch our community, it will take a community-wide effort to sustain ourselves. Kyna Moore talks about what the hospital and other community leaders are doing to get ready.Read More
State-wide elections will be held in June for the WV Silver-Haired Legislature. These 134 people – all age 60 or older – meet each fall at the State Capitol Building and go through the legislative process. Except instead of creating laws, they create suggestions.Read More
Bobbie and Jerry Ryder start their Thursday mornings by cooking for their friends and neighbors in the kitchen at St. John’s Episcopal Church.Read More
WV counties are cutting it close getting ready to go electronic on May 9th, thanks to software malfunctions and delays. Pocahontas County Clerk Sandra Friel ordered extra paper ballots, just in case. But it looks like the county might be voting on touch-screens after all.Read More
Last week, the Highland County Planning Commission found a proposed wind energy project is in accordance with the county’s comprehensive plan. In response, nine Highland County landowners have filed a lawsuit against the wind company and the county.Read More
Nicollette Maleckar has always loved to write, and she doesn’t like sad stories.
As one of the last children carried out of Nazi Germany before the Holocaust, Maleckar returned to Berlin years later to find sadness everywhere.
In her novel The Lilac Tree, she writes about that time. But the story is really a portrait of all the people she knew then.Read More