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Snowshoe Mountain looks for ways to get people to work

By Heather Niday / November 17, 2006

Snowshoe Mountain’s Human Resources Director has a vision of a recruitment and training center that she says could be open in Marlinton as early as next spring.

Tracy Samples says it’s an idea they’ve been working on since 2003, but the idea has grown into a comprehensive center to address the needs Samples believes keep people from going to work, among them an obvious one: Transportation.

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Ghouls, goblins, and little angels: Marlinton Halloween

By Heather Niday / November 3, 2006

All the students of Marlinton Elementary School, all decked out for Halloween, paraded through town on Tuesday afternoon. School Secretary Joanne Estep provides parade commentary.

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Bath County Board of Supervisors continued meeting

By Heather Niday / November 3, 2006

Tuesday evening, the Bath County Board of Supervisors heard complaints from parents who say the high school needs to do something about cafeteria staffing and operation, to give kids more time to eat.

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Cass Fire Department helps make do

By Heather Niday / November 3, 2006

At our fall fundraiser this coming week, we’ll be talking with people about how they Make Do In The Mountains. What do people do to go that extra mile that makes living in a rural area possible – and worthwhile.

One way people tend to Make Do around here is to pitch in and organize when somebody could use a helping hand.

The Cass Fire Department is pitching in this Sunday to help one of their members who has some unexpected medical bills.

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Seniors speak out on November 7th levy

By Heather Niday / October 27, 2006

With Election Day less than two weeks away, some Pocahontas County seniors are feeling the need to campaign for a levy that will be on the ballot November 7th to fund the county senior centers.

But they’ve encountered some dissent, even within the ranks of the Senior Programs, and some hope this isn’t a reflection of voter sentiment.

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Seniors speak out on November 7th levy

By Heather Niday / October 27, 2006

With Election Day less than two weeks away, some Pocahontas County seniors are feeling the need to campaign for a levy that will be on the ballot November 7th to fund the county senior centers.

But they’ve encountered some dissent, even within the ranks of the Senior Programs, and some hope this isn’t a reflection of voter sentiment.

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Hardware store voters

By Heather Niday / October 27, 2006

The people you meet having keys made or buying nails and drill bits at 8 o’clock on a Thursday morning can be a crowd ready to talk, and with something to say. We ducked into Richardson’s Hardware – the busiest spot in dowtown Marlinton early on a Thursday – to find out what people are thinking about as they get ready to go to the polls.

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Enrollment down in Pocahontas County schools

By Heather Niday / October 27, 2006

Enrollment in Pocahontas County schools has declined steadily over the past few years, and it’s down against this year, by 45 students.

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Future Farmer wants an agriculture teacher

By Heather Niday / October 13, 2006

The president of the Future Farmers of America at Pocahontas County High School wants to know why she doesn’t have an agriculture teacher. Senior Kelsey Beverage told the Board of Education and School Superintendent she and her fellow FFA members need a real, full-time teacher, and soon.

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Changes at Tri-fold Youth Center

By Heather Niday / September 15, 2006

There’s a brand new coat of bright red paint on the Main Street storefront of the Tri-Fold Youth Center in Marlinton. But that’s just the beginning.

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