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New lawsuit filed against Highland New Wind

By Heather Niday / May 2, 2006

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.

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From Berlin to Back Mountain: The Lilac Tree transplanted

By Heather Niday / March 17, 2006

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.

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Monongahela National Forest for sale?

By Heather Niday / March 17, 2006

Pocahontas County’s Superintendent of Schools doesn’t want to lose the Safe and Secure Rural Schools program or the five-hundred thousand dollars it brought the school system last year. But he doesn’t think selling the National Forest to keep the program going is a good idea.

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Fun with Maple syrup

By Heather Niday / March 11, 2006

In this fun compilation, listen to some of the live coverage from the first weekend of the 48th Annual Highland County Maple Festival.

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Green Bank scientists discover hydrogen “super-bubble” exploding from Milky Way

By Heather Niday / January 17, 2006

Astronomers at Green Bank have discovered a huge bubble of hydrogen gas rising 10,000 light-years above the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. It’s a discovery that could not have been made anywhere except Green Bank, WV. Jay Lockman talks with us about what it means.

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Former Superintendent lays out legislative wish-list

By Heather Niday / January 16, 2006

The West Virginia and Virginia state legislatures started their respective sessions in the middle of last week. This week, we’ll be talking with people in our community about what issues they would like to see their state lawmakers address.

Carson Ralston talked with Dwayne Harkleroad of McDowell, Va., a former Superintendent of Schools.

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MLK Day celebration underway in Greenbrier Valley

By Heather Niday / January 16, 2006

People are gathering in Lewisburg, WV, today for a march and rally in honor of the birthday and life work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For the past decade, Steve Rutledge has been helping to organize annual events in the Greenbrier Valley in honor of this day. He says the rally offers a forum to talk about current events and think about how Dr. King might have addressed them.

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High’s Restaurant under new ownership

By Heather Niday / January 13, 2006

High’s Restaurant has been a Monterey landmark for 60 years. During that time it’s provided home-cooked meals and a comfortable Main Street location where the community gathers. Joyce Hass and her husband Paul took over High’s, from previous owner Lunora Doyle, on January first. They want to continue the restaurant’s traditions.

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FRN supports cancer patients, survivors

By Heather Niday / January 13, 2006

Karen Larsen at the Pocahontas County Family Resource seems to have boundless energy and a knack for making things fun. Whether coaching new parents at Community Baby Showers or throwing a garden party to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, Larsen brings people together to make a difference.

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