Hero PCHS Students at August 4th Traffic Accident Recognized

At the September 6th Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting, Ruth Bland, the Pocahontas School’s Director of Transportation, recognized the heroic actions of PCHS Students, staff and coaches at the scene of an August 4th traffic accident.  Hearing her actually passionately telling this story in her own voice conveys the extent of the risk and the extent of the commitment made by those heroes, and is so much more powerful than just reading a transcript of her words that we are not including the usual written transcript here.

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Tim Walker

Tim is the WVMR News Reporter. Tim is a native of Maryland who started coming to Pocahontas County in the 1970’s as a caver. He bought land on Droop Mountain off Jacox Road in 1976 and built a small house there in the early 80’s. While still working in Maryland, Tim spent much time at his place which is located on the Friars Hole Cave Preserve. Retiring in 2011 as a Lieutenant with the Anne Arundel County Police Department in Maryland, Tim finally took the plunge and moved from Maryland to his real home on Droop Mountain. He began working as the Pocahontas County Reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio in January of 2015.

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