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CATS Van offers a day out and about: Drivers needed

January 12, 2007

Drivers are needed to keep up the operation of the Highland County Coordinated Area Trasnportation Service (CATS) Van. Carson Ralston talked with the man who got the wheels rolling.

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First responders discuss gaps in EMS

January 12, 2007

Everyone might be navigating the same rough waters, but not everyone is in the same boat. That was the consensus Tuesday when about 40 people gathered on a snowy night at the Pocahontas County Courthouse to discuss emergency medical service.

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Bath County Athletic Hall of Fame

January 12, 2007

The Bath County Athletic Hall of Fame is preparing to induct its class of 2007. For 10 years the Hall of Fame has honored those from Bath County who excelled in high school athletics and in activities far beyond high school.

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Highland Board of Supervisors

December 6, 2006

McDowell water rates went up, to cover the system’s operating costs; Highland County decals disappeared from windshields; and a new spa destination got the green light. Here’s the full report from the Highland County Board of Supervisors’ December meeting.

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A Makeshift Durbin Library

November 24, 2006

Next week, library staff, board members, and volunteers will start carrying books across the street from the Durbin Library to a Main Street storefront rented and occupied by the Upper Pocahontas Community Club. It’s a temporary solution, meant to keep some library services available in Durbin, and to keep community support mobilized around building a new library.

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Medicare D enrollment open

November 17, 2006

The enrollment period for Medicare part D prescription drug coverage is open until December 31, and representatives from area senior services are available to help Medicare recipients choose a plan.

People need to be careful when signing up for a plan and consider all their options.

Click the story title to find out who to call for help in your area.

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Community turns out after Future Farmers banquet cancelled

November 17, 2006

When Augusta County Schools decided it was unsafe for students to travel in Thursday’s stormy weather, Highland County was left with 140 pork tenderloin dinners, prepared for the regional Future Farmers of America Banquet, and no one to serve them to.

The FFA turned it into a spontaneous community fundraiser that was remarkably well-attended. FFA advisor Steve Hevener talked with us the next day.

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National Science Foundation considers changes at NRAO

November 17, 2006

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank turns 50 years old this year. In fact, November 17th, 50 years ago, is when the contract was signed that got the whole thing started. Coinciding with this anniversary, though, the National Science Foundation, which operates the NRAO has released a new report evaluating the cost-efficiency of several of its sites, including Green Bank. Site Director Richard Prestage talked with us about what it means.

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Snowshoe Mountain looks for ways to get people to work

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

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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