With dilapidated structures gone, property values increase

Before and after photos of property along Upper Tannery Row in the town of Marlinton show some of the improvements taking place in the town due to the efforts of Marlinton Code Enforcement Officer Scott Gibb, town employees and local contractors. The cleanup continues as property owners are made aware of the planned enforcement of town ordinances. Photos courtesy of Scott Gibb Suzanne StewartStaff Writer Scott Gibb has only been the Town of Marlinton Code Enforcement Officer for two months, but in that time, he has made great strides in enforcing the health and sanitation, and nuisance ordinances in regard to dilapidated properties and properties with an excess of items in their yards. Gibb hit the ground running after he...

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Registered and ready

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner, far left, visited Pocahontas County High School Thursday and presented the Class of 2022 with the Jennings Randolph Gold Award, which is given to West Virginia schools with 100 percent of the senior class reaching voter registration status. PCHS is one of 10...

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Lake Buffalo Fishing Derby

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