Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Twenty Years, Introduces New Executive Director, Hands Out Community Awards at Annual Dinner in Upper Tract

Heidi Hartman, center, accepts the Lifetime Achievement Memorial Award on behalf of her mother, the late Carole Hartman, from Elizabeth Scott, left, and Kristin Dingess, right. By Stephen Smoot More than a hundred attendees traveled to Swilled Dog Distillery on a blustery night last week to help the Pendleton County...

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Fire Consumes Local Business

Aumann’s Custom Auto in Franklin was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning. According to Bruce Minor, Pendleton County Office of Emergency Management director, “it is not clear at this time what started the fire, but the building was a total loss.”

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As Calls Increase for More Fresh, Local Food in Schools, Brandywine Elementary School Sixth Grade Pioneers Classroom Food Production With Tower Garden

Becky Rightsell’s sixth-grade class at Brandywine Elementary School plant a variety of lettuces and herbs in the classroom tower garden. By Stephen Smoot Earlier this month, West Virginia State Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt penned an op-ed in response to a President Joe Biden initiative to bring more fresh food to...

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County Commission Discusses Franklin Fire Department Generator Solutions, Cellular Towers, and Broadband in Recent Meeting

By Stephen Smoot Emergency services issues dominated discussion at last week’s county commission meeting. First, commissioners invited Franklin Volunteer Fire Department representatives Kelly Hartman, Doug Hartman, and Eddie Caplinger to provide an update on the ongoing generator issues at the community building in Franklin. Commissioners and fire department representatives discussed...

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David Howard Snyder

David Howard Snyder, 76, of Brandywine passed away Nov. 16, 2022, at Sentara RMH in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  He was born April 21, 1946, at Lima, Ohio, and was the son of the late George Willard Snyder and Mary Alice Davidson Snyder. Mr. Snyder was a veteran, having served 20 years...

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Times Past

40 Years Ago  Week of November 25, 1982 Former City Dweller Finds Hunting  Rewarding Experience By: Raymond Blum The Hunting Tradition It is at this time of the year when many of our thoughts turn to the hunting season. While we are all out under the pretense of providing meat...

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Closing of NF Nutrition Site Addressed

The following letter regarding the closure of Pendleton Senior and Family Services North Fork satellite nutrition site was sent to Governor Jim Justice by Janice Lantz, executive director.   November 16, 2022   Honorable Governor Jim Justice Office of the Governor State Capitol 1900 Kanawha Blvd, East Charleston, WV  25305...

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GMH Receives Hip, Knee Replacement Certification

Grant Memorial Hospital announces that is has received Advanced Hip & Knee Replacement Certification from Det Norske Veritas, Inc.  This certification affirms an organization’s excellence in orthopedic surgery within the scope of hip and knee arthroplasty and related procedures inclusive of initial diagnostic services, surgical services, and therapies related to...

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Smith Creek / Friends Run

By Dave Ellis The writer wishes everyone “A Happy Thanksgiving!” Mr. Winter came early this past week with cold temperatures in the morning, but warm weather is returning this week. Luckily the area didn’t get five feet of snow, which would have put a hurting on deer season. Smith Creek...

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