Community Calendar

TMF Association To Gather July 7 The Treasure Mountain Festival Association will meet at 6 p.m. July 7 at the TMF craft building in Franklin. All interested persons are welcome to attend.   PVCD Board To Meet July 6 The Potomac Valley Conservation District board meeting will be held at...

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Seneca Caverns Remains Closed

By Ammie Ruddle  Due to maintenance and safety concerns, Seneca Caverns will remain closed until further notice. Kyle Apple with Greer Lime Company said, “We are in the evaluation stage. We are hoping to have everything evaluated and understood within a month or two.” Apple said, “Until all information has...

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Commission Increased Funding to Library

By Ammie Ruddle Officials with the Pendleton County Library sent a letter to the county commissioners stating they are losing $7,000 in funding from the state for the next fiscal year.  The Pendleton County Board of Education approved increasing the library fund by $2,000 and the county commissioners unanimously approved increasing...

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Community Supports SFVFD

The South Fork Volunteer Fire Department lit up the sky with fireworks at its annual lawn party. By Ammie Ruddle Food, games, music, and fireworks brought residents out on June 25 to the annual South Fork Volunteer Fire Department lawn party. This event included a parade, raffle, food, including the...

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Mowery To Be Recognized in National Magazine

J.P. Mowery By Ammie Ruddle   J.P. Mowery, director of finance for Pendleton County Schools, was recognized by a national association of school business officials magazine for his work regarding rural school funding and has been tasked with writing an article for the magazine.   The interview originally appeared as...

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New Chairs Line Town Pool Deck 

Members of the Franklin Board of Parks approved the purchase of new lounge chairs to be placed at the town pool. By Shawn Stinson  Swimmers at the Town of Franklin pool have new lounge chairs to relax in and sit in the summer sun.  Elizabeth Scott, assistant business manager with...

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School Board to Consider Excess Levy

By Ammie Ruddle It may be summer break but the Pendleton County Board of Education is in full swing, hiring new staff, ensuring all school buildings and structures are clean and safe, and preparing for a new school year. These are just a few things discussed at the June 21...

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Pendleton-Man Clash Tops List 

Josh Alt By Shawn Stinson  Bailey Thompson The memory of the 2021 West Virginia Class A boys basketball championship contest still stings in the minds of Pendleton County fans. The contest was a clash of styles between Pendleton and heavily favored Man. The Wildcats preferred low-scoring games, while the Hillbillies...

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Berlie C. Sponaugle

Berlie C. Sponaugle, 93, of Franklin passed away June 21, 2022, at Pendleton Manor in Franklin. He was born June 30, 1928, at Cherry Grove and was the son of the late Ray Sponaugle and Pauline Wimer Sponaugle. Mr. Sponaugle was a 1947 graduate of Franklin High School and a...

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Dottie Lou Warner

Dottie Lou Warner, 77, of Franklin went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 23, 2022. She was born on Aug., 2, 1944, the daughter of the late Elmer Benjamin and Myrtle M. (Sponaugle) Phares.  Mrs. Warner was a graduate of Circleville High School and a member of...

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