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Boys of Droop Remembered

Each of us can identify an event or activity that inspired us or made us think differently about the world around us. Sometimes in searching for the “big one”, we overlook some of the diminutive ones that can be profound if we let them. This summer in Pocahontas County, and the entire region, there have [...]

Little Levels Fair celebrates Hefner Family Music

The Little Levels Heritage Fair is acclaimed as one of the outstanding events in the Potomac Highlands region and this the fourteenth year of heritage celebration looks to be no different. This year’s theme is Traditions in Music and celebrates the Hefner Family of Little Levels. Richard Hefner and Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys will perform [...]


This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. The harrowing battle raged for four years, pitting brother against brother at the cost of more than 600,000 lives. Out of the war, however, there was born a new state, the only one created as a direct result of the war [...]

Living Classroom Takes Shape

Soon we’re going to be developing a Living Classroom…right here in Pocahontas County. And what better place could there be to do that than in Nature’s Mountain Playground? What better place to learn about the great outdoors than the great outdoors?

Local man gives life to 142 year old grist mill

It was the silent dignity of the old grist mill on the side of the road that caught his attention more than a decade ago. Closed, and shuttered since the mid 1940s, the mill represented a simpler life.

Beauty at Droop Mountain

A battlefield, a haven, a hiking mecca…Droop Mountain offers peace and tranquility.