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McDowellCounty

Princeton, WV

#1 Sep 20, 2011
What's up with the building of townhouses up on the mountain?

The rent starts at $825.00 a month. Don't they know McDowell County Is a very poor county? "No high paying job's here".

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#2 Sep 20, 2011
Thank the coal companies who hire men from out of state to work, thus making rent go sky high for these men to stay.
Thank the stupid people who wish to turn the county into one big ATV trail for the out-of-state barons to rent homes and trailers to have somewhere to stay while they play.
Deep roots

Detroit, MI

#3 Sep 20, 2011
I used to go to a strip club called toms. They had a lot of full figured gals up in there. They shure knew how to pop lock and drop it. Back it up and dump it baby.

“HobertC The1Great AwesomeOne ”

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Welch WV

#4 Sep 20, 2011
Business men, and higher ups at the Prisons.... even a few select coalminers.....
I figure one has to be making $2000 to $2500 a month to afford one of these houses!!!!

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#5 Sep 20, 2011
toms mountain is mt view hill right ? that kinda sucks.i remember thinking it was so beautiful there in the morning on the top,watching the sun rise and seeing the wild life. its ashame theyre going to take away from its natural beauty.also does anyone know how hard it is to get up that mountain in the winter time?
McDowell County

Princeton, WV

#6 Sep 20, 2011
Mr_h wrote:
Business men, and higher ups at the Prisons.... even a few select coalminers.....
I figure one has to be making $2000 to $2500 a month to afford one of these houses!!!!
The rent I posted before on here is wrong. It starts at $875.00 a month and goes up.

Around 98% of the staff from the Prison, W-C-H, The Tug River Heath, Bosses and coal company owners do not stay in McDowell County. And they never will.
McDowell County

Princeton, WV

#7 Sep 20, 2011
Mr_h wrote:
Business men, and higher ups at the Prisons.... even a few select coalminers.....
I figure one has to be making $2000 to $2500 a month to afford one of these houses!!!!
I was just told that the Owner got the land real cheap.
That's why he's building. The same company has rental units for lease In Mercer County,WVa.,, Bluefield,Va., And In the state of N.C.

It must be a tax write-off.

“HobertC The1Great AwesomeOne ”

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Welch WV

#8 Sep 20, 2011
Pocahontas Land corp owns most land in the county if it not own by a private owner... Which Pocahontas always has mineral rights....

It the same reason Mount View was built there, it was cheap land compare to elsewhere...

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#9 Sep 20, 2011
i can see making a campground , but i dont think they should build apartments or condos or houses it takes away from the natural beauty. toms mtn is a beautiful place even though it is an old strip mine. they already have problems with the foundation on the school shifting and sinking. they have to fix it every year.wtf are they thinkin building family homes?when we would skip school sometimes,we always hung out on the mountain in fear of seeing our parents.to hear that theyre doing this makes me wanna cry.i have many memories there.where exactly are they building them at on the mountain?
Cobalt

United States

#10 Sep 20, 2011
They pay taxes on that land,they schould be able to do whatever they want to with there land. Who are we to tell a person what they can or cannot do with there property.
McDowell County

Princeton, WV

#11 Sep 20, 2011
Mr_h wrote:
Pocahontas Land corp owns most land in the county if it not own by a private owner... Which Pocahontas always has mineral rights....
It the same reason Mount View was built there, it was cheap land compare to elsewhere...
The land was giv'en to the B-O-E for the school.

I noticed a fence around some of the land next to the road were the townhouses are to be built. No sign posted on the fence. I guess it belongs to another company.

“HobertC The1Great AwesomeOne ”

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Welch WV

#12 Sep 22, 2011
Notice in yesterdays Welch paper they finally going build the apartments/town houses where New Hope was....
McDowell County

Princeton, WV

#13 Sep 22, 2011
Mr_h wrote:
Notice in yesterdays Welch paper they finally going build the apartments/town houses where New Hope was....
Is that what they called it up on Tom's Mountain?
sarajane

Jackson, MS

#14 Sep 22, 2011
Maybe they are going to be section 8 homes?
McDowellCounty

Princeton, WV

#15 Sep 23, 2011
I was at the kimball Wall-Mart on 09-22-2011. I was talking to a lot of customer's. They said the samething as I did. Nothing here In McDowell County anymore, Why build nice townhouses on the mountain.

I even called the phone # that was included with the add in the News Paper. They wouldn't give me a straight answer. It was a strange conversation.

Sounds like a scam to me.

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#16 Sep 25, 2011
Cobalt wrote:
They pay taxes on that land,they schould be able to do whatever they want to with there land. Who are we to tell a person what they can or cannot do with there property.
im not trying to tell anyone what they should or shouldnt do with "their" land or property. i just think its a beautiful place there and they already have problems with a school foundation, maybe its a bad idea to build other homes considering the problems they have with the maintenance of a school
Toms Mountain

Princeton, WV

#17 Sep 25, 2011
I was at the Mercer Mall on 09-24-2011. I talked to a lot of people that lived in McDowell County at one time. Now living In Mercer County.
They said the samething to me. "Why build in McDowell County now" Nothing is in McDowell County anymore.

“...sooner than you think.”

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#18 Sep 26, 2011
I'm glad to hear that there will be options of nice housing in Welch. McDowell County was built by outsiders who came into this beautiful land for jobs. The critical link to lure working folks back to the county is housing. Maybe that is why so many now live outside of the county. If we had options, we'd move back. I know a couple right now who would move to Welch in a heartbeat but they can't find nice, modern, secure housing. Why are there so many hurtful people who slam folks who can afford $1000 a month rent? I don't understand people who get on Topix and cut down the ATV and tourist entrepreneurs and coal officials. They are working hard to create the new McDowell County economy, much like our ancestors did a few generations ago. This county is full of beauty. I wish we could be more positive about new ventures in our county.

“...sooner than you think.”

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#19 Sep 26, 2011
Jesse James the Outlaw wrote:
Thank the coal companies who hire men from out of state to work, thus making rent go sky high for these men to stay.
Thank the stupid people who wish to turn the county into one big ATV trail for the out-of-state barons to rent homes and trailers to have somewhere to stay while they play.
I have yet to speak to anyone who will not agree that the coal companies would hire every local person available IF they could find stable workers who could pass the drug tests. That is the sad reality. There is still plenty of highly sought after met-coal in McDowell County. If coal companies can't find local workers, yes, they WILL go outside of the area to find them. Our coal WILL be mined. If the local folks want part of the action, they need to treating these jobs as a privilege, not as a right. They need to be proud workers like our ancestors were. If not, there are plenty of out-of-state folks who are lined up to come in and work...proudly!

ATV trails themselves are not affecting your daily life. They do not harm any of our lifestyles. Open your eyes. Look at what ATV tourists need and you will find your own gold mine. You can then become a local baron.

Btw, jealousy feeds narrow-mindedness.
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“HobertC The1Great AwesomeOne ”

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Welch WV

#21 Sep 26, 2011
MtnGalAlways wrote:
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I have yet to speak to anyone who will not agree that the coal companies would hire every local person available IF they could find stable workers who could pass the drug tests. That is the sad reality. There is still plenty of highly sought after met-coal in McDowell County. If coal companies can't find local workers, yes, they WILL go outside of the area to find them. Our coal WILL be mined. If the local folks want part of the action, they need to treating these jobs as a privilege, not as a right. They need to be proud workers like our ancestors were. If not, there are plenty of out-of-state folks who are lined up to come in and work...proudly!
ATV trails themselves are not affecting your daily life. They do not harm any of our lifestyles. Open your eyes. Look at what ATV tourists need and you will find your own gold mine. You can then become a local baron.
Btw, jealousy feeds narrow-mindedness.
So true so true...

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