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  Travellers’ Repose in Bartow, pictured on this postcard from the early 1900s, is located on the old stage turnpike midway between Staunton, Virginia, and Parkersburg, More...

Embezzlement charge against former prosecutor dismissed

Senior Status Judge Thomas H. Keadle has granted a dismissal of the embezzlement charge against former Pocahontas County Prosecutor Donna Meadows Price. Special assistant prosecutor More...

Circuit Court News

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Court Clerk Connie Carr, the following cases were heard August 15 before the Honorable Judge Robert E. Richardson: In a change of plea More...

A not so impossible dream


  Seventy-four year old Wayne Smith and his 70 year old brother Lloyd are on a road trip. Supported by their church, family and friends, the pair left South Boston, Virginia, More...


Lady Warriors have fighting spirit

The 2014 Pocahontas County High School Lady Warriors soccer team. Front row, left to right: Smokie the Mascot, Bryce Kranc, Lindsey Hartzell, Tiffany Hoover, Allie Burns, Samantha More...

Warrior soccer focused on endurance

The 2014 Pocahontas County High School Warriors soccer team. Front row, left to right: Connor Pyles, Matthew Pritt, Trey Walton, Logan Burks, Kendel Ober and Kevin Bennett. Back More...

PCHS golfers aim for another super season

Members of the Pocahontas County High School Golf Team before their August 13 match against Tygarts Valley, l-r: Stephen Mick, Brandon Wilfong, Brandon Halterman, Matt Rao, Chase More...

eTimes for August 21, 2014

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Ledger Gage Dean

Ledger Gage Dean, six-month-old toddler, of Hillsboro, passed away Friday, August 16, 2014, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. Born January 17, 2014 at Ronceverte, he was a son of Timothy W. Dean Jr. and More...

Hazel McQuain..

Hazel Mae Mohr McQuain, age 79, of Dunmore, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Pocahontas Center. Born February 7, 1935, at Baltimore, Maryland, she was a daughter of the late More...

Buster Cleveland Thompson..

Buster Cleveland Thompson, age 66, of Marlinton, passed away Monday, August 19, 2014, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Memorial graveside service will be Sunday, August 24, at 3 More...

David Buzzard..

David Gayle Buzzard, age 75, of Glendale, Arizona, died August 5, 2014, at the Life Care Center in North Glendale, Arizona. Born May 25, 1939, at Minnehaha Springs, he was a More...

Opera House welcomes back Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys


Longtime Opera House favorite, the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys, return to Marlinton on Saturday, August 30, More...

GVT to present Tammy Wynette story – One Night Only

“Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman.” No one knew that truth quite like country singer Tammy Wynette. And she sang about it. She..

The Wild West comes to Durbin

  The Sheriff casts a glance at the boarding passengers. He’s wondering if this trip will go well. His reputation is..

First time principal brings years of experience to MES

Principal Greg Ball

Principal Greg Ball When Greg Ball, formerly of North Carolina, decided it was time to leave the classroom to More...

Students see the good and bad on Choice Bus

The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation Choice Bus is a sort of time machine – a glimpse into a future without an..

MHS Class of ’54 reunion

Marlinton High School Class of 1954 pictured l to r: Front row, Freda Underwood Thompson, Shirley Kelly Smith, Nancy Ward Currence, Barbara Varnery Kelly, Marilyn Ryder Alvaro, Doris Ella Cooper Lustine, Phyllis Shumaker Merrell and Ward Jackson. Second row, JoAnne Beverage Gardner, Kenneth Townsend, Mary Louise Bowers Workman, Dorothy Weatherholt Kellison, Patricia Landis McNeill and Robert Sheilds. Third row, Adele Friel Loudermilk, Mary Jarvis Currence, Martin Bell, Steve Smith, Fred Burns, Jr., Don Ervine and Richard Sharp. On Saturday, July 12, members of the Marlinton High School Class of 1954 gathered at the Pocahontas Community Wellness Center in Marlinton to celebrate their 60th class reunion. Classmates were greeted with the Marlinton High School Fight Song, then enjoyed sweet rolls and coffee. They found their seats by the place..

Bad Men of Greenbrier

Pocahontas Sheriff and Deputy Take Them July 1914 In June 1913, Theodore Hoke, aged fifty years, and Jesse Hoke, his son, ages 24 years, were tried in More...

Letters to the editor

Dear Editor: We have been truly blessed in our country with our natural resources and our quality of life. We are blessed once more by the discovery of the natural gas in shale formations and the ability to recover it. We now have an abundance of energy and the chance to..

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I am writing at the request of several Snowshoe community homeowners to share some information in response to Mr. Tate’s recently published letter.  In his letter, Mr. Tate raises questions over whether a Resort Area District would have the authority to take More...

Field Notes

Odds and ends   The summer continues to rush along toward its inevitable end.  School will start soon and homeowners will..

100 Years Ago

Thursday, August 20, 1914 We have in this county a successful businessman of the town of Durbin, who is a native..


Thursday, August 20, 1964 From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp   Golden Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. John Hively will..