Impact from changes remains uncertain-class size matters

By Megan Moriarty Allegheny Mountain Radio According to the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Science, small class sizes have been proven to increase student achievement. More...

Circuit Court News

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Court Clerk Connie Carr, the following cases were heard July 25 before the Honorable Judge James J. Rowe: In a hearing on the State’s More...

Charges may be dismissed in former prosecutor’s case

A pre-trial conference in the embezzlement case against former Pocahontas County Prosecutor Donna Meadows-Price was held Monday in the Pocahontas County Circuit Court with the More...

Good things unveiled at PMH

ELMER DILLEY, LEFT, longtime Pocahontas Memorial Hospital employee and cousin of the late Donald W. Pethtal, talks with PMH board president Dr. Bob Must. Dilley had the honor of cutting the ribbon Thursday to open the door to the newly refurbished hospital room. PMH hopes that a successful Capital Campaign will make renovation of all patient rooms a reality. J. Graham photo

  Elmer Dilley, longtime Pocahontas Memorial Hospital employee and cousin of the late Donald W. Pethtal, talks with PMH board president Dr. Bob Must. Dilley had the honor More...

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Warriors excelling in summer b-ball

The Pocahontas County High School basketball team swept a four-game practice series at Greenbrier West last Thursday. The Warriors defeated Meadow Bridge, Liberty (Raleigh), West More...

Wildcats end Warrior baseball season – again

PCHS SOPHOMORE BRAXTON Rider is projected to be the eldest player and only junior on the roundball squad next season. A standout player this season, Rider showed the determination More...

Rose, Gardner and Galford score at 100th state track meet

Contributing Writer Bruce McKean A May 18 article by Mike Whiteford in the Charleston Gazette talks about the small crowd that came to Charleston’s Wehrle Park on May 23, More...

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Pres. Pocaweb, 7-31 Preserving Pocahontas

This large group of loggers, women and children are standing on the porch of a boarding...

Pres. Poca Preserving Pocahontas

Students and teacher in front of the Gum Spring School located on Sheets Road between Green...

Pres. Poca. 2 Preserving Pocahontas

  This photograph of Pocahontas County Enlistees is one of many in our World War II...

Rosalie Buzzard

Rosalie Frances Buzzard, age 74, of Huttonsville, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at her home. Born January 16, 1940, at Warm Springs, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Elmer Mines, Sr., and More...

Iris Crews..

Iris “Faye” Crews, age 75, of Davenport, Florida, formerly of Dunmore, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Astoria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Winter Haven, More...

Sue Stadler..

Sue Ann Stadler, age 76, of Arbovale, formerly of Marlinton, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Valentine Personal Care Center in Elkins after a long illness. Born April More...

Ruth Wilson..

Ruth G. McChesney Wilson, age 71, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Regency Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Born February 1, 1943, she was a daughter More...

Austin Walkin’ Cane returns to Marlinton, singing the blues

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The Pocahontas County Opera House welcomes the return of slide guitarist and blues singer Austin Walkin’ More...

Opera House will host Music in The Mountains Old-Time Festival

The Pocahontas County Opera House is starting its 2014-15 season with two days of old-time music and old-fashioned fun during the..

High Street Jazz Band – celebrate West Virginia Day at the Opera House

  Morgantown’s High Street Jazz Band will swing into Marlinton on West Virginia Day, Friday, June 20, to bring a little..

Students see the good and bad on Choice Bus

Mattie C. Stewart Foundation presenter Lynn Smelley talks to students at Marlinton Middle School on the Choice Bus. The program shows students what can happen if they choose to drop out of school. The back half of the bus is outfitted with a prison cell to show students the consequences of bad choices. S. Stewart photo

Mattie C. Stewart Foundation presenter Lynn Smelley talks to students at Marlinton Middle School on the Choice More...

Students experience other cultures at Spanish Immersion Camp

The first rule of Spanish Immersion Camp is – no English. Spanish teacher Shirlene Groseclose, inspired by camps she attends each year,..

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: At the last meeting about the Snowshoe Resort Area District (RAD), two Commissioners mentioned that they have been receiving a number of calls about whether the RAD will affect the county’s hotel motel tax. There were no answers, so I did some research. It seems like a county gets..

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Having been born and imprinted in my youth by those beautiful mountains of Pocahontas County and environs, I continue to maintain an active interest in the wellbeing of the county, whether habitat preservation, public libraries, etc. With that, I offer this commentary More...

Field Notes

The Bruffy’s Creek Yayhoo by Devin McCoy   It was early fall, I was camping on a private piece of land..

100-Years Ago

Thursday, July 30, 1914   LOSES AN ARM George Kline, of this place, was at Covington last Sunday morning and was..

Fifty-Years-Ago

Thursday, July 30, 1964 From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp   Snakes Rev. W. E. Pierce killed a 45-inch rattlesnake..