Interviewer becomes interviewee


Pocahontas County High School graduate and Marshall University student Amanda Gibson recently interviewed The Pocahontas Times reporter Suzanne Stewart for a class project. Here More...

Durbin Council squabbles over Durbin Days

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the April 14 Durbin Town Council meeting, councilmembers found themselves at odds when discussing the Durbin Days Heritage Festival and its coordinator. Mayor More...

Welding students receive certification at PCHS

Pocahontas County High School senior Cody McCarty, left, recently received certification in welding from teacher Dervin Lambert, right. Not pictured:     senior Birch Loudermilk, who also certified in welding. Photo courtesy of Cammy Kesterson

Pocahontas County High School senior Cody McCarty, left, recently received certification in welding from teacher Dervin Lambert, right. Not pictured: senior Birch Loudermilk, More...

Black Fly Spraying

Due to weather and river conditions, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture has rescheduled aerial treatments for biological suppression of black flies on the New, Bluestone, More...

Shots don’t drop for Lady Warriors

Bruce McKean Contributing Writer I pulled out the 2014-15 Girls Basketball Coaches Association preseason poll and looked at the Class A rankings to see how well they predicted More...

Warriors fall to Yellowjackets, 60-55

After the Lady Warriors’ big win at Dunmore March 7, many of the fans headed up Rt. 28 to Petersburg to watch the Warrior boys take on #1 seed Moorefield in a Region 2, Section More...

Warriors pull off edge-of-seat win

Jason Bauserman Contributing Writer   There was a lot of excitement at Warrior Coliseum Tuesday night. If you were not there, I hope you listened on the Allegheny Mountain Radio More...

eTimes for April 23, 2015

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Preserving Pocahontas

A C&O crew is pictured with the first motor car used on the Greenbrier Sub-Division of...

Preserving Pocahontas

“Hotel Eureka” is front and center on this picturesque postcard of Front Street in Durbin during...

Preserving Pocahontas

The Bratton House on Tenth Avenue in Marlinton was built 1890-1900. It was the home of...

Paul Fobes

Paul Fobes, of Bruffeys Creek, passed away March 2, 2015, while walking his dogs near his home. Born May 26, 1947, at Providence, Rhode Island, he was a son of the late Elizabeth and Malcom Fobes. Paul More...

Jack McCauley..

Jack McCauley, age 95, of Oakland, Maryland, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home in Oakland, Maryland. Born March 3, 1920, in Bartow, he was a son More...

Richard Pritt..

Richard Tillman Pritt, age 68, of Beckley, formerly of Buckeye, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley. Born October 25, 1946, in Marlinton, More...

Calvin Simmons..

Calvin Clifford Simmons, age 87, of Winchester, Virginia, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney. He had been a resident of Hampshire Care Center More...

Opera House welcomes return of The Sweetback Sisters

The Sweetback Sisters return to the Pocahontas County Opera House April 25, at 7:30 p.m., bringing their signature More...

Theater and throwbacks coming to the Opera House

The Pocahontas County Opera House hosts a double-feature weekend with the stage production of Potluck on Friday, April 10, and Beatles/Grateful..

Bluegrass singer-songwriter Becky Buller coming to Opera House

The Pocahontas County Opera House welcomes a new addition to its performance calendar with bluegrass fiddler and singer-songwriter Becky Buller on..

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..

Richard Harry “Dick” Knapp 1847 – 1889

The Pocahontas Times, January 9, 1890 Dick Knapp, very mysteriously disappeared from his home near Edray a few weeks ago, and a short time after, was reported as being found dead in the woods. When a coroner’s jury was summoned and repaired to the scene it was found to be only..

The Gatehouse – a place to recover

Caroline Peters Contributing Writer Opioid abuse has proven to be a problem for the state of West Virginia, leading many people to search for a solution More...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Are there any good, God-fearing people out there who want change? Personally, I have lost faith in our taxpayer-funded, big corporation influenced public education system. I am committed to pursuing an alternative – a private Christian school. Education has become a monopoly business. Competition is good and it will..

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: As is often the case, there are issues of some importance facing the residents of Pocahontas County. A good number of people in the county feel very strongly about what goes on in our schools, the details of the Snowshoe area sewage system and RAD, the possibility More...

Field Notes

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources recently posted the 2014 Big Game Bulletin on their website. This is a compilation..


Thursday, April 23, 1915 The forest fires were late in starting this year but they came in limited quantities. The top..
Cast members in the 1965 Marlinton High School Junior Play, The Barretts of Wimpole Street. Front row - l to r: Martha Davison, Judy Baxter, Harriet Johnson, Virginia Miller, Jimmy Dilley, Nancy Diller, Dale Hollandsworth. Back row - l to r: Albert Wade, David Sparks, John Dean, Joe Sharp, Raymond Pryor, Larry Davis, Mike McMann, Bob McComb, Rick Griffin, Dolan Irvine. Costumes for the play were from the McClintic family. Photos courtesy of the McClintic collection


Thursday, April 22, 1965 Trout Season Trout season opens this Saturday, April 24, at 5 a.m., limit 8 per day, with..
Lantz Funeral Home

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