Bear hunt for disabled kids and vets

Left photo: Austin Rump is pictured with his kill. He and his grandfather, Bruce, traveled from New York to participate in the recent USSA hunt. They each got a bear.   Right photo: BRANDON “LANE” PETTY, front right, kneels next to USSA volunteer Tom Provezis. Petty bagged a prize-winning 680 pound bear on the property of Governor-Elect Jim Justice.

Left photo: Austin Rump is pictured with his kill. He and his grandfather, Bruce, traveled from New York to participate in the recent USSA hunt. They each got a bear. Right photo: More...

BOE losing federal, state funding

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer   At the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, the board learned there will be a large cut in the amount of funding it receives More...

Grow Appalachia seeks gardeners

Liz Kammeyer High Rocks is looking for families and individuals who are excited about gardening and want to be part of a year-long program to increase production and improved More...

Southern States Co-op donates to putt-putt project

Southern States - Marlinton Co-op Manager Robert Lee, left, presented a check for $500 to Watoga Foundation board member Alfred Dean, Jr. for the foundation’s proposed putt-putt course at the state park. Pictured, l to r: Lee, Dean, Mary Dawson, David Elliott, Jody Spencer and Frankie Hammons. S. Stewart photo

Southern States – Marlinton Co-op Manager Robert Lee, left, presented a check for $500 to Watoga Foundation board member Alfred Dean, Jr. for the foundation’s proposed More...

Lady Warriors hold off young Moorefield squad

Bruce McKean Contributing Writer PCHS – 55 Moorefield – 43 Veteran Moorefield High School head girls basketball coach Paul Kiplinger lost five seniors to graduation, including More...

Warriors on winning streak with three in a row

Dave Curry Contributing Writer The Pocahontas County High School Warriors had a great week of basketball, adding three wins to their ever-improving season totals. On January More...

Four Warriors recognized for All-State team

The West Virginia Sports Writers Association has announced its selection of players for the 2016 All State Class A Football Team. Among those receiving recognition for their More...

E-times for January 12th

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Tomb Lumber Co. Store, Watoga – circa 1910 Preserving Pocahontas

The Tomb Lumber Company Store at Watoga is the backdrop for a large group of workers...

Camp Thornwood – Winter 1935 Preserving Pocahontas

An aerial photograph of Camp Thornwood taken in the winter of 1935. This Civilian Conservation Corps...

newyearcard_faulknier1953_php002576 Preserving Pocahontas

The Happy New Year card comes from the G. Merl Faulknier Family, of Marlinton. The little...

Joe Shaw

Joe Nelson Shaw, age 69, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, January 8, 2017, at UPMC Montefiore in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born April 9, 1947, in Buckhannon, he was a son of the late Burl N. and Ila Josephine More...

Emma Epling..

Emma Lou Pyles Epling, age 75, of Scott Depot, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House West in South Charleston. Born April 7, 1941, at Seebert, she More...

Kathleen Simmons..

Kathleen “Pete” Simmons, age 102, of Scott Depot, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017. Born February 11, 1914, at Enterprise, she was a daughter of the late John and Daisy More...

Roger Cain..

Roger Earl Cain, age 72, of Marlinton, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, in Roanoke, Virginia, from injuries received in a vehicle accident near More...

Ragtime pianist Paul Asaro coming to Opera House

The Pocahontas County Opera House will welcome back renowned ragtime piano virtuoso Paula Asaro Saturday, November More...

October brings musical variety to the Opera House stage

October brings an eclectic mix of music to the Pocahontas County Opera House. Tribute band Long Strange Night leads the month..

Musicians to celebrate the life and musical legacy of Terry Richardson

Musicians will come together to celebrate the life and musical legacy of Terry Richardson in a special concert at the Pocahontas..

Students shine at Social Studies Fair

Students shared their knowledge in the categories of anthropology, economics, geography, political science, More...

PCHS principal excited to become a Warrior

Bob Miller has had a variety of jobs in the education field. He taught math, was an assistant principal, career technical..

Elk River Ramblers – life, music and a day job

Photo courtesy of Tom Walker
On October 23, 2016, Pocahontas County musicians took to the stage at the Opera House to pay tribute to businessman, friend  and fellow musician Terry Richardson. The Elk River Ramblers, from left, Seth Maynard, Paul Marganian and Galen Watts performed songs in memory of their bandmate. Convey – to cause to pass from one place or person to another. – Merriam Webster Dictionary As we travel this road of life we often come in contact with unforgettable sights, sounds and voices. Someone who recently visited the Grand Canyon said the experience moved them to tears. It’s difficult..

Ben Sollee brings ‘Infowars’ to Marlinton

Ben Sollee Kentucky songwriter, composer and storyteller Ben Sollee returns to the Pocahontas County Opera House Friday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m., following More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Wow! Congratulations to Pocahontas County High School students for ranking sixth in the state in Common Core 2015/2016 math scores and to ninth graders in particular for ranking #1! How fortunate the county is to have the skillful educational and leadership talents of Joanna Burt-Kinderman. You all have proven..

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I want to express my appreciation to the residents of Pocahontas County for being such great hosts to the tourists that visit. This ski season is so important for our economy and your hospitality is crucial. Sam Gibson Slaty Fork  More...

Field Notes

Look up. Just east of Rt. 92/28 in Arbovale there is a pine patch – just a few acres – that..

100 Years Ago

Thursday, January 1, 1917 Officials unearthed over a thousand gallons of different kinds of booze on premises near Stuarts Draft, Virginia...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, January 12, 1967 Police Graduate Mrs. John Hause and daughter, Mrs. Don Kiner, attended the graduation exercises of the Virginia..