New wood stove regulations take effect this year


After the brutally cold winter we just experienced in Pocahontas County, nobody wants to hear about new wood stove regulations. But new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wood More...

Students present projects at Social Studies Fair

Partners Lexi Price and Emily Henderson present their project, “Ain’t I a Woman: Sojourner Truth,” to judges J.P. Alonso and Janet Ghigo at the county Social Studies Fair Friday. The group won first place in Division II, Sociology. S. Stewart photo

Partners Lexi Price and Emily Henderson present their project, “Ain’t I a Woman: Sojourner Truth,” to judges J.P. Alonso and Janet Ghigo at the county Social Studies More...

Board questioned about the fairness of the fair

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The board of education conference room resembled a courtroom at the board’s meeting Monday night as Marlinton resident and parent Sam Gibson questioned More...

Commission approves $6.1 million budget

During its regular meeting on March 17, the Pocahontas County Commission approved a budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. The $6,110,101 budget includes estimated property tax revenue 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 March 26, 2015

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Preserving Pocahontas

A group of men and young boys pose with a wrecked log loader on the track...

Preserving Pocahontas

A large crowd of parishioners gathered at the newly constructed Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro....

Preserving Pocahontas

Dr. John M. Cunningham was born on May 31, 1868 in Rockingham County, Virginia, to William...

Bessie Hickman

Bessie Mae Hickman, age 73, of Smithers, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home. Funeral service is Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m. at Lizemore Church of the Nazarene in Lizemore, More...

Rhoda Barb..

Rhoda Lucretia Summerfield Barb, age 90, of Marlinton, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Pocahontas Center. Born July 22, 1924, at Wymer, she was the daughter of the late Carl More...

James Martin..

James Harvey Martin, age 85, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at Envoy of Staunton. Born October 28, 1929, in West Virginia, he was a son of the late Gen. Lafette Martin and More...

Dolly McComb..

Dolly Gray McComb, age 85, of Cummings Creek, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. Born August 18, 1929, at Jerico, she was a daughter of More...

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 More...

D&E Appalachian Ensemble brings traditional song, dance to Marlinton

Traditional music and dance will take center stage at the Pocahontas County Opera House when the Davis & Elkins College Appalachian..

Casting call for Sherlock Holmes play

The Pocahontas Drama Workshop is looking for a few good men and a couple of women for the spring production of..

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..

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 – for Jim Wilson, that search is personal. “The Gatehouse is a project that has been underway for the last nineteen years,” Wilson said. “It..

Water Witching

Reprinted from January 21, 1965 edition of The Pocahontas Times Water witching has bobbed up in conversations several times the past few months so we More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Often we are unaware, and unappreciative, of the people and agencies that provide humanitarian and emergency help in times of need. Last weekend this was made dramatically evident to my wife and me when we called 911 because we were having a flue fire in our home at the..

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: It was with dismay, disillusionment and disappointment, I read The Pocahontas Times article dated March 5, 2015 titled “Complaint Channel Available for Jet Noise.” As a retired military and corporate pilot with over 40 years of aviation experience, I have lived More...

Field Notes

Pump Up the Volume Step out the door at daylight and you are bound to hear the robins announcing their presence..


Thursday, March 25, 1915 The lumber is moving in this county in a satisfactory way and there are millions of dollars..


Thursday, March 25, 1965 Spring sneaked in Saturday with snow and cold wind, and Sunday morning the temperature dropped to 7..
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Weather Report
Sky is Clear
humidity: 39%
wind: 21mph SSW
H 56 • L 56