A ‘Big Bang’ of a beginning but, as yet, no end to the story

NRAO Business Manager Mike Holstine walks across the dish of the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope. This hike is only possible on scheduled maintenance days. Observations cease, and a few lucky folks, who aren’t afraid of heights, get to take full tour. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) NRAO and life in the Quiet Zone   “There are times when silence More...

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By Jaynell Graham On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Respect returned

“They deserve to be remembered,”caretaker Frank Gravely often said of veterans interred at Mountain View Cemetery. Gravely put flags on more than 550 graves each Memorial Day. G. Hamill photo “He was More...

By Jaynell Graham On Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Play Ball

FOUR AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALLS from Little League games, played in the early 1960s, have come home. Rev. George McCune, a volunteer umpire for the league, saved the mementoes. His sons, Larry and Jim, recently brought More...

By Jaynell Graham On Monday, December 7th, 2015

Minnehaha – the hospitality place

Pocahontas County has always had the distinction of being a place of hospitality, and that distinction may have found its beginning at Minnehaha. Minnehaha Springs, located north of Marlinton on Rt. 39 is a pastoral More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

‘We never did know’

Twenty-Years-Ago November 2, 1995 10th Anniversary of the Flood of ’85 ‘We never did know’ When Marlinton Mayor Doug Dunbrack talks about the Flood of ’85, his voice is grim and his speech More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

A couple of panther stories from The Pocahontas Times archives

Panther Killed The Pocahontas Times April 15, 1976 If only Cal Price were alive, is what everyone has been saying since Sunday afternoon at 2:15 when a panther was killed in the Jacox-Lobelia area by Kessler Pritt. Pritt More...

By Pocahontas Times On Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Memories of Campbelltown School

In 1969, the State Fire Marshal condemned Marlinton Elementary School. The students were sent to Campbelltown School, the basement of the Marlinton Methodist Church and mobile trailers. Campbelltown School was More...