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

NRAO and life in the Quiet Zone   “There are times when silence has the loudest voice” – Leroy Brownlow   Visitors swarm year-round to Pocahontas County to visit its many and varied attractions, from  Snowshoe Mountain...

Growing up in Marlinton in the early 1900s

Stimulating sales in my father’s store Stanley M. Klein   There were not many ways to stimulate business in the small town where Father had his dry goods store. An occasional full page ad in The Pocahontas...

The New Sheriff and the 1962 Marlinton High School Copperheads

Bobby Galford ~ A Copperhead for life Class of 1962 What a year! Why, you ask? Well, that’s the year a “New Sheriff” arrived on the scene for the Copperheads football team. Who am I talking...

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 began to look for some information on the subject. Did...

Motherhood is all around us

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer The magic of spring brings many gifts, but none more pleasing than the joy of witnessing motherhood in all its many forms. As we watch the tall, new grass sway in...

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....

From Bustle to Bust: The mystery of the old town of Watoga

Chelsea Walker Contributing Writer The Greenbrier River Trail is one of many sacred and preserved pieces of history that still remains as a tribute to our once vastly divergent past.   Dotted along the trail are countless...