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 the baseballs back to Marlinton. S. Stewart photo Former residents Larry McCune and Jim McCune visited The Pocahontas Times office a few More...

by Jaynell Graham | Published 5 months ago
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...

By Jaynell Graham On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

What happened at the poolroom

TABLES WAITING FOR action in the old poolroom on Main Street in Marlinton. The “quiet” of this photo is in sharp contrast to the memories of the cracking and pinging of pool balls and pin ball machines. More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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

Sam Arbogast’s grandfather and grandmother, Dennis and Elizabeth Simmons Dunn, in the boat they used to ferry residents to and from the old town of Watoga. Chelsea Walker Contributing Writer The Greenbrier More...