‘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 is slow as he draws on his ever-present pipe. Lost in thought, the words come from him almost unbidden at first, as if extracted by an unseen More...

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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...

By Jaynell Graham On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Srodes publishes first book, ‘Phoebe and Earl’

A love story. A sports story. A tragedy.   Everyone has a story. Many pass from one generation to the next – around the kitchen table, in porch rockers or, perhaps, whispered in private.  Joel Srodes, of More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Richard Harry “Dick” Knapp 1847 – 1889

The Pocahontas Times, January 9, 1890 Dick Knapp, very mysteriously disappeared from his home near Edray a few weeks ago, and a short time after, was reported as being found dead in the woods. When a coroner’s More...