Little Levels Heritage Fair Vespers Service

The Little Levels Heritage Fair draws to a close each year with a Vespers Service on Sunday evening at the McNeel Cemetery in Hillsboro. This year’s service was dedicated to the late Jacob Moffett “Mac” McNeel. Mac’s former pastor, Rev. Cameron Harkness, of Lewisburg, led the service. The following is a transcript of his remarks from that evening: “With More...

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OREANA “RENE” WHITE, wearing a 4-H T-shirt and standing on the steps of the Pocahontas County Opera House.  The photo captures just two of the areas that have benefited from White’s years of dedication and hard work. Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Cara Rose had this to say about White: “Over the many years I have had the privilege of knowing Rene White, many times I have passed her home and wondered how on Earth she has been able to maintain her stamina for giving so much of herself to our community.” S. Stewart photo
By Pocahontas Times On Thursday, June 19th, 2014

White and Srodes honored with Governor’s Service Awards

  OREANA “RENE” WHITE, wearing a 4-H T-shirt and standing on the steps of the Pocahontas County Opera House. The photo captures just two of the areas that have benefited from White’s years of dedication More...

This one for sure
By Jaynell Graham On Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Generation to generation

  Scott Hayes is content on his parcel of the world on Back Mountain Road, just above Durbin. He lived there early on with his parents, and he is raising his own family there now. “We moved on this mountain More...

Rain didn't dampen the spirits of these fly-fishermen and women Saturday who attended the Orvis class at the Pocahontas Fish and Game Adventures’ cabin on Stony Creek. Pictured, l to r: Paul Hicks, of Parkersburg, property co-owner Roger Trusler, of Marlinton, Carol Greening, of Belpre, Ohio, Scott Fisher, of Lower Salem, Ohio, Dave Carpenter, of Little Hocking, Ohio, Bob Hicks, of Parkersburg, and property co-owner Ernie Shaw, of Marlinton. J. Graham photo
By Greg Hamons On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

A fire, a fly and a rainy afternoon

“The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t.” ~ Patrick F. McManus The fairly steady rain on Saturday was nothing short of miserable for folks who had to be outside. But no matter More...

Huppert's sewing room web
By Bonnie Gifford On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Jane Huppert, stage manager extraordinaire

  A slender figure dressed in black moves silently across the dark Opera House stage, pausing occasionally to perform a task in the shadows, then continuing on, finally disappearing from view.  The stage lights More...

Main Street Marlinton in 1982 was a hub of activity. Not an empty storefront could be found at that time. A close look reveals a Grand Opening sign in the window of the new Family Dollar. Established businesses such as J&P Furniture, AJAD's, the Royal Drug Store, Dollar General, Seneca Floral and Gifts. French's Diner, Western Auto and C. J. Richardson added to the vitality of the downtown area. The three-story First National Bank on the right and Bank of Marlinton on the left stood catty-corner and anchored the intersection of Main Street and Third Avenue. Photo courtesy of Mayor Joe Smith and Morris Long
By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Marlinton – the way we were

  Main Street Marlinton in 1982 was a hub of activity. Not an empty storefront could be found at that time. A close look reveals a Grand Opening sign in the window of the new Family Dollar. Established businesses More...

At right, Louise Brown Butcher poses with a motorcar in the town of Spruce in 1945. At left, Butcher, today, at her home in Green Bank.
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The school is gone, the memories remain

At right, Louise Brown Butcher poses with a motorcar in the town of Spruce in 1945. At left, Butcher, today, at her home in Green Bank. From the time she was a little girl, Green Bank native Louise Brown Butcher More...