Is it getting warmer or colder?

What is the weather trend in Pocahontas County over the past 23 years? As far as temperature, there doesn't seem to be one. The mean temperature for the entire 23-year period is 47.0 degrees. Thirteen years are below the 23-year mean while 10 are above. 2011 and 2012 were significantly above the mean, while the past two years were slightly below. See next week's edition of The Pocahontas Times for a comparison of winter weather and snowfall for the same period. Data from NWS Observer Jason Bauserman. Chart by G. Hamill

What is the weather trend in Pocahontas County over the past 23 years? As far as temperature, there doesn’t seem to be one. The mean temperature for the entire 23-year period is 47.0 degrees. Thirteen years are below the 23-year mean while 10 are above. 2011 and 2012 were significantly above the mean, while the past two years were slightly below. More...

by Geoff Hamill | Published 5 months ago
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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Pack 33 holds Pinewood Derby

  Cub Scout Adam Workman, on the right, celebrates a victory while a disappointed Carter Vandevender looks on. Cub Scout Pack 33 held their annual Pinewood Derby on Sunday morning at the Marlinton Wellness More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Ugly Sweater Dinner

Marlinton United Methodist Church held an ugly sweater dinner on Saturday afternoon, to which many attendees wore their least fashionable sweater. In the photo, some of the dinner guests, left to right: Eveline More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Pocahontas County Day at State Capitol

Several Pocahontas County elected representatives and officials attended the first Pocahontas County Day at the State Capitol last Friday. Among the attendees were Delegates Denise Campbell and Bill Hartman, Commissioners More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Man vs. Nature

Following a 36-hour weekend snowstorm, Marlinton town workers were hard-pressed to clear mountains of snow from streets. In the photo, Marlinton Maintenance Chief Mike Ryder operates a front-end loader to load snow More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Big square dance in Dunmore

Mudhole Control provided the music Saturday night for a well-attended square dance at Dunmore Community Center. Ellen and Eugene Ratcliffe, of Monterey, Virginia, called the dance. Pocahontas County Parks and Recreation More...

The area along Fourth Avenue in Marlinton, outside of the Greenbrier River floodplain, would seem to be a good place for residential or commercial development, but the area is blighted by ramshackle structures, like the three in the photo. Marlinton Code Enforcement Officer David Watkins  will have the mission to deal with dangerous and unsightly conditions like these, but the ultimate responsibility to take action on blighted properties is Marlinton Town Council's. G. Hamill photo.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Fourth Avenue blight

The area along Fourth Avenue in Marlinton, outside of the Greenbrier River floodplain, would seem to be a good place for residential or commercial development, but the area is blighted by ramshackle structures, More...

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