Monitoring small homes in the neighborhood

EVERY STRUCTURE HOLDS a story, and lots of information is gathered at the Green Bank Observatory. Above is one of 20 birdhouses placed on the observatory grounds last spring. Detailed records are kept for each “home,” including how many birds hatched and thrived, and how many fell to predators.  D. Curry photos

EVERY STRUCTURE HOLDS a story, and lots of information is gathered at the Green Bank Observatory. Above is one of 20 birdhouses placed on the observatory grounds last spring. Detailed records are kept for each “home,” including how many birds hatched and thrived, and how many fell to predators. D. Curry photos Dave Curry Contributing Writer As More...

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PIGS “ROOT AHEAD” so they are considered a symbol of progress and good fortune. What can it hurt? Why not whip up a meal of roast pork, sauerkraut and black-eyed peas for New Year’s Day?
By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

For luck, for lard or just for fun

PIGS “ROOT AHEAD” so they are considered a symbol of progress and good fortune. What can it hurt? Why not whip up a meal of roast pork, sauerkraut and black-eyed peas for New Year’s Day? Laura Dean Bennett Contributing More...

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By admin On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

The long, sometimes forgotten, history of Christmas carols

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer Many of our modern traditions have deep, and often, forgotten roots.  Unraveling the tangled roots of even the most innocuous of our common and venerated practices can uncover More...

Cub Scout Kyle Kelk – with Wooddell in the background – salutes after placing a wreath at the Mountain View cemetery. Photos courtesy of Gail Hyer
By admin On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Veterans honored at WAA ceremony

Cub Scout Kyle Kelk – with Wooddell in the background – salutes after placing a wreath at the Mountain View cemetery. Photos courtesy of Gail Hyer Gail Hyer Contributing Writer Icy roads and cold temperatures More...

Joe Smith, right, presented the Member of the Year Award to Norris Long at the annual Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1100 Christmas Dinner.          S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

VVA honors WWII vets, outstanding member

Joe Smith, right, presented the Member of the Year Award to Norris Long at the annual Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1100 Christmas Dinner. S. Stewart photo Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The Pocahontas County More...

By Brandon Nottingham On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Junior Fireman ~ training for a noble work

Bartow-Frank-Durbin Volunteer Fire Department member Jessica Varner, right, with her buddy Devin DeHaven, who dreams of being a fireman one day. Varner went through the Junior Fireman program and now trains new More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Sutton ~ living a full and busy life

Arbovale resident Elizabeth “Liz” Sutton, is an artist of many mediums – photography, jewelry, textiles, soaps, lip balms, and more. Sutton’s wares are available at the Green Bank Gallery and This, That More...