Franklin man remains a Durbin guy at heart

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Keller brothers, Moreau, center, and Ed, with friend and fellow Durbin native Phil Ware. Ed remained in Pocahontas County until 1952, when he moved to Franklin, where he lives now with his wife, Helen. Photos courtesy of Ed Keller Back when it was a boom town – home to general stores, a bank, theater and railroad stop – Durbin was the playground More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Vets to Agriculture coming to Pocahontas County

A new program to help veterans start agriculture-based businesses has generated a lot of interest in other parts of the state, and the program’s founder is coming to Pocahontas County to provide information More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

VFW focusing on help for local vets

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4595 has launched an initiative to re-energize the local post and increase direct assistance to local vets. During a meeting on July 9, incoming Post Commander Geoff Hamill discussed More...

By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Durbin mayor resigns, recorder to follow suit

After serving three consecutive terms as mayor, Donald Peck resigned the post at the July 8 Durbin Town Council meeting. Peck said he was disappointed in the way the council is enforcing the ordinances that he and More...

By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

An unexpected connection

In a good, flowing conversation, one story leads to another. And so it is with written stories, as was evidenced again this past week. Friday afternoon, after reading his copy of the July 10 edition of The Pocahontas More...

By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Supreme Court upholds green box fees

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals held that Pocahontas County homeowners must pay a mandatory garbage collection fee, known as the “green box fee,” even if they don’t use the county-operated refuse More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Preserving Pocahontas

The Marlinton High School Class of 1936 at their Reunion during Pioneer Days, ca. 1970. Pictured left to right: Kenneth Bumgardner, Burton Smith, James McNeill, Oren Waugh, Gray Ruckman, Ava Guthrie, Jay B. Graham, More...