Preserving Pocahontas

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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, Jane Price Sharp, Marjorie E. Michael, Helen McMann, Hallie Adkison. Courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID: PHS004504 Access More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Circuit Court News

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following cases were heard June 27 before the Honorable James J. Rowe: Megan Josephine Stewart, 23, of Oceana, failed to appear for a status conference More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

PSC warns of utility billing scam

The Public Service Commission is again warning about scam phone calls in West Virginia from people claiming to represent electric and gas utility companies.  A gentleman from the Parkersburg area contacted the More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Marlinton Council renews State Police contract

Marlinton Town Council in regular session on July 7. Council agreed to purchase a water eductor for the Marlinton Fire Department, at a cost of $3,515. The device is used to draw water from rivers and other water More...

Flying Higher, LLC director Jo Santiago gives a presentation with red-tailed hawk Ty at the Homegrown Arts and Music Festival at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Ty came to live with Santiago 18 years ago after he was injured by a motor vehicle. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Homegrown Arts and Music Festival – a fine feather affair

Flying Higher, LLC director Jo Santiago gives a presentation with red-tailed hawk Ty at the Homegrown Arts and Music Festival at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Ty came to live with Santiago 18 years ago after he was More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Genealogy Group documenting the past to benefit the future

Ruckman Cemetery on Stephen Hole Road A dedicated group of volunteers is on a mission to document every burial site in the county. The Pocahontas County Genealogy Group already has indexed 143 cemeteries and published More...

An American Toad was observed during Saturday's herpetology hike at Watoga State Park. Just two species of toad, the American and Fowler's, are found in West Virginia. Both can be found in Pocahontas County. The American Toad makes a shrill, high-pitched call. Contrary to popular belief, people do not get warts from toads.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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Throughout the summer, Watoga State Park Assistant Superintendent Kelly Smith and Park Naturalist Chreyle Bogss have led monthly hikes into the wilds of Watoga to teach and learn about the infinite wonders of nature. More...