Building Consensus

by Jay Miller Examining the last two school levy proposals There is an unsolved mystery that affects all students, parents and teachers in Pocahontas County. Why did the proposed school levies fail in the elections of 2014 and 2016? Even though the measures were for very different purposes, why did voters reject both by about the same margin – More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Commissioners hear concerns and plans from area residents and organizations

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer The Pocahontas County Commission meeting began as usual February 21, with the public input/hear callers portion of the agenda. Charlie Sheets, Chairman of the Board of the More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

In Memory of Christine

Laura Dean Contributing Writer   Pocahontas County Humane Society president Chip Adkins gratefully accepted a $2,000 donation last week from John Glaab, who made the gift in honor of his late wife, Christine. Although More...

By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

MTC faces same issue, different day

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Marlinton Mayor Sam Felton expressed his frustration at the end of yet another special Marlinton Town Council meeting dealing with proposed changes to the Title VI Fire Protection Ordinance More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

PCHS students get ‘Fed Up’

Pocahontas County High School freshmen Killian Dennison and Emmet Doolittle speak during the “Heart to Heart” program last week. L.D. Bennett photo Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer February 14, 2017 More...

By Brandon Nottingham On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Appalachian Hope brings ‘Reach to Teach’ to county

Brandon Nottingham Staff Writer   It used to be commonplace to go out of your way to help someone, to look upon your neighbor with love and compassion. In today’s society, it often seems those number are getting More...

By Brandon Nottingham On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Valach ~ a lifetime of the slopes

Mikey and Tracey Valach are frequently seen on the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Their love of skiing has been passed on to their two daughters, Ahna and Mia. Photo courtesy of Mikey Valach Brandon Nottingham Staff More...