BOE losing federal, state funding

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer   At the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, the board learned there will be a large cut in the amount of funding it receives from federal and state government. When the board drafts the budget, it relies on funding of Safe and Secure Rural Schools fund – known as the Forestry Money – More...

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By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Grow Appalachia seeks gardeners

Liz Kammeyer High Rocks is looking for families and individuals who are excited about gardening and want to be part of a year-long program to increase production and improved the quality of their produce. All are More...

Southern States - Marlinton Co-op Manager Robert Lee, left, presented a check for $500 to Watoga Foundation board member Alfred Dean, Jr. for the foundation’s proposed putt-putt course at the state park. Pictured, l to r: Lee, Dean, Mary Dawson, David Elliott, Jody Spencer and Frankie Hammons. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Southern States Co-op donates to putt-putt project

Southern States – Marlinton Co-op Manager Robert Lee, left, presented a check for $500 to Watoga Foundation board member Alfred Dean, Jr. for the foundation’s proposed putt-putt course at the state park. More...

The sycamore’s spectacular branches and peeling camouflage-colored bark make a dramatic display, even in winter.
By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The stately skeleton trees of winter

The sycamore’s spectacular branches and peeling camouflage-colored bark make a dramatic display, even in winter. Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer I love sycamore trees. This time of year, if you’re anywhere More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Commission reorganizes for the new year

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer The first item on the Pocahontas County Commission agenda Tuesday was the reorganization of the board for 2017. It didn’t take long for Commissioner Bill Beard to be unanimously More...

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By Brandon Nottingham On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

New year, new you

Rhonda Withers Brandon Nottingham Staff Writer Every year, people say the same things: “I want to lose weight. I’m going to start working out. I’m going to change.” But that’s not always the case. Most More...

By Jaynell Graham On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow in the higher elevations in the mountains in northern West Virginia. This warning is in effect for Pocahontas County. Snow More...