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Planned Power Outage

Mon power has scheduled a planned outage for Tuesday, October 20, to upgrade facilities. Inclement weather “make-up” day will be…

National Drug Take-Back Day

Jeff Barlow Sheriff The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s department will participate in the National Drug Take-Back initiative scheduled for Saturday, October…

Watoga Trail Report

Liverwort, the first plant to step ashore. K. Springer photos Mycelium, from…

Assistance available for improving habitat

[caption id="attachment_69683" align="alignleft" width="400"] Golden-winged warbler by Frode Jacobsen Cerulean Warbler by Frode Jacobsen The USDA…

West Virginia Wesleyan donates microscopes to PCHS

The Pocahontas County High School science department recently received a gift of 24 American Optical Series…

BOE holds public hearing for CEFP

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer   Every 10 years, the West Virginia Department of Education requires all boards of education to…

Blessing Boxes installed at county libraries

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer   Seeing a need in the communities of Pocahontas County, the Pocahontas County Prevention Coalition collaborated…

Empty Bowls to be filled

Becky Campbell (left) and Cynthia Gurreri, are preparing for the Family Resource Network’s fourth annual Empty Bowls event. The fundraiser,…

Sports

Warriors face tough loss against Greenbrier West

Aaron Pugh Contributing Writer The Pocahontas County High School Warriors had a tall order in trying to stop the #2…

A successful team effort

The Pocahontas County High School Warrior golf team ended the season October 7 with a fourth place finish in the…

Warrior JV falls to Cavaliers

Aaron Pugh Contributing Writer The Pocahontas County High School Warrior JV football team traveled to Greenbrier West October 5 to…

Obits

Elmer Jackson

Elmer “Dink” Richard Jackson, 81, a resident of Chenoweth Creek Road in Elkins, departed this life Wednesday, October 7, 2020. His passing followed a period of declining health. Born May 18, 1939, in Pocahontas County, he was a son of…

Luther Crouthamel

Luther Andrew Crouthamel, 78, of Sinks Grove, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Ruby Memorial Hospital following two years of ill health. He was born May 9, 1942, in Teaneck, New Jersey, and was raised in Paramus, New Jersey,…

Martin McLaughlin

Glenn Martin “Porky” McLaughlin, 52, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. Born June 12, 1968, at Marlinton, he was a son of the late Wallace and Patricia Aliff McLaughlin. Martin was employed by…

Alice Davenport

Alice Davenport, 72, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020, in Pueblo West, Colorado, following a long illness. She was born December 10, 1946, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She lived in Marlinton for more than 30 years and was a…

Magistrate Court News

Magistrate Court

According to Magistrate Court records, the following individuals had activity in their cases: In Magistrate Cynthia Broce-Kelley’s court: Reuben Raymond…

Circuit Court News

Circuit Court

The following hearings were held in the Pocahontas County Circuit Court: The court granted continuance of a probation revocation hearing…

Columns

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor; I believe phonetics is the way to learn to read. I believe the Palmer method is the way…

125-Years-Ago

Sitting Bull, the most troublesome Indian of the Sioux band, and his son, Crow Foot, were killed in their camp, near Standing Rock, South Dakota, on the 15th. They were about to leave their camp for the Bad Lands, preparatory to taking the warpath, when they were arrested. A fight…

100 Years Ago

Thursday, October 14, 1920 What times are these? It just depends on how you use them. As always, there are persons getting richer, and persons getting poorer. It is not certain whether it is better to eat your cake or keep it, but it is certain that it is mighty…

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, October 18, 1945 Our Army and Navy Boys On the USS Guam in the Pacific – Arch G. Wooddell, 20, seaman, first class, USNR, of Marlinton, and C. L. Barkley, 31, first class, also of Marlinton, served on this battle cruiser, flagship of Rear Admiral F. S. Low, USNR,…

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, October 15, 1970 Mrs. Arnot McNeill at Edray has gotten nine skunks, three possums, a groundhog, a rabbit and rabbit’s foot in a trap this fall. Monday morning something made off with the trap and finished the story. - - - Albert Kelley, of Hunters-ville, saw a flock of…