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Wellness Center reopens

Pocahontas County Parks and Recreation has reopened the Community Wellness Center in Marlinton in accordance with the guidelines published by…

Watoga Trail Report

Reports of rocks falling out of the sky were called mass hysteria by most scientists until…

Drake finds purpose in two countries

Jo Lori Drake returned to Arbovale March 2 to stay with her mom, Dorothy Sutton, during…

When Circus Bim Bom came to town ~ June 2, 1990

Pictured l to r: Sasha, Dan Curry, Slava, Grisha, Uri, Veletti and John Snyder.  Kneeling: Roger…

Obits

Mark Alderman

Mark Edward Alderman, age 50, of Marlinton, died Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Carilion Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. Born August 26, 1969, at Marlinton, he was a son of the late William R. and Lois Shearer Alderman. Mark was…

Keith Alderman

Keith Fulton Alderman, age 67, of Marlinton, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins following a battle with chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Born October 10, 1952, at Marlinton, he was a son of the late Norman H.…

Wallace Cochran

Wallace Lincoln Cochran, age 84, of Hillsboro, died Monday, May 18, 2020, at White Sulphur Springs Center in White Sulphur Springs. Born August 22, 1935, at Jacox, he was a son of the late Clyde and Hazel Kershner Cochran. Wallace…

Harold Nottingham

Harold Amos Nottingham, age 71, of Madison, Ohio, formerly of Durbin, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020, at his home, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born March 11, 1949, at Nottingham, near Durbin, he was a son of…

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: Rodney Wayne…

Circuit Court News

Circuit Court

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following hearings were held May 13 by Skype and tele-conference before…

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, May 27, 1920 The clean up Marlinton effort by the Board of Trade on Monday was a great success. The householders and business firms responded to a man, and the amount of trash disposed of was a world wonder. Literally hundreds of loads were hauled away and burned and…

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, May 31, 1945 Our Army and Navy Boys Mrs. Robert Mitchell, of Indianapolis, Indiana, has been notified by the War Department that her husband, Corporal Robert Mitchell, was killed in action April 12, 1945, in Germany. Corporal Mitchell was serving with Lieutenant Hodges United States First Army and had…

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, May 27, 1970 BEAR Krellis Wimer, of Hillsboro, on two nights last week lost two lambs and one ewe to a bear. After contacting Conservation Officer Poling, at Arbovale, he gathered some farmers and dogs and went after that bear. They double-teamed on it, sending Edgar Starks and his…

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