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COVID-19 Update

The Pocahontas County Health Department has received notification of 41 additional Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases in Pocahontas County, bringing…

Commission clears up broadband grant misunderstanding

Tim Walker AMR Reporter The Pocahontas County Commission talked with John Tuggle of the Region 4 Economic Development Council (EDC)…

BOE discusses multiple concerns

Tim Walker AMR Reporter At its November 17 meeting, the Pocahontas County Board of Education approved a resolution to move…

Artisans Co-op plants a garden

Pocahontas County Artisans Co-op president Anne Walker, seated, and fellow-gardener Chris Bartlett, a member of the…

Watoga Trail Report

[caption id="attachment_70220" align="alignleft" width="400"] Name-brand spice blend has no MSG, however, the tomatoes do. Sweet and…

Forest Road 251 closed in Pocahontas County

Forest Road 251, also known as Crooked Fork Road, north of Marlinton in Pocahontas County, is closed to all entry…

S&D Diner to host Free Thanksgiving Dinner

While most folks find enough challenge in cooking one turkey for Thanksgiving, Dennis and Shelli Wilfong (above), owners of S&D…

Watoga Trail Report

[caption id="attachment_70133" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Honey Locust fruit with seeds, a favorite food of the mastodon. K. Springer photo Ken Springer…

Sports

Season finale – Warriors vs Midland Trail Patriots

Aaron Pugh Contributing Writer Dents, dings, COVID, quarantine, absences on the roster and A-list opponents. This was a year that…

WVHSSCA announces All-State and All-Region teams

The West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association (WVH SSCA) recently announced the 2020 All-State and All-Region Women’s and Men’s soccer…

Lady Warriors compete in sectionals

Pocahontas County High School Girls Soccer team: front row, l to r: Hazel Riley, Andrea Alderman,…

Obits

Robert Gray, III

Robert Lee Gray, III, 49, of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore.  Funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Hebron Baptist Church with Speaker…

Janet Goehner

Janet Louise Goehner, age 68, of Dunmore, passed away Thursday evening, November 19, 2020, in the El-kins Rehabilitation and Care Center. Janet was born and raised in California. She graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. It was there she…

Willie Mullenax

On Thursday November 19, 2020, Willie Forrest Mullenax, 91, of Arbovale, a loving father and grandfather went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 19, 2020. Willie had a passion for chatting and taking care of his cats and chickens.…

Mary Clutter

Mary Walker Clutter, 90, of Hillsboro, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020, at Pocahontas Center. A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 1 p.m., at Emmanuel Cemetery on Bruffey Creek. VanReenen Funeral Home is in charge…

Magistrate Court News

Magistrate Court

In Magistrate Cynthia Broce-Kelley’s court: Johnna Ann Brewer, 31, of Hillsboro, pleaded guilty October 21 to a charge of permitting…

Circuit Court News

Circuit Court

According to Circuit Court records, the following cases were heard in November before the Honorable Judges Robert E. Richardson and…

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, November 25, 1920 Taxes in the county this year per hundred dollars assessed valuation, are as follows: $2.27 in Greenbank and Levels District; Edray District $1.95; Marlinton Sub District, including town taxes, $2.61. JUSTICE “Fifty dollars and costs – total, sixty-eight thirty-five,” sternly said old Squire Ramsbottom, the well-known…

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, November 29, 1945 Our Army and Navy Boys T-5 Gerald McNeill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnot McNeill arrived home last week from the Army with an honorable discharge. He has been in service 3 years and 8 months with 30 months spent in hard duty overseas. Corporal Virgil…

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, November 26, 1970 Governor Moore is starting a drive to haul away junked and abandoned automobiles. State police will obtain release of title and they will be marked for removal by the National Guard and Department of Highways to a crusher. It is being started in a nine-county area…