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MTC moves forward on new sewer project and ordinances

Jaynell Graham Editor Marlinton Town Council met Monday night, continuing with attendance options of in person, Zoom and teleconference for…

County schools honor students

Attending the last months of the school year from the comfort of their homes, Pocahontas County students still managed to…

Watoga Trail Report

Bill Lindsey was the 28-year-old YCC leader responsible for the crew that built Jesse’s Cove Trail…

Little Levels Heritage Fair plans for the future

Tracy Walker, a talented Hillsboro potter, fashioned unique pie plates for Little Levels Heritage Festival pie…

Commission supports Distance Learning Grant

Tim Walker AMR Reporter The Pocahontas County Commission voted Tuesday morning to make a $10,000 contribution to the Pocahontas County…

BOE welcomes new members

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer   At the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting Monday morning, the board welcomed three newly…

MES Academic Achievers

Principal Philip Anderson congratulates the following Honor Roll students for the fourth nine week grading period:   Distinguished Honor Roll…

Re-entry committee planning 2020-2021 school year

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer   Pocahontas County Schools, like many other school systems, had a most unique 2019-2020 school year,…

Sports

PCHS sports ~ awards and recognition

Pocahontas County High School seniors Dakin Rexrode, left, and Charity Warder were the recipients of the…

PCHS Lady Warriors punch 10th ticket to Charleston’s Big Dance

Bruce McKean Contributing Writer PCHS Varsity, 77 Greenbrier West, 40 The Pocahontas County High School Lady Warriors are heading to…

McLaughlin signs with UC

Pocahontas County High school senior Sage McLaughlin, seated, signs a letter of intent to join the…

Obits

Caroline Weister

Caroline Marie Reno Weister, 62, of Elkins, formerly of Bartow, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at WV Caring Hospice Center in Elkins. Visitation will be held Monday July 13, 2020, at Rivers of Living Waters Church in Elkins from…

Michael Call

Michael Dwayne Call, age 47, of Morganton, North Carolina, passed away of natural causes at his home Friday, June 19, 2020. Born April 18, 1973, in Painesville, Ohio, he was a son of William J. Call and Margaret Taylor Earnest.…

Cecil Smallridge

Cecil Devone Smallridge, 72, of Buckeye, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020, at his residence. Born March 8, 1948, in Charleston, he was a son of the late Ercil Devone and Nellie King Smallridge. Cecil graduated from Nitro High School…

Jason Hollandsworth

Jason Steward Hollandsworth, age 45, of Lindside, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at home with his loved ones by his side, following a long illness.  Born November 28, 1974, in Westminster, Maryland, he was a son of Jerry and…

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: Travis L.…

Circuit Court News

Circuit Court

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following hearings were held June 17 via Skype and teleconference 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, July 8, 1920   Constable Frank Ashford brought two prisoners to jail on Tuesday morning from Squire Hudson’s court at Durbin. One was a woodsman named John Paugh, who is charged with robbing a Mrs. Barkley of $92, and the other was Frank Harr, charged with beating his wife.…

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, July 12, 1945 Our Army and Navy Boys With the U. S. Forces in France – The names of West Virginia soldiers released from prison camps inside Germany were made public recently as they passed through a Recovered Allied Military Personnel camp near a French port on their way…

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, July 9, 1970   NEW BOOK “Mixed Harvest” is the name of a new book by W. E. Blackhurst, of Cass, fresh off the press this week. This novel follows the Arden family as they face the mixed blessings of good and evil of the coming of the railroad…