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Watoga Trail Report

Greens for a salad – creasy greens, cleavers, garlic mustard, chickweed and ox-eye daisy. Morels for…

School system continues to operate outside the classroom

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer With March turning to April, the end of the regular school year is getting ever closer…

Students should submit Snow Packets digitally

School may not be in session physically, but students are still attending classes online, and they are completing Snow Packets.…

PMH shares financial concerns with commission

Tim Walker AMR Reporter Special sessions were recently held by the Pocahontas County Commission to discuss financial issues at Pocahontas…

Obits

Lois Alderman

Lois Jean Alderman, age 70, of Hillsboro, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley. Born August 12, 1949, at Marlinton, she was a daughter of the late James Wilmer and Mildred Jane Harsh Shearer. Lois…

Carroll Barlow

Carroll R. Lewis Barlow, age 80, of Marlinton, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020, at her home, following a long battle with illness. Born January 26, 1940, in Sophia, she was a loving daughter of the late Ott and Esta…

Leabelle Gum

Leabelle Pennington Gum’s sunrise was November 9, 1921, and her sunset was Sunday, April 5, 2020. She was 98 years old and formerly of Cass. She was a daughter of the late Edward Pennington and Flossie May Varner. Leabelle was…

Jack Miller

Jack Lee Miller, age 93, of Fairmont, formerly of Hillsboro and Cross Lanes, died Monday, April 6, 2020, at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. Born November 28, 1926, in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Winters 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: Rodney Wayne…

Circuit Court News

Circuit Court

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following cases were heard March 4 before the Honorable Judge Jennifer…

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, April 8, 1920 The famous Wm. H. Sawyers, of Hinton, writes to the West Virginia News, the suffrage question having made him a bedfellow of that staunch Republican sheet. According to Bill, the granting of the vote to women will result in the deterioration of the male of the…

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, April 12, 1945 Our Army and Navy Boys Mrs. Bertha A. Friel has recently received the Purple Heart in commemoration of the merit awarded Pvt. Paul C. Friel, who was fatally wounded by enemy shell fragments while performing his duty as a rifleman… Mrs. Friel received an official report…

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 9, 1970 From California comes the following article from Billy Lindsay, whom, I’m sure, many will remember. He is the grandson of John Andrew Jordan, and son of the late Virge Lindsay. I was prompted to write this article after viewing a newscast of a one-room schoolhouse which…

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