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Temporary Road Closure

The Division of Highways advises that there will be a temporary closure to traffic along Pocahontas County Route 27/3, also…

Art teacher and artist friends inspire students

Art teacher Alison Flegel started the Makers Who Inspire Facebook page and YouTube channel to expose…

Taking the Census

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer As we all know, it’s not only very important to our communities that everyone respond…

Updates in a changing landscape

Executive Order Gov. Jim Justice issued an executive order, effective 12 a.m. March 31, 2020, which included the following: 1.…

Obits

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. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 7, 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro with…

Gaynell Curry

Gaynell Wagner Curry, age 92, formerly of Marlinton, peacefully passed into eternal life Thursday morning, March 26, 2020, at The Brier in Ronceverte. Born January 5, 1928, at Marlinton, she was a daughter of the late Clyde J. and Blanche…

Patsy Mason

Patsy Ann Adkison Mason, age 64, of Hillsboro, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020. Born June 12, 1955, at Marlinton, she was a daughter of Edna Adkison Short, of Rhoadesville, Virginia, and the late Wick Murell. Patsy attended Mountain View…

Richard Moore

Richard Chesley “Dick” Moore, age 96, of Givens Estate Community, Asheville, North Carolina, and recently of The Canopy on Berryhill in Pace, Florida, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Born 1923 in Bluefield, he was the son of the late Clarence…

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 1, 1920 NOTICE I find I have to quit the bake shop. If anyone wants to take it up before it stops, better act quick as I am liable to quit any day and take another job that is waiting for me. – G. F. Crummett, Proprietor of…

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, April 5, 1945   TECH. SGT. EDWARD KEITH HUDSON Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hudson, of Green Bank, have received the sad news that their son, Technical Sergeant Edward Keith Hudson was killed in action in France on March 15, 1945. Keith enlisted in the service in December 1942……

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 2, 1970 Achievement Eleven officers from the police department in Cass County, Michigan, were honored at an achievement banquet held at Lake Michigan College. Among those honored at graduation from the college’s course in law enforcement was Wilbur Boggs, who graduated from Marlinton High School. He is the…

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