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Watoga Trail Report

Adam Craten (L) and Trevor Swan (R) standing in front of the sugarhouse. Exterior artistry compliments…

BOE continues to find ways to educate during pandemic

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The February 16 agenda for the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting was filled with information…

Parents, students debate power of the written word

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Attending the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting in person and through a Zoom meeting online,…

Commission authorizes PMH to purchase additional land

Tim Walker AMR Reporter Pocahontas Memorial Hospital CEO Mary Beth Barr appeared before the Pocahontas County Commission at its February…

The mail must go through

Betty Sheets, of Hillsboro, recently received a very important piece of mail. It was from her grandsons, Charlie and Austin,…

Gov. Justice’s vision of West Virginia as ‘paradise’ includes attracting new residents. But how will changes affect those already here?

By Erin Beck, Mountain State Spotlight Gov. Jim Justice’s vision for West Virginia is to clear the pandemic and eventually…

Watoga Trail Report

[caption id="attachment_71303" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Annabel taps a maple tree while her father, Trevor Swan, looks on. K. Springer photo , in West Virginia and parts of Maryland, focuses on…

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,…

PCB

Obituaries

Susan Sharp

The Lord has taken another angel home. Susan Louise Kelley Sharp, 60, of Hambleton, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021,…

Joyce Lanter

Dr. Joyce Carolyn Lanter, who formerly worked and lived in Pocahontas County, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Dr. Lanter…

Sandie Greathouse

Sandie Lee Greathouse, 72, of Bartow, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. Born October…

Judie Hatfield

Judie Lusk Hatfield, 77, of Marlinton, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at CAMC Memorial in Charleston. Born May 17,…

Mary Murray

Mary Elizabeth Lane Murray, age 80, of Buckeye, died Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Brier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in…

Judie Hatfield

Judie Lusk Hatfield, 77, of Marlinton, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at CAMC Memorial in Charleston. In keeping with…

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…

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: Koby Nathaniel…

Circuit Court News

Circuit Court

According to court records, the following hearings were held in the Pocahontas County Circuit Court before the Honorable Judge Robert…

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, February 24, 1921 Ira D. Brill is building a large blacksmith shop building on this lot at the west end of the bridge. ONOTO After having had one of the finest winters that has been experienced for many years, our good balmy weather came to a close Saturday night…

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, February 28, 1946 Our Army and Navy Boys The following is a letter, in part, to J. P. Duncan, from the Navy Department in regard to his son, who volunteered for the Navy in October 1942: My dear Mr. Duncan: Your son, Loris Henry Duncan, Electrician’s Mate second class,…

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, February 25, 1971 The Marvin Chapel Church needs a new roof and the “Black Mountain Blue Grass Boys” are going to help them. They will present a program of country music in Hillsboro Saturday night, February 27. This group, composed of Harley Carpenter, Richard and Bill Hefner and “Dude”…