Local

Commission solves shelter coverage issue

Tim Walker AMR Reporter At its September 15 meeting, the Pocahontas County Commission took action to ensure there will be…

Watoga Trail Report

Bongo steadfastly refusing to take the lead with Daisy in the background. K. Springer photo Is…

Watoga Trail Report

“Pocahontas County - so much forest, so little time” K. Springer photo Ken Springer Watoga Park…

BOE prepares for back to school

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the September 1 Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting, superintendent Terrence Beam, board office staff…

Election News ~ Absentee Ballots

Due to the fact that there is no Stay at Home Order in place at this time – as there…

Boardwalk repairs at the Cranberry Glades

Staff on the Gauley District of Monongahela National Forest have been working this summer on repairs to a 680-foot section…

Commission briefed on diversion program and QRT response

Tim Walker AMR Reporter At the September 1 Pocahontas County Commission meeting, Marcie Vaughan, CEO of Seneca Health Services, introduced…

Respecting the past

Once again, the generosity of the people of Pocahontas County has come to the rescue. Sollie Workman, left, presented a…

Sports

Lady Warriors play tough against AAA and AA teams

The Pocahontas County High School Lady Warriors soccer team played two games on the road last week, travelling to Beckley…

Warriors host Petersburg Vikings

Aaron Pugh Contributing Writer Following a rough game one at Moorefield, followed by an excellent rebound at Tucker County, the…

Warriors tame the Mountain Lions

Aaron Pugh Contributing Writer Despite the chaos of the 2020 school year, the Pocahontas County High School Warriors were able…

Obits

Homer Ray Hager

Homer Ray Hager, 84, of Marlinton, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 6 p.m. at Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye with Pastor Norman Alderman officiating. Visitation…

Thomas Cook

Thomas Earl Cook, 75, of Elkins, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at West Virginia Caring Center in Elkins. Born February 23, 1945 at Marlinton, he was a son of the late Earl Buster “Chick” Cook and the late Earnestine…

Barbara Beale

On July 13 2020, we lost our beloved mother. Barbara Beale fought a tough battle with grace, strength and courage, but finally went to be with the Lord. Barbara, or “Bobbie” as everyone knew her, was born May 31 1940.…

William Clark

William E. “Bill” Clark passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. Born August 25, 1946, in Marlinton, he was a son of James Homer Clark and Mary Sue Adkison Clark. Bill retired from Snowshoe Mountain…

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: Steven Wayne…

Circuit Court News

Circuit Court

A jury trial was held September 22 in the case the State vs Charles Calhoun, 34, of Marlinton, wherein the…

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, September 23, 1920 So far this year there has not been an election that succeeded in bringing the voters out. In all of them, a moderate portion of them have come out and voted. Even in West Virginia, the primary did not get out much of a vote. In…

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, September 27, 1945 Our Army and Navy Boys Lieutenant and Mrs. Bill McNeill are at the home of his father, R. S. McNeill. The Lieutenant is just back from the European area. Sergeant Percy Moses is home from the Army with an honorable discharge. He has been in the…

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, September 24, 1970 Jane Beard Powell, 21-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Powell, of Bartow, is a princess in next week’s Mountain State Forest Festival. The petite blue-eyed brunette was appointed by State Senator Lloyd Jackson. Forest Festival Susan Staggers will be crowned Queen Silvia XXXIV…