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Watoga Trail Report

Denny Bailey overcame his intense fear of heights to sit on the summit of Seneca Rocks…

GBO antenna array a test for larger project

[caption id="attachment_69775" align="aligncenter" width="600"] the Green Bank Observatory was a test site for a small array of antennas this past…

Superintendent clarifies in-person instruction decision

Tim Walker AMR Reporter At its October 13 meeting, the Pocahontas County Board of Education passed a motion to re-open…

Schools move toward four-day in class instruction

Tim Walker AMR Reporter The Pocahontas County Board of Education met with Pocahontas County High School’s (PCHS) Local School Improvement…

Planned Power Outage

Mon power has scheduled a planned outage for Tuesday, October 20, to upgrade facilities. Inclement weather “make-up” day will be…

National Drug Take-Back Day

Jeff Barlow Sheriff The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s department will participate in the National Drug Take-Back initiative scheduled for Saturday, October…

Watoga Trail Report

[caption id="attachment_69680" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Liverwort, the first plant to step ashore. K. Springer photos Mycelium, from…

Assistance available for improving habitat

[caption id="attachment_69683" align="alignleft" width="400"] Golden-winged warbler by Frode Jacobsen Cerulean Warbler by Frode Jacobsen The USDA…

Sports

Warriors fall to Wildcats

Aaron Pugh Contributing Writer The Pocahontas County High School Warriors traveled to Franklin to face the other PCHS – Pendleton…

Lady Warriors head into sectionals

The Pocahontas County High School Lady Warriors soccer team played and lost its last regular-season game October 15 at Beckley…

Warriors face tough loss against Greenbrier West

Aaron Pugh Contributing Writer The Pocahontas County High School Warriors had a tall order in trying to stop the #2…

Obits

Yvonne Maas

Yvonne Lee Maas, 79, of Marlinton passed away Friday, October 9, 2020, at Bozeman, Montana. Born October 31, 1940, in Vinton, Louisiana, she was a daughter of the late Lavern Pomery and Lula Woods Van-Meter Walter. Yvonne was a member…

Elmer Jackson

Elmer “Dink” Richard Jackson, 81, a resident of Chenoweth Creek Road in Elkins, departed this life Wednesday, October 7, 2020. His passing followed a period of declining health. Born May 18, 1939, in Pocahontas County, he was a son of…

Luther Crouthamel

Luther Andrew Crouthamel, 78, of Sinks Grove, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Ruby Memorial Hospital following two years of ill health. He was born May 9, 1942, in Teaneck, New Jersey, and was raised in Paramus, New Jersey,…

Martin McLaughlin

Glenn Martin “Porky” McLaughlin, 52, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. Born June 12, 1968, at Marlinton, he was a son of the late Wallace and Patricia Aliff McLaughlin. Martin was employed by…

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: Reuben Raymond…

Circuit Court News

Circuit Court

The following hearings were held in the Pocahontas County Circuit Court: The court granted continuance of a probation revocation hearing…

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, October 19, 1911 THE WINNING OF WILLIAM HATHAWAY William Hathaway, 24 years old, follows the woods and in moments of relaxation, sometimes plays the national game of poker. On the 9th of October, he was in Cass, and seeking diversion strayed into a game with other players in a…

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, October 25, 1945 From a Former Teacher Dear Editor; It has been my good fortune to have several copies of The Pocahontas Times given to me. They are like a breath of spring after a long dreary winter. When I read them, the years rolled away and I seemed…

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, October 22, 1970 The Wilson Gary Nicholas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Summersville, dedicated a DAR bronze marker October 18, at the grave of Richard Hill, a patriot of the Revolution and a Pocahontas pioneer, buried in the Hill Cemetery near Hillsboro. The ceremony consisted…