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Watoga Trail Report

Postcard of the Treaty Oak in Austin Texas, a victim of attempted murder.  Ken Springer Watoga…

GBEMS students ‘Bake for Good’

After an instructional meeting with a baking instructor, Green Bank Elementary-Middle School fourth through eighth grade…

Students return to classrooms

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The Pocahontas County Board of Education held a special meeting January 14 to discuss the new…

Watoga Trail Report

[caption id="attachment_70881" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Painting titled Lobster, Crab and a Cucumber by William Henry Hunt 1826, at right. Public domain.…

Group tours former Frank Tannery office building

Pocahontas County Commission president Walt Helmick, right, and Upper Pocahontas Community Cooperative member Jason Bauserman, second…

COVID-19 Update

COVID Vaccine Pocahontas County residents, age 70 and older, who are interested in receiving the COVID vaccine should call the…

Watoga Trail Report

[caption id="attachment_70803" align="alignleft" width="400"] Portobello mushroom. Photo courtesy of Gerd Altman of Pixabay Ken Springer Watoga Park Foundation Portobello What’s…

A Winter Feast fit for a king

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer   There’s something about cold weather that seems to call for more protein on our…

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,…

Obits

Bonnie Lemon

Bonnie Lemon, age 73, of Covington, Virginia, died Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Lewis-Gale Alleghany, Low Moor, Virginia. Born June 17, 1947, in Pocahontas County, she was a daughter of the late Garland Young and Ruth Burgess Young. In her…

Ruby Dilley

Ruby E. Dilley, 86, of Cass, died Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg. Born on July 18, 1934, in Mace, she was a daughter of the late Edgar J. and Mary E. Smith Doyle. Ruby retired…

Corey White

Corey David White, 43, of Crawfordville, Florida, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 3, 2021. Born March 11, 1977, in Columbia, South Carolina, he was the oldest son of Ed White, of Minnehaha Springs, and Evelyn Hansen, and husband Stuart, of Smith…

Sherman Kincaid

Sherman Clark Kincaid, age 83, of Neola, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020, four days from his 84th birthday, at White Sulphur Springs Center. Born December 25, 1936, in Minnehaha Springs, he was the son of the late Parley Sly…

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: Justin Rhea,…

Circuit Court News

Circuit Court

The following hearings were held in December in the Circuit Court of Pocahontas County before the Honorable Judges Richard E.…

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, January 20, 1921 Some cases of influenza are being reported in the county, but most of a mild character, and not complicated by the deadly pneumonia, which characterized the epidemic of 1918. - - - A thrill of horror went through the State last week when it was learned…

75 Years Ago

Thursday, January 24, 1946 Our Army and Navy Boys Sergeant Robert S. Williams, of Durbin, survivor of the Bataan Death March and prisoner of war in Japanese concentration camps for three years and five months, was given an honorable discharge at Fort Meade, Maryand, January 1946, with a total of…

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, January 21, 1971 Chapter Star Farmer Lynn Jordan of the Pocahontas County FFA chapter was chosen Chapter Star Farmer for 1970. Lynn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Jordan, of Marlinton, and a senior in school. Lynn, as part of his supervised farming program, carried the following…