Local production celebrates 30-year anniversary of ‘Steel Magnolias’

Arla Ralston Contributing Writer The movie, Steel Magnolias, turns 30 this year, and theaters across the nation will be showing the classic southern film in a special three-day run the weekend of May 18. But don’t...

Charlie Maghee Hughes to Direct ‘Steel Magnolias’

Two years ago, when Pocahontas Drama Workshop director Margaret Baker approached a new substitute teacher and asked her if she had any interest in being in a play she had no idea she had...

The ancient art of Pysankey

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer The art of decorating eggs for Easter is a venerable tradition in many cultures. Some of the oldest egg decorating techniques come from the ancient Ukrainian Greek Orthodox tradition of egg...

Drama Workshop to present ‘Steel Magnolias’

Steel Magnolias is coming to the Pocahontas County Opera House, with a cast of local women excited to bring this familiar story to the stage. The play will be presented by the Pocahontas Drama...

Watoga Trail Report

Without a trace Iconic Ann Bailey Tower disappears After returning from a hike with his wife on Arrowhead Trail Monday, Jerry Simonetti, of Akron, Ohio, stopped by Watoga Park headquarters complaining that the official trail map...

Pearl S. Buck ~ topic of annual UC Builders Luncheon

Phyllis Lubin-Tyler Contributing Writer Although its been a tough winter, I am happy to share with you that the first  2019 “on the road” event was a success. The University of Charle-ston Builders Luncheon in the Erma...

Opry Night highlights local, traditional musicians at Opera House

The annual Opry Night at the Pocahontas County Opera House has come to represent some of the best bluegrass and old-time traditional talent in the region. This year’s program, on Saturday, February 23, at...

Spice up the holidays with Gingerbread

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer “And I had but one penny in the world, thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.” ~ William Shakespeare, from “Love’s Labor’s Lost” This is the time of year that gingerbread takes a...