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Opera House adds second Kathy Mattea concert

Thanks to The Tomato Fund and Mitchell ChevroletArla Ralston Contributing WriterThe Pocahontas Opera House, with financial assistance from the Tomato Fund and Mitchell Chevrolet, has added a second Kathy Mattea show on Thursday, October 17,...

Diller receives 2019 Vandalia Award

George “The Earl of Elkview” Daugherty, Marvine Loving and Judson Wallace honored posthumously   Dwight Diller, a world-renowned banjo, fiddle player and teacher in traditional Appalachian mountain music or old-time music, received the Vandalia Award from...

Watoga Trail Report

Ken Springer Watoga Park FoundationThe Watoga Airfield Story Part 1Many are the visitors to Watoga State Park who never drive beyond the TM Cheek Overlook on the south entrance road or the Picnic Shelter on the...

Watoga Trail Report

Ken Springer Watoga Park FoundationThe Trail Report about trailsMy friend, Delbert, from up in Mudwallow, Ohio, recently informed me, in his usual straightforward way, that I should be writing more about trails. I was taken aback...

Beauty Shop comes to life on stage at the Opera House

“It’s always a scavenger hunt,” said Jane Huppert who has been finding props, costumes and set pieces for the Drama Workshop for at least 10 years.But even Huppert, the behind-the scenes queen, acknowledges that...

Watoga Trail Report

Ken Springer Watoga Park FoundationThe ‘morel’ of the storyMorchella esculenta, Morchella elata, Morchella semilibera, Morchella augusticeps, are otherwise known as “morels” by those who love them and spare no effort at finding them. For...

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

Arla Ralston Contributing WriterThe 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...

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