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Red Tail Ring lands on Opera House stage

The Pocahontas Coun-ty Opera House will welcome nationally touring traditional music duo Red Tail Ring to its stage Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. The Michigan-based band shares a raw blend of original compositions...

October brings musical variety to the Opera House stage

October brings an eclectic mix of music to the Pocahontas County Opera House. Tribute band Long Strange Night leads the month with a mix of Grateful Dead and Beatles classics October 8. Hard Days...

Ragtime pianist Paul Asaro coming to Opera House

The Pocahontas County Opera House will welcome back renowned ragtime piano virtuoso Paula Asaro Saturday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. Paul Asaro is known as one of the finest of a select group of pianists who...

Trail runners return to Watoga

David Elliott Contributing Writer The second annual Watoga State Park Mountain Trail Challenge – Half Marathon and 5K trail races will take place Saturday, August 12.  The 118 runners who took part last year had high...

Opera House to host season preview party

Arla Ralston Contributing Writer The Pocahontas County Opera House will host its second annual Season Preview Party Friday, June 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Preview Party is a chance for folks from the community to...

Opera House celebrates Mountain Music in September

September brings a month-long celebration of mountain music to the town of Marlinton. The month kicks off with a concert by Pocahontas County’s own Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys on September 2. September 15 and 16...

Opera House Season Preview Party

"It was the best of times..." Volunteers, supporters and fans of the Pocahontas County Opera House were treated to a gala evening Friday for the preview of upcoming shows for the 17th annual performance season. A...

Getting creative to fund art program

Bonnie Gifford Contributing Writer When Art teacher Margaret Baker reviewed her 2017-18 budget for art supplies for the Marlinton Middle and Elementary Schools, she knew she needed to get fiscally creative.  How could she purchase quality...