Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!

By Alice McClintic Moore 1904 ~ 1986 One of my favorite amusements, as a child, was attending court. Court was held three times a year in our county, and the sessions drew an audience that comprised...

Elk River Ramblers – life, music and a day job

Convey – to cause to pass from one place or person to another. – Merriam Webster Dictionary As we travel this road of life we often come in contact with unforgettable sights, sounds and voices. Someone...

Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters

More than music When Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters take the stage, you know you are in for a fun, foot-tapping time. This group has become one of the most popular and most visible...

Allegheny Echoes 21st Annual Summer Workshops ~ June 18-24

Allegheny Echoes Summer Workshops present a study and celebration of West Virginia and Appalachian culture and heritage. It is an opportunity for students to join accomplished, honored performers in the mountains for a week of...

Enjoying ~ and staying active in ~ retirement

Around the world and home again   The view out the windows of a beautiful sunroom that overlook the mountains and the land farmed by his ancestors and, to the north, the Pocahontas County Country Club...

Cub Scout Pack #33 hosts annual Father-Son Bake-off

Cub Scout Pack #33 held its annual Father Son Bake-off and Blue and Gold Banquet Sunday at the Community Wellness Center in Marlinton with 95 people in attendance. Ben Wilfong was the auctioneer for...

Opry Night features Sugar Run and Stony Bottom Bluegrass

The annual Opry Night at the Pocahontas County Opera House has come to represent some of the best bluegrass and traditional talent in the region. This year’s headliners, Sugar Run and Stony Bottom Bluegrass, will...

A ‘Big Bang’ of a beginning but, as yet, no end to the story

NRAO and life in the Quiet Zone   “There are times when silence has the loudest voice” – Leroy Brownlow   Visitors swarm year-round to Pocahontas County to visit its many and varied attractions, from  Snowshoe Mountain...