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September 30 ~ The Hammons Family Musical Heritage Celebration

After getting your fill of wild food at Marlinton’s Autumn Harvest Festival and West Virginia RoadKill Cook-off, the Opera House invites you to be a part of the “Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration,” at 7:30...

American Legion Post 117 hosts annual dinner

American Legion Post 117 held its annual dinner meeting April 4 at the Arbovale Community Center. Three Post 117 members – Harold Crist, Herman Butcher and Dick Hiner – are World War II veterans....

Remembering One Little General Store

Gibbs Kinderman Traveling Rt. 219 Country general stores were the center of community life a hundred years ago along what is now US 219 in West Virginia. They often housed the local post office and provided...

A fire, a fly and a rainy afternoon

“The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t.” ~ Patrick F. McManus The fairly steady rain on Saturday was nothing short of miserable for folks who had to be outside....

I Remember…

Sharing memories I was talking with a new friend the other day and she shared some memories of her family’s life which revolved around the coal industry. I had never seen coal, and my knowledge of...

I Remember…

Recognition A recent article in The Pocahontas Times gave recognition to a deserving woman. It is refreshing to see recognition given to a “real person,” not a politician or someone in “high places.” The woman is Mary...

August 5 ~ Nafisi headlines Lewisburg Literary Festival

The 2017 Lewisburg Literary Festival will feature Azar Nafisi, an enthusiastic crusader for books and literature, as the festival’s main speaker Saturday, August 5, at 7 p.m. at Carnegie Hall. This event is free and...

White and Srodes honored with Governor’s Service Awards

  Energy and enthusiasm characterize the volunteer work of both Oreana ‘Rene’ White and Jean Srodes. Governor Earl Ray Tom-blin will honor White and Srodes Wednesday, July 30, for their dedication to service at the annual...