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The Little Festival That Could

It may have been a dreary day, but the rain didn’t cancel the Dunmore Daze parade last Saturday. The small festival, which includes a spaghetti dinner, cake walk and square dance, continued through the...

Respect returned

“He was trying to do the job right – right to the bitter end.” Mayor Sam Felton   An article was published in the June 18, 2009 edition of The Pocahontas Times titled, “Caretakers go above...

I Remember…

Miss Daisy Driving Miss Daisy. Was it a song, TV show or movie? Shame on me. I can’t remember! Since I’m not allowed to drive, I feel like Miss Daisy when I have someone drive me around. There’s...

2017 Pocahontas County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale

Connie Burns WVU Extension   Thirty-three Pocahontas County youth participated in this year’s 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale August 26 at the Pocahontas Producers Stockyards in Marlinton.  A total of 55 animals were exhibited and judged...

A couple of panther stories from The Pocahontas Times archives

Panther Killed The Pocahontas Times April 15, 1976 If only Cal Price were alive, is what everyone has been saying since Sunday afternoon at 2:15 when a panther was killed in the Jacox-Lobelia area by Kessler Pritt....

‘Miracle at Hominy Falls ~ A true story of survival’

Denise Kendrick McNeel Contributing Writer Nearly 50 years ago (May 1968) John Moore, Jr., of Buckeye, was one of 25 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in Nicholas County. The story of the subsequent 10...

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...

Readin’ the old-fashioned way

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer Old McGuffey Readers are highly collect-ible antiques these days, but as old-fashioned as many people might assume them to be, they stand today as one of the first and one might...