Drama Workshop to present ‘Steel Magnolias’

Steel Magnolias is coming to the Pocahontas County Opera House, with a cast of local women excited to bring this familiar story to the stage. The play will be presented by the Pocahontas Drama...

Watoga Trail Report

With visitors returning in increasing numbers to Watoga State Park, and as warmer weather returns, the canine crew and I set out on the Bear Pen Loop this week to check the conditions on this...

Mim’s Kitchen ~ opening April 18

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer It’s taken years of blood, sweat and tears, but Mim Miller’s dream of having a restaurant is finally coming to fruition and getting to this point has been a real family...

Spring into Spring at Watoga State Park

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer After a long winter, it’s finally time for Pocahontas Coun-ty’s hills, valleys, forests and rivers to come alive with the sounds and sights of spring. In anticipation of the changing season, Cranberry...

Spring flourishes at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer The Cranberry Nature Center is always a welcoming and a worthwhile stop for both visitors and residents of Pocahontas County. A knowledgeable staff of Forest Service employees is happy to answer questions...

Fiddlin’ ~ it’s not just a waste of time

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Each year, in the hot days of August, thousands of musicians converge on Galax, Virginia, for the Galax Fiddlers Convention – the longest running convention of its kind in the world. The...

33rd Annual Great Greenbrier River Race ~ Saturday, April 27

Nothing says “Springtime in Pocahontas County” like the annual Great Greenbrier River Race. In its 33rd year, this triathlon attracts hundreds of runners, kayakers/canoeists and bikers – and spectators – as one of the first...

Jan Skellion has a way with animals

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Animal lovers who step inside the Pocahontas County Artisans Co-op at the Depot in Marlinton will be delighted to encounter the menagerie of lifelike animals made by Jan Skellion. They’re not like...