Benefits of volunteering go both ways

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer The golden years of retirement turn out to be a lot healthier and way more fun if we volunteer even a small portion of our time to worthwhile causes. In 2017, the...

PCHS inducts new members into NHS

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Each year, Pocahontas County High School juniors and seniors who exemplify the four pillars of character, scholarship, leadership and service are invited to join the National Honor Society. Last Sunday, 16 students...

Annual 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 Pocahontas County Opera House invites you to come be a part of the “Hammons Musical Heritage...

The ‘root’ of Irish cooking

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer “May you have rye bread to do you good, Wheaten bread to sweeten your blood, Barley bread to do you no harm And oatmeal bread to strengthen your arm.” ~ Old Irish Blessing If you've...

‘An old loner’ shares his story

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Harry Simmons was born in Staunton, Virginia, in 1928. According to my calculations, that makes him a grand age of 90 years old this year. I recently visited with him at Pocahontas...