A Healing day on the creek

Veteran’s Day got off to a cold start, but things always warm up after you catch a few fish. Mike Burns and the Hot Springs Chapter of Project Healing Waters took to the water near...

MES hosts first Harvest Day

Brandon Nottingham Staff Writer The sounds of learning could be heard Tuesday as Marlinton Elementary School hosted its first ever Harvest Day. MES traditionally participated in a Halloween Parade through town, but this year the script...

Books and more at Pocahontas County Free Libraries

Cree Lahti, Director PCFL Sharon McCrumb will be at the Hillsboro Public Library Saturday, October 28, to discuss her newest work of fiction, The Unquiet Grave. Carter Taylor Seaton will be at Linwood Community Library Thursday, November 2, and...

‘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...

The coyote is a wily predator ~ AKA ‘Wily Coyote’

Brandon Nottingham Staff Writer When our great-grandfathers or great-great-grandfathers lived here in Pocahontas County, chances are they had no idea what a coyote was, much less what it looked like. That’s because those pesky little pups only...

A different kind of hunt

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Every hunter has his tools of the trade, but what kind of hunter needs a shovel and a cane? A ginseng hunter. It might not be mobile prey, but ginseng is a hot...

The draw of the bow

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer It’s that time of year again – hunting season. I always dread the hunting section – because I never know what to write about. I’ve never hunted in my life, and I don’t know...

The Trebuchet ~ Memories from Camp Broken Antler

Dave Curry Contributing Writer Temperatures were cooling down and a thin layer of smoke drifted horizontally from the chimney of the cabin framed by a cloudless, blue sky. Four or five muddy trucks and jeeps...