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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...

Dog Days of summer called us to the swimming hole

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer The Old Farmer's Almanac tells us that Dog Days are the 40 days beginning on July 3 and ending on August 11.  The term "Dog Days" comes to us from the Greeks...

Local musicians on stage at the State Fair

Pocahontas County’s own Steven Casto on banjo, and Ben Davis on fiddle, members of Mud Hole Control, will appear at the West Virginia State Fair Saturday, August 18, as part of Mountain Music Trail...

Pocahontas County Opera House presents ‘Honky Tonk Laundry’

The Pocahontas County Opera House welcomes Greenbrier Valley Theatre back to its stage August 18 at 7:30 p.m. with a production of the Roger Bean musical Honky Tonk Laundry. When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner...

Shirley Adams ~ a life of adventure, humor and style

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Like three generations of her family before her, Shirley Ruth Waring Adams was born in Escondido, California. She was born February 19, 1942, to be exact. She and her four brothers and...

Loosen up and paint

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer When participating in a workshop offered by the Pocahontas County Arts Guild, there are several certainties:  you will learn a new art form or expand on your knowledge of that art form, you will...

Energy Express ‘gets things done’

Marlinton Elementary School was booming with excitement this summer as AmeriCorps members brought Energy Express to the community. The six-week program focused on reading, writing, noncompetitive recreation, art, drama and nutrition. Themes for each...

Paul Harris honor

EUGENE SIMMONS, OF the Marlinton Rotary Club, was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow at the club’s annual dinner July 23 at Mountain Quest Inn in Frost. Simmons has been an active member of...