PCHS forestry class hosts consulting forester forum

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer As part of the West Virginia Consulting Forestry Forum Series, Pocahontas County High School hosted local forester John Wayne last week, who led a conversation on consulting forestry in the Birthplace of...

VVA honors local veterans at dinner

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At its Christmas dinner Thursday evening, the Pocahontas County Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America honored three local veterans for their service to their country during wartime and service to their...

Mountaineer spreads pride in county

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer In his second year as West Virginia University’s Mountaineer, Michael Garcia, of Fairmont, has done his fair share of visits to schools around the state. Last week, he visited the schools of...

Senator Manchin connects with students via Skype

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Pocahontas County High School students in Sherman Taylor’s and Wanda Hrabina’s civics classes were joined by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, via Skype, last week to discuss issues West Virginia and the United...

Deb Ann’s Fabrics lets out the seams

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Three-and-a-half years after first opening its doors, Deb Ann’s Fabrics in Hillsboro has expanded its business – in square footage and products. To celebrate the completion of the expansion, owner Deb Ann Walker held...

The comely crocus

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Each plucky little crocus is a sight for sore eyes after a long winter. Crocus flowers are in the Iridaceae (iris) family.  They can be found from sea level to the peaks of...

Kisner: “They couldn’t catch this old hillbilly”

(See last week's edition for the first part of this story) Frank resident Dabney Kisner spent four months behind enemy lines in World War II, successfully avoiding capture by German forces. When 3rd Armored Division...

State Senate candidates discuss issues

The Pocahontas Times and Allegheny Mountain Radio hosted a forum for State Senate District 11 candidates last Wednesday evening. Democratic incumbent candidate Greg Tucker and Republican candidate Robert Karnes participated in the forum. During the...