Women artists celebrate at Locust Hill

Pocahontas County has a thriving arts community, evidenced by several successful galleries and shops. The county's newest art gallery opened this spring in Durbin. On Saturday, women in the local arts community celebrated and...

PCHS ProStart program recognized for excellence

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer It’s been a busy semester for Pocahontas County High School ProStart teacher Teresa Mullen and her culinary arts students. This year, the program competed in two state level competitions in which the...

PCHS Forestry team wins second place at Nationals

The Pocahontas County High School FFA Forestry team – Lyndsee Gay, Adam Irvine, Matt Rado and Stephen Simmons – competed in the 2014 National Forestry CDE competition October 29 through 31 in Louisville, Kentucky. The...

Spirit of the Camp

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer 4-H camp is held in June each year at Camp Thornwood, a former CCC camp in northern Pocahontas County. The camp lasts for five nights. On the last night of camp, there...

Garth Newel students perform at GBO

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Each summer, discoveries and experiments at the Green Bank Observatory are put aside for one evening and music reigns supreme as members of the Garth Newel Music Center Emerging Artist Fellowship provide...

Dedicated service

The staff in the Pocahontas County Tax Office has been on the job for more than 20 years, giving dedicated service to the county. From left: Missy Sparks celebrated 20 years in December and...

Archers compete in World Competition

Pocahontas County Archery team members Jersey Simmons and  Makenna McKenney qualified to shoot in the National Archery in the Schools Program World Tournament in Orlando, Florida. Jersey placed fourth in Elementary Girls competition at...

Commission hears concerns with courthouse security

A quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin reads: “Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security.” Since the inception of our nation, the balance between security and freedom has been...

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