Class of 2016 starts new chapter with graduation

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The sun shone bright and the sky was clear Saturday as 63 students received their diplomas at the 45th Pocahontas County High School graduation ceremony. Family, friends, teachers and community members gathered in...

A family’s mission to restore oldest house in Cass

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer In the mid-1880s, Allen Craig Burner – a farmer and carpenter – left his childhood home in Green Bank to find a place to build his new house. He found a clearing...

Libraries launch into the new year

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Those of you who know me, know that I am a regular library patron.  Honestly, I don’t know what we’d do without our libraries – the resources available there continue to amaze...

Christmas trains are family affairs

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer For those who remember back to the 40s, 50s and 60s, “Christmas trains” are a big part in our holiday memories. It was all the rage to have a train set...

Finally finding family

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Frost resident and Mountain Quest Inn co-owner Alex Bennett always knew she was adopted as an infant, as was her sister, Barbara, but it wasn’t until last year that she made great...

Yes. It’s open

  Monday was the day a lot of people have been waiting for, and some thought would never come. Tudor’s Biscuit World opened its doors at 5 a.m. on the corner of Eighth Street and Third...

Hamer Lumber bringing jobs to Pocahontas County

A long-established West Virginia lumber company is investing in Pocahontas County and the result will be dozens of new jobs. Jim C. Hamer Companies, based in Kenova, purchased the W.M. Cramer Lumber Company facility at...

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...