Tomblin appoints Boso as new state senator

On Friday, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Gregory L. Boso, of Summersville, to represent residents of the 11th District in the West Virginia Senate. Boso’s appointment fills the vacancy created when Senator Clark Barnes...

Taylor wins second at National SkillsUSA contest

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Recent Pocahontas County High School graduate Travis Taylor, of Dunmore, won second place in the carpentry competition at the National SkillsUSA contest June 25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Taylor was...

A bridge to history

Jaynell Graham Editor “I never thought I’d outlive that bridge” -  Edwin White, Jr.   Edwin White, Jr., known as “Junior” in this community, was just 20 years old in 1947 when he went to work for Monty...

Less than half of Pocahontas voters cast ballots

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote... that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his...

PCHS ProStart ~ ready for the culinary world

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer A cloud of misconception has hovered over the Pocahontas County High School ProStart class. It might appear that students are simply learning how to cook when, in fact, the students are learning...

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...

Fire destroys three Main Street Marlinton buildings

Early Sunday morning, a blaze began that eventually destroyed three buildings on Main Street in Marlinton. The conflagration consumed The Old Bank Building, Dirt Bean Ohana and Hudson's Variety Store...

PMH names new CEO

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that it has selected Mary Beth Barr, of Petersburg, as its next Chief Executive Officer. Barr will replace current CEO Barbara Lay who will retire October...