The origin of ‘Xmas’

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer I have always abbreviated the word Christmas as “Xmas.” Someone asked me the other day why I do that, and I couldn’t give any better answer than, “because my Mom did.” I knew...

Warrior Welding has that spark

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer When welding returned to Pocahontas County High School six years ago, students jumped at the chance to take the Career and Technical Education class. Learning skills to gain certification and becoming...

Empty Bowls event helps fill FRN food pantry

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer The second annual Empty Bowls dinner was held last Tuesday evening and going by the number of guests in attendance, the lively conversations, laughter and live fiddle music in the background, it was a rousing...

Veterans remembered and honored at annual dinner

Brandon Nottingham Suzanne Stewart Staff Writers Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps commander Rick Wooddell welcomed nearly 200 area veterans and their guests with a message from the Headquarters of the American Legion as they gathered for the...

Volunteers recognized at annual dinner

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Christmas is a time for giving and, each year, the Marlinton Woman’s Club honors Pocahontas countians who give the gift of themselves to the community with an annual Christmas dinner at...

A taste for Empty Bowls

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer Thursday night’s Empty Bowls Dinner was truly a community effort, bringing together local artists in the Pocahontas County Arts Council, students from Pocahontas County High School’s Culinary Arts program and...

Was it a derecho?

Jason Bauserman Contributing Writer At 4:55 p.m. Monday, a surprising squall line hit the northern tip of Pocahontas County.  In a 10-minute period, wind, rain, thunder, lightning, darkness and a 15 degree temperature drop all occurred...

Memorial Day service at Arbovale

Charles Sheets, President Arbovale Cemetery Association The Arbovale Cemetery Association invites members of the community and especially family and friends of loved ones who were laid to rest in the Arbovale Cemetery during the past...