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County greatly benefits from Hotel Occupancy Tax

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Pocahontas County each year to explore and experience the beauty of the unique attractions the county has to offer. As a result of their visits,...

Project Healing Waters annual Thornwood event

For each of the last three years, approximately 100 disabled veterans and vol- unteers have gathered at the Thornwood 4-H Camp in Pocahontas County to learn about fly fishing. This year, June 1 through...

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...

Presidential pooches

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Almost all our presidents have had a pet – usually a dog. For nearly 200 years, American presidents have been reflecting the love affair that Americans have always had with their dogs. Until...

NSF releases Draft EIS on future of GBO

Public hearing scheduled for November 30 Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Nearly a year after collecting data and public comments to create an Environmental Impact Study on the Green Bank Observatory, the National Science Foundation has released a...

Roger Hannah ~ finding joy in the puzzles of life

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Roger Hannah is affectionately called the “unofficial assistant recreation director” at Pocahontas Center, a place he has called home since 2006. Roger earned that title because he likes to talk to people,...

‘Everything’s coming up roses’

Louise Barnisky IS well-known for her green thumb. An abundance of rain, added to that thumb, produced beautiful rose bushes in her flower garden. The burst of color from the heavy blooms is a...

Folklorist preserving traditions of West Virginia

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer A common misconception about folklore is the belief that it is the study of mythical creatures or tall tales. West Virginia folklorist Erin Hilliard visited the Pocahontas County Opera House last Thursday...