FEMA-funded Cass lots no longer in floodplain

A little more than a month ago, The Pocahontas Times submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to Director William Fugate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The request was for records,...

Clear Creek hunt club makes boy’s wish come true

A young man from North Carolina had to overcome a lot of obstacles to do it, but he achieved a life-long goal last week in West Virginia, when he hunted and killed a black...

Rebuild Marlinton task force holds first meeting

The Rebuild Marlinton task force held its first meeting on Tuesday morning and planned some initial strategies for the redevelopment of the half block in Marlinton destroyed by fire on November 10. In the...

Preserving Pocahontas joins Main Street storefronts

The keeper of history, Preserving Pocahontas, is the newest storefront in downtown Marlinton. Located in the former law office of assistant prosecutor Bob Martin, the Preserving Pocahontas office is itself a cozy little piece of...

Deputy acted quickly to alert residents during fire

Decisive action by a Pocahontas County Sheriff's deputy during the November 10 fire in Marlinton likely saved lives. Just after 2 a.m. on that early Sunday morning, Deputy Brian Shinaberry was conducting a routine patrol...

Marlinton Council donates $17,000 to firefighters

At least one good thing resulted from the devastating fire in Marlinton on November 10. Town residents and the local government were reminded how West Virginia communities rush to each other's aid in a...

Civil War mural preview at Pretty Penny

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer “Sleep on O Gallant men, Both Blue and Gray, You gave your all for what you thought was right.” ~Louise McNeill Pease Molly Must had a daunting task for her second mural to be...

Marlinton mayor creates economic task force

In response to a November 10 fire that destroyed three Main Street buildings, Marlinton Mayor Joe Smith has created an economic redevelopment task force. During a press conference Tuesday morning, Smith said Steve Weir,...