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Planned power outage May 7

Service interruption for emergency power line repairs for parts of Pocahontas County is scheduled for Sunday, May 7 Mon Power will need to interrupt electric service for several areas of Pocahontas County. Mon Power...

The sarvisberry tree ~ a harbinger of spring

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer After waiting for it for so long, it seems like when spring finally comes to our mountains, it comes overnight.  You can watch the trees getting ready to bud for weeks and...

Marlinton man served in Europe and Pacific in WWII

After defeating the armies of Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers, thousands of U.S. soldiers barely got to celebrate before getting sent to fight another war. Herbert McClure, of Marlinton, was one of those...

Teaberry ~ it’s more than a gum

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer A while ago I got to thinking about teaberry gum and went to looking around to see if I could buy some.  Well, you probably knew this already, but it’s not easy...

Bussard pleads guilty to second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter

Jaynell Graham Editor A change of plea hearing in the case the State of West Virginia vs. Aaron Joseph Bussard was held July 17 in the Pocahontas County Circuit Court before the Honorable Judge Jennifer P....

Ten books for Christmas reading

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Christmas in Absaroka County by Craig Johnson For fans of modern Westerns, my two favorite authors are C.J. Box, who writes the Joe Pickett series, and Craig Johnson, who has written the...

‘Old Christmas’ and wives’ tales

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer For those of you who remember something about “Old Christmas” and its peculiarities, these old wives tales will seem familiar. But for those of you to whom these superstitions are new,...

Grand Jury hands up indictments in 13 cases

Jaynell Graham Editor According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the December Grand Jury convened Tuesday and handed up indictments against the following individuals: Gary Cool, 34, of Monterville, one count, possession with intent to deliver...

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