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BOE handles business items

Pocahontas County Board of Education’s September 11 meeting continued. In miscellaneous management, the board approved the following: • Bid from West Virginia Signal & Light, Inc. to replace the school zone flasher system at Hillsboro Elementary...

A touch of spring

Marlinton Woman’s Club Beautification Committee members, l to r: Vada Wilson, Louise Barnisky and Cindy Sabota, added color to the planters on Main Street last week. The flowers topped off a two-week clean-up...

BOE discusses changes in Hillsboro library lease

Pocahontas County Free Libraries board of trustees president Sue Anne Heatherly approached the board of education at its regular meeting May 27 with regards to the Hillsboro Library lease. Heatherly explained that the Friends of...

Forget what you know about fruitcake

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer In most instances, the mention of fruitcake is met with a wary look or something worse, but that reaction is found only in the United States. The fruitcake we know, and love to...

Musical junior named PCHS Student of the Month

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Pocahontas County High School junior Kevin Thompson has been named November Student of the Month. As a junior, Thompson is close to the end of the high school tunnel and he has definitely...

Keeping up in a changing world

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer When I first met Leabelle Pennington Gum, she told me that she’s 97 years old and God sends angels to visit her. It’s not hard to believe that such a kind and...

Veterans News

Jenkins' office looking into Maxwelton clinic delays The Pocahontas Times contacted Congressman Evan Jenkins' office to request information on the re-opening of the VA Community Clinic in Maxwelton. The clinic has been closed for several...

Forestry students get hands-on experience at NRAO

Fifty years ago, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank planted a large number of white pines on its land to block RFI – Radio Frequency Interference – caused by motor vehicles. While the trees did...