Do not feed – nor tempt – the bears

Jaynell Graham Editor There have been a lot of bear sightings in the county in the past few weeks, and a few of the bears decided to visit Marlinton in the vicinity of the Ninth and...

Groseclose sworn in as commissioner

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer Jesse Groseclose was sworn in as the newest Pocahontas County Commissioner at Tuesday evening’s commission meeting. His term of service will be from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2022. Groseclose takes...

Quilt square joins rich history at Traveller’s Repose

The Traveller’s Repose in Bartow was much more than a historical landmark to the late Jessie Brown Beard Powell. It was her birthplace, her home, her life. Just 10 days before she passed away in...

Wild fur and natural medicinals of the Appalachians

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer You may have seen the ad for Dove’s Fur in The Pocahontas Times over the years and wondered just what this kind of business is all about. Well, it’s about a gentleman...


Forest Service issues Final Decision to permit the ACP route on national forests

The USDA Forest Service issued a final record of decision (ROD) Friday to authorize the use of National Forest System lands for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project (ACP Project), and approve project-specific amendments for...

BOE reviews budget, feels strain

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer   At Monday night’s Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting, the board reviewed its budget and noticed a decline in funds. As treasurer Sherry Radcliff explained the budget specifics, Superintendent Terrence Beam asked why...

Ervine named PCHS Student of the Month

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Pocahontas County High School junior Carlie Ervine was selected as Student of the Month for November by members of the faculty. Ervine balances her school work, athletics and part-time job by staying focused...

Wind Chill Warning

A wind chill warning remains in effect from 5 p.m. this evening until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Winds will be out of the West or Northwest with gusts of 20 to 30 mph and up to...