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Stony Bottom Bluegrass Band ~ a family created by music

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer“Aw, Sookie!”If you’ve ever heard a booming bluegrass voice speak those words, chances are you are at a square dance or night of entertainment featuring some configuration of the Stony Bottom Bluegrass...

Spring into Spring at Watoga State Park

Laura Dean Bennett Staff WriterAfter a long winter, it’s finally time for Pocahontas Coun-ty’s hills, valleys, forests and rivers to come alive with the sounds and sights of spring.In anticipation of the changing season, Cranberry...

Spring flourishes at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

Laura Dean Bennett Staff WriterThe Cranberry Nature Center is always a welcoming and a worthwhile stop for both visitors and residents of Pocahontas County.A knowledgeable staff of Forest Service employees is happy to answer questions...

Fiddlin’ ~ it’s not just a waste of time

Suzanne Stewart Staff WriterEach year, in the hot days of August, thousands of musicians converge on Galax, Virginia, for the Galax Fiddlers Convention – the longest running convention of its kind in the world. The...

33rd Annual Great Greenbrier River Race ~ Saturday, April 27

Nothing says “Springtime in Pocahontas County” like the annual Great Greenbrier River Race.In its 33rd year, this triathlon attracts hundreds of runners, kayakers/canoeists and bikers – and spectators – as one of the first...

Seven Questions with…

1. Were you born in Pocahontas County?Yes. My family has lived in Pocahontas County for many generations. We have five generations living in Pocahontas County. It is very much home.2. What is your favorite...

The Appalachian Cat Head Biscuit

Cara Rose, Executive Director Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors BureauWhat is it about biscuits?I think what makes the Appalachian biscuit better than Pillsbury’s is the art of making something delicious – fast, with simple...

Compass – Spring 2019

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