The long road to tea

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Before and during the American Revolution, many tavern signs were made with a political statement in mind, but the whimsical sign of the The Tea Kettle and Tabby Cat in Wenham,...

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

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Each 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...

Keeping warm on a cold winter’s night

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer This is the time of year when the cold tries to seep into our bones and terms like Hot Toddy seep into our consciousness. Probably everybody has heard of hot toddies. But I...

It’s a Pumpkinpalooza

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Inspired by fall and focused on earning the rank of Eagle Scout, Slaty Fork teen Alan Gibson has organized and planned the first, hopefully annual, Pumpkinpalooza. The event, which will take place...

Spring into Spring at Watoga State Park

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer After 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...

‘It’s Your History’ ~ Signs record the past for the future

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Like many of the trails in Pocahontas County, the West Fork Trail which begins in Durbin, is 22-miles of a reclaimed railroad trail. Where Chesapeake & Ohio Railway line trains used...

The Appalachian Cat Head Biscuit

Cara Rose, Executive Director Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau What 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...

Spring flourishes at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer The 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...

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