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Stroke Poster Contest Winners Announced

Susan Wilkins PMH Special Projects Pocahontas Memorial Hospital launched a stroke awareness education initiative last fall to help our community understand the risk factors and symptoms of stroke, a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability in the United States. “Time is crucial in the treatment of stroke, as on average, every 40 seconds someone in the US has a stroke...

eTimes | June 13, 2019

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Preserving Pocahontas

Two well-dressed men pose beside a Shay Engine hauling a load of slabs near the town of Spruce. The engineer is visible on the engine. Courtesy of Keith Moore, ID: PHP001043 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreservation.org or www.preservingpocahontas.org If you have historical records or photographs to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B....

A different kind of Space Race

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The annual Space Race Rumpus was held last weekend at the Green Bank Observatory with avid cyclists of all ages converging on the area to enjoy scenic rides and friendly races. Short Track race results: Boys 10 and under – first place, Braden Kuhn; second place, Briar Smith; and third place, Sam Huber. Girls 10 and under – first place,...

‘Fill Up This Truck’ campaign

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer When asked about the pickup truck full of dog and cat food sitting in the Mitchell Chevrolet lot, Mitchell Chevrolet salesperson Brian Tankersley said, “It was mostly Hunter’s idea.” Hunter Tankersley, Brian’s son, is a rising sophomore at West Virginia University. He’s studying business, has a particular interest in photography – he’s a WVU student photographer ...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, June 12, 1969 Welcome to Pocahontas The best kept secret of recent times was revealed Sunday afternoon as Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, IV, announced plans to build a home near Dunmore. Pocahontas people had been consumed with curiosity since the sale of the Ashby Wilfong farm last fall at a high price to C. W. Hensell, a real...

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, June 15, 1944 Our Army and Navy Boys Mr. and Mrs. Austin Nottingham, of Durbin, are happy to report that they have received a telegram from their son, Gerald H. Nottingham, of the Navy, that he was well and safe, but could not say where he was. Gerald’s ship, the U. S. Block Island, was sunk by the enemy. Mrs. Vernon...

All abuzz about Sugar Buzz

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Sometimes, people carry a childhood hobby with them through their lifetime. Other times, they find something through the help of friends and turn it into a small business. For Marlinton resident Brandy Cassell, the latter is true of her new business, Sugar Buzz Cookies. It all began last winter when Cassell was looking for a hobby to keep her...

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