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Boy Scout Troop #33 recognized for achievements

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Sunday, on National Boy Scouts Day, Boy Scout Troop #33 met at the Marlinton United Methodist Church for an award ceremony in which the members received the ranks and merit badges earned in the past year. Scout leader Chris Bartley led the ceremony and explained what the troop has done to earn merit badges and how the rank...

BOE celebrates Scorecard evaluations

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, the board received good news concerning the West Virginia Schools Balanced Scorecard. The Scorecard evaluates schools in four areas: academic performance, English learner proficiency, student success and the last, benchmark indicators at elementary and middle school levels, and graduate rates at high school level. Sitting in for superintendent...

eTimes for February 14, 2019

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Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~1821-2021

From the Archives History of the Woodrow and Laurel Creek Areas By Lloyd Woods Published June 20, 1991 I am going to write about some of the things that happened in my younger days at Woodrow and on Laurel Creek. I remember them talking about the Nathan and Shearer place. The first I remember about the place, Pat Gay owned it. James Gibson, on...

Watoga Trail Report

The Pulaski A celebration of a tool Trail workers tend to do a lot of talking when working on a team; sometimes about the mundane: “When is this d**n rain gonna stop?,” at other times about the arcane: “I just read a great article about Dark Energy and….” (to be honest, that one rarely comes up). So one day, when benching...

4-H horse judging team places first overall

The Pocahontas County 4-H Senior Horse Judging Team competed at the Virginia Tech Horse Judging Contest February 9 and were named the high point team for the 4-H Senior Division. Team members were Charity Morrison, Noah Barkley, Trevor Wilson and Benjamin Davis. There were a total of 13 Senior 4-H teams from across Virginia, and contestants were...

Dominion donates

Robin Mutscheller, Dominion Energy Technical Support Supervisor at Bath County Pumped Storage Station presents a check for $1,000 to Tim Wade, president of Huntersville Historical Traditions. The generous donation was made as part of Dominion Energy Foundation’s matching grant program. It matched a $1,000 donation given to HHT by a Dominion employee last fall. The funds will be used to defray...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

My topic for Valentine’s Day is “Garbage.” There is an angle here. Valentines want to know what is real and what is not. It’s the same with garbage. Garbage issues last week were worse than normal, and that is what prompted this letter. According to definitions within our ordinance, “Refuse shall mean and include garbage, rubbish and trash; except that...