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Preserving Pocahontas

Phone company office worker Margaret Coberly at her desk in the Marlinton Office. Pocahontas Telephone Company was sold to Telephone Utilities of West Virginia in 1959 due to expanded demand for phone service created by the location of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank. County-wide dial system went into operation at 6 a.m. on June 19, 1961....

I Remember…

Journey traveled with Dr. Soriano Journey traveled over the many years Forty-two years have passed. Respect for your knowledge and still Respect for your caring heart. We worked together from the beginning. Journey traveled over the many years. Side by side, in caring for others. Heart attack – you’ve saved many lives. Deliveries – I’ve been there and can truly say, “No better O.B. doctor.” Emergencies – minor and...

What’s Cookin’?

A Taste of Heaven PMH Auxiliary Broccoli Casserole Nola Rose 2 pkg. frozen chopped broccoli 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 medium onion, diced 1 egg 1/2 cup golden mushroom soup Bread crumbs Cook broccoli until almost done, drain well. Mix above ingredients together. Add to broccoli. Place in baking dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake at 300º for about 35 to 40 minutes. Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies Mildred Slavin 1 cup raisins 2 cups flour 1...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I am sorry that I haven’t written for a while, but I have been very busy growing old. Mission Accomplished! I have checked that box. I would like to apologize to all of my Marlinton High School 1963 classmates for missing our 55th class reunion on July 14. I was really looking forward to attending the reunion, but an old body, like...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

The good news this week is that Marlinton and Pocahontas County dodged another bullet and were spared the flooding that we anticipated for an entire week. Construction at the water-plant was suspended last Thursday, as Dunn Engineering and Orders Construction removed office trailers, tools and equipment, in preparation for the storm that never came. Instead, our thoughts and prayers are...

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater returns to opera house

The Opera House Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre event is back by popular demand! The Pocahontas County Opera House will present Who Killed Preacher Brown?, an interactive murder mystery dinner theater, October 26, 27 and 28 at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased by calling 304-799-6645 or online at www.pocahontasoperahouse.org. This year’s play is set in the 1920s...

Annual Hammons Family Musical Heritage Celebration

After getting your fill of wild food at Marlinton’s Autumn Harvest Festival and West Virginia RoadKill Cook-off, the Pocahontas County Opera House invites you to come be a part of the “Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration.” The event is set for Saturday, September 29, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Hammons Family carried on long-standing traditions of fiddling, banjo playing, ballad singing...

Circuit Court

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following hearings were held September 12 before the Honorable Judge Robert E. Richardson: A change of plea hearing was held in the case the State vs Chastady Dawn Talkington, 34, of Elkins, wherein Talkington tendered a Kennedy plea to the lesser included offense of possession of a controlled substance. The court...