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Vida Wedding

Vida M. Wedding, age 91, of Marlinton, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Pocahontas Center in Marlinton. Born November 3, 1926, at Blair Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Harry O. and Emma Mae Thurman Morton. Vida’s father and grandfather were coal miners, moving the family to a number of coal mining towns throughout West Virginia. She...

I Remember…

The Friendship Tree I recently heard something on TV that made an impression on me. I cannot quote it word for word, but I will share my interpretation. Friendships are like a tree. The leaves are beautiful, but change with the seasons. Too soon they die and fade, or are blown away by a strong wind. We have all heard the phrase, “Fair weather...

Grow Appalachia helps maximize garden growing potential

The High Rocks Grow Appalachia program is kicking off the 2018 program year of gardening education with two Garden Planning workshops in January to demonstrate how to prepare a garden plan and map that will help you get the most out of your growing season. The first workshop will be held at McClintic Library in Marlinton from 6...

Snow days won’t effect school schedule – yet

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Pocahontas County Schools may have been out since Christmas break, but that doesn't stop the school system from operating. The Pocahontas County Board of Education held a short meeting Monday evening and discussed several issues, including the multiple snow days that have closed schools this year. Superintendent Terrence Beam gave a report and stated that, so far, the...

Lady Warriors improve to 4-9 vs Charleston Catholic

Bruce McKean Contributing Writer PCHS Varsity, 49 Charleston Catholic Varsity, 35 Last basketball season the Pocahontas County High School Lady Warriors started with a 9-2 run in  their one February match up vs #9 Charleston Catholic in Charleston and led 14-9 after one quarter. It was all downhill after that for PCHS, and the Irish took the contest 45-34. Due to graduations, both squads are much younger this...

What’s Cookin’

Start honing your cooking skills for the 2018 RoadKill Cook-off Competition. Black Pepper Marinated Tenderloin with Dijon Horseradish Sauce Coal Hollow Boys Ed Blackford Meat 2 lbs. venison or pork tenderloin, cleaned, rinsed, and cut into six-inch sections. Marinade ¼ cup peanut or canola oil ¼ cup white or red wine vinegar ¼ cup water 2 tsp. crushed black pepper 1/8 tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. onion powder 1/8 tsp. salt Sauce ¼ cup...

Marlinton UMC celebrates 125 years of ministry

The Marlinton Metho-dist Church celebrated its 125th anniversary October 29, 2107. Rev. David Merryman planned an appropriate service during which he recognized two former pastors, Rev. Karen Brown and Rev. Robert Mann, as well as past parish coordinator Gayle Lesure. Adding to the celebration was the recognition of oldest living member Mary Frances Faulknier Barlow’s upcoming 100th birthday and the recognition...

100 Years Ago

January 10, 1918 If you can stand to run a county paper, And keep it up till thirty years have sped; And not get landed in the common poor-house, Or judged insane for ego or swelled head; If you can keep the sheriff off your labors, With money that you beg, or earn or steal; When you retire, perhaps some kindly neighbors, Will call you in and...