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Opry Night highlights local, traditional musicians at Opera House

The annual Opry Night at the Pocahontas County Opera House has come to represent some of the best bluegrass and old-time traditional talent in the region. This year’s program, on Saturday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m., will feature Pocahontas County favorites Richard Hefner and Joanna Burt-Kinderman sharing the stage with Homer Hunter and Stony Bottom Bluegrass. When Richard Hefner started...

Lady Warriors Varsity and JV records jump to 15-2 and 14-2

Bruce McKean Contributing Writer PCHS JV, 48 Highland VA Varsity, 37 The Highland Virginia Varsity girls basketball team traveled to Pocahontas County High School February 4 for their second encounter this season. Their first match-up at Monterey, Virginia, January 14, saw the two teams tied 7-7 after one stanza and PCHS only ahead by one point, 18-17, by the half. PCHS upped their lead to...

School system offers support to homeless children

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The term homelessness often conjures up images of down-and-out individuals living under bridges or on a city street, but when it comes to classifying children as homeless, it’s more about whether or not a child has adequate housing. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was enacted as federal law in 1987 and, in part, ensures that every child in...

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, February 10, 1944 Our Army and Navy Boys The public relations department of the Fifth Air Force, operating in the Pacific area, sends in the following about the record of Major Zed S. Smith, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Zed S. Smith, Jr., of Marlinton. Among the many pilots of the Fifth Air Force who struck at New Britain in...

Sweet Life Diabetes Class wraps-up

Susan Wilkins Public Relations and Special Projects Coordinator   The first-ever Sweet Life Diabetes Cooking Class held a reunion and three month follow-up February 4 at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church. Diabetes is a common, serious and costly disease.  Luckily, many complications of diabetes can be controlled and even prevented by making lifestyle changes.  Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s Sweet Life program helps people make...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, February 13, 1969 The ice went out Friday after being jammed a week between Buckeye and Seebert. - - - In view of the wintry weather the past week – snow on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, terribly high winds Sunday night with the temperature about 15 degrees and snowing – the groundhog’s reputation as a weather prognosticator was somewhat tarnished. The...

Circuit Court

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following hearings were held February 6 before the Honorable Judge Jennifer P. Dent: Michael A. Stewart, 38, of Buckeye, tendered a plea agreement to the court wherein he pleaded guilty to the lesser misdemeanor offense of possession of a controlled substance, metham- phetamine. The matter was referred to the probation department...

What’s Cookin’?

Foolproof Pie Crust Maxine Ratliff 4 cups flour 1 Tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. salt 1 3/4 cup butter Crisco 1/2 cup water 1 Tbsp. vinegar 1 large egg Mix flour, sugar and salt. Cut in Crisco. Beat together water, vinegar and egg and add to the flour mixture. Divide into five parts. Shape into rounds. Chill at least 30 minutes. Roll out to size and fit into pie pan. Use with your favorite recipe. Dough may...