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Circuit Court

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following cases were heard November 2 before the Honorable Judge Jennifer P. Dent: A hearing was held on the State’s motion to revoke bond in the case the State vs Zachary Morrison, 30, of Buckeye, wherein the defendant waived his right to a preliminary hearing and an evidentiary hearing. The court...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

NEWS FLASH – Be extremely careful when crossing the street in the area of Third Avenue and Eighth Street. I had no idea so many people drove on the sidewalk in Marlinton. But, after replacing the flower box at Alfredo’s a third time and having it hit again and destroyed for the fourth time, I officially gave up and had the...

A rare case of Bloom Confusion

The cheerful yellow blooms of forsythia are always one of the first blossoms of early spring here in Pocahontas County. Many years, usually in April, they can be seen bravely standing up to frosts, freezes and occasionally decorated with a blanket of sparkling snow. But this is the first year in memory that forsythia has been known to bloom...

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Through no fault of their own, many older animals in shelters find themselves waiting a long time for their forever homes.  As November is “National Adopt a Senior Pet Month,” it’s a good time for us all to be reminded that adult and senior dogs and cats may often be the best fit when we’re considering adoption. As...

I Remember…

Patience/Patients There is an old saying, “Do as I say and not as I do.” Guess what. For years as a nurse, I gave out advice. Now the shoe is on the other foot – mine! I recently fell and broke a bone in my left foot. The E. R. doctor recommended crutches. No kidding? Was he trying to kill me? No. He was just giving...

Mildred Brill

Mildred A. “Milly” Brill, of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, died Thursday, November 1, 2018. Born December 7, 1919, at Marlinton, she was the fourth daughter born to the late Ira D. and Lura M. Brill. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Milly was a graduate of Marlinton High School. She attended Fairmont State College, the University of...

Meth ~ from several angles

Jaynell Graham Editor Troopers from the West Virginia State Police – Marlinton Detachment found a large “rock” of meth this past summer during a search of a home in the southern part of the county. Most people are not familiar with methamphetamine, and that is a good thing – in most cases. But if you suspect someone in your household is using...

An Ounce of Prevention

Sometimes you need to shine the Bat Symbol into the sky and summon the cape crusader to come in and share a message of support with youngsters – which is exactly what happened from a partnership between Youth Health Services and the Prevention Coalition. During Red Ribbon Week, West Virginia’s Batman, John Buckland, swooped in and visited every school...