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Cass Company houses offer a cozy and historic stay

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer In 1901, Cass was founded as a company town by the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company when it began harvesting the timber from the forests in the nearby mountains. The town included the company store, depot, post office, small businesses and 40 nearly identical houses in perfect rows. The operation changed hands and in 1960 closed altogether. The...

Old Spruce Brewing opening this spring

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer When Lawrence Walkup came to Snowshoe Mountain Resort as Food and Beverage Director 15 years ago, he didn’t necessarily intend to open his own brewery, but this spring, he will unveil his new business at Snowshoe – Old Spruce Brewing. Walkup’s business ventures began with the Old Spruce Cafe and Tavern, a small restaurant in the Village, which was followed...

Seven Questions with…

1. Were you born in Pocahontas County? I was born here in Marlinton. I’ve lived here my entire life. 2. What is your favorite thing about living in Pocahontas County? I think it’s community. I love the people. We’re really fortunate to have really great people and great neighbors. You know your neighbors. 3. If you were asked to take first-time visitors on...

Journey to Marlinton

Cara Rose, Executive Director Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau Every time I drive eastward over the Virginia line toward Staunton, a short trip by today’s standards, I am overcome with the beauty of this journey.  The drive takes you through some of the most picturesque landscapes of our area and has very little development to scar the views, making it...

Compass – Winter 2019

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eTimes for January 10, 2019

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Diana Barton

Diana Marie Barton, age 72, of Marlinton, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at CAMC-Memorial Division. Family will receive friends Friday, January 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye. Following visitation, the body will be cremated and a private service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.Lantzfunerlhome.com

Sylvia Felton

Sylvia "Darlene" Harper Felton, age 61, of Mill Creek, passed from this life Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, surrounded by loved ones. Born July 6, 1957, in Elkins, she was a daughter of Howard Hampton Harper and Evelyn “Sis” Defibaugh Harper. Darlene was married to Steven “Steve” Michael Felton. She was a 1975 graduate of Elkins High...