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Robertson signs with WPU

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Playing basketball since he was in fourth grade hasn’t been quite enough for Pocahontas County High School senior Elijah Robertson. After graduation, he will continue his career on the hardwood at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa. “I guess it’s always been a dream – as an athlete – to go play on the collegiate level,” Robertson said....

Ralph Hinkle

Ralph J. Hinkle, age 76, of Marlinton, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 4, 2019. Born January 16, 1943, at Simoda, he was a son of the late Russell J. Wimer and Mona Arveta Hinkle. Ralph was a 1961 graduate of Circleville High School. He worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways and Pocahontas Construction and retired...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Thursday, April 8, 1909 BIG SLIDE The entire top of the mountain at New River Falls, two miles east of Sandstone, in Summers county, broke away Sunday afternoon and thundered down the slopes, much of the debris reaching the C & O tracks and the river. Thousands of tons of rocks were loosened, mountain oaks, centuries old, were uprooted, and all...

What’s Cookin’?

Keeping it slow Chuck Wagon Beans 2 large cans baked beans 3 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed 2 cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1 pound Polish sausage or kielbasa, sliced 12 oz. jar pickled jalapeno slices, drained 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup barbecue sauce 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard 1/4 cup McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning Put all ingredients into a 6 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook...

Watoga Trail Report

With visitors returning in increasing numbers to Watoga State Park, and as warmer weather returns, the canine crew and I set out on the Bear Pen Loop this week to check the conditions on this popular trail. Starting at the Bear Pen trailhead on the main entrance road, you can follow Bear Pen Trail clockwise up to the North Boundary...

eTimes | April 11, 2019

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Harry Smith

Harry Mason Smith, age 90, of Clearbrook, Virginia, died Monday, April 1, 2019, at The Retreat at Berryville in Berryville, Virginia. Born November 21, 1928, at Yawkey, he was a son of the late Henry Harrison and Bertha Mason Smith. Harry was an athletic director at James W. Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia. He served in the U.S....

The adventure begins

It was a bittersweet day at Point of View Farm last Thursday, especially for wildlife rehabilitator Joel Rosenthal, right, because it was the day nine-year-old black bear Rose took her cubs – Brier and Thorn – into the woods and on to their next adventure. After Rose checked out the area and determined it to be safe, she went into...