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Connie Walker

Connie Sue Walker, age 72, of Hillsboro, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea. Born April 2, 1946, in Beckley, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Virginia Mitchell Gilkerson. Connie was of the Methodist faith. She was a nurse’s aide for Denmar Hospital and Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. In...

GBO receives $1.3M grant from NSF

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,345,903 for the Green Bank Observatory (GBO) through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Associated Universities Inc./National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Funding will support a laser ranging measurement system on the Green Bank Telescope. This will increase the available usable time of...

Hurricane Florence – potential impact on Pocahontas County

Michael O’Brien, Director Pocahontas County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Emergency Management officials are actively preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence beginning Thursday, September 13. We are coordinating with the Red Cross, county school officials and others on sheltering. Updates on shelter locations will be sent out in a later release. We are in constant communication with West Virginia Division of...

DeBerry to be named President and COO of Washington resort

With the recent announcement of Alterra Mountain Company’s intent to purchase Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington, Frank DeBerry, currently of Snowshoe Mountain, will be named President and Chief Operating Officer of the destination upon the closing of the transaction. DeBerry has served as President and COO of Snowshoe Mountain Resort since 2011, leading the destination out of the recession and...

Students share ideas, accomplishments with BOE

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer With just a month of school under their belts, several Pocahontas County High School students had new ideas and projects to share with the Pocahontas County Board of Education at its meeting Monday evening at the Linwood Community Library. Seniors Taylor Tegtmeyer and Jordan Nutter gave a presentation on a recent project they worked on in the new...

100 Years Ago

Thursday, September 12, 1918 KILLED IN ACTION Lt. J. W. Blankenship, of Thornwood, Private Guy Stuart, of Seebert, and Private Rube Jackson, of Seebert. Word was received on Sunday that these soldiers had been killed in battle in France. A little over a year ago, Lt. Blankenship was in the draft. He did not wait to be called, but volunteered. He was soon...

FFA members will compete at national convention

Jennalee Meck FFA Reporter Pocahontas County High School FFA chapter will send members to the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo to compete in the Equine Evaluation Event. The convention will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 24 through 27. The PCHS chapter will be represented by Ben Davis, Noah Barkley, Charity Morrison and Adrienna Fuery. They will be accompanied by Susan Davis...

What’s Cookin’?

A Taste of Heaven PMH Auxiliary Applesauce Spice Cake Nancy Peachey 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp. soda 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 3/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 tsp. ground cloves 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 cup margarine 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 16 oz. can applesauce 3/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup chopped nuts Combine first seven ingredients, and set aside. Beat margarine with mixer for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until combined. Add eggs, one at...