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Veterans Day Stand up and give honor to our brave men and women. Regardless if battles were called wars or conflicts, they stood up for each of us. They stood up for America. So many endured pain of body and mind. So many carry the scars from their service. So little appreciation has been shown to many of them. And little respect is shown for our...

Warrior Football ~ Pride

Aaron Pugh Contributing Writer The Pocahontas County High School Warriors ended their 2018 season with a loss to #13 AA Shady Springs Tigers. When the opposing team shows up in three school buses and brings their band, you know it’s going to be a challenge, but the Warriors played with pride. The Warriors showed their potential for the 2019 season and sent their...

GBEMS working together through departmentalization

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At the Pocahontas County Board of Education Local School Improvement Council meeting Monday afternoon at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, principal Ricky Sharp gave a presentation on a new style of teaching for third through fifth grade. Sharp explained that the third, fourth and fifth grade teachers are rotating their students, and each is focusing on one subject,...

Preserving Pocahontas

A group of hunters with a bear near Rimel, W. Va. Pictured left to right: Unknown, Forest Dean, Unknown, Andy Gum, Bernard Reinhardt, Ellis Dean. Courtesy of Thomas E. Rider, ID: PHP003244 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreservation.org or www.preservingpocahontas.org If you have historical records or photographs to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation...

What’s Cookin’?

The Hunt Country Shrimp Creole Miss Winifred Maddux 1 chopped green pepper 2 chopped onions 1 large can tomatoes 2 Tbsp. bacon grease 1 pound raw shrimp 1 bay leaf Chop peppers and onions, fry in bacon grease until tender, not brown, and add tomatoes and bay leaf. Cook slowly for one hour. Peel raw shrimp, add to other mixture and cook for 1/2 hour. Serve with rice. Chicken Divan Mrs....

FFA students ensure better quality citrus

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer After suffering issues with some of the citrus sold last year, the Pocahontas County High School FFA club has worked hard to ensure they are providing a higher quality product to customers this year. FFA advisor Erwin Berry has worked with the students to help them understand how to handle dissatisfied customers and ways to fix issues when...

GBEMS hosting first annual Empty Bowls, Mug Style fundraiser

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Experiencing the success of the second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Pocahontas County Family Resource Network, Green Bank Elementary-Middle School art teacher Alison Flegel decided to add an event in Green Bank which will also benefit the FRN. Flegel, a renowned potter, made bowls for both Empty Bowls events and wanted to get her middle school students...

Magistrate Court

According to Magistrate Court records, the following individuals had activity in their cases: In Magistrate Cynthia Broce-Kelley’s court: William Robert Waid, 22, of Marlinton, pleaded guilty October 19 to charges of unsafe and improperly equipped vehicles and driving while license is suspended/ revoked. He was assessed $440.50 in court costs and fines. James Andrew Exline, 43, of Marlinton, pleaded guilty October...