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Josephine Valencia

Josephine Ann “Josie” Valencia, of Green Bank, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown, following a brief illness. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. Family will receive friends Friday, March 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Chapel in Arbovale. Funeral service is Saturday, March 22, 1...

Frontier Communications enhances broadband service in Pocahontas County

Snowshoe residents, businesses see substantial upgrades Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) has enhanced broadband service to the Snowshoe area of Pocahontas County, providing customers there with enhanced speeds that support multiple devices in homes as well as business applications. “Frontier has provided Internet service at Snowshoe for more than 10 years,” General Manager Reta Griffith said, “and we have been focused the past several...

Preserving Pocahontas

  Owners J. Hamed and his brother, standing in front of J. Hamed and Brother General Store on Main Street in Marlinton, W.Va. in 1912. A large sign over the entrance announces the “greatest money and reducing sale ever held in Marliton.” Try to find two other misspelled words on the hand-painted sign. You’ll spot two signs advertising Selz Shoes,...

Jace Birchfield

Jace David Birchfield, age 2, was granted his angel wings on Thursday, March 13, 2014, following a 15 month battle with cancer. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whom Jace touched in some small way throughout his short, yet memorable life. Born January 16, 2012, he was a son of Joshua and Tiffany Birchfield, of Timberville,...

Josephine Valencia

Jospehine Valencia, of Green Bank, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  

Jimmie Hedrick

Jimmie Junior Hedrick, age 75, of Cherry Grove, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his residence. Born July 26, 1938, at Cherry Grove, he was son of the late Jimmie and Zetta Bennett Hedrick. Jimmie is married to Faith Mick Hedrick, who survives in Cherry Grove. Funeral service was March 15 at Circleville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Paul O'Gorek and...

Estie Roberts

Estie K. Roberts, age 98, of Covington, Virginia, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at Lewis Gale Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor, Virginia. Born August 15, 1915, at Renick, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Luella Workman. Estie was a loving mother and grandmother, devout Christian of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and retired from the State...

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, March 19, 1914 BIG FIRE IN THE NIGHT Saved again. A bad fire broke out Thursday night at 12:30 in a block of wooden buildings owned by W. B. Sharp at the corner of Main Street and Third Avenue, immediately across from the two bank buildings. The building was 120 feet long and was on fire from end to end, lighting...