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Betty Colaw

Betty Lou Fisher Colaw, age 78, of Richmond, Virginia, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Betty was a native of West Virginia. She was a longtime resident of Richmond, Virginia, where she worked as a file clerk before starting her family. She had an exceptional talent for needlework and was a member of Richmond First Baptist...

Ralph Moore

Ralph M. Moore, II, age 46, passed away, Sunday, December 22, 2013, at his residence in Riverton, Illinois. Born July 2, 1967, at Lititz, Pennsylvania, he was a son of Ruth Nolt Moore Keener, of Riverton, Illinois, and the late Ralph M. Moore. After graduating from Pocahontas County High School in 1986, Ralph worked in a shoe factory, knitting mills, Turkey...

Stanley Vandevander

Stanley Vandevander, age 84, of Boyer, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013, at Pocahontas Center. Born August 15, 1929, at Boyer, he was a son of the late Thomas Eston and Marcella Calhoun Vandevander. Stanley was a member of the Pine Grove Church of the Brethren. He retired from Howes Leather Company in Frank and was an Army Veteran having served...

Worship Dance team Rays of Hope spreads His message

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Durbin Church of the Brethren members Michelle Arbogast and Angela Vandevender were looking for a unique way to include the youth of the church in the annual Christmas program when they came up with the dance team, Rays of Hope. “We had been doing the Cricket County play for several years and each year we would try to...

Top 10 stories of 2013

As we reflect back on 2013, stories about the good, the bad and the ugly rise vie for a place among the most memorable and life-changing events reported in The Pocahontas Times during the past year. 1. Fire destroys Main Street Marlinton buildings Early Sunday, November 10, while the county was still shrouded by the dark of night, flames and smoke...

Preserving Pocahontas

We’re starting the New Year by taking a closer look at our old photographs. I’ve been intrigued by this picture for some time. It is a good example of the old “big long” photos taken with the Cirkut camera used by local photographers such Harvey Bright, Cal Gay, Mr. Slavin and others. These cameras captured a panoramic image by...

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, January 2, 1914   A CHRISTMAS WEDDING Leftwich-McClintic The beautiful home of Hon. L. M. McClintic was the scene of an interested gathering of relatives and friends at two o’clock, Wednesday afternoon, December 24, 1913, when his daughter, Miss Mary Margaret, plighted her troth in wedlock to Mr. Sterling Leftwich, of South Boston, Virginia. At the appointed hour, Mrs. L. M. McClintic entered the parlor...

Fifty-Years-Ago

Thursday, January 2, 1964   Mrs. Robert McComb suffered painful injuries when she fell down the steps at her home the Friday before Christmas. She was taken to Charleston for treatment of her teeth and a broken jaw in addition to a broken arm. “Butch” Yeager broke his leg while skiing last week. Dr. L.E. Rexrode cracked a bone in his wrist in a...