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Make it your resolution to live healthy in the New Year   Another year has begun and with it, the annual ritual of making New Year’s Resolutions.  This year, take charge of your health with a few of our suggestions: Eat more fruits and veggies.  We’ve heard time and again that we need at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.  But...

WVU Extension

Garden Calendars available now The 2014 West Virginia University Extension Service Garden Calendar is now available. As always, the calendar is filled with tips and helpful information from WVU Extension experts to help you get the most out of your vegetable or flower gardens. Get your free garden calendar at the WVU Extension Service Pocahontas County Office, while supplies last. The office...

Library Lines

Here we are, at the end of another year. I have to say that, all in all, it was a sad year in that we lost some wonderful authors in 2013. I thought it would be appropriate to remark on a few of them here. I have read works by all the following writers, and I can honestly say that...

Growing up in Marlinton in the early 1900s

Stimulating sales in my father’s store Stanley M. Klein   There were not many ways to stimulate business in the small town where Father had his dry goods store. An occasional full page ad in The Pocahontas Times announcing new fall or spring styles, or the arrival of two very important ladies - the millinery trimmer or dressmaker - was as much...

Marlinton man served in Europe and Pacific in WWII

After defeating the armies of Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers, thousands of U.S. soldiers barely got to celebrate before getting sent to fight another war. Herbert McClure, of Marlinton, was one of those soldiers. One thing McClure clearly remembers about his WWII military service is seeing a lot of the world. Indeed, he saw more than most service members. McClure...

State takes back Marlinton flood protection money

Realization of a flood protection project for Marlinton seems less likely than ever, since state officials ordered the return of $8.8 million set aside for the the project. Between 2000 and 2007, the Army Corps of Engineers completed plans for a floodwall and levee system for Marlinton. Fourteen percent of the $200 million project cost was to be paid by...

Lady Warriors go from cold to hot at Summersville Tourney

Bruce McKean Contributing Writer The number-five-ranked Class A PCHS Lady Warriors participated in the Nicholas County Armory Classic in Summersville for the first time on Friday and Saturday, December 27-28. PCHS opened the tournament on Friday at noon and faced the number-11 Class AA Runnin' Rebels of Tolsia High School. Always a strong team, Tolsia is a past champion of the...

Delegate Hartman talking to small business owners

If you're a successful small business owner or entrepreneur, Delegate Bill Hartman wants to talk to you. The goal is to hear from as many successful small businesses and entrepreneurs as possible to learn how they achieved their success, and to determine what hurdles they might have faced that the Legislature can remove to allow small businesses to flourish. In...