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Fifty-Years-Ago

Thursday, October 31, 1963 From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp   Southern States is tearing down the Slaven Building to make a loading area. The Golden garage building on Second Avenue is also coming down. Roscoe Bennett caught a small mouth bass up the river last week that measured 19 and one half inches in length and weighed four pounds and ten ounces.   Panthers...

Hillbillies bushwhack Warriors, 42-0

The Pocahontas County High School Warriors walked into an ambush Friday night in Man. The home team Hillbillies welcomed their up-State guests like a Hatfield would welcome a McCoy. Man broke a three-year losing streak to the Warriors and dished out some payback to the tune of 42-0. The much-larger Man defensive line was too much...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: At one time or another most of us adults have complained about our government. Whether it’s local, state or on the federal level, there is much to be concerned about. Dysfunctional leadership has been around since the year one, and these days it seems we are more polarized than ever. Our political leaders are taking selfish behavior to new...

“Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life.’ ~Helen Exley I grew up in a house that had a fireplace in the living room. On either side of the fireplace were built-in bookshelves, full of books to which I had complete access. I can remember roaming through those shelves, looking for something to...

Money available for Traveller’s Repose preservation

Negotiations are in progress with the heirs of the beloved late matriarch of Traveller's Repose, Jessie Beard Powell, to preserve the historic Bartow property as an historic landmark. The Repose was the first stage coach stop west of the Allegheny Mountains, sitting next to a Greenbrier River bridge on the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. The original house...

Magistrate Court

According to Magistrate Court records, the following individuals were either arrested or had activity in their cases. Delton H. Lambert, age unavailable, of Durbin, pleaded guilty October 22 to a charge of expired registration. He was assessed a $25 fine and $165.25 in court costs. Mary F. McCarty, 68, of Marlinton, appeared in court October 26 on a charge of domestic...

Deer Creek Supply adds a Village Post Office

Among the home improvement supplies offered at Deer Creek Supply on Cass Road, there is a new addition – a Village Post Office. The VPO has a blue mail box as well as a green box for packages. It also has stamps and flat rate boxes and envelopes for sale. Deer Creek Supply co-owner Virginia Fuller said the business wanted to...

Interim superintendent ready to make the best of his time

Although he is new to the county, Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donald Bechtel is no stranger to the education system. While he was studying accounting at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bechtel was a coach at the local YMCA. Working with the children at the center led him to change his career plans from the world of accounting to the...