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‘Angel’s Perch’ picked up for national cable release

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer It’s been an amazing year for producers J.T. Arbogast and Kim Dilts. Their film, “Angel’s Perch,” began its country-wide tour in June at FestivALL in Charleston; it had a limited DVD release and now its worldwide rights have been acquired by Gravitas Ventures. “It’s an incredibly humbling, wonderful feeling,” Dilts said. “For a distribution company as choosy as...

Civil War mural preview at Pretty Penny

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer “Sleep on O Gallant men, Both Blue and Gray, You gave your all for what you thought was right.” ~Louise McNeill Pease Molly Must had a daunting task for her second mural to be installed in Pocahontas County – to collect stories to create an image of the county during the Civil War. “The original idea was to have it about...

Peggy Hill

Peggy Jane Hill, age 56, of Frankford, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at her home. Born January 21, 1957, she is a daughter of Velma Lee Lewis, of Salisbury, North Carolina, and the late Carl R. Smith. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Carl. E. Smith; and her former husband, Barry B. Hill. In...

Winter Storm Watch in effect The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a winter storm watch in effect from late Tuesday night through late Wednesday night for Pocahontas County. The storm may produce freezing rain mixed with some sleet during the advisory period and snow during the watch period. Ice accumulation of less than one-tenth inch late tonight through Tuesday morning. Snow...

Preserving Pocahontas

Thinking that we all might need a break from fire photographs I went looking for anything that would shed a different light on the corner of Marlinton’s Main Street destroyed by the fire on November 10. I found this lovely little snapshot, dated 1908, in Dr. Norman Price’s photo album at the museum. Close inspection of this group gathered...

Fifty-Years-Ago

Thursday,November 21, 1963 From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp Bear Bill Ruckman killed a young female bear weighing about 115 pounds Wednesday, November 20, on Kennison Mountain. This was the first female he had ever killed and only the third one the Arbogast hunting group had killed in the past eight or 10 years. The bear was so fast it...

WVU Extension

  Attention Pesticide  Applicators: The WVU Extension Service will show a Pesticide Applicators Recertification video at the McClintic Public Library in Marlinton Thursday, December 12, at 6 p.m. Attendance of the entire presentation will count as five (5) credits toward renewing private applicator’s license (categories 1, 11, 12). Everyone is welcome. For more information please call the WVU Extension office at...

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, November 20, 1913 A tall blond man went to the farm of Mrs. Virginia Wamsley near Elkins, and represented that he was Ed Whiting, of Whiting Brothers, lumber jobbers, of Watoga, this county. He bought a team of horses from Mrs. Wamsley for $675.00, giving a check on the Bank of Marlinton. The check proved to be a forgery....