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  • Two PCHS seniors enlist in military

    Pocahontas County High School seniors Carmen Matheny, left, and Bryson Cassell will enter the military after they graduate this coming spring. Matheny was […]

  • An ‘Egg-cellent’ time

    Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The year 2020 has been one of altered plans, postponements and cancellations. The drain of missing out on so many events and fun […]

  • The spirit of Homecoming

    The Warrior spirit couldn’t be squashed this year as Pocahontas County High School found a way to celebrate Homecoming Spirit Week in style despite the […]

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  • Nancy Carr

    Nancy Lee Hardy Carr, 81, of Durbin, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Visitation will be Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 6 to 9 p.m. […]

  • Matthew Weber

    Matthew Daniel Weber, 33, of Loxahatchee, Florida, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021, following a short illness. Born July 20, 1988, in West Palm Beach, […]

  • Johnny Barton

    Johnny Hubert Barton, 77, of Slaty Fork, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at home. Born March 8, 1944, at Marlinton, he was a son of Dot Buzzard and […]

  • Blix McNeill

    Michael Blix McNeill, 76, of Buckeye, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Born July 6, 1945, in Marlinton, he was the son of James William and Annabelle […]

  • Eldred Gibson

    Eldred Maxwelton “Max” Gibson, 84, of Maxwelton, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021, at Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea.  Born November 10, 1936, in […]

Pocahontas County Commission receives $2.5 million from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative

The Pocahontas County Commission was awarded $ 2.5 million by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to provide fiber optic broadband internet services throughout the core of Pocahontas County. This award is part of a nearly $46.4 million package supporting 57 projects across 184 coal-impacted counties through ARC’s POWER (Partnerships for...

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BOE says ‘no’ to mandates

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Another long discussion about COVID-19 mandates, filled with opinions, rumors and statistics, took place at the Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting Monday afternoon at Pocahontas County High School. Parents, staff members, students and community members addressed the board with concerns about the possibilities of vaccine...

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Temporary Road Closure

The Division of Highways advises that there will be a temporary closure of County Route 29/5, also known as Lobelia Road, in Pocahontas County, beginning Tuesday, September 21, through Friday, September 24, for asphalt paving. The closure will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, beginning at milepost...

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Gourds galore

Sandy and Fane Irvine have produced another bumper crop of pumpkins, squashes and gourds which include many exotic edible and non-edible varieties. Sandy proudly poses with some colorful examples here – for instance, in the foreground – a pile of the edible heirloom winter squash – the unusually shaped Turks Turban. The...

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