Friday, April 9, 2021

Temporary Road Closure

The Division of Highways advises that Pocahontas County Route 1, also known as Back Mountain Road, is scheduled for temporary closure on Monday, April 12, for a culvert replacement. Work will begin at milepost 22.4 and end at milepost 22.6. The road will be closed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Motorists will need to use an alternate route during this time.  

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Watoga Trail Report

Watoga Trail Report

Image of Ikaros space-probe with solar sail propulsion. Courtesy Andrzej Mirecki/ Wiki Ken Springer Oumuamua Much ado about something From...

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Obits

  • Shirley Pierce

    Shirley Ann Conrad Pierce, 86, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, passed away at home Tuesday, March.

  • Raymond Rader

    Raymond Paul Rader, Jr. passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Huntersville. Born June 19,.

  • Kimberly Lester

    Kimberly Sue Burgess Lester, 57, of Quinwood, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021. Born March.

  • William Stump

    William Patrick “Stumpy” Stump, 66, of Huntersville, North Carolina, passed away Easter Sunday, April 4,.

  • Herman Butcher

    Herman Butcher, 98, of Green Bank, departed this life Saturday, April 3, 2021. Born December.

Watoga Trail Report

Watoga Trail Report

Image of Ikaros space-probe with solar sail propulsion. Courtesy Andrzej Mirecki/ Wiki Ken Springer Oumuamua Much ado about something From the time Oumuamua was detected and subsequently identified as an interstellar object back in 2017, and following hundreds of observations, scientists began theorizing about its nature. And they continue to...

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Bicentennial Time Capsule

Bicentennial Time Capsule

The Pocahontas County Bicentennial Commission presented a time capsule to the Pocahontas County High School Class of 2021 in celebration of the 50th year of PCHS. The class officers will assist in determining the contents of the capsule, which is intended to represent the five decades of the school. If...

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Green Bank does it again

Pictured, standing, from left: Hunter Cassell, Mariella Boyd, Madison Bosley, teacher Karen Murphy, Adilyn Swihart, Evan Sharp and Kylie Halterman. Kneeling: Levi Kerr and Joseph Rittenhouse. Green Bank Elementary–Middle School students participated in the Pennies for Patients program to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during the month of February. After...

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Ramping up ~ spring tonic time

Ramping up ~ spring tonic time

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer As compensation for surviving another winter, we are about to be graced with the indescribably delicious taste of those odiferous little bundles of vitamin C called ramps. In the next few weeks, they’ll start stretching their green tops up through the soil, and we’ll need...

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Little girl with a big heart

Bella Long Bella Long, of Buckeye, will celebrate her ninth birthday by giving, rather than receiving. Instead of having a birthday party and receiving gifts for herself, Bella said she’d rather collect donations for the Family Resource Network. Bella is in Pam McCurdy’s third grade class at Marlinton Elementary School....

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