Let the celebration begin

The kick-off event of Pocahontas County’s Bicentennial Celebration took place Friday night at Discovery Junction with a concert hosted by Huntersville Historical Traditions. During the event, the Bicentennial Committee, represented by Bob Sheets, left photo, delivered a time capsule to HHT; Helena Gondry read her original poem, “Pocahontas;” the Chamber of Commerce, represented by Melodie Wallace,

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Sports

  • Warriors keep the ‘axe’

    Aaron Pugh Contributing Writer The longest rivalry in Pocahontas County High School history had its latest installment last Friday when the Warriors hosted the […]

  • Regional champs

    The Pocahontas County High School golf team is Region 3 Class A back to back winners – coming home with its second win after regionals at Pipestem State […]

  • Season finale – Warriors vs Midland Trail Patriots

    Aaron Pugh Contributing Writer Dents, dings, COVID, quarantine, absences on the roster and A-list opponents. This was a year that felt like a whirlwind. The […]

School

  • 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 […]

Compass

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Obits

  • Brenda Cook

    Brenda Marie Conley Cook, age 69, of Marlinton, died Sunday, October 3, 2021, at her home. Brenda was a homemaker. Born July 3, 1952, at Dumfries, Virginia, […]

  • Katherine Shearer

    Katherine Ann Shearer, 71, of Buckeye, passed away at her home Friday, October 1, 2021. Born May 19, 1950, in Elkview, she was a daughter of the late Virgil […]

  • Adrienne Wanless

    Adrienne Danielle Wanless, age 61, of Strasburg, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at her little farm. Adrian was born in Baltimore, […]

  • Danny Wilfong

    Danny James Wilfong passed away Monday, September 20, 2021, after a long and hard fought battle.  He was surrounded by family who will dearly miss him. Mr. […]

  • Nancy Carr

    Nancy Lee Hardy Carr, 81, of Durbin, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Born August 8, 1940, on Twin Mountain Orchard in Purgitsville, […]

Monoclonal Antibody treatment

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital offers intravenous monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment, which is most effective for those diagnosed with COVID-19 and have only mild symptoms. Depending on your age, health history and how long you have had symptoms of COVID-19, your medical provider may recommend this treatment. The laboratory-generated antibodies received through...

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MTC approves Verizon tower

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Marlinton Town Council got down to the business at hand Monday evening and swiftly worked its way through the evening’s agenda, including discussion and action concerning the proposed Verizon cell tower to be installed on Third Avenue. The tower will look more like a flagpole and...

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Celebratory Broadband Council meeting

Tim Walker AMR Reporter Last week’s Pocahontas Broadband Council meeting began with a celebratory announcement from County Commissioner Jesse Groseclose that the county has been awarded the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Power Grant in the full requested amount of $2.5 million. Mike Holstine added that the $2.5 million award is the...

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