The United States has the highest incarceration rate and largest prison population in the world. More than one out of every 100 Americans is in jail, largely due to punitive drug laws.
It's hard to imagine a battle breaking out in peaceful Pocahontas County. But that's just what happened 150 years ago, when Union troops stormed out of Beverly to attack Lewisburg and points south. The blue-clad troops met their stiffest resistance atop Droop Mountain in November 1863.
Baseball season ends in Pocahontas County
It's only May, but baseball season is over in Pocahontas County.
Marlinton Rotary Club officer Roger Trusler congratulates Jessica Lovelace, of Dunmore, for winning the 2013 Rotary Health Sciences Scholarship.
Brain Tankersly, sales manager with Mitchell Chevrolet, presents a check for $750 to Cara Rose, executive director of the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The money will be used to support fish stocking of the Greenbrier River in Marlinton.
To honor their contributions in Pocahontas County, the Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted a reception for Americorps National Civilian Conservation Corps members on May 10.
The Pocahontas County Convention & Visitors Bureau is looking for three more barns in the county to hang one of these gorgeous quilt blocks. If interested please call the CVB at 304-799-4636 and speak with Executive Director Cara Rose.
Tom Ferguson and John Clay, of Barboursville, stand atop a manmade waterfall in upper Knapps Creek. The members of the Hilltop Sportsmen's Club in Frost believe the waterfall has greatly reduced the number of native brook trout in the headwaters of the creek above the falls.
The U.S. Attorneys Office for the Northern District of West Virginia announced Monday that two Pocahontas County residents had been sentenced, following guilty pleas to charges involving the manufacture of methamphetamine.
My friend, Jason Bauserman, aka The Bartow Weatherman, is kind of a health food nut. He got me started on fish oil awhile back and I felt some positive benefits. So, when Jason told me that shiitake mushrooms cure just about everything, I thought I'd give them a try.
A car or a truck is a just a machine that takes us from one place to another. But oh.... how we love our cars!
U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito, who represents West Virginia's 2nd Congressional district, was the guest speaker at the Pocahontas County Republicans' May Day Dinner at Pocahontas County High School on May 3. Capito is running for the U.S.
During its meeting Tuesday morning, the Pocahontas County Commission donated $68,350 to a variety of non-profit organizations.
The Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps is seeking military vets to help with a variety of patriotic duties. Most important of those duties is military rites at veterans' funerals.
Mountainview Cemetery manager Kenneth Faulknier told Marlinton Council Monday night that the cemetery roads are in desperate need of paving.