Lawyers, mechanics, retirees and an assortment of other workers arrive at a machine shop at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park every other weekend, where the Mountain State Railroad and Logging Historical Association (MSRLHA) is restoring a vintage locomotive.
A leading conservation group relocated its annual fly fishing school to Pocahontas County.
The Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps conducted Memorial Day ceremonies on Sunday, May 29 in Buckeye, Marlinton and Arbovale to honor military personnel killed in all the nation's wars.
Civil War buffs should prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime summer, as the State of West Virginia and several groups prepare to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the war.
Family Resource Network (FRN) director Laura Young reported that the FRN has received funding for the creation of a Family Resource Center (FRC) in Pocahontas County.
During the Civil War, 625,000 Americans were killed, more than any other war, and nearly as many as all other wars combined.
Researchers and readers who enjoy old issues of The Pocahontas Times will no longer have to scroll through yellowed microfilm reels to read the old papers. On May 31, a digital archive will open to the public at McClintic Library.
The Pocahontas County Scottish Rite Club installed a flagpole and donated a U.S. flag at the Marlinton / Edray Senior Citizens Center and conducted a dedication ceremony at the center on May 21.
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is a treasure, providing a history lesson to visitors that no book can equal. Touching, seeing and getting a ride on a steam-powered locomotive helps people understand how people and machines worked together in the early 20th century.
See the June Mountain Times for a full update on the Climax restoration project.
During a National Guard safety and drug awareness program at Hillsboro Elementary / Middle School on May 11, the Marlinton Rotary Club served up snacks to the kids and the Family Resource Network donated seven soccer balls and basketballs with drug-free messages to the school.
Two soldiers with the West Virginia National Guard Counter-Drug unit arrived at Hillsboro Elementary School in an OH-58 helicopter on May 11.
During the last year, Marlinton council received several complaints about animals - primarily dogs - and took a step toward solving its animal problems when it approved the first reading of a new animal ordinance during its regular meeting on May 11.
Click on the gallery for more pics from the PCHS baseball sectional championship victory on May 12.
The battle between proponents of different designs for a Snowshoe-area sewage system reached a milestone on May 10, when the Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order in the case.