Hurricanes begin season at Pocahontas

Saturday marks the start of another season for the Mountain Home Hurricanes swim team. The Hurricanes will make the first of three trips to Pocahontas. Mountain Home is coming into the season as the defending South Wind Conference champions. The Hurricanes also won the AAU Junior Olympic Qualifying Meet last year.
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Fatal Tuesday accident claims life of Pocahontas man

One person was killed and several other injured in an early Tuesday morning vehicle accident in Sedgwick. The accident happened at 5:54 AM on Highway 63 in Sedgwick. The Arkansas State Police Fatal Crash Summary report states that a 2018 Jeep Cherokee was traveling southbound on U.S. 63 at the same time a 2016 Ford F-150 was headed northbound. As the Ford was stopped in the turning lane preparing to turn left, police say the Jeep crossed into the turning lane and hit the Ford head-on.
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Confusions Over Pocahontas BOE Election Explained

A lot of citizens of Pocahontas County have expressed confusion about how this year’s Board of Education Election works, since we have five candidates from the Southern District of the County – including the Hillsboro area, and one candidate from the Central District (Marlinton area) and one candidate from the Northern District (Green Bank/Durbin area) running.

Mary M. Phillips – age 82, of Pocahontas

BURIAL – Summit Hill Cemetery in Pocahontas, Iowa. VISITATION - from 4 – 7 P.M., Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Powers Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Iowa. Powers Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Iowa is handling arrangements. For online condolences and obituaries, visit:

Pocahontas woman sentenced to prison for heroin, fentanyl possession

MARLINTON, WV (WVNS) – A Marlinton woman was arrested in Oak Hill, and prosecuted in Fayette County for possession of both Heroin and Fentanyl with the intent to distribute. On July 26, 2021, Chasity C. Bowyer, age 30 of Marlinton, West Virginia was found unresponsive in the parking lot of a store in Oak Hill, […]

This Week in History: Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - This week in history, April 5, 1614, the daughter of Chief Powhatan married English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown. The marriage brought years of peace between the colonists and the Virginia Indians ruled by Powhatan. Pocahontas’ legacy in Virginia is complicated. We know nothing of...

Lady Bucs split contests; Tucker sweeps Pocahontas

MOUNDSVILLE — The Buckhannon-Upshur softball team split a pair of games on Saturday. The Lady Bucs dropped a 14-0 decision to host John Marshall in the first game, before bouncing back to claim a 19-3 win in four innings over St. Clairsville (Ohio) in the second contest. Kadence Pettit...

Preserving Pocahontas

Pearl S. Buck, center, with an unknown couple at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs on March 5, 1970. The photo was taken by Miller Studio of Covington, Virginia, at the Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Federation of Women’s Clubs. The Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author was on a two-week tour of West Virginia to promote the restoration of her birthplace in Hillsboro, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. (Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Collection, ID: PSB000476)