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Welcome to, home to The Coalfield Progress, The Dickenson Star and The Post, newspapers of American Hometown Publishing.

Local news has been the heart and soul of our newspapers since 1911. Through the years, we have worked diligently to bring the readers of Wise and Dickenson counties, the city of Norton and Southwest Virginia the finest in local news, sports and photography and the best and most powerful source of advertising.

In 1996, was created to provide all this information online and to connect our communities. Think of as yours, too. Make good use of it. We are always eager to hear from you, so feel free to send us comments and suggestions. Check out the "Contact Us" section for a list of e-mail addresses. Other contact information appears below:

The Coalfield Progress
P.O. Box 380
Norton, Va. 24273
(276) 679-1101
(276) 679-5922 (fax)
Editor & Publisher: Jenay Tate

The Post
P.O. Box 250
Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219
(276) 523-1141
(276) 523-1175 (fax)
Editor & Publisher: Jenay Tate
News Editor: Glen Gannaway

The Dickenson Star
P.O. Box 707
Clintwood, Va. 24228
(276) 926-8816
(276) 926-8827 (fax)
Editor: Paula Tate
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