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Spring takes wing in region: Bird watching abounds locally
Sprouting everywhere are signs that old man winter’s tight grip on Southwest Virginia’s throat is loosening. Brutally cold temperatures and frequent snow storms have yielded to sunshine and warm ra...
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Coeburn council weighs revenue, expense options
COEBURN — Town Manager Drew Mullins’ first version of the upcoming budget combined spending cuts with tax and fee hikes to get the town’s struggling finances from the red to the black. But town cou...
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No answers on slide yet: Town needs funds to assess problem
POUND — What’s next remains unclear for a downtown slide area and the road above it that remains closed. The town has recently received an estimate of more than $17,000 for geotechnical work that w...
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Mine layoff lawsuits settled: Plaintiffs awarded a total of $1.37 million
Roughly 155 laid-off coal miners will receive individual settlements ranging from an average of $2,080 to an average of $8,145 from lawsuits claiming their employer did not follow federal requireme...
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Man sentenced to 45 years for sex crimes
Editor's note: The Coalfield Progress does not publish information that could identify the victim of a sexual crime. A 52-year-old Pound man will spend 45 years in prison for child sex crimes. Jimm...
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Stunning sunset
Vehicles speed across the U.S. 23 Powell Valley bridge as sunset brings a soft glow to the clouds. The region has enjoyed several dramatic sunsets recently after storms cleared away.
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Coeburn may face tax, fee increases
COEBURN — The town needs to raise taxes along with water, sewer and trash collection fees to pay its bills and slowly rebuild a funding reserve, according to Town Manager Drew Mullins. Mullins pres...
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