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Gap resident recovers after mine accident
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Big Stone Gap resident Robert Collier, 44, was recuperating Wednesday after being injured in a Monday accident at a Dickenson County mine. Collier’s employer, Bates Contracting, reported that he was doing well, said Tarah Kesterson, public relations manager for Virginia Department of Mines, Miner...
Mountain Music School sees record enrollment
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Mountain Music School continues to grow. Students were lined up outside Phillips-Taylor Hall by 7 a.m. Monday morning for the 9 a.m. start of the 11th annual school at Mountain Empire Community College. By the time students and instructors settled into Goodloe Center for Papa Joe Smiddy’s traditional first-day offering of inspiration and “good ol’ butter beans,” the head count stood at an estimated 160 — about 40 more last year’s 10th edition. It was a good problem to have. “We’re in every little space we can be in this building,” said Sue Ella Boatright-Wells, the college’s dean of wor...
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Mitchell enjoying game on the court and field
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — James Mitchell has the complete resume for the potential collegiate athlete. He has decent size and good speed. He carries the grades with a 4.0 grade point average. And he has the ...
Vanover set to meet new challenges on the softball diamond
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
ROSE RIDGE — David Vanover has been around the softball world of southwest Virginia for more than a decade. And, the straight-shooting coach has a way with plain talk. So, Vanover is not pulling an...
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Coal/RR Days extends rich tradition
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1979, then-Town Manager Gene Brooks contacted 24 people from all over Appalachia to form what would become the Special Projects Committee. According to Bonnie Ireson’s recollections, 12 people r...
Citizens step up for town renewal
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Long interested in making her home town a better place, Venus Clark is one of the Appalachia citizens taking the lead to organize a committee. When Clark and others called the first meeting, 14 peo...
Building demolition is on front burner
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The sentiment for Appalachia beautification is reaching critical mass. Appalachia’s citizens and officials are determined to turn the corner to better days for the economically distressed town, and...
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ACAC to feature Appy oral histories exhibit
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Interns with (up)rooting Appalachia will share oral histories gathered from Appalachia’s townspeople at the Appalachia Cultural Arts Center during Coal and Railroad Days on July 30, 31, and August ...
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