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MEOC Transit wins national grant
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountain Empire Older Citizens Transit is one of five recipients of a national grant to expand senior citizens’ use of public transportation. The Federal Transit Administration and the National Center on Senior Transportation Monday announced the award of five $20,000 competitive grants to MEOC T...
Dogwood Garden: 60 years of beautification
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
For more than 60 years, the Dogwood Garden Club has worked the soil to beautify Big Stone Gap and enrich the town’s cultural life. Organized on May 17, 1953 by Clara Lou Kelly, who was also the driving force behind Lonesome Pine Arts and Crafts and other efforts at cultural uplift, the Dogwood Garden Club has beautified the town’s public spaces and served as an educational institution for people interested in nurturing and appreciating plants. The club made its most recent sizable gift to the community last October, when it dedicated the arbor and garden at C. Bascom Slemp Memorial Library....
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Strong second half gives Bears win over Battle
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The Union Bears outscored the John Battle Trojans 15-0 in the third quarter Tuesday to pull away to a 53-37 Clinch Mountain Conference win in Bristol. Jake Barnett led the Bears (12-6, 6-2) in scor...
GAME PLANS: Appalachia LL plans reorganizational meeting
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Appalachia Little League will hold a meeting on Saturday, January 31 at 4 p.m. in the former Appalachia High School health room. If you are interested in coaching, umpiring, helping in the concessi...
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Thomas Q. Jones gains ground as actor
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Betty Jones isn’t telling too much about her actor son’s character on the BET series “Being Mary Jane.” But she allowed that Thomas Jones “won’t be on there as a football player.” Thomas Q. Jones, ...
Several aim to run for county offices
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
With the aim of getting an early campaign start for November’s general county election, a handful of people have announced their intention to seek party nominations for offices. Several incumbents ...
Local officials voice needs in Richmond
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A delegation of Dickenson County officials spent time in Richmond last week hoping to promote the county and relay its needs to state lawmakers. County tourism director Rita Surratt met with Virgin...
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