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Ison Rock regulatory odyssey continues
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The seven-year odyssey of the proposed Ison Rock Ridge surface mine reached another milestone Tuesday, when the parties testified before an administrative law judge. A&G Coal Co., the Southern Coal Corp. subsidiary that applied for the Ison Rock Ridge permit, requested the formal hearing, the nex...
Music school passes on the joy of music
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Roger Bullock wore an ear-to-ear grin as he wedged himself and his handmade parlor guitar into a packed Goodloe Center Friday afternoon for the finale of the 10th annual Mountain Music School. The future of the region’s music is in good shape, Bullock said, noting the many youngsters preparing to go on stage for the week’s final concert. There were lots of smiles Friday on the final day of the school, held each summer at Mountain Empire Community College. Mountain Music School drew 109 participants of all ages eager to take up an instrument or improve their skills. As always, too, musicians...
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District 13 champs
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Big Stone Gap Junior League Softball All-Stars recently won the the District 13 championship and finished in the final four of the Virginia state tournament. Those pictured include, front row, ...
If you build it . . . Ridgeview Sports Complex construction moving along
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Construction of the sports complex at the consolidated Ridgeview High School is moving along. Dickenson County Sheriff’s Department members, along with media members toured the facility last week. ...
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Seth Bailey car show is Saturday
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The eighth annual Seth Bailey Car Show will be held in downtown Big Stone Gap from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Proceeds from the show benefit the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House in Johnso...
Appalachia’s summer tradition underway
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Appalachia Coal/Railroad Days begins today, Thursday, July 31 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 2. The festival, a summer tradition in Appalachia since the mid-1970s, starts with the gospel sing at 5...
Derby mine explosion's 80th anniversary nears
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Derby coal camp today is a quiet street of mostly identical houses, remnants of the bygone days when a community of 800 built up near the Stonega Coke and Coal Co.’s No. 3 mine. Eighty years ag...
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MECC Foundation kicks off major campaign
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The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation announced a $2 million donation last Thursday that will launch a major gifts campaign supporting scholarships and programs targeting student success...
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