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Litter control: a never-ending challenge
by GLENN GANNAWAY • POST NEWS EDITOR
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s Saturday morning and James France is coordinating a litter collection along the bank of the Powell River just off Highway 23 entering Appalachia. During cleanup of the river bank — about 88 bags were collected between Appalachia and Big Stone Gap — a prominent Appalachia civic volunteer appr...
MEOC Walkathon: 40 and still going strong
by GLENN GANNAWAY • POST NEWS EDITOR
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
It started modestly enough: it was called Senior Saturday, as proclaimed by the Wise County Board of Supervisors, and it was held on May 1, 1976. Its purpose? To extend a helping hand to elderly people who were struggling with high heating costs. The first Mountain Empire Older Citizens Walkathon made a little over $1,000, remembers Marilyn Pace Maxwell, now the agency’s executive director emeritus. The 2016 walkathon, scheduled for Sunday at Union High School, has a goal of $165,000. That acorn of a $1,000 fundraiser and the community spirit that generated it have grown into a mighty oak. ...
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Smallwood pitches Spartans to shutout of Raiders
by ELIZA EVANS • Sports Writer
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Eastside pitcher Austin Smallwood worked around trouble, with some help from his friends on defense, and pitched the Spartans to a 2-0, two-hit shutout of the J.I. Burton Raiders, Tuesday....
Lady Spartans take dramatic win over Battle
by ELIZA EVANS • Sports Writer
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — The Eastside Lady Spartans took advantage of what the John Battle Lady Trojans gave then in Monday’s dramatic 6-5 win. Two hits and an error loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of...
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Experience America’s first frontier this weekend
by GLENN GANNAWAY • POST NEWS EDITOR
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
DUFFIELD — The Appalachian Mountains were a cosmopolitan place in the late 1700s, resounding with the voices of settlers, colonial leaders, Native Americans, traders, slaves — men, women and childr...
Sexual crimes, violence charged
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
A Coeburn man is charged with attempted murder, weapons charges and drug charges after he allegedly fired a gun at another person’s residence on one occasion and fired a gun at a moving vehicle on ...
Great American Cleanup
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
See Friday’s edition for full coverage of Saturday’s countywide Great American Cleanup, including total trash tallies for all participating Wise County communities. The town of Pound rescheduled it...
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Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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