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Swiney resigns Appalachia council seat
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Appalachia Mayor Jessie C. “Jay” Swiney III resigned from town council Monday, citing health concerns. The resignation was effective immediately. The town is considering its options for filling the open spot on its five-seat council. “I have spoken with (Town Attorney) Michael Abbott, and he is c...
Trigiani brings movie home for Gathering
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dave Eggar is a world-class musician, having played all over the world and with everyone from The Who to the Thailand Philharmonic. But there’s one place Eggar comes back to regularly — Big Stone Gap. “I first came to Big Stone Gap six years ago to record with Ralph Stanley (at local studio Maggard Sound), and I keep coming back . . . and back . . . and back,” Eggar told a cheering audience from Gathering in the Gap’s main stage Saturday afternoon. Homecoming ran like a bolt of yarn through Saturday evening’s main stage fanfare. Michael Trigiani, a Nashville resident who grew up here, opene...
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Pioneers exact revenge on Bears in CMC semis
by ANTHONY STEVENS • Sports Writer
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BRISTOL —The Pioneers have finally made it by a huge obstacle. Union handed Lebanon season ending defeats in 2013 and 2014. But 2015 belonged to the Pioneers. Lebanon ace Will Stamper hurled a comp...
Big bats lead Bears to CMC tourney win over Gate City
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — Union’s heart of the lineup was a dagger to the heart of the Gate City Blue Devils Monday. The Bears third, fourth and fifth hitters in the batting order provided the offensive dama...
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Appy budget cuts police captain position
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Appalachia Town Council trimmed the town police department in its efforts to come up with a balanced budget. The cuts include the position of captain, a spot held by Brad Gibson since September 201...
Appalachia considers real estate tax increase
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Faced with falling revenues, Appalachia Town Council has proposed a budget with the town’s first real estate tax increase in 30 years. While council isn’t proposing increases in its water, sewer an...
Branding our region: Identity outreach meeting Thursday
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
What does Dickenson County and this region as a whole mean to you? What do you consider special about this place, unique about its people and culture and important to its future? A group of folks w...
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