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VDOT funds could aid pedestrian projects
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Two failed Wise County projects might provide some monetary benefit to three ongoing pedestrian projects in Wise, Appalachia, and Big Stone Gap. County supervisors on Sept. 23 authorized County Administrator Shannon Scott to request that the Virginia Department of Transportation allow tran...
Celtic fest offers unique opportunities
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Bullitt Park has had a rich history of athletic and recreational pursuits over many years. It embellished that history Saturday with another: the caber toss. Members of the Upper East Tennessee Celtic Society demonstrated the sport and gave spectators a chance to try their hands during the Highland Games segment of Big Stone Celtic. After successfully flipping the 13-foot, 150-pound timber, Josh Phillips came away impressed by the sport’s difficulty — and wondering if there were any amateur teams around he could participate in it with. “Once you get it going forward, it ain’t coming back,” ...
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Blue Devils dominate line, Bears in Mountain District win
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
GATE CITY — High school football games are usually won in the trenches between the offensive and defensive line. Such was the case Friday night as the Gate City Blue Devils dominated play on both t...
Gate City comes out strong in win over Lady Bears
by ANTHONY STEVENS • Sports Writer
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
GATE CITY — The Union Lady Bears 12-game winning streak came to an abrupt close Tuesday. In 55 minutes, Gate City swept Union 25-15, 25-18, 25-7 in Clinch Mountain Conference play. All losses are t...
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Big Stone Gap musician leads High Knob jam
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
For the High Knob Recreation Area’s summer caretakers, it was a case of seek, and ye shall find. Harry Warren and Martie Bell, the North Carolina husband and wife who have served as caretakers sinc...
AES seizes eye-screening opportunity
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Appalachia Elementary School students this week took advantage of a new technology that makes eye screenings as effortless as taking a photograph. The Appalachia Lions Club, volunteers from the Lio...
Split vote: Longs Fork school to feed Ridgeview Middle
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Dickenson County School Board voted last week to designate Longs Fork Middle School as the Clintwood-area elementary school when Ridgeview Middle School opens next year. Despite the board’s dec...
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