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Sex crimes among charges
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Coalfield Progress does not publish information that could identify the victim of a sex crime. A man from Pound has been indicted for alleged rape. Also, a former Appalachia Rescue Squad captain is charged with proposing that a teenage girl expose herself to him. In the Pound case, the Wise C...
Tower on High Knob: Tourism icon opens next month
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The High Knob summit has stood for almost seven years without an observation tower to enhance breathtaking mountainous views that surround the regional icon. That expansive viewshed, which extends from Virginia into Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and North Carolina, is soon to be restored. Following a year of construction plagued by delays — political and weather — DOT Construction is now applying the finishing touches to a new tower. U.S. Forest Service Clinch District Ranger Jorge Hersel said Wednesday that the entire project should substantially finish by the end of next week. Remai...
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UVa-Wise Invitational opens with little weather interference
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Wet weather held off long enough to complete the opening night of play in the annual UVa-Wise Invitational tennis tournament at Jim Humphrey’s Tennis Complex Wednesday. Occasional slight dri...
Playing at Riggs
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The last time a high school varsity football team played at Riggs Stadium in Appalachia was when the Bulldogs of former Appalachia High School, above left suited up in 2010. The biggest rival for A...
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Colleges announce major gifts
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountain Empire Community College and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise had $2.7 million worth of good news to share Thursday. The MECC Foundation announced a $2 million gift that will l...
Coal/Railroad Days a week away
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Appalachia’s Special Projects Committee met Monday to put the finishing touches on this year’s Coal/Railroad Days festival. Appalachia Coal/Railroad Days is scheduled for Thursday, July 31 through ...
School division health plan to change
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — Facing a nearly $400,000 budget deficit, the Dickenson County School Board voted last week to make changes to its employee health insurance policy. The unanimous decision came during a ...
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Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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