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State deeds armory property to Big Stone
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Town of Big Stone Gap will soon be the owner of the armory building and land. Following a closed session, town council passed a resolution at last Wednesday’s regular council meeting authorizing the town manager to execute a deed to accept the property. Town Manager Pat Murphy said the town h...
After 45 years: Business to shut doors
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
One of Big Stone Gap’s oldest family businesses is soon to close, leaving the town’s oldest business building vacant. Wilma James, who opened Powell Valley Builders and Supply with her late husband Walter in October 1969, plans to close up shop at the end of the year, if not a little sooner. The store opened 45 years ago in the Nickels Building, which dates to the town’s earliest years. According to columnist Howard Cummins, who wrote about the building in 2000, Scott County native Walter W. Nickels, who was born in 1849 and died in 1925, built the two-story structure after arriving in Big ...
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Three Union players in record book
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2014 season was a banner year for the Union Lady Bears volleyball team. The team advanced farther into the postseason than any previous team in the school’s four-year history by making it to th...
Fall Sports Leadership winners
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Union’s Sydney McKinney, left, and Haysi’s Jalen Sykes, were named as the Female and Male Fall Season Sports Leadership winners Sunday by The Coalfield Progress, The Dickenson Star, The Post, Coalf...
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Ford to ask for lower rent
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Michael Ford said he plans to ask Appalachia Town Council to allow him to pay $550 a month in rent until he brings a nurse practitioner on board. Ford told The Post Tuesday that he will attend ...
Holiday crafts fair returns for 29th year
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Big Stone Gap Parks and Recreation’s holiday crafts fair has 29 vendors scheduled for its 29th year — a full house for a Christmas season tradition. Long-time organizer Mary Ellen Stipe encourages ...
Input sought for Breaks Park master plan
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A public meeting to discuss the long-range plan for Breaks Interstate Park along the Virginia-Kentucky border will be Dec. 8 at 6 p.m., in the park conference center. Staff with the Virginia Depart...
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