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Miner: ‘not too many places left to go’
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A miner summed up Wise County’s bleak jobs picture one day after Arch Coal Inc. announced it was idling its Cumberland River Coal Co. complex: “Jobs are leaving us, and there’s not too many places left to go,” said Big Stone Gap resident Derek Hamilton, a Cumberland River electrician and repairma...
Hagan’s friends open their hearts
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Big Stone Gap has a big heart. Big enough to stretch from sideline to sideline of a football field. Friends, family and community members gathered at Bullitt Park’s football field Wednesday, July 16 to demonstrate their spiritual support for heart patient Beth Hagan, who is awaiting a transplant. The support took the shape of a heart, with about 130 people forming up for a photograph that was intended to raise a smile for Hagan and remind her of the support she has back home while in northern Virginia’s Inova Medical Center. The event also was used to help raise money for the expenses encou...
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Playing at Riggs
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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...
Heat wins Commonwealth championship
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Southwest Virginia Heat basketball team won the gold medal in the grade 8 boys division at the 25th annual Commonwealth Games of Virginia on July 18 and 19 in Roanoke, The Commonwealth Games is...
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Coal/Railroad Days a week away
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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 | 13 13 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 ...
Volunteering at RAM a moving experience for county native
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
From a young age, former Clinchco resident Meagan Boyd Hicks knew she wanted to pursue a career in physical therapy. Over the weekend, she was able to use her passion for the profession, along with...
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by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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