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‘Praying to see a little child’
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s an old cliché that when giving for Christmas, it’s the thought that counts. A smile and a hearty greeting of Merry Christmas from Santa Claus and his helpers — Veterans of Foreign Wars stalwarts — brightened the day for Heritage Hall nursing home residents recently. And the presence of a lit...
Former county deputy listed on state memorial
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Attending the dedication ceremony for the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial was emotionally difficult for Shirley Salyer, yet it brought her comfort at the same time. The memorial includes the names of those who have given their lives serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, including Salyer’s late husband, Paul H. Salyer. Mr. Salyer died in the line of duty as a police officer in Breaks Interstate Park nearly 40 years ago. Salyer was serving as a Breaks Park ranger and part-time Dickenson County deputy when he was shot to death in 1975. When Breaks Park Superintendent Austin Bradley found o...
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Coalfield Clash at the Prior: Basketball tournament set to tip off Saturday
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The UVa-Wise David J. Prior Convocation Center will be the site for the initial Coalfield Clash at the Prior Center starting Saturday. The three-day, eight-team boys basketball tournament that will...
Tigers open up CRC play with win over Northwood
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
HAYSI — The Haysi Tigers set the pace early and never let up on the way to their first Crooked Road Conference win of the season Friday night at Sandlick Elementary School. Haysi used a balanced in...
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Board hears pitch for firing range
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
A small group of local men were on hand at last week’s board of supervisors meeting to discuss the possibility of locating a firing range in Dickenson County. The idea is still very much in its inf...
County to lose state funding in current budget
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
More than $53,000 in cuts will be made to the current county budget due to a reduction in state funding. The Virginia General Assembly voted in November to cut $30 million in funding to local gover...
Festival of Trees a refuge from the holiday rush
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Visitors to the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park can escape the holiday hustle-and-bustle by spending a couple of hours touring the Festival of Trees. The 19th annual festival, featu...
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County deputies to increase holiday patrols
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, Dickenson County Sheriff Bobby Hammo...
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