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Trail project continues to inch forward
Construction of the Powell River Trail is likely to begin before the end of the year, with only the work on the trailhead adjacent to Norfolk Southern’s active line expected to be delayed. Trailhea...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Appy council keeps leadership
Appalachia Town Council kept its current leadership intact at last Thursday’s organizational meeting. Council chose Teddie Collins Jr. as mayor and Chase Christian as vice mayor on unanimous votes....
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Gap council endorses Shawnee bridge replacement
Town council Tuesday passed resolutions favoring replacement of the Shawnee Avenue Bridge. Most recently — in April 2015 — the Virginia Department of Transportation held a public hearing on a plan ...
Jun 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Accused motel robber pleads guilty
Cedric D'Andre Mitchell, age 27, of Big Stone Gap, has pleaded guilty to burglary, robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a felon. The charges s...
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Fire damages home
A Memorial Day fire damaged a rental house in the Southern community. The kitchen fire started Monday afternoon when oil spilled onto a hot stove eye, Big Stone Gap Assistant Fire Chief Dan Gibson ...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town, college tabbed for ARC grants
The Town of Big Stone Gap and Mountain Empire Community College are two beneficiaries of more than $3.3 million in Appalachian Regional Commission grants announced this week. The town’s visitors’ c...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gollaway, former mayor, launches write-in effort
Former Appalachia town councilman and mayor Eddie Gollaway has stepped forward as a write-in candidate for the May 3 election. Gollaway was on council for eight years before finishing fourth in 201...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walkathon critical for region’s elderly
On Sunday, May 1, people of all ages from all across Southwest Virginia will gather in front of Union High School to participate in one of the region’s signature civic events: the MEOC Walkathon. T...
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State police seek info on Dickenson woman
The Virginia State Police is seeking information as it investigates the death of a woman who was found in a roadside ditch in Scott County more than a week ago. The Virginia State Police Bureau of ...
Apr 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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