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Appalachia may collect Derby trash
The Town of Appalachia is considering providing garbage pickup service to the Derby community. According to discussion at last Thursday’s town council meeting, about 28 people are interested in hav...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drone competition coming to UVa-Wise
WISE — The buzz of a hundred micro-drones will fill the air at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise Convocation Center on Saturday, Feb. 21 beginning at 9 a.m. as the first of its kind flig...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local club notes Kiwanis International birthday
The Kiwanis International reaches its 100th birthday Wednesday, Jan. 21, and the Big Stone Gap Kiwanis Club has been active for most of that time. The Big Stone Gap club was chartered in 1923, only...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council recognizes police officers
Big Stone Gap Town Council Tuesday passed a resolution recognizing the town’s police department. The resolution, noting that National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day recognizes and offers apprecia...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slemp Gallery: The Tragedy of War
Mountain Empire Community College’s Slemp Gallery is hosting an exhibit by Kennesaw State University focusing on the United States internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The exhibit,...
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Commission tries to move past trying year
Following a year of bad publicity, the Virginia Tobacco Commission is looking for an image upgrade in 2015. The offer of a commission job to then-state Sen. Phillip Puckett that gave Republicans co...
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal correctional officer sentenced
ABINGDON — A correctional officer at the United State Penitentiary Lee County has been sentenced to a year in prison for accepting a bribe. Acting United States Attorney Anthony P. Giorno announced...
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Darren’s Law’ for older drivers now in effect
As of Jan. 1, 2015, Virginia law requires drivers age 75 and older to visit a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customer service center every five years to renew their driver’s licenses. ...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winter could be harsh
Was November’s cold spell a warning shot across our bow? Maybe. November’s cold temperatures and snow along the higher elevations showed the “potential” for a harsh winter ahead, weather expert Way...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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