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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...
Jun 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 3 3 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 | 10 10 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 | 10 10 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...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gap council gets fire truck update
Big Stone Gap Town Council held a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed budget amendment for the purchase of a fire truck. No one attended the public hearing. The proposed budget amendment would inc...
Apr 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘One wheelbarrow . . .’: Former Appalachia town manager dies at age 87
Veteran Wise County local government official Edward Eugene “Gene” Brooks passed away Saturday at Indian Path Medical Center. He was 87. A Ewing native, Brooks once served as Wise County’s circuit ...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pharmacy Connect assists uninsured adults
Are you or someone you know having a difficult time purchasing prescription medications? If so, free or low cost prescription medications may be available to you. Pharmacy Connect of Southwest Virg...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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