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Council approves Glencoe columbariums
Town council has approved spending $25,000 from the Big Stone Gap cemetery endowment fund to build columbariums at Glencoe Cemetery. Council voted to spend the money at its Dec. 9 meeting. Calling ...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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County endorses coal camp project
WISE — County supervisors recently approved a resolution related to funding for a sewer project that will extend public sewer service along Route 685 in the Roda, Osaka and Stonega communities. The...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Falling arches
Workers demolish the old quonset hut on Wood Avenue last Friday, with Aaron Hamilton of Big Stone Gap cutting a section of metal arch with a blow torch. The hut reportedly has been in place since 1...
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Gob pile project to benefit river, power plant
The Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) is helping to rid Southwest Virginia of the single, worst mine-related impact to water quality in the Clinch River. DMME will use $500,000 of aba...
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fraley Shoe Fund continues drive
The Maurice Fraley Shoe Fund is in its second decade of collecting donations to make sure local schoolchildren are warm during the winter months. Shoes, coats and other warm clothing necessary for ...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blood donations always needed
Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will hold blood drives in Big Stone Gap next Monday and Thursday. Sites and times for the drives are the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energ...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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BSG movie stirs festival ‘perfect storm’
The 2014 Virginia Film Festival took the festival’s recent string of record-breaking success to a whole new level, smashing its previous box office record, set last year, by a remarkable 45.6 perce...
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VDH approves telemetry, zone meters
The Virginia Department of Health is funding two water projects the Town of Appalachia has envisioned for a couple of years. The Department of Health has approved a funding package of $99,750 for w...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘All I want is a warm blanket’
“Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas this year is a warm blanket please.” That was an actual letter from a local child last Christmas, notes Phyllis Hamilton, organizer of the long-time Maurice Fr...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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