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DoL discredits black lung expert
Coal miners’ advocates have long complained that the playing field for winning federal black lung benefits is not level. A June move by the U.S. Department of Labor gives substance to those complai...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Bigger picture’ concerns Appalachia’s mayor
As the mayor of a small town struggling to survive as well as a coal miner, Jay Swiney took a double hit with the shutdown of Cumberland River Coal Co. Monday. St. Louis-based Arch Coal Inc. announ...
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MECC library offers ‘Paint and Sip’
Mountain Empire Community College’s Wampler Library will offer a “Paint and Sip” program for the public at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July. Participants will be guided by Art Instructor Misty Stratton to ...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee hopes to re-open hospital
The recentlly formed Lee County Hospital Authority is moving ahead with the intention of re-opening the former Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap. The authority said in a press release t...
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Grant to promote ‘safe dates’ for teens
Frontier Health and Planning District One Behavioral Health Services were awarded an education and prevention grant from the Family and Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia to promote safe dating. The...
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Governor’s School grows, diversifies
More than 100 students participated in the 2014 MECC Governor’s School held June 9-27 on MECC’s campus. The students completed eight college credits, tuition-free, in one of seven strand areas — fo...
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Park donation is fund’s largest off-campus
Presented with a “wonderful project,” the Lonesome Pine Hospital community board of directors and the Wellmont Foundation executive board met it with open arms, making the largest donation that’s b...
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Grants awarded for Exeter, Roda projects
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded a $485,626 Community Development Block Grant for Phase II of the Exeter water line replacement project. Gov. Terry McAuliffe...
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Fiery talk stokes domestic terrorism
It is getting harder to tell the right-wing nut jobs who shoot law enforcement officers from the right-wing politicians running for president. America has always had its share of John Birchers hoar...
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