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Parks crew helps Appalachians dig out
Appalachia residents, overwhelmed by two weeks of vicious weather, welcomed volunteers from near and far as they dug out from more than two feet of snow. Some of the farthest-traveling volunteers w...
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LOOKING BACK AT 125: Natural Tunnel sought for 100-acre state park
(Editor’s note: In recognition of The Post’s 125th anniversary on Aug. 15, the newspaper is looking back in 25-year intervals. The following headlines are from 1965.) • Del. James B. Fugate of Gate...
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‘We’ll do it ourselves’ Business leaders embraced regionalism
(Editor’s note: The following is reprinted with the kind permission of regional historian and retired physician Dr. Lawrence J. Fleenor Jr.) The coal industry was the life’s blood of Southwest Virg...
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Deep Springs fire
Firefighters from the Dryden, Big Stone Gap, Pennington Gap and Jonesville volunteer departments responded to a blaze Friday morning at Deep Springs, about 8 miles west of Big Stone. Dryden Fire Ch...
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Coal tipple transformation wins award
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable and Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful recently received a first place national award from Keep America Beautiful for a community revitalization project that transfo...
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Trinity Life Center to host MEOC benefit
Trinity Life Center Church will host a community singing to benefit Mountain Empire Older Citizens’ Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. The church is at 9829 Norton Coebu...
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Lenten services begin today
The Big Stone Gap Ministerial Support Group's 2015 Lenten services series begins today, Thursday, Feb. 19, and continues through Thursday, April 2. The programs are open to anyone who would like to...
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Save-A-Lot ribbon cutting
The Appalachia Save-A-Lot held its ribbon cutting Wednesday, Feb. 11. From left are Save-A-Lot's James Allen, Appalachia Assistant Fire Chief Travis Anderson, Town Manager Fred Luntsford, Town Coun...
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Hooper recognized for volunteer efforts
Virginia Dawn Hooper has an extensive resume as a community volunteer. Hooper supports her community through donations of time, effort and money. Her endeavors have earned her volunteer of the year...
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