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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 | 3 3 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...
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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 | 3 3 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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Governor, lawmakers battle over Clean Power
Gov. Terry McAuliffe Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have required General Assembly approval of Virginia’s Clean Power Plan. Republican lawmakers will attempt to override the Democratic governor’s...
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Churches come to aid of elderly
With the area’s elderly facing skyrocketing electric bills, churches are stepping up to help pay the way. Mountain Empire Older Citizens’ Hearthwarming Sunday so far has raised $13,404 to assist se...
Feb 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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More funds needed for traffic signal projects
The Virginia Department of Transportation is looking for additional funds for a Big Stone Gap traffic light project. The town plans to put up new signal lights at the Powell Avenue East and Shawnee...
Feb 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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