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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...
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State seeks selenium report comments
The state is seeking comment on its draft selenium toxicity report. The Department of Environmental Quality’s State Water Control Board set a deadline of Dec. 5 for public comment on the draft repo...
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State to honor volunteers
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. The nomination period ends at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28. “The spirit of community service lives and thr...
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WinterShare helps with heating bills
Winter is several days away, but with snow falling and temperatures in the region dipping below freezing, area residents are already beginning to feel the chill of the colder season. To assist cust...
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Armory was home to several units
(The public affairs office of the Virginia Department of Military Affairs provided the following outline of the Big Stone Gap Armory’s history:) • The armory, consisting of approximately 12,860 squ...
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Duffield man scores Lottery win
When Eugene Bowen scratched a Jewel 7’s Scratcher ticket from the Virginia Lottery, he thought he’d won $100. “I felt good about that,” he said. But the Duffield man soon discovered he was wrong. H...
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Council okays cemetery kiosk
Big Stone Gap Town Council has approved using $10,000 from the town’s cemeteries endowment fund to build a kiosk at Glencoe Cemetery. Council passed a motion 5-0 to set aside the money for the kios...
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A cold day
Tuesday’s wintry cold kept the waters of the Glencoe Cemetery fountain frozen throughout the day.
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Shoebox volunteers poised for collection
Volunteers are poised for next week’s Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week. The area collection center, at Heritage Church of God in Big Stone Gap, will be open from 2-6 p.m. Monday, ...
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