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School board hears consolidation plan
WISE — Facing an anticipated $1.9 budget deficit as well as the new reality of reduced funding and enrollment losses, Wise County school officials see closing Appalachia Elementary as the best of a...
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Town successful on third Mutual grant effort
With a long-sought-after grant approved, Big Stone Gap is ready to move forward on plans for the future of a downtown landmark. The $475,000 Industrial Revitalization Fund grant, together with a pr...
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Towns celebrate long-awaited trail groundbreaking
It’s been a long process, but people pushing for the completion of the Powell River Trail will soon see the light at the end of the Bee Rock and Callahan tunnels. By October, Appalachia Mayor Teddi...
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group brainstorms Keokee Lake improvements
KEOKEE — People interested in revitalizing Keokee met with officials for a brainstorming session Tuesday. With acting Clinch District Ranger Beth Christensen facilitating and district wildlife biol...
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Workgroup views facility’s solar array
Solar power, advocates say, is becoming more of a win-win for both consumers and job seekers. The cost of solar panels has come down over the years, and installing them is labor intensive, putting ...
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Restaurant manager recognized for life-saving act
Her “quick response and life-saving action” earned a fast-food restaurant employee a proclamation from Big Stone Gap Town Council. Council Tuesday presented the proclamation to Peggy Kilgore, gener...
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AES supporters blast closure suggestion
WISE — A few dozen Appalachia Elementary School supporters turned out Tuesday to protest any suggestion of closing the school to save money. Three of them spoke during the county school board meeti...
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Keokee renewal effort looks for momentum
KEOKEE — Revitalizing Keokee is not just a project for the 500 or so people who live in the community along Lee County ridgetops, or the many who now live elsewhere but are still connected to their...
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