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Hagan’s friends open their hearts
Big Stone Gap has a big heart. Big enough to stretch from sideline to sideline of a football field. Friends, family and community members gathered at Bullitt Park’s football field Wednesday, July 1...
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Coal/Railroad Days a week away
Appalachia’s Special Projects Committee met Monday to put the finishing touches on this year’s Coal/Railroad Days festival. Appalachia Coal/Railroad Days is scheduled for Thursday, July 31 through ...
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Storm downs pest-ridden hemlocks
A windstorm or “micro burst” within the past few weeks has hastened the destruction of the Roaring Branch area’s hemlock trees. Weakened by the woolly adelgid, several hemlocks were among the trees...
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PV grad creates replicas of gym floor
The Powell Valley High gym floor lives on, in 1/30th scale. David Adams, a 1975 PV graduate, was able to salvage enough lumber from the gym floor during last spring’s demolition of the old school b...
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Lewis award honors black lung program
A quarter century of service to coal miners and their families was recognized recently with a prestigious award. Ron Carson was awarded the 2014 Helen M. Lewis Community Award on behalf of Stone Mo...
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Ramey marks 15 years as RAM volunteer
Pete Ramey is one of those special Wise Countians for whom “we” is much more important than “me.” Ramey will continue his life of service at this weekend’s Remote Area Medical (RAM) at the Wise Cou...
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AFD’s emergency agency stresses medical services
After more than two months of providing ambulance service, the Appalachia Fire Department still has a little bit of an identity problem, running into resistance from people who are afraid they’ll b...
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Red, white, blue — and Rose
Jimmy Rose, the third-place finisher in last year’s America’s Got Talent show, was the headline performer at Friday’s Fourth of July celebration at Bullitt Park.
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