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Christmas memories often seem to feature music
We have some memories of former Christmases, some white and some not. Remember the Christmas when the song came out, “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”? And Bing Crosby sang “White Ch...
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Summers girls enjoy early Christmas party
The Summers girls from Exeter had their “Early Christmas Party” Nov. 21 at the home of Judy Butler in Appalachia. Those in attendance were Nell Long and Lisa Maiden from Bristol; Velva Stephens fro...
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Senior citizens hold Christmas dinner
Linda Bishop spent the weekend in Hawkins County with her grandson, Eric Qualls Sr., his wife Miranda and their children Bubby and Mikayla. Friday night they all journeyed to Bristol to Speedway in...
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To celebrate interconnectedness of life, help combat poverty
Part 2 of 2 My aunt Evvy (for Eva) was a colorful and caring woman. She was flamboyant, beautiful, talented, and she loved children. She used to gather us around her chair and tell us stories of li...
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Tolliver hosts authors — and Santa
The June Tolliver House hosts a book signing featuring two regional authors this Saturday. There will also be stocking stuffers for sale — some shaped from Wise County coal — and Santa Claus will a...
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‘Good old days’ of youth recalled
We tend mostly to write about the historical old days around the Gap. But once in a while, we like to remember the good old days of our youth (not far enough back, in our minds, to be classified as...
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MECC student receives scholarship
Mountain Empire Community College student Alexis Potter was recently named the recipient of the Martha Rhoton Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship. Potter was recognized Tuesday, Nov. 18 at a luncheon h...
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All invited to decorate cupcakes
Join in a holiday event for folks of all ages: decorating cupcakes at Legion Memorial United Methodist Church fellowship hall at 2 p.m., Dec. 13. You do not have to attend the church to join in the...
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Certain causes worthwhile, seeking unity, peace
(Prologue: Why not a march; not a protest, but a brisk walk as an organized march, to declare a sensible and compassionate statement on poverty and starvation in America? All over the world there a...
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