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Grisham novel causes heartburn
Hey, did you hear this one: a guy walks into a Taco Bell in Big Stone Gap, places his order, and John Grisham serves him an empty wrapper. Grisham’s new novel, “Gray Mountain,” has generated a good...
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The folly of standardized school tests
A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: “Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talkin...
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Loss of old grocery store is lamented
The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad. The family-owned store has been a staple in our community for more than 50 years. Its simple, spartan int...
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Burning the Constitution can’t be part of energy policy
Last week at an Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing, I was honored to hear testimony regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) so-called “Clean Power Plan” from legal experts includin...
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Memories
The Stonega Hospital was established in 1900 by the Stonega Coke and Coal Co. It became the Stonega Clinic in 1967 and shut its doors in 1976. Photo courtesy of Lonesome Pine School and Heritage Ce...
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Thanks to WCSO for snow help
To the Editor: Many thanks to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office for helping me during the snow. They were called, they came — bringing me food and later checking to see if I was alright. They helped...
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There’s no ‘unicorn deal’ in Iran
The Republican opposition to striking a nuclear deal with Iran puzzled me, until my friend Truman explained that it’s exactly like the famous tractor scene from Kevin Bacon’s 1984 class movie, “Foo...
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  • Maine ponders taxing nonprofits
    by DANNY TYREE • Columnist
    03.19.15 - 12:00 am
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    by JACK KENNEDY • Wise County Circuit Court Clerk
    03.17.15 - 12:00 am
  • Mountain town finds its theme
    by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
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    by CHRISTINE FLOWERS • Guest Commentator
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