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Caucusing can be dangerous
My old friend Arselles gets a little jittery every time he hears the word “caucus.” The last time Arselles had a caucus at his house, the place was raided by no fewer than five law enforcement agen...
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gas goes up and down; so do we
Let’s savor the moment. The other day when I went to the pump, the price of gas was $1.64 a gallon, and it’s been hanging steady for a while. The trend over the past months has been down, down, dow...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vultures’ days are numbered
A bill filed in the Virginia General Assembly happily reminded me of an old line: “Boys stone frogs in fun; but the frogs die in earnest.” Which is another way of saying that we tend to be insensit...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memories
Rita (Grant) Carr submits this 1947 photo of Martin Alvis’ restaurant on E. 5th Street North. Carr is at the jukebox; Mr. and Mrs. Alvis are behind the counter; Barely visible in the doorway beyond...
Aug 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Runners, walkers enjoy great day
To the Editor: The Appalachia 5K Railroad Days race was held Saturday, Aug. 1. There was a good turnout and a great day for running and walking. I would like to thank several people who assisted in...
Aug 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Appy needs new vision
To the Editor: My wife and I recently returned to Appalachia for Railroad Days and to attend the Tricky Sixty Band Reunion. We enjoyed both events very much. During Railroad Days, several people ta...
Aug 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mountain talk makes us smile
According to a news report, a linguist has found that Appalachians don’t say things like “them apples are the best” and “I’m a-going to the store” as much we used to. That’s a shame. We continue to...
Aug 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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