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Welcome to, home to The Coalfield Progress, The Dickenson Star and The Post, newspapers of American Hometown Publishing.

Local news is the heart and soul of our newspapers. Through the years, we have worked diligently to bring the readers of Wise and Dickenson counties, the city of Norton and Southwest Virginia the finest in local news, sports and photography and the best and most powerful source of advertising.

In 1996, was created to provide all this information online and to connect our communities. Think of as yours, too. Make good use of it. We are always eager to hear from you, so feel free to send us comments and suggestions.


The Coalfield Progress

P.O. Box 380

Norton, Va. 24273

(276) 679-1101

(276) 679-5922 (fax)

Editor & Publisher: Jenay Tate


The Post

P.O. Box 250

Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219

(276) 523-1141

(276) 523-1175 (fax)

Editor & Publisher: Jenay Tate


The Dickenson Star

P.O. Box 707

Clintwood, Va. 24228

(276) 926-8816

(276) 926-8827 (fax)

Editor & Publisher: Jenay Tate