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Davis promoted to manager of museum
Aaron Davis officially became manager of Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park on Jan. 10, but he didn’t have time to sit back and celebrate. Davis spent the first two weeks on the job ou...
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‘Logistical nightmare’: Appalachia changes water bill policy
An effort to assist struggling customers has turned into a “logistical nightmare,” so the Town of Appalachia is changing its water cutoff policy. The new policy, which officially goes into effect f...
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Weather delivers a blackout Friday
Snow, wind and ice brought a blackout Friday to hundreds of Old Dominion Power customers in the Big Stone Gap area. A slew of outages throughout the day Friday left a total of 375 customers without...
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Collier a ‘light, bright spirit’ at age 100
At age 100 and although legally blind, Sarah Collier remains, as her friend Alice Austin calls her, a “light and bright spirit.” Austin’s written description of Collier, who turned 100 on Tuesday a...
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Gun permit issue surfaces in telephone town hall
A “strong, cohesive group” of Southwest Virginia Republican lawmakers responded to constituents’ questions during Del. Terry Kilgore’s annual telephone town hall Tuesday night. A dozen callers pose...
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Nature's art
Tuesday afternoon’s snow skiff brought out the painter in Mother Nature, with the touches of white bringing out the features — brow, nose and mouth — of the ‘George Washington Rock’ between Appalac...
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Voice of the children: CASA returns to LPOY; volunteers sought
After 15 years, Lonesome Pine Office on Youth is again administering the local CASA program and will offer training for CASA volunteers starting in February. Five people have signed up, but more vo...
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Strike up the band: MECC gauges music interest in community
Lovers of band music are ready to get together to perform and support a community band and choir being organized by Mountain Empire Community College. Musicians with the required skills, including ...
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