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MECC Proud week is underway
Mountain Empire Community College is hosting the second annual MECC Proud week, recognizing the college’s important contributions to higher education and regional economic development. MECC Proud b...
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Geologist Scales to lead bus tour
The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park is offering a unique opportunity to explore the region’s geology and enjoy the beauties of the fall season. Geologist and author Tony Scales and ...
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Family takes part in local Race for a Cure
Dorothy Collins, her daughter and granddaughter, Michelle and Adrienna Boughton, came down from Flora, Ind., to take part in the Susan G. Coleman Race for a Cure in memory of Dorothy’s sister, Jan ...
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Fall festival season underway
The fall festivals have gotten off to a soggy start this year and by all the forecasts, that may continue for a while. The weather forecasters say that this is the the rainiest October in many year...
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Too often we fail to recall history
Part 1 of 2 “What makes you assume, you dirty rotten bum, that you can block my vote? Your dirty tricks no longer work as they once did so easily. I’ve heard all about your crooked and devious tric...
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Home Craft Days returns Oct. 17-19
The 43rd edition of Mountain Empire Community College’s Home Craft Days promises to be the best ever, from the opening Friday night concert through two days and two stages of music, set among more ...
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Jack Frost didn’t bite determined tomato plant
It looks as if old Jack Frost made his first appearance over the weekend. A few of the higher elevations around the area awoke Sunday morning to some frosty rooftops. The mountains also show more r...
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Inman natives celebrate birthdays
We send our condolences to Judy Stines Messer’s family. Judy passed away last week. She was a resident of the Appalachian Towers. She had many friends who will also miss her at the Towers. Debbie H...
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Students praised for interest in environment
One morning when I opened the editorial page of a local newspaper, I was shocked and disturbed at the short, shocking, and unusual article by a writer I had read and studied extensively. The articl...
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