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Hospitality seminar amazing
To the Editor: On April 8th we attended a seminar at Mountain Empire Community College. The seminar was a hospitality training course that started at 8:30 and lasted until after 12. This experience...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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BSG agencies caring, dependable
To the Editor: My extended family has recently dealt with several instances of sickness with my father, who passed away, and my mother. We wanted to take a moment to thank the Big Stone Gap Rescue ...
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Political language falls short
That distant rumbling is the approach of another herd of presidential candidates. We’re about a year and a half away from the big to-do, and some of American politics’ more polarizing figures have ...
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Scientists reverse course on booze
After I read the news report, I popped the wine cork and praised the science gods. Alcohol consumption helps us live longer. A new study, published in the journal “Alcoholism: Clinical and Experime...
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The certainty of death, taxes and bureaucratic overreach
Using a phrase attributed to Benjamin Franklin, “… In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” I would submit that in modern times, nothing is certain except death, tax...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memories
According to the handwritten notes on back, this photo shows a “tent city — not enough room in hotel for people who came into town for the auction — late 1880(s)-early 1890s, Big Stone Gap, Va.” Ph...
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Caught, we forget to remember
According to a newspaper story, 99.9 percent of the people who are stopped at airport security checkpoints for having a firearm in their carry-on bag say they didn’t know it was there. The federal ...
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  • Dad’s 1959 tax return a model of simplicity
    by TOM PURCELL • Columnist
    04.16.15 - 12:00 am
  • Can’t keep Obamacare and promises too
    by MORGAN GRIFFITH • Ninth District Representative
    04.15.15 - 12:00 am
  • April is good time to volunteer
    by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
    04.09.15 - 12:03 am
  • Sometimes, a simple sign would help
    by PETER FUNT • Columnist
    04.09.15 - 12:02 am