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West Virginia County Seeks to Expand Internet Access

(TNS) — High-speed broadband access has joined water, sewer and electricity as must-have utilities for communities hoping to attract and retain residents and businesses, so the Mercer County Commission has started advertising for companies willing to provide the area around Exit 1 off Interstate 77 with broadband service. The...
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RAM clinic set for this weekend at Emory & Henry

EMORY, Va. (WJHL) — Remote Area Medical will host a free medical, dental, and vision clinic for those in need this weekend in Emory, Virginia. The clinic will take place May 21–22 at Emory & Henry College, located at Ambrister Drive. Services will include: Dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, and dental x-rays Eye exams […]
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No reported injuries after early morning apartment fire

BLUEFILED, VA (WVNS) — Residents were evacuated from their building after an early morning apartment fire in Bluefield, Virginia. According to Bluefield Fire Chief Chad Bailey, the call for a fire at Crescent View Apartments, apartment 10, came in at 4:50 A.M. on Monday, May 16, 2022. Chief Bailey said everyone eventually made it out […]
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The Good Stuff: The Hiking Shriner

DAMASCUS, Va. — On a hot afternoon in May, a group of hikers along the Appalachian Trail are making a pit stop in Damascus, Virginia. One of the hikers in the group is Brian Stanley of Honaker, Virginia. "So my trail name is Fez," says Stanley. He first began...
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Runner Lillie Shinaberry to join military

Just a couple short days after signing to run track for Bluefield State on May 11, Greenbrier East senior Lillie Shinaberry was back in the news again after swearing into the Army National Guard on Friday, May 13. Shinaberry has been a member of Greenbrier East JROTC for all four years of her high school […] The post Runner Lillie Shinaberry to join military appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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PAPPY THOMPSON AWARD: Anna Hagy, Marion

MARION, Va. – It has been a familiar scene. A student at Marion Senior High School is having a bad day, had an issue with a classmate or a special needs child simply needs a friend. Enter Anna Hagy, FCA president, homecoming queen, three-sport standout, incomparable academics, a person...
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Emory grad shares her journey to graduation

Anna Voss divides her time between researching and rowing. The 2022 Emory University graduate, who served as the president of Emory’s Crew team and majored in neuroscience and behavioral biology, is one of five Emory graduating seniors to win the National Science Foundation graduate fellowship. On Monday’s edition of...
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Fries Heritage Music Festival supports community center

FRIES, Va. (WDBJ) Old time music brought dancers and dollars to the Fries Theatre and Community Center. The Heritage Music Festival led people into the riverside town for toe-tapping performances and a little bit of history about Fries. Once known as the Henry Whitter Festival, musicians played music from the...
FRIES, VA

Board of Education and Commissioners meet with new middle school architect

WARRENSVILLE — The Ashe County Board of Education, along with the Board of Commissioners, held a special meeting on May 12 in the library of Ashe County Middle School to meet with the new architect for the middle school, Clark Nexsen. Those present were BOE Chair Josh Roten, Vice Chair Dianne Eldreth, Dr. Kim Simmons, Polly Jones, Wes Cornwell, Superintendent Dr. Eisa Cox, BOC Chair Todd McNeill, Chuck Olive, Jerry Powers, Ashe County Manager Adam Stumb and various staff members of the BOE. ...
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Lillie Shinaberry signs with Bluefield State track

Greenbrier East track athlete, Lillie Shinaberry is always all smiles. Whether running around on the court with the Lady Spartans basketball team or literally running on the track, Shinaberry makes it a point to stay positive. Recently, Shinaberry signed to continue her track career with Bluefield State. Selecting the right school to spend the next […] The post Lillie Shinaberry signs with Bluefield State track appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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