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‘A little bit of everything’: Mayfest brings folks to downtown Whitesburg

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - After being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, Mayfest returned to downtown Whitesburg on Saturday with vendors, food, music and more. “To have an event like this where we can all gather in one spot and have lots of people in one spot is the coolest thing,” said Whitesburg City Manager and owner of Caudill Corn, Chris Caudill. “The city of Whitesburg and tourism have worked together to do this, and we’re just thrilled about it.”
WHITESBURG, KY
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Kingsport Times-News

Picking and grinning: Tyler Hughes plays at the Opry

BIG STONE GAP — Tyler Hughes keeps busy as a state park education specialist, Big Stone Gap Town Council member and musician. Oh, and as a Grand Old Opry performer. Hughes joined bluegrass duo Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent on stage Tuesday for his Opry debut — the latest step in a 17-year musical journey.
BIG STONE GAP, VA
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Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation opens new Big Sandy clinic

ELKHORN CITY, Ky. (WYMT) - A ribbon cutting was held Friday for Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation’s newest clinic in Elkhorn City. Representative Angie Hatton (D-94th District) said the new facility will provide mammograms, pulmonary therapy, labs and X-rays. The clinic will provide 20 to 30 jobs.
ELKHORN CITY, KY
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MECC career event puts teeth in local dental school recruitment

APPALACHIA – Virginia has one dental school that accepts 60 in-state students annually, and Dr. Emily Bowen wants to see more Southwest Virginia students among that group. Bowen, head of Mountain Empire Community College’s dental assistant program, hosted 15 students from the Wise, Lee and Scott counties and Norton area to Friday ‘s Dental Explorer Day at the college’s Center for Workforce Innovation in Appalachia.
APPALACHIA, VA
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Harlan City Police Dept. to conduct safety checks

The Harlan Police Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints within the Harlan City limits and surrounding areas to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence. This is to provide for a high visibility, public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate...
HARLAN, KY
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Scattered storm chances this weekend

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Scattered showers and storms will be possible on Saturday and Sunday, but it will NOT be an all-day washout for either day. Into tonight, we stay partly cloudy. Scattered showers and storms will be possible, but it will not rain everywhere. Low temperatures only fall into the upper-60s and lower-70s.
HAZARD, KY
Kingsport Times-News

Wise grand jury indicts 54

WISE — A Wise County grand jury has indicted 54 people in the May term, including a Norton man accused of murdering his 4-year-old son in April. The indictments included 143 charges, with 79 being drug related. Wednesday’s indictees included Sean D. Roberts, 40, Norton, who was indicted on...
WISE COUNTY, VA
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Health Wagon delivered substantial COVID care, saving 'hundreds'

WISE, Va. — COVID-19 has claimed more than 700 lives across the region’s coalfield counties, but that total could easily have been much higher without the work of the Health Wagon. A health care institution serving residents of central Appalachia since 1980, the Health Wagon treated double its...
APPALACHIA, VA
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2022 Thompson Award Winner: Jaymen Buchanan, J.I. Burton

NORTON, Va. – A one-of-a-kind kid has received a one-of-a-kind award. “We have had a number of great athletes for such a small school,” J.I. Burton athletic director Brandon Stidham said. “It is an honor and a big deal for this school and this community.”. Who better...
NORTON, VA
Kingsport Times-News

Democrat DeVaughan facing off against Griffith in November

BIG STONE GAP — One name has already been set for Ninth Congressional District ballots in November. The Ninth Congressional District Democratic Committee announced Thursday that Big Stone Gap resident Taysha DeVaughan will face off against Republican incumbent Morgan Griffith in November for the region’s congressional seat. DeVaughan,...
BIG STONE GAP, VA
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Harlan council considers volunteer program

The Harlan City Council discusses a number of topics during their regular meeting, including hearing a proposal from a member of the public requesting the council’s support for a volunteer program to complete work around the city. Mayor Joe Meadors called Eddie Forester before the council shortly after calling...
HARLAN, KY
Kingsport Times-News

Central girls, Battle boys net Mountain 7 wins

The Wise Central girls tennis team is going to the regional tournament. The Lady Warriors took a 5-4 win over Gate City on Friday in a marathon Mountain 7 District tournament consolation match at Virginia-Wise’s Humphreys Tennis Complex. The impressive victory gave Central the second and final seed from...
BRISTOL, VA
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Hazard basketball legend Sam Smith dies at 78

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Sam Smith, a legendary Hazard High School basketball player, and one of the first African-American student athletes to integrate the University of Louisville basketball program has died. Smith was 78. Smith attended and played at Hazard High School in the late 1950s and early 1960s before...
HAZARD, KY
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