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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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‘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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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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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
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“The Real McCoy Trail” coming to Pike County

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Pike County is getting a new hiking trail system this summer. The Real McCoy Trail is underway. A five-mile loop, starting and ending at Bob Amos Park. ”It will have all different classifications of trails within the one trail so there will be highly strenuous areas, strenuous areas, moderate areas as well as a lot of areas that are very easy to hike,” PJ Collins, Director of Outdoor Recreation at Appalachian Wireless Arena said.
PIKE COUNTY, 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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Pikeville Medical Center achieves milestone

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) - Pikeville Medical Center has achieved a milestone. The hospital says a team of cardiac specialists at PMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute has successfully performed 100 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures. It’s a minimally invasive alternative to open heart surgery for treating a type of valve disease.
PIKEVILLE, KY
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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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Monument dedicated to local Korean War veteran

A monument was dedicated in honor of the late Carl Powers on Saturday. Powers was a school teacher in Dante, Virginia and befriended a young Korean man named Billy Kim during the Korean War. Throughout the years Powers became Kim's mentor, even opening his home to him and leading him...
DANTE, 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
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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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More storm chances move in for the weekend

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - It is a hazy, hot, and humid conclusion to the work week around the mountains. Relief is on the way, unfortunately, it comes not only with rain chances...but weekend storm chances as well. Tonight through Tomorrow Night. We could see a few more clouds push into...
HAZARD, KY
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