Posted 7 hours ago

BHC 072514 ParamountBulbst 01 on Flickr.

Paramount Theatre of the Arts Technical Director Ken Cornett removes lightbulbs on the Paramount sign atop a 14 foot ladder on Thursday. A successful fund raisiing campaign is now making it possible to take down the old lightbulbs, have the sign restored, starting Saturday, and replace with LED bulbs. Cornett had taken down approx. 20 bulbs until he heard the company doing the restoration had a bucket truck and they would finish taking down bulbs.

Posted 7 hours ago

BHC 072614 JR Drag Brown 09 on Flickr.

Carson Brown, right, talks with his younger brother, Tucker, as he gets ready to run his bracket on Friday at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals at the Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Posted 1 day ago

BHC 072514 Tractor Show 01 on Flickr.

Ron Stevenson, President Old Glade Antique Tractor Association, shows off a Hagy wagon in Abingdon on Thursday. The Hagy company was located in Abingdon in the 1800’s and made these all wood wagons with brakes.

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Posted 1 day ago

BHC 072514 EastCedarSt 02 on Flickr.

This view of E. Cedar Street and Halverstadt Drive is scheduled to be improved with projected road work including sidewalks, signals and some road realignments.

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Posted 3 days ago
BHC 072314 CoalMine 10 on Flickr.Coal miner Bobby Allen is from Lee County.  Allen currently is working but is concerned about the future of the mining industry.
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BHC 072314 CoalMine 10 on Flickr.

Coal miner Bobby Allen is from Lee County. Allen currently is working but is concerned about the future of the mining industry.

http://www.tricities.com/news/local/article_73fad73e-120b-11e4-87f4-001a4bcf6878.html

Posted 3 days ago

BHC 072314 CoalMine 08 on Flickr.

Cornerstone Pharmacy owner Dwight Jessee fills some orders in his business in Appalachia on Tuesday. The town has lost mining jobs over the past years and his business is having to adapt to meet their needs as well as help with insurance or lack there of and costs of medications.

Posted 3 days ago

BHC 072314 CoalMine 07 on Flickr.

Signs outside some houses in the Town of Appalachia, Virginia.

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Posted 6 days ago

BHC 072014 RAM Dental 01 on Flickr.

Kaden Wilson, 5, gets his teeth cleaned from Hayley Templeton, Dental hygentist from Gate City, Virginia, during the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise, Virginia on Friday, July 18, 2014. Wilson and his family got to the fairgrounds 10 am on Thursday to make sure they got to see somebody on Friday morning. The three day clinic ends on Sunday and is expected to attract over 3,000 patients for the free medical care. Wilson did have some cavitiies. Templeton is part of the Mission of Mercy clinic which is part of the Virginia Dental Assoc.

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Posted 1 week ago

BHC 071914 RAM Wise 08 on Flickr.

Travis Wilson has his teeth cleaned by Abingdon Dentist Sharon Kennedy as his daughter, Kamryn Wilson,8, looks on during the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise, Virginia on Friday. The Wilson family including Kaden, brother, arrived at the RAM Clinic early on Thursday, to make sure they could all get dental work done. The family is from Richlands, Virginia. Kennedy is part of the Mission of Mercy clinic which is part of the Virginia Dental Assoc.

http://www.tricities.com/news/local/article_b3de69f6-0eeb-11e4-ad18-001a4bcf6878.html

Posted 1 week ago

BHC 071814 MusterGround Camp 01 on Flickr.

Blair Keller, left, works on making a necklace with 8 year old Virginia Stockner, right, during the Backcountry Colonial Day Camp at the Muster Grounds in Abingdon on Thursday. The week long program had themes for each day from Life in the Backcountry and Native Americans to Battle of Kings Mountain.

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