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Big Stone Gap
4:00 am
Tue August 6, 2013

End of An Era: Mutual Drug Closing

It’s the end of the line for the last privately owned drug store –slash- cafeteria in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. “Mutual Pharmacy” was immortalized in the novel, “Home to Big Stone Gap” as the beating heart of a fictional mountain community in southwestern Virginia.

People are flocking in to say their goodbyes on the last day before Mutual Pharmacy and Cafeteria closes its doors for good after 60 years in downtown Big Stone Gap.  The CVS drug store chain bought the business but not this building, which for now, will add to the growing number of vacant shops here.

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Best Practices at the Polls
4:34 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Special Training for Elections

College students and others who plan to register more than two dozen new voters for the November election will need to go through special training before they can. 

That’s because of a change this year in state law, which also requires those who conduct voter registration drives to sign up with the State Board of Elections or local election offices. 

The new law requires those who plan to obtain 25 or more voter registration applications to learn about best practices, privacy laws, prohibited activities, and deadlines. 

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Shenandoah Harmony: A New Four-Shape Tune Book
2:44 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Shape Note Singing

Credit Shenandoah Harmony

Since the mid 18th century, Americans throughout New England and the South have been gathering for shape note singing, a form of a capella sung mostly from a popular tune book called The Sacred Harp.

Now there's a new tune book that captures some of Virginia's musical past.

Click here for more information about Shenandoah Harmony.
 

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Virginia Public Access Project
12:02 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

VaNews for 08.05.13

Speculation about possible changes to Virginia’s self defense laws and how some children in the Commonwealth are home schooled with no state involvement of any kind were the topics of two stories that were among the most read at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org  this past week.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

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Business & Industry
11:04 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Redskins Training Camp Thrills Spectators

Credit Redskins Training Camp

With excited, overflow crowds in attendance, the Washington Redskins start week 3 of working out at their new training camp in Richmond. 

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