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  1. As coal industry wanes, so does populationRead the original story

    Thursday | Virginia Business

    ... bright spot in the region, showing slight growth. The population fell in 15 counties in Southwest Virginia. Buchanan County was the hardest hit, losing over 4 percent of its population since the 2010 census with an almost 2 percent drop between 2013 ...

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  2. Mecklenburg County School Board makes case for $3.7 mil in new money boost in local fundingRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | SoVaNow.com

    ... [than Mecklenburg]. Chesterfield County [an affluent county near Richmond] has the same ability to pay as Buchanan County" - in the impoverished coal mining region of western Virginia. Carter also questioned the division's claim that it was down 240 ...

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  3. Localities split on jobless ratesRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 22 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... has consistently been at or near the top of the unemployment rankings for much of the last decade. Buchanan County took that distinction in January with 10.9 percent unemployment, followed by Petersburg at 10.5 percent. Henry County's unemployment ...

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  4. Appalachian School of Law looks aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | WCYB

    ... continue to do that." McGlothlin points to a compact, which is basically an agreement between ASL and the Buchanan County Industrial Development Authority for the school not moving. It says the location of the school cannot be changed without ...

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  5. The search for a man swept off a flooded roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | WCYB

    One man is believed dead after a wreck on a flooded road in Buchanan County, Virginia. It happened late last night as the rain pushed through the region.

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  6. House passes elk restoration billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | West Virginia Metro

    ... There are a number of elk already in West Virginia that have crossed over from southeastern Kentucky and Buchanan County, Virginia. The award-winning native of Pratt, West Virginia took over as head of the news division of Metronews in August of ...

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  7. Genealogy Query - RATLIFFRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2015 | Cousinconnect.com

    Want to find Gertrude Ratliff who gave birth to a son Oct. 22, 1953 in Buchanan County Virginia.

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  8. Few white collar workers realize the impact that manual labour has one people's bodies and livesRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2015 | Jordoncooper.com

    ... in Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun Counties, just one out of every hundred adults draws SSDI benefits. But Buchanan county is home to a shadow economy of maimed workers, eking out a living the only way they can-by joining the nation's increasingly ...

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  9. Expressway opponents plan forumsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Coalfield.com

    ... Jan. 22: Johnnie B. Deel Library, 198 Chase St., Clintwood, 6 p.m. Snow date: Jan. 29. a Monday, Jan. 26: Buchanan County Public Library, 1185 Poe Town Rd., Grundy, 6 p.m. Snow date. Feb. 2. The press release notes that last September, state and ...

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  10. Virginia Judge Orders New Trial on Damages in Coal Contract DisputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Insurance Journal West

    A Virginia judge has ordered a new trial on damages in a coal contract dispute between Massey Energy and the owner of three defunct coal companies. In May 2014, a jury in Buchanan County, Virginia, awarded $4 million to Hugh Caperton's companies and $1 million to Caperton.

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  11. Va. judge orders new trial on damages in coal contract suitRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... contract dispute between Massey Energy and the owner of three defunct coal companies. In May 2014, a jury in Buchanan County, Virginia, awarded $4 million to Hugh Caperton's companies and $1 million to Caperton. The Charleston Gazette ...

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  12. Va. judge orders new trial on damages in coal contract suitRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2015 | The Inter-Mountain

    ... contract dispute between Massey Energy and the owner of three defunct coal companies. In May 2014, a jury in Buchanan County, Virginia, awarded $4 million to Hugh Caperton's companies and $1 million to Caperton. The Charleston Gazette ...

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  13. Jobless rate high but dipsRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... percent. After Martinsville, the highest rates were: Dickenson County, 9.5 percent; Petersburg, 8.5 percent; Buchanan County, 8.4 percent; and Brunswick County, 8.0 percent.

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  14. SunCoke Energy, Inc. Announces Sale of Its Harold Keene Coal Companies UnitRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2014 | Business Wire

    The deal, which is subject to Omega obtaining acceptable third-party financing, is expected to be comprised of a combination of cash, future tonnage-based royalty payments and the assumption of $2.5 million of estimated reclamation obligations. Omega, a privately held firm located in Cedar Bluff, Virginia, is a holding company for various coal mining operations.

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  15. Deputies respond to possible bomb threat at Riverview ElementaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | WCYB

    Wednesday morning, December 17, 2014, at approximately 9:40 a.m., Deputies with the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office responded to the Riverview Elementary School in reference to a possible bomb threat. The Virginia State Police, Grundy Fire Department and Rescue 33 Ambulance Service also responded.

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  16. 175 coal miners are without jobs, including some in Bucanan CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | WCYB

    SunCoke is scaling back its coal mining operations, including Jewell Coke operations in Buchanan County, Virginia.

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  17. Dozens charged in Buchanan County Drug Round-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | WCYB

    On September 17 the Buchanan County Sheriff's office, Grundy Town Police and the Virginia State Police began executing drug indictments for the arrest of drug offenders.

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  18. Missing man found in neighboring CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Coalfield.com

    ... Sunday by one of his sisters. Police learned Monday that Yates had been staying with another sister in Buchanan County. Yates last spoke with the sister who reported him missing on Sept. 8. He suffers from a health condition that requires ...

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  19. Missing man found in neighboring CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Coalfield.com

    ... Sunday by one of his sisters. Police learned Monday that Yates had been staying with another sister in Buchanan County. Yates last spoke with the sister who reported him missing on Sept. 8. He suffers from a health condition that requires ...

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  20. Va. inmates sentenced for plot to abduct wardenRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2014 | WRIC-TV Richmond

    Two inmates have been sentenced to 10 years in prison each for plotting to abduct and kill the warden of a state prison in southwest Virginia. Attorney General Mark Herring said Larry Darnell Boone and James T. Brown were sentenced earlier this week in Buchanan County Circuit Court after entering guilty pleas on conspiracy charges.

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