Car Talk

Post-repair diagnostics charge is bogus

Dear Tom and Ray: We recently took our 2001 VW Jetta to the dealer because the Check Engine light was on. After guessing at the solution (something about the code was vague), they charged us $280 for diagnostics and to replace the air filter and spark plugs. They also wanted $65 to run a “post-repair diagnostic check”; I refused, as […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 23, 1960 Letcher County schools may receive as much as $287,000 in additional funds from the state in the 1960-61 school year, Superintendent William B. Hall said. In addition, the district’s school children will benefit from the state government’s full financing, for the first time, of the free textbook program.  Considerable damage was reported over the county from […]


RECAPS – 6/21-25

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Erica returned to Pine Valley and despite Jack’s efforts, she found out about the Fusion scandal. Caleb couldn’t get memories of Erica out of his mind. Ryan surprised Madison with a kiss. David gave Bianca an injection to knock her out, but she couldn’t prove it. Greenlee was stunned to see Erica. Angie suspected she had […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you don’t like to change plans once they’re set, once again, you might find that doing so can make a big diff erence in your favor. Family matters dominate the weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You continue to get encouragement for your proposals, including some support from unlikely sources. Use this […]


Opens 47th season

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine opens its 47th season this Friday, June 25, with the following pre-show entertainment: Kicking off this year’s show will be: Fri. June 25, Center Stage Cloggers, Coeburn, Va.; Sat., June 26, Tommy Short, Duffield, Va. The pre-show offers the area’s best local talent. Don’t miss this your opportunity to see the state’s longest-running outdoor […]

To perform

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 26, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Dance planned

Cemetery Road, a classic rock and blues band, will perform at the Whitesburg American Legion Post at Pine Mountain, 142 Douglas Day Dr., Hwy. 119, Saturday, June 26, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Karaoke night is every Friday night from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. For more information, call 633-2834.

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN In Whitesburg THE FELICE BROTHERS with DAWN LANDES & THE HOUNDS; Mon., July […]

Remarkable story set to air

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK ABC’s remarkable program bringing together the recipient of the nation’s second face transplant and the donor’s family may someday stand as a bittersweet reminder of what broadcast news divisions can do at their best. The story of James Maki and Joseph Helfgot is contained within “Boston Med,” an eight-part, prime-time series about […]

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