Four accused of charging hundreds of dollars in fuel on company’s credit card

Three men and one woman have been charged with fraudulently using a credit card to buy hundreds of dollar’ worth of diesel fuel in the name of a Letcher County laboratory which specializes in coal sampling. One of the four, 24-year-old Jesse Grover Burke Jr. of McRoberts, was arrested August 7 on charges contained in a seven-count indictment returned by […]

Moments In Time

• On Aug. 14, 1912, the first double-decker bus appears on the streets of New York, traveling up and down Broadway. The double-decker originated in London as a two-story horse-drawn omnibus where passengers climbed onto the roof. • On Aug. 19, 1921, TV producer Gene Roddenberry, best known as the creator of “Star Trek,” is born in El Paso, Texas. […]

Bluegrass festival planned at Eolia Community Park

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Psalm 68:19 It’s been mighty quiet at the center. The SWAP program is over for this summer, Sheldon and Marie have gone home to Pennsylvania for a while, and Pete, Stephanie […]


McKenzie Callahan just completed a summer of musical theater in Advance, N.C., at the Advance Dance Co., where she acted and sang in the play “Annie.” She is the granddaughter of Linda and Don Lucas of Cowan.

Photo contest set

An amateur photography contest will be included in events at the 2007 Mountain Heritage Festival. Photos must be taken to the Mountain Heritage Festival Village booth on Sept. 19 and 20 between 3 and 6 p.m. Judging will take place Sept. 21. The photographs must be matted and framed and must be 5×7 or larger. Categories include Letcher County scenes, […]

In Memory of Glenna June Halcomb

We Thought of You Today We thought of you today, But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow, too. We think of you in silence And make no outward show. For what it meant to lose you Only those who love you know. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day. It’s the heartache […]

Woman airlifted to Tenn. hospital after wreck here

A Hindman woman was airlifted to a Kingsport, Tenn., hospital for treatment of injuries she suffered Monday morning in a one-vehicle accident on the Whitesburg bypass. Devade Williams, 52, was transported by helicopter to the Holston Valley Medical Center after the sport-utility vehicle she was driving flipped four times across two lanes of traffic and a guardrail near the old […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 15, 1957 Work on the installation of telephones in the Sandlick, Isom and Blackey areas is about 65 percent completed. There is still some construction work to be completed as well as additional data equipment to be added at the Whitesburg office. The entire project is scheduled to be completed soon after Sept. 1. A new county treasurer, Herman […]


Makenna Lynn Adkins will turn seven years old on Sept. 2. She is the daughter of Roe and Kendra Adkins of Spartanburg, S.C., and is the granddaughter of Kenny and Cathy Rose of Whitesburg, Roe and Brenda Adkins of Hazard, and Martha Breeding of Premium. She has an older brother, Hayden, 11. She will represent Spartanburg for the National All-American […]


Aiden J. Barton Lucas, son of Melinda and Jonathon Lucas of Kingsport, celebrated his first birthday with a John Deere party at his home. Attending were Dona, Katelyn and Dennis Jr. Barton of Haysi, Va.; Zack Volyer, Yodinsville, N.C.; Linda and Don Lucas of Cowan; Beth, Katie, and McKenzie Callahan of Advance, N.C. He is the grandson of Linda and […]