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Food City participates in ‘Race Against Hunger’

Since 1992, Food City in partnership with its customers has conducted an annual campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations. The holiday promotion, entitled “Race Against Hunger” is co-sponsored by Kellogg’s. “Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region. Food City and Kellogg’s are proud to be a part of the Race Against Hunger,” says Steven C. […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the Book of 2 John in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From 2 Samuel, what king confessed his adulterous affair after being confronted by the prophet Nathan? Silas, Josiah, Jael, David 3. From Genesis 37, who dreamed that the sun, moon and stars bowed to him? Moses, Abraham, Aaron, Joseph 4. From Esther 7, who […]

Marijuana use among U.S. adults double in a decade

sor, substance abuse researcher and the study’s lead author. The results “show people can use marijuana without harms, but there are risks,” she said, adding that more research on causes of problematic use is needed. Dr. Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, said other research has shown similar trends but that the sharp increase found […]

Why Trudeau matters

WASHINGTON Which major event last week should have an important impact on the 2016 presidential election? No, it’s not Hillary Clinton’s 11 hours of testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. She walked away with a smile, and for good reason. Republicans on the committee, led by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., succeeded brilliantly in confirming House Majority Leader Kevin […]

Stephen Brock dies at 53

Stephen Henry Brock, 53, of Pinetop died October 22. He was a son of the late Henry and Bonnie Brock. Surviving are two daughters, Hayley Marcella Everage and husband Eston of Rogersville, Tenn., and Ammy Withrow of Mt. Sterling; three grandchildren, Ronald Eston (E.J.) Everage Jr., John Withrow, and Justin Withrow; four brothers, Ronnie Brock of Mayking, Volley Brock of […]

Radio auction raises funds for shelter

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7. I am so pleased that Letcher County now has a homeless shelter. Over the years I’ve seen people find themselves without shelter due to various reasons, fire, turned out from their present home, left beside the road by people […]

Carrie’s soulful new sound pleases

Carrie Underwood, “Storyteller” (Arista Nashville) Audio review

“Storyteller” is Carrie Underwood’s first album in three years — and her first since becoming a mother. That life-changing event rises most overtly on the touching “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted,” a beautiful song that delves into the life-altering changes new parents undergo. The maturing process of marriage and motherhood also influenced the yearning “The Girl You Think […]

What happened to Jeb Bush?

Jeb Bush has dropped into single digits in the polls — and that’s just among Republicans in his home state of Florida. What happened to the man with all the money, top name recognition and, according to last year’s political sages, a clear shot at his party’s presidential nomination? The problem is all the money and how it may have […]

Trick-or-treaters invited

Residents of Letcher Manor will be handing out candy from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Children are invited to come by for a treat.