by Dr. Lu Ellsworth This is Part 3, covering the impact of The Appalachian College of Pharmacy on our region. You can also read parts 1 and 2, discussing UVA-Wise and the Appalachian School of Law. As the Appalachian School of Law began to recover from the wrenching shooting tragedy on its campus on January 16, 2002, coalfield leaders discussed ways to further […]
Charles William “Bill” Carrico (R-Grayson) was born in Marion, Virginia, in 1961 to Charles and Alda Carrico in the same county that he has represented in the General Assembly for more than a decade. But politics was far removed from the little corner of Smyth County where he was born and raised. Carrico spent most […]
At Mountain Peeks we hear many humorous stories from readers about bizarre or funny things that have happened to them or members of their family; things that are so odd they have to be true because no one could make them up. Here is the first one we received. Send your best funny story for us to […]
by Kari Kilgore It is obvious when talking to Southwest Virginia’s newest delegate, Israel O’Quinn, that he loves Southwest Virginia. He says there’s no place like it. Born in Hayter’s Gap in western Washington County, O’Quinn grew up playing baseball in the backyard with his brother, Morgan. But the O’Quinn boys knew they wouldn’t get […]
by Kari Kilgore The crowd was big, around three hundred, and the number of judges unprecedented, over thirty, as Lebanon native Teresa Chafin became the newest member of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. The Court hears appeals from circuit courts regarding criminal, domestic relations, and administrative decisions. Although the Court of Appeals, numbering eleven […]
by Wallace Coffey, Bristol, Tennessee When the name Alona Kennedy comes to mind for birders in our mountain region, it immediately evokes warm memories of good days and good times at Raven Ridge Bed and Breakfast and Campground and great dishes served at her Hummingbird Café near Hayter’s Gap on Clinch Mountain. Many birders have […]
Over thirty years ago, the Federal Surface Mining Act was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter. I was invited to attend the Rose Garden signing ceremony because of the work that I and many others had done to get the Act passed. When he signed the bill, President Carter complained that the bill had been “watered down” and said he hoped it would be a start for stronger laws to come.
by Dr. Lu Ellsworth This is Part 2, covering the impact of the Appalachian School of Law on our region. Part 1, an overview of the history and impact of UVa.-Wise, was in Issue #1 of Mountain Peeks. Look for Part 3, discussing the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Buchanan County, Virginia, in Issue #3 of Mountain Peeks. Living off the land, […]
Throughout the Southwest Virginia region, the presence of litter affects not only the appearance of the landscape and the negative attitude of others toward those of us who live here, but it is also a deterrent to tourism and new industry. Although dramatic progress has been made over the past several years to clean up as well as to change attitudes and habits, litter and illegal dump sites continue to mar many roadways, mountainsides, and streams in our otherwise beautiful area.
The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) (www.acpharm.org) recently announced that the college has been advanced from candidate status to full accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).