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Jerry Kilgore headlines fundraiser for Chuck Slemp for Commonwealth’s Attorney

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By Lynn R. Mitchell

In 2005 when Chuck Slemp was driving gubernatorial candidate Jerry Kilgore to political events around Virginia, the University of Virginia at Wise graduate with the engaging personality and friendly smile had a goal. His plan was to attend law school and return to  Wise to open a law office and serve the citizens of southwestern Virginia. Now ten years later, Chuck’s dream came true and he is a successful and established attorney with law offices in Wise and Pennington Gap.

Married, he and his wife have two children, and he has a new goal: Commonwealth’s Attorney. His campaign is in full swing as he and his team of volunteers work toward election day. This week Chuck’s old boss will be in town to help. Former Virginia Attorney General Jerry Kilgore will headline a fundraiser dinner on Thursday, October 1, at the Inn at Wise.

The names of Republican officials who have been invited read like a who’s who and include Delegate Terry Kilgore, Senator Bill Carrico, Senator Ben Chafin, Delegate Todd Pillion, Delegate Israel O’Quinn, Delegate Will Morefield, and Delegate Jeff Campbell. Thursday’s event will be the place to be in southwestern Virginia.

See also Chuck Slemp to run for Wise Commonwealth’s Attorney.

If you’re going:

What: Dinner to support Commonwealth’s Attorney Chuck Slemp
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 6-7:00 Reception / 7-8:30 Dinner
Place: The Inn at Wise, Main Street, Wise, Virginia
$50 per person/Dinner
$100 per person/Reception and dinner
Sponsorships available

Chuck Slemp for Commonwealth’s Attorney
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Jeb Bush to fundraise for Virginia state senate candidates at ‘Java with Jeb’ event

Jeb 2016 logoBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Demonstrating the team spirit that will be necessary for Republican wins in 2015 and 2016, former Florida Jeb Bush is heading to southwest Virginia to fund raise for the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus and their candidates who include Nancy Dye who is running against  incumbent Democratic candidate John Edwards and independent candidate Don Caldwell.

Billed as Java with Jeb, an opportunity for coffee and conversation with the presidential candidate, the event will be held on Thursday, September 24, at the Birthplace of Country Music museum in Bristol at 11:45 a.m. Dye will attend, and others expected to be there include Senators Bill Carrico, Ben Chafin, Ralph Smith, and Ryan McDougle.

Republicans currently hold a 21-19 majority in the Virginia State Senate, a lead they are trying to retain in the upcoming November elections. Jeb’s appearance will help pull in funds for campaigns and increase his profile in our battleground state.

 

 

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Core Health & Fitness brings 250 new jobs to Grayson County

StairMasterBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Grayson County is located among the scenic mountains and quiet isolation of southwestern Virginia so the news of 250 new jobs is welcomed especially since Nautilus closed several years ago after 34 years as a county employer. Core Health & Fitness LLC, a leader in developing and marketing advanced strength and cardio equipment for the fitness industry, will invest $2 million to expand the former Med-Fit operation in Grayson County. They will locate in the former Nautilus facility in Independence.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, the company markets and distributes the legendary StairMaster StepMill,® StairMaster StairCimber®, Schwinn® indoor cycling bikes, Star Trac® strength and cardio products and Spinner® bikes worldwide.

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