The Most Lucky or the Least Lucky House in St. Paul?

© Jerry F. Couch No, this isn’t a contest.  It’s the story of a building that experienced some calamitous events over the years. The Vance building (its actual name was Riverside Café) was the only restaurant in its particular section of St. Paul to be continuously owned and operated by the same family throughout its… Read More The Most Lucky or the Least Lucky House in St. Paul?

“Decline & Fall” of the Clinch River Extract Co. Smokestack 1916 – 1981

© Jerry F. Couch The Clinch Valley Times’ demolition photos of “The Old Smokestack” you see here were taken in July and August of 1981.  The smokestack was one of the few remaining components of the Clinch River Extract Company’s manufacturing plant – once one of the largest employers in Wise County. Here’s a picture… Read More “Decline & Fall” of the Clinch River Extract Co. Smokestack 1916 – 1981

El Primo in Castlewood – Good Food & Good People

EL PRIMO (formerly Ma & Pa’s) in Castlewood is a clean, fast, and friendly family-operated restaurant featuring delicious food, reasonable prices, and LOTS of variety.  What more could you ask for?  It’s a great place to take your family for a pleasant dining experience.  Check out their extensive menu below.*   *The Clinch Valley Times is not responsible for… Read More El Primo in Castlewood – Good Food & Good People

Clinch Valley Times 2019 Community Volunteer of the Year Award Celebration

ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, the St. Paul Town Hall was the scene of the Clinch Valley Times 2019 Community Volunteer of the Year Award celebration.  This year’s award recipients are members of the Johnson Memorial Food Pantry.  The pantry was recently renamed in honor of Denver and Clara Johnson, whose efforts were part of the… Read More Clinch Valley Times 2019 Community Volunteer of the Year Award Celebration