Here’s a roundup of short news from the Southwest and Southside. Send yours for possible inclusion to [email protected].
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CNX Resources to expand in Richlands
A natural gas company with operations in Buchanan, Tazewell, and Russell counties will relocate and expand its Virginia headquarters in Tazewell County rather than relocate elsewhere, retaining 67 jobs and creating eight new jobs through full time, authorities said.
Pittsburgh-based CNX Resources (NYSE:CNX) will move from its current leased location on Claypool Hill to the Richlands Professional Building.
The deal is aided by a $900,000 loan, which closed Friday, from the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority to the Tazewell County Industrial Development Authority, according to a VCEDA news release.
The IDA will pay $500,000 for approximately 121 acres of land near Tazewell High School from CNX Resources to use for future economic development and will make $400,000 available to CNX for renovations to the Richlands building, according to the news release.
“CNX Resources has long been an important part of Southwest Virginia, providing good paying jobs, paying severance taxes, which in turn helps further economic development in the region, and supporting the support of various community projects,” Jonathan Belcher, CEO/CEO of VCEDA. attorney, he said in the statement. Separation taxes are taxes on the extraction of natural gas and oil.
CNX Resources, which according to the news release is Virginia’s largest natural gas producer, considered West Virginia and other Virginia locations for its expanded headquarters before settling on Richlands. The move is expected to be complete in the first quarter of next year.
“This agreement not only helps CNX Resources in its plans to expand operations in Virginia, but at the same time, it will help two cities, Tazewell and Richlands, in our operational footprint,” said CNX’s vice president of Virginia operations. Resources, Brian Green, in the statement. release. “The professional building we will be moving into has long been a staple in Richlands and we look forward to bringing it back to what it was historically in the community. Additionally, through IDA’s purchase of the Tazewell property, we are excited about the possibilities it provides Tazewell for further economic development.”
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Harvester will feature the Gatlin Brothers, Glenn Miller Orchestra
Harvester Performance Center at Rocky Mount has added two shows to its 2023 concert lineup.
The Gatlin brothers will perform on September 17 and the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra on April 26. Both shows are at 8 pm
Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday at 10 am at harvester-music.com. Tickets start at $57 for the Gatlin brothers and $37 for the orchestra.
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Wytheville CC offers free summer camps for teens
Wytheville Community College’s Talent Search program offers two free summer camps in
June for middle and high school students living in Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Marion, Smyth
and Wythe counties.
The two-day “Say It With Music” camp will be held at Wytheville Community College from 9 am to 4 pm on June 5 and 6. Students will write and record their own song and film a music video. The camp is open to grades six through twelve and includes transportation, breakfast, and lunch.
Students entering grades 8, 9, and 10 in the 2023-2024 school year who are considering entering a medical field may participate in the two-day, overnight Medical Exploration Camp on June 15 and 16. Students will spend the first day at Virginia Tech and spend the night in a dormitory on the Blacksburg campus. On the second day, they will tour Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Space is limited for the two camps. To participate in any of the camps, call the Talent Search program at 276-223-4790.