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The state law basically gives Dominion a huge financial incentive to gouge its customers. And because the company is a state-sanctioned monopoly, customers have nowhere else to go to purchase electricity, one of the basic necessities of life.

The Virginia Senate voted 29-11 Wednesday morning to insist that the House of Delegates include a series of amendments — including one to extend the lifespan of a Wise County power plant — in a controversial energy bill.

Make no mistake, Dominion Energy’s hydroelectric plant planned for the ridge dividing Tazewell and Bland counties is a wonderful development, one that holds great promise and potential. So what’s the problem? Well, it turns out the water in the Tazewell mine can’t be quantified, so the potential energy won’t be coming from there. Instead, Dominion is looking to tap into Wolf Creek — in Bland County — to charge the reservoirs needed to make the power plant work. As you might have noticed, Bland County isn’t a part of the revenue-sharing pact. It’s categorically unfair that Bland would be called upon to enrich other parts of Southwest Virginia without some sort of compensation.

James Curtis Tillison, 92, of Bristol, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Dominion Senior Living, in Bristol, Tennessee.…

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MARION, Va. Ellen Louise Stines, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at the Dominion Assisted Living in Bristol, Tenn. Ellen was b…

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Enthusiasm is said to be contagious, and a warm smile the universal language of kindness. This fall, Southwest Virginians greeted Dominion Ene…

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