Category: Work

Letters From Leton: Ohio Cousins

Starting in the 1940s up into the early 1970s hundreds of thousands of Appalachians moved north. The coal business went from a manual business (digging by hand) to a mechanical process (machines dug the coal). The mechanization, along with some other economic factors, left folks unemployed and looking for jobs. They moved north to work… Read more »













Letters From Leton: The Rival

This time of year, spring sports are in or moving to playoffs. During my son Seth’s high school years, he played baseball at Patrick Henry (PH). I was the announcer for their games at the tournament hosted by PH every year (think a combination of Al Michaels and Robin Williams). PH’s primary rival was Chilhowie.… Read more »





Angela Ricker headshot

Powell Valley National Bank Promotes Angela Ricker

Jonesville, Virginia–Powell Valley National Bank (PVB, Bank) is pleased to announce the promotion of Angela Ricker to Vice President. Since joining Powell Valley National Bank in October 2018, Angie has processed and managed consumer and commercial loan portfolios for four loan officers. This includes reviewing applications, collection of necessary documentation, preparing documents, collaborating with outside… Read more »