Flatwood Jobs Corps Site Toured by Sen. Warner

08.29.19 · Bristol Herald Courier

COEBURN, Va. — About two months after the federal government changed its plans on the Job Corps program and decided to continue operations at its Flatwoods site, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner toured the facility Thursday.

Warner, D-Va., called the idea of shutting down Flatwoods “one of the craziest things that came out of Washington” in the last year.

“This facility is a great economic boost for Coeburn and for surrounding communities,” he told reporters before touring the facility Thursday morning. The stop was part of a seven-day trip Warner is taking across the state while Congress is on its August recess.

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