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Community fetes longtime Va. Delegate Joe Johnson

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Joe Johnson, who has served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for nearly 30 years, will retire at the end of December. (File photo)

Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:46 pm

ABINGDON, Va. — Joe Johnson shook hands as he smiled into the faces of those gathered to celebrate his long service to the community.

Johnson, 81, served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for nearly 30 years, and will retire at the end of December. He was feted Thursday night at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, where more than a hundred people gathered to shake his hand, offer their congratulations and thank him for the work he's done for Southwest Virginia.

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