In “Influenza Still Raging,” published by the Clinch Valley News on December 6, 1918, the editors warn that the risks of the influenza pandemic of 1918–1919 remain. They report that there are hundreds of cases in nearby countries and sketch the many ways the virus could arrive in Tazewell.
In “Schools May Close Again,” published by the Clinch Valley News on December 13, 1918, the editors report that Tazewell’s Mayor A. C. Buchanan is likely to shut down schools and other public spaces as the number of influenza cases in the region is the highest its ever been.
In “The Influenza Spreads Fast,” published by the Clinch Valley News on October 18, 1918, the editors note the impact the influenza pandemic of 1918–1919 is having locally on coal production and railroad traffic. The Mayor of Tazewell maintains that the closure of schools and churches must stay in place to avoid the high death toll from the virus that other nearby communities are experiencing.