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Richard B. Smith

Mountain East Medical Center


Twitter: @memcRichardSmith

For release after 10 a.m.

Thursday, March 25


Johnny Toler will be the new head of the purchasing department for Mountain East Medical Center.

Toler has displayed dedication and determination throughout his 13 years as the assistant head of the department. He began his career at Mountain East as a an assistant druggist and has shown a strong work ethic throughout his time here.

Toler’s wife, Carolyn, is the head of the gynecology department at Mountain East.

Toler commented: “This hospital means a great deal to me and my family, and I will give my best efforts to making our purchasing department the best. I learned from a fine man — Bob Wilkinson — and I hope I can continue to build on the foundation he established.

Mountain East Medical Center has been rated number one in patient care by the Virginia Medical Journal for the past decade. Our cardiology, emergency and general care departments have received numerous awards for Best Surgeons, Best Facility and Best Staff. More information about the services Mountain East Medical Center provides is available at

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Richard B. Smith

Liberty Community College of Virginia


Twitter: @lcvaRichardSmith

For release after 11:45 p.m.

Friday, March 26


Proposed tuition decrease will be for all students at Liberty College of Virginia.

The president of LCV has announced a proposal which would lower tuition costs by 10 percent for all students.

The president remarked that “[d]uring the past several years, we have had to raise tuition a number of times for all of our students. Out-of-state students have been particularly hard-hit… With more and more people attending junior colleges and other universities in the state, we have recognized that those who want to come to this university must have some relief.”

The tuition would decrease by 10 percent for all students: graduate, undergraduate, out-of-state, in-state and online. The board has reached a general agreement on this proposal but the decision has not yet been finalized.

Liberty College of Virginia has state-of-the-art facilities and programs. Recently, LCV was rated number five in Forbes’ Top Ten Colleges survey. For more information about LCV go to

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