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Fund established for Emma’s head stone
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On Monday morning, before Brandie Baldwin would face the court on charges of felony murder of her two-year-old daughter, lead investigators into her death visited little Emma’s grave site. Abused, neglected and ultimately killed at her home on Pole Bridge Road outside Wise, Emma died in October 2...
UVa-Wise celebrates 60th anniversary
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Clinch Valley College welcomed its inaugural batch of students 60 years ago this September. That annual tradition continued this week when the University of Virginia’s College at Wise held a ceremony welcoming new and returning students. The fall semester officially began Wednesday. Almost 800 students, faculty and staff gathered Tuesday morning in the David J. Prior Convocation Center to mark the advent of the new academic year. The hourlong convocation ceremony had its share of pomp and circumstance, with professors marching into the event dressed in full academic regalia. The coll...
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Barrett wins NASCAR Whelen Series race at BMS
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Rookie Tommy Barrett Jr. took the lead with just 16 laps to go and held on to take the win in the Bush’s Beans 150 Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Barrett made a pass of Bobby...
GAME PLANS: Burton Hall of Fame tickets on sale
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Tickets for the J.I. Burton Hall of Fame Banquet are on sale at J.I. Burton High School. The banquet, which will include the induction of the inaugural class, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13 at...
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House vote next: Special Senate election will open delegate’s seat
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Less than a year into his two-year term as a state delegate, Republican Ben Chafin soon will become Virginia’s newest state senator after winning Tuesday’s special election to replace Democrat Phil...
Pound council adjusts budget to add water fee
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — Town Council split 3-2 Tuesday night in favor of adding a $7 utility fee to customers’ bills to cover the financial requirements of a loan funding water improvements now underway. Most citi...
Senator gets education on natural gas industry in Southwest region
by PAULA TATE • Dickenson Star Editor
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — After U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine toured the Ridgeview high and middle schools construction site Wednesday afternoon, he received a little schooling himself — on natural gas extraction in the a...
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