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State budget offers mixed bag for locals
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The state budget that lawmakers approved Saturday includes a controversial change in the coalfield region’s economic development efforts, along with enrollment loss relief for some — but not all — of the region’s public schools. The General Assembly adjourned over the weekend after passing a comp...
A new look at downtown Norton
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — City leaders and citizens are looking ahead to the next generation of downtown improvements, roughly a quarter-century after Norton’s last major revitalization program took place. Residents and business owners packed city council chambers Feb. 22 to see and hear ideas generated by the consulting firms the city has hired to re-examine and re-imagine downtown — specifically, the area centered on Park Avenue from Dairy Queen on the east side to the Holiday Inn on the west side, along with the corridor to Legion Park that serves as the gateway to Flag Rock and High Knob. While attendee...
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Eastside unable to catch Honaker Tigers
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
BRISTOL — With the tip-off coming just 17 hours after their previous game, the Eastside Spartans played catch-up for most of Saturday afternoon’s 63-52 loss to the Honaker Tigers. In the Region 1A ...
Bad first half Lady Spartans’ downfall
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
BRISTOL — A lackluster first half put the Eastside Lady Spartans in a hole they could not claw out of, resulting in a 73-61 defeat to Honaker’s Lady Tigers in Saturday’s Region 1A West consolation ...
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Innovation Highway options explored
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — When leaders gathered to talk options for the so-called Innovation Highway, few of the locals in the room had much enthusiasm for a route up Tacoma Mountain. The Virginia Department of Trans...
Opioid bills among 2017 successes
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Legislation to combat the opioid abuse epidemic is among the highlights of local General Assembly lawmakers’ bills that passed during the 2017 session. Other notable legislation includes creation o...
Murder reward grows
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Marshals’ Service has increased its reward for information leading to the arrest of a murder suspect. The Wise County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that the reward involving Eric Monro...
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Congressman’s staff to visit
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of Ninth District U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith’s staff will be available at the following locations to meet with citizens during March: • March 2: Norton city council chambers, 2-4 p.m. • Marc...