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Man accused of sexual crime in Kentucky
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A Pound man has been arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor during a church camp in eastern Kentucky two years ago. Coeburn police assisted Kentucky authorities with the Tuesday arrest of Bradley Carter, Coeburn Police Chief Scott Brooks confirmed Thursday. According to a Kentu...
Pound police find pot plants
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Pound police will pursue indictments against at least two people in connection with marijuana and drug paraphenalia confiscated in town this week. Acting on citizen tips, police found and seized 43 marijuana plants growing in two different locations, Pound Police Chief Tony Baker said Thursday. Baker estimated the street value of the haul at nearly $130,000, based on police valuations of about $3,000 per stalk. Early Monday afternoon, Baker said, he and Lt. Richard Thacker found marijuana being grown at a residence located in the Austin Hills section. They seized seven plants. Mid-afternoon...
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Two in a row: Lady Wave sweep Haysi for second consecutive day
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — Barring a postseason contest between the two squads, the volleyball rivalry between the Clintwood Lady Greenwave and the Haysi Lady Tigers came to an end Wednesday. For the second time ...
Lady Devils start strong with victory over Honaker
by ANTHONY STEVENS • Sports Writer
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CASTLEWOOD — After struggling with only six wins in 2013, the Castlewood Lady Blue Devils opened the 2014 season in impressive fashion. Castlewood never trailed until early in the third set as it q...
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County schools see SOL gains: Ranked high in state across five categories
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Wise County students saw marked improvements and bested previous state rankings in most subject areas assessed by last year’s Standards of Learning tests. The Virginia Department of Education on Au...
Norton pleased with pass rates: Elementary math to get special attention
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Norton schools generally made a good showing on the 2013-14 Standards of Learning tests, but the division is already working on how to improve in problem areas, particularly math. Superintendent Ke...
Coeburn’s cash crunch returns; options offered
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — The town once again faces a short-term cashflow problem. During a Monday night non-voting workshop, Treasurer Christy McCoy told town council that as of Aug. 22, outstanding checks would ...
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