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Great cleanup events planned
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Spring weather has finally arrived in Wise County. And as annual natural beautification efforts emerge — flowers blooming and trees sprouting new leaves — county residents are being asked to do their part to beautify local communities. This year’s annual Great American Cleanup will be held from 9...
Children’s needs drive them
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A heart for children. That’s the bond that brought together those at Norton’s commemoration of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Norton Department of Social Services Director Christine Blair says she sees that heart at work daily in the agency’s partnerships with city police, law enforcement overall, the court system and services, and advocates from all sectors of the community. Blair tells chilling stories of late night calls from city police to Norton child protective service workers, wanting their assistance with little children at homes where their parents are facing arres...
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Lady Warriors tennis off to solid start in 2015
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The Central High School girls tennis team is off to a strong start this season. The Lady Warriors have started off the season with wins over Tennessee High, Science Hill (Tenn.) and Virginia High. ...
Strong start: Lady Raiders dominate first inning on the way to big win over Castlewood
by JODI SPRIGGS • Sports Writer
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CASTLEWOOD — The J.I. Burton Lady Raiders did the bulk of the damage early in a 12-1 Cumberland Conference softball win Monday at Castlewood High School. Burton (3-2, 2-0) scored 11 of its runs in ...
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School layoff policy changes raise concerns
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — A state policy governing how school divisions implement layoffs prompted an almost 40-minute discussion during the county school board’s meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Jeff Perry said no lo...
Norton school board adopts 2015-16 budget
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — City school board Monday tweaked its thinking and unanimously approved an $8 million-plus budget for 2015-16 based on an enrollment projection of just a few more students than it had discu...
Mike’s Bridge: Ceremony to honor hero
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — As a young man not long graduated from high school, Mike Gibson was such a fixture in neighborhood ball games and community activity that friends dubbed him the mayor of Bondtown. For abo...
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