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Arch to cut 213 jobs
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Arch Coal Inc. announced Monday that it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Co. complex in Wise County and Letcher County, Ky. A total of 213 full-time positions will be eliminated, and the company “is taking steps to provide opportunities at other Arch subsidiaries where available,” the company ...
THE INN AT WISE: Folk art will adorn walls
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WHITESBURG, Ky. — Five people sat at a table last Thursday in a downtown Whitesburg storefront swapping stories about the good times eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia once enjoyed and whether those days were now beyond reach. Appalshop co-founder Josephine Richardson, Kentucky Folk Art Center Director Matt Collinsworth and Curator Taral Thompson, Inn at Wise Curator Teresa Robinette, and Wise County Administrator Shannon Scott had gathered at Richardson’s Cozy Corner bookstore to discuss and collect artwork for the Wise Inn. Robinette was recently tapped by the county Industrial De...
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Strong down the stretch: Robinette plays solid final nine to win LPCC title
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — Tyler Robinette overcame a bad hole and saved his best for last Sunday to win the 83rd annual Lonesome Pine Country Club Invitational golf tournament. Robinette, a member of the UVa...
Four in a row: DTQ wins Senior League state title again
by JAMES TAYLOR • Sports Writer
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — DTQ defeated Phoebus 6-2 Thursday to win the 2014 Virginia Senior League state tournament Thursday at Dotson-Mullins Field. With the win, DTQ (Dumfries-Triangle-Quantico) clinch its fourth ...
RAM: Health outreach concludes
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — “After 15 years, I’m still moved by it,” said Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of the Richmond diocese as he looked over the wet Wise County fairgrounds, which had been transformed over the weekend ...
Treasurers’ conference highlights county
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — When county Treasurer Delores Smith announced that this year’s state Treasurers’ Association conference would be held in Southwest Virginia, people told her no one would travel that far to a...
Forum generates concerns, ideas for Wise County planning process
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Several suggestions were offered at a public forum held Tuesday about issues that will require the county’s attention as it looks toward its future. The meeting was held as a kickoff for the...
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