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Powell River Project seeks funding support
KINGSPORT, TENN. — The Powell River Project has helped create innovative approaches to mined land reclamation for 36 years right here in Wise County. But the national decline in the coal industry i...
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Old problem hits new sewer
COEBURN — Officials are blaming old, leaking sewage pipes for a recent overflow incident involving a new sewer system in the Sheffield Acres community. During town council’s Monday meeting, Town Ma...
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Woman admits role in home invasions
A Wise woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a string of burglaries that included one business and several residences, including the home of a woman in whose wedding she had been a bridesmaid. Am...
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Man pleads guilty after jury convicts co-defendant
A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to charges involving the March 21, 2015, robbery of a convenience store near Pound. His co-defendant was found guilty by jury trial one week earlier. In a Friday p...
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Flatwoods Job Corps receives national honor
FLATWOODS — Flatwoods Job Corps Center was chosen this month as the 2016 Job Corps National Director’s “Center of the Year.” The honor is given each year to one of the 27 job corps centers the U.S....
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Fit Farmer 5K
Bess Mathisen, 27, was the overall winner of the Fit Farmer 5K run on May 14, hosted by Norton Friends and Farmers Market. Mathisen poses beside husband and second overall finisher Brad Mathisen, 2...
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Coeburn planning modest budget hikes
COEBURN — Town Manager Drew Mullins has proposed a fiscal 2016-17 budget that would increase general fund spending by nearly $32,000 and anticipates a general fund revenue increase of slightly more...
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Answers sought from IDA
WISE — Several residents gave the county Industrial Development Authority an earful Tuesday about its handling of an estate gift meant to assist countywide spay and neuter efforts. Three people spo...
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