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‘Truly Southwest Virginia?’ Book club decries Grisham novel’s depictions
The Pine Knots Book Club had a lively discussion about the new John Grisham novel “Gray Mountain” Tuesday night, with participants finding many faults in its portrayal of the Appalachian coal-minin...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local groups plan annual Easter egg hunts
Local children will find lots of fun Easter activities the next two Saturdays. Red Onion State Prison is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt March 28 at Clintwood Elementary School. Two other egg hu...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preschool criteria change not expected to decrease enrollment
County school officials say state changes in eligibility guidelines are not expected to have a large impact on the number of children served by the division’s preschool program. The 2015 General As...
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Pound contends with engineering decision
POUND — Amid dealing with the havoc snowstorms have wreaked, a failing sewer plant and weather-related setbacks in water system improvements, the town also is navigating selection of an engineering...
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Big plans for tourism: Norton focusing on outdoor assets
NORTON — Buying a huge “woodbooger” statue for display at the Flag Rock Recreation Area gate is simply the most whimsical goal for the city’s tourism committee in the near future. Committee represe...
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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City schools face budget choices: New money not enough to prevent cost cuts
NORTON — As they close in on a roughly $7 million-plus budget for the next school year, city school board is wrestling with tough financial choices amid good money news and bad. An infusion of near...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Safety prevails in pick of bus, bleachers
NORTON — The city school board has said safety should prevail in deciding how to spend an unexpected $123,000 it just got from the Virginia General Assembly. To collect on the money, Superintendent...
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Council votes to keep festival alive this year
POUND — After appearing in doubt this year, Pound Heritage Days is back on for Memorial Day weekend. Town Council Tuesday endorsed holding the annual festival at town hall after last month rejectin...
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    by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
    03.19.15 - 12:07 am
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    by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
    03.18.15 - 12:08 am
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    by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
    03.18.15 - 12:07 am
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    by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
    03.17.15 - 12:08 am
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    by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
    03.17.15 - 12:07 am
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    by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
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