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Investigation of death closed
A Virginia State Police investigation of the death of Norton assistant police chief Roger Cooke has been closed. Cooke was killed on Christmas Day 2012 by a gunshot wound that evidence indicates wa...
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County schools see SOL gains: Ranked high in state across five categories
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...
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Norton pleased with pass rates: Elementary math to get special attention
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...
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Coeburn’s cash crunch returns; options offered
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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Valley resident has 100 years of memories
Sickly from her birth, Charmie Hamilton never thought she’d live to be 50. But the Powell Valley resident has doubled that: Hamilton turns 100 on Sept. 5. And despite being told by a doctor that sh...
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Project answers hunger for reading
NORTON — Lack of education is one of the things that keep generations of families entangled in poverty. Poverty, according to Voices for Virginia’s Children, is the single greatest threat to the lo...
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Duffield Daze offers acres of fun
Back before the first-ever Duffield Daze, some people on the other end of Scott County laughingly dismissed it as a “one-horse parade.” The little town of Duffield has long since had the last laugh...
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Superintendent: Great change on horizon
What will it be like when Ridgeview High School opens its doors for the first time and the doors of Haysi and Clintwood High School swing shut? With Ridgeview high, middle and technical schools on ...
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    by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
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    by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
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    by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
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