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County tax rates approved
WISE — County supervisors have passed property tax rates for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Meeting March 22, supervisors approved the same rates as in the current fiscal year: • Real estate: 60 cents pe...
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cockfighting club to be destroyed
The owners of a Kentucky cockfighting venue have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause others to attend a cockfight. Among those who brought fighting birds to compete at the Big Blue Sportsman’s Cl...
Mar 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garten is new Mount Rogers ranger
Barry Garten is the new area ranger for the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, headquartered in Marion. Garten replaces recently retired Area Ranger Beth Merz. Garten oversees about 200,000 acr...
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Plaque honors prosecutors
Wise County/Norton Commonwealth Attorney C.H. “Chuck” Slemp III unveiled a plaque Monday listing the name of every county prosecutor since Wise County's founding in 1856. Among those on hand were f...
Mar 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students mark Down Syndrome day
March 21 is recognized annually as World Down Syndrome Day. These Coeburn Middle School students, with Principal Angela Clendenon seated in the middle, recognized the event a day early on Monday by...
Mar 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Appy house fire is fatal
A residential fire early Saturday morning in Appalachia has killed one person. Virginia State Police reported Saturday that at 4:50 a.m. that morning, the Wise County Sheriff’s Office requested tha...
Mar 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand jury hands down drug charges
Fifteen people have been indicted on charges involving drugs, including several charges involving delivery of drugs to corrections inmates. Those indicted March 15 by a Wise County grand jury inclu...
Mar 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Theft alleged in charges
A Wise County grand jury has indicted five people on charges involving various types of theft. Those indicted March 15 include: • Olivia Marie Robinson, 29, 304 14th St. NW, Norton: Two counts of g...
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Failure to appear nets indictments
A Wise County grand jury has indicted several people for failing to appear in court on a felony offense. Each person was charged March 15 with one count of failure to appear, punishable by up to fi...
Mar 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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