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Fire claims home, displaces family
The local chapter of the American Red Cross has responded to provide comfort and emergency assistance for a family of three whose home was destroyed by fire late Tuesday night. The fire occurred on...
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Health department offers bug tips
Summer has arrived in the Lenowisco Health District and that means so have all of the insects that go along with those hot temperatures. While enjoying outdoor activities, keep in mind the potentia...
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Tips for using insect repellents
• Apply repellent when you are going to be outdoors. Many of the mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus bite between dusk and dawn. In general you should re-apply repellent if you are being bitten b...
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Sheriff’s office re-accredited
Sheriff Ronnie Oakes and the Wise County Sheriff’s Office announce the department received its fourth re-accreditation award certification through The Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standard...
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Cockfighting investigation yields guilty pleas
Two Wise Countians and two men from eastern Kentucky have pleaded guilty in U.S. district court to operating a cockfighting operation on the Kentucky side of the border. The U.S. attorney’s office ...
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City green-lights major water project
NORTON — City council has authorized administration to take the next steps on a project to upgrade several old downtown water lines, despite some concern over the cost of debt. The project has been...
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Wise council receives dam project grant
WISE — Council last Tuesday accepted a $11,200 grant to assist with a project at the town’s Bear Creek dam. The Virginia Dam Safety, Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund provided the gra...
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Council approves water plant project
WISE — Council last Tuesday agreed to amend an existing engineering agreement between the town and Thompson & Litton for a water treatment plant project. The engineering firm designed and oversaw c...
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Wise council receives bond refinance proposal
WISE — Council learned last Tuesday about an opportunity to refinance a general obligation bond issued in 2011 for an improvement project at the town’s Bear Creek reservoir and dam. Financial servi...
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