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Wise paving contract awarded
Wise Town Council Tuesday awarded a $241,300-plus contract to Rogers Group Inc. for fiscal 2016-17 paving projects. Council has set aside funding for: Cherry Street, from Norton Road to the alley; ...
Jul 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to think about kids’ vaccinations
Although it feels like summer has just begun, it will soon be time for children to go back to school. All school-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. Virginia require...
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Blood drives scheduled
Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations next week: • Monday, Aug. 1, 1-6 p.m., Tempur, Duffield. • Thursday, Aug. 4, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Wise. • Fri...
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Sales tax holiday set for August
Virginia will offer a sales tax holiday from Aug. 5-7 so shoppers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing and footwear, emergency preparedness items, and certain energy-efficient products...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donated armor
Bob Nixon, of Wise, loves animals and showed it recently by donating body armor for Jekyll, the Wise County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9. Jekyll, a five-year-old Czechoslovakian Shepherd, patrols with Sg...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest owners’ retreat set for September
Western Virginia landowners can learn more about actively managing their forestlands during the annual Forest Landowners’ Retreat, to be held Sept. 23-25 at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Center in Abi...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Indictments allege theft crimes
Several people were indicted Monday by a Wise County grand jury on charges involving alleged forms of theft. They include: • Jamie Lee Gilliam, 32, 1400 Hamner Hollow Rd. #6, Big Stone Gap: Two cou...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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County approves Channel 19 operator
WISE — County supervisors voted 7-1 last Thursday to approve a one-year contract with Appalachian Regional Community Television, or ARC, to operate and manage the county’s TV Channel 19. The board’...
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Litter program adopted
NORTON — City council has approved an Adopt-A-Spot litter cleanup program. The program adopted July 12 aims to encourage organizations, businesses and individuals to adopt a spot. Participants must...
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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