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Senate candidate tours area
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie was in Norton Monday as part of a three-day campaign swing through Southwest Virginia. Here, Gillespie, center, gets a tour of the Carbonite plant in t...
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County must better define quality of life
WISE — Quality of life can mean different things depending on the person defining it. And defining quality of life for Wise County is not going to be an easy feat, concluded a focus group charged w...
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Economic future must address decline of coal
WISE — If a series of planning meetings held this week is any indication, current economic challenges will play a predominant role in determining how the county’s landscape will look two decades fr...
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Coeburn aims to tighten pool cash rules
COEBURN — Town council voted 4-1 to change the way cash is handled at the municipal pool. During council’s first meeting Monday with a new majority, newly chosen Mayor Jeff Kiser referenced a previ...
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Blood drives scheduled
Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in the coming days: • Tuesday, July 22, 1-6 p.m., Valley View Freewill Baptist Churc...
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Financial services business opens
The Wise County/Norton Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 3 to celebrate the opening of the new Springleaf Financial location at 732 Commonwealth Dr., Norton. Participating in ...
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Funny, the greivous abuse they chose for lawsuit
Recently, I wrote that summer is the time for stupid political stunts, and John Boehner should honor that tradition by making good on his vow to sue President Obama for alleged executive abuses. “D...
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New business in Norton
The Wise County/Norton Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 11 to celebrate the grand opening of the business It’s All About You. The business is located at 750 Park Ave., Norton...
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Farewell to flag
Norton Fire Department, veterans and city officials held a retirement ceremony July 5 for the department’s huge American flag that hangs from a ladder truck for Independence Day celebrations.
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