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Wise Town Council on Tuesday unanimously appointed Danny French as police chief for a two-year term. French has been serving as interim chief since late June following former Chief Tony Bates’ reti...
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Protective order grant awarded
The Wise County Sheriff’s Office will receive a $28,045 federal grant to participate in collection of firearms from people who have received final family abuse protective orders. The money, announc...
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Heart of Appalachia gets marketing funds
The Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority has received more good grant news. Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced an award to the authority of $50,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation's Mar...
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Donation to school flag project discussed
NORTON — The city school board recently discussed a welcome quandary: If someone wants to give the division a donation, but that person wishes to remain anonymous, is that acceptable? To a person, ...
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Grant will continue septic upgrades
The Dominion Foundation recently awarded a $15,000 grant to Upper Tennessee River Roundtable for septic work in the Guest River Watershed in Wise County. The work will involve replacing two to thre...
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Fire takes a life
A Powell Valley woman who died in a house fire early Saturday was remembered by a neighbor as being a quiet person who read a lot and kept to herself. Pamela Neese, 51, died in the pre-dawn fire at...
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Local authorities warn against clown mask trend
A recent trend of people wearing clown masks in public to create fear or cause mischief has local authorities going on the offensive. In Virginia, wearing a mask with the intent to incite fear is p...
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Several charged with crimes of violence, sex
It is the policy of The Coalfield Progress not to publish information that could identify the victim of a sex crime. An Appalachia man faces an additional charge of aggravated malicious wounding fo...
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Drug charges handed down
A Wise County grand jury has indicted three people for alleged crimes involving drugs or alcohol. Indicted Sept. 21 were: • Cody Lee Salyers, 23, 12118 Retford Rd., Coeburn: One count of possessing...
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    by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
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    by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
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