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Town finances holding steady
COEBURN — The town’s posted cash balance on Jan. 21 was more than $132,970, Treasurer Christy McCoy told town council at a Monday night non-voting workshop. After deducting outstanding checks and b...
Jan 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concerned road work insufficient
POUND — The state transportation department has completed milling and paving of a steeply banked and troublesome access point at the Pound Foodland IGA in advance of a nearby bridge replacement pro...
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Local drama pros vote on Oscars, SAGs
Ben Mays, assistant professor of theatre at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, and his wife, Kim Mays always get a flurry of mail in late December and early January, and it’s not the usu...
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Pound ready to establish auxiliary police force
POUND — Town Council will hold a public hearing on an ordinance establishing an auxiliary police force at its February meeting. Council unanimously endorsed creation of an auxiliary force in Septem...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City faces tax rate decision soon
NORTON — The city’s recent real estate reassessment added more than $12.3 million to the assessed value of property. That means city council must lower the real estate tax rate if it wants to colle...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Armed robbery is among charges
Three men have been charged in connection with the robbery of a local man at gunpoint last September. Adam Wade Bear, Brandon Travis Malone and Timothy Mark Roberts were indicted by a Wise County g...
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County schools’ chief offers reminder about inclement weather protocol
WISE — As another winter returns, Wise County Schools’ Superintendent Greg Mullins is offering a reminder about protocols for school delays and closings. The division this week has twice delayed op...
Jan 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wise County school board approves personnel list
WISE — County school board on Tuesday unanimously approved several personnel recommendations. They included: NEW EMPLOYMENT • Durward Collins, Appalachia Elementary head custodian, replacing Jeff R...
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No foul play suspected in river death
Authorities have found no signs of foul play in the death of an elderly Russell County woman whose body was pulled from the Clinch River Tuesday. Russell County Investigator Craig McGlothlin said T...
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