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Bear country tips offered
As the summer season heats up, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is asking residents to be bear aware when hiking, camping, or enjoying other outdoor activities. The agency recom...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hearing set for cop facing sex charges
A Big Stone Gap police officer who faces multiple charges involving alleged sexual assault of an underage person will appear for a bond hearing Monday at 1 p.m. in Wise County circuit court. Oliver...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pound adopts budget for 2016-17
POUND — Town Council has adopted a roughly $1.7 million budget for 2016-17 that imposes no tax increase and creates a new, cheaper wheel tax to replace the vehicle decal. Citizens living inside tow...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City adjusts current-year budget
NORTON — City council Tuesday approved changes to its current-year budget that add more than $107,400 in costs but add more than $703,800 of income. The fiscal year ends June 30. Council agreed to ...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City riverwalk meeting is July 7
Norton officials and the group Appalachian Voices will hold a community meeting Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m. to discuss ideas for a riverwalk. The proposed walking and biking trail along the Guest Ri...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tech council presents yearly awards
Mountain Empire Community College, Norton public schools and a Norton business are among the winners of the Southwestern Virginia Technology Council’s 2016 technology awards. MECC received one of t...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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McCrumb delights packed house
WISE — Author Sharon McCrumb packed the house with people, stories and laughter Thursday evening at The Inn at Wise, which was one of the settings in her June 2010 novel, "A Devil Amongst Lawyers."...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand jury charges include drugs
Several people have been charged with drug crimes in Wise County grand jury indictments handed down June 15. Those indicted include: • Michael Wynn Whitaker Jr., 37, 6432 Cormorant Rd., Wise: One c...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Theft alleged in grand jury charges
A Wise County grand jury handed down several indictments for various forms of alleged theft. Those indicted June 15 include: • Cory Joseph Barnes, 26, 4821 Arney Rd., Coeburn: Two counts of grand l...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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