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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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Supervisors approve ambulance service
WISE — County supervisors last Thursday unanimously agreed to allow C-Trans Ambulance Service to operate in Wise County. This approval is also contingent upon approval of requirements of the state ...
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lecture to focus on addiction
Award-winning journalist and writer Maia Szalavitz will give a public lecture on drug addiction next month in Wise. Szalavitz, who specializes in mental health coverage with a focus on addiction, d...
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coal transition fund hike sought
The House of Representatives has passed an appropriations bill that, if approved by the Senate and the White House, would increase funding for the Obama administration’s coal industry workers’ tran...
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State-funded raise in limbo
NORTON — A potential state raise for Virginia employees, college faculty and teachers set to take effect Dec. 1 remains in limbo after state revenue figures arrived below fiscal 2016 projections. T...
Jul 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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