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Fire chief retires
Norton Fire Chief David ‘Moon’ Mullins receives a plaque of appreciation from Mayor William Mays during Tuesday’s council meeting. Mullins has announced he will retire from the chief’s position aft...
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Town urged to clean up cemetery
Coeburn resident Susan Pharoan told town council Dec. 8 that she hopes the town can find a way to clean up the overgrown Schoolhouse Hill cemetery. Pharoan, who lives on North Street, said she boug...
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Mines recognized for safety
Thirty-four coal and other mineral mines in Virginia worked a total of more than 2 million employee hours without a lost time accident in 2013, according to the state Department of Mines, Minerals ...
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Mines lay off 175 workers
VANSANT (AP) — SunCoke Energy has idled some of its mining operations in Virginia and laid off 175 workers. SunCoke says the move will reduce coal production from about 1 million tons to 500,000 to...
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Rivers group receives grant
The Upper Tennessee River Roundtable has received a $20,000 grant to help support water quality initiatives in the Clinch River valley and environmental education programs. The grant was announced ...
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City schools identify capital projects
Replacing visitor bleachers at J.I. Burton High School’s stadium is a high priority among capital projects that Norton School Board is discussing for the upcoming fiscal year. The board at its Dec....
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State police investigate school bus accident
WISE — A vehicle accident last Friday that involved a county school bus and sent at least one person to the hospital remains under investigation. Virginia State Police on Dec. 12 responded to a two...
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Town considers billing for firefighting
Coeburn Fire Department could bill citizens’ home insurance policies for firefighting if town council chooses to allow it, town attorney Will Sturgill told council Dec. 8. Council and fire Chief Cl...
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Town gets update on finances
Coeburn is caught up on its payments to the Coeburn-Norton-Wise Regional Waste Water Authority, but town finances remain shaky. According to an audio file of town council’s Dec. 8 meeting, Town Man...
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