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Council approves job advertisements
WISE — Town council last Tuesday agreed to advertise for two job openings each in the town’s street and water/sewer departments. Town Manager Beverly Owens wrote via email Friday that council, as a...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Agencies get coal transition grants
One regional human service organization and one community college will receive nearly $3.5 million in federal grants aimed at helping coal-producing regions retool their economies. Federal official...
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Feeding deer to become illegal
Effective Sept. 1, it will be illegal to feed deer statewide in Virginia. The annual prohibition runs through the first Saturday in January. • All feed must be removed from any deer feeding site pr...
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Sex, violence, weapon crimes alleged
Note: It is the policy of The Coalfield Progress not to publish information that could identify the victim of a sex crime. Several people were indicted on charges of alleged sexual or violent crime...
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drug indictments handed down
Several people were indicted on drug charges by a Wise County grand jury Aug. 17, including: • Melinda Susan Crabtree, 40, 728 Fisher Rd., Big Stone Gap: One count of distributing a Schedule I or I...
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Crash injures one person
This vehicle crashed shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday in Norton, sending one woman to the hospital and shutting down a street for an extended period. According to city police Chief James Lane, the 20...
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dedication
Norton City Council Tuesday recognized city employee Teresa Hylton, who is retiring after 35 years of service. City Manager Fred Ramey called Hylton dedicated, hard working and detail-oriented. Sta...
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Blood drives scheduled
Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations next week: • Wednesday, Aug. 24: 9 a.m.-noon, Wise County Christian School, Wise; 1-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Wi...
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School board discusses driver’s ed costs
WISE — During the Aug. 9 county school board meeting, District 1 member Herbert Shortt raised questions about increased driver’s education costs and the possibility of exploring other providers. Su...
Aug 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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