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Town manager is leaving Pound job
POUND — As council drew to the end of its long agenda Tuesday night, it took up an addendum — the town manager. Jane Bennett is leaving. The news did not come as a surprise to council. About a mont...
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Synthetic drug sellers found guilty
Eight people have been found guilty of involvement in illegally distributing synthetic drugs at various local businesses. Two Pound men were convicted at trial Wednesday in the Big Stone Gap federa...
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Group seeks plan for High Knob's future
BIG STONE GAP — When the long-awaited campaign to restore an observation tower atop High Knob concluded earlier this year, the organization behind the effort began pondering a new quest. The High K...
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Two in Pound object to two targets for cutting
POUND — As town council Tuesday mulled ways to enact sequestration and automatic spending cuts, two targets suggested by Councilman Clifton Cauthorne brought strong emotional response. Council pay ...
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Indian Mountain market traffic flow studied
The manager of a popular roadside flea market near Wise says his company is cooperating with state highway officials to improve traffic safety. The Virginia Department of Transportation confirms th...
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Council struggles to pay the bills
COEBURN — Once again, town council faced down a list of bills and not enough cash on hand to pay them all. Meeting Oct. 15, town Treasurer Christy McCoy told council that Coeburn's cash balance on ...
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Coeburn studies revenue options
COEBURN — There's no more room to cut spending in the town's budget without harming services, according to Town Manager Drew Mullins. At town council's Oct. 15 meeting, Mullins proposed 3 percent i...
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