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Guilty plea; payback to town ordered
Appearing in federal court Monday, former Coeburn town manager Loretta Mays pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining more than $60,000 in the town’s name and fraudulently obtaining more than $20,00...
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Self-bond coal: Down to one
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is responding to growing concern about the ability of struggling coal companies to pay for their mine reclamation obligations. Specifically, th...
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Powell River Project seeks funding support
KINGSPORT, TENN. — The Powell River Project has helped create innovative approaches to mined land reclamation for 36 years right here in Wise County. But the national decline in the coal industry i...
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Old problem hits new sewer
COEBURN — Officials are blaming old, leaking sewage pipes for a recent overflow incident involving a new sewer system in the Sheffield Acres community. During town council’s Monday meeting, Town Ma...
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Slowly vanishing
A piece of Norton’s history is slowly vanishing as a crew from Norris Built Fabrication is demolishing the city's municipal pool building. The city ordered the building torn down as Norton Elementa...
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Speakers: Coal faces challenges but will survive
KINGSPORT, TENN. — Coal will not vanish from the energy landscape any time soon, a panel of industry experts said Monday morning. But a combination of market forces and piled-on federal regulations...
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Woman admits role in home invasions
A Wise woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a string of burglaries that included one business and several residences, including the home of a woman in whose wedding she had been a bridesmaid. Am...
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