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Open your heart and your home: Region is in great need of more foster parents
WISE — Cheerful and alert at a National Foster Care Month gathering on the courthouse lawn, the baby boy beamed so brightly he drew people near to admire this bundle of joy. The little boy has been...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town manager runs in election
As election deadlines draw near, Coeburn Town Manager Drew Mullins confirmed Wednesday he is mounting an independent campaign for District Four county supervisor. Mullins said he had considered see...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coeburn budget set for hearing
COEBURN — Citizens will get their chance to comment on a 2015-16 proposed budget that raises real estate taxes by 7 cents, increases water rates by 20 percent and hikes the monthly trash collection...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDA picks not without dissent: Economic group awaits site visit to old school
POUND — Council Tuesday appointed to the town economic development authority two members the EDA had recommended, but not without dissent. Debating who should be named, council had delayed action l...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Only the beginning . . .
New graduates from Mountain Empire Community College celebrate their achievements at the conclusion of commencement ceremonies Friday. Inserted in today’s edition is our comprehensive graduation sp...
May 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coal event speakers: Fed policies kill jobs
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Monday was policy day at the Virginia coal industry’s annual conference, and condemnation of the federal Clean Power Plan was at the top of most speakers’ agendas. The proposed f...
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County splits on elk hunting
WISE — The county is now on record against a state proposal to ban elk hunting in 31 counties west of the Blue Ridge. Following some debate Thursday, county supervisors voted 5-3 for a resolution o...
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  • Wise County mines among those hit with new layoffs
    by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
    05.19.15 - 12:09 am
  • County proposes $50.12 million budget
    by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
    05.19.15 - 12:08 am
  • Adult abuse: Citizens’ eyes, ears needed
    by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
    05.19.15 - 12:07 am
  • Wise County schools superintendent leaving
    by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
    05.15.15 - 12:10 am