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School board hears consolidation plan
by GLENN GANNAWAY • POST NEWS EDITOR
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Facing an anticipated $1.9 budget deficit as well as the new reality of reduced funding and enrollment losses, Wise County school officials see closing Appalachia Elementary as the best of a list of very unsatisfactory choices. That’s the argument — in short — that Superintendent Greg Mullins made for closing AES during his consolidation presentation to the school board Tuesday. While short-term savings could be found elsewhere, they wouldn’t allow the school system to sustain itself in the future: “we must seek permanent cost savings,” Mullins told the board. No board member mounted...
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Bears tennis falls in Wolfpack battle
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The Union Bears were edged by Ridgeview’s Wolfpack, 5-4, last Thursday in a tightly contested boys’ tennis match. In singles play, Union’s Connor Giza defeated Cade Sykes, 8-3, at the No. 1 seed. T...
Central girls' tennis gets sweet victory over Gate City
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Victory tasted sweet and hard work paid off as the Central Lady Warriors smashed Gate City, 8-1, in a long-awaited tennis confrontation. For 11 months the eight seniors that comprise Centr...
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Town successful on third Mutual grant effort
by GLENN GANNAWAY • POST NEWS EDITOR
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
With a long-sought-after grant approved, Big Stone Gap is ready to move forward on plans for the future of a downtown landmark. The $475,000 Industrial Revitalization Fund grant, together with a pr...
Take back time here
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
This Saturday, April 29, citizens have an opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinet and safely dispose of leftover expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications. Drug Take Back events...
VCEDA gives funding to new zip lines at Breaks Interstate Park
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority board has authorized funding to assist Breaks Interstate Park create a zip line feature. Meeting April 20, VCEDA approved a grant for up to $16...
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Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Saturday, April 29 is the day to clean out your medicine cabinet and safely dispose of expired, unused, unwanted prescription medicines. The Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps, the Appalachia...