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Decade later, drug death of son still haunts mother
by JENAY TATE • Editor and Publisher
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Come August will be 10 years since Sammy Ray Stanley died of a drug overdose at age 28. His mother will never forget, can never forget. When she reached him where he was living at the time of his death, Deborah Stanley did what mothers do when their children are hurt. She scooped him into her arm...
High water threatened, hit
by JENAY TATE • Editor and Publisher
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — Portions of two Dickenson County roads remained closed mid morning Tuesday after heavy weekend rains. The county mostly dodged a bullet, however, with no injuries or severe personal property damage reported. "We got right to that edge where any more rain would have started causing damage," Emergency Services Coordinator Richard Thacker reported Tuesday. One family got stranded Sunday and had to be rescued after the driver tried to move through deep water across a road. "Underneath that standing water there could be no highway," Thacker said, repeating the message of "Turn Around...
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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...
Lady Raiders blank Castlewood in five
by RICHARD MEADE • SPORTS WRITER
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — The J.I. Burton Lady Raiders blanked the Lady Blue Devils of Castlewood by a score of 10-0 in five innings Thursday at the softball field of Lawson Fitchko Stadium. It marked the third win...
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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 | 17 17 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...
Fines to pay for new police car
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — With its fleet of police cars deteriorating quickly and getting more expensive to maintain, Town Council believes it has found the money to buy one new vehicle. Mayor and Interim Town Manag...
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