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Dickenson County school enrollment drop continues
by JENAY TATE • Editor and Publisher
Mar 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — Since losing 55 students over the summer of 2016, February 2017 is shaping up to be the worst this school year for enrollment in Dickenson County public schools and no one was expecting it. Enrollment as of Feb. 23 was 2,060, a net loss of 23 students just since January, Supervisor of...
Bus drivers speak to jobs, needed change
by JENAY TATE • Editor and Publisher
Mar 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — Rather than trying to please everyone with its inclement weather policy, Dickenson County School Board should focus exclusively on the safety of bus drivers, students and others on the road. That was one key message delivered by county bus drivers who addressed the board at its February meeting after a citizen in January had asked for changes to the policy to accommodate working citizens who must plan for childcare when school is called off. Let the division’s transportation department and bus drivers do their jobs, driver Kim Elswick told the board. “If the public thinks you ca...
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Eastside unable to catch Honaker Tigers
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
BRISTOL — With the tip-off coming just 17 hours after their previous game, the Eastside Spartans played catch-up for most of Saturday afternoon’s 63-52 loss to the Honaker Tigers. In the Region 1A ...
Bad first half Lady Spartans’ downfall
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
BRISTOL — A lackluster first half put the Eastside Lady Spartans in a hole they could not claw out of, resulting in a 73-61 defeat to Honaker’s Lady Tigers in Saturday’s Region 1A West consolation ...
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Solar group hosts community meeting, gets tour of school
by JENNIFER DAVIS • Staff Writer
Mar 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
ROSE RIDGE — The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia held a community meeting last week at Ridgeview High School to discuss solar energy opportunities in Southwest Virginia. The community meeting...
Solar economic opportunities discussed
by JENNIFER DAVIS • Staff Writer
Mar 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia is working to generate interest and identify opportunities for solar energy projects in the region. At a recent community meeting on solar energy, members ...
Police find missing Russell man in Dickenson County
Mar 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Missing for the better part of a day, 70-year-old Harvey Sutherland was found safe last Friday morning after an intensive search by the Virginia State Police. In a release Monday, police said Suthe...
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