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Man indicted for stabbing incident
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
A Wise County grand jury has handed down attempted murder charges against a man accused of stabbing two college students last November. Ricky Lynn Hamilton, 55, of 705 Old Hurricane Rd., Wise, is charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, each punishable by up to 10 years in prison...
Winter display
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The area got another short-lived blast of snow Wednesday morning that made for a fun light show when cloud cover slowly gave way to sun and began converting the frozen stuff to fog, as could be seen at the Powell Valley overlook. JEFF LESTER PHOTO
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Central Warriors fall in ‘dogfight’
by RICHARD MEADE • SPORTS WRITER
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
GATE CITY — The Union Bears powered past Central’s Warriors, 71-55, Wednesday night, as the second-half scoring of Wes Slagle and James Mitchell broke open a close game. In the Clinch Mountain Conf...
Lady Spartans beat Devils to reach finals
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — With its big three delivering under the bright lights, the Eastside Lady Spartans defeated Castlewood’s Lady Blue Devils, 63-48, in Wednesday’s semifinal of the Cumberland Conference 48 tour...
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County schools watch state budget action
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Superintendent Greg Mullins told Wise County School Board Tuesday he is "somewhat optimistic" and "encouraged" by education funding news coming out of the Virginia General Assembly. Based on...
School calendar sent back for review
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — School superintendents have long said you can't please everyone when building a school calendar and it proved true again Tuesday. Even though teachers had soundly supported the proposed 2017...
Underground Jams features local bands
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
As they prepare for an eight-band, indoor mini-festival this weekend, local band members reflect with pride on the music they make and look forward with confidence in Southwest Virginia Underground...
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