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Region’s economic future talk continues
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — A discussion about moving forward the seven coalfield counties’ economies continued Wednesday with some frank comments from private industries about steps the region should take to retain existing businesses and attract new prospects. The hour-long panel at the University of Virginia’s Col...
Forum goals advance
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — The Southwest Virginia Economic Forum in May yielded several strategies for moving forward the seven coalfield counties’ economies. During a follow-up meeting Wednesday, updates were provided for priorities identified three months ago. Those topics, which remain working goals, include: YOUTH IN ACTION • Developing instructional scaffolding and 21st century learning for regional “schools of the future” to retain youth in the region and produce skill sets needed for future job markets. • Searching on a global scale for ideas to implement at the local level. • Completing an inventory of...
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Warrior backs run to daylight in opener win over Eastside
by SAM DIXON • Sports Editor
Aug 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Central unleashed a furious offensive attack in its 40-0 season opening victory over the visiting Eastside Spartans, with Warrior quarterback Dalton Mullins breaking free for 214 yards and...
Bears blow away Raiders with big second half
by SAM DIXON • Sports Editor
Aug 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — With multiple strike weapons and a sturdy defense, the Union Bears overwhelmed the J.I. Burton Raiders, 54-13, Thursday to kick off the Southwest Virginia football season. The Raide...
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UVa-Wise dedicates new library
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A large crowd of students, faculty, staff, alumni and others gathered Tuesday to officially open the new $37 million library at The University of Virginia¹s College at Wise. The six-floor facility,...
RTE 23 Music Festival is tomorrow
by DAVE STALLARD • SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
For most bluegrass bands, the musical canon that provides their inspiration includes Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and The Stanley Brothers. For Love Canon, you’d have to replace those names with K...
Theft alleged through indictments
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Several people were indicted on charges involving theft Aug. 17 by a Wise County grand jury, including: • Kathy Meade Stallard, 63, 588 Norton-Coeburn Rd, Lot 5, Coeburn: One count each of fraudule...
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