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Tech firm to create hundreds of jobs
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — A public announcement next Wednesday will finally reveal the name of a telecommunications company slated to bring as many as 500 jobs to the county. Meanwhile, efforts to make space for the newcomer include Verizon relocating its customer service call center from a county business park to ...
UVa-Wise gets land for outdoor learning
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Stan Willis sought a natural refuge when he bought 67 acres off a well-traveled Wise County road more than four decades ago. The retired University of Virginia’s College at Wise history professor grew up in Paris, a small northern Virginia settlement nestled amid the Blue Ridge mountains. The self-described “country boy” hunted, trapped, and fished throughout his youth, and he wanted a similar backdrop in his new home. Willis, 82, and his wife, Barbara, built their Wise-area home with students’ help and lived on the property for 40-plus years until moving to Staunton five years ago. This pa...
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Coalfield Progress Open courts filled with outstanding play
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE − Featuring local stars, top regional talent, and a grandmother brave enough to battle 20-something college students, the 41st Annual Coalfield Progress Open concluded this past weekend with a...
Hard work does the talking for McKinney
by SAM DIXON • Sports Editor
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP —Although a quiet person, Sydney McKinney is an intense athlete. Her senior year at Union High School, she achieved the distinction of being named First Team All-State in three sports...
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Project brings kiosk to High Knob
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
HIGH KNOB — Visitors to the High Knob observation tower might not be aware the structure that overlooks five states was not the first to sit atop the mountain. A new three-paneled kiosk offers a lo...
Book collects Napoleon Hill speeches
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The latest publication from the Napoleon Hill Foundation is a collection of the motivational writer’s greatest speeches. Don M. Green, executive director, has been with the foundation as a trustee ...
School funds won't change
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — You’re great. We support you. We just can’t afford to give you more money. That was city council’s message to the school board Tuesday after schools Superintendent Keith Perrigan asked cou...
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