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Frustration: Comcast interrupted
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
A lot of people in Norton and parts of Wise County spent Tuesday afternoon in a telecommunications frustration zone. Comcast cable, voice and data service were cut off around 3 p.m. Tuesday across parts of the area, rendering businesses and individuals unable to check email, access the internet, ...
Spring takes wing in region: Bird watching abounds locally
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Sprouting everywhere are signs that old man winter’s tight grip on Southwest Virginia’s throat is loosening. Brutally cold temperatures and frequent snow storms have yielded to sunshine and warm rain showers. Spring’s pastel glory is finally reclaiming Wise County’s mountainsides. Barren trees now sport bright green leaves, offset by equally brilliant wildflowers’ purple, pink, red, and yellow hues. Local wildlife has begun stirring from its winter retreat, perhaps most noticeably the birds that vocally flit across the countryside prepping for another nesting season. Norton resident Becky L...
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Raiders take big Cumberland win over Greenwave
by JODI SPRIGGS • Sports Writer
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — The J.I. Burton Raiders made another strong showing Friday on the way to take a 12-0 win over the Clintwood Greenwave in Cumberland District baseball action. The game was called after f...
Lady Spartans roll to big win over Twin Springs
by RODERICK MULLINS • Sports Writer
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Twin Springs scored first but it was Eastside’s Lady Spartans that struck fast and often Friday on numerous Lady Titan errors on the way to 18-1 Cumberland Conference at Carl McConnell St...
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Commercial building project takes shape
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
A long-awaited quest to breathe new life into a venerable downtown St. Paul storefront might finally be gaining steam. The three-story brick structure known as the Willis Building has stood for alm...
Coeburn council weighs revenue, expense options
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Town Manager Drew Mullins’ first version of the upcoming budget combined spending cuts with tax and fee hikes to get the town’s struggling finances from the red to the black. But town cou...
No answers on slide yet: Town needs funds to assess problem
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — What’s next remains unclear for a downtown slide area and the road above it that remains closed. The town has recently received an estimate of more than $17,000 for geotechnical work that w...
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by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
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