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One dead; half-brother, 15, charged
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A Pound youth is facing a murder charge following the shooting of his older half brother Monday morning. With the investigation still underway, authorities are not yet naming the victim nor the accused. Pound police and fire department were dispatched at about 6 a.m. Monday to a call of someone t...
Norton hospital announces expansion plans
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Mountain States Health Alliance is preparing to invest more than $11 million in Norton Community Hospital, expanding its emergency department and transforming an old shopping center property into a medical complex that houses physician practices and a variety of outpatient services. Since affiliating with Mountain States in 2007, hospital founding board member Bob Leonard said at Monday’s announcement, “it’s been non-stop growth since that time.” While rain was falling from overcast skies, Leonard said, “the sun shines on Norton Community Hospital.” Mountain States President Alan L...
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First win: Raiders pick up victory against Twin Springs
by CHIP BEATY • Sports Writer
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Following four consecutive losses to open the season, the John I. Burton Raiders used strong performances from quarterback Tre Adams and running back DeShawn Patton to record their first w...
Warriors fall victim to comeback for second straight week
by ANTHONY STEVENS • Sports Writer
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Make it two rough weeks in a row for the Warriors. Central had a 13-0 lead but Lebanon lit up the scoreboard with 21 points in the final 15 minutes of play to defeat the Warriors at Carl Smi...
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Armed robbery strikes store
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Quick action Friday on the part of the store manager and police led to the arrest of an armed robbery suspect within two hours. It was about 10:30 that morning when police were dispatched to an arm...
Local water treatment research gets major funding
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and Micronic Technologies have been awarded a $2 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission. The funding was approved during the commission’s me...
Study examines how mining skills translate to other employment
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Much has been said about how the coal industry’s downturn has impacted the local economy. Local leaders have also acknowledged the need to diversify economic pursuits beyond coal, but some believe ...
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Norton hospital to disclose plans Monday
Sep 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Norton Community Hospital and Mountain States Health Alliance say they will announce “a major investment in the future for residents of Wise County and surrounding areas.” The announcement is set f...
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