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Mickens gets prison time for misusing town funds
by PAULA TATE • Editor
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Former Clinchco mayor Peggy Sue Stanley Mickens will serve six months in federal prison for using town funds to make improvements and repairs to her own home while in office. Mickens, 50, pleaded guilty in early May to one count of theft concerning programs receiving federal funds, one count of m...
School threat taken seriously, but deemed not credible
by PAULA TATE • Editor
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — When some students at Ridgeview High School overheard a worrisome conversation at lunch last Tuesday, they did exactly what they should have and reported it to school officials. That conversation, between two male students, involved mention of a gun being brought to school. An investigation by the sheriff’s department and a school threat assessment team ultimately determined there was no immediate danger. The threat was deemed not credible and an extremely bad joke. The student who made the alleged threat claimed he was just kidding. But it was taken seriously, said schools Supe...
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Abingdon tops Lady Bears three sets to one
by RICHARD MEADE • Sports Writer
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — Anyone who might have left the Union Lady Bears and Abingdon Lady Falcons volleyball match early on Tuesday night probably regreted it. It looked as if the Lady Bears (9-5) were goi...
Devils to overpower Pack; Central gets edge on Grundy
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The word is out: The fine folks of Southwest Virginia have finally accepted my greatness, and who can blame them? I’ve had back-to-back perfect weeks and am now picking games correctly 87.5 percent...
Restored voting rights a hot topic
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
As the Nov. 8 election nears, local officials say they are getting a lot of inquiries about restoration of voting rights after a criminal conviction. Wise County Registrar Allison Robbins suggests ...
Syrup operation takes root
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
SOUTH FORK — If driving past Brian and Amanda Hubbard’s South Fork Road home, the rows of lanky green stalks that rise from their side yard might easily be mistaken for corn. These towering stalks ...
Sunset over city
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
This gorgeous sunset over downtown Norton was captured recently from a vantage point in the Lost Creek area by local photographer Will Bouton.
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