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Frontier to create 500 jobs
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Jul 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — A telecommunications company moving to Wise County will host two job fairs next week to begin filling 500 positions for its customer care center. Frontier Secure announced Wednesday that it will open a call center in an 85,000-square-foot facility located in the Wise County Industrial Deve...
‘Go rest high on that mountain’
by H WILLIAM SMITH
Jul 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
SMITH RIDGE — By now a wide range of people have commemorated the passing of Dr. Ralph Stanley. Thousands of words have been written, social media has been lit up with tributes and many television, radio and print reporters have offered their take on the passing of one of the last founders of bluegrass music. A legend has passed into eternity. Very little of what I have to say will add appreciably to that record. My thoughts are more about Ralph Stanley’s connection to this place we live in and the land where he found his final rest. On Tuesday afternoon the country music world, and beyond,...
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Seven new inductees into J.I. Burton Hall of Fame span the decades
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Jul 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON − Few teams are so great they make it to the state finals three years in a row. Few band directors are of such high character that they change a school population. Those are among the achiev...
Reaching home is the greatest victory
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Coming home is true liberation, whether from the horrors of war or the toils of traveling. Norton is the hometown of my father and myself. Each of us left these mountains. After dramatically dissim...
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Water line funds are proposed
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Jul 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — The town has good news on funding two water projects, but the good news comes with some problems. During town council’s June 27 non-voting workshop, Town Manager Drew Mullins explained th...
Man admits burglaries with wife
Jul 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
On the day he was scheduled to go to trial, a Wise man pleaded guilty to multiple charges involving home burglaries he carried out with his wife in late 2015 and early 2016. Jason Wayne Mullins, 35...
Fiddler honored locally
Jul 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Well-known Wise County bluegrass fiddler Billy Baker was honored recently during the Crooked Road Mountains of Music Homecoming event at the Country Cabin. Bonnie Elosser read to Baker a letter of ...
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Convenience center hours change
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Wise County is changing the operating hours at trash convenience centers. Effective today, July 1, the new hours are: • Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Operating hours are being r...
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