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Deceased person found after fire
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
One person is deceased following a fire Friday night in Norton. According to Steve McElroy of the Norton Fire Department, the unit was dispatched around 11:30 p.m. to property near Wharton Lane, beneath the Tipple Hill bridge. A small camper, the kind that a vehicle would tow, was fully engulfed ...
Volunteers help dig out: Several groups aid recovery
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
More than a week following the second major winter storm to strike Wise County, some residents still couldn’t escape their homes. Driveways and cars remained buried beneath as much as two feet of snow, barricading some homeowners who could not physically dig themselves out. The Virginia National Guard spent more than a week assisting the county sheriff’s office in medical transports and food, water, and medicinal deliveries for snowbound residents, but the guard departed last Friday, leaving these tasks to a new wave of volunteers. Team Rubicon, a national military veteran-led disaster reli...
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Lady Warriors withstand GC charge for CMC title
by RICHARD MEADE • Sports Writer
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — The Gate City Lady Blue Devils missed two late-game, potential winning shots Friday as the Central Lady Warriors held off the Lady Blue Devils to win the Clinch Mountain Conference tournam...
Double OT: Gate City prevails in classic title contest with Union
by DARRELL-DINGUS ELY • Sports Writer
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
BRISTOL — Friday’s Clinch Mountain Conference Tournament championship between second-seeded Gate City and fourth-seeded Union will go down as one of the best games in recent local high school baske...
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Man arrested after alleged sexual assault
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A Norton man has been arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl. The criminal investigative division of the Wise County Sheriff’s Office received a call Feb. 26 about alleged sexual...
Schools, trails, health care get additional funds
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Norton school system is one of the local winners in the revised state budget that General Assembly lawmakers approved Thursday. The small school system will get an extra $123,000 to correct a d...
Council splits, rejects Heritage Days downtown
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A week after council voted against holding Pound Heritage Days downtown on Memorial Day weekend, prospects seem slim for the festival unfolding at all this year. Councilman Danny Stanley, the only ...
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