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Environmental camp
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Jordan Laughlin is pretty pleased with the bracelet he made recently during Norton’s summer environmental camp, sponsored by the city parks and recreation department and the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable. The two-day camp for kids 6-12 featured a nature scavenger hunt, studying bugs in streams...
The dilemma involving drones: Prosecutor seeks guidance in ‘gray area’ of law
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Wise County Commonwealth Attorney Ron Elkins said he didn’t intend to cause a stir when he posed a question to the state’s attorney general about the use of drones. Next thing Elkins knew, The Washington Post was calling and the American Civil Liberties Union was issuing a statement and its own letter to Attorney General Mark Herring. Last year, the General Assembly passed legislation banning the use of any “unmanned aircraft system” by law enforcement and regulatory agencies prior to July 1, 2015, except in limited circumstances. But does that mean a drone couldn’t be used even if police h...
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Sports
The first class: Five Burton legends selected to inaugural Hall of Fame class
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Four of the five members of the inaugural class of the John I. Burton Hall of Fame have a structure at the school named after them. The fifth inductee led the Raiders football program to i...
District 13 champs
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Big Stone Gap Junior League Softball All-Stars recently won the the District 13 championship and finished in the final four of the Virginia state tournament. Those pictured include, front row, ...
News
Off-road trails: Spearhead officials aim for Coeburn development
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — The growth opportunities that off-road vehicle trails have brought to St. Paul will begin reaping benefits in Coeburn soon, Spearhead Trails officials hope. Once trail route questions are...
Organics can be used to repel summer insects
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Mosquitoes have been more noticeable in the past couple of weeks, as summer has gotten hotter and wetter. The biting deer flies descended way before that and seem even worse than usual this year. “...
Bridge is set for Aug. 26 hearing
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — A busy bridge leading into downtown is set for replacement in the near future. The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing in late August on plans to replace the ...
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MECC Foundation kicks off major campaign
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The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation announced a $2 million donation last Thursday that will launch a major gifts campaign supporting scholarships and programs targeting student success...
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