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Consultant: Town faces urgent money crunch
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — A $300,000 hole in the town's budget? That's where Coeburn could find itself by June, the end of the fiscal year, without a course correction, says consultant Art Mead. Town council and staff must look at ways to cut spending and must consider revenue increases, he told them Monday nigh...
‘I’ve never jumped so high in my life’ Eastside High one-act drama team reflects on state win
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — When Eastside High School’s one-act drama team was declared the 1A/2A state champion last month, Jeffrey Hunsaker recalled there being “mass hysteria.” “I’ve never jumped so high in my life,” said Hunsaker, an eighth grader at Coeburn Middle School, during an interview Monday alongside fellow cast and crew members. The 16-member team, led by coach Shane Burke, conceded it hadn’t expected to take home top honors in the 1A/2A Virginia High School League’s ensemble state theatre festival competition last December in Charlottesville. The team also won the 1A West Regional Theatre Comp...
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Reynolds’ scoring sparks Lady Warriors win over Gate City
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
GATE CITY — The Central Lady Warriors got a little more offensive Tuesday. The Lady Warriors (19-0, 8-0), the top-ranked team in the Coalfield 5 poll, used a strong offensive game from James Madiso...
Lady Greenwave take Cumberland win over Castlewood Lady Devils
by ANTHONY STEVENS • Sports Writer
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — The No. 3 Clintwood Lady Greenwave took sole possession of first place in the Cumberland Conference basketball standings Tuesday with a convincing 81-55 win over the No. 4 Castlewood La...
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Mixed drinks: Senate measure benefits St. Paul
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
St. Paul is positioning itself for more development with a liquor by the drink bill that Wednesday sailed through the Virginia Senate. Today, a boutique hotel company interested in the Willis Build...
Dentist to get prison time
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Local dentist Newton Carroll Mullins will spend a brief stretch in a federal prison followed by home incarceration for illegally obtaining and possessing hydrocodone. Mullins, represented by attorn...
County's population declines even more
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Since the 2010 U.S. Census, Wise County's population has dropped more than all but one other county in the whole state. When census figures were released not quite five years ago, Wise County’s pop...
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