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County’s health among worst in state
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A national health assessment has again ranked Wise County among the least healthy localities statewide. The sixth annual “County Health Rankings & Roadmaps” was released March 25 by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The annual rankings...
Have a little faith: Baker concert benefits children
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — Kaitlyn Baker walked onto a familiar stage Friday night, recalling for the crowd that she once played a mouse right there in a performance of The Nutcracker at J.W. Adams Combined School. Baker, now 20 and just included in a significant promotional package for the Academy of Country Music awards night, sported spike-healed boots at Friday’s show, a benefit for the school’s lunch box program. But she was in sock-feet before the night was over, at ease, among familiar people in her home town of Pound. Pound figures prominently in her song and music video, “Coal Train,” the original pi...
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Cavs sweep Urbana with home run barrage
by COY BAYS • Sports Writer
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — UVa-Wise pounded Urbana University with a home run barrage Saturday during 7-3 and 12-10 Mountain East Conference softball victories on a cold day at blustery Cavalier Field. Coach Karen Bit...
Cavs gain split with Combs’ homer, Beamer’s pitching
by COY BAYS • Sports Writer
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Junior right-hander Sarah Beamer produced one of the best pitching performances of her UVa-Wise career Sunday as the Cavaliers salvaged a Mountain East Conference softball split with a 3-1 v...
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Local couple aims for first craft brewery
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
ST. PAUL — If craving freshly brewed craft beer, Wise Countians must travel toward the Tri-Cities. That might change soon. Two local entrepreneurs are hoping this year to introduce Wise County to t...
College works toward growth in enrollment
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise already has seen the first reaction to a new partnership with its parent institution in Charlottesville aimed at boosting enrollment here. Suggested two...
Budget talk centers on enrollment
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — The city school system is proposing a 2015-16 budget that would require less city funding than in the current school year budget. But while the schools budget is based on expecting 810 stu...
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