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Man faces 100 child porn charges
An Appalachia man has been indicted on 100 counts of allegedly possessing child pornography. The Wise County commonwealth attorney’s office released an unsealed grand jury indictment Tuesday aftern...
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Budget items would help schools
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
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Local leaders are making their presence — and positions — known in the state capital as the General Assembly works its way through the short session. On the state budget horizon are amendments carried by regional lawmakers to help ease the financial burden on schools that have suffered dramatic e...
Beside the still waters
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Coeburn minister and avid photographer R.J. Rose captured this image of Bark Camp Lake over the weekend. Rose noted that the calmness of the water reminded him of Psalm 23: ‘He leadeth me beside the still waters.’
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Bear, Spartan, Raider wrestlers shine at duals
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
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COEBURN — At first wrestling would not seem to be a sport that is contemplative, calm. The coaches are yelling commands to the athletes tangled in predicaments. Parents and fans scream encouragemen...
Spartans knock Raiders out of first
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
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NORTON — This was a great game to watch. But how was it won? “They battled us. But we came out tough in the second half: box out, rebound, hard defense, get up on them,” Eastside Spartan junior for...
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Grand jury charges filed
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
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A Wise County grand jury has indicted 12 people for alleged crimes ranging from violence and theft to drug possession and illegal gun possession. Indictments handed down Jan. 17 include: ABUSE, VIO...
Lawmakers push state budget items
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
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Coalfield-region General Assembly legislators address matters of job creation, higher education, health care, law enforcement and more in their proposed amendments to the 2016-18 state budget. The ...
Coalfields to get economy grants
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The Appalachian Regional Commission has announced plans to distribute nearly $26 million of grants to expand and diversify the economies of coal communities in five Appalachian states. The awards a...
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