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Future jobs: A skilled workforce is needed
by KATIE DUNN • News Writer
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
News that more American manufacturing companies are moving production back to the U.S. helped launch a recent regional effort to entice these industries to Southwest Virginia. This effort, which focuses on transforming the region into an “advanced manufacturing hub,” yielded a 25-page document re...
Arts a highlight at yearly Coeburn celebration
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Artists of all ages and talents were in the limelight as Coeburn celebrated its annual Guest River Rally leading up to Labor Day. On Saturday, craftsmen showcased their skills along Front Street as vendors displayed wood working, jewelry making, quilting and other fabric art. Musicians took to the depot stage to entertain crowds but listeners streetside also were treated to the hauntingly beautiful music of corner performer Wayne Hart playing his White Hawk flute. A 17-year-old junior at Union High School, Hart said he became captivated by the instrument after hearing its maker, R...
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Union Bears survive Clintwood comeback bid
by COY BAYS • Sports Writer
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — Senior quarterback Tanner Hall played like a veteran and freshman slot receiver James Mitchell played at a level beyond his age Friday in host Union High’s 19-13 football victory ov...
Second-half surge: Warriors control game late to pull away for win over Eastside
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — The Central Warriors scored 23 unanswered points Friday night to make new Warriors’ head coach Luke Owens varsity football debut a successful one. The Warriors scored on their only possessio...
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Downtown projects slow traffic: Substantial completion expected by Sept. 30
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Motorists traveling through downtown Wise no doubt have experienced traffic delays and congestion now that two projects impacting the East Main Street route are underway. Construction began July 14...
Investigation of death closed
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A Virginia State Police investigation of the death of Norton assistant police chief Roger Cooke has been closed. Cooke was killed on Christmas Day 2012 by a gunshot wound that evidence indicates wa...
County schools see SOL gains: Ranked high in state across five categories
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Wise County students saw marked improvements and bested previous state rankings in most subject areas assessed by last year’s Standards of Learning tests. The Virginia Department of Education on Au...
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Back Roads Music Festival on tap Sept. 5-6 at fairgrounds
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Back Roads Music Festival, a Visit Wise County Tourism Production, will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6 at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Wise. Featured will be over 21 local, regional, ...
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