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Former town manager pleads guilty
Appearing in federal court Monday, former Coeburn town manager Loretta Mays pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining more than $60,000 in the town’s name and fraudulently obtaining more than $20,00...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slowly vanishing
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A piece of Norton’s history is slowly vanishing as a crew from Norris Built Fabrication is demolishing the city's municipal pool building. The city ordered the building torn down as Norton Elementary and Middle School prepares to build a playground on the site.
Speakers: Coal faces challenges but will survive
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KINGSPORT, TENN. — Coal will not vanish from the energy landscape any time soon, a panel of industry experts said Monday morning. But a combination of market forces and piled-on federal regulations is making the coal industry’s dig out of a big financial hole into a fight for survival, they asserted. Representing coal, railroads, energy utilities and other industry segments, the speakers helped launch day one of the two-day Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance annual conference, whose theme this year is “Weathering the Perfect Storm.” Panelists and their messages included: • DAVID LAWSON, Norf...
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Lady Warriors claim share of CMC regular-season title
by RICHARD MEADE • Sports Writer
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — The Central Lady Warriors scored two runs early and hung on for a 2-1 win over the Lebanon Lady Pioneers, Thursday, to claim a share of the Clinch Mountain Conference championship. It was al...
Big innings power Raiders past Devils
by SAM DIXON • Sports Editor
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — The J.I. Burton Raiders put away the visiting Castlewood Blue Devils on two big rallies for a 13-3 victory Thursday. The Raiders (6-2, 12-7) powered across six runs in the fourth inning an...
Woman admits role in home invasions
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A Wise woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a string of burglaries that included one business and several residences, including the home of a woman in whose wedding she had been a bridesmaid. Am...
Man pleads guilty after jury convicts co-defendant
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to charges involving the March 21, 2015, robbery of a convenience store near Pound. His co-defendant was found guilty by jury trial one week earlier. In a Friday p...
Flatwoods Job Corps receives national honor
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FLATWOODS — Flatwoods Job Corps Center was chosen this month as the 2016 Job Corps National Director’s “Center of the Year.” The honor is given each year to one of the 27 job corps centers the U.S....
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