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Arrest made in murder case
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Wise County Sheriff Ronnie Oakes announced this morning that a Big Stone Gap man has been arrested on charges related to the murder of Janina Jefferson last November, including that he drove the alleged killer to the scene. Jefferson was found murdered Nov. 27, 2016, in Appalachia at the town wat...
City wants revitalization ideas
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Got ideas about how to revitalize downtown? City officials and revitalization consultants want to hear from you Thursday, Feb. 2, at a public discussion of what downtown Norton needs to shine into the future. Roanoke-based Hill Studio will conduct the 5:30 p.m. brainstorming session, and discuss ideas that are already forming, in city council chambers at the municipal building. David Hill of Hill Studio discussed the plans at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Hill Studio’s work is familiar to many local residents. The firm designed the High Knob observation tower, worked with t...
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Raiders hustle to defeat Castlewood
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Fourth quarter hustle won this one. In a hard-fought game enlivened by diving into the seats for loose balls and bruising play under the boards, the J.I. Burton Raiders prevailed 66-50 ove...
Ridgeview girls rally in 4th to beat Central
by RICHARD MEADE • SPORTS WRITER
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
ROSE RIDGE — Ridgeview’s Lady Wolfpack, the defending VHSL Group 2A champions, remained undefeated in conference play with a fourth quarter comeback to beat the Central Lady Warriors, 35-31, on Tue...
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City school board gets somber budget news
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — The city school board got somber financial news Monday as discussion opened on next year's city schools budget. As it stands now, interim Superintendent Gina Wohlford is estimating a reduc...
J.J. Kelly property goes to county
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — After months of discussion, the county Board of Supervisors has agreed to accept ownership of the former J.J. Kelly High School building and three other properties from the county School Boa...
Squad finances improve; cash need continues
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — City council has agreed to supplement its financial contributions to the rescue squad with another $12,500 — if the squad needs it. Some of the additional funds will likely be needed to ma...
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Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in coming days: • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1-6 p.m., Valley View Freewill Baptist, Clintwood. • Wednesday, Jan. 25, ...