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Make the plan: County sets meetings to discuss the future
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — The first public comment session in the county’s year-long comprehensive plan update will be held Tuesday. The forum starts at 6 p.m. on July 15 in the county school system’s Education Center, located at 628 Lake Street in Wise. Planning Works officials — the consulting firm is assisting t...
PATHFINDERS: Norton outfitting business aims to create an outdoor culture
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in Wise County, but discovering these hidden gems and finding the equipment to explore them can often be a journey in itself. A new Norton business now has high hopes of not only making it easier for more people to get outside, but also ensuring that the county and city are places where they want to live, work, and play. Three weeks ago, husband and wife Mark and Carol Caruso unveiled Pathfinders Outdoor Adventures within a Park Avenue storefront where the couple has operated a firearms training and equipment business since 2006. The firearms...
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Coalfield Clash at Prior Center: Newspaper, college announce joint sponsorship of prep basketball tourney
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The UVa-Wise David J. Prior Convocation Center will be the site for the initial Coalfield Clash at the Prior Center, Coalfield Progress and UVa-Wise officials announced Thursday. After months of pr...
Playing in the All-Star games
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Eastside’s Erin Stanley, left, and Lindsay Dean, right participated in the Virginia High School Coaches Association’s All-Star games on Thursday in Lynchburg. Stanley was a member of the West All-S...
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Social services is her calling
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — The city had some specific qualifications in mind, beyond state-mandated requirements, when it went on the hunt for a new director of social services. Christine “Cricket” Blair fit the bil...
Foster homes needed in city
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Norton has no foster homes. None. That’s not just a problem for the city’s Department of Social Services, the agency’s new director says. “It’s a community problem. These are OUR kids,” Ch...
Infant battles rare medical condition
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Although only 2 years old, Mary Yeary is a survivor. The lively, blonde-headed toddler, daughter of Sarah and Matthew Yeary of the Seminary community, was diagnosed with a rare disorder shortly aft...
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Remote Area Medical returns for the 15th year to the Wise County fairgrounds in Wise during the weekend of July 18-20. RAM is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides free dental, med...
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