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Special ed student numbers rise
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — The special education plan itself for the coming school year in Wise County looks close to what it was last year but there's other change afoot. The numbers of children needing special education services is increasing, Wise County School Board heard at its February meeting. Those requiring...
Homemade success tastes sweet
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — After hours of touring maple tree tapping sites, a small group of people gathered Friday afternoon in front of the local Cooperative Extension office and divided up school lunch-sized cups of vanilla ice cream. Extension agent Phil Meeks went from person to person, dropping a tablespoon’s worth of locally produced maple syrup in each cup. The intense sweetness of the dark syrup carried a hint of smoky edge that perfectly complimented the slowly melting ice cream, producing a chorus of oooohs and aaaahs as the group tasted the mixture. Meeks, members of the High Knob Master Naturalist...
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Moore’s time-expired free throw wins
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — No time was left on the clock when Emily Moore, standing all alone on the basketball court with all eyes burning into her back, made a jitters-defying foul shot that sent the Eastside Lad...
Raiders toppled by Honaker Tigers
by RICHARD MEADE • SPORTS WRITER
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
HONAKER — The J.I. Burton Raiders saw their season end on a 78-50 loss to the Honaker Tigers on Tuesday in the Region 1A West quarterfinals. The Raiders (15-9) opened the scoring with a 3-point bas...
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IDA seeks state help on solar project
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Wise County Industrial Development Authority is asking the governor to intercede and help compel Old Dominion Power Co. to cooperate in making solar energy available in the Lonesome Pine Busine...
City endorses regional jobs effort
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — City council is the first local government to formally endorse a new economic development collaboration involving Norton and the counties of Wise, Dickenson, Lee and Scott. Council passed ...
Forum addresses Obamacare concerns
by GLENN GANNAWAY • POST NEWS EDITOR
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — The U.S. Congress, said Dr. Raymond Feierabend, is like the dog that finally caught the truck and doesn’t know what to do with it. Feierabend, professor emeritus at the James H. Qui...
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Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Forest Service is about to begin a series of controlled burns that are designed to help preserve thousands of species in the national forests. Burns are planned to take place between today...