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Biofuels: Company with local partner chooses St. Paul location
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
ST. PAUL — A local entrepreneur, a Richmond-area businessman and an Israeli company have partnered to launch a renewable energy company in the heart of the coalfields. Appalachian Biofuels President Chuck Lessin and Chief Operating Officer Payton Johnson say laid-off miners are the folks they wil...
Payless welcomes new owner: Business sold after 66 years as family operation
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Atwood family decided it was the right time to sell Payless Supermarkets, owners J.B., wife Freda and son Alan all wanted a buyer interested in all three of their stores and about 100 employees. The younger Atwood, on behalf of his parents and with their blessing, took the lead in the search for the right match. From day one of his conversation with Alan Larsen at Houchens Industries, Atwood said the goal was understood. The two men were familiar, having served together on a grocery advisory board. But small talk grew serious, as did the exchange of information. Atwood saw what Hou...
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Loss of a legend
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Former long-time Pound High School and UVa-Wise coach Wayne Letfwich died earlier this week. He was 74. Leftwich was perhaps best known in the coaching ranks for his successful tenure as head coach...
Eastside boys win third straight Cumberland championship
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
ST. PAUL — Eastside cross country coach Emil Schenck laughs it off when asked if his boys team is building a dynasty in the Cumberland Conference. But, the Spartans may be on their way to being the...
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Wise project will shut down East Main Street
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — An ongoing sidewalk project in downtown Wise will require closing East Main Street for at least three days next week. Town council learned Tuesday that East Main will shut down from 6 a.m. M...
County school board member Leftwich dies
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Wise County School Board Member H. Wayne Leftwich, 74, died Tuesday afternoon at his home. The cause of death was unavailable at press time Thursday. Leftwich, remembered as a football and basketba...
School board’s Leftwich dies
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Wise County School Board Member H. Wayne Leftwich died Tuesday afternoon at his home. Cause of death was unavailable as of presstime Wednesday afternoon. Leftwich, remembered as a football and bask...
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Fall back: Reset clocks Sunday
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Don’t forget: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Also, fire prevention groups suggest using the cha...
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