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Puppy love: Prison program benefits dogs and inmates
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
PENNINGTON GAP — A light rain began falling last Thursday as six prison inmates and their canine charges jogged across a grassy field, maneuvering through an agility course beneath fog-shrouded mountainsides. As the dogs cleared hurdles, charged through a tunnel, and leaped through a hoop, their ...
City schools SOL performance shows gain in state ranking
by JENAY TATE • Editor and Publisher
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Norton City Schools has shown a marked gain in its statewide ranking in Standards of Learning performance. While Superintendent Keith Perrigan is proud of what students, teachers and administration have accomplished, he also observes there's more to be done and more to consider when looking at the numbers. The Virginia Department of Education released last week information detailing how individual schools, school divisions and the state performed on English, writing, mathematics, science and history SOL tests in 2015-16. Norton schools went from 40th to 29th out of 132 divisions, according ...
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Friday night lights good test for Raiders, Bears
by SAM DIXON • Sports Editor
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Friday night’s A&A Security Jamboree gave Raider head coach Jim Adams and Bears helmsman Travis Turner a good look at how their still-raw teams are maturing as ball clubs. Each saw impress...
Warriors come alive to secure jamboree victories
by RICHARD MEADE • Sports Writer
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — The Central Warriors hosted a jamboree, sponsored by Cavalier Pharmacy at Central Warrior Stadium Friday night. The three-team jamboree featured the Hurley Rebels from the Black Diamond Di...
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Pound takes advice to not post digital recording on website
by JENAY TATE • Editor and Publisher
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — If you want to hear for yourself what happened at a town council meeting, make plans to either be there in person or prepare to request a copy of the digital recording at town hall. Over th...
Group home owner get support
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — Based on what she'd been hearing in the community, Janice Payne arrived at town hall Tuesday braced for conflict over a new residential group home she's developing. Instead, Payne found bro...
Childhood health is focus
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — It’s no secret Southwest Virginia has its share of health issues. High rates of tobacco use, adult obesity and physical inactivity, teen births, and accidental death rates — the latter prima...
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Paving project to start
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Weather permitting, the city of Norton intends to begin milling and paving Guest River Road and part of East Park Avenue on Monday, Aug. 22. The work is expected to last for up to a week. During th...
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