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Police complaint proposal ditched
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — Poised to disagree, Town Council has instead unanimously killed a proposal that would have written into town ordinance how complaints against town police should be handled. The measure was proposed late last year by Chief of Police Tony Baker after a woman brought her complaint against po...
Community garden: Woman's turning point becomes a cause
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
It may be the dead of winter but now is the time to be thinking about planting a garden, especially if you need space to put one in. Free plots are available in three community gardens in Wise and Pound and master gardeners are gearing up to put the space to good use. Heading up the effort is Erica Dell, a local master gardener who has put the community garden concept to work in her own life. Dell was exposed to gardening when she was a little kid and remembers when she "hated" gardening. That was back when she was a teenager and "was forcibly drafted to weed, dig potatoes, or put up green ...
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Eastside tops Pioneers with unselfish play
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — With three players in double figures and solid contributions up and down the roster, the Eastside Spartans blasted Thomas Walker’s Pioneers, 74-34, at home on Saturday. Clean-passing and ...
Pressure, balance help Central past Lee
by RICHARD MEADE • SPORTS WRITER
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — Intense defensive pressure and balanced scoring propelled the Central Lady Warriors to a convincing 58-40 victory over Clinch Mountain Conference foe the Lee Lady Generals. The win on Frid...
News
State lawmakers file dozens of bills
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Coal, natural gas, job creation, roads, tourism, the opioid abuse epidemic and questions of morality are among the topics that coalfield-region legislators aim to address in 2017 General Assembly l...
Schools meeting planned with lawmakers
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Wise County Schools Superintendent Greg Mullins said Monday he and other school leaders from southwestern Virginia and perhaps beyond will meet this week in Richmond with members of General Assembl...
Snowstorm rehab program advances
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Town council took action Monday night to proceed on fixing damage to 15 homes that took place during severe snowstorms in 2015. Council approved the plan to rehabilitate 10 homes and subs...
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Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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