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Financial health of hospitals studied
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A study looking at hospitals’ financial health statewide — released in advance of this week’s General Assembly special session on expanding Medicaid — affirms the money challenges of those in southwestern Virginia but questions whether hospitals overall “need” or just “want” the additional federa...
Fog, sky, sun
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The region has received more than its share of gray, foggy weather recently, but the occasional emergence of sunlight and blue sky has produced some dramatically beautiful cloud formations. The forecast calls for a resurgence of sun and clear skies later this week.
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Council girls, Richlands boys win cross country meet
by LLOYD COMBS • Sports Writer
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
COUNCIL— It was the first event of the season for most of the teams on hand, but the crowded field made it feel like a conference or district title meet. Fittingly, two district and conference cont...
Rebels pick up Buchanan County win over Grundy
by LLOYD COMBS • Sports Writer
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
HURLEY — It didn’t take long for Hurley to establish control in this one. The Rebels scored five touchdowns with a mere 15 plays in the first half and demolished Buchanan County rival Grundy, 66-8 ...
News
Prison time: Cockfight promoter sentenced
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A Wise County man faces incarceration for his role in a cockfighting ring that operated in eastern Kentucky. Wesley Dean Robinson, 57, was sentenced Friday in Abingdon to six months in a federal pr...
Will Wise become a true college town? UVa-Wise, town officials seek to strengthen their bonds
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Charlottesville and Blacksburg might come to mind if picturing a typical college town, but the hometown of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise is not likely to top that list. Movement is n...
ODP explains Thursday power outage
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One fallen tree. That was all it took Thursday afternoon to wipe out electric power for nearly 6,800 Old Dominion Power customers. According to ODP spokesman Cliff Feltham, a storm Thursday caused ...
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by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
A Haysi man is safe after being reported missing by a relative Sunday. Kenneth Lee Yates, 47, was reported missing Sunday by one of his sisters. Police learned Monday that Yates had been staying wi...
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