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An Appalachia woman is dead and a Norton man is in custody facing a murder charge after a shooting Thursday night at a business in Wise. After responding at about 11 p.m. to a report of a possible ...
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Lead prosecutor named to JDR judgeship
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
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Wise County Commonwealth Attorney Ron Elkins was chosen late Thursday for appointment as a juvenile and domestic relations judge in the 30th Circuit, which also covers the city of Norton and the counties of Lee and Scott. At the close of business Thursday night, the first day of a special General...
Let Freedom Ring continues through Saturday
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The 2014 Let Freedom Ring event at Lonesome Pine Airport continues today and Saturday with exciting aircraft displays and presentations. The event is organized by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1416. There is no charge for admission. This year’s Let Freedom Ring features the Red Tail Squadron, a member of the Commemorative Air Force. The Red Tail Squadron honors the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen, African-American fighter pilots who overcame prejudice to become one of the elite fighter groups of World War II. Airport visitors will see a rare P-51C Mustang that has a bright red ta...
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The inaugural class of the J.I. Burton Hall of Fame was inducted at the Hall of Fame Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Hotel Norton in downtown Norton. The inductees or their family members were honored and given a plaque to recognize their induction. Similar plaques were given to J.I. Burton High School and will be put on display at the school.  The honorees pictured include, left to right, Jim Dotson — coach of the 1972 “Impossible Dream” state championship football team; Susan Fore — daughter of inductee Arvil “Sam” Lawson, who had 77 victories during his football coaching career at Burton, 1940-58 and who had 65 consecutive victories in basketball, including state championship teams in 1947 and ‘48 and a state runnerup in 1949; Steven Douglas, great-grandson of inductee of John I. Burton, who served as principal of Norton schools from 1918 to 1954. Jamie Brown, daughter of coach Bill “Chief” Fitchko football and basketball coach along with Sam Lawson in the 1950’s era, head coach of the 1958 District 8 championship football team and a football and basketball referee in southwest Virginia and eastern Kentucky; Richard “Stan” Wilson, who holds the school record for most points scored in a boys basketball game with 43. Wilson was affiliated with J.I. Burton as a student-athlete, teacher, assistant principal, principal, athletic director and coach for 45 years. His basketball teams won 541 games, a Virginia High School League record for Group A schools and he has more wins than any coach west of Roanoke in VHSL history. KEVIN MAYS PHOTO. <a href="/pages/submit_photo_reprint">Click Here</a> to order photo reprints
The inaugural class of the J.I. Burton Hall of Fame was inducted at the Hall of Fame Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Hotel Norton in downtown Norton. The inductees or their family members were honored and given a plaque to recognize their induction. Similar plaques were given to J.I. Burton High School and will be put on display at the school. The honorees pictured include, left to right, Jim Dotson — coach of the 1972 “Impossible Dream” state championship football team; Susan Fore — daughter of inductee Arvil “Sam” Lawson, who had 77 victories during his football coaching career at Burton, 1940-58 and who had 65 consecutive victories in basketball, including state championship teams in 1947 and ‘48 and a state runnerup in 1949; Steven Douglas, great-grandson of inductee of John I. Burton, who served as principal of Norton schools from 1918 to 1954. Jamie Brown, daughter of coach Bill “Chief” Fitchko football and basketball coach along with Sam Lawson in the 1950’s era, head coach of the 1958 District 8 championship football team and a football and basketball referee in southwest Virginia and eastern Kentucky; Richard “Stan” Wilson, who holds the school record for most points scored in a boys basketball game with 43. Wilson was affiliated with J.I. Burton as a student-athlete, teacher, assistant principal, principal, athletic director and coach for 45 years. His basketball teams won 541 games, a Virginia High School League record for Group A schools and he has more wins than any coach west of Roanoke in VHSL history. KEVIN MAYS PHOTO. Click Here to order photo reprints
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John I. Burton Hall of Fame inductees
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The inaugural class of the J.I. Burton Hall of Fame was inducted at the Hall of Fame Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Hotel Norton in downtown Norton. The inductees or their family members wer...
Central keeps rolling with win over Virginia High
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
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NORTON — The Central Lady Warriors used big scoring runs Tuesday to sweep the Virginia High Lady Bearcats 3-0 in Clinch Mountain Conference volleyball action. The scoring runs came despite a strong...
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House election date set: GOP candidate seeks nomination
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
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An Abingdon Republican moved quickly this week to announce his candidacy in the House of Delegates District Four special election to be held Dec. 9. Todd Pillion, a dentist and business owner, anno...
County’s schools fully accredited
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
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State accreditation and federal accountability ratings released Tuesday reveal Wise County schools met most required benchmarks. County school officials said they’re pleased with the division’s res...
Math mars city school results
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
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Following the release of state education accreditation and federal accountability rankings Tuesday, Norton’s J.I. Burton High School was fully accredited and Norton Elementary and Middle School was...
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