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HISTORY ON THE RIVER: Stories highlight Clinch culture
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
If standing along the banks of the Clinch River, listen closely as its waters roll past. As the river laps at the shoreline, it’s almost as if the water is murmuring the countless tales collected on the Clinch’s journey to this public boat launch in Dungannon. Some of these stories have recently ...
AG opinion sought on Coeburn job contracts
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — A majority of town council has agreed to seek the opinion of Virginia’s top lawyer as to whether the employment contracts of Town Manager Drew Mullins and Police Chief Scott Brooks are legal. Council on Monday voted 4-1 to seek an opinion from Attorney General Mark Herring regarding the contracts approved in June 2014. Voting no was Jess Powers, who was mayor when a former council majority approved the contracts. The language of state law, Coeburn’s charter and a 2010 opinion by former attorney general Ken Cuccinelli suggest that the contracts are invalid, according to Mayor Jeff ...
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Mitchell enjoying game on the court and field
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — James Mitchell has the complete resume for the potential collegiate athlete. He has decent size and good speed. He carries the grades with a 4.0 grade point average. And he has the ...
Vanover set to meet new challenges on the softball diamond
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
ROSE RIDGE — David Vanover has been around the softball world of southwest Virginia for more than a decade. And, the straight-shooting coach has a way with plain talk. So, Vanover is not pulling an...
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Pay raise process generates debate
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Pay raises for some town employees became the focus of a sometimes angry town council debate Monday. Council members did not necessarily begrudge the fact that the affected workers got pa...
School’s back: County, city divisions prep for a new year
by KATIE DUNN and JENAY TATE • Staff Writers
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer vacation ends next week for Wise County schools’ students. Thursday, Aug. 6, marks the first day of the new year, and school division officials are asking people to exercise caution during t...
Last call: Relay center closes after 24 years
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — At midnight tonight, calls to the Virginia Relay Center get switched to another provider and 24 years of service to the hearing and speech impaired come to an end here. “It’s quiet. Very s...
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Norton’s own Bob Isaac was recently recognized as a “health care hero” by the Tri-Cities Business Journal. The magazine on July 9 honored several health professionals and volunteers for their contr...
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