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Contura takes over local Alpha assets
Jul 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Alpha Natural Resources traced its origin to Southwest Virginia and became one of the nation’s biggest coal companies. But the new Alpha that emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week has zero assets in Virginia. A new company, Contura Energy Inc., now owns what remains of Alpha’s local legacy...
Better mine reclamation
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Bill Hanrahan and Garrett Scott of Hazon Solutions fly a special drone, equipped with a sensor developed by Sensilize, over reclaimed mine land in Wise County as part of experiments this week on using drones in future reclamation. JOHN COGGIN PHOTO
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All-star basketball means economic benefit for area
by SAM DIXON • Sports Editor
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — A gem of Wise County is going to shine for all the state to see next spring. The David J. Prior Convocation Center at UVa-Wise will host the Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA) ...
Crowder’s success comes from business acumen and love for golf
by SAM DIXON • Sports Editor
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — After nearly three decades in the golf business, silver-haired Ken Crowder is the learned professional who others go to for sage advice. Whether it is a beginning golfer in need of ...
Sexual harassment trial set
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Norton’s former parks and recreation maintenance supervisor pleaded not guilty yesterday morning to federal charges of sexual harassment, violating the civil rights of two women, obstructing justic...
Livestock question returns
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POUND — A longstanding disagreement over allowing people to have livestock in town came back to town council’s agenda July 19, as council agreed to lift a moratorium on approving special land use p...
MECC drone lecture is today
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Interested Wise Countians will be able to get an introduction to a technology that could revolutionize coal-mine reclamation efforts this morning. Mountain Empire Community College hosts a lecture ...
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Displaced coal workers invited
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