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Shooting victim in critical condition
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Dec 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A Norton man remains in the hospital with a gunshot wound and his neighbor is under arrest following an incident Thursday. Jerry Adkins, 61, is at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., listed in critical condition, Wellmont Health System spokesman Jim Wozniak confirmed yesterday afte...
‘Tis the season
Dec 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Carolers herald Thursday’s lighting of Crockett Hall at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise with music to commemorate the start of the holiday season. TIM COX PHOTO
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Central boys optimistic of turnaround
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Dec 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — The Central Warriors are looking to a new season of strong scoring and big rebounding. Returning from a campaign last year that registered only three wins, all of them nonconference, the W...
Lady Spartans working on tough D
by SAM DIXON • SPORTS EDITOR
Dec 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Defense. Eastside teams of the past have not been known for that, Lady Spartans head basketball coach Barry Ruff admits. He is out to change this during the 2016-17 campaign. “We focus on...
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Lockdown: No ‘credible threat’ found
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Dec 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A Wise County school was placed on lockdown last Friday following an alleged threat. The Wise County Career-Technical Center was on lockdown for almost an hour and a half as law enforcement investi...
Solar energy firm takes the next step
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Dec 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Solar power could be coming to Wise County. The county’s Industrial Development Authority on Nov. 15 unanimously agreed to establish a memorandum of understanding with Energix Renewable Ener...
Long-range growth plan being updated
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Dec 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
About two and a half years have passed since work began to establish a new future development plan for Wise County. A 193-page draft comprehensive plan is now under review by a 30-plus member steer...
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Decorating contest planned
Dec 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Coeburn Civic League will be sponsoring a decorating contest for homes (outside only) and businesses (window and business front only). The contest will be within the corporate limits of Coeburn...