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Financial health of hospitals studied
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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...
Premature baby is a ‘perfect miracle’
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Although born eight weeks too soon, Logan Hunter Koop is a “perfect miracle,” his mother says. Mom Georgie Koop and Logan of Appalachia are the family ambassadors for this year’s Dilenowisco March for Babies, scheduled for Oct. 4 at Bullitt Park. Georgie Koop’s life changed right before her eyes, as she says, on June 21, 2013, when a team of Holston Valley Medical Center doctors and nurses delivered her son Logan, weighing all of 2 pounds and one-half ounce. Logan was immediately whisked away to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Logan stayed in the hospital for the first 44 days of h...
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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
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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