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National Trails Day events set for June 4
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
May 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Several local events are being held this Saturday, June 4, in honor of National Trails Day. They include: • Guided mountain bike and hiking trips at 10 a.m. at Flag Rock Recreation Area. The city of Norton is hosting the event. Attendees are asked to meet at the picnic shelter nearest the Flag Ro...
School division faces job cuts, school closure
by PAULA TATE • Editor
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — Faced with a funding loss of about $1.7 million next fiscal year, county school leaders are considering ways to cut costs, which include eliminating jobs, increasing the amount employees pay for health insurance and closing an elementary school. The school board had hoped to receive at least level local funding for 2016-17, but with the county in dire financial straits, the local contribution to the school system will decrease by about $800,000. The school board’s proposed 2016-17 budget is about $24.64 million. Schools Superintendent Haydee Robinson said last week that she pres...
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Leadership winners
May 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2016 Spring Sports Leadership Award winners included, from left, (front) Eastside’s Jayme Salyers, J.I. Burton’s Tiffany Cole, Eastside’s Kaylee Jones, Central’s Rachel Porchie, Union’s Emilee ...
Sturgill’s hit sends Union to CMC semis
by JAMES TAYLOR • Sports Writer
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP – Union softball isn’t for the faint of hearts as the “Cardiac Kids” came from behind once again Tuesday night to take a 7-6 win over the John Battle Lady in the Clinch Mountain Confe...
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Hazardous waste event is June 25
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
May 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Wise County’s annual household hazardous waste collection day is set for Saturday, June 25, and residents are encouraged, especially this year, to participate. Countywide budget cuts mean the progr...
Heritage Days: A walk down memory lane
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
May 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — Devotion to history and heritage drives the town's annual Heritage Days celebration Memorial Day weekend, all the way down to the crumb on the cake and the turn of a tour bus wheel. The Pou...
Self-bond coal: Down to one
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is responding to growing concern about the ability of struggling coal companies to pay for their mine reclamation obligations. Specifically, th...
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