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Pound Heritage Days
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Pound native and Nashville recording artist Kaitlyn Baker, left, shares a fun moment with Emma Grace Conley, who is battling a rare form of leukemia. During Pound Heritage Days, Baker will take on the challenge of her first kayaking trip down the Pound River as an event to benefit Emma.
Guilty plea; payback to town ordered
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Appearing in federal court Monday, former Coeburn town manager Loretta Mays pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining more than $60,000 in the town’s name and fraudulently obtaining more than $20,000 in goods and benefits directly through or from the town. In her plea agreement, she acknowledged she faces likely incarceration and agreed to pay restitution to the town. Mays was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond and faces a sentencing hearing Aug. 11 in the U.S. district court in Abingdon, according to court documents. DETAILS Mays pleaded guilty to the details in an “information” prepared ...
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Sturgill’s hit sends Union to CMC semis
by JAMES TAYLOR • Sports Writer
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 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...
Lady Warriors claim share of CMC regular-season title
by RICHARD MEADE • Sports Writer
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — The Central Lady Warriors scored two runs early and hung on for a 2-1 win over the Lebanon Lady Pioneers, Thursday, to claim a share of the Clinch Mountain Conference championship. It was al...
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Self-bond coal: Down to one
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 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...
Powell River Project seeks funding support
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
KINGSPORT, TENN. — The Powell River Project has helped create innovative approaches to mined land reclamation for 36 years right here in Wise County. But the national decline in the coal industry i...
Old problem hits new sewer
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Officials are blaming old, leaking sewage pipes for a recent overflow incident involving a new sewer system in the Sheffield Acres community. During town council’s Monday meeting, Town Ma...
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