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Hospital road to close partially for repairs
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
By the middle of next week, the city of Norton expects to close the downhill lane of Third Street, the steep road that accesses Mountain View Regional Medical Center. Last fall or early winter, city workers began to notice what seems to be mining-related subsidence creating cracks in the pavement...
Open your heart and your home: Region is in great need of more foster parents
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Cheerful and alert at a National Foster Care Month gathering on the courthouse lawn, the baby boy beamed so brightly he drew people near to admire this bundle of joy. The little boy has been in the loving arms of his foster parents since shortly after his birth. He’s too little to know or care that he was removed from his biological mother by court order. His foster parents already had three children each when they married just a few years ago. They wanted a little one of their own, his foster father said, and decided to become foster parents in hopes of adopting. Wise County is in d...
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Sophomores shine as Union sweeps CMC titles
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BRISTOL — Sophomores Kalea Clark and Taylor Perry stepped up big for the Union Lady Bears Wednesday. Clark and Perry picked up two wins apiece and scored more points in other events to help Union w...
Moving on
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Central top seed Mackenzie Lawson returns a shot during Wednesday’s Clinch Mountain Conference championship match with Gate City. Gate City won the match and the CMC title. Both Gate City and Centr...
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Town manager runs in election
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
As election deadlines draw near, Coeburn Town Manager Drew Mullins confirmed Wednesday he is mounting an independent campaign for District Four county supervisor. Mullins said he had considered see...
Coeburn budget set for hearing
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Citizens will get their chance to comment on a 2015-16 proposed budget that raises real estate taxes by 7 cents, increases water rates by 20 percent and hikes the monthly trash collection...
EDA picks not without dissent: Economic group awaits site visit to old school
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — Council Tuesday appointed to the town economic development authority two members the EDA had recommended, but not without dissent. Debating who should be named, council had delayed action l...
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by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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