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Alpha files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A few years ago, the nation's largest producer of metallurgical coal was aggressively consolidating its market with the purchase of Massey Energy and was building a massive corporate headquarters in Bristol, Va. But Monday, Alpha Natural Resources was on a different mission: seeking Chapter 11 ba...
Wise teens see need for local skate park
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — The audience gathered for last Tuesday’s Wise council meeting didn’t match the usual demographic. Rather than middle-aged or elderly residents waiting to address council, most of the individuals who filed into council chambers and filled three rows of seats were below the age of 20. When council called for public comment, Jacob Barnette, 19, approached the podium and asked council members to support installing a skate park in Wise. Turned away from business parking lots and public venues alike, local BMX bikers and skateboarders have nowhere to ride, he explained. In response, Barnet...
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Counts to guide baseball program at Ridgeview
by KEVIN MAYS • SPORTS EDITOR
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
ROSE RIDGE — Brad Counts first varsity head coaching job will come in the spring. It will be a challenge. All head coaching jobs are a challenge, especially for a new head coach. But, Counts situat...
Thunder holds off South threat for win in FCA tournament
by KEVIN MAYS • SPORTS EDITOR
Aug 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — The Thunder held off a furious late-game rally by FCA South Saturday to take third place in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes Grand Slam Showcase baseball tournament at Mack Shu...
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Verizon centers could close
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Verizon directory assistance and consumer financial service call centers in Wise are among those targeted for closure in the company’s comprehensive labor contract proposal put on the table Jun...
St. Paul brewery plan moves forward
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
ST. PAUL — This small riverside town already boasts several creative economic pursuits, including an extensive all-terrain vehicle trail system, hiking and biking trails, and a river outfitter. An ...
Pay raise process generates debate
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Pay raises for some town employees became the focus of a sometimes angry town council debate Monday. Council members did not necessarily begrudge the fact that the affected workers got pa...
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by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
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