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Ridgeview project to get federal funds this year
by PAULA TATE • Editor
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The county school division superintendent has received word the Ridgeview schools project has been appropriated more than $15 million for this fiscal year. The funding is awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which agreed as part of a flood-protection plan to provide 95 percent of a $110 m...
Haiti mission trip ‘amazing’ for local group
by PAULA TATE • Editor
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Trying to condense her many experiences during a recent week in Haiti to a short summary is a challenge, but Elizabeth Mullins is able to narrow what she considers most important to a short paragraph. Among the many things the rising Ridgeview High School senior says she learned are these: “As humans, we are more alike than different, we all have the same needs and basic desires. And anyone can make a difference, regardless of their age, gender, or financial position.” Mullins, her mother Melissa and five other community members were among those who traveled to Haiti to help with work being...
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Vanover set to meet new challenges on the softball diamond
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
ROSE RIDGE — David Vanover has been around the softball world of southwest Virginia for more than a decade. And, the straight-shooting coach has a way with plain talk. So, Vanover is not pulling an...
Kennedy wins two titles in UVa-Wise tourney
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Central High’s Jessie Kennedy won a doubles championship Friday and then beat her doubles partner Saturday to win the Women’s Division in the 42nd annual UVa-Wise Tennis Tournament at the Ji...
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New school bus routes ready for first day
by PAULA TATE • Editor
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Among challenges faced while getting ready for the Aug. 10 opening of Ridgeview high, technical and middle schools was the reorganization of bus routes. Much thought and work was put into developin...
Police chief, prosecutor — both vets — weigh in on armed guards
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
As a Vietnam veteran, Tony Bates appreciates the feelings that moved civilian volunteers to take up arms to protect the local military recruiting offices. As chief of police in Wise, however, Bates...
Pound top job search goes on
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — The town is still on the hunt for a town manager after the person who was offered the job took a position elsewhere. Mayor George Dean, who’s held the position in an interim capacity since ...
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Dickenson County Chamber of Commerce held its 2015 Annual Business Appreciation Cookout in McClure on Friday, July 24. McClure River Kiwanis hosted the event. Four business owners were honored with...
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