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Prosecutor challenges interim appointment
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Chief Deputy Commonwealth Attorney Adrian Collins is asking the court to set aside the oath of office administered Dec. 1 to now interim Commonwealth Attorney Mike Abbott and to swear in Collins instead. In a petition filed Tuesday in Wise County Circuit Court, Collins says he is “the statutory W...
Firemen honored for saving life
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — City firefighters Shane Potter and Todd Lagow received special recognition Tuesday for saving a life during a mid-November house fire. Mayor William Mays presented awards of valor to Potter and Lagow at the beginning of city council’s meeting that night. Fire Chief David Mullins explained that Potter and Lagow battled smoke and fire in a fully engulfed residence to extract a man who today continues to struggle to hold onto life. The fire struck a Roberts Avenue house in the early morning hours, and emergency personnel were told people might be trapped inside. The upper floor was fu...
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Coalfield Clash at the Prior: Basketball tournament set to tip off next weekend
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The UVa-Wise David J. Prior Convocation Center will be the site for the initial Coalfield Clash at the Prior Center next weekend. The three-day, eight-team boys basketball tournament that will feat...
Lady Raiders outscore Creech, Jenkins on way to win
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — J.I. Burton Lady Raiders basketball coach Jared Coffey had one goal in mind heading into Tuesday’s nonconference game with the Jenkins (Ky.) Cavaliers — score more points than Whitney Cree...
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Roop to step off city council
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — City Councilman Terry Roop intends to resign effective at the end of Dec. 31. Roop announced his retirement plans at the end of Tuesday’s council meeting. In a letter to fellow council mem...
Pound mayor will manage
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — Town Council decided 4-1 Tuesday night to hire Mayor George Dean as interim town manager through the end of this fiscal year. The decision came near meeting’s end, after council had discuss...
Norton schools’ energy savings on track so far
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Norton school officials will soon learn the monetary savings achieved during the first full year that recent energy and security upgrades have been in operation at J.I. Burton High and Norton Eleme...
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Councilman honored for service
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Norton City Councilman Huck Hunnicutt, center, receives a plaque of appreciation Tuesday from Mayor William Mays, as Vice Mayor Joe Fawbush watches. Hunnicutt, whose November re-election bid was no...
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