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Officer-involved shooting investigated
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A Norton man is in custody after a domestic altercation led to an exchange of gunfire with a city police officer. Police Chief James Lane confirmed that on May 21, shortly after 11 p.m., city police were dispatched to 1300 Chapman St. in response to a domestic incident. Upon arrival, four officer...
Pine Mountain Tunnel trail idea pursued
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JENKINS, Ky. — Charlie Holbrook remembers trying to get a job back in 1946 when the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway started to blast a 3,622-foot tunnel through Pine Mountain between Pound and Jenkins. Holbrook didn’t get that work but years later got the job of closing up the old portal above Jenkins, he told those gathered Sunday afternoon to talk about reopening Pine Mountain Tunnel and the endless tourism opportunities that would present. Built from both sides of the mountain to meet at the state line, the Pine Mountain Tunnel took 18 months to finish, opened in February 1948 and was part o...
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Spring Sports Leaders
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
AHP of Virginia (The Coalfield Progress, The Dickenson Star, The Post and coalfield.com) presented awards the Spring Sports Leaders Sunday at a dinner at the Prime Sirloin in Norton. Retired UVa-Wi...
Group 1A Western Region Track: J.I. Burton’s Perrigan sweeps sprints, Haysi’s Bostic makes history
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
RADFORD — The day started pretty rough for J.I. Burton junior Isaac Perrigan, but it ended pretty nicely. Perrigan entered Saturday’s Group 1A Western Region track and field championships with the ...
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Let’s hit the trails June 6
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Several local events are being planned to mark National Trails Day this Saturday, June 6. Launched in 1993 by the American Hiking Society, the idea for National Trails Day was inspired by a 1987 re...
Trout release offers science, life lessons
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
HANGING ROCK — Twelve high school students descended upon Little Stony Creek’s rocky banks last Friday to bid farewell and good luck to a hundred or so pint-sized fish. The students, part of Eastsi...
Mountains of attraction
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The High Knob recreation area, viewed from the observation tower, is the best-known local attraction for people who love mountains. But a recent state agency decision could hinder tourists’ search ...
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Some water to cut off Thursday, Friday in Norton
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Water service in Norton will be cut off Thursday, June 4 starting around 9 a.m. on Virginia Avenue NW from Ninth Street NW to 10th Street NW. On Friday, June 5, water service will be cut off around...
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