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$1 billion sought for economic boost
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The overwhelmingly biggest feature of the Obama administration’s 2015 POWER+ proposal to help revitalize coal-producing communities was to spend $1 billion from the Abandoned Mine Land reclamation fund on projects that promote economic development. The one-year federal budget that Congress passed...
Lawmakers seek budget add-ons
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Economic development projects. Water and sewer upgrades. Public school and college funding. A new state park and other tourism growth. Drug courts. The Coalfields Expressway. Those are among the many priorities addressed in state budget amendments that coalfield-region General Assembly lawmakers have submitted. The House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees must release their lists of recommended amendments to the current budget and to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed 2016-18 budget by Feb. 23. Each house must pass its budget by Feb. 25 so that the work of hammering out a compromise ...
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Union’s Deahl advances to regional tournament with subregion win
by LLOYD COMBS • SPORTS WRITER
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
GRUNDY — Step one in Mark Deahl's final quest for a state title is in the books. Next up for the Union senior and other area wrestlers is the Region 2A West tournament after seeds were set in the 2...
Eastside’s Sexton, Burton’s Shortt take sectional wins
by ELIZA EVANS • SPORTS WRITER
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Patrick Henry placed four wrestlers atop the podium on its way to claiming the 1A West Southern Sectional title. “We felt pretty confident coming in. We’ve had a pretty good season altoge...
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Micronic technology gets international award
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
A Wise County-based water treatment research and development company was recently named a winner in an international innovation challenge sponsored by two major energy industries. GE Oil & Gas and ...
Public input is sought for county plan
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — It’s been almost two years since Wise County began crafting a new future development plan model that will serve as its long-range guide for growth and development. The ongoing effort to upda...
Anglers’ help sought in Flannagan fish study
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) is inviting anglers to assist a walleye and saugeye fisheries tagging study at the Flannagan Reservoir. A press release issued Feb. 3 sta...
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Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in coming days: • Monday, Feb. 8: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastside High School, Coeburn; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wise County Ca...
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