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Former Norton parks and recreation maintenance supervisor Mike Lintz has been sentenced to federal prison for using his position to get sexual favors. Tuesday morning at the U.S. district courthous...
Feb 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union celebrates being a tobacco-free school
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Union High School celebrated Tobacco-Free Spirit Day last week, making the message clear: smoking, vaping and dipping have no place at UHS. Wise County is one of only 25 of Virginia’s 132 school divisions to have comprehensive policies to ensure schools are free of both tobacco in all its formats...
Public invited to give input on RR Days location
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Should Coal/Railroad Days stay on Main Street Appalachia or move to the former high school facility? Moving the festival to the high school property is a suggestion that’s been made in the past, and the town’s Special Projects Committee is trying to gauge whether the public wants to relocate the event, which takes place the first weekend of August each year. A meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 in council chambers at town hall for anyone interested in providing input and ideas. Special Projects is also interested in hearing from anyone with input of any kind about Coal/Railroad...
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Semipro Wolves kick off on March 4
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — People who love football can still go to Ralph Cummins Stadium for hard-hitting gridiron action. This is because the Tri-State Wolves semipro team will be playing their home games on th...
Bears fall to Tornado in opening round
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RICHLANDS — Richlands closed the game on a 31-11 run to upend Union 62-46 in the 2A West quarterfinals Tuesday. The win was historic for Richlands, which ended a 16-game regional tournament losing ...
Gap seizes recreation opportunity
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Big Stone Gap is seizing opportunities to enhance its status as an outdoor recreation destination. Town council at its Feb. 14 meeting passed a resolution to submit a grant application to the Virgi...
Governor vetoes coal tax credit
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Gov. Terry McAuliffe Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have reinstated Virginia’s coal tax credits. The Democratic governor described the credits as “costly and ineffective.” The coal industry and R...
Business Route 23 bridge in Pound to close two days for work
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When traveling to Wise County over the next two days, Dickenson County drivers should allow some extra time to account for a detour in Pound. In an effort to safely set new beams for the Business R...
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