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Animal rules: Pound says livestock in town are okay
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — Town Council bedded down the livestock conflict Tuesday with a unanimous vote making livestock permissible on property inside town limits. That was its intent in the first place, members explained to horse and cattle owners who had heard the news differently and stood against a zoning ord...
GOOD MORNING, WISE COUNTY: Volunteer spends 13 years helping elderly
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Three days a week, Wilma Swavely spends her mornings listening to and helping solve county residents’ problems. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, she drives the short distance from her Wise home to the county justice center. Maneuvering through the center’s maze of tan hallways, she retraces her steps to the central dispatch room and then through a side door that opens into a small file room. Sitting at a sparsely furnished desk, she removes a binder from a desk drawer, flips it open, and reaches for the phone. Swavely will spend the next 5 1/2 hours calling the 40 county residents...
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Growing up strong: Lady Raiders rally late for win over Central
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — A young J.I. Burton Lady Raider softball team grew up a little bit Wednesday and it got a little help from its lone senior along the way. With pitcher Tiffany Cole throwing a three-hitter ...
Cavs’ defense steals show in spring football game
by COY BAYS • Sports Writer
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Head coach Dewey Lusk was still looking for a defensive coordinator Wednesday heading into UVa-Wise’s annual spring football game, but the leaderless Cavalier defense showed up in force for ...
Norton school board addresses budget crunch
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Norton School Board learned Monday that the school system is facing a more than $100,000 shortfall for the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Jeff Comer provided a budget update, and the board app...
Farmers Market eyes seventh season
by GLENN GANNAWAY • Post News Editor
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The Big Stone Gap Farmers Market returns for its seventh season on Saturday, May 3. The festivities of opening day include a music performance by Ron Short, gardening information provided by Emily ...
Terrys’ hikes have a mission
by CHIP BEATY • Sports Writer
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Motivated by the greatest of inspirations, Winston and Marcia Terry are taking on the nation’s greatest foot paths. The Terrys are setting off for a hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, where they will...
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