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Tourism group gets expansion funds
by JENAY TATE • EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Money to support and expand the services of the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority was among the Virginia Tobacco Commission's top five ranked proposals in Southwest Virginia. Meeting in Wise last week, the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved the authority's full request o...
Special people, magical night
by R.J. ROSE • CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — “It’s the most wonderful event of the year in Wise County.” That’s how Mark Keith, with the Lonesome Pine Office on Youth, described the third annual Special Needs Fall Ball. His assessment was evident by the smiles, cheers, and laughter that lit up Coeburn Middle School Saturday night. Principal Angela Clendenon said the school has hosted the ball since its inception, but she was quick to point out that it wasn’t her idea. She explained that three years ago, local resident Crystal Lawson approached her about having the ball at the school. The school opened its doors and has hoste...
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Devils to overpower Pack; Central gets edge on Grundy
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The word is out: The fine folks of Southwest Virginia have finally accepted my greatness, and who can blame them? I’ve had back-to-back perfect weeks and am now picking games correctly 87.5 percent...
Wolfpack falls to Lee by 10
by RICHARD MEADE • Sports Writer
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
BEN HUR — The Ridgeview Wolfpack (1-4) came up a little short on the scoreboard against fellow district opponent the Lee High Generals (5-0) Friday night, falling by a score of 17-7. The Generals t...
News
Restored voting rights a hot topic
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
As the Nov. 8 election nears, local officials say they are getting a lot of inquiries about restoration of voting rights after a criminal conviction. Wise County Registrar Allison Robbins suggests ...
Syrup operation takes root
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
SOUTH FORK — If driving past Brian and Amanda Hubbard’s South Fork Road home, the rows of lanky green stalks that rise from their side yard might easily be mistaken for corn. These towering stalks ...
Sunset over city
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
This gorgeous sunset over downtown Norton was captured recently from a vantage point in the Lost Creek area by local photographer Will Bouton.
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