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Tech firm to create hundreds of jobs
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — A public announcement next Wednesday will finally reveal the name of a telecommunications company slated to bring as many as 500 jobs to the county. Meanwhile, efforts to make space for the newcomer include Verizon relocating its customer service call center from a county business park to ...
UVa-Wise gets land for outdoor learning
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Stan Willis sought a natural refuge when he bought 67 acres off a well-traveled Wise County road more than four decades ago. The retired University of Virginia’s College at Wise history professor grew up in Paris, a small northern Virginia settlement nestled amid the Blue Ridge mountains. The self-described “country boy” hunted, trapped, and fished throughout his youth, and he wanted a similar backdrop in his new home. Willis, 82, and his wife, Barbara, built their Wise-area home with students’ help and lived on the property for 40-plus years until moving to Staunton five years ago. This pa...
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Sports
Hard work does the talking for McKinney
by SAM DIXON • Sports Editor
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP —Although a quiet person, Sydney McKinney is an intense athlete. Her senior year at Union High School, she achieved the distinction of being named First Team All-State in three sports...
Big rigs, tiny cars highlight night of action at LPR
by ELIZA EVANS • Sports Writer
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Saturday night’s racing action at Lonesome Pine Speedway featured racing from really big trucks to tiny cars, from classics to late models. The Bandit Big Rigs had two, 15-lap races on th...
News
School funds won't change
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — You’re great. We support you. We just can’t afford to give you more money. That was city council’s message to the school board Tuesday after schools Superintendent Keith Perrigan asked cou...
Second escape bid fails
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
A Wise man is in custody after he eluded police twice over two days last week following charges of abduction and attempted malicious wounding. According to a Wise County Sheriff’s Office press rele...
School personnel changes approved
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Wise County School Board unanimously approved several personnel changes during a called meeting Tuesday. That approval followed a roughly 90-minute closed session. Approved changes include: NEW EMP...
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NORTON — A hazardous waste collection and disposal event takes place Saturday, June 25 in the Magic Mart parking lot at the Virginia-Kentucky Shopping Center, City Manager Fred Ramey told city coun...
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