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Frustration: Comcast interrupted
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A lot of people in Norton and parts of Wise County spent Tuesday afternoon in a telecommunications frustration zone. Comcast cable, voice and data service were cut off around 3 p.m. Tuesday across parts of the area, rendering businesses and individuals unable to check email, access the internet, ...
Spring takes wing in region: Bird watching abounds locally
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Sprouting everywhere are signs that old man winter’s tight grip on Southwest Virginia’s throat is loosening. Brutally cold temperatures and frequent snow storms have yielded to sunshine and warm rain showers. Spring’s pastel glory is finally reclaiming Wise County’s mountainsides. Barren trees now sport bright green leaves, offset by equally brilliant wildflowers’ purple, pink, red, and yellow hues. Local wildlife has begun stirring from its winter retreat, perhaps most noticeably the birds that vocally flit across the countryside prepping for another nesting season. Norton resident Becky L...
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Big plays highlight Cavs’ spring game
by COY BAYS • Sports Writer
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Intrasquad football games usually produce a mix of positives and negatives, and that was the case Wednesday night as UVa-Wise concluded spring practice with the Cavaliers’ offense facing the...
Warriors hang on for win over Spartans
by RODERICK MULLINS • Sports Writer
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — A move by Central coach Brian Mills to put Graysen Hall on the mound against Eastside paid big dividends Wednesday as the Warriors (4-2) recorded a 5-3 nonconference win over the host Spa...
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Coeburn council weighs revenue, expense options
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — Town Manager Drew Mullins’ first version of the upcoming budget combined spending cuts with tax and fee hikes to get the town’s struggling finances from the red to the black. But town cou...
No answers on slide yet: Town needs funds to assess problem
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — What’s next remains unclear for a downtown slide area and the road above it that remains closed. The town has recently received an estimate of more than $17,000 for geotechnical work that w...
Three to be sentenced for drug trafficking
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Three men convicted of drug trafficking are scheduled for sentencing in Dickenson County Circuit Court next week. Charlie Mullins of Clintwood, Eric Rodriguez of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Andre...
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by KATIE DUNN and JENAY TATE • Staff Writers
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
With rain and thunderstorms forecast for Saturday, this year’s annual Great American Cleanup may move to a rain date. At press time Thursday, only Appalachia had canceled its cleanup. Organizers in...
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