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Nearly four hours, $79,500 in cost cuts
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
May 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — County supervisors last Thursday spent almost four hours debating how to further reduce the county’s proposed 2016-17 spending plan so all employees could receive a pay raise. The board managed to agree upon $79,500 in additional cuts and set a public hearing for 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 26...
Sprucing up
May 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A lot of Nortonians and people traveling through the city have wondered what’s being done to the Friends & Farmers’ Market building downtown. Ball Construction, hired by the Norton Industrial Development Authority, is simply improving its appearance with replacement of the windows and roof along with other upgrades, according to City Manager Fred Ramey. JEFF LESTER PHOTO
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Raiders pick up big win over Pioneers
by ELIZA EVANS • Sports Writer
May 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — The J.I. Burton Raiders beat the Thomas Walker Pioneers, 9-0, Friday. The Raiders took advantage of four Thomas Walker errors in the fourth for their first five runs. “That’s what a team’s...
Spartans cruise past Rye Cove
by RICHARD MEADE • Sports Writer
May 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — The Eastside Spartans beat the Rye Cove Eagles, 10-2, Friday at Alumni Stadium to stay undefeated in the Cumberland District. “I thought we played well on defense tonight despite the two ...
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County board receives cost cut options
by KATIE DUNN • STAFF WRITER
May 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — County Finance Administrator David Cox last Thursday requested that county supervisors consider several future cost-saving options during an almost four-hour budget workshop. Those suggestio...
Town probes national forest plans
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
May 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
COEBURN — U.S. Forest Service officials sought recently to reassure town council that the Clinch Ranger District’s proposed Nettle Patch project will not damage the town’s alternative water supply ...
Go vote! Council elections are today
May 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents of Coeburn, Pound, Appalachia and Big Stone Gap face big choices today as they vote for members of their town councils. Council elections also take place today in St. Paul and Wise. Polls...
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MECC dislocated worker session is May 10
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Mountain Empire Community College will host an information session for individuals and family members who have been laid off due to mining and mining-related industry labor reductions. The session ...
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