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Sexual assault among charges
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Coalfield Progress does not publish information that could identify the victim of a sex crime. Two men have been charged with sexual assaults as part of violent attacks. They were among four people indicted for alleged violent crimes May 20 by a Wise County grand jury. Indictments include: • ...
An end and a beginning
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The jubilant J.I. Burton High School Class of 2015 celebrates Friday after receiving diplomas. Norton’s high school was the first in the area to hold commencement ceremonies. Eastside High seniors will graduate May 29. Central High and Union High’s graduation events are May 30.
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Bears clinch fourth seed with win over Central
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
APPALACHIA — The Union Bears clinched a home game in the opening round of the Clinch Mountain Conference boys soccer tournament Thursday with a victory over the same team they’ll be facing in the o...
Conference champs
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J.I. Burton top seed Blake Pientka returns a shot against Eastside in Thursday’s Cumberland/Crooked Road Conference championship at UVa-Wise. Burton won the match to claim the title. Both Burton an...
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Pound eyes current finances, looks ahead
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — Before it got to a public hearing Tuesday on its proposed nearly $2 million budget, Town Council first zeroed in on its immediate financial status and outstanding bills of almost $188,000 t...
Pool site sought for playground
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — What was once the city’s municipal pool on East Park Avenue is now a big repository for fill dirt. From a vantage point next door, what Norton Elementary and Middle School sees is an oppor...
Meeting to focus on tunnel at state line
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Most folks know that Virginia and Kentucky connect where U.S. 23 crosses the mountain at Pound Gap but lesser known is that the two commonwealths are linked by an old railroad passage through that ...
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Downtown Norton was quiet Monday morning, with many businesses closed to observe Memorial Day. Norton Fire Department’s big American flag hung over Park Avenue to remind citizens of the terrible pr...
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