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Man is indicted in fatal shooting at Wise business
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A Norton man has been indicted for allegedly shooting a woman to death at a Wise business in September. The Wise County grand jury handed down an indictment Wednesday against Matthew Wesley Tate, 27, in the killing of Kristina Marie Padilla, 21. Tate is charged with one count of first degree murd...
NEW ERA FOR WARRIOR ATHLETICS: Ground is broken for stadium
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Wrtier
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Central High School students braved the cold and wind yesterday to mark the ceremonial start of a construction project to build a new football stadium. The school’s students and faculty joined community members and county officials for a short ceremony inside the auditorium followed by the official groundbreaking fronting the future stadium property. Central’s head football coach Luke Owens announced during the ceremony that this was the beginning of a “new era in Central athletics.” Assistant Principal David Stanley said construction of the turf playing field has begun. Targeted completion...
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Keeping the faith: Robbins battles through life-threatening injury with support of family, friends and faith in God
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Cobye Robbins was just like most high school senior athletes. The multi-sport athlete at J.I. Burton High School in Norton was thrilled his senior year on the prep gridiron had arrived. It was his ...
ETSU Bucs take young Cavs to hoops school
by COY BAYS • Sports Writer
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — East Tennessee State University’s Buccaneers had too much of everything for UVa-Wise to handle on a basketball court Tuesday during the Cavaliers’ 111-66 loss in the exhibitio...
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Council restores employee work hours
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — Council ended a long, busy and sometimes contentious meeting Tuesday in another split vote, rescinding 3-2 the half-day closing of town hall it implemented last month as a cost-cutting meas...
Pound parade gets debate, green light
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — The Christmas spirit rallied Tuesday night as council members ended lengthy debate with a 4-1 vote in favor of the annual Christmas parade, despite financial limitations and complications. ...
Knob tourism pursuit takes shape
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Wrtier
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — A fledgling tourism initiative involving communities within High Knob’s footprint gained more clarity this week. The High Knob Enhancement Corp. and Appalachian Spring initiative he...
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United Way, Food City host fundraiser
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Wrtier
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
If shopping at the Wise Food City next Tuesday, patrons might notice some familiar faces bagging groceries in the check-out lines. United Way of Southwest Virginia has partnered with Food City for ...
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