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Couple charged in death of infant son
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
NOTE: It is the policy of The Coalfield Progress not to publish information that could identify the victim of a sex crime. A Pound man was recently charged in the August 2015 death of his infant son. This week, a Wise County grand jury handed down indictments charging the man and his wife with ch...
Drone project to pursue better reclamation
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An Israeli company will use unmanned aerial systems to conduct a pilot project aimed at revolutionizing parts of the mine reclamation process. The company’s leader will be in Wise County July 28 to discuss the effort. In a press release yesterday, the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board announced that Virginia will be home to a “multi-spectral remote sensing pilot project” using an Israeli-made sensor mounted on a drone to seek more economical ways of reclaiming coal-mined land, expanding the tax base and creating jobs. During a recent trade and marketing mission to Israel, Gov. Terry McAuliffe ...
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All-Star game marks end of chapter
by ELIZA EVANS • Sports Writer
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
For Tiffany Cole, the VHSCA All-Star softball game in Lynchburg was more than a tremendous honor — it was history making. Cole became the first J.I. Burton softball player selected to play in the g...
Winchell pars playoff hole to capture 85th Lonesome Pine Invitational
by SAM DIXON • Sports Editor
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Craig Winchell of Wise gained momentum down the fairways and stayed true on the greens in shooting a 2-under-par 69 Sunday to win the 85th annual Lonesome Pine Men’s Invitational. As if whittling d...
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ATV trail: Town to cut ribbon next week
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Coeburn’s long wait to become part of the Spearhead Trails regional multi-use trail system is about to pay off. Town Manager Drew Mullins confirmed this week that officials will cut the ribbon Frid...
Drug charges handed down
by JEFF LESTER • NEWS EDITOR
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
A Wise County grand jury indicted several people Monday for alleged drug crimes. Those charged include: • James Marvin Hall, 45, 1930 Cliff Mountain Way, Duffield: One count of conspiracy to manufa...
Remote Area Medical begins
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The 17th annual Remote Area Medical of Virginia began this morning at the Wise County fairgrounds and continues through Sunday, July 24. Gov. Terry McAuliffe is scheduled to visit the health care o...
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Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct a public blood drive Wednesday, July 27, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Norton Community Hospital. As many as three lives might be saved each time a person donates blo...
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