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Music, art cut from school budget
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — The Dickenson County School Board voted last week to remove art and music classes from the division’s elementary schools to resolve a budget deficit for the 2014-15 school year. After making several other cuts, the division still faced a shortfall of $132,000 in its proposed $26 milli...
RAM: Health outreach concludes
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — “After 15 years, I’m still moved by it,” said Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of the Richmond diocese as he looked over the wet Wise County fairgrounds, which had been transformed over the weekend into one of the largest free medical events in the country. The Remote Area Medical event, better known as RAM, took place two and a half days, beginning on Friday. “I wonder if we will be able to meet their needs?” DiLorenzo wondered Saturday. Monsignor Mark Lane was also on hand for the event, and was so moved by what he witnessed that he could hardly speak. For a decade and a half, the event ha...
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Strong down the stretch: Robinette plays solid final nine to win LPCC title
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — Tyler Robinette overcame a bad hole and saved his best for last Sunday to win the 83rd annual Lonesome Pine Country Club Invitational golf tournament. Robinette, a member of the UVa...
Four in a row: DTQ wins Senior League state title again
by JAMES TAYLOR • Sports Writer
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — DTQ defeated Phoebus 6-2 Thursday to win the 2014 Virginia Senior League state tournament Thursday at Dotson-Mullins Field. With the win, DTQ (Dumfries-Triangle-Quantico) clinch its fourth ...
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School division health plan to change
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINTWOOD — Facing a nearly $400,000 budget deficit, the Dickenson County School Board voted last week to make changes to its employee health insurance policy. The unanimous decision came during a ...
Volunteering at RAM a moving experience for county native
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
From a young age, former Clinchco resident Meagan Boyd Hicks knew she wanted to pursue a career in physical therapy. Over the weekend, she was able to use her passion for the profession, along with...
Clinchco residents want larger police force, more ordinances
by TERESA MULLINS • Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
CLINCHCO — When he was elected as interim mayor of Clinchco, the first thing Rick Salyers wanted to do was get input from the town’s residents. He did so by holding a public meeting at town hall Tu...
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