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Event honors past, looks toward future
by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
HIGH KNOB — An event that marked High Knob Recreation Area’s 75th anniversary last Saturday offered a glimpse into the site’s historic popularity and fostered discussion about restoring its former prominence. Sunshine and 70-degree temperatures provided respite from a late July haze that had sett...
Armed civilians guarding recruiting office
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Moved by reaction in the aftermath of an attack on military personnel that left four Marines and a sailor dead in Chattanooga, armed civilians Friday posted themselves in front of the military recruiting office in Wise. The local organizer says he notified law enforcement of their plans, carefully selected volunteers with weapons background and intends to maintain their presence until the U.S. government acts to protect military installations by permitting personnel there to carry weapons. After watching similar actions in other communities in the aftermath of the July 16 shooting, organize...
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Kennedy wins two titles in UVa-Wise tourney
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Central High’s Jessie Kennedy won a doubles championship Friday and then beat her doubles partner Saturday to win the Women’s Division in the 42nd annual UVa-Wise Tennis Tournament at the Ji...
Tuckahoe eliminates Big Stone Gap in state Junior League tournament
by KEVIN MAYS • Sports Editor
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — Tuckahoe scored six runs in the third inning to take a 6-1 victory over Big Stone Gap Sunday and advance to the Elimination Bracket Final in Virginia State Junior League Baseball Tournament...
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Police chief, prosecutor — both vets — weigh in on armed guards
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
As a Vietnam veteran, Tony Bates appreciates the feelings that moved civilian volunteers to take up arms to protect the local military recruiting offices. As chief of police in Wise, however, Bates...
Pound top job search goes on
by JENAY TATE • Editor & Publisher
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
POUND — The town is still on the hunt for a town manager after the person who was offered the job took a position elsewhere. Mayor George Dean, who’s held the position in an interim capacity since ...
Violent crime indictments include prison inmates
by JEFF LESTER • News Editor
Jul 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Five people have been indicted for alleged acts of violence or threatened violence. Those indicted by a Wise County grand jury Monday include: • Larry Mitchell Large, 64, 7591 South Fork Rd., Pound...
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School police presence up by two
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The Wise County Sheriff’s Office has added two additional school resource officers. Lt. Keith Crabtree and Lt. Brad Mulliins are the new resource officers for J.W. Adams Combined School and Powell ...
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