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City picks Fultz for council seat
Norton city council has appointed Robert Fultz Jr. to fill the unexpired council term of Terry Roop until a special election is held later this year. Council members agreed Tuesday night to name Fu...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sewer plant grows: Construction nearly finished
COEBURN — Construction crews have begun applying the finishing touches to a long-awaited expansion project at the Coeburn-Norton-Wise regional wastewater treatment plant. More than two years have p...
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Southwest Virginia’s lawmakers ‘circle the wagons’ to protect coal
Southwest Virginia’s General Assembly delegation plans to “circle the wagons” to protect the coal industry. With Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposing to cap two tax credits that benefit the state’s coal ...
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Clintwood fire department seeks new truck
CLINTWOOD — From more than 100 feet up in the air, Clintwood Volunteer Fire Department members had a sweeping view of the town Monday night and Tuesday. They were participating in a demonstration o...
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Mine layoff payout offered
Seventy-three miners laid off by a local company in May 2013 have been offered a preliminary settlement for $745,000. U.S. District Judge James Jones on Jan. 13 entered a preliminary approval of th...
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City hopes enrollment is steady
NORTON — Eight hundred fifteen is the minimum number of city students that schools Superintendent Keith Perrigan hopes for in the 2015-16 budget year — but that’s a dozen fewer than state officials...
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County board eyes funding cuts
WISE — County supervisors last Wednesday received a game plan for how most county departments will tackle state aid reductions mandated for the current fiscal year. The board learned last month tha...
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Another difficult budget cycle: School board studies challenges of 2015-16
WISE — The challenges that await the county school division during the upcoming 2015-16 budget cycle aren’t new. Decreasing student enrollment, possible state and local aid reductions, increasing h...
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