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School’s back: County, city divisions prep for a new year
Summer vacation ends next week for Wise County schools’ students. Thursday, Aug. 6, marks the first day of the new year, and school division officials are asking people to exercise caution during t...
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Last call: Relay center closes after 24 years
NORTON — At midnight tonight, calls to the Virginia Relay Center get switched to another provider and 24 years of service to the hearing and speech impaired come to an end here. “It’s quiet. Very s...
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Coal/RR Days extends rich tradition
In 1979, then-Town Manager Gene Brooks contacted 24 people from all over Appalachia to form what would become the Special Projects Committee. According to Bonnie Ireson’s recollections, 12 people r...
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Citizens step up for town renewal
Long interested in making her home town a better place, Venus Clark is one of the Appalachia citizens taking the lead to organize a committee. When Clark and others called the first meeting, 14 peo...
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Building demolition is on front burner
The sentiment for Appalachia beautification is reaching critical mass. Appalachia’s citizens and officials are determined to turn the corner to better days for the economically distressed town, and...
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New school bus routes ready for first day
Among challenges faced while getting ready for the Aug. 10 opening of Ridgeview high, technical and middle schools was the reorganization of bus routes. Much thought and work was put into developin...
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Police chief, prosecutor — both vets — weigh in on armed guards
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...
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Pound top job search goes on
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 ...
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