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School board approves personnel list
WISE — The county school board on Tuesday unanimously approved several personnel recommendations following a closed meeting: NEW EMPLOYMENT • Justin Day, Union High bus driver, replacing Michael Ga...
Feb 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Property tax rate is hearing topic
NORTON — City council needs to decide whether to change its real estate tax rate in response to a recently completed reassessment of property values. Council has set a March 1 public hearing on kee...
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks and rec gives yearly report
NORTON — 2015 was a busy year for the city’s parks and recreation department, Director Michele Knox told city council Feb. 2. The city community center collected $6,750 in rental fees, she said dur...
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Town wants police vehicles
COEBURN — Police Chief Scott Brooks seeks grant money to replace at least some of the department’s fleet. Brooks told town council Monday night that he has applied for a $50,000 U.S. Department of ...
Jan 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town finances holding steady
COEBURN — The town’s posted cash balance on Jan. 21 was more than $132,970, Treasurer Christy McCoy told town council at a Monday night non-voting workshop. After deducting outstanding checks and b...
Jan 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concerned road work insufficient
POUND — The state transportation department has completed milling and paving of a steeply banked and troublesome access point at the Pound Foodland IGA in advance of a nearby bridge replacement pro...
Jan 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local drama pros vote on Oscars, SAGs
Ben Mays, assistant professor of theatre at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, and his wife, Kim Mays always get a flurry of mail in late December and early January, and it’s not the usu...
Jan 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pound ready to establish auxiliary police force
POUND — Town Council will hold a public hearing on an ordinance establishing an auxiliary police force at its February meeting. Council unanimously endorsed creation of an auxiliary force in Septem...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City faces tax rate decision soon
NORTON — The city’s recent real estate reassessment added more than $12.3 million to the assessed value of property. That means city council must lower the real estate tax rate if it wants to colle...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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