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One of the most visible commercial lots in downtown Norton is becoming vacant. Contractors this week demolished the former Quality Carpet store buildings at 427 Park Avenue, the corner of where the...
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Crash sends man to hospital
A Georgia man was seriously injured Wednesday when a car slammed into his motorcycle near Wise. Wise Police Chief Tony Bates said at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, a 2006 BMW motorcycle operated by Jeremy Wa...
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County schools’ finance director departing
Closely following the departure of Wise County Schools Superintendent Jeff Perry last month, Finance Director Ron Vicars has tendered his resignation. Vicars said Thursday that he has accepted a jo...
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Virginia presents first annual gas awards
Range-Resources-Pine Mountain Inc. was recognized as operator of the year during the state Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy’s first annual gas and oil industry awards presentation. The even...
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Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses certified recently in Wise County include: • Samantha Rae Robinson, 24, Clintwood, and Gerald Irwin Ottman III, 25, Abingdon, May 28. • Timothy Bige Curry, 33, Harlan, Ky., and Br...
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Blood drives scheduled next week
Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in coming days: • Wednesday, July 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap. • Thurs...
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School police, synth drug grants made
Wise County will get two more police officers in schools, thanks to state grants announced last week. Also, the county sheriff’s office is receiving funds to launch a new synthetic drug-fighting in...
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Storm damage
A large elm tree collapsed during a storm on the night of Thursday, June 25, and landed on the old Pound Market/Austin Motel complex on the north end of downtown Pound. The building has long been v...
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Former local lawyer loses license
The Virginia State Bar has revoked the license of an attorney who previously practiced in Norton and Wise County. Tony Michael Hutchinson’s license was revoked when the bar’s disciplinary board met...
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