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AG opinion sought on Coeburn job contracts
COEBURN — A majority of town council has agreed to seek the opinion of Virginia’s top lawyer as to whether the employment contracts of Town Manager Drew Mullins and Police Chief Scott Brooks are le...
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Pay raise process generates debate
COEBURN — Pay raises for some town employees became the focus of a sometimes angry town council debate Monday. Council members did not necessarily begrudge the fact that the affected workers got pa...
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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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Event honors past, looks toward future
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 ...
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Armed civilians guarding recruiting office
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 recr...
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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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