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Volunteers help dig out: Several groups aid recovery
More than a week following the second major winter storm to strike Wise County, some residents still couldn’t escape their homes. Driveways and cars remained buried beneath as much as two feet of s...
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Man arrested after alleged sexual assault
A Norton man has been arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl. The criminal investigative division of the Wise County Sheriff’s Office received a call Feb. 26 about alleged sexual...
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Schools, trails, health care get additional funds
The Norton school system is one of the local winners in the revised state budget that General Assembly lawmakers approved Thursday. The small school system will get an extra $123,000 to correct a d...
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Council splits, rejects Heritage Days downtown
A week after council voted against holding Pound Heritage Days downtown on Memorial Day weekend, prospects seem slim for the festival unfolding at all this year. Councilman Danny Stanley, the only ...
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Food bank a total loss - Governor: $30,000 starts rebuilding
NORTON — Four days following news that the roof at the Food Bank of Wise County’s Esserville branch had collapsed, the organization’s board of directors met at Hardee’s to begin the rebuilding proc...
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Governor gets firsthand look at damage
WISE — Gov. Terry McAuliffe surveyed snowstorm damage at the county justice center Wednesday, praising local officials for their recovery efforts and getting briefed on developments. The governor’s...
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Water concerns continue; city, towns dig out
Pound was still under a boil-water notice and Coeburn was still urging water conservation as of Thursday morning. Otherwise, however, local towns and the city of Norton were digging out once again ...
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  • Agricultural losses significant
    by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
    02.27.15 - 12:07 am
  • City, towns fight snow, floods, water problems
    by JENAY TATE, JEFF LESTER, KATIE DUNN • Staff Writers
    02.24.15 - 12:04 am
  • County food bank is damaged extensively
    by KATIE DUNN • Staff Writer
    02.24.15 - 12:03 am