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Tower on High Knob: Tourism icon opens next month
The High Knob summit has stood for almost seven years without an observation tower to enhance breathtaking mountainous views that surround the regional icon. That expansive viewshed, which extends ...
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Colleges announce major gifts
Mountain Empire Community College and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise had $2.7 million worth of good news to share Thursday. The MECC Foundation announced a $2 million gift that will l...
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Miner: ‘not too many places left to go’
A miner summed up Wise County’s bleak jobs picture one day after Arch Coal Inc. announced it was idling its Cumberland River Coal Co. complex: “Jobs are leaving us, and there’s not too many places ...
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RAM: Health outreach concludes
WISE — “After 15 years, I’m still moved by it,” said Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of the Richmond diocese as he looked over the wet Wise County fairgrounds, which had been transformed over the weekend ...
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Arch to cut 213 jobs
Arch Coal Inc. announced Monday that it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Co. complex in Wise County and Letcher County, Ky. A total of 213 full-time positions will be eliminated, and the company...
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THE INN AT WISE: Folk art will adorn walls
WHITESBURG, Ky. — Five people sat at a table last Thursday in a downtown Whitesburg storefront swapping stories about the good times eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia once enjoyed and whet...
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Treasurers’ conference highlights county
WISE — When county Treasurer Delores Smith announced that this year’s state Treasurers’ Association conference would be held in Southwest Virginia, people told her no one would travel that far to a...
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