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Focus needed on retaining, growing existing businesses
To the Editor: The Wise County Industrial Development Authority and towns will need to work together on working with existing small businesses. In many areas when there are major layoffs (coal jobs...
Jul 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Founding Fathers did one fine job
Last week before a Republican Conference meeting, a wonderful brass quintet from the U.S. Air Force Band was playing. As I was entering the room, they were playing one of the more popular songs of ...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer Americans understanding importance of Independence Day
“Beer, family gatherings and fireworks! Gosh, I love the Fourth of July!” “Ah, yes, you unwittingly illustrate a growing challenge with Independence Day: too many Americans are unaware of the holid...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Case argued for respecting natural areas
The view from my perch atop Bear Rock is breathtaking. Instead of soaking in Little Stony Gorge’s vernal beauty, though, all I can focus my eyes on is the rock beneath my feet. Spray paint and Shar...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congress needs inside players, outside as well
Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy. There’s one very ...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The county must shake up, boost job creation efforts
To the Editor: Wise County is at a crossroad. The correct decisions must be made for the future. Being happy with status quo is not a plan. Some have called Wise County the poster child for poverty...
Jun 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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