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Riverwalk plans take shape
May 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTON — An update to city council from the designer of Norton’s proposed riverwalk could not have been better timed. Landscape design master’s degree candidate Dylan Reilly gave council its second look at riverwalk plans May 2, one day after Congress unveiled a short-term federal funding package...
Proposed federal cuts left out of budget
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Congress has passed, and President Trump has signed, a continuing resolution that funds the federal government until the end of September. But the spending plan rejects several of Trump’s proposed cuts to agencies and programs that go a long way to help people and local governments in Southwest Virginia. Some differences of regional interest between the budget Trump proposed in March and the short-term budget Congress approved late last week include these: • Home heating. Trump proposed eliminating the Energy Department’s home weatherization assistance program and the Health and Human Servi...
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Muncy and Warriors blank Generals, 9-0
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
WISE — Tyler Muncy and his Central Warrior teammates shut out the Lee Generals, 9-0, Tuesday at Shupe Field for a critical Clinch Mountain Conference victory. The win improved the Warriors to 3-2 i...
Union Bears stay tough to beat Gate City, 5-2
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
BIG STONE GAP — Strong pitching by starter Adam Cox and closer Drew Burke, with big hits in between from Braxton Zirkle and others, propelled the Union Bears to a 5-3 victory over Gate City’s Blue ...
Health bill opinions differ
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Ninth District Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Virginia's Democratic U.S. senators remain in emphatic disagreement over the direction of the nation's health care system. Griffith was with the majo...
Local energy bills signed
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Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed 11 pieces of legislation that promote renewable energy and aim to reduce energy consumption. In a Monday press release, McAuliffe’s office listed the bills, which in...
And so it begins
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A jubilant University of Virginia’s College at Wise student takes a selfie during Saturday’s commencement ceremonies in the Prior Convocation Center. TIM COX PHOTO
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Free trails ride is Saturday
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Spearhead Trails will host a free ride day tomorrow, May 6, starting at 9 a.m. at Mountain View Trails in St. Paul. Participants also will have the opportunity to buy discounted trail passes and me...