Coalfield Progress

Post Image

Offices closed Monday

Norton city offices will be closed Monday for the July 4 holiday. There will be regular residential and commercial garbage collection Monday....

Post Image

MECC to get project funds

The Rapha Foundation of Norton has pledged $500,000 to support a community outdoor amphitheater on the campus of Mountain Empire Community College....

Post Image

Pound discusses tourism, art projects

Pound Town Council discussed and agreed on several actions June 21 that involve tourism and public art. They included: • Agreeing to pursue a...

Post Image

Bank: Hacker may have accessed personal info

New Peoples Bank now admits that someone breached its computer systems in mid-June and may have accessed customers’ personal information. The bank...

Post Image

Fire, rescue changes made

WISE — Appalachia Fire Department will receive $70,000 from the county today to keep the agency afloat. The county Board of Supervisors met with...

Post Image

Governor supports ARC regional project funding

Local water system upgrades, tourism initiatives and workforce training programs could benefit from recommended Appalachian Regional Commission...

Post Image

Goforth is named new county schools chief

WISE — Mike Goforth, county schools director of human resources, will become the superintendent Friday. The School Board 7-0 Monday to hire...

Post Image

Two deaths, 109 new cases

Wise County saw 91 new COVID-19 cases between last Friday and yesterday. The county’s total number of COVID cases since spring 2020 increased from...

Post Image

JENNIFER HILL

Jennifer Lynn Crawford Hill, 62, of Norton, died Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a graduate of J.J. Kelly High...

Post Image

PATRICIA ROBBINS

Patricia Faye Robbins, 80, born on August 5, 1941, in Norton Virginia, died on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in...