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Fun Fest lineup, quarry controversy, Rx addicted babies and more top stories

Fun Fest lineup, quarry controversy, Rx addicted babies and more top stories

March 29th, 2015 10:00 am by Staff Report

A few of the interesting and important stories you may have missed this week on TimesNews.net

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Elk restoration may  be expanded in SW Virginia

Elk restoration may be expanded in SW Virginia

March 29th, 2015 12:50 am by Marci Gore

Officials with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) hope folks in Southwest Virginia will weigh in on the agency's proposed elk restoration efforts.

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Burglary suspects implicate each other, then point the finger at victim's son

Burglary suspects implicate each other, then point the finger at victim's son

March 28th, 2015 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Two out of three Surgoinsville burglary co-defendants proved there is no honor among thieves Monday when they initially pointed the finger at each other and later implicated their victim's son in an earlier theft.

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New business focus: Factory Direct opens new store

New business focus: Factory Direct opens new store

March 28th, 2015 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

"We sell a lot of Ashley (Furniture) products on the floor," said business owner Paul Bellamy, who also has downtown furniture outlets. "We also have other brands. We have Catnapper (Furniture). It's living room and sectional recliners."

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Keokee, Clintwood natives take on prestigious grant award summer research projects

Keokee, Clintwood natives take on prestigious grant award summer research projects

March 28th, 2015 6:00 pm by Stephen Igo

Two Southwest Virginia students at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville will be among 36 undergraduates selected to pursue 36 grant funded research projects this summer.

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Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

March 28th, 2015 4:00 pm by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press; DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Despite its own warnings about such vulnerabilities two decades ago, the federal government has taken no steps to require Internet companies to have backup systems.

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Search continues for missing after apparent NYC gas blast

Search continues for missing after apparent NYC gas blast

March 28th, 2015 1:40 pm by Associated Press

An apparent gas line explosion leveled three Manhattan apartment buildings Thursday. Investigators continue to piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.

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Scott County schools set end-of-year calendar and graduation dates

Scott County schools set end-of-year calendar and graduation dates

March 28th, 2015 12:00 pm by Marci Gore

Superintendent of Schools John Ferguson presented three options to school board members during Thursday's meeting on how the school system could make up the 18 days of school missed this year due to inclement weather.

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Teen speedster busted again, contractors investigated and more this week in crime

Teen speedster busted again, contractors investigated and more this week in crime

March 28th, 2015 10:00 am by Staff Report

Take a look back at the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of March 20 through 27.

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Griffith hails planning district commission's selection to Innovation Challenge workshop next month

Griffith hails planning district commission's selection to Innovation Challenge workshop next month

March 27th, 2015 10:00 pm by Stephen Igo

"I want to extend my sincere contratulations to the Lenowisco Planning District Commission on advancing in the Innovation Challenge effort. My office was glad to identify this important initiative and encourage participation"

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