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Posted on 21. Apr, 2011 by Keri Pritchard-Willerton.
My youngest nephew, Tyler, is a Marine serving his second tour in Afghanistan. I got word today that his battalion lost nine men in four days. No matter where you stand politically, please give a moment’s pause for the guys in the “Darkhorse” 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families today. Those killed were: Justin [...]
Posted on 31. Mar, 2011 by Keri Pritchard-Willerton.
Well folks, the Wise County Youth Fair is halfway finished today. Have you been out to visit the animals and exhibitors? Youth from all over the county spend many months preparing for the annual event held the last week in March. This afternoon, you can catch the judging of poultry at 2 and market swine [...]
Posted on 24. Mar, 2011 by Keri Pritchard-Willerton.
When I arrived at the Messenger nearly a decade ago, I proposed a series on historical markers around the county. Assistant publisher Skip Nichols tactfully explained that we worked for a newspaper, not a historypaper. Fast forward to the days of blogs and new media, and I’ve found a venue for sharing historical tidbits. Also, [...]
Posted on 17. Mar, 2011 by Keri Pritchard-Willerton.
Have you checked out the redesign of our website? If not, go ahead and check it out: www.wcmessenger.com. While you’ll have to subscribe to read full news stories (except for the lead one), Update is still free to view, so don’t fret. Let us know what you think. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on 03. Mar, 2011 by Keri Pritchard-Willerton.
and that means no burning outside – including controlled burns and outside welding. Wise County is under a burn ban on Red Flag Warning days as issued by the National Weather Service. A warning was issued effective until 6 tonight. Check here if you want to burn and are unsure if it’s allowed that day: [...]
Posted on 24. Feb, 2011 by Keri Pritchard-Willerton.
When I was fresh out of college, I thought I was lucky to find a newspaper job. And I was. The only benefit it offered was a paycheck – no health insurance or 401K. Earning just more than minimum wage allowed me to live, but when I got sick, the cost came from my pocket. [...]
Posted on 11. Feb, 2011 by Keri Pritchard-Willerton.
Do you know how to submit story ideas? It’s easy. You can call the office at (940) 627-5987 and ask to speak to someone in the newsroom, e-mail it to news @wcmessenger.com or if you’re feeling like taking it back a couple of decades, fax it in to (940) 627-1004. We also accept photos. Just [...]