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Former council member fills vacant seat in Wytheville

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:30pm
Former Wytheville Town Council member Bill Weisiger is returning to the post he held for 16 years. The semi-retired pharmacist was unanimously appointed by council Monday night to fill the unexpired t
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Ebola survivor with Bristol ties returning to Africa

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:35pm
Dr. Rick Sacra was scheduled to fly to Africa today.
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Sunday with Friends series begins with Anndrena Belcher

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:14pm
The 2015 “Sunday with Friends” literary series in Abingdon begins Sunday, Jan. 25, with a one-woman show by Anndrena Belcher.
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Mayor Brillhart: No pending lawsuits

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:50am
BRISTOL, Va. - City leaders were tight-lipped this morning following a 90-minute closed door meeting.
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AmeriCorps VISTAs to volunteer on MLK Day

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:39am
Volunteers will pick up trash along the Holston River between Emory and Saltville, starting at 9:30 a.m.
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Northeast State lands $150,000 three year workforce training grant

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:35am
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Northeast State Community College has received a $150,000 grant to support advanced technology workforce training opportunities throughout Northeast Tennessee.
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Barter Theatre postpones College Playwrighting Festival

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:31am
Citing a lack of funding, Barter Theatre has postponed the College Playwriting Festival, a new program set to be held this weekend.
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Virginia State Police continue to investigate fatal Abingdon house fire

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:11am
The body of a man killed in a Wednesday morning fire has been sent to Roanoke for identification and an autopsy.
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Tennessee digitizing original historical maps for public

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:06am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say the Tennessee State Library and Archives is digitizing original historical maps and making them available to a wider public.
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White House Student Film Festival returns for second year

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:54am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House is currently holding its second annual Student Film Festival. This year’s theme is “The Impact of Giving Back.”
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Long time Sullivan commissioner O.W. Ferguson dies

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:39am
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Long time Kingsport commissioner O.W. Ferguson died at the age of 83 on Monday.
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MSHA Spirit Gala, Encore event planned

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:15am
Immediately following the Spirit Gala, the Foundation will host an upbeat “Encore” party beginning at 10 p.m. on the lobby level.
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Kristi Dean Blevins

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:00am
Kristi Dean Blevins expects good things from Bland County this year. As project coordinator for the county, she is committed to helping the area develop its potential.
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Fields-Penn Museum in Abingdon closed for repairs

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:24am
The Abingdon building, which was constructed in the 1850s and has served as a museum for the past two decades, is in need of repair.
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McAuliffe details vision for economic development to Virginia lawmakers

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:21am
After an inaugural year spent selling Virginia around the globe — and consuming stomach-churning, foreign delicacies to seal some deals — Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday made his sales pitch to the
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Musical groups to join Abingdon's MLK Day celebrations

TriCities.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:05am
The Blind Boys of Alabama and the Heritage Blues Orchestra will participate in observations throughout the weekend.
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Bristol Tenn. Police Department gets help in its fight against crime

TriCities.com - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:55pm
K9 Officer Scout has just been on duty with the Bristol Tennessee Police Department since Dec. 17, but already the Belgian malinios has completed 18 searches and found marijuana, methamphetamine and n
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Region saw great year for new jobs, investment, partnership CEO says

TriCities.com - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:51pm
NETWORKS-Sullivan Partnership CEO Clay Walker reported Wednesday that 750 new jobs were created and $71 million in capital investment was gained in the region during 2014.
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Virginia State Police probing cause of fatal early morning Abingdon fire

TriCities.com - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:30pm
Virginia State Police is investigating this morning's fatal fire near Abingdon.
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Short Takes: Free MP3 download from Lynchburg’s Glass Oaks and more

TriCities.com - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 7:45pm
Check these events out: Heritage and Holy Ghost, Possum Jenkins and Motel Rodeo
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