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Virginia Highlands Festival to have "Open Road" theme

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:06pm
Festival organizers have announced the theme and signature work of art for the festival, and for the first time, the art is a song.

E&H College plans events to celebrate new president's inauguration

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:02pm
A Texas-style barbecue and several concerts are on tap for the next few weeks to celebrate the inauguration of Emory & Henry College’s new president.

Pending loss of accreditation after failed merger latest blows to VI

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 8:56pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Seven years ago this month, hundreds of Virginia Intermont College faculty members, staff and students rallied on the campus quad after learning of then-unprecedented financial troubles

Va. launches new site as data repository

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 3:15pm
Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced the launch of on Friday.

Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 2:43pm
Helen Felumlee, 92, died on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

Virginia residents advised to keep food away from bears

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 2:29pm
ROANOKE, Va. — To us, a bird feeder swinging from a tree looks as tasty as a handful of sawdust. But to a scrawny bear emerging from his winter den, that bird feeder might as well be an Easter basket

2 fraternities losing charter at UVa over hazing

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 1:15pm
The announcements did not give specifics of the hazing, but said the incidents involved the "new member education process."

Va.'s jobless rate rises to 5 percent in March

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:15am
The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 4.9 percent in February and down from 5.6 percent a year ago.

'No Ordinary Man' intends to enlighten

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:36am
Jesus Christ appeared ordinary, lived remarkably, died honorably and resurrected extraordinarily. So it goes the drama, “No Ordinary Man.” Now running through April 27 – including today for Easter Sun

Many area churches are holding Easter services

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 9:30am
Services are being held by various churches in the local regoin

Tinseltown Talks: Anthony James: So good at being bad

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 9:15am
After completing his autobiography in 2009, former actor Anthony James approached several book agents. Their recommendation was unanimous: “It’s a wonderful memoir, but take your mother out of it and

Report: Tennessee college crime cases drop 11.6 percent in 2013

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:51pm
A recent report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation revealed that reported crime activity decreased on state campuses in 2013, while the highest number of incidents reported at regional East Tenn

Increase in regional autism cases reported

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:44pm
A Highlands Community Services clinical director said she has seen an increase in clients served by the agency who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

Keynote speaker is national director of Strive Together

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:39pm
ABINGDON, Va. — Registration is filling up fast for this year’s Southwest Virginia 2020 Summit.

Delph pleads not guilty

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:34pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — A man charged last summer in the shooting death of his wife inside a Bristol, Tenn., public housing complex pleaded not guilty during a court hearing.

NTSB releases report in 2012 copter crash into South Holston Lake

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:33pm
The investigation into the cause of a 2012 helicopter crash into South Holston Lake, which killed the pilot, is nearly complete.

Beckley, W.Va., worker gets 2 years for pocketing payments

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:58pm
Mark Randall Trump was a branch manager for Walker Machinery, operating an express store in Crab Orchard.

Tenn. bill would punish drug-using pregnant women

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:55pm
Health organizations and women's rights advocates have called on Gov. Bill Haslam to veto the bill.

Easter to fall on pot-lovers' highest holiday

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:31pm
A handful of churches nationwide are using the unfortunate coincidence to make much bigger points.

Get your kicks at this year's Virginia Highlands Festival

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:39pm
The song, "Open Road," was written by Kat Rush and the band Barlow Gin and the Hatchetmen from Bristol.