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Virginia governor signs slew of bills, including reduction in student testing

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 1:15pm
Monday is the deadline for signing most of the bills passed during the 2014 legislative session.

McAuliffe signs slew of bills

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:41pm
Monday is the deadline for signing most of the bills passed during the 2014 legislative session, and McAuliffe has already signed several hundred into law.

Bitter winter takes toll on Virginia vineyards

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:08am
The winter damage comes on the heels of the frost in May 2013 that severely damaged the blooming vines in Virginia, cutting production.

The Nation's Housing: Add-on fees become an issue

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 10:30am
When you're raking in tens of billions in profits by helping credit-elite borrowers purchase homes, couldn't you lighten up on fees a little for everyday folks who'd also like to buy?

Book breaks down a popular TV series

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 10:00am
“Life on Mars: From Manchester to New York,” edited by Stephen Lacey and Ruth McElroy, breaks down the popular British TV series Life on Mars (2006-7) by looking at how it invokes the past, how it sug

Duo hikes AT to benefit Alzheimers and cancer associations

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 9:45am
David Sweitzer had longed to hike the Appalachian Trail. But, he didn't really want to go it alone. And he had wanted to do more than just hike.

Help when needed most

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:00pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Saturday marked 41 days since a Virginia High School teacher, her son and her mother were gunned down in a brutal scene of domestic violence. The memory of those three was upon the mi

Abingdon exhibition hall renamed William King Museum of Art

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:58pm
ABINGDON, Va. — The army of local volunteers having a clean-up day around a former Washington County high school campus on Saturday was a symbolic sign of things to come at this regional art exhibitio

More law enforcement agencies turning to electronic monitoring

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:46pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson admits that he bucked the trend of electronic monitoring of inmates or parolees with ankle bracelets because he thought the technology had n

Herald Courier grabs 14 awards

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:31pm
RICHMOND, Va. — The Bristol Herald Courier won 14 Virginia Press Association contest awards — eight of them top prizes — during the annual conference Saturday.

The Bristol Blotter

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:30pm

Pet Adoptions

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:05pm
Sullivan County – Blountville – Kingsport Animal Center

Terrible twos: Internet star Grumpy Cat turns two

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 3:32pm
The cat whose real name is Tardar Sauce has her own line of cat food, t-shirts and a best-selling book.

5-year-old finds flaw in Xbox Live security

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 3:24pm
Kindergartner from San Diego hits space button a few times at log-in site, hacks dad's Xbox account.

Closing date set for Elks National Home sale

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 3:15pm
Mike Williams, owner of English Meadows Senior Living Community in Christiansburg, is buying the nearly 200-acre property from the Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks for $4.5 million.

East Tenn. jails say e-cigarettes help keep order

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 3:12pm
One e-cigarette is equal to two-and-a-half packs of regular cigarettes.

Greene Co., Tenn. teen charged with murder of father

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 1:27pm
Police said the teenagers were on their way to Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Virginia gas prices increase ahead of spring travel

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:15am
On the bright side, Virginia's average of $3.42 is below the national average of $3.57 and is the 10th lowest in the country.

Singings, revivals at area places of worship

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:00am
Singings, revivals, services are more are planned as area places of worship.

THS senior accepts appointment

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:48pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Tennessee High School senior Tyler Despard set his sights on the U.S. Air Force Academy four years ago and never looked back.