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Father of slain Blacksburg teen facing Wythe charge

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:04pm
Accused of injuring his wife last week during a fight, the father of a slain Blacksburg teenager was in court on Thursday for a bond hearing.

Border Bash returns to downtown Bristol

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:13pm
BRISTOL, Va. - The Border Bash concert series returns to downtown Bristol with six shows starting in May.

Cabela's reports increased revenue, net income for first quarter

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:58pm
SIDNEY, Neb.-- Cabela’s Incorporated today reported increased revenues and net income for first quarter fiscal 2016.

Local health department offices to be closed on May 4 for training

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:55pm
All local health departments in the Cumberland Plateau and Mt. Rogers health districts will be closed on Wednesday, May 4th for staff training.

United Way receives grant to launch physical fitness initiative in Southwest Virginia

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:16am
CHILHOWIE, Va. – Fifth-graders at Chilhowie Elementary School learned the ropes of fishing, golfing, swimming and bicycling Wednesday in an effort to promote physical activity.

Nearly 400K Virginia students to take shorter SOL math tests

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 7:28am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly 400,000 Virginia elementary and middle school students will take shorter Standards of Learning math tests this spring.

City making improvements to baseball grounds

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:45am
City officials are developing plans to make improvements to Boyce Cox Field that may satisfy its professional tenants.

State abruptly cancels contract with TNReady company over delays

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:10pm
The state of Tennessee abruptly terminated a nearly $107 million contract with a testing company and canceled testing for non-high school students following repeated failures with the rollout of the new assessment called TNReady.

Alpacas' annual trim not all joy for animals at Washington County farm

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:53pm
It’s that time of year again, when the alpacas at Dreamland Alpacas get serious summer haircuts. For most of the alpacas, the shearing process is no big deal, but it can be tough for some of the animals.

Barter Theatre announces reduced rates and new website

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:23pm
ABINGDON, Va. – Barter Theatre officials announced new ticket prices and revealed a new website this week, saying they are making attempts to better suit the needs of patrons in the region.

TVA looks to remove floating houses from state reservoirs

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 8:48pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Several local and state officials and houseboat owners are opposed to the Tennessee Valley Authority's move to remove floating houses from its reservoirs in Tennessee and ot

Kiser named to new BVU board under bill 329

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 8:44pm
The Virginia Senate Rules Committee has named Richard Kiser as its appointee to the board, under provisions of new legislation.

High court seems poised to overturn McDonnell's bribery conviction

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 7:42pm
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court could make it tougher for the government to crack down on public corruption, signaling Wednesday that it may overturn former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s federal briber

Massive restoration of voting rights challenges local registrars

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 7:41pm
Hundreds of felons have rushed to register to vote in Richmond and Henrico County since Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored the civil rights of more than 206,000 last week, but local registrars say the stat

Washington County reveals new emergency notification system

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 6:52pm
ABINGDON, Va. – Washington County Department of Emergency Management unveiled a new notification system today, on the fifth anniversary of 2011’s devastating tornadoes.

Tennessee governor signs religious counseling bill into law

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:36pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Republican governor said Wednesday he signed a bill that allows mental health counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist's religious or personal

Abuse Alternatives, Inc. annual Mother's Day plant sale

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:47pm
ABINGDON, Va. – Abuse Alternatives, Inc. is having their annual Mother’s Day plant sales next week.

Emory & Henry recognized for Green Power

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:44pm
EMORY, Va. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Emory & Henry Colleges as Individual Conference Champion of the 2015-16 College and University Green Power Challenge for using

Tennessee terminates statewide assessment contract, suspends testing for grades 3-8

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:13pm
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the department will terminate its statewide testing contract with Measurement Inc., effective immediately. While high school testing will continue as p

Virginia Highlands Community College to sell student-grown plants

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:06pm
ABINGDON, Va. – The Horticulture Club at Virginia Highlands Community College is sponsoring a plant sale May 5-19.