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Think it's too hot to cook? Then go soak your grains

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:45am
The best thing about this way of doing things, besides the no-heat benefit, is that you can combine grains with water (or vegetable broth, for more flavor), cover them and refrigerate them overnight —

Let’s gear up for Rhythm and Roots 5K

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:30am
I cannot believe another year has passed; it is almost time for Bristol’s Annual Rhythm and Roots Reunion. It is such a wonderful weekend filled with music, food, fellowship and fun.

Social Security celebrates 79 years

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:15am
For the past 79 yeas, Social Security has maintained its place as an American cornerstone. Secure as its foundation is, Social Security has also been at the forefront of change.

Head of Northeast State's new entertainment tech program offers insights

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:37pm
Jeff Little appeared at an informal gathering of educators and local business leaders Tuesday.

King University announces Buechner lecture lineup

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:31pm
Barbara Brown Taylor, who also serves on Buechner’s National Advisory Board, will be one of 15 lecturers tackling questions including “What’s next?” “How did we get to this moment?” and “What does it

Gas well drilling ordinance forwarded

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:26pm
ABINGDON, Va. — Washington County could be two meetings away from expressly allowing — via special exception permit — gas well drilling in the county.

Williams’ death pushes suicide to national focus

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:02pm
The death of comedian and actor Robin Williams has pushed suicide to the forefront of national conversations, a stigmatic topic that is one of the leading causes of death in the Mountain Empire.

Quaker Steak to Host 500-foot water slide

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:38pm
The owners of a local restaurant plan to erect a massive, temporary water slide on a portion of Cumberland Street later this month.

Mullins running as independent

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:36pm
Rick Mullins — an independent running for the 38th District Virginia seat — will focus on Medicaid expansion if elected in the special Aug. 19 election.

Robin Williams' death pushes suicide into spotlight

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:06pm
Local resources are available for individuals thinking about suicide.

Group protests gas well drilling prior to Board of Supervisors meeting

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:32pm
Many members of the protest group have spoken out before against gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in front of the Board of Supervisors.

Season's final Border Bash set for Aug. 15

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:21pm
The final Border Bash concert of the summer season is planned for Friday Aug. 15.

Authorities: Robin Williams hanged himself

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:36pm
The actor also had superficial cuts on his wrist, and a pocketknife was found nearby.

New natural gas pipeline planned for W.Va., Ohio

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:34pm
The $1.75 billion pipeline would also ship natural gas into Kentucky.

"People's Choice" winners announced from festival photo contest

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:02pm
The contest had more photos submitted this year than in recent years past.

Juror replaced in former Virginia governor's trial

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:27pm
One of the jurors in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, has been replaced.

Fundraiser for Marion soccer program set for next weekend

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:56pm
A fundraiser for the Eric Albano Youth Soccer Foundation, a Marion-based organization dedicated to promoting soccer in Marion, will be held next weekend.

Report: Florida couple dead in murder/suicide in Sevier County cabin

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:13pm
Genevieve Crosby, 48, and husband Richard, 52, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., were found in the bedroom of the cabin.

Giant slip-and-slide coming to Cumberland Street Aug. 30

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:05am
BRISTOL, Va. - A local business plans to construct a temporary 500-foot slip-and-slide on Cumberland Street later this month.

Rutherford County, Tenn. toddler drowns at birthday party

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:39am
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Police say a 4-year-old boy has drowned while attending a birthday party.