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Students spread anti-bullying message to elementary schools

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:48pm
Vance Middle School drama and theater students presented an anti-bullying production to students at several city elementary schools Thursday.

Virginia Highlands Festival unveils its signature art piece, chosen for its embodiment of this year’s theme

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:19pm
ABINGDON, Va. — You could get lost in this painting — or go on an adventure.

Bristol, Va.'s 125th anniversary celebrated at Bristol train station

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:15pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Controversy is no stranger to the Virginia side of State Street, even 125 years ago to the very basis for the city’s founding.

Tennessee Valley Authority nears first large-scale solar buy

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:00pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has taken steps toward its first large-scale purchase of solar electricity.

Buchanan County school superintendent resigns amid financial troubles

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:00pm
The Buchanan County School District is without a superintendent today, following the resignation of Larry Ashby overnight.

House majority leader believes Tenn. voucher plan has a shot

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:59pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A top state House lawmaker says he believes a proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee may pass this year after failing in the past two legislative sessions.

Alpha announces 4Q, narrower net loss than last year

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:53pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Alpha Natural Resources on Thursday announced a narrower net loss for the fourth quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013.

The Nation's Housing: Homeowner tax breaks appear safe, for now

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:15pm
WASHINGTON — Tax reform is revving up again on Capitol Hill, with the heads of key committees pledging to work toward a simpler and fairer tax code, possibly one with lower tax rates. Sounds intriguin

Blountville man sues Sullivan County for $1 million

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:10pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — A Blountville man arrested in February 2013 and accused of assaulting a K9 officer and spitting at a deputy with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has filed a $1 million lawsui

Blountville man arraigned on rape and kidnapping charges

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 6:35pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn.—A Blountville man who was the subject of a manhunt in early 2014 was arraigned on rape and kidnapping charges in Sullivan County Criminal Court on Thursday.

Award to honor legacy of Tennessee Ernie Ford

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 6:16pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. - A new award will recognize the impact of entertainer and city native Tennessee Ernie Ford.

City's 125th anniversary celebration tonight

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 5:00pm
BRISTOL, Va. - A celebration tracing the city's history through its founding documents is scheduled tonight at the Bristol train station.

New upgrade of curbing along Edgemont Avenue slated

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:50pm
City crews will soon begin upgrading the curbing in the medians along Edgemont Avenue from Auburn Street to Bluff City Highway. This section of roadway will also be resurfaced once the median upgrade

Doyle Lawson, Quicksilver to return to Northeast State this month

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:28pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Northeast State Community College will welcome back Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver to campus for a performance on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

"Create Your Own Adventure" theme of 2015 Virginia Highlands Festival

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:07pm
Brian and Marie Bridgeforth, of Bridgeforth Design Studio in Bristol, have been chosen as the signature artists for this year.

Light snow possible in higher elevations of Mountain Empire this afternoon

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 1:18pm
Bitterly cold temperatures will grip the region this weekend

Alpha reports losses less than this time last year

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:59am
Alpha reports losses less than this time last year

Farm Bureau: Test soil now for spring crops

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:18am
Free sample boxes and order forms are available at any local Extension office and many other local government locations.

US Postal Museum features stories of slave-carried mail

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:17am
Before there was home mail delivery, slaves often carried letters to and from U.S. post offices or directly to recipients themselves.

Sullivan school realignment estimated to cost between $135M to $195M

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 1:56am
A number of tough decisions remain as the recommendations are refined.