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Alpha Natural Resources announces bond buyback

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:38pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Alpha Natural Resources announced Wednesday that it has repurchased about $500,000 in bonds.

Fire tax could help fund emergency services

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:33pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. – Sullivan County residents may be paying a fire tax in addition to property taxes in the near future to help fund the county’s fire departments and emergency medical services.

Rotary reveals Outstanding Teacher Award nominations

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:25pm
Twelve “Golden Apple” teachers from both Bristol school systems have been nominated for the 2015 Rotary Outstanding Teacher Awards.

Police capture man after manhunt in Exit 7 area

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 7:38pm
BRISTOL, Va.—Four local residents apprehended a man wanted by police Wednesday evening ending a search in the Exit 7 area of Bristol, Virginia.

Rocky Mount's 'Wooly Day' returns April 11

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 7:24pm
PINEY FLATS, Tenn. — Rocky Mount Living History Museum will present its annual “Wooly Day” on April 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Easter egg hunt Saturday at park

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:00pm
BRISTOL, Va. - The Bristol Virginia parks & recreation department will host an Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 4 at Cumberland Square Park in downtown Bristol.

Ronnie Oakes announces re-election bid for Wise County Sheriff

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:20pm
Ronnie Oakes announced Wednesday that he intends to seek another term as sheriff of Wise County, Virginia.

Wellmont email outlines plan to merge with Mountain States

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:17pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. - An internal memo from Wellmont Health System management sheds additional light on that organization's proposed merger with Mountain States Health Alliance.

Wellmont confirms 2 p.m. Thursday announcement

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:42am
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A media briefing is now scheduled Thursday, April 2, at 2 p.m., to discuss the outcome of Wellmont Health System’s strategic options evaluation and the future of health care in the

Insight: Social Security – Spring into a stress-free retirement

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:30am
April has arrived, and spring is here! As we say “goodbye” to winter weather hardships and “hello” to gardens budding with vibrant color, we welcome the season by celebrating Stress Awareness Month.

Must-try free apps

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:28am
Book a blowout at a bargain price -- or find some new skin-care products that you might like to try. ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, describes nine free apps t

New Va. Tech dairy science facilities under construction

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:00am
Virginia Tech is moving its dairy farm to a new $14 million off-campus facility.

Botetourt County forest fire expands to about 300 acres

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:30am
Fire officials say a forest fire in Botetourt County has grown to about 300 acres.

Funding still available for Washington County farmers to sign up for NWQI

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:24am
Agricultural producers in this priority watershed who wish to be considered for this year’s funding should submit their applications by April 27.

Impress spring party guests with surprise sweets

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:45am
Transform an ordinary cupcake into something extraordinary with a peek-a-boo filling. These simple cupcakes are an easy addition to any spring celebration. You’ll want to serve every variety of these

Mason jars could be the new, healthy brown bag lunch

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:40am
I would like to say it was my bright idea to pack a healthy lunch in a Mason jar, but unfortunately it was not my idea, nevertheless it was brilliant and I am embracing it fully.

Sweet ideas for Cinco de Mayo celebrations

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:30am
Cinco de Mayo is the perfect opportunity to indulge in Mexican-inspired dishes, dips and drinks. This year, put a tangy twist on your festive favorites with a refreshing new flavor.

MSHA email confirms Wellmont merger plan

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:30am
A Tuesday email from Mountain States Health Alliance CEO Alan Levine to MSHA employees  confirms that group's pending merger with Wellmont Health System.

Perino named Food City 500 honorary starter

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:14am

Entries accepted for Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium Writing Contest

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:00am
Contest entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium Writing Contest.