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U.S. coal mines had record low fatalities in 2014

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:48pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The nation's coal mines set a record for the lowest number of on-the-job fatalities last year, with 16.

Flu outbreak prompts Mountain States to impose visitor restrictions

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:33pm
With widespread influenza activity in the Tri-Cities region, Mountain States Health Alliance is restricting visitation at its hospitals.

Former corrections officer sentenced

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:37pm
A former federal corrections officer was sentenced to prison for accepting a bribe.

Public hearing scheduled for Abingdon on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's propsed budget amendments

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:37pm
The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.

ALDI to open stores in Kingsport, Johnson City

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:15pm
ALDI, a national grocery chain, is scheduled to open stores in Kingsport and Johnson City on Jan. 15.

Virginia's Blue Ridge Music Festival cancels 12-day event for 2015

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:10pm
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival, based in Floyd County, has canceled its plans for a 12-day event in 2015. Festival organizers made the decision at a recent board meeting.

King University awarded $50,000

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:30pm
BRISTOL, Tenn.,– King University has been awarded a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) program. The

Winter Warm Up cooking event planned

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:23pm
Several winter cooking classes are planned for Jan. 17 in Abingdon.

Roe to hold staff office hours in Bristol to assist citizens

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:10pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) has announced that he will send staff to hold office hours in Bristol on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Slater Community Center.

RAM® returning to Bristol Motor Speedway in May

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:25pm
Bristol, Tenn – The Tri-Cities Remote Area Medical ® will be returning to the Bristol Motor Speedway in May for the fourth consecutive year. Representatives of the clinic including Stan Brock, the org

Tri-Cities health care leaders back Tenn. governor's Medicaid plan

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:50am
Leaders of the region’s two health care systems are joining forces to support Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan for expanding Medicaid in the state.

Northeast State now accepting 2015-16 scholarship applications

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:35am
BLOUTVILLE, Tenn. — Northeast State Community College officials have stressed that it is not too early for students who need financial help to submit scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic

Sullivan County child attacked by dog

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:27am
BLUFF CITY, Tenn. — A 4-year-old boy was recovering Monday after he was attacked Sunday afternoon by a stray dog.

Diverse stakeholders seek national scenic area in Virginia

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 11:57pm
HARRISONBURG, Va. — While it may appear that wilderness advocates, timber harvesters, hunting enthusiasts and mountain bikers don't have anything in common, their shared interest in a national scenic

Southeast Culinary Institute, cafeteria close amid financial issues

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:53pm
BRISTOL, Va. — The Southeast Culinary Institute shut down Sunday along with the cafeteria and catering business that operated at the Bristol Mall.

Medical personnel are seeing a significant rise in flu cases around the region for the second week in a row

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:36pm
Flu cases in the region are spiking for the second week in a row.

Woman transforms bits of Appalachian flora and antique spoons into unique jewelry

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:06pm
How do you satisfy an appetite for the outdoors?

Free lung cancer screenings now being offered

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:02pm
Individuals at high risk for developing lung cancer might now be eligible for screening minus out-of-pocket costs.

Fund set up for Kentucky plane crash survivor

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:22pm
NASHVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A fund has been established to benefit a 7-year-old southern Illinois girl who survived a Kentucky plane crash that killed her parents, a sister and a cousin.

Child dies from ambulance crash injuries

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:19pm
GREENBACK, Tenn. (AP) — A five-year-old Roane County girl injured in a crash with an ambulance has died from her injuries.