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Fire crews training for airport blaze

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:16pm
Fire crews from across the region today are training at Virginia Highlands Airport, where the state department of fire programs is offering aircraft fire training.

Driver crashes into rockslide on Scott County, Virginia roadway

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:15pm
Virginia State Police said a man was injured Wednesday morning when his vehicle crashed into a rockslide.

Tazewell High School Hall of Fame raises money for SWCC scholarships

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:09pm
The Tazewell High School Hall of Fame, Inc., recently presented a check for $90,000 to Southwest Virginia Community College for student scholarships.

Benefit for the Bluff City Rescue Squad to be held Oct. 9

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:00pm
Organized by Jerry Malone and set to stage at Bluff City Elementary School’s auditorium, the show will feature a collection of ETSU’s leading bands.

Abingdon's Barter Tent Jams closes out its inaugural year on Oct. 11 with Plena Libre

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:30pm
Rhythms catch the ear like rainbows attract the eye.

Worker dies in rock collapse at SE Ken. mine

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:30pm
Justin M. Mize of Harrogate, Tennessee, died after an accident at the Tinsley Branch Mine in Bell County

Bluefield College scraps plans for dental school

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:24pm
The college announced Tuesday it has ended a joint venture with Tazewell County to develop the dental care project.

Short Takes: MP3 download from Roadrunner Records and more

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:00pm
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ETSU to become Olympic bobsled training site

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:32am
JOHNSON CITY – The U.S. Bobsled & Skeleton Federation (USBSF) and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) have designated East Tennessee State University as an official Olympic training site for the nat

First Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has died

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:23am
DALLAS — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disea

Are electronic cigarettes just a harmless trend?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:30am
We just finished up the last tobacco cessation class at the company where I administer a corporate wellness program. The course was eight weeks long (one evening each week) and covered all the emotion

Chef Robert Irvine show at NPAC is a new format

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:15am
Chef Robert Irvine comes to Niswonger Performing Center on Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. And the audience is part of his show.

Cooking classes feature soups and German cuisine

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:00am
ABINGDON, Va. - The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia, continues its fall culinary series with two classes.

Warner, Gillespie square off in second Senate race debate

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:48pm
Each claimed he would be the bigger advocate for working Virginians, and they accused each other of being in lock-step with their political parties.

Beer sales in theaters proposal fails

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:38pm
An amendment to permit beer sales in movie theaters failed Tuesday night, while an ordinance to ban smoking of electronic cigarettes at municipal buildings passed on first reading at Bristol, Tennesse

Local parents, educators discuss controversial education standards

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:03pm
Some local parents and educators met Tuesday to discuss the Common Core State Standards for English, arts and math — and many were concerned about the curriculum.

Wellmont gets national recognition

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:00pm
National recognition for a local doctors group represents better care for its patients, officials of Wellmont Medical Associates said Tuesday.

Glade Spring candidate forum focuses on bringing revenue, services to town

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:12pm
GLADE SPRING, Va. — Questions posed of Glade Spring’s mayoral and town council candidates focused on bringing revenue and services to the town of 1,400.

New route for natural gas pipeline avoids Floyd County, Va.

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:28pm
Instead, as envisioned, a portion of the revised route will pass through Roanoke County on its way from West Virginia to another natural gas pipeline in Pittsylvania County.

Glade Spring Town Council wants more restrictions on fracking

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:20pm
Glade Spring Town Council members this week expressed their desire for more restrictions on allowing gas well drilling in Washington County.