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Farm-to-fashion event demonstrates alpacas' ability to diversify traditional farming

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 8:49pm
David and Debbie McLeish's operation — now known as Dreamland Alpacas — has grown to a collection of 70 animals, or as David McLeish calls them, brats.

Community in action

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 7:00pm
ABINGDON, Va. — Fifty years ago, there was a problem in the Hayter’s Gap community of Washington County. A high number of students dropped out of elementary school to go work on the family farm or at

Mountain areas in SWVa., NE Tenn. could get snow overnight

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 4:11pm
One to 3 inches of snow are forecast for elevations above 2,500 feet.

Police: Treasurer took more than $10,000 from Sullivan County church

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 3:30pm
Dwight Mumpower was cashing checks and acquired a debit card using the church's bank account.

Coeburn man arrested after standoff with police

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 3:23pm
Glen Allen Lane, Jr. had just been given a protective order from police barring him from his home and contact with his wife.

Board: Tenn.'s higher education budget in limbo

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 3:15pm
Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey told reporters Thursday that planned pay raises for state employees and investment in higher education might have to be cut.

Va.'s jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent in February

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 1:15pm
Officials say February's jobless rate was the lowest since the November 2008 rate of 4.9 percent.

Medicaid ads target Va. House speaker

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:15am
The focus on House Speaker William J. Howell underscores what is likely a pivotal role that he will play in deciding the outcome.

Choose from one of many churches in the area for worship services

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 9:45am
Many churches in the area are holding worship services

From Rice Terrace to Rotarian

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:01pm
 Editor’s note: Throughout March, which is Women’s History Month, the Bristol Herald Courier is running a series of stories on local women who have used their talents and dedication to help their comm

Buchanan County gets $4.75M for water

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 9:57pm
Another 267 households should have access to clean public water thanks to a $4.75 million federal grant that will be used in Buchanan County.

Sullivan County gets $267,200 check

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 9:45pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Sullivan County is starting a three-year, tobacco-prevention program.

Smyth County officials worried about future of gas-fired plant

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 9:15pm
Some Smyth County officials are worried that progress on a proposed natural gas-fired power plant, set to locate in Atkins, could be derailed if a large power supplier goes through with a deal to acqu

Bristol Fire Museum seeks new site

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 9:01pm
BRISTOL, Va. — The Twin City’s long dormant fire museum will seek a new home and a new identity after city officials agreed this week to terminate the lease on its building.

Pancake breakfast will raise money for MECC scholarships

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 5:43pm
The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser for college scholarships next weekend.

Roanoke College sorority suspended from campus

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 5:35pm
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A sorority at Roanoke College in Salem has been suspended from campus.

Opening brief filed in Virginia gay marriage case

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 5:29pm
A lawyer defending Virginia's gay marriage ban says a federal judge who struck down the law usurped authority the U.S. Supreme Court has reserved for states.

Authors Adriana Trigiani and David Baldacci discuss their film projects

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 4:03pm
The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Southwest Virginia Museum in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Former Kingsport priest wants abuse conviction overturned

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:57pm
William Casey was accused of abusing an altar boy at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Kingsport.

Pay raises, higher-ed funding in Tenn. could face cuts, Ramsey says

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 2:31pm
Tennessee's general fund revenues have fallen $260 million short of projections through the first seven months of the budget year