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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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Sullivan County gets $267,200 check

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