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Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:21pm
Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings

CWDF considers grant to Hurley water project

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:07pm
The Coalfield Water Development Fund Executive Committee is proposing a grant award be given to the Buchanan County Public Service Authority to help fund Phase V of the Hurley Regional Water Project.

Meth lab suspect, escapee captured in Washington County

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:15pm
A man who was a suspect in a meth lab case in Damascus and escaped from custody Sunday evening has been captured, police said.

Movie stars shut out at Emmys; "Breaking Bad" reigns

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:54am
LOS ANGLES — The Emmys welcomed plenty of movie stars to television's biggest awards show, including Julia Roberts, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Spacey, Mark Ruffalo and the reigning Oscar winner for best a

$1.5 million federal grant to help Kingsport improve water infrastructure

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:13am
The city of Kingsport, Tennessee, has received a $1.5 million federal grant to improve water service in-frastructure in a plan designed to aid and retain more businesses, including Eastman Chemical Co

Tarot cards, magic returning to Va. town after fortuneteller ban repealed

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:01am
Town Council voted to repeal a decades-old ban that also banned the practice of "magic arts" and roving "gypsies."

Workshop to provide tech tips for small business

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:21am
Business owners who aren't quite sure how to put the technology at their fingers to the best use for their bottom lines can learn some tips and techniques during a workshop scheduled in Marion, Virgin

Project: Marion Small Business Boot Camp planned for this fall

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:00am
The class' pace will be intense, according to a written statement, and explore the legal, financial and marketing aspects of creating a business.

Washinton County, Va., Planning Commission recommends no drilling

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:29pm
ABINGDON, Va. — Members of the Washington County Planning Commission voted 5-2 Monday night to recommend that the county Board of Supervisors not change the county’s zoning ordinance to permit gas wel

Local educators voice concerns over the proposed Standards of Learning changes

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:26pm
BRISTOL, Va. — State Board of Education President Christian Braunlich fielded dozens of questions from area educators Monday, but much of the discussion centered on funding and poverty.

Prosecutor attacks McDonnell’s version of events

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:29pm
The federal government on Monday got its first crack at the former governor it indicted seven months ago and sought to dismantle his portrayal of a dysfunctional marriage, his claim of sound finances

Audit doesn’t address several BVU problems

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:42pm
BRISTOL, Va. — BVU Authority’s board of directors accepted a long-delayed fiscal 2012-13 audit report Monday, but not before two board members questioned auditors about their findings.

New Morrison School will add much needed space, facilities

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:22pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Dr. Sharon Morrison received a deed to seven acres of land and a $2.2 million gift Monday that will allow her to build a new campus for special children that she and her late husband en

Female soldier at Fort Lee, Va., dies of self-inflicted gunshot

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:54pm
The soldier was a sergeant 1st class who'd been in the Army for 14 years and at Fort Lee for three.

Man hospitalized from self-inflicted gunshot wound in Norton

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:26pm
Man accused of shooting dog, strangling wife before shooting self

Sony Playstation gamers knocked offline after bomb threat hoax

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:52pm
A Twitter account called Lizard Squad tweeted to American Airlines that there might be explosives on the plane carrying Sony Online's John Smedley.

VSP investigating incident in Wise Co involving deputy, pit bull

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:56am
The incident occurred in Pound, Virginia, on Aug. 23.

Virginia looks for ways to cut animal-vehicle accidents

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:37am
RICHMOND, Va. — A study aimed at reducing collisions between vehicles and animals is targeting a section of Interstate 64 near Waynesboro.

Berry Home Center hosts summer supplier showcase

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:30am
Berry Home Centers will host its 2014 Summer Supplier Showcase this week at locations in Abingdon and Chilhowie.

Grundy, Va., woman sentenced in mayor murder case in W.Va.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:18am
Rebecca Hatcher was acquitted but her brother Earl Click, also of Grundy, was found guilty of murder in February.