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Six tracts of land conveyed for The Falls

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:26pm
BRISTOL, Va. — City leaders finalized an ordinance Tuesday to convey land for The Falls commercial project.
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Three employees terminated from highway department rehired under temporary contracts

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:41pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Three former Sullivan County Highway Department workers were put back to work temporarily last week as contract employees under Kelly Services.
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Area universities, colleges get high ratings on the U.S. News & World Report of “Best Colleges of 2015”

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:38pm
Mountain Empire colleges and universities made a good showing again in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released Tuesday.
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Police locate two people involved in Monday accident

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:44pm
A bicyclist and a truck driver involved in a crash have been located. No charges are expected.
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Virginia receives two federal transportation grants

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:09pm
RICHMOND, Va.  — The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding two grants worth $45 million to transportation projects in Richmond and the Virginia Port Authority. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner's office
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Section of James closed to shellfish harvesting

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06pm
Virginia public health officials have closed a portion of the James River to shellfish harvesting because of waters that have been fouled by sewage.
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Rhythm & Roots named among bus assocation's top events

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:44pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The American Bus Association has named the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion among its 100 premier events in North America.
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Apple unveils iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:33pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook dispensed with the usual rundown of Apple statistics, saying he had a lot to cover as he took the stage. After declaring, "everything is great," he introduc
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Virginia tourism revenue rises to $21.5B in 2013

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:38am
Virginia is celebrating a record high for tourism across the state.
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Northeast State to participate in statewide Scholarship Saturday, asks students to sign up for Tennessee Promise

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:54am
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Northeast State Community College will host Scholarship Saturday on Sept. 20 to encourage area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and to fill out college applica
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Sounds of Service in Big Stone Gap to pay tribute to 9/11

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:43am
BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park is hosting Sounds of Service to celebrate the National Day of Service Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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Marriage of newlyweds, ages 96 and 95, questioned

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:34am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In some ways, Rebecca Wright doesn't understand all the fuss over her 96-year-old mother's recent marriage. After all, she says, "Anybody who wants to get married must have a little
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WCC president announces retirement in 2015

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:45am
Dr. Charlie White will retire in June 2015 after serving 8 years as president of Wytheville Community College.
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Police: Remains are those of missing Tenn. woman Holly Bobo

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:19pm
Human remains discovered in a rural Tennessee county are those of a missing nursing student who disappeared from her home in April 2011, investigators confirmed.
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Council agrees with planning commission on fracking issue

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:43pm
DAMASCUS, Va. – Damascus Town Council members agree with the Washington County Planning Commission that horizontal fracking should be prohibited in the county.
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Military solution needed for ISIS threat

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:21pm
A military solution is needed to deal with the Sunni militants in the Middle East who call themselves ISIS, the region’s congressmen said.
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Is fear a factor for you?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:16pm
ABINGDON, Va. — As the gates to the Washington County Fair opened Monday night, the spot to be was the “Fear Factor” section of the Old McDonald’s Farm petting zoo.
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Missing Appalachian State student now classified as 'possibly endangered'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:05pm
Anna Marie Smith, 18, of High Point, North Carolina has not been seen since last Tuesday near her dorm on the ASU campus.
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Bristol police looking for individuals involved in afternoon bicycle/truck crash

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:37pm
The two men, the cyclist and the man, left the scene of the crash on State Street with the teen's bike in the back of the truck.
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Research indicates Bristol was part of the Lewis & Clark adventure

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:24pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Jim Mallory and some local historians spent Monday searching for 200-year-old footprints – those left behind by famed explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
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