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Bristol, Tenn., setting up stormwater utility fund

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:30pm
Bristol Tennessee City Council members voted unanimously last week to borrow $81,500 in the form of a no-interest loan that will come out of the city’s general fund.

Principals calling rezoned students

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:11pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Not all city families affected by plans to redraw some elementary school attendance zones are aware that their child will attend another school next month, Superintendent Rex Gearheart

Virtual cachers find treasure deep in waters of South Holston Lake

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:48pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Deep beneath the waters of South Holston Lake is a treasure — for those hunters who are willing to brave the chilly waters and find it.

Kingsport alderman resigns after weekend DUI arrest

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:01pm
Jantry Shupe, 39, was charged with one count of DUI following a traffic stop by the Highway Patrol on July 4.

U.S. border overwhelmed by illegal immigration

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:45pm
MISSION, Texas  — The influx of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has grown so large that it now requires its own transportation system: government buses that spend each night idling on a Texas

Dolly loves Dolly: Parton offers to adopt abandoned dog in UK

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:30pm
The fluffy white lurcher was found at the Glastonbury festival site in southwest  England last month.

Former Virginia Girl Scouts CEO gets 3 months for embezzlement

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:06pm
HANOVER -- The former chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia will serve a three-month sentence for felony embezzlement from the organization.

Police: Two members of Kingsport Mets drag racing on Stone Drive

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:44pm
The two players, ages 30 and 19, were clocked at over 100 miles per hour just after midnight Friday.

Smithsonian features Grant, Lee from Civil War

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:23pm
The National Portrait Gallery is continuing a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a new exhibit focusing on the two generals who led Confederate and Union troops into battle.

Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:37pm
American intelligence officials have been concerned about new al-Qaida efforts to produce a bomb that would go undetected through airport security.

Animal advocacy group targets Mill Mountain Zoo

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:00am
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — An animal advocacy group is targeting the Mill Mountain Zoo in its campaign to draw attention to animals used for entertainment.

US District Judge James Turk, 91, dies

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:45am
U.S. District Judge James Turk has died. He was 91.

Higher education center will host women’s expo and cooking show

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:00am
The holidays are still a few months away, but an event planned by area businesses will be gearing up for them this fall.

Four new sculptures to grace downtown

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:00am
Art in Public Places is expected to unveil a new round of sculptures early next month in the Twin City’s downtown area.

Seventh annual Tri-State Beef conference scheduled

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 9:45pm
The seventh annual Tri-State Beef Cattle conference will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon, Virginia, on August 12. This year’s conference will address topics of interest to bot

California man blows off hands with fireworks

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 9:12pm
Another man lost fingers on his left hand and finger tips on the right hand.

Committee looking to preserve historic Sullivan County cemetery

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 8:12pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — A small committee hopes to preserve the history of one of the region’s most revered cemeteries, at Cold Springs Presbyterian Church.

'Transformers' tops 'Tammy' on weak July 4 weekend

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 5:00pm
Audiences at U.S. movie theaters was down 44 percent over the holiday weekend compared with last year.

Virginia Tech lacrosse player killed on rope swing in N.C.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 4:06pm
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is investigating the death of Alex Hable, 20, in Littleton.

The Nation's Housing: Fighting back on maternity discrimination

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:00am
It doesn't get much publicity compared with other home mortgage issues, but it appears to be a persistent problem: Lenders and mortgage insurers allegedly delay or deny loan applications when a borrow