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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.