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Body recovered from Smith Mountain Lake

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 1:44pm
ROANOKE, Va. — Divers have recovered the body of a Vinton, Virginia, man from Smith Mountain Lake.

THP uses pilot program to increase traffic safety

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 1:15pm
The agency has also started a model aimed at predicting when and where to find intoxicated drivers.

5 buildings destroyed in W.Va. fire

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:17am
Four arrests were made at the scene.

A murder mystery with a superhero twist

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:45am
“Impostor” by Susanne Winnacker is a young adult novel about a girl Tessa, who is able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and thereby mimic his or her appearance.

Bristol’s first civilian hospital opened in 1873 in the old Thomas House Hotel

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:30am
I receive many questions concerning early Bristol history. They come in person, by telephone, mail and are often routed to me through the local library, chamber of commerce or courthouse offices. Some

A spoonful of sugar might help this plotline go down

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:30am
It's snack time. What do you crave?

The Nation's Housing: Harney on vacation

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:15am
Kenneth R. Harney is taking a one-week vacation. His next column will appear Sunday, Aug. 17.

Reconnect with family and friends at a reunion in the area

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:15am
Famiilies are getting re-acquainted at reunions

Police remind drivers to use caution in school zones and near buses

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:30pm
Flashing yellow lights, stop signs extended from buses and crossing guards are becoming usual sights again along roads in the Mountain Empire.

Medicaid expansion hot-button issue in 38th District race in Va.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:21pm
Medicaid expansion continues to be a hot-button issue in the 38th District Virginia Senate race, as candidates try to define their positions on a subject that has divided the district — and the state

Students, teachers, families across region prepare for start of new year

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 10:55pm
As more school systems get the new year under way this week, there are things that can be done by students and parents to help ease the transition.

Volunteers fish trash out of South Holston Lake, river below it

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 7:49pm
Organizers were headquartered at Observation Knob Park, where dumpsters had been placed, as well as tents for a late-afternoon celebration.

Guardrail impales vehicle on Interstate 81

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 1:52pm
One person was seriously injured when a vehicle struck a guardrail Saturday.

Officials work to lure more businesses to Virginia

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 1:15pm
Virginia has scored more than 1,550 economic projects with investments totaling about $26.5 billion and more than 133,780 jobs since 2005.

Three-vehicle crash on Volunteer Parkway injures 2 people

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:34pm
A three-vehicle crash on Volunteer Parkway in Bristol, Tennessee, injured two people on Saturday.

Chimney Tops Trail project nearly done

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:38am
The Chimney Tops Trail is one of the rockiest, steepest, and most popular hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Attend church Sunday and receive a blessing

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:30am
Thre is a vast array of churches in the area

Voter turnout higher than expected

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:28pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Voter turnout for Thursday’s election in Sullivan County was higher than Elections Administrator Jason Booher expected.

Rain or shine, the show will go on

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:18pm
ABINGDON, Va. — The show will go on this weekend, rain or shine, Virginia Highlands Festival officials said Friday.

Reformed banks along Beaver Creek will promote habitat growth

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:55pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Deep in the soil of the banks of Beaver Creek is the solution to polluted waters and a way to give the waterway a fresh, green footprint along its winding path.