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TVA reports financial gains in first nine months of 2014

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:19pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority today reported net income of $147 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2014, on almost $8 billion in revenue, and a nearly 7 percent reduction i

Plaintiffs want court to rule on gay marriage ban before Supreme Court

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:17pm
Last week, a county court clerk in northern Virginia sought to delay the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling striking down Virginia's law while it is appealed.

Tennessee Supreme Court races see spending spike

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:54pm
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has taken $425,000 from his PAC to purchase ads against the three justices.

Damascus names new police chief

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:39pm
A longtime member of the Damascus Police Department was named its chief.

Culinary book club to begin in October

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:20pm
Island theme chosen for this season's book club.

McDonnell trial: Williams says no 'physical contact' with first lady

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:18am
The key government witness in the McDonnells' corruption trial, Jonnie R. Williams Sr., wrapped up his testimony Monday denying that he had a physical relationship with the former first lady.

Witness says Maureen McDonnell pitched Anatabloc to Ann Romney

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:13am
A bus figured into the federal corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell Monday. And by the time the day was over, the former first lady of Virginia appeared to have been literally on board — and

Despite approved budget, Bristol Virginia council to discuss tax hike

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:05am
Vice Mayor Archie Hubbard will present his plan to raise real estate taxes each of the next five years to the Bristol Virginia City Council Tuesday night.

Artists install winning sculptures at sites on both sides of state line

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:50pm
Four new outdoor art pieces were installed Monday by Art in Public Places and the winning artists.

Bass Pro bringing star power to Aug. 20 opening at The Pinnacle

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:40pm
TV fisherman Jimmy Houston is the master of ceremonies for the Aug. 20 opening of Bass Pro Shops which will feature plenty of star power.

Youth tent encourages kids, adults to be creative at the Virginia Highlands Festival

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:05pm
ABINGDON, Va. — Mason Harrington picked up the plastic, tentacled monster, dipped it in red paint, and dropped it unceremoniously onto his yellow paper.

Abingdon Town Council asked to vacate unused right-of-way in town

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:02pm
ABINGDON, Va. — Town Council members were asked to vacate an unused right-of-way in town, had an update on the town’s sustainability committee and changed the name of a board at Monday night’s meeting

Warner makes stop in Bristol to speak with area breweries

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:00pm
BRISTOL, Va. — The proliferation of microbreweries across Southwest Virginia reflects a greater emphasis on tourism and diversifying economic development, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner said here Monday.

Princeton Review: Syracuse named top party school

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:25pm
Virginia Tech earned best food ranking while Elon U. in North Carolina was named best run school.

Police find small marijuana patch in Washington County, Va.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 6:09pm
The pot plants ranged in size from 1- to 4-feet in the patch found off Poor Valley Road.

Coeburn pharmacy technician's license suspended; accused of theft of drugs

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:19pm
A routine inspection of inventory of the pharmacy revealed the pills were missing.

NASCAR, other sports stars to appear at Bass Pro opening

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:47pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Sprint Cup champion and NASCAR team owner Tony Stewart headlines a large group of celebrities headed to The Pinnacle for the opening of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World on Aug. 20, accord

Abingdon's Tastes of the Town tour set for August

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:46pm
The Peppermill and Luke's Cafe will be among the five to six stops along the tour, which features small tastings and drink pairings at each restaurant.

Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:01pm
Brady, shot during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Regan in March 1981, had a gun control bill named in his honor.