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Sarah was the oldest daughter of the Rev. James King, who chose her name

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 10:30am
Little has been written of Sarah, the oldest of the Rev. James King and Mourning Micajah King, who were married in Halifax County, Virginia, on Feb.17, 1812.

Abundance of groups are in the local region

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 10:15am
ABINGDON SENIOR CENTER: Abingdon, Va., 300 Senior Drive, various events such as arts, floral arranging, exercise, day trips, game nights, bridge, quilting, arts exploration and more. 276-628-3911.

Fundraisers are being held in the area

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 10:00am
Attend a fundraiser to help in the local region

Some motorists having difficulty adjusting from signals to signs at Bristol intersection

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 12:12am
The traffic signal at the intersection of Moore and Cumberland streets in Bristol, Virginia, has been placed on flash and the intersection was converted from a signalized intersection to one with a fo

‘Crowdfunded’ ad gives new meaning to alternative advertising

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 11:47pm
In the ad-agency world, sometimes your client has the budget to buy ads for the Super Bowl telecast. This year, that’s $4.5 million per 30-second spot.

State jobless rate falls to lowest level since Oct. 2008

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 11:45pm
Virginia’s unemployment rate declined in December to its lowest level since October 2008, while non-farm employment in the state surpassed its previous peak before the economic recession.

Virginians, Tennesseans take advantage of the second year of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 11:45pm
Count Ryan Monahan among the 140,000 or so Virginians who are signing up for health insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace for the first time this year.

Sixth Appalachian State student to die this school year had medical emergency

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 7:00pm
A news release on Saturday said Michael C. Schmitt was taken to a hospital where he died Friday night. There were no signs of foul play.

Woolly the Mammoth predicts 6 more weeks of winter weather

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 5:18pm
The annual Woolly Mammoth Breakfast was held Saturday morning in Saltville, Virginia.

Some snow possible Monday in Mountain Empire

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:18pm
Another round of wintry weather is possible Sunday night into Monday in the Mountain Empire.

Two more men found guilty in multi-state robbery conspiracy

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 2:28pm
Robberies occurred in multiple states, including Bristol, Virginia, and involved several defendants.

Wise, Va., dentist sentenced in federal court

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 1:44pm
Newton Carroll Mullins, 66, was sentenced to two months in a federal prison and four months on home incarceration.

Choose a church of choice to attend

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:00am
Receive a blessing at one of many churches in the area

Haslam touting Medicaid plan some Republicans see as ‘poisonous’

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:53am
SPARTA, Tenn. — As Gov. Bill Haslam barnstormed the state to promote his Insure Tennessee, he has voiced frustration with what he called red herrings thrown up by his opponents.

E&H, ASL among private schools signed onto solar energy project

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:45am
Two Southwest Virginia colleges will help provide inspiration and legal advice for a statewide initiative to lay the framework for adding solar energy to a college campus, town hall or other facility.

Residents reminded to keep fire safety in mind during winter months

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:27am
So far this year, there have been more than half a dozen destructive house fires in the Abingdon area, prompting firefighters to urge that local residents use caution during the cold winter months.

Community support makes difference in Soles4Souls campaign

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:32pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Due to an outpouring of community support this week, Teleperformance has 1,848 pairs of shoes to donate to Soles4Souls.

BVU board meetings may soon be televised

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:27pm
BRISTOL, Va. — BVU Authority plans to begin televising the monthly meetings of its board of directors, possibly starting in March.

Talks continue on upgrading Pittsylvania animal shelter

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:16pm
LYNCHBURG — Pittsylvania County supervisors and staff toured two new animal shelters Thursday — one in Lynchburg and the other in Amherst County.

Southwest Virginia farm service organizations to host joint meetings

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:08pm
The Washington and Wythe County Farm Service Agency and the Washington, Smyth, Bland, and Wythe County Extension Service will jointly hold two producer meetings on Feb. 3 and 4 regarding the new farm