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Teen spruces up Boones Mill train depot for Eagle Scout project

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 7:48pm
When Nathan Hodges looked at the old train depot in his town of Boones Mill, he saw history in need of a little TLC.

Appalachian Power turns toward sun and wind for future energy

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 5:34pm
Appalachian Power Co. expects to develop the means to generate more than a fifth of its energy from the sun and wind in 15 years, according to a plan filed with the state this week.

Abingdon hospital earns Energy Star certification

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 5:15pm
Johnston Memorial Hospital has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities natio

Child dies in crash on Interstate 81 in Washington County, Virginia

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 1:48pm
The crash involved a car and an ambulance.

Pirates doubleheader postponed

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 12:07pm
The Bristol Pirates announced on the team website that it has postponed today's doubleheader against the Johnson City Cardinals.

Flag-waving parade

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:36pm
A line of pickup trucks, small sedans and minivans, all adorned with Confederate flags, and some American flags, traveled from Bristol, Virginia, to Johnson City, Tennessee, on Friday.

Man charged with animal cruelty after alleged beating death of cat

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:27pm
BRISTOL, Va. — A cat was beaten to death with a baseball bat on Thursday, resulting in the arrest of a Bristol man, police said.

Report: Wife of victim witnessed stabbing

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:13pm
ABINGDON, Va. — A criminal complaint reveals that an Abingdon man’s wife witnessed the act that ended his life last month in a probation office parking lot.

4th of July activities are plentiful in the area

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:45pm
Enjoy fireworks, picnics, music, parades, and more on the 4th

Flood watch issued for most of the Mountain Empire

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:03pm
Independence Day in the Mountain Empire is going to be wet.

Abingdon man facing murder charge is back in Virginia

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 1:48pm
Joshua Carroll Copeland, 31, was charged by the Abingdon Police Department with first-degree murder.

Business is booming for family store owner

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 6:00am
The man whose grandmother sold fireworks nearly 70 years ago is having a blast continuing the family tradition.

Rhinehart named head of chamber

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:02am
BRISTOL, Tenn. — The new CEO of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce is a familiar face to many in Bristol and beyond.

Airport operations halted after security sweep

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:00pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. – Operations at Tri-Cities Regional Airport were suspended for nearly an hour-and-a-half Thursday following an alert from a K-9 during a routine security sweep, but nothing hazardou

The Big Messy

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:52pm
Foamy bubbles and colorful paints adorned the yard of the William King Museum of Art on Thursday. 

Recalls this week: Baby floats, snowmobiles, golf cars

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:47pm
A line of inflatable baby floats with a bad seam that can leak air are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other recalled consumer products include faulty snowmobiles and golf cars.

Johnson City Police investigate armed robbery at Walgreens

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:38pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.—The Johnson City Police Department is searching for an armed robber who held up a Walgreens on Thursday.

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to run for president

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:51pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his presidential campaign on Thursday, opening a long-shot bid against Hillary Rodham Clinton and a field of Democratic rivals for the party's

August court date set for Abingdon man in Martinsville fires

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:23pm
Derek Boone, 27, was arrested Tuesday by the Martinsville Police Department on eight counts of felony burning and three counts of felony larceny.

Big Messy event hosted by William King Museum of Art still on

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:53pm
The Big Messy First Thursday event is still going on this evening as of right now.