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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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. 
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