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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.
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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.
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Fundraisers are being held in the area

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 10:00am
Attend a fundraiser to help in the local region
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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
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‘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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Choose a church of choice to attend

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