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Get your kicks at this year's Virginia Highlands Festival

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:39pm
The song, "Open Road," was written by Kat Rush and the band Barlow Gin and the Hatchetmen from Bristol.

Wanted: Easter Egg hunters for Saturday in Bristol, Va.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:36pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Dust off the old basket. Peter Cottontail is delivering the goods on Saturday morning for the City of Bristol, Va. Parks and Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt.

Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:42pm
The U.S. EPA said the violations took place in nine states including Tennessee.

Sofia Starnes to deliver UVa-Wise commencement address

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:27pm
Poet Sofia Starnes will deliver the keynote address this year

Artisans sought for Gathering in the Gap music fest

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:01pm
The festival is scheduled for May 17, and will be held in and around the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap.

Senate backs off on meth bill, adopts weaker limit

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:50pm
The Tennessee Senate has backed down in its standoff with the House over Gov. Bill Haslam's bill to limit the sale of cold and allergy medicines used to make illegal methamphetamine.

Man's body found under deck in Knoxville

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:46am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Police say an autopsy has found no evidence of foul play in the death of a man whose body was found underneath a deck behind a Knoxville home.

Various groups are in the area for individual needs

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:35am
Groups can offer much needed assistance

Saltville PD, Northwood HS announce law enforcement scholarship

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:06am
The Saltville Police Department and Northwood High School have teamed up to establish a scholarship for students to attend the Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy.

Enjoy Easter events in the area

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:30am
Lots of Easter happenings in the local region

SVTDC Women in Business Leadership Conference to be held next week

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:20am
The theme of the event is "lead, learn, laugh - own your own success" and it will be held at the Russell County Conference Center.

Five Bristol, Va., City Council hopefuls address economic issues

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:54pm
BRISTOL, Va. — The Falls project, the city’s fiscal well-being and the vitality of its downtown were among the topics discussed Thursday during a debate featuring five men seeking seats on the Bristol

Virginia Intermont faculty gives president vote of no confidence

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:44pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Members of the Virginia Intermont College faculty this week issued an overwhelming vote of no confidence in college President E. Clorisa Phillips.

Sullivan County Highway Commissioner candidates file financial disclosure forms

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:07pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — The three Republican candidates trying to become the next Sullivan County highway commissioner made significant personal loans to their own campaigns.

Bristol Mayors’ Awards of Distinction recipients honored in ceremony

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:03pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Their giving is uniquely different, whether it’s a comforting smile or warm blanket, the familiar strum of an ole’ timey tune or a cradling arm around a scared puppy or kitten.

Fun events around the area to celebrate Earth Day

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:00pm
You can watch a puppet parade, make a rain barrel or pick up unsightly garbage. Localities across the region have scheduled a variety of events to celebrate Earth Day this year.

Bristol, Tenn. man found guilty of raping juvenile

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:57pm
The case dates back to 2008 and the victim was under the age of 10, Sullivan County Assistant District Attorney General Teresa Nelson said.

MECC Foundation to honor Ida Bonicelli Trigiani at annual gala

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:53pm
Ida Bonicelli Trigiani will be inducted into the Mountain Empire Community College Foundation's Hall of Honor at this year's spring gala.

E&H professors ranked among to 25 in nation by CBS Money Watch survey

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:45pm
CBS Money Watch has rated Emory & Henry College professors among the top 25 in the nation for the fourth year in a row.

Blountville man gets prison time for soliciting sex with child over Internet

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:05pm
Lucas Jordan Conerly, 31, tried to entice a 13-year-old child for sexual activity by promising the child gifts.