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Short Takes: Riverbank Ramblers, Red Dirt Revelators, Dana Gillian and Carolina Bound and more

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:45am
CMT’s Spotlight Artist for the month of April, Downday, helm this week’s free MP3 downloads. Check out Music Notes in Short Takes.
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Take in a local concert for your enjoyment

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:30am
Plenty of concerts being held in the local region
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Cemeteries will benefit from concert

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:15am
MENDOTA, Va. — Oscar Harris looks forward to another year of “playing to the home crowd” in Mendota, an unincorporated town in Washington County, Va., along the Scott County line.
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Visit one of many exhibits being held in the area

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:15am
Lots of exhibits for education and fun are in the local regoin
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'Winds of Change' is an arts celebration

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:00am
Rolling into its 20th year, the annual Festival of the Arts at Southwest Virginia Community College has announced one of its most unusual themes.
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Lineup for Bristol's Border Bash music series announced

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:57pm
Believe in Bristol and the Birthplace of Country Music  have announced the lineup for this summer's Border Bash music series, which this year celebrates its 15th anniversary.
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Work soon to start on The Sessions Hotel in downtown Bristol

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:55pm
The project will encompass 11 properties over two blocks on State and Goode streets.
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Funeral plans set for pharmacy owner from Wise County

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:51pm
David Kilgore was killed Monday by a man who police said demanded — and was denied — a prescription pain drug during a robbery attempt at the victim’s shop in Virginia Beach.
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A day after failed merge announcement Virginia Intermont is full of doubt, questions

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:54pm
Sunny skies belied a quiet, somber mood on the Virginia Intermont College campus Wednesday, a day after school officials announced that a proposed merger with a Florida school wouldn’t occur — casting
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Local officials vow to try to save Virginia Intermont

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:58pm
BRISTOL, Va. — State and local government officials vowed to try to save Virginia Intermont College on Wednesday — the day after college officials announced that a planned merger with a university had
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2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote (copy)

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:29pm
The two lawmakers said they wanted more information on "whether any Tennessee state officials conditioned, or threatened to condition, state aid to Volkswagen on the outcome of workers' efforts to est
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2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:29pm
The two lawmakers said they wanted more information on "whether any Tennessee state officials conditioned, or threatened to condition, state aid to Volkswagen on the outcome of workers' efforts to est
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Tennessee announces dates for Big Orange Caravan

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:31pm
Among the scheduled stops is a May 20 date in Johnson City.
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Norfolk Southern coal cars bound for Virginia derailed

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:24pm
The cars derailed in Rock in Mercer County, W.Va., located 12 miles outside of Bluefield, Va. in Tazewell County.
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Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:06pm
The legendary hard rock group will continue to make music while Young gets medical help.
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Meth makers, dealers being snuffed out in 'Operation Salt Vegas'

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:24pm
Arrest and search warrants are being served in Russell, Washington, Smyth, Carter and Johnson counties in Tenn. and Va.
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Work on Sessions Hotel in downtown Bristol starting next month

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:56pm
11 properties are being purchased on State and Goode Street for the hotel that has a $21 million price tag.
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Tenn. House passes bill to allow electric chair

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:29pm
The bill would keep lethal injection as the preferred method for executions.
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Va. regulators set hearings on Appalachian Power rates

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:26pm
Appalachian Power is proposing to increase the monthly residential customer charge from $8.35 to $16.
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Abingdon interchange, Coalfields Expressway allocations in state transporation plan

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:18pm
Improvements to the Exit 14 interchange in Abingdon, to the tune of $44 million, and $10 million in design costs for the Coalfields Expressway are among the projects included in the $13.1 billion six-
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