Birchleaf, VA

Norton Police Chief set to receive injured first responders grant

NORTON, Va. — It was nearly one year ago that 13-year-old Zechariah Cartledge came to Southwest Virginia. The Florida teen ran a mile in honor of a fallen first responder, and also presented a $10,000 grant to Coeburn Police Officer Robert Potter, who was injured in the line of duty.
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38 people indicted on drug charges in Dickenson Co.

(WJHL) – The Dickenson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) announced Friday that 38 people have been indicted on roughly 130 charges related to the sale of narcotics. According to the release, the DCSO, the 29th Circuit Narcotics Task Force, Virginia State Police, Clintwood Police Department and Haysi Police Department, have been conducting an operation to locate […]
Kingsport Times-News

Nonprofit gives injured Norton chief $10K, honors slain officers

NORTON — As Norton Police Chief James Lane continues his recuperation, organizations and the public keep remembering what happened to him just over a year ago. Lane received his latest recognition Saturday from the nonprofit organization Running 4 Heroes. Its founder, 13-year-old Zechariah Cartledge, presented Lane with a $10,000 check to help with expenses as the chief continues his recovery from his May 2021 line-of-duty shooting.

Norton Police Chief awarded injured officer grant

NORTON, Va. (WCYB) — A local police chief is being recognized for his service through a huge gift from a teenager states away. But the chief wants all the focus on that teen's mission. I'm honored. I'm humbled, blessed beyond words. Norton Police Chief James Lane, honored with a...
Johnson City Press

Norton chief, slain officers recognized

NORTON – As Norton Police Chief James Lanes continues his recuperation, organizations and the public keep remembering his what happened to him just over a year. Lane received his latest recognition Saturday from non-profit organization Running 4 Heroes. Organization founder, 13-year old Zechariah Cartledge, presented Lane with a $10,000 check to help with expenses as he continues his recovery from his May 2021 line-of duty shooting.

Several events canceled in light of Floyd County mass shooting

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -Several events have been canceled in light of the tragedy that took place Thursday in Floyd County, Kentucky. On Thursday, a violent standoff situation killed two police officers and injured six others, including five additional police officers. In light of the tragedy, the City of Prestonsburg along...

Suspect facing several charges after officers killed in Kentucky shooting

ALLEN, Ky. — A Floyd County, Kentucky, man is facing numerous charges, including multiple counts of murder, after an incident in which police officers were killed. According to court records, Lance P. Storz, 49, of Main Street, Allen, Kentucky, was booked into the Pike County Detention Center in Pikeville, Kentucky, just before 5 a.m. on July 1 in connection with the incident.

In face of tragedy, community turns to prayer

Residents from across Floyd County gathered in Prestonsburg Friday, July 1, to hold a prayer vigil for the victims of a deadly shooting June 30 which left multiple officers dead and a number of other responders injured. Representatives from the Pikeville Police Department and Pikeville Fire were in attendance, as...
Johnson City Press

Cole makes quite an impression with The Ultimate Fighter

Chandler Cole accomplished two major goals recently at “The Ultimate Fighter 30.”. First, he was able to train with Amanda Nunez, whom he considers the very best to step inside the cage. Second, he and his hometown of Coeburn, Virginia were prominently featured on the show. “I was really...

Eastern Ky. 4th of July festivals canceled, postponed

EASTERN KENTUCKY (WYMT) - After the officer-involved shooting that happened in Floyd County Thursday night, several holiday events in the area have been canceled. On Friday, a post was shared on the Prestonsburg Tourism Facebook page announcing the postponing of Star City Day. “In [light] of last night’s tragedy, we...

Russell County soldier was called ‘a one-man army’

It’s hard to read about Junior Spurrier’s exploits during World War II without imagining the movie that could be made from them. Picture an old-school, two-fisted action yarn in the mode of “The Dirty Dozen” or “Where Eagles Dare,” a literal barn-burner advertised by a poster replete with muzzle flashes, gritted teeth, flying shell casings and other signatures of battlefield mayhem.

The right fit: Samons commits to Tennessee Tech

Rylee Samons was a hot commodity in the recruiting circles. Pikeville’s 6 foot 7 wing has everything colleges coaches are looking for. Tuesday, Samons brought his recruitment process to an end by putting out a statement saying that he had committed to play college basketball for John Pelphrey at Tennessee Tech University.

High Knob Recreation area now fully open; more . . .

Here’s a round-up of news briefs from around Southwest and Southside. You can send yours for possible inclusion to The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests’ High Knob Recreation Area has fully opened to visitors thanks to the help from a coalition of local partners, according to a release from the U.S. Forest Service This popular recreation site, located on the Clinch Ranger District in Wise County, was intermittently closed over the last three years due to multiple water system breakdowns.

FRLL fundraising for All Star tournament

Front Royal Little League’s Senior All Stars are having fundraisers around town today to raise money for their All Star tournament in Castlewood, Virginia on July 8th. Starting at 8 am, they will have a bake sale set up at the Front Royal Flea Market. Then at 10 am,...