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Bristol Virginia jail officially closes

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – Bristol Virginia Sheriff Tyrone Foster has confirmed the closure of the jail downtown. Inmates will no longer be housed at the Bristol Virginia Jail; instead, they’ve been transferred to the Abingdon facility within the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority. The closure took immediate effect on July 1. All inmates have already […]
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Tractor-trailer struck by train in Smyth County

CHILHOWIE, Va. — Crews responded to an overnight crash involving a train in Smyth County. In a post on social media, Chilhowie Fire & EMS crews say they responded to the intersection of Lee Highway and Seven Mile Ford Road Tuesday night. According to crew members, they found a...

Additional $7 million in federal funding sought for Coalfields Expressway

LEBANON, Va. (WJHL) — Virginia officials are seeking an additional $7 million in federal funding for the Coalfields Expressway project. The Coalfields Expressway Authority is working with federal legislators on a funding request of $7 million for paving additional lanes at the U.S. 121/460 intersection and Hawk’s Nest sections. The request was submitted for consideration […]

Man killed in Washington County, Virginia crash, police say

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WCYB) — A Saltville man was killed in a crash which occurred in Washington County on June 24, according to Virginia State Police. Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 740 just north of Route 750 at 9:24 p.m. Police said a 1990 Ford F350 driven by 41-year-old Jason W. Blevins was going south on Route 740 when it ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, crossed the double yellow line, went off the left side of the road, hit an embankment and a tree, overturned and came to rest back in the road.

Train hits stuck tractor-trailer in Southwest Virginia

CHILHOWIE, Va. (WJHL) — A tractor-trailer hauling a bulldozer was crossing over tracks near the intersection of Lee Highway and Seven Mile Ford Road Tuesday night when it was hit by a train. According to a report from the Chilhowie Fire and EMS & Department, responders arrived at the scene at 9:48 p.m. to find […]

Rep. Morgan Griffith and Virginia CFX Authority Board discuss expressway funding

LEBANON, Va. (WCYB) — The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to utilize almost $2 million recently allocated by the federal government for the expressway project. Virginia Coalfields Expressway Authority members listened to the update during a meeting in Lebanon Thursday. Griffith addressed the board about the recent federal funds...

Abingdon native earns #1 seed in VSGA Amateur Championship

Abingdon native Connor Creasy earned stroke-play medalist honors at the 109th Virginia State Golf Association Amateur Championship on Tuesday at Cedar Point Club in Suffolk, VA. Creasy, who recently finished his third year at the University of Georgia, shot a two-day total of 11-under par (133) to earn the top...

WATCH NOW: Deputy Gobble has need for speed at regional short tracks

Joshua Gobble knows stress and speed. During the week, the 26-year-old Abingdon resident works as a deputy for the Washington County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Office. On Saturday nights, Gobble follows a family tradition at regional short tracks. “Once you strap into a race car, everything else in life goes way....

Supervisors reject VDOT's roundabout plan - again

Washington County’s Board of Supervisors are still saying no to a roundabout connecting U.S Highway 11 to U.S. Highway 58 in Abingdon, Virginia. Suggestions for a roundabout at the busy junction near I-81’s Exit 19 have been suggested for years from Virginia Department of Transportation officials, but the plan has been soundly rejected more than once by the board. And yet another rejection came Tuesday night when the board adopted a resolution supporting upcoming road projects – minus the roundabout.

Saltville man dies after crash in Washington County

A Saltville, Virginia man died following a single-vehicle cash in Washington County last week. According to a press release from the Virginia State Police, Jason W. Blevins, 41, of Saltville, Virginia was traveling south on Route 740 when his 1990 Ford F350 ran off the right side of the road. He overcorrected, crossed the double center line, ran off the left side of the road, struck an embankment and a tree, overturned and came to rest back in the roadway.