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Workers on strike at Marion, VA defense contractor

SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – It is reported what could be more than 200 workers are on strike after contract negotiations went sour at a defense contractor campus in Marion, Virginia, a worker said. The company is General Dynamics Missions Systems. In a statement to News Channel 11, one worker stated that the strike arose […]
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Washington County, Virginia: Single-vehicle crash leaves one dead

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened last Friday in Washington County. According to a preliminary report, a truck was traveling on Route 740 when it ran off the right side of the road, over corrected, struck a tree, and overturned. The driver, Jason W. Blevins, 41,...

Ridge Runners rip State Liners, 22-2

BRISTOL, Va. – Haydn McGeary of the Bluefield Ridge Runners hammered a prodigious 408-feet home run in the first inning of Saturday night’s Appalachian League game against the Bristol State Liners. That turned out to be just the beginning of a miserable evening for the home team at...

Museum conserves Saltville girl’s portrait

Stephanie Porter-Nichols | Smyth County News & Messenger. The Smyth County native died in 1904 in Kentucky. However, her image as a young girl continues to live on and is getting extra care now thanks to conservators in Richmond. Anna Chastain was born in the Saltville area and lived in...

Bluefield State finally becomes a University

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — One Historically Black College is upgrading its status. After a week-long celebration to commemorate the new transition at B-State, it’s finally happened. July 1, 2022, marks the first day of Bluefield State as a University. A faculty and staff luncheon was held at the Student Center to wrap up all of […]

Prep Football: PikeView looks to keep moving forward in 2022

Richwood – Building a winning tradition in football is never easy and often a lengthy process. Mix in a nationwide pandemic and that task becomes even more difficult. Unfortunately, those were the cards that PikeView head coach Jason Spears was dealt when he took over in 2019, so it should come as no surprise that the main goal last season for the Panthers was to somehow find a sense of normalcy.

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.

Big Walker Mountain Tunnel turns 50

J.D. Bolt has had a distinguished career as an attorney and now General District Court judge. But he also has a distinction that not many people know about: he was one of the first people to travel through the Big Walker Mountain Tunnel, which celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday.