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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...
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SW Va. man arrested after chase on side-by-side

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A southwestern Virginia man was arrested on a long list of charges, after allegedly leading police on a chase. State troopers were conducting a roadblock at the intersection of U.S. 460 and Marrowbone Creek around 11 Friday night, when they went to check on James Douglas Allen Adkins, 26, of Vansant, who was driving a side-by-side. As the officers approached, they could detect a strong odor of alcohol, and then Adkins drove away.
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Virginia Business

Training’s in the cards for Hard Rock Bristol

Mike Pauley started learning poker from his grandfather around age 8 and traveled around the nation playing competitively during his early 20s. When he learned that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol was hiring casino dealers, he applied online. “I had thought about having a career somewhere, but I...

Bristol Tennessee abortion center seeks donation to make move to Virginia

An online donation drive launched by an owner of a Bristol, Tennessee abortion center has collected over $80,000 to move their operations across state lines. The GoFundMe account says the need for funds began following the leak of the potential Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision last month. Owners of...

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...

Work crews conducting smoke tests in Abingdon

Abingdon, Va. (WCYB) — Work crews will be conducting smoke tests of sanitary sewers this week. The tests will assist in locating breaks and defects in the sewer system. During the test, you may see smoke coming from vent stacks on buildings or from holes in the ground. The...

Bristol, VA agrees to injunction over landfill, sets timeline for closure

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – A timeline is now set for the closure of the Bristol, Virginia landfill after city leaders agreed to a preliminary injunction filed by Bristol, Tennessee. The sister cities are engaged in a legal battle over the landfill as its pungent odors have intruded into homes and businesses for the last year […]
Johnson City Press

BTE World Footbrake Challenge XVI coming to Bristol

The best footbrake racers in the country will be at Bristol Dragway June 30-July 3. BTE World Footbrake Challenge XVI is celebrating 16 years racing down the Thunder Valley drag strip. The event features $15,000-to-win races on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and attracts racers all over the United States — even from the West Coast.

Bristol, TN schools to offer free elementary tuition to out-of-district kids

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Bristol Tennessee Board of Education approved a Tuition-Free Designated Elementary program at Fairmount Elementary School last week. Beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year, out-of-district students in kindergarten through fifth grade who live in Tennessee will be able to apply to attend Fairmount Elementary at no cost. “Our hope is that […]
Kingsport Times-News

'Barnwood Builders' films episode in Wise

‘Barnwood Builders,’ a documentary television series on the Magnolia Network, featured Wise, Virginia, in its most recent episode. In the show, Mark Bowe and his crew of West Virginia master craftsmen salvage antique barns and cabins, reusing the wood to create stunning, modern homes. Jim and Susan Gilliam Cox contacted the builders about an old Gilliam family homeplace — a log home dating back to the 1860s — and the home was chosen to be featured on the show. These photos were taken by Tim Cox on the final day of the four-day shoot in March. If you missed the airing of the episode last Thursday, you can still watch it on discovery+ or other streaming platforms. See additional photos at
Kingsport Times-News

Three Wise County residents plead guilty to fentanyl distribution

ABINGDON — Three Wise County residents have pleaded guilty in a fentanyl distribution scheme that prosecutors say was connected to overdoses by two teens. According to U.S. Attorney for Western Virginia spokesperson Brian McGinn, Paul Mason Perkins, 20, Big Stone Gap; Austin Jeremiah Lane, 22, Norton; and Cheyenne Cassie Carico, 20, Norton, all recently pleaded guilty to one charge each of conspiracy to distribute and possess 40 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute.

Battle football coach looks to build “consistent culture” in second season

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) As he enters his second season as Battle's head football coach, former Missouri offensive lineman Jonah Dubinski says he needs more consistency from his players in order to succeed. "It's just about building the culture. Consistent in the weight room, consistent in the classroom and consistent practice....

Trio plead guilty to federal drug cases related to two overdose victims in Wise County

A trio of now-convicted drug dealers from Southwest Virginia pleaded guilty to supplying teenagers with pills laced with fentanyl. Paul Mason Perkins, 20, of Big Stone Gap, and Austin Jeremiah Lane, 22, and Cheyenne Carrico, 20, both of Norton, now await sentencing in a federal case linked to drug conspiracy from a pressed pill operation based in California.

Abingdon nursing home administrator to face state leaders following ‘drunk at work’ documentation

An Abingdon, Virginia nursing home administrator will go before a state regulatory commission this week after his documented drunkenness and eventual arrest by police. Official documents said Samuel Kermit Justus was aggressive toward officers when they were called to Choice Healthcare after staff members requested help when Justus showed signs of intoxication.