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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.
PIKEVILLE, KY
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‘TRIPPING BAD’

JUNE 27, 2022 – written by WADE QUEEN. HE WAS OFFERED A FREE VEHICLE RIDE TRIP, AND THEN WENT ON THE ‘BAD KIND OF TRIP’; AND NEARLY MURDERED A COUPLE: JAMES S LESTER, 32, OF HURLEY, VIRGINIA; WAS ARRESTED OVER THE WEEKEND IN PIKE COUNTY AFTER HE BEGAN SHOOTING AT A MAN AND WOMAN FROM THE BACK OF THEIR PICKUP, SHORTLY AFTER THEY WERE GIVING HIM A RIDE.
PIKE COUNTY, KY
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Shooting shakes up community in small Kentucky town

FREEBURN, Ky. (WEHT) — Something big happened in a small coal town community in Eastern Kentucky over the weekend. Police say a man from out-of-state shot a woman Saturday, hospitalizing her. According to the Kentucky State Police, the Pikeville Post received a 911 call saying there was a shooting in Freeburn, a community in which […]
FREEBURN, KY
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'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 www.timesnews.net.
WISE, VA
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.
WISE COUNTY, VA
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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.
ABINGDON, VA
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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...
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Union members in Southwest Virginia reach tentative contract agreement with AT&T

Communication Workers of America members in multiple parts of the country, including Southwest Virginia, have reached a tentative contract agreement with AT&T following a lengthy period of negotiations. CWA Local 2204 represents the Lebanon call center and the retail store in Bristol. Representatives of the union said previously that they...
BRISTOL, VA
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Mendota triple-murder trial scheduled for January

MENDOTA, Va. (WJHL) — The trial of the man accused of killing three women in Mendota is set to begin early next year. Prosecutors said James Michael Wright’s trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 9. Wright faces several charges, including three counts of aggravated murder, in the 2019 deaths of Elizabeth Vanmeter, Joycelyn Alsup, […]
MENDOTA, VA
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Terry Named CFCC's Vice President Of Student Services

Cape Fear Community College officials hired Sabrina Terry as the college’s new vice president of student services and enrollment management, according to a news release. Terry previously served as dean of student services at Surry Community College in Dobson. Terry became interested in student services in 2002 when she...
DOBSON, NC
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Tyler St. John Salyers

DUNGANNON, VA - Tyler St. John Salyers, born July 7, 1986, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday June 22, 2022. He was a resident of Dungannon, VA. Tyler graduated from Rye Cove High School in 2004. He later became an employee of Alpha Metallurgical Resources. Tyler worked several jobs such as scoop operator, roof bolter, etc. His final job title was Safety Representative-Health. He was proud to carry the Coal Mining family legacy.
DUNGANNON, VA

“You Can’t Think. You Have To Act.” Man Risks Life To Pull Neighbor From Burning Car.

You never know when life will hand you an emergency and ask you to step up. Justin Quesenberry of Elkhorn City, Kentucky was minding his own business in a rural neighborhood when the peaceful afternoon was shattered by a loud bang. Justin says he heard a car’s engine revving just before it exploded. He and his other neighbors went running towards the sound to see what had happened.
ELKHORN CITY, KY
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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...
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