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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 […]
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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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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...
COEBURN, VA
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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.

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 […]
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Mary Ann Wilder

NICKELSVILLE, VA - Mary Ann Wilder, 66, of Nickelsville, VA, gained her Heavenly reward on June 29th, 2022, at her residence with her family after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born August 12, 1955, to the late Robert & Cora Finch in Scott County, VA. She has been a faithful member of GCUPC since 1973 and served as a Sunday school teacher for many of those years. She was well known in the community for feeding those in need. Her greatest joys in life were serving God her family and, cooking for others, and canning. She retired from Three Creek Apparel as a seamstress and then became a private sitter in-home healthcare. Her hobbies were cooking, canning, and sewing.
NICKELSVILLE, VA
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Man Arrested After Running From Police At Roadblock

A southwestern Virginia man is now behind bars on a long list of charges after allegedly leading police on a chase. A roadblock was being conducted at the intersection of US 460 and Marrowbone Creek at around 11:00 PM Friday night. Officers checked on 26-year-old James Douglas Allen Adkins, of Vansant, who was said to be in a side-by-side. Officers allegedly smelled alcohol as they approached Adkins’ vehicle, who then drove away.
VANSANT, VA
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Man Arrested Following Shooting

A man out of Southwestern Virginia was arrested on Saturday in Freeburn after officials say he shot a woman. 32-year-old James Lester, of Hurley, is now facing charges for first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment. According to police, Lester is said to have gotten a ride from Cleatus Blankenship and...
FREEBURN, KY
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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...
LEBANON, VA
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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.
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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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