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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 […]
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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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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.
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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...

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.

Marion’s Lincoln Theatre hosting free kid’s summer camp

The Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia is hosting a free summer camp for school-age kids in July. The week-long camp is called “Summer Creatives”. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in all aspects that go into a theatre production– from story-writing to costume design, and of course, acting.

52 new Tennessee laws begin July 1

As July 1 approaches, 52 new laws are set to go into effect across Tennessee. Among the 52 new laws, these are a few that stand out. Bill 2158 prohibits public or charter schools in Tennessee from entering into any agreements with any person or entity that performs abortions, induces abortions, provides abortion referrals, or provides funding, advocacy, or other support for abortions.

Several new laws taking effect July 1 to impact Tennessee public schools

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — Several new laws are set to take effect Friday, impacting public schools in Tennessee. Tennessee Republican lawmakers made a push this year to approve a variety of laws they say will better schools. One measure addresses staffing challenges, something Bristol, Tennessee Superintendent Dr. Annette Tudor...

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...

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.

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...

Russell Whitaker - Bristol at Work

Russell Whitaker likes to fix things. He started at a young age, making minor repairs to his own bicycle and eventually turned his passion for fixing things into a career with the City of Bristol, Tennessee that has continued for the last four decades. He currently serves as Superintendent of Fleet Maintenance for the Department of Public Services, overseeing the maintenance of 400 city vehicles and a host of equipment needed to keep things running smoothly in departments across the city.

Work crews conducting smoke tests in Abingdon

ABINGDON, Va. (WCYB) — Work crews will be conducting smoke tests of sanitary sewers in Abingdon 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 smoke has no odor and is not toxic.

Wade adds athletic director to active slate at Castlewood

Patrick Wade will be putting in some serious work during the 2022-23 school year. He was recently appointed as the athletic director at Castlewood High School, where he also serves as the head boys basketball coach and as an assistant football coach. “Mr. [Jarrod] Sparks was taking over as principal...

LOCAL BRIEFS: Former E&H assistant Matthews dies

Clayton Matthews, who coached under Curt Newsome at Emory & Henry College in 2014-15, died on June 19, according to the Daily News-Record. He was 40 years old. Matthews worked with the wide receivers during both of his years at E&H. As a blue-chip quarterback in Georgia, Matthews guided his...