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Emory, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Smyth Chapel reopens to community with ice cream social

EMORY, Va. — Perhaps nothing is sweeter than the old-fashioned ice cream suppers that used to be held on Saturday evenings on the grounds of the former Smyth Chapel in Emory. It’s often said history has a way of repeating itself. Another ice cream supper is planned in the Emory...
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Washington County, VASouthwest Virginia Today

PREP TRACK & FIELD: Rebel repeat: Maiden-led Patrick Henry claims second straight Class 1 state track title

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Going out with gold was the most fitting and fond farewell for the Patrick Henry High School marvel known as Iron Maiden. Tireless, tough and tenacious senior Ella Maiden of PH closed out a remarkable high school career with a performance more remarkable than usual at Friday’s VHSL Class 1 state track and field championships at James Madison University.
Abingdon, VATriCities.com

Summer outreach program brings books to readers

ABINGDON, Va. — When you can’t come to the library, maybe the library can come to you. That’s the idea behind a summer outreach program that’s serving as many as 300 children in Washington County. Pattie Morrell-Lamie, outreach coordinator at Washington County Public Library, said there are many children in...
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Smyth County, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Speyside's success offers message of hope to Smyth and Washington counties, region

Kendra Hayden began helping work to bring the Speyside Bourbon cooperage and stave mill to Smyth and Washington counties when the project was just a possibility. After she toured the stave mill, watched employees working on the lines, and helped celebrate its first year plus of operations Thursday, Hayden, Smyth County’s economic development assistant, reflected on seeing a project from prospect to fruition.
Abingdon, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Supervisors grant rodeo special-exception permit

ABINGDON, Va. — Brad Nelms won a special-exception permit at last Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting to host the “Rodeo in the Valley” series this summer off Reedy Creek Road. Nelms, 42, a rodeo producer, had been turned down for the permit at two meetings prior to his...
Washington County, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Summer outreach program brings books to readers

ABINGDON, Va. — When you can’t come to the library, maybe the library can come to you. That’s the idea behind a summer outreach program that’s serving as many as 300 children in Washington County. Pattie Morrell-Lamie, outreach coordinator at Washington County Public Library, said there are many children in...
Abingdon, VAwcyb.com

Abingdon celebrates Juneteenth by recognizing former slave

ABINGDON, Va. (WCYB) — The Commonwealth of Virginia now recognizes June 19 as a holiday, known as Juneteenth, that celebrates the emancipation of slavery in the United States. The town of Abingdon is celebrating this year with a virtual conference, that will explore new ways to find lost ancestors with...
Abingdon, VAheraldcourier.com

Man arrested after woman found bound with duct tape

ABINGDON, Va. — An Abingdon man faces charges in Washington County after deputies found a woman bound with duct tape on Friday. Jeffrey Hugh Curtis, 60, has been charged with abduction, domestic assault, interfering with a 911 call and two warrants from Bristol, Virginia, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. On Friday, deputies went to an apartment on Lee Highway to check on a woman who could be in danger. A neighbor and a deputy heard noises and attempted to contact those inside.