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Abingdon votes to sell law office but may need more than majority
ABINGDON, Va. — After months of wrestling over what to do with Abingdon’s Summers Law Office, Abingdon Town Council made a motion last week to sell the property to help offset costs on another town-owned building in need of repair.
UPDATE: Suspect in Bristol, Virginia apartment complex charged with murder
A Saturday shooting at a Bristol, Virginia apartment complex has resulted in a murder charge, police said Thursday. Lamarr J. Jones, 28, is charged with second degree murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, according to information obtained
Small-town care keeps Misty's Florist going strong
ABINGDON, Va. — Misty Green’s name showed up on a sign when she was just a little girl. She’s the “Misty” of the longtime Misty’s Florist in Bristol, Tennessee. That business along Volunteer Parkway has survived, decade after decade, despite competition from bigger stores.
Police: 3 arrested on child neglect, drug charges in Meadowview
MEADOWVIEW, Va. — Three Washington County, Virginia residents are facing multiple charges after authorities said a deputy assisted with social services on a child welfare complaint.
Breaking News: Mountain City bomb threat
Law enforcement officers responded to a bomb threat sent via email to the Johnson County Counseling Center in Mountain City TN across from the Mountain City Elementary School this afternoon.(12/13) According to Mountain City Police Chief Denver Church, dispatch received a call at around 1:50 PM on T
Budget to be biggest challenge, delegates say
The Dickenson County Chamber of Commerce helped sponsor a Dec. 3 forum in Abingdon that drew several hundred leaders to hear from regional lawmakers about what to expect in the upcoming session of the Virginia General Assembly.
Abingdon's winter weather causes interstate backups and closed roads
Here in Abingdon the roads conditions are pretty rough, and plows are just now starting to go on the side streets. I spoke to VDOT who says these residents in Southwest Virginia are going to need some patience before they get on the roads to go to work.
Kingsport man wanted for attempted first-degree murder
KINGSPORT — A Sullivan County man wanted for attempted first-degree murder was still on the loose as of Thursday morning. According to the Sullivan Co. Sheriff's Department, around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, a woman called 911 reporting that a man had threatened her with a pistol and that shots had been f
Police on the lookout for Sullivan County attempted murder suspect
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) - Authorities are trying to locate a man accused of firing a gun in a woman's direction Wednesday afternoon. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is looking for 55-year-old William Keith Carter.
Library offers database of free classes
ABINGDON, Va. — The Washington County Public Library is offering a new database that’s encouraging its patrons to become lifelong learners. Library users don’t have to leave the comfort of their homes to brush up on existing skills or learn something new.
Florida woman facing 6th round of charges for TennCare fraud
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A Florida woman now faces her sixth round of TennCare fraud charges following her recent arrest. According to Tennessee's Office of Inspector General (OIG), Desiree McIntyre, 29, of Ocala, Fla. is charged in Sullivan County, Tennessee with three counts of TennCare fraud by
Car wreck on Island Road. No injuries reported
Bristol, VA — Police responded to a vehicle that flipped completely over and landed off the road in Bristol Virginia. The accident happened on Island Road near Spring Street.
Family makes the most of being stranded on snowy Virginia interstate
BRISTOL, Va. — It should have been a routine ride from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to Marion, Virginia. Travel time: Three hours, tops. Ali Bare, 23, had spent a couple of nights celebrating Christmas in a cabin with her father, racecar driver Duke Bare, of Meadowview, Virginia, and other family members.
Four-way stop installed in Benhams
BRISTOL, Va. — Travelers are being asked to use caution when traveling through a busy intersection in the Benhams community where a new four-way stop has been established. The Virginia Department of Transportation installed stop signs last week at the intersection of Benhams Road and Reedy Creek Roa
What happened to create a 20-mile traffic backup on Interstate 81 between Abingdon and Bristol?
BRISTOL, Va. — Traffic stalled for around 18 hours on a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 81, starting on a snowy Sunday morning and spanning to 4:45 a.m. on Monday. “The backup lasted pretty much all day and all night,” said Mike Armstrong, the fire chief for Bristol, Virginia.
Town of Abingdon says property owners are responsible for clearing sidewalks
ABINGDON, Va. — The Town of Abingdon has issued a statement addressing residents who have asked the town when sidewalks are going to be cleared. The town said that property owners are the ones responsible for clearing paved sidewalks in front of their property, not the town. Employees of the town ha
UPDATE: Accused Bristol Walmart shooting suspects appear in court
A Sullivan County couple appeared in court Tuesday on charges they killed the woman's ex-husband in broad daylight outside Bristol, Tennessee’s Walmart. Michael Heatherly was a vendor for Walmart and was shot and killed outside his car in the parking lot in September 2017.
UPDATE: Missing Kingsport teen with autism found safe
UPDATE (11:11 p.m.) The missing Kingsport teen with autism has been found safe. According to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Austin Hurd was unharmed. Deputies say Hurd was found at the mausoleum at East Lawn Cemetery.
Upcoming events for Arts Depot
ABINGDON, Va. — Need gift ideas for those special people on your Christmas list?. Shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts during The Arts Depot’s 29th Annual Holiday Open House.
Arts Depot administrator retiring, leaving art gallery 'better than ever'
ABINGDON, Va. — At the end of the month, Susan Yates will step down as administrator for The Arts Depot after serving the Abingdon nonprofit organization for the past six years.