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Abingdon school offers an alternative teaching style for students

ABINGDON, Va. - Tucked away inside the William King Museum of Art is a school where 12 children hang up their backpacks and jackets, draw pictures or write their thoughts for the day on a dry erase board and remove their shoes. "As they take off their shoes, they are settling in, settling in for the

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-25 04:03:00

UPDATE: Federal judge sets sentencing date for Kurt Pomrenke

A federal judge on Monday set a sentencing date for Judge Kurt Pomrenke on his contempt of court charge. Pomrenke will be back in court Nov. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in U.S. District Court in Abingdon, according to court documents. A spokesperson for the Virginia Supreme Court told News 5 on Sept. 15 that th

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-25 22:13:16

The Latest: UN regrets Iraq's Kurds went ahead with vote

Iraqi Kurdish people wait outside the polling centers in Irbil, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Iraq's Kurdish region vote in a referendum on whether to secede from Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - The latest on the Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad a

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-26 02:34:24

What's going on in the region's real estate market?

The meeting, which involved representatives from local governments and nonprofits, discussed the housing industry's warts and how the state agencies can help stakeholders move forward. The two big decision makers in the room were Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) Executive Director Ralph P

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-26 15:52:00

Twelfth annual Dump the Pump Transit Day to be held Oct. 5

The 12th annual Dump the Pump Transit Day will be held Oct. 5. Since 2005, both Bristol cities offer free rides on public transportation one day a year to encourage use of the system. Public Services Manager Wes Ritchie said a free lunch will also be available. "It's a way to thank those who use pub

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-26 04:20:00

Region has critical lack of cheap housing

BRISTOL, Va. - This region has a critical lack of affordable housing in both the public and private markets, area experts told officials of Virginia and Tennessee housing organizations Monday. The discussion came during a roundtable meeting hosted Monday by the Tennessee and Virginia Housing Develop

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-26 03:57:00

Plans for new hotel in Bristol, Virginia

BRISTOL, Va. - An abandoned building that once housed a Howard Johnson motel on Euclid Avenue is getting a facelift and will open next year as a new hotel, the property owner said Monday. Earlier this month, Evans & Evans Real Estate in Kingsport, Tennessee closed on a deal with Jayshobha LLC., a Ga

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-26 03:56:00

Former Lebanon doctor indicted for health care fraud, drug charges

A former physician who operated two clinics in Russell County, Virginia has been indicted by a federal grand jury on fraud and drug charges. Dwight L. Bailey is facing five counts including conspiracy to commit health care fraud and illegal distribution of narcotics, according to court documents obt

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-26 16:42:23

Local residents recognize Overmountain Men in ceremony

SALTVILLE, Va. - Local residents recognized the service of two Revolutionary War veterans from Southwest Virginia on Saturday as Overmountain Victory Trail festivities continue in the region. The two men, Gen. William Campbell and John Broddy, were honored during wreath-laying ceremonies. A large gr

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-24 02:27:00

One person killed in crash on Lee Highway in Smyth County

One person is dead after an early morning crash in Smyth County. Officials with Virginia State Police said a Honda trike was traveling north on Lee Highway, north of Dip Dog. VSP said that vehicle crossed center line and struck a Honda moped that was driving south. They said the passenger on the tri

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-24 18:51:50

The right way to talk about history

John Wayne loomed large over my childhood. Even now, when a John Wayne movie is on TV, I stop and watch. As a kid, it never occurred to me that John Wayne somehow represented both sides of the Civil War as an ex-Confederate in "The Searchers" and a Union colonel in "The Horse Soldiers" in a way that

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-24 04:00:00

Bristol Virginia teachers paid less than state, national averages

Add digital to current active 7 day print subscription Buy Now Buy Now Teacher salaries in Bristol, Virginia, lag behind the average pay in the state and nation. In the 2016-17 school year, Bristol Virginia Public Schools teachers made about 5.2 percent less than the state average from the previous

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-24 04:20:00

Electric transformers to be removed from inside D-B next summer

KINGSPORT - Two transformers for electric power at Dobyns-Bennett High School have been in place in the building half a century, but they will be removed and new ones placed outside the building in the summer of 2018. The changeover, paid for mostly by American Electric Power (AEP), will involve mov

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-25 16:43:00

Former Lebanon star Trevor Owens getting his kicks at UVa-Wise

WISE, Va. - It felt like old times for Trevor Owens on Saturday afternoon. The junior at the University of Virginia's College at Wise handled punting, field goal, kickoff and extra point duties for the Highland Cavaliers in their 31-19 Mountain East Conference victory over the West Liberty Hilltoppe

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-24 02:51:00

Information session concerning Christian school in Johnson County

We will be holding a Drop In Information Session for those interested in a Christian school in Mountain City. The meeting will be held at the Johnson County Public Library Conference Room on Thursday, October 12th from 4:00-7:00 pm. Anyone interested in volunteering, working, giving, sending a child

THE TOMAHAWK - 2017-09-26 20:32:12

Johnson County Farmers Market will have a new home for the 2018 season

Since its founding in 2009, the Johnson County Farmers Market (JCFM) has been looking for a place to call home. We are grateful to Danny Herman for allowing us to use his Quonset hut by Rainbow Rd and Hwy 167 for the first three years, and to the county for allowing us to use the courthouse parking

THE TOMAHAWK - 2017-09-25 17:50:14

Yellen: Fed is perplexed by chronically low inflation

CLEVELAND (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen acknowledged Tuesday that the Fed is puzzled by the persistence of unusually low inflation and that it might have to adjust the timing of its interest rate policies accordingly. Speaking to a conference of economists, Yellen touched upon key questi

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-26 20:58:02

1-year-old in stroller fatally hit by truck; mom badly hurt

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland police say a truck veered off a road and plowed into a woman and the stroller she was pushing, killing her 1-year-old son and leaving the mother hospitalized in critical condition. The medical examiner's office says the boy, Troyonn Berger, died at the scene Monday. It was

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-26 12:25:56

String of Pearls: Greenwood helps preserve denomination's Smyth County history

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-26 14:00:00

Lee Daniels pushes through fear with shows 'Empire,' 'Star'

ATLANTA (AP) - Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels says he's consumed by fear each time he films a new scene. Even after Daniels found meteoric success through films such as "Monster's Ball," ''Precious" and "The Butler," along with his popular TV series "Empire," he still worries that his work won

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-26 17:58:49