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Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote. The Supreme Court in Baghdad released a statement, saying it "iss

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 11:33:11

With federal investigation underway, Buncombe appoints finance director

ASHEVILLE - With a federal investigation underway into Buncombe County's longtime top administrator, county leaders Tuesday took action to reaffirm the independence of their chief financial officer. The county Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its regular meeting to appoint Tim Flora as CF

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-20 20:43:25

The Latest: Spain's PM warns Catalan officials to drop vote

MADRID (AP) - The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Spain's prime minister is warning Catalan leaders of "greater harm" if they don't drop plans for an independence referendum that national authorities consider illegal. Prime Minister Mariano Raj

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-20 19:51:19

Clash over Catalan vote heats up in Spain as police swoop

MADRID (AP) - Spanish police arrested at least 12 people Wednesday in raids on Catalan government offices, news reports said, as national authorities intensified a crackdown on the region's preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. It was the first time Spanish authorities have d

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-20 14:08:02

Armed suspect fatally shot by police

INDEPENDENCE-- The Grayson County Sheriff's Office reports that officers shot and killed an suspect armed with a rifle tonight in the area of Powerhouse Road in Independence. Officers were not harmed. Virginia State Police are investigating, as is policy in police-involved shootings. Neighbors to

GALAX GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 06:51:00

Liebrecht: Griffith looks backwards, not forwards

Prices at the gas stations along Stuart Drive in Galax have jumped considerably in the past couple of weeks, and thanks to the temporary shutdown of refineries in Texas, prices may go higher. Hurricane Harvey knocked out 25 percent of the nation's gasoline refining capacity and caused the spike in p

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Mattis: Unclear if budget cuts play role in military crashes

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription Accompanied by Mexico's Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, far left, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis takes part in a reception ceremony in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Mattis was meeting with senior Mexican g

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-18 21:50:01

Teens aren't grasping 'the responsibilities of adulthood,' new study says

Today's teens are on a slow road to adulthood, putting off risky behaviors from drinking to sex, but also delaying jobs, driving, dating and other steps towards independence, according to a new study based on 40 years of survey data. Compared to teens from the 70s, 80s and 90s, today's teens "are ta

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:20:11

Editorial: Keep politics out of judicial districts

We're not about to argue that a thorough updating of our state's judicial districts is unnecessary. The last large-scale redrawing of the court districts was in 1955. There have been a few changes in North Carolina's population patterns since then and our judicial districts could most likely use som

TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-19 07:01:00

Fish Fry and Bake Sale

Sponsored by the Lutheran Men in Mission Flounder Fillets, Chicken, Slaw, Fries, and Hushpuppies Bake Sale with Homemade Goodies Sponsored by the Women of the ELCA All proceeds will go towards our fresh water mission trip to Honduras sponsored by a team from our congregation. Occurs Saturday, Septe

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-18 21:43:47

Guns stolen from Galax pawn shop

Galax police are investigating a break-in at Gardner's Pawn Shop, in which several handguns were stolen. Copyright 2017 The Galax Gazette is your source for local news, sports, events and information in Galax, Grayson, Carroll, and surrounding areas. Galax police are investigating a break-in at G

GALAX GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 23:12:00

Yadkin Arts Council celebrates 41st annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival

Visitors to Saturday's 41st annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival shop vendors' creations such as these windchimes. Assisted by Emily Shaw of the Yadkin Family YMCA, from left, T.J. and K.J. Rosado and A.J. Figueroa work on free craft projects during the 41st annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival S

YADKINRIPPLE.COM - 2017-09-19 14:10:14

Carson-Newman to spotlight work of Hawkins Co. photographer Michaela Marshall

JEFFERSON CITY - The work of Hawkins County photographer Michaela Marshall will be featured in October in a Solo Senior Exhibit at Carson-Newman University. The exhibit, at The Student Gallery, will begin with a reception (open to the public) on Sunday, October 15, from 2-4 p.m. The gallery, which i

ROGERSVILLE REVIEW - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

This Week in Wilkes - journalpatriot: Home

When you're looking for something fun to do each week, check our guide to what's going on in Wilkes County. To submit an event for "This Week in Wilkes," email fhayes@wilkes.net. Wilkes County Farmers Market will be open from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 7:30-noon Saturdays at the Yadkin Valley

WILKES JOURNAL PATRIOT - 2017-09-19 19:00:00

Five sentenced in Old Fort scheme

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-19 19:00:00

New book offers pictorial history of conservation corps

MARION, Va. - It was a projection for Smyth County in the 1930s with a name called "Southwest Virginia State Park." That would become Hungry Mother State Park by the time facilities opened in 1936. And it would arrive thanks to an army of young boys known as the nation's Civilian Conservation Corps.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-20 20:16:00

Wytheville group looks to revive Millwald

A recent study commissioned by Downtown Wytheville Inc. regarding the feasibility of reviving the Millwald Theatre suggests the formation of a nonprofit organization to buy the historic theater, restore it and operate the facility. During a recent Wytheville Town Council work session, Downtown Wythe

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-20 12:00:00

Celebrate Recovery concert set for Sept. 23 in Wytheville

There will be singing in the park when a local church sponsors a concert aimed at people struggling in life. The Wytheville First Church of God is sponsoring a Living Free with Jesus Concert in conjunction with its Celebrate Recovery Program at noon Saturday, Sept. 23, in Elizabeth Brown Memorial Pa

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-18 10:00:00

Jury in Sen. Menendez's case hears details of fancy resorts

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Jurors in the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy donor were treated Monday to pictures and descriptions of beachside villas, world-ranked golf courses and other amenities as part of the government's narrative that those were inducements to get Menendez to fl

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-18 20:24:59

VIDEO: 'Moonshine & Thunder' returns NASCAR to Wilkes County

Although respect for the law as well as those moonshiners making a living for their families are integral to the story, so is the humor highlighted in such moments as this court scene. Beanie Taylor | The Tribune The Forest's Edge Amphitheater truly is at the forest's edge. Beanie Taylor | The Trib

YADKINRIPPLE.COM - 2017-09-19 18:25:41