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POW flag tour hitting area Sept. 23

Southwest Virginia has the privilege of kicking off the POW 50 State Flag Tour as it travels to all 50 states. The tour will be traveling through Southwest Virginia on Saturday, September 23, 2017. It will kick off in Bristol, VA on the Virginia / Tennessee line. A Prisoner of War (POW) flag and a c

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-20 18:58:00

Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign

Add digital to current active 7 day print subscription FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, then-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left. Manafort, said dur

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-21 01:35:16

Dead 27s are alive and rockin'

No one seeks membership in the 27 Club. Comprised of musicians who died at the age of 27, dozens enrolled permanently in the club. They include blues man Robert Johnson and rock's Jimi Hendrix. Wallace Mullinax hails from Charleston, South Carolina, and a 27 club of another sort. The guitarist leads

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 20:06:00

Two men plead guilty in drug conspiracy case

ABINGDON, Va. - A pair of men from India, who made cold calls to the U.S. to sell versions of pharmaceutical drugs, including controlled substances, pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon. Alok Kailashnath Jaiswal, 32, of Azangarh, India, and Rahil

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-21 02:57:00

Former BB&T manager sentenced for stealing cash out of SW Virginia vaults

A Roanoke woman and former regional manager for BB&T was sentenced to 14 months in prison after admitting to taking thousands of dollars from several regional branches in Southwest Virginia. Melissa D. Huffman, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and has already paid back $31,850 to the

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-20 14:55:27

Abingdon, Va. man wanted on outstanding warrant arrested at car wash; will face additional drug charges

Bradley Scott Williams ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) - Abingdon Police Department officers arrested a man on multiple charges Tuesday after an off-duty Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy saw him at a local car wash. According to an APD news release, the deputy told police that Bradley Scott Williams,

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-20 17:55:37

Seven suicide attempts, two deaths at Abingdon Regional Jail in past month

WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA - Two people have died by hanging in Abingdon's regional jail, out of a total of of seven suicide attempts just since the first of the month. Jail officials say that number is high. "The last one before prior to these two was from April 2011. So it's been since 2011," says Sout

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-20 22:58:51

Abingdon councilwoman found not guilty of domestic assault

ABINGDON, Va. - Abingdon Town Councilwoman Cindy Patterson was found not guilty of domestic assault - a misdemeanor charge that led some fellow council members to seek guidance from a judge about whether she is fit to serve. The trial was held Tuesday in Washington County Juvenile and Domestic Relat

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-21 04:00:00

Wanted Abingdon man arrested on drug charges

ABINGDON, Va.-An Abingdon man faces drug charges after police said they found drugs in his car on Tuesday. Bradley Scott Williams, 33, was arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule I or II drug with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana. He had been wanted on a court warrant when

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 21:23:00

Female athletes help young girls build sports skills at Emory & Henry camp

Buy Now Demonstrating their Stingers Up hand sign that shows school unity and loyalty, these Emory & Henry students are among more than 100 women athletes at the college who are participating in All Sports Day for Girls, an annual event that invites elementary and middle school girls to campus to le

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-20 20:55:00

As Syrian war winds down, Israel sets sights on Hezbollah

PILON MILITARY BASE, Israel (AP) - With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is agitating

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 06:24:53

Country & bluegrass-style testimony in Gospel Music Arts Celebration

BRISTOL, Va. - Hallelujah, God! "Praise the Lord," said Mildred Statzer. Diane McKoy punctuated. "Amen," said McKoy. A packed house of hallelujahs among an amen choir of believers heralds Diane and Mildred's forthcoming 10th Annual Gospel Music Arts Celebration. Contribute to the praise on Sept. 24

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-19 20:36:00

Downtown revitalization, sewer projects get funds

Norton's proposed downtown revitalization program and a Wise County sewer project in Tacoma will get major grant funds through the federally-funded community development block grant program. During a stop Wednesday at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Center in Abingdon, Gov. Terry McAuliffe

COALFIELD.COM - 2017-09-19 04:02:00

UPDATE: Sentences handed down in Wythe Co. western store money scam

Five Wythe County residents were sentenced in federal court in Abingdon Monday for their role in a wire fraud scheme that saw them skim over $1 million from cash receipts. Gary Daniel Musick, 46, received 18 months in prison while Larry Dean Ball, 68, was sentenced to a year and a day, according to

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-18 19:40:31

Young farmer finds summer cash crop in sweet corn

MEADOWVIEW, Va. - Business couldn't get any sweeter for Jonathan Whitesides. The young farmer sells sweet corn. And lots of it. Each morning, Whitesides spends at least three hours walking between the long rows of corn growing on his Meadowview family farm, picking each ear by hand. Amidst the cool,

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-20 01:08:00

Man arrested after drugs, weapons found on school property

Loud music blaring from a vehicle at Patrick Henry High School Wednesday morning led to the arrest of a Glade Spring, Virginia man on drug and weapon charges. Devon Scott Coleman, 39, was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on school property, possession of a firearm on

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-21 02:56:00

Police: Man found with meth, weapons arrested at Patrick Henry High School

Wednesday, 12:45 p.m. A disoriented man in a car loaded with drugs and weapons found on the campus of Patrick Henry High School in Washington County, Virginia has been arrested and charged. Sheriff Fred Newman said Devon Scott Coleman, 39, of Glade Spring, is charged with possession with intent to d

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-20 17:02:09

Amazon Echo users can now get Herald Courier updates

Alexa, tell readers they can now hear Bristol Herald Courier news updates on Amazon devices. Never mind - we'll take it from here. The intelligent assistant on Amazon's Echo devices now allows users to listen to the headline and first paragraph of Herald Courier news stories. For the time being, the

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-21 02:55:00

Fall festivals celebrate the mountains

Autumn has arrived, and that means it's time for the first big weekend of fall festivals. And, around here, you'll have plenty of choices to spend a day shopping, soaking up the smell of smoke - or listening to bluegrass tunes with the backdrop of mountains in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virgi

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

Five sentenced in Old Fort scheme

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