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Marion sets next session of its award-winning Pop Up business boot camp

The town of Marion is offering a free class to help open businesses in Smyth County's courthouse town. Pop Up Marion, the community's five-week business development program, provides training for all levels of entrepreneurs, from those interested in exploring opportunities to seasoned business owner

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-22 13:00:00

Marion students join forces to promote peace

Students at Marion Senior High School and Blue Ridge Job Corps Center joined forces today (Sept. 21) to celebrate International Day of Peace and the Youth 2 Youth Partners 4 Peace project. As a way to promote peace and stop bullying the two groups of students participated in an assembly at MSHS to l

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-21 22:30:00

Extension Answers: When your tractor needs new 'shoes'

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-23 15:00:00

CROSS COUNTRY: The Story Behind the Stats

The George Wythe High School boys cross country team finished first at the Walker's Run meet in Marion last weekend. Four GW Maroon boys and one Maroon girl finished in the top 10 in their respective races, and several runners earned a "PR" or personal record/ best time on Saturday. The middle-schoo

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-22 18:06:00

Police investigate Cemetery Street shooting

Marion police continue to investigate a non-fatal shooting at a residence on Cemetery Street Friday morning, town officials say. According to a statement from the Marion Police Department, officers were dispatched to 144 Cemetery Street after a report of a possible breaking and entering in the early

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-22 15:58:00

Saltville imposes truck traffic limitations

In order to improve public safety and to alleviate damage to streets and demand on town services to assist wedged trucks, the town of Saltville is prohibiting truck traffic on certain streets. The Saltville Town Council last week adopted an ordinance to prohibit truck traffic on Sycamore, McKee and

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-21 17:00:00

Atkinson students learn about mountain heritage

Atkinson Elementary students learned about their mountain roots Thursday during Heritage Day, an all-school field trip at Camp Pinnacle. The day ran from 9:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m., with activities stationed throughout the camp. Classes rotated between stations during the day, learning the ways of old.

BLUERIDGENOW.COM - 2017-09-22 03:03:30

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

Hawkins guitarist Wes Wolfe to play at the Grand Ole Opry

On Oct. 19, the Mount Carmel native will be performing at the Opry with his band The Bluegrass Outlaws during the Dr. Ralph Stanley Forever Tribute. It may be the greatest achievement to date for 22-year-old Wolfe, but it's not his first big accomplishment. While a teenager, Wolfe's band Public Stil

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 18:12:00

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

ISTANBUL (AP) - The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats - a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendum. The decree allows Turkey to send troops ove

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-23 19:23:46

The Latest: Catalonia refuses to give police over to Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The Latest on the conflict between the Spanish government and officials in the country's Catalonia region over plans for a referendum on Catalan independence (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Catalonia's top security official says the regional government is refusing to hand over c

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-23 13:53:08

Spain takes over coordinating police work in Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Spain's Interior Ministry began coordinating all police efforts Saturday in Catalonia, a tactic designed to halt the region's referendum on secession following tensions with the regional police force controlled by the pro-independence Catalan government. The move came at the

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-23 13:46:06

Opinion: Wheeee! Research says we're terrible parents

Some parents accompany their small children down the playground slide a couple of times to show their little ones the trip from the top to the bottom - and maybe even life itself - isn't always as scary as it seems. We see them as nurturing caregivers hoping to instill confidence and independence at

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

The Latest: Judge frees 6 held in Catalonia vote crackdown

MADRID (AP) - The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A Catalan regional judge has ordered the release with restrictions of six people arrested as part of a crackdown by Spanish authorities on preparations for an Oct. 1 independence referendum for

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-22 13:14:54

Protests continue at Spanish court over secession arrests

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Thousands of protesters stood firm outside a Spanish court in Barcelona after night fell Thursday, continuing to shout demands for the release of a dozen regional officials arrested in connection with a planned vote on Catalan independence. Spanish authorities maintain the re

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-21 20:06:37

The Latest: Spain court to fine Catalan election board

MADRID (AP) - The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 5 p.m. Spain's Constitutional Court says it will fine 22 members of an electoral board overseeing Catalonia's planned independence referendum between 6,000 ($7,200) and 12,000 euros a day as long as they

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-21 15:17:50

Region contributing much more to Gillespie campaign

In Southwest Virginia, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie raised more than twice as much money as Democrat Ralph Northam, but that isn't the case statewide. Gillespie raised nearly $200,000 in counties west of Roanoke compared to $82,400 by the current lieutenant governor, according to

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-23 02:13:00

The Latest: Turkey says Kurdish referendum plans illegal

This image made from video provided by Kurdistan 24 shows an Iraqi tank moving into position as forces begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija, Iraq from the Islamic State group Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Prime minister Haider al-Abadi says the operation began at dawn in a statement released

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-22 19:42:48

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

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. "Moonshine & Thunder - The Junior Johnson Story" will be presented at 7:30 tonight-Sunday and Sept., 28, 29 and 30 at For

WILKES JOURNAL PATRIOT - 2017-09-22 19:00:00