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Smyth County Recovery Court continues to grow, focus on rehabilitation
The 29-year-old mother who first took meth when she was 10 years old and became a regular user at the tender age of 12 got an opportunity for a new beginning last January. She was the first individual selected to go through the Smyth County Recovery Court and take advantage of its focus on rehabilit
Smyth County museum makes digitized historic newspapers available for sale
The Holston River Heritage Center and the Smyth County Historical Society are offering digitized copies of old newspapers for sale just in time for this Christmas season. According to AnnaLeigh DeBord, president of the historical society, the newspaper digitization project is designed to get the mus
Surge protector believed to be cause of Glade Spring fire
GLADE SPRING, Va. — An overheated surge protector is believed to be the cause of a fire which severely damaged a home in Glade Spring. According to Glade Spring Fire Department chief Matthew Jones, the fire department was dispatched to Kirkwood Street around 7:30 p.m. Monday. Crews worked to extingu
Man stabbed brother-in-law in Southwest Virginia, sheriff says
ABINGDON, Va. — A violent argument between brothers-in-law left one in the hospital and the other in jail on Sunday. Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman reported Monday that the victim was stabbed twice — once in the groin and again above knee — about 5:40 p.m. Sunday.
Smyth County to focus on diverting non-violent offenders with mental illnesses
People experiencing a mental health crisis often are going through the darkest, most hopeless and hardest days of their lives. Yet, instead of a doctor or counselor, the first professional they’re likely to encounter is a law enforcement officer.
Chilhowie High concert choir to open for the Brass Five at Marion's Lincoln Theatre
The Brass Five quintet has performed more than 4,000 concerts in the last 30 years, and will be taking the stage at the Lincoln Theatre with A Toast to Christmas Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. Chilhowie High School's Concert Choir will open the program, sharing seasonal favorites and an upbeat Christm
Ride Your Bike To The Quirkiest Mom & Pop Restaurant In Virginia
Here in Virginia, you can find a restaurant just about anywhere: on the side of a cliff, tucked away on a mountaintop, or on the banks of the river. Today, we’ll introduce you to a quirky little Mom & Pop restaurant in the countryside that you can bike to. This establishment is frequented by adventu
MISSING: Tazewell County Deputies Looking For 14-Year-Old Teenager
TAZEWELL, VA (WOAY) – The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department needs your help in locating a runaway juvenile. Tazewell County Sheriffs Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of Ricky Harrison.
Emory & Henry graduates inaugural class of Occupational Therapy students
MARION, Va. (WJHL) - With one door now closed, another is set to open for almost 30 Virginia college graduates. Emory & Henry College's School of Health Sciences graduated its first class of students with a master's degree in Occupational Therapy today.
Police issue alert for Virginia truck driver convicted of child sex crime
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia State Police have issued an alert for a convicted sex offender now wanted for failing to re-register. Domonique Michael Jerome Brown, 29, is known to frequent Richmond and Roanoke, according to police.
Virginia State Police say one woman is dead after crash in Bedford County
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - Virginia State Police say one woman is dead after a crash in Bedford County. "Virginia State Police Trooper T.M. Wertz is investigating a single vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred Sunday (Dec 16) at 10:05 a.m. on Route 460, one quarter mile east of R
Investigators searching for double-stabbing suspect in Meadowview, Va.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) - The Washington County, Virginia Sheriff's Office is investigating a double stabbing in the Meadowview community. Sheriff Fred Newman says a man allegedly stabbed another man and a female along Ryan Road.
Murder in the Mountains: Triple murder in Pocahontas — 1989 investigation unearths drugs, sex, family feuds and double-crossings in small Virginia town
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is the final of a five-part series featuring highlights from the newly released book, “Murder in the Mountains: High-profile cases in the Deep South counties of Southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia.” The book includes 38 stories by the editorial staffs of
Hurricane Players earn second in state theatre championship
The Marion Senior High School Hurricane Players finished as the Class 2 runner-up at the Virginia High School League State Theatre Championships on Dec. 4 at Monticello High School in Charlottesville.
Marion art gallery to host violinist in concert, holiday sale
Appalachian Spirit Gallery, 144 West Main Street in Marion, will host Music in the Parlor by violinist Keith Hungate to compliment the Dec. 14 ArtWalk reception and annual holiday sale from 5 until 8 p.m. Music will begin at 6.
Alabama colleges seek to help Virginia College students after sudden closure
State and community college leaders in Alabama are trying to help the 1,100 Alabama students who were enrolled in Virginia college. The private, for profit school suddenly closed earlier this month.
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.
School resource officer attacked, husband and wife charged after incident triggers lock down at elementary school
Abingdon, Virginia — According to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman: Ryan Michael Jones and Miranda Jean Jones went to Valley Institute Elementary School for a meeting with school staff. School Resource Officer Deputy Harry Foster recognized Mr. Jones as possibly being wanted and called Central
Four Smyth women to be remembered on monument in Richmond
One braved fire and soldiers to protect Smyth County’s records. Another fought for people’s well being and their rights as a community service worker and labor organizer. A third, a musician and composer, made certain the region’s songs were preserved. Finally, a fourth helped farmers flourish in de
N.C. woman faces charges after Wythe, Carroll chase
A police chase Thursday that started in Wythe County, continued into Carroll County and reached speeds of 110 mph ended with a Virginia State Police patrol car flipped over on the interstate and a North Carolina woman facing charges.