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Abingdon man killed in Saturday night crash

An Abingdon, Va., man died Saturday of injuries suffered in a single car accident in Washington County, Va.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-06-24 18:01:00

Wiring blamed for Wytheville fire

“It had 1920’s wiring; some of the first wiring in homes,” Vannatter said, adding that older homes in town are getting to the point where they are overloaded. The original wiring was made to run lights, not dishwashers, stoves, appliances and the electronic equipment people use today, he said.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-06-24 10:00:00

KSP: man found dead in ditch likely died by drowning

Top Local StoriesCyclists prepare for the Pro Road National ChampionshipsKSP: man found dead in ditch likely died by drowningOpen casting call for kid's talk showBARBOURVILLE, KY (WATE) - Kentucky State Police say a man found dead in a ditch Friday morning likely died from drowning.The man's body wa

WATE - 2018-06-23 18:49:16

Cedar Bluff business owner charged

Gary Wyatt, owner of Stir-n-dipity Restaurant was charged by warrant May 10 with 35 counts of failure to collect local taxes, a class one misdemeanor. The charges range from 2010 until April of the current year.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-06-23 15:35:00

Hawkins man accused of putting drinking buddy in coma charged with aggravated assault

Wayne Douglas Morelock, 44, 131 Harris Hollow Road, Rogersville, was indicted June 1 by a Hawkins County grand jury on one count of aggravated assault stemming for an attack alleged to have occurred on March 21.

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-06-23 12:30:00

Five Below retail store now open in Johnson City

The store offers items from backpacks, to earbuds, pool floats, and it's all for $5 or less.

WJHL.COM - 2018-06-23 19:18:05

Many Mercer County residents unhappy about increase in tolls

In early June, the West Virginia Parkways Authority voted to raise tolls from $2 to $4 for passenger cars. It is the first increase since 2009, when the tolls rose from $1.25 to $2. Drivers using the turnpike frequently can choose to buy an E-Z pass, which will cost $24 for unlimited use for three y

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-06-24 08:15:00

Tazewell woman bound over to grand jury

Charges against a North Tazewell woman stemming from allegations she operated a school bus while intoxicated are headed for the grand jury.Betsy Jane Hargrave was charged with felony child abuse or neglect and misdemeanor driving under the influence following an early morning incident on Mundytown R


Gambino crime family ex-member to fund slain girl's funeral

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HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-06-23 12:53:51

Hotel could face temporary closure over delinquent taxes

Hotels and motels operating in Mercer County are required to pay a monthly hotel/motel tax which is used to help promote the local tourism industry. The tax is 6 percent of an establishment’s gross profits for a month. The May taxes for three businesses, Holiday Inn Express, Day’s Inn and Microtel,


Man arrested on child abuse and strangulation charges

Billy Ray Rumberg, 36, was arraigned before Magistrate Susan Honaker on charges of child abuse resulting in injury and strangulation. Honaker set a $50,000 cash-only bond and remanded him to the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver.


Ball was the ‘heart and soul’ of Princeton basketball

“When I left high school I wasn’t a big fan of coaches just because he was on me all the time,” said Eades, a 1981 graduate of Princeton Senior High School, who went on to play at Lees-McRae College. “When I got to be like 25 or 26 I figured it out and knew why he had done what he had done.”


Tazewell County School Board approves $61 million budget

No one wanted to voice them but Tazewell County schools made some tough across the board cuts before approving a 2018-19 budget June 22. The $61 million budget unanimously approved left Springville and Raven Elementary schools open pending the June 25 public hearings and included them in the budget.


Elkhorn City woman indicted for January fatal collision

Kristen Damron, 24, of Jones Road, was indicted on one count of second-degree manslaughter in connection to the Jan. 16 wreck on Chloe Road that killed Kara Patrick, a passenger in the vehicle Damron was operating at the time of the collision. According to Pike Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Bartley,


Plan proposes fishing ban in parts of Gulf of Mexico

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Nile Rodgers died eight times in one night

Nile Rodgers "died eight times in one night" while partying with Robert Downey Jr.The 65-year-old musician and 'Avengers: Infinity War' actor head a heavy night together back in 1984, and it left him on death's doors as the doctor was filling out his form when he suddenly came back to life.Speaking


Economy finally looking up; City Council, don’t let us down

Years of empty buildings, invisible progress and flared tempers finally seem to be tapering off. While not quite booming, Bristol’s economy can be said to at least be improving.


DOE site Public Warning System test set - Portsmouth Daily Times

In the event of a real emergency, announcements will be made over the plant public address system. For more information or questions, contact Fluor-BWXT Public Affairs at 740-897-2863.


Gas leak reported at Huddle House off Exit 19 in Abingdon

Emergency crews were called to the business, located at 986 East Main Street around 10:00 p.m., according to the Washington County, Virginia Sheriff's Office.


Marijuana, cash found during traffic stop

ABINGDON, Va.—About 3.5 ounces of what appeared to be marijuana and $7,610 in cash were discovered during a traffic stop on Wednesday on Interstate 81.