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Richlands police urge merchants to watch for phony money
The Richlands Police Department is warning local merchants and citizens to keep an eye out for counterfeit money. Chief Jerry Gilbert said his officers have taken reports from three or four people who received $100 bills that were counterfeit. The chief said the bills are similar to the ones the Rus
VSP: Man dies after crash hits embankment in Tazewell County, VA
TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WJHL) - State troopers in southwest Virginia are investigating a fatal crash in Tazewell County. The crash happened on Saturday morning (December 8) around 11:30 a.m. on Route 460, less than a mile east of Route 67.
Tazewell County Animal Shelter debuts newest location
BLUEFIELD, VA - Cats and Dogs in Tazewell County will have a new and improved shelter to stay in before finding their forever home. Community Members and Tazewell County Animal Shelter staff gathered for the ribbon cutting of their new facility located on Camp Joy Road.
State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Tazewell County
TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WOAY) – Virginia State Police Trooper J. Stiltner is investigating a fatal crash in Tazewell County. The crash occurred Dec. 8, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. on Route 460 less than a mile east of Route 67.
Tazewell County Public Library discusses Christmas murder books
TAZEWELL, VA (WVNS) - If you're having withdrawals from the spookiness of Halloween around the holidays, there are certain books out there that combine the two. The Tazewell County Public Library hosted a 'Murder at the Library Book Club.'
No three hour delay for Tazewell County Schools
TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) The transportation department of the Tazewell County Public Schools goal is to keep students and staff safe during inclement weather. Transportation Manager Richard Mullins met with Superintendent George Brown have been in discussion about the possibility of a three hour delay
Buchanan County Police: Watch out for fake currency
Buchanan County, Va. (WJHL) - Watch out. Fake money is out in full force. Buchanan County Sheriff Ray Foster says fake money is an issue in the Virginia county. The department says they’ve received several complaints of counterfeit money being found and redistributed. Police say the counterfeit bill
Grundy man will spend life in prison for 2009 murder
GRUNDY, VA (WVVA) A Buchanan County jury has recommended that a convicted murderer spend life in prison plus 10 years. Travis Wade Spence, 45, of Grundy, Virginia was awarded a new trial last year in connection with the 2009 murder of Greg Brown. According to Commonwealth Attorney Gerald Arrington,
Richlands trio to play in VHSCA football all-star game
Richlands products Race Moir, pictured, Taylor Horn and Dylan Adkins will participate in the Virginia High School Coaches Association’s annual All-Star game Game on Saturday at Virginia-Wise’s Smith Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 p.m...The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will also host an all-
Wreck in Tazewell Results in Fatality
TAZEWELL - Virginia State Police are still investigating the details of a wreck that occurred in Tazewell County on Dec. 8, resulting in a fatality. A 2010 Subaru legacy, drove into a curve on Route 460 at 11:30 a.m., ran off the right side of the highway and struck an embankment.
Police: 3 arrested on child neglect, drug charges in Meadowview
MEADOWVIEW, Va. — Three Washington County, Virginia residents are facing multiple charges after authorities said a deputy assisted with social services on a child welfare complaint.
Missing man chair placed at Tazewell County Courthouse
Tazewell County’s Courthouse is home to the latest Missing Man chair. The chair is placed in memory of the 82,000 American soldiers who never came home from the various wars. The 50 state tour of the POW\MIA flag paid for the chairs which have been placed at SWCC and in Richlands, Lebanon and Grundy
Woman attempts to flee from police after being arrested
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – A Pike County woman is in jail after trying to escape from police after being arrested. Pikeville Police officers encountered 26 year old Jerrica Skeens at a home on Wolford Street while conducting an investigation late Tuesday night. After giving several false names to an officer,
Tazewell Town Council member appointed
TAZEWELL, VA (WVVA) The Tazewell, Virginia Town Council has named its replacement for former council member Jennifer Boyd. You may recall, Boyd resigned from office last month.
Tazewell County considering outsourcing services
Would it be cheaper and more efficient to contract out the county’s custodial services?. Interim County Administrator Eric Young advertised for bids for the custodial services at county facilities. Young said the plan would eliminate six positions on the county payroll.
Transportation Department looking to hire 12 sub drivers, Tazewell County Schools
The Tazewell County Transportation Department is looking for additional substitute bus drivers to help cover 73 bus routes for Tazewell County schools. On December 10th, the department will begin it’s Commercial Driver’s License instructional training and they’re hoping to fill the class up!
Old Ramey lot purchased by Town of Tazewell
(WVVA) During the November meeting, the town council agreed to purchase the old Ramey lot for $300,000. The lot was originally appraised at $1.3 Million in 2017. Tonight the council agreed that moving forward with this purchase would help create economic development for the Town of Tazewell.
Lady Blues rebound to defeat J.I. Burton
Richlands avenged an earlier loss with a 58-42 win over J.I. Burton Dec. 11. The Tornado got a yeoman performance from Lauren Earls and upped their record to 4-1. Earls had 17 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and four assists on the night.
Tazewell County tax deadline nearing
Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m. is the latest Tazewell County taxes can be paid without penalty. That is the deadline for paying personal property and real estate taxes and if you don’t want to make the trip to Tazewell several banks accept the payments and they can also be paid online or by phone.
What happened to create a 20-mile traffic backup on Interstate 81 between Abingdon and Bristol?
BRISTOL, Va. — Traffic stalled for around 18 hours on a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 81, starting on a snowy Sunday morning and spanning to 4:45 a.m. on Monday. “The backup lasted pretty much all day and all night,” said Mike Armstrong, the fire chief for Bristol, Virginia.