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Skagit River reaches highest level since '06

The Skagit River on Thursday reached its highest level in 11 years, making things difficult for residents of Concrete and Hamilton on Thanksgiving. And downstream, Mount Vernon is about to feel the same thing. The National Weather Service said the river at Concrete reached 36.56 feet just after 2 p.

KING-5 - 2017-11-24 13:45:18

Police looking for suspect in Mount Vernon bank robbery

MOUNT VERNON - Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing the Skagit State Bank branch on Highway 536 in west Mount Vernon on Wednesday afternoon. According to a news release from the Mount Vernon Police Department, the man entered the bank at 12:50 p.m. and demanded money from a teller. No w

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2017-11-23 17:50:00

Burlington man dies after being hit by truck on Interstate 5 on-ramp

Police are looking for the driver of a pickup involved in a deadly hit-and-run Wednesday night on an Interstate 5 on-ramp near Cascade Mall. Porfirio Reyes-Solano, 44, apparently was hit by a pickup on the northbound I-5 on-ramp at George Hopper Road, according to the Washington State Patrol. A sta

BELLINGHAM HERALD - 2017-11-24 17:44:00

Health Roundup: New high blood pressure guidelines, Medicare open enrollment deadline looms

American Heart Association has released its new high blood pressure guidelines. The first new high blood pressure guideline, announced Nov. 13, in more than 14 years, redefines the dangerous condition and provides tactics for doctors to detect, treat and prevent it. People with readings of 130 as th

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 13:15:00

These princesses and hero come to you

April Miller of Anacortes is in the business of making dreams come true with a company she started in April 2017 called, "When You Wish Events." Why did you start the business? I have been in the entertainment business since I was in grade school. I graduated with a degree in music and primarily pe

BELLINGHAM HERALD - 2017-11-24 17:00:00

Election 2017 update: No automatic recount required in close race for Stanwood council

In the Nov. 21 vote count update for the General Election posted by Snohomish County Auditor's Office, Diane Warsinske White had retained her 11-vote lead over Steve Shepro in the Position 2 race for Stanwood City Council. Despite the close race, the Auditor's Office said the difference is insuffici

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-11-25 00:00:00

Stanwood librarians are seniors in Sno-Isle system

Even though they don't get to sit around reading books all day, Marlene Moodie and Almira Jones still love their jobs at the Stanwood Library. The two Camano Island residents are the "longest tenured librarians in the Sno-Isle Library system," said Charles Pratt, Stanwood's managing librarian. As ch

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 14:00:00

Police honored in medal of honor ceremony

With McIntyre Hall filled with law enforcement officers, friends and family members Monday, Nov 21, the Mount Vernon Police Department held a medal of honor ceremony for six Mount Vernon officers and one Burlington officer. They were on the front line of what would become an hourslong standoff Dec.

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2017-11-23 15:00:00

Small events made big news in Staunton: Bathroom Reader No. 76

A collection of curious items for your reading pleasure:The Big Fence When the new Augusta County Courthouse was built in 1901, it retained one prominent feature of the 1835 model it had replaced - an iron fence that enclosed the grounds. In late August, as the dedication of the new structure neared

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2017-11-24 21:59:31

Staunton announces free holiday parking

Complimentary parking signs will be posted at the entrances to these city parking facilities to remind customers. For more information, call (540) 332-3812. Another mass shooting, another debate on gun control. Democrats and gun control supporters say it's high time we ban more types of guns and am

DAILY PROGRESS - 2017-11-25 00:00:00

Crash leading to significant delays on I-81 South near Staunton

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Drivers headed south on Interstate 81 should be prepared for significant delays in Augusta County. According to VDOT, a vehicle accident at mile marker 222.4 has closed the left shoulder and left lane, leading to delays of about two miles as of 11:42 a.m. This is right i


Staunton holiday display turned back on after unplugged over message

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - A light display has created some controversy after it was unplugged by the organizers of Celebration of Lights Committee. However, on Tuesday night, the 'coexist' sign was turned back on. The Staunton Augusta Waynesboro Action Committee said they received a call on Sunday nigh


Forget listening to the students; listen to the taxpayers who support Lee name

After reading the front-page column by Louisa Dixon on Oct. 22 and the current article regarding the Nov. 13 meeting of the Staunton school board regarding the controversy over the Robert E. Lee High School, I am puzzled. In her article, Ms. Dixon advises us that, "the idea of a high school name ch

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2017-11-24 15:17:52

Are you saying 'no' to Black Friday this year?

Subscribed, but don't have a login? You might be standing in line waiting to check out with your Black Friday purchases right now. And you're not alone. It's the busiest shopping day of the year. But some people are saying no to the lines, the hassle and the deals. In 2016, there were 101.7 million

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2017-11-24 20:23:24

Children born to obese, overweight mothers may be at higher risk for neurodevelopmental problems

Compared with children of normal-weight mothers, children born to mothers who were overweight or obese immediately prior to pregnancy are at a higher risk for neurodevelopmental problems including attention deficit disorder, autism, and cognitive developmental delays, according to a Virginia Commonw

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-11-24 05:02:57

EMU Centennial Christmas celebration schedule

Come hear the 16-member ensemble under the direction of Robert Curry play swing, up-tempo funk, two Benny Carter pieces and more at Lehman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Read more.Friday, Dec. 1: A Bach Festival Christmas The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival will

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-11-24 18:38:25

Mel Tillis funeral will be in Clarksville on Monday

Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis has died. Tillis was 85 years old. His six-decade career includes more than 60 albums, three dozen Top 10 singles and countless hits. USA TODAY The funeral service for country music legend Mel Tillis will be held Monday in Clarksville. Tillis, a member of the

LEAF CHRONICLE - 2017-11-24 15:25:55

36-Year-Old Man Missing From Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Officials in Clarksville have been searching for a missing 36-year-old man. Police said Stephen Michael Cole, known as "Lurch," was last seen with his friends in Clarksville on Saturday, November 18 around 11:30 p.m. He was described as standing around 5'11'' tall and weighing a

WTVF - 2017-11-23 22:26:43

Police attempting to locate a missing person | ClarksvilleNow.com

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - (CLARKSVILLENOW) Clarksville Police are trying to locate a missing person, Stephen Michael Cole, also known as "Lurch" is a 36 year old white male, 5'11", 195 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen Saturday, November 18 in Clarksville in the company of friend

CLARKSVILLENOW.COM - 2017-11-23 16:58:48

Oscar Pistorius prison sentence increased to 13 years and 5 months | ClarksvilleNow.com

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) - The prison sentence of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been increased to 13 years and 5 months. Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by firing a 9mm pistol through a bathroom door in his luxury Pretoria home. He said it was a tragic erro

CLARKSVILLENOW.COM - 2017-11-24 11:41:12