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Bland judge named Bluefield College's Young Alumna of the Year

When Erin DeHart applied to Bluefield College in 2001, she planned to protect her community from crime by serving as a police officer. Fast forward 17 years and she does just that, but criminals don't call her Officer DeHart; they call her "Your Honor." While she completed her studies at Bluefield a

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-10-19 12:17:00

Driver charged with negligent homicide in crash that killed family of four

Four angel wings mark the location of a devastating crash that occurred on Thursday, April 13, and claimed the lives of four family members traveling on the West Virginia Turnpike.Photo by Mel Grubb By SAMANTHA PERRY Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON - The driver of a tractor-trailer involved in a

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2017-10-18 21:33:00

Maybe you've seen that ghost, but just don't realize it

Ever see anybody walking or standing along the road when you're out driving late at night or see lights on in a house you thought was vacant? Yes, you could have seen a person out for a walk or saw a light that's been left on, but maybe not. Almost every Halloween, we run stories about each communi

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2017-10-19 11:00:00

Mr. Arthur Freeman Morrison III

Mr. Morrison is survived by his father Arthur Morrison Jr. and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Mrs. Laverne Morrison and sister Ms. Fayedrica Morrison. The family will receive friends and family at the home of Mrs. Olivia Swafford 229 Dunbar St. Kingsport. TN.

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-10-19 16:21:00

Bland band members gather at George Wythe

For those who think a high school band festival is just about bands performing on a football field, think again. There is music and activity all over the place, from the practice fields and parking lots to concession stands and a souvenir trailer. It's so busy that students direct drivers to parking

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-10-19 20:45:00

Man charged in overdose death of his mother rejects plea agreement

PRINCETON - A new trial date was set Wednesday for a Bluefield man charged with first-degree murder in the overdose death of his mother. Attorneys representing Bradford Spencer, 44, of Bluefield informed Circuit Court Judge Derek Swope on Sept. 28 that a plea agreement had been reached with the stat

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2017-10-18 18:15:00

Oops! Actor Bill Pullman accepts, then breaks film award

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - Bill Pullman is a bit of a klutz when it comes to holding onto a film award. The "Independence Day" actor was the recipient of the Excellence in Acting Award at the Woodstock Film Festival last Saturday night in Kingston, in New York's Hudson Valley. The Daily Freeman reports t


State social services board launches investigation of Rockbridge agency

Besieged by allegations that it failed to protect children in danger, the Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services is facing a third investigation. The board of directors of the Virginia Department of Social Services voted at a meeting held Wednesday in Richmond to investigate the actions of a

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-10-18 23:57:00

Tourism dollars and Matoaka's water woes

Sharing several comments about recent events. I believe a valid argument can be made for tourism dollars being given to our local Sheriff's Department. Their patrolling makes it safer for tourists to participate in the many outdoor activities available in our county. They patrol the areas where thes

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2017-10-18 11:00:00

Grubb holds photo exhibit at Concord

ATHENS - Award winning photographer Mel Grubb held a photography exhibit at the Marsh Library on Tuesday afternoon. The 92-year-old Grubb also gave a presentation to students and faculty where he told stories about his photographs from WWII. The photographs ranged from Grubb holding nine-pound arti

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2017-10-18 20:00:00

Peery, Scott, Strock named Bland Citizens of the Year

From left, George H. Peery III, Cathy Strock and Jerry Scott were named Citizens of the Year during the 2017 Festival of Leaves.Submitted photo Bland County honored three of its own this weekend during the 2017 Festival of Leaves. Festival Honors Committee Chairman Tim Havens said honorees George H.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-10-18 14:30:00

Bland's Festival of Leaves rain-free

Early Saturday morning, the fog slowly lifted above the Bland Fairgrounds revealing a radiant blue sky and glorious sunshine for both days of the annual Bland County Festival of Leaves. Visitors thankful for a rain free environment this year (the first in several years) filled the Fairgrounds and fo

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-10-18 14:00:00

Russell resigns as mayor of Princeton following DUI arrest

PRINCETON - The city of Princeton announced Wednesday that Dewey W. Russell has tendered his resignation as mayor of the city. A press release issued Wednesday morning by City Clerk Deanna Burdette said Russell's resignation as mayor was effective Oct. 17. Russell was arrested the evening of Oct.13

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2017-10-18 14:01:00

'Preach the Word!'

Jonathan McAnulty - Minister McAnulty In the book of 2 Timothy, Paul, the aged apostle, divinely commanded his protege Timothy, "Preach the Word!" (2 Timothy 4:2a). "For the time is coming," Paul warned, "when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for t

GALLIPOLIS DAILY TRIBUNE - 2017-10-19 19:15:32

Sunset Digital prepares to make connections in Smyth County

A new phone, cable and Internet service provider for Smyth County is on the horizon and county officials heard from one of the company's spokesmen last week. Joseph Puckett of Sunset Digital Communications told the board of supervisors that the company anticipates closing its $50 million acquisition

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-10-19 21:45:00

Bishop to preside over installation service for Father Okere

ROGERSVILLE - The Most Reverend Richard F. Stika, Bishop of the Diocese of Knoxville, will be returning to St. Henry Catholic Church, in Rogersville, on Sunday, Oct. 22 to preside over the formal installation of Father Bart Okere as the priest of the congregation. The installation will be performed


Search warrant executed at former Kanawha Co. magistrate's home

The search warrants were executed at Yeager's home in Dunbar in connection with the investigation into alleged embezzlement from the West Virginia Magistrates Association when Yeager was serving as treasurer. Yeager Investigators will analyze financial records, cell phone records and other records

WEST VIRGINIA RECORD - 2017-10-18 18:15:00

Dealership donates bikes to Tazewell tech school

Cole Harley-Davidson delivered four new Harley-Davidson motorcycles - a Dyna Switchback, a 1200 Nightster Sportster, an Electra Glide Ultra Classic and a Softail Slim - to The Tazewell County Career & Technical Center for use in their Small Engine Program on Oct. 12. The four bikes follows a 2014 gi

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-10-18 17:00:00

Barnes Golf Tournament Supports Scholarships for WCC Student Veterans

Wytheville Community College Educational Foundation in partnership with the Appalachian Warrior Foundation raised more than $5,000 to support student veterans at WCC during the third annual "Dr. Thomas L. Barnes Veteran Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament" on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Wytheville Golf Club

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-10-19 15:30:00

University inaugurates Smyth County native as its 21st president

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