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HOMETOWN STORIES: Abingdon students establish Little Free Library for community  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — A group of Abingdon High School students is throwing the book at a local park. Or more appropriately, throwing the books. Lots of them.

Youngest artisans group member showcases regional photography | News  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — A 15-year-old Abingdon youth wants to highlight the splendor of Southwest Virginia with his newly found love of photography.

Abingdon youth elected VP of Virginia State FFA  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — An Abingdon youth will represent Southwest Virginia after being elected 2019-20 vice president of the Virginia State FFA.

Abingdon High School honors student killed the day before graduation  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

A chair was empty at Abingdon High Schools Graduation where Kirk Nairn was assigned to sit. Nairn was killed in a car crash on Interstate 81 just after ten ...

At Abingdon High, the show must go on  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — Hopefully, by the time you read this, Miss Lynch won't be on crutches for the second weekend's worth of “Grease” performances at Abingdon ...

Aaron Williams is the new boys basketball coach at Abingdon High School  Bristol Herald Courier

Aaron Williams replaces Casey Johnson at the helm of the Abingdon Falcons.

Anna Danko's gymnastics career has a happy ending  Bristol Herald Courier

There is little doubt that Anna Danko was plenty athletic enough to play any number of sports for the Abingdon Falcons.

Abingdon High School hosting benefit concert | Lifestyles  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — A benefit concert called "Water Guardians: Levi's Legacy" is being held at the Abingdon High School stadium on Tuesday.

Abingdon police looking for missing girl  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va.—The Abingdon Police Department is searching for a missing Abingdon High School student.

Grease is the word: Popular musical on stage at Abingdon High School  Bristol Herald Courier

When “Grease” hit the big screen on June 16, 1978, budding actor Glenn Patterson stood on historic Roanoke Island, North Carolina — far from his boyhood ...

Police to stop traffic during funeral procession for Abingdon High student killed in crash  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Abingdon Police have announced the funeral arrangements for Abingdon High School student Kirk Nairn.

VIDEO: A wild new twist on the helmet catch in Virginia  USA TODAY High School Sports

You will want to see this wild helmet catch out of Virginia.

Abingdon High School chemistry teacher pursues writing passion  Bristol Herald Courier

Jennifer Ann Reed is back in the chemistry classroom at Abingdon High School.

Missing Abingdon teen found safe in Sullivan County home  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. -- A teenage girl reported missing since March 20 was found hiding in the ceiling of a Sullivan County home, according to the Abingdon Police ...

Former Abingdon football player who was coaching in China dies suddenly  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – An Abingdon family is mourning the sudden death of a son, coach and teacher. Zach Arms' family tells us he died Wednesday from a ...

REGION 3D Wrestling: Abingdon's Seymore earns title  Bristol Herald Courier

Winning a regional wrestling title was indeed a memorable moment for Abingdon High School senior William Seymore.

LOCAL BRIEFS: Johnson steps down at Abingdon as boys basketball coach  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon High School athletic director Jeffery Johnson confirmed on Tuesday that Casey Johnson has resigned as the head boys basketball coach at the ...

County students come together for choir | News  Southwest Virginia Today

This concert on Oct. 15 in Abingdon included some singing students from the middle and high schools of Bristol, Virginia. So it got dubbed the “Highlands Honor ...

Abingdon takes 6-5 win over John Battle  Bristol Herald Courier

In the bottom of the seventh inning on Tuesday night, Abingdon High School center fielder Ethan Ketron stepped up to the plate for the fourth time of the evening.

Matriculating UK student on ROTC scholarship dies hours before HS graduation  WKYT

ABINGDON, Va. (WKYT) - UK President Eli Capilouto is reacting to the loss of a high school senior planning to attend the university.

Local, regional briefs: Abingdon doubles team claims region crown  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon High School's Dillon McReynolds and Carter Hylton captured the 3A Region D tennis doubles championship on Wednesday at Virginia Tech with a ...

LOCAL BRIEFS: Abingdon eliminated from boys tennis state tourney  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon suffered a 5-0 loss at Western Albemarle on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the VHSL Class 3 boys tennis state tournament.

Extra officers staffed at Abingdon High School after reported threat  WCYB

Officials said there will be extra officers at Abingdon High School Monday, March 5 after a threat investigation.They said on Friday, March 2nd, the Abingdon ...

Artists revive wolf display for Abingdon Main Street  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — After a five-year hiatus, Abingdon's wolves are returning to town, giving local artists something to howl about.

Abingdon hires VHS assistant Amburgey as new head football coach  Bristol Herald Courier

The schedule for the 32-year-old Wise, Virginia, native just became a lot more hectic.

Abingdon Wolf Project makes its return to the Wolf Hills  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — The wolves are back in town.A total of 25 locally painted wolf statues — 10 adults and 15 pups — were installed at businesses and other ...

Reed steps down as football coach at Abingdon  Bristol Herald Courier

Darren Reed's four-year stint as the head football coach at Abingdon High School is over.

Abingdon's Barrs, Creasy celebrate D-I signings  Bristol Herald Courier

Tanner Barrs and Connor Creasy grew up together as best friends.

Abingdon couple shares love, passion for art | News  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — It started as your typical American love story. She was a pretty girl who loved art. And he found her picture — and paintings — on a.

Friday Morning Kickoff: Abingdon High School Band  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

On September 21, 2018, News Channel 11's morning team celebrated Friday Morning Kickoff at Abingdon High School.

Emory & Henry hosts high school art exhibit  Southwest Virginia Today

EMORY, Va. — The artwork of two Washington County students will be on public exhibit at Emory & Henry College throughout February.

Earth Day Celebration focuses on sustainability | News  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — An annual event that draws more than 2000 people to Abingdon each year will honor Earth Day, a global holiday celebrated in communities ...

Rabies vaccine clinics for pets will open in Washington County, Va.  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — A number of rabies clinics will be held over the next two weeks in Washington County.

SWD BASEBALL PLAYOFF: Lebanon gets a 'Steele' over VHS, 5-2  Bristol Herald Courier

Lebanon High School's baseball team had their Superman on the mound Saturday, but the true hero turned out to be the Man of Steele at shortstop.

HISTORY WITH HAYES: McCall's mash was among the many highlights for the 1984 Abingdon Falcons  Bristol Herald Courier

1-0 victory over Appomattox in the state semifinals was highlighted by Steve Lowe's one-hit shutout and Jeff Necessary's solo homer in the third inning.

BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Abingdon's Thomas Francisco  Bristol Herald Courier

Mark Francisco was working at Twin City Federal/Citizens Bank in the spring of 2001 when he decided to make a lunch-break stop at his mother Florence's ...

Bites of Bristol: A little slice of home  Bristol Herald Courier

GREENDALE, Va. — HomeSlice Cafe maintains an alter ego as a convenience store.This Greendale eatery — on the outskirts of Abingdon, Virginia — was ...

Washington County, Virginia Superband performs in Philadelphia before 76ers game  WCYB

The Washington County, Virginia, Superband performed before the Bulls-76ers game in Philadelphia Wednesday night. Students from Abingdon High School, ...

Retired patrol captain Marty Berry running for Sheriff of Washington County, VA  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Lifelong Washington County, Virginia resident, Marty Berry, announces his bid to be the county's next sheriff.

LOCAL BRIEFS: Former prep football star headed for E&H  Bristol Herald Courier

Emory & Henry head football coach Curt Newsome confirmed Tuesday night that record-setting running back Grayson Overstreet from Staunton River High ...

CLASS 3 BASEBALL: Abingdon keeps rolling with 8-2 win over Fluvanna County  Bristol Herald Courier

On the sixth pitch of Friday afternoon's VHSL Class 3 state semifinal baseball game, Abingdon High School leadoff hitter Tanner Barrs smacked a low liner to ...

Oyster tacos served at Abingdon eatery owned by founder of original Peppermill Restaurant  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — I opted for the oyster tacos. I had tried this must-eat meal at 128 Pecan last year in Abingdon, Virginia, and I had vowed to get back to see if ...

Stroke of fate: Abingdon couple shares love for each other and their art  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — It started as your typical American love story.

Residents gather in Abingdon to remember MLK's message of peace  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — While incarcerated in the confines of the Birmingham City Jail during the height of the civil rights movement in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr.

VHSL 3A STATE GOLF: Abingdon, Creasy claim titles  Bristol Herald Courier

High school golf is serious business in the town of Abingdon.

REGION 3D BASEBALL: Abingdon blasts Lord Botetourt to secure state spot  Bristol Herald Courier

Taking care of business is the rallying cry of Abingdon High School's baseball team.

Reed cites personal reasons for Abingdon departure  Bristol Herald Courier

The desire to spend more time with his family led Darren Reed to make the decision to step down as Abingdon High School's head football coach.

Area law enforcement agencies shun shaving to raise awareness, funds for cancer, genetic diseases during No Shave November  Bristol Herald Courier

Two local children, a Bristol boy with a rare genetic disease and an Abingdon teenager facing cancer for the second time, benefited when law enforcement ...

Democrats gather to support candidates at swing-through dinner in Washington County  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — Democrat Anthony Flaccavento said momentum is strong leading into Election Day on Tuesday as he faces incumbent Republican Morgan ...

Technical center students show off thier talent at Abingdon’s Arts Depot  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — Cassie Martino is a student who recently used her welding skills to fuse a metal farm scene complete with a fire tower, barn, silo and the ...

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Abingdon has five D-I signees  Bristol Herald Courier

For good reason, Abingdon High School principal Jimmy King walked around his school Wednesday with a broad smile.

NCAA BASEBALL: East Carolina freshman Thomas Francisco (Abingdon) leads local contingent into national tourney  Bristol Herald Courier

Will Harless was the catcher for Radford University back on Feb. 15 when Thomas Francisco made his official college baseball debut for East Carolina.

LOCALS IN COLLEGE: Honaker's Gray spins no-hitter for Lipscomb  Bristol Herald Courier

Megan Gray was feeling good on Feb. 16. “I was on cloud nine,” she said. “It was pretty cool.” She had a great reason to feel that way after spinning the first ...

Queen of Hearts: A look at the candidates  Bristol Herald Courier

The Queen of Hearts is the longest fundraising campaign within The American Heart Association. In 1964, Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Crump, along with their insurance ...

Photos: Spotsylvania wins first baseball championship in school history

The Spotsylvania Knights defeated Abingdon High School 13-8 in 8 innings to win the Class 3 baseball trophy at Salem Memorial Stadium in Salem, Va. on ...

Family, friends remember Abingdon teen killed in 'hood surfing' accident  Southwest Virginia Today

Friends, family and neighbors gathered to remember Cody Adkins, 15, at his funeral last Tuesday, held almost a week after Adkins was killed in a hood surfing ...

LOCAL BRIEFS: THS duo makes state tennis finals  Bristol Herald Courier

David Bieger and Hagan Oakley are one victory away from adding more state tennis gold to Tennessee High's large collection.

Teen killed by train in Abingdon identified  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. -- The 17-year old who was struck and killed by a train in Abingdon Sunday night has been identified as Porter Harper, of Bristol, Virginia.

Delp leaving softball post at AHS for E&H assistant job  Bristol Herald Courier

Jason Delp has stepped down as Abingdon High School's softball coach after a job well done.

GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Abingdon's Grace Hess  Bristol Herald Courier

Grace Hess has spent most of her life on a basketball court.

Johnson, son of E&H legend, takes over Abingdon boys hoops  Bristol Herald Courier

Casey Johnson has called many places home during his coaching career and traveled countless roads as part of his profession, but he feels as if he has ...

Young Playwrights Festival Announced At Barter Theatre  Broadway World

Barter Theatre's 17-Annual Young Playwrights Festival took place on November 5, 2018 with two performances in the morning at Gilliam Stage for over 800 ...

Lasley steps down at Abingdon  Bristol Herald Courier

After a decade of coaching basketball at Abingdon High School, B.J. Lasley is bowing out.

Bearcats force SWD playoff with Pioneers  Bristol Herald Courier

BRISTOL, Va. – It wasn't a playoff game, but it definitely had the atmosphere of one.

VHSL 3A GIRLS TENNIS: Abingdon 'dream team' sweeps into state final  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon girls tennis coach Don Carbary got straight to the point when asked to describe his squad.

Abingdon tops Hidden Valley for Conference 32 baseball title  Bristol Herald Courier

Tanner Barrs is Abingdon High School's version of Kyle Schwarber.

How schools are revolutionizing vocational training | News  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — During her junior year at Patrick Henry High School, Madison Booth, a student athlete with numerous accolades, took advantage of an ...

VHS girls, Battle boys nab rivalry wins  Bristol Herald Courier

Despite being limited to two points in the final quarter, the Virginia High School girls basketball team came away with a 51-31 road win Tuesday at John Battle.

Magna Vista looks to build off strong spring in Region 3D tournaments  Martinsville Bulletin

All of the hard work, the practices and games played in the freezing cold early on this spring has led to this. The region tournaments are set to begin this.

Appalachian Sustainable Development awarded $22,000 from Grow Appalachia  Bristol Herald Courier

Grow Your Own 2016 participant Michelle Logan Vestal, of Abingdon High School, cuts lettuce from the greenhouse that the students and Appalachian ...

Abingdon surges past VHS with 11 unanswered runs  Bristol Herald Courier

The Abingdon High School baseball team came away with a blowout win on Monday night, defeating Virginia High 11-1 in its first game of the Fellowship of ...

LOCALS IN COLLEGE: Former Bearcat Griffith nearing end of college baseball career  Bristol Herald Courier

Alex Griffith went 2-for-4, scored two runs and collected an RBI on Sunday as Francis Marion University's baseball team closed out the regular season with a ...

School resource officers to work in every Washington County, Va., public school  Bristol Herald Courier

The efforts of concerned citizens and county officials have resulted in the addition of six school resource officers in Washington County, Virginia.

Construction continuing for Sessions Hotel in Bristol  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Construction is continuing on a new hotel project in Bristol, Virginia.

Retired teachers group award students teaching scholarships | News  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — Four Washington County high school seniors who plan to pursue teaching careers received scholarships earlier this spring from the ...

REGION 1C BASEBALL: Success is in the cards for George Wythe's Avery Mabe  Bristol Herald Courier

Who is the only current high school student in far Southwest Virginia to have their own officially licensed baseball card?

Abingdon's Hungate verbally commits to FSU  Bristol Herald Courier

One of the top high school baseball talents in Southwest Virginia has verbally committed to one of the nation's top college programs.

Quetsch's campaign focused on serving the citizens of Abingdon  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — Donna Quetsch's campaign for a seat on the Abingdon Town Council is focused on giving back to the town she loves.

NCAA BASEBALL: ECU's Francisco breaks up Louisville no-hitter  Bristol Herald Courier

Bobby Miller's awareness of the so-called jinx that cautions against knowing about potential no-hitters didn't stop the Louisville right-hander from being curious ...

LOCALS IN COLLEGE: Thiessen is on the run at Tennessee  Bristol Herald Courier

Karl Thiessen is still running at the front of the pack.

LOCALS IN COLLEGE NOTES: Former Sullivan East runner Luke Meade wins 5,000-meter race at Tennessee Relays  Bristol Herald Courier

Furman University junior Luke Meade was masterful in winning the men's 5000-meter race on Friday at the 52nd annual Tennessee Relays track and field meet ...

LOCALS IN COLLEGE: Rosenbaum still on the rise in final season  Bristol Herald Courier

Blake Rosenbaum has a perfect record and a peerless work ethic.

Creasy, Spiegler lead Abingdon in state golf  Bristol Herald Courier

Freshman Connor Creasy and junior Andrew Spiegler of Abingdon High School spend most of the year together refining their golf games.

UPDATE: Missing 15-year-old Abingdon girl found safe  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. -- The 15-year-old first reported missing by the Abingdon Police Department has been found safe, according to spokeswoman Tenille ...

Abingdon's Blalock wins fourth state tennis title  Bristol Herald Courier

By day, Tyler Blalock is one of the most dominant high school tennis players in Virginia.

Homegrown production debuts at Highlands Ballet Company | News  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — The director of a local ballet company hopes its latest production will garner attention for its originality and collaboration from local talent.

Update: Meadowview man released in Venezuela  Bristol Herald Courier

Update: Journalist Cody Weddle, who was taken into custody Wednesday morning in Venezuela, has been released, according to a Florida news station.

Abingdon's Connor Creasy to play in U.S. Amateur  Bristol Herald Courier

Connor Creasy has grown accustomed to life in the spotlight but the Abingdon High School prodigy will soon perform on one of the grandest stages in golf.

VDOT hosts hearing on I-81 Exit 19 changes | News  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a location and design public hearing for improvements to the Interstate 81 exit 19 ...

Blevins will leave legacy of excellence at Emory & Henry  Bristol Herald Courier

EMORY, Va. – The fortunes of the Emory & Henry women's basketball program took a major turn with one late-night phone call four years ago. Former Abingdon ...

Lebanon house fire displaces woman, caregiver, and three dogs  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

A house fire has displaced an elderly woman, her caregiver, and three dogs.

A challenge awaits: Marquee foe awaits Beavers at Mitchell  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — After compiling a 6-0 record and winning by an average of 39.5 points per game, the Bluefield Beavers have been waiting for a challenge.

Shawn Crookshank stepping back into art  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — It's been nearly 40 years since Shawn Crookshank rolled out of Abingdon High School in 1977. He was a young, budding artist. And he was ...

Prepare for years of interstate construction around Abingdon  Southwest Virginia Today

BRISTOL, Va. — Motorists on Interstate 81 can expect a reprieve from local construction projects once the current work between exits 10 and 14 wraps up, but ...

Food Country's owners talk past, future of grocery store  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — We all got to laughing, the Hendersons and me.This grocery-selling clan hails from Abingdon.That's where they make their headquarters in ...

LOCALS IN COLLEGE: New chapter begins for McClung  Bristol Herald Courier

There wasn't much fanfare surrounding Mac McClung back in December 2014 when the ninth-grader made his varsity boys basketball debut for the Gate City ...

Santa comes early to area schools thanks to School Bucks program  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — Something as simple as making a trip to the grocery store can have a big payoff for local public schools.

Big Stone Gap Walmart to close by July 12  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

The Walmart in Big Stone Gap will be closing its doors to customers by July 12, 2019.

Take time out to Saltville during the Virginia Highlands Festival  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — What I love so much about Saltville is the two-county town's diversity.

With Exit 14 project winding down on I-81, there’s much more road work on horizon  Bristol Herald Courier

BRISTOL, Va. — Motorists on Interstate 81 can expect a reprieve from local construction projects once the current work between Exits 10 and 14 wraps up, but ...

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