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A lasting tribute to Abingdon teen, Kirk Nairn, is turning a tragedy around  WCYB

ABINGDON, Va. (WCYB) - Nearly four months after Kirk Nairn died in a car crash, his family and friends are now honoring his legacy with a memorial scholarship ...

Student athletes' 9/11 tribute honors local first responders  WCYB

ABINGDON, Va. (WCYB) - High school students now are too young to remember, most not even born when tragedy struck the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.

For current Miss Washington County, fighting bullying a lifelong mission  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — A Bristol, Virginia, teen has used her reign as a local fair queen to bring awareness to one of society's major problems — bullying.

Former Hokie Bailey to finish career with Wasps  Bristol Herald Courier

EMORY, Va. – As a linemen at Abingdon High School, Daniel Bailey competed on successful football teams that helped galvanize a community.Now that he's ...

Tech group teaches students how to sort fact and fiction online  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — Like a lot of teens today, 18-year-old Kyndall Foster stays connected to the world by getting the majority of her news online.

Bites of Bristol: Owner of Luke’s Café says his eatery is ‘like a rockabilly Cracker Barrel’  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — I cannot begin to brag enough about the crab cake at Luke's Café. So let me first introduce you to Luke Patterson. He is this restaurant's ...

Classroom on the coast gives students hands-on training in marine research  Southwest Virginia Today

DAMASCUS, Va. — A group of Washington County students recently escaped the confines of the classroom to make an impact along the shores of North ...

Cougars prep for first road trip, Falcons ready  Southwest Times

By DAVID GRAVELY. The Pulaski County Cougar football team will leave Kenneth J. Dobson Stadium for the first time this season ...

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 ...

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 ...

Abingdon officials largely left out of courthouse discussions  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — Abingdon officials say they've been left out of the potential plan to move the Washington County Courthouse, which is now slated for a ...

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.

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.

Student's art featured on Washington County Fair promotionals  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — An Abingdon High School graduate got a jump-start on her art career when she was chosen to design promotional artwork for this year's ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Abingdon High School chemistry teacher pursues writing passion  Bristol Herald Courier

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Local teen wins Congressional Gold Medal Award  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — A recent Abingdon High School graduate received the Congressional Gold Medal Award on Friday, becoming the second member of his ...

Beef O'Brady's slated to open in Abingdon  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — Steve Weston bought into the Beef 'O'Brady's name, logo and food concepts.

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.

Beef ‘O’Brady’s sports pub slated to open new Abingdon store July 29  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — Abingdon's Beef 'O'Brady's location is slated to open next week near the Abingdon Cinemall.

Abingdon's Dotson hoping for more magic  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon's Holt Dotson earned his 15 minutes of national fame on Oct. 19 with a jaw-dropping catch against Ridgeview.

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

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

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.

Beef 'O' Brady's opens by Abingdon Cinemall theater  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — Steve Weston bought into the Beef 'O' Brady's name, logo and food concepts.

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.

Project in Abingdon showcases local artist talent on backdrop of wolf, pup sculptures  Bristol Herald Courier

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

School bus crashes reported in Kingsport and Abingdon  WCYB

Two school bus crashes, one in Kingsport and another in Abingdon, were reported Monday afternoon with only minor injuries reported. A bus belonging to ...

College notebook: Transfer garners attention at Botetourt  Roanoke Times

Gage Bassham, who has yet to play a snap for Lord Botetourt's football team, hasn't lacked for attention in his new environment.

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, ...

Three Abingdon High School athletes sign DI deals  Bristol Herald Courier

Golfer Andrew Spiegler (South Carolina), Tennis player Tyler Blalock (Radford) and baseball standout Will Harless (Radford) are headed to NCAA Division I ...

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.

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.

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.

BRIEFS: A seventh-place finish for Abingdon golfer Will Watson; Another win for ex-ETSU star's team in TBT  Bristol Herald Courier

Will Watson (Abingdon) on the golf course and Courtney Pigram (ETSU) on the basketball court had big days.

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 ...

Remembering former Abingdon cross country/track and field coach Don Cumbow  Bristol Herald Courier

Coach Cumbow was AHS cross country and track,” said Stephanie Warden Duncan, a former cross country standout for the Falcons. “When you think of AHS ...

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

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

Beef 'O' Brady's aims to be feast for the eyes and tastebuds  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — I was immediately overwhelmed by a big sign in the lobby. It was like a shield, saying, “Tackle Your Hunger — Feast Your Eyes.”

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.

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 ...

Courses prepare students to use drones to maximum effect  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — While drones may be fun gadgets to fly for hobbyists, a local college is offering classes to better prepare students to operate the unmanned ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Postseason heats up across winter sports  Martinsville Bulletin

Most of the eyes locally are focused on basketball during the winter months, but there are three other sports all wrapping up their seasons, some with high hopes ...

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.

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 ...

LOCALS IN COLLEGE: Thomas Francisco blisters Valley League pitching  Bristol Herald Courier

Just like his spring, Thomas Francisco's summer was a smashing success.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Lasley steps down at Abingdon  Bristol Herald Courier

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

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 ...

Friday's High School Football Predictions  Bristol Herald Courier

Either Rural Retreat's Jamey Hughes or Fort Chiswell's Josh Wingate will earn career victory No. 1 tonight as a head football coach.

HISTORY WITH HAYES: Knight was a nightmare for foes at Abingdon, UT  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon High School's defense was downright dominant in 1979.

Doughty College Notebook: Wasps' football roster full of Timesland performers  Roanoke Times

While Emory & Henry is just past the southwestern border of Timesland, traditionally the area where The Roanoke Times has provided home delivery, the case ...

Police: Missing Abingdon teen found safe  WJHL

Police in Abingdon, VA have some good news to share. Tara Salyer has been located and is safe. Thanks everyone for your help in spreading the word.

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 ...

High school students get up close and personal with marine biology  Southwest Virginia Today

DAMASCUS, Va. — Ryland Harrison, a sophomore at Holston High School, said she learned more on a recent biology field trip to the coast than she will ever ...

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.

Francisco, Hungate key Abingdon's offense  Bristol Herald Courier

The lineup card that Abingdon High School baseball coach Mark Francisco filled out on a March day back in 2015 had the names of two freshmen penciled in.

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.

Young Abingdon woman maps out a future in politics  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. – Meet the future president of the United States, Erin Sullivan.

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.

Abingdon's Thiessen takes first in Region 3D cross country  Bristol Herald Courier

Karl Thiessen continues to win races in impressive fashion.

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 ...

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.

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.

Public reactions positive to Exit 19 improvement plan  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — George Brewer spent several minutes Tuesday carefully examining a large diagram of planned improvements to Interstate 81's Exit 19 ...

Porterfield, Alice Bradley  Roanoke Times

June 26, 1944 March 9, 2018 Alice Bradley Porterfield, 73, of Abingdon, Va., passed away at her home on Friday, March 9, 2018, after a brave and determined ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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