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Residents gather in Abingdon to remember Martin Luther King Jr.  Southwest Virginia Today

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.



Carter's 24 leads Abingdon girls over Union, 69-52  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon High School junior Peyton Carter was driving, dishing and defending on Friday night.



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

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



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 hosting benefit concert | Features  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.



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.



Abingdon High School chemistry teacher pursues writing passion  Bristol Herald Courier

Jennifer Ann Reed is back in the chemistry classroom at Abingdon High School. And, there, you may occasionally find her mentioning more than a textbook.



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 PD: threat 'unsubstantiated', extra officers at Abingdon High School Monday as a precaution  WJHL

ABINGDON, VA (WJHL)- Abingdon, Virginia police said in a statement Sunday they will have extra officers at Abingdon High School Monday for reassurance, ...



Attendance down following 'unsubstantiated' threat against Abingdon High School  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — Approximately 50 percent of Abingdon High School students attended school Monday following claims and social media posts regarding a ...



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.



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'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.



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

“She said 'You won't believe it, but Thomas can hit off the tee. But he's hitting from the wrong side,' '' Mark Francisco recalled. “I go outside and he's hitting the ...



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.



Pulaski County takes over in second half to rock Abingdon  Roanoke Times

DUBLIN — Just a year after Pulaski County's running game had a below-par season, the Cougars are back to their old grinding ways.



Abingdon's Seymore is back through sheer grit and determination  Bristol Herald Courier

William Seymore remembers the sensation from the play that ended his football season last year at Abingdon High School.



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.



VHSL CLASS 3 GIRLS: Abingdon earns first state tourney win since 1988  Bristol Herald Courier

Twenty-nine years, three months and fourteen days after its last win in the state tournament, the Abingdon High School girls varsity basketball program tasted ...



PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Abingdon takes Mountain 7 win over Lee, 26-8  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon High School's football team completed a perfect run through the Mountain 7 District with a 26-8 win over the Lee Generals on Friday night.



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.



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.



U.S. Rep. Griffith presents Kolbe Bush with bronze Congressional Award  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — Credit the Bush brothers with restoring native trees to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail at the Muster Grounds of Abingdon.



Spotsylvania claims first baseball state championship in school's history  Fredericksburg.com

SALEM—Somewhere beneath the tangle of limbs and hastily flung hats was Brian Baker.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Family, friends remember Abingdon teen killed in ‘hood surfing’ accident  Bristol Herald Courier

An Abingdon teenager killed last week in a “hood surfing” accident was remembered Tuesday as an amazing kid who made people smile.



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.



Slugging Francisco lifts Falcons over Gate City  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. – After watching Thomas Francisco put together a sterling performance at the plate on Tuesday night, Abingdon High School senior Colin ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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

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



Seymore to give Abingdon a physical presence in new district  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon High School junior William Seymore grew up in a football family.



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

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



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 ...



Brothers make cross-country road trip on bikes  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — I kind of freaked out the Bolick brothers when I knew about their training ground — more than 300 miles away — in Fredericksburg, Virginia.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 tops Hidden Valley for Conference 32 baseball title  Bristol Herald Courier

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



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 ...



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 ...



Lasley steps down at Abingdon  Bristol Herald Courier

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



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.



Abingdon director's new film 'Hostiles' opens | News  Southwest Virginia Today

Abingdon native Scott Cooper's latest film is galloping tall in the saddle as it arrives in theaters this January.



Abingdon's Grace Hess verbally commits to play basketball at Air Force  Bristol Herald Courier

As Grace Hess gears up for her final season playing basketball for the Abingdon High School Falcons, her future plans include hooping it up for the Air Force ...



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

Karl Thiessen continues to win races in impressive fashion.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Flaccavento leads 9th District Democratic primary  Bristol Herald Courier

Anthony Flaccavento leads the race for the Democratic Party nomination in the 9th Congressional District in Virginia.



Growing passion for singing drives 6-year-old to perform talent locally  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — When spectators at some local ball games hear a clear voice proudly singing the national anthem, they are likely surprised when they see ...



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 ...



NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Carroll, Cooke, Oyos secure D-I opportunities  Bristol Herald Courier

There is a common thread for the three Southwest Virginia athletes who signed NCAA Division I scholarships Wednesday.



SUBMITTED SNAPSHOT: IN HOLLYWOOD  Bristol Herald Courier

Want to submit a photo? Scroll to the top of this page, choose “Submit,” then “Upload Photos and Video.” You may see your photo in an upcoming Community ...



How Wyndale became the egg capital of Virginia  Southwest Virginia Today

WYNDALE, Va. — Every morning, I wake up to eggs — fried, scrambled or hard-boiled.But until that snowy first full day of spring on March 21, I did not realize.



REGION 3D VOLLEYBALL: Streaking Abingdon topples Northside  Bristol Herald Courier

For five years, Anna Thompson trained and competed at Abingdon's Mountain Empire Gymnastics.



Patrick Henry looking to seize state volleyball title  Bristol Herald Courier

The 2018 season will reach its conclusion today for the Patrick Henry High School volleyball team and what a journey it's been.



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.



"We were nomads:" VFW Post 1994 finds a new home on Lee Highway  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — After searching for a new place to call home for the past few years, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1994 have found one on.



COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Former Abingdon QB transfers from UVa-Wise to Emory & Henry  Bristol Herald Courier

You'll still find Jake Sturgill playing college football in Southwest Virginia in 2018, but he'll be calling the signals for a different team.



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.



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.



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.



LOCAL BRIEFS: Creasy earns All-American golf honor  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon High School senior Connor Creasy has been named a second-team Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association.



Thiessen, Ball win VHSL state cross country titles  Bristol Herald Courier

An Abingdon High School junior and a Lebanon freshman brought VHSL state cross country championships back to Southwest Virginia on Friday.



Ecunemical Faith in Action finds new director | News  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — No doubt, it was divine intervention that played a role in finding a new executive director of Ecumenical Faith in Action (FIA), according to ...



E&H receiver Yates making his mark on and off the field  Bristol Herald Courier

On Saturday afternoons in the fall, Emory & Henry junior receiver Derrick Yates strikes fear in the hearts of defensive backs around the Old Dominion Athletic ...



Abingdon's girls on a basketball fun run  Bristol Herald Courier

Sixth-year Abingdon High School girls basketball coach Jimmy Brown was feeling snake bit in December.



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.



Woman finds success after moving to Abingdon  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. – Tampa transplant Sara Saavedra is taking Abingdon tourism to town.



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 ...



Abingdon seniors bring hot bats to state  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon has a hit total of 330, slammed 16 home runs, sports a team batting average of .410, are averaging 8.5 runs per game, and according to the Virginia ...



Owner of 49-year-old beauty salon, Janet's, retiring  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — After nearly five decades as a local business owner, Janet Berry is retiring from what may be the longest running beauty salon in Abingdon.



HALL OF FAME: Jones impressed Abingdon grad Rutter in GCL  Bristol Herald Courier

Sam Rutter, a 46th-round draft pick *fresh* out of Abingdon High School, unleashed a pressure-packed pitch on a scorching summer day for the Gulf Coast ...



Writer-director re-creates fictionalized Abingdon for new film, 'Permanent'  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — Colette Burson didn't have a bad hair day — she had a bad hair year. In seventh grade, she was stuck with a permanent gone way wrong.



Girl who got bullied is now in Hollywood laughing  Bristol Herald Courier

She had a bad-hair seventh-grade with a permanent gone way wrong. She got bullied, too. But young Colette Burson learned to fight back – with karate and ...



SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Abingdon's Leanna Toler  Bristol Herald Courier

According to her former teammates and head coach on the Abingdon High School softball team, there is one sure way to motivate Leanna Toler.



LOCAL BRIEFS: UVa-Wise volleyball triumphs over Glenville State  Bristol Herald Courier

The University of Virginia's College at Wise earned its first victory of the month, ending a six-match skid with a 25-12, 25-19, 29-27 triumph over Glenville State in ...



Reed changing the culture at Abingdon  Bristol Herald Courier

Derrick Yates was among the kids crammed into a classroom at Abingdon High School on that Thursday afternoon in May of 2014.



With parents safe in Vegas, Creasy leads Abingdon to Region 3D golf title  Bristol Herald Courier

Connor Creasy's Monday began on a horrifying note.



HISTORY WITH HAYES: Rutter brought the heat at Abingdon  Bristol Herald Courier

Sam Rutter's first appearance of the 1990 season for the Abingdon High School Falcons came in relief against Patrick Henry in the season-opener. He struck out ...



Week 1 high school football picks: Four decades of memories — and still counting  Roanoke Times

The year was 1978. Jimmy Carter was the president. He teaches Sunday school and helps build houses now. Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson starred for ...



Abingdon golfer Creasy picks Wake Forest  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon High School sophomore Connor Creasy has made a verbal commitment to play golf for Wake Forest.



LOCALS IN COLLEGE: Former Abingdon kicker Skyler Simcox was on his game for WKU  Bristol Herald Courier

Connecting on a career-long field goal and successfully converting the game-winning extra point were the highlights of an excellent Saturday afternoon for ...



Abingdon student shows grand champion sheep at state fair  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — Ryan Gobble is no stranger to competitions.Since the Abingdon youth was a 4-H Clover Bud, he's racked up ribbons, prizes and scholarship ...



Abingdon native directs new epic western 'Hostiles'  Bristol Herald Courier

Epic film directed by Abingdon native Scott Cooper comes to theaters Jan. 26.



Gunner Griffith is the Wasps' sure-handed receiver  Bristol Herald Courier

It was one of the most compelling sequences in an otherwise forgettable football season for the Emory & Henry Wasps.



News 5 Game Night takes part in Bullitt Park tradition  WCYB

It is a running to remember. As the gates opened at Bullitt Park in Big Stone Gap for the run to the seats on Friday, News 5 dashed with the fans. Meteorologists ...



Blake Andis ready to take on role of sheriff if elected  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — After working for more than 25 years in law enforcement in Washington County, Abingdon native Blake Andis decided to run for sheriff.



HISTORY WITH HAYES: Knight, Renner had their day in the NFL  Bristol Herald Courier

Steve Knight was working for the Bristol, Virginia, Sheriff's Department, while Bill Renner was serving as an assistant football coach at Tazewell High School in ...



LOCAL BRIEFS: Eastside's Lawson narrows college choice to two schools  Bristol Herald Courier

Longwood University and Mount Saint Mary's are the final two colleges in the mix for Eastside High School standout Luke Lawson.



Local Briefs: GC's Ervin signs with Wofford  Bristol Herald Courier

Zac Ervin received his first scholarship offer from a NCAA Division I men's basketball program following his freshman season at Gate City High School.



Abingdon police host 'tweet-along' for National Police Week  Bristol Herald Courier

In conjunction with National Police Week, followers went on a virtual ride-along Tuesday with an Abingdon Police Department officer. Officer Yancey Wilmoth ...



GREGORY: Brittney Osborne shares her husband Zach's motocross dream  Bristol Herald Courier

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. - Motocross can be a brutal game of pride and pain. Take the case of Abingdon, Virginia, native Zach Osborne. After capturing his first ...



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