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  1. Abingdon High School honors student killed the day before graduation  WJHL-TV News Channel 11
  2. High school senior dies in crash on I-81 a day before graduation  WSET
  3. Abingdon senior dies in I-81 crash less than 24 hours before graduation  Bristol Herald Courier
  4. High school senior dies a day before graduation in I-81 crash in Southwest Virginia  WSLS 10
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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.



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.



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.



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.



Benson, Worth shine at FC Invite in Abingdon  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

ABINGDON, Va. — Graham long distance runner Katie Benson and G-Girls weight events specialist Caprea Worth had solid outings and led the Graham girls ...



E&H will face Emory University in Division III softball tourney  Bristol Herald Courier

Emory & Henry softball coach Tommy Forrester was nervous Monday afternoon.



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 ...



Trojans bash Ridgeview for tourney win  Bristol Herald Courier

BRISTOL, Va. – The biggest obstacle for Jacob Hutton on Thursday night in the first varsity start of his high school baseball career was a case of the nerves.



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.



UPDATE: Missing Abingdon teen found safe  WVVA TV

UPDATE 3/29/2019 3:20 PM (WVVA) — On Thursday, March 28, 2019, at approximately 5:45 p.m. Abingdon Police Investigator J.M. Austin, along with members ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



Abingdon High School chemistry teacher pursues writing passion  Bristol Herald Courier

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



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 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.



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.



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 ...



Dobyns-Bennett all time leading scorer Courtney Whitson signs with MTSU  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Whitson, is the all time leading scorer with 2456.



Falcons, Warriors take a Licking in FCA tourney  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon and Wise County Central lost their first games to team from Newark, Ohio in FCA tourney.



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.



Update: Narrows High School principal says three students in hospital released  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

UPDATE: Narrows High School Principal, Brian Bowles, told News Channel 11 that the three students sent to the Bristol Regional Medical Center following ...



Police: Abingdon runaway found hiding in laundry room ceiling in Tennessee  WSET

ABINGDON, Va. (WSET) -- Police said a student who ran away from Abingdon High School was found Thursday hiding in the ceiling of a laundry room.



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.



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 ...



School bus hits building in Abingdon, no students on bus or injuries reported  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Police say a school bus struck the side of a building Monday because the driver suffered a medical issue.



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.



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 woman wins $100,000 from Virginia Lottery  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

An Abingdon woman is $100000 richer after scratching a winning Virginia Lottery ticket.



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Town of Abingdon moves recycling bins after disposal facility announces closure  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Several of the Town of Abingdon's public recycling bins have been removed from parking lots across the community.



Body found in river identified as missing Glade Spring man  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Investigators have identified the body found in the South Fork of the Holston River yesterday as a missing man from Glade Spring.



Abingdon PD: 4 arrested after suspect pulled syringe from arm as officer approached  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Police say what began as a suspicious vehicle investigation turned into a drug bust with four people arrested.



UPDATE: Abingdon PD charges juvenile after social media post  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) - Police have decided to charge a middle school student who posted a message on social media about shooting up a school.



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.



Abingdon police report 'treacherous' road conditions due to snow  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) - The Abingdon Police Department reports that roads in the town have become treacherous due to what they called sudden snowfall.



Truck, deputy car crash closes Abingdon Road  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

The crash happened this morning, when a Washington County, VA deputy was traveling behind a white box truck.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



UPDATE: Investigators release names of three found dead in Washington County, Va. home  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

The Washington County, Va. Sheriff's Office has released the names of three people found dead inside a home Saturday.



Washington County, Va Drug Court program receives a $400,000 grant  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) - The Highlands Community Services Board in Abingdon received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...



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 ...



WCSO continues search for Abingdon man facing felony charge  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Washington County, Virginia, investigators are asking for your help in finding a man faces several charges.



Several in Southwest Virginia indicted on abduction conspiracy, sexual crimes against children  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

A grand jury in Southwest Virginia has indicted five people in connection to an investigation into crimes against children.



Man hit, killed along Lee Highway in Washington County, VA identified  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

38-year-old Travis Toney, who last known address is Rockingham County, Virginia, died at the scene, according to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne ...



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.



Two Southwest Virginia schools on 'soft' lockdown  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Two Southwest Virginia schools are on a 'soft' lockdown this morning after reported threats.



Washington County, Bristol, VA., phasing out recycling services  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Bristol, VA, announced Monday that paper and plastic products will no longer be accepted through the city's recycling program. The statement follows a similar ...



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.



Pedestrian killed after being hit on Lee Highway in Washington County, VA  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

A person is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Washington County, Virginia Tuesday night.



Damascus man charged with malicious wounding after weekend fight in Washington County, VA  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

A Washington County, Virginia man has been charged with malicious wounding as the result of an incident that occurred late Saturday night in the county.



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, ...



A new college could soon open its doors in Bristol, Va.  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) - A new college could soon open its doors in Bristol, Virginia. According to spokesperson Laura Osberger, the State Council of Higher ...



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 ...



Planning commission approves last phase of The Falls  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

The Bristol, Virginia Planning Commission has approved the last phase of The Falls retail development.



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.



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

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



Virginia high school teacher at center of transgender controversy terminated after board hearing  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

The West Point School Board voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the termination of a French teacher at West Point High School, Peter Vlaming, who ...



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 ...



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 ...



Manhunt prompts soft lockdown at Bristol, Va. elementary school  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

A manhunt for a wanted person sparked a soft lockdown at an elementary school Friday afternoon.



ROAD CLOSURES: Saturday in Abingdon for the 'Totally 80s Block Party'  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

The Totally 80's Block Party will be this Saturday and there will be road closures to accommodate the celebration.



GALLERY: Multi-state drug investigation nets 31 arrests, 17 at-large  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

VIRGINIA (WJHL) - A nine-month investigation into the sale and distribution of illegal drugs has led to the arrest of 31 individuals, with Abingdon-based attorney ...



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 ...



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.



Virginia teen with 4.4 GPA accepted into 15 colleges  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

A Chesapeake teenager was accepted into 15 colleges and universities, and offered more than $1.2 million in scholarships.



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 ...



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.



Police: Missing Abingdon teen found safe  WJHL

ABINGDON, VA (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 ...



Suspect turns himself in after stealing pickup, handgun; Prompting security alert at Emory & Henry  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

The sheriff's office reports, Barr turned himself in to authorities at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jain in Abingdon, shortly after noon.



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 ...



Abingdon's rolling stone, Jerry Castle, rolls home | News  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — At long last, after eight years on the road, rock 'n' roll singer and guitarist Jerry Castle returned to his hometown of Abingdon.



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.



Washington County, Va. offering free pet adoptions in March  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) - The Washington County Virginia Sheriff's C.C. Porter Animal Shelter will offer free adoptions for all animals adopted ...



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.



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.



Washington County, VA Sheriff's Office participate in No Shave November  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

The Washington County, Virginia Sheriff's Office once again participated in No Shave November this year.



70th annual Virginia Highlands Festival featuring several new events  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

One of the area's largest festivals kicks off tonight and runs for the next 10 days.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Midway Alternative High School dismissing today due to water outage  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Washington County Schools have announced the Midway Alternative High School will be dismissing today due to a water outage.



Community reacts to new fight song at Patrick Henry High School after school system bans "Dixie"  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

For the first time tonight the Patrick Henry High School band was not allowed to play their unofficial fight song, "Dixie."



LOCALS IN COLLEGE NOTES: ‘Outstanding’: Tazewell’s Willis making positive strides at Concord  Bristol Herald Courier

Sidney Willis has not only impressed with the pitches he's unleashed while on the mound, but also with the composure he's displayed on it. The freshman from ...



Lineup announced for 2018 Washington County, VA fair  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) - Organizers for the popular Southwest Virginia fair announced the line up for the upcoming fair. The following is a news release:



Bristol, VA police search for an armed and dangerous suspect  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - A manhunt continues for a man Bristol, VA police believe is armed and dangerous.



New details in planned Virginia expansion for The Pinnacle  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Steve Johnson, the developer of The Pinnacle retail development in Bristol, Tennessee is prepared to develop his property near Interstate 81's Exit 1 in ...



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