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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:33:37 GMT

Your Weather Report: Sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures  -  Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
BRISTOL, Va. -- Slightly warmer temperatures return to the forecast across Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, with highs in the upper 70s. Today, sunshine, with a high near 70°. Southwest winds around 5 miles per hour. Overnight, mostly clear ...
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:40:26 GMT
Investigation underway after body found in Southwest Virginia  -  WJHL
WISE CO., VA (WJHL)- An investigation is underway after a body was discovered by two hikers in Wise County Sunday afternoon. According to Lt. Tim Wagner with the Wise County Sheriff's Office, the body was found near the Guest River Gorge in Coeburn, ...
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:13:31 GMT

Lee County native, Beth Shell, receives regional Teacher-of-the-Year  -  Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
PENNINGTON GAP, Va. — Lee County native Beth Shell is helping increase recognition for Southwest Virginia's education system, especially in agriculture. Shell, an agriculture teacher at Lee County Career and Technical Center as well as Jonesville ...
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:20:53 GMT

Body discovered near Guest River Gorge  -  WCYB
Law Enforcement officials are investigating a death in Southwest Virginia after a body was found on Sunday. Lt. Time Wagner with the Wise County Sheriff's Office says the body was found by hikers near the Guest River Gorge in Coeburn, Va around 2:30 on ...
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:08:10 GMT
Branding initiative expected to help Mount Rogers region, Southwest Virginia  -  Southwest Virginia Today
Chilhowie leaders heard Tuesday evening about the new Southwest Virginia destination brand expected to unite the various tourism regions in this part of the state. The initiative was announced that morning at The Heartwood in Abingdon by the Southwest ...
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:43:40 GMT
College hosts active shooter exercise  -  Southwest Virginia Today
Southwest Virginia Community College students and staff prepared for something they hope never takes place Oct. 21. The college was closed for the day while an active shooter exercise was conducted. SWCC President Dr. Mark Estepp said the need for the ...
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:33:13 GMT

Southwest VA man faces multiple charges after depositing bodily fluid on door handle of car  -  WJHL
WASHINGTON COUNTY VA (WJHL) – A Florida man who recently moved to Virginia is facing two Class 1 misdemeanor charges after deputies say he deposited bodily fluid on the door handle of a woman's car in a Walmart parking lot. 48-year-old Roy Lee ...
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:01:39 GMT

Abingdon bests Richlands in Southwest Virginia showdown  -  Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
ABINGDON, Va. – Abingdon head football coach Darren Reed decided to play a game of double dare against the Richlands Blue Tornado Friday. To counteract the potent Richlands passing game, AHS kept just four men in the tackle box while putting extra ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:59:19 GMT

Suspect in Southwest Va. murder case to face death penalty  -  WJHL
TAZEWELL, VA (WJHL) – The suspect in a Southwest Virginia murder case now faces the death penalty after being charged with capital murder. Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Lee Dennis announced Friday that a grand jury issued a true bill against ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:15:43 GMT

SW Virginia man indicted for captial murder  -  WCYB
A Southwest Virginia man has been indicted by a grand jury for March murder of a mother of three children. Shaun Matthew Wakefield, 33, of Tazewell is charged with capital murder in the death of Danielle Pruett, 29, who police said died of blunt force ...