Friday, May 04, 2012

Abingdon Recognized as a Trail Community
The town of Abingdon has now been designated an Appalachian Trail Community. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy made it official after the town applied for the recognition through a program that began in 2010. These communities help promote the nearly 22-hundred mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail that comes through the Washington County towns of Damascus and Abingdon where the Virginia Creeper Trail begins. Abingdon Mayor Ed Morgan pointed out that The Virginia Creeper Trail is a natural connector to the Appalachian Trail. Morgan is known to some hikers as Pork Chopís dad. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that manages the trail and tries to help sustain economic development in trail communities. (bg)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • SWVA Student in Trouble for Facebook Threats
  • Overcrowding in Bristol, VA Leads to Rezoning
  • Free Tuition Bill Headed to Governor Haslam's Desk
  • SWVA Man to Appear In Court For Beating Infant
  • Governor McAuliffe Will be in Bristol This Morning
  • Pharmacist from Coeburn Killed in Virginia Beach Robbery
  • Elder Abuse Case Delayed in Court
  • Virginia Intermont Merger Off
  • Former Grundy Firefighter Charged with Setting Wildfires
  • Several Local Sites Named to National Register of Historic Places



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