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 01, 2015

  • Jury Finds Bristol Man Guilty as Charged of Malicious Wounding in Random Airsoft Gun Shooting
  • Police: Arsonists Torch Three Campers, Cabin in Hawkins County, Escape by Canoe
  • Lee County VA Federal Inmate Gets 20 Years for Throwing Hot Liquid, Stabbing a Prison Guard
  • Guns In Parks Bill in TN Amended to Allow Firearms at State Capital Grounds
  • Attorney General Announces $29 Million in Natural Gas Royalites to SW Virginia Landowners
  • Wellmont Health System Sets Announcement on "Future"
  • Arson Suspected in Wildfire in Unicoi County
  • Bristol, Virginia Jury Hearing Case of Random Shooting Spree
  • Kingsport Police Seize Almost $30K in Drugs, $60K in Cash, Arrest Three
  • Alpha Natural Resources Refinancing Debt
  • King University to Train Social Workers
  • Open Container Law Rejected Again in TN General Assembly
  • Audit: Prisoners, Dead Among Those Receiving Unemployment
  • Sponsor Withdraws Tennessee Abortion Ultrasound Bill
  • 'Insure Tennessee' Fails in Senate Subcommittee for Second Time
  • Season Ticket Holders Get First Dibs on "Battle at Bristol" Football Tickets
  • Former Kingsport Alderman's Hearing on Sex Charges Delayed
  • Kingsport Mayor "Absolutely In Favor" of Wellmont, Mountain States Merger
  • Elderly Man Missing in Washington Co. VA Found Safe
  • UPDATE: Kingsport Admits to Fatal Stabbing at YMCA, Charged with First-Degree Murder



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