Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Washington County Declares Agricultural Disaster
Washington County VA announced that the county is experiencing a drought related agriucultural disaster Tuesday night. The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted to ask Governor McDonnell for assistance after 6 weeks of drought like conditions have hurt the crops and incomes of area farmers. According to Board member Phil Blevins, over 1600 Washington County farms have been affected by the recent rash of extremely high temperatures and the relative lack of rain. He says the recent rainfall has only washed off the hardened soil destroying crops. Couple that with the hightened price of corn feed from the Midwest, and farmers are truly facing tough times. Washington County farmer Michael Countiss hopes the announcement of the agriculutural disaster will prompt others in the area to help their local farmers. He says all he can hope for is a lot more rain. (hra)

Friday, September 19, 2014

  • Virginia Beach man indicted for Wise County native's murder
  • Lockdown at Science Hill High School in Johnson City Lifted
  • Elizabethon planning for new football stadium
  • Driver Hits Deputy As He Speeds Off From Traffic Checkpoint
  • New SWVa Tourism Dollars coming in
  • Local Business Expands and Bringing New Jobs
  • Johnson City Sending Out Citizen Surveys
  • Authorities Identify Body Found in Watauga Lake
  • Hawkins County Men Charged in Meth Bust
  • Bristol Speed Limit Going Down to 30 MPH
  • Man Caught Photographing Teen in Dressing Room
  • Brothers Charged in Bristol Robbery Waive Hearing
  • Fuel Thief Sought in Bristol
  • Missing Johnson County woman
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