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Tickets for “A Tisket, A Tasket, A Literary Basket” are on sale. A popular community event, this is the 12th anniversary of this fundraiser for the Washington County Public Library.
Opening Thursday, April 1st in the Founder’s Special Exhibit Gallery:
In addition to the usual story times Tuesday, March 31, at 10 a.m., and Wednesday, April 1, at 11 a.m., there is a special puppet show, Tuesday, March 31 at 11 a.m., at the Washington County Public Library, Abingdon.
Now that damage claims from the February snowstorms and resulting flooding have been submitted to United Way of Southwest Virginia, the long work begins to fix homes, said Executive Director Travis Staton.
Robyn Raines, director of the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, said fees from camps, building rentals, and other youth and adult programs held at the 78-acre facility on Hillman Highway go a long way to support the facility.
The Arts Depot is currently exhibiting artwork created by four area artists in the Member’s Showcase Gallery.
EMORY, Va. — Come football season, Nicewonder Field at Fred Selfe Stadium will rattle with the booms from not only cheering fans, but from the drums and beat of a new Emory & Henry College marching band.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office recently rolled out a free mobile app that will allow the Sheriff's Office to send out information instantly and allow app users to quickly communicate with the office from the cell phone.
Ed Davis and John Morgan, both professors at Emory & Henry College, are two people who might be said to love collards more than anyone else, for they have just co-authored the first book on the green, leafy vegetable.
An Abingdon man is accused of stealing a tailgate off a Chevrolet pickup last Monday.
One weekend a month through May, audiences can see a show that’s guaranteed to be unlike any other — a new Barter Theatre performance group is set to host late night improvisational shows this spring.
A farmer, educator and lifetime 4-H Club member, Lauren Kopp made a career change last week, a decision to follow her heart and childhood dreams.
The Washington County Public Library in Abingdon will hold a food allergy-friendly Easter egg hunt, Saturday, March 28, at 11 a.m.
Cage on Canvas: A Nicolas Cage Portrait Painting Workshop will be led by local artist Perry Johnson.
Forty-five trails are featured in author Joe Tennis’ newest book. He’s visited each one, learning about their current use and their history as rail beds. The author walked some, hiked others, biked a few, and even drove some of them. He has “seen them all,” and they stretch from the commonwealth’s east coast to its western tip.
Michael Ratliff has been named city executive for the Abingdon division of First Community Bank. Ratliff will be working at the Abingdon branch location. He received a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and was a member of the basketball team from 1996-2000.
Emory & Henry cultivates a pervasive spirit of generosity, and those touched by it act on behalf of others without thought of reward or recognition, according to Delilah White, a 2005 E&H graduate who has dedicated her life’s work to generous acts and nurturing the generosity she finds in others.
“When I sit and think about what my dream job would be, I realize this is it,” said Robyn Raines, who’s been director of the Southwest Virginia 4-H Education Center for the past two years.
Local artist Carole Blevins will take the audience on a tour of Morocco during a presentation at the Damascus branch library on Thursday.
It's time to head back to Whitetop Mountain for a parade of pancakes seasoned with a sea of syrup.
Home Instead's Abingdon office will deliver Easter care packages to Abingdon Manor residents March 30.
The grants allow colleges and universities to provide professional development to teachers in an effort to reduce achievement gaps in math and science
The Crooked Road celebrates the traditional music of the communities of Southwest Virginia. Many of those communities have regular gatherings of musicians for jam sessions or concerts and each gathering is different from the next. These regional gatherings are presented once a month at Heartwood in Abingdon, Virginia, by The Crooked Road as part of their Venue Showcase series. The next Venue Showcase will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, and will feature the Historic 1908 Courthouse Old Time Music Jam from Independence.
The semi-annual She Swap Women’s Consignment Sale will be held Thursday, March 26, through Saturday, March 28, at Woodland Hills Christian Church, 16173 Elementary Drive, Abingdon. Doors are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, with select items being half-price all day on Saturday. The Spring/Summer event will have more than 170 consignors registered to sale their high-quality, gently used items for all women size 0 to plus, maternity and junior sizes.
Having completed preparations for an assault on Fort Stedman, during the predawn hours of March 25, Major General John Brown Gordon waited for his attack to begin. Gordon assigned 50 of his soldiers to carry axes instead of rifles. These soldiers turned lumberjacks would lead the advance out of the Confederate lines, and clear an opening in the Southern abatis to allow the balance of the attacking force to begin their advance on Fort Stedman. Speed of maneuver reigned supreme in this particular mission, as Gordon planned to catch the garrison inside Stedman off-guard. Once the axmen approached the obstacles guarding Stedman, they would again swing away at the barriers, creating an opening for the onrushing infantry. The sound of the axes, which Gordon could hear from his post, suggested the early stages of the attack continued as he had planned.
ABINGDON, Va. — All of Washington County’s constitutional officers are seeking re-election, according to records at the Washington County Registrar’s office.
At this point in my journey, grief is a familiar road. In my early 40s, and having been born and married into a huge family, celebrating life’s end and life lived well has been a regular landmark.
Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter March 26 at a regional stream cleanup at North Fork River Road between Saltville and Emory. Hosted by Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, the cleanup will begin at 2 p.m. and end by 4:30 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at the boat launch.
Local artist Carole Blevins will take the audience on a tour of Morocco during a presentation at the Damascus branch library, set for next week.
Joseph Samuel Murray, 31, has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding.
ABINGDON, Va. — The Washington County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Washington County Service Authority’s request for a special-exception permit, the first step needed in the process to build a new wastewater treatment plant along Bordwine Road.
No serious injuries were reported in two separate incidents.
The 2015 “Sunday with Friends” literary series in Abingdon, Virginia hosts Janisse Ray. The event is at 3 p.m., March 29 in the conference room of the Washington County Public Library. The annual series is sponsored by the Friends of the Washington County Public Library and is free to the public.
Author Janisse Ray will speak at a "Sunday with Friends" event later this month.
The Great Expectations program at Virginia Highlands Community College has changed the lives of more that 85 students in the foster care system.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Office of Economic Development is offering an Intermediate InDesign workshop on Wednesday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon.
ABINGDON, Va. — One weekend a month through May, audiences can see a show that’s guaranteed to be unlike any other — a new Barter Theatre performance group is set to host late night improvisational shows this spring.
Tastes of the Town Tours is back from the winter and set to host its monthly food tour in Abingdon, with a special focus on celebrating the food of Spring, on Tuesday, March 24. Participants will visit five stops for small tastes highlighting each establishment’s food and drink.
Most successful people do not achieve their success without the assistance and/or encouragement of others. In fact, the willingness to learn from others is a character trait that contributes to lifelong achievement. Damascus Middle School recently recognized the following students for their choice to learn from others in their lives: Jesse Fritz, Alex Gibson, Alexis Hines, Samantha Johnson, Savannah McClellan, Skyler Mullins, Hunter Norris, Maggie Orfield, Dylan Richardson, Thomas Roark, Johnny Rouse, and Jacob Widener. These students consider certain people in their lives as mentors. One student says, “My dad [is my mentor] because he is always nice” and another student looks up to Ms. Doss because from Ms. Doss she has learned “to accept other things.”
Diannah Pennington shared Harvey Georges' iconic photographs with a group of residents at the Hayters Gap library in Washington County on Saturday.
During the 80s, a very popular comedian had a stand-up routine that included his version of the biblical Genesis story. According to him, when God made a companion for Adam, he didn’t know what to call this person. But, the comedian went on to say, after God saw her body, God said “Woo-man!” It was funny. The routine didn’t delve into the role of women, particularly in the church, or voting rights for women, or even a woman’s identity in the family unit. He wanted to keep things light, and so he only touched on the humorous side of this creation story. And so it goes with Barter’s production of Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.
For Mendota native Reece Fleenor, winning the College Dream Scholarship Contest in March 2014 was not only a dream come true but also one he never expected to become a reality.
In case you missed it, national “Get Over It Day” was last Monday, March 9. Way back in 2005, Jeff Goldblatt initiated the annual celebration to fall smack dab between Valentine’s and April Fools’ days. For his own purposes, he was trying to get over heartbreak and relationship loss. It seemed a good idea to accept his sorrow, to pay attention to the loss in the context of the greater world, and to release his grief with humor while also seeking to be more humble.
In a word, “Insanity!” That’s how Barter Theatre director Katy Brown answers, ‘Whatever possessed you to take on “The Miracle Worker” and “Hamlet” at the same time?’
When Julie Rutherford opened Whitetop Yoga a year ago this month, one of her goals was to give back to the community.
An illness in her infancy left Hellen Keller blind, and deaf, seemingly bereft of the traditional paths to learn or grow intellectually. She was also born into a family of means that saw fit, initially, to enable the child rather than to provide structure and discipline. Perhaps her family did this out of love, or perhaps the family simply wanted moments of peace among the chaos. Either way, it left young Helen struggling to communicate. And it is that struggle to communicate that’s highlighted in Barter’s production of The Miracle Worker.
About 60 people were targeted for arrest Friday in Operation Spring Cleaning, authorities said.
In 1959, a gentleman named Bill Simmer entered the jail in Fairfax County to minister to the spiritual needs of those incarcerated there. He became their first chaplain and founder of the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry. Today that organization has chaplains in 22 states and 22 foreign countries.
The Hayters Gap branch library of the Washington County Public Library System hosts Diannah Pennington for a presentation about Associated Press photographer Harvey Georges.
A 19th-century mill in West Virginia will be the focus of the next meeting of the Wolf Hills Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia on March 20 at 7 p.m.
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The website address for Southwest Virginia community newspapers, including the Wytheville Enterprise, the Richlands News-Press, The Clinch Valley News, The Bland County Messenger, The Floyd Press, the Smyth County News & Messenger, the Washington County News and the Mountain Planner.
Gardner's Family Pawn Shop began serving the Wytheville community in the fall of 2011. We are the youngest of four stores in the Gardner family with our other locations in Pulaski, Hillsville, and Galax. We have recently added an auction house in Pulaski a few doors down from our store. In addition to loans, we also buy items and trade as well. We take many different items including guns, electronics, knives, jewelry, coins, gaming systems, DVD's, games, musical instruments, amps, ATV's, boats, vehicles, and much more.
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