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Jack Wells has spent most of his life among Fritos, Cheetos, Doritos, Ruffles and Cracker Jack. And it’s been a lot of Funyuns.

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When three siblings reunite at a family funeral, things can get a little dicey in the Royal Oak Players production of “Squirrel Lake” coming March 29 and 30 to the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Marion.

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Bradley’s Funeral Home in Marion celebrated their 20th year of operation in February, and owners Tim and Justine Bradley are looking forward to continuing to serve the community in the years to come.

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A familiar face in the community, Francesca “Fran” Maria Corso DeVito always left an impression wherever she went. “She was quite the nana, mom and friend,” said daughter Linda DeVito Kuchenbuch.

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Fran DeVito gives hugs to three of her grandchildren, Nick, Vinny and Maria, years ago.

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Smyth County officials suspended the community’s recycling services last week. The county joined a growing number of localities in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee impacted by the closure of the last Tri-Cities recycling plant.

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ABINGDON, Va. — I love maps. Always have.

But even after eight years of going in and out of Heartwood, a visitor center at the entrance to Virginia Highlands Community College, I never quite noticed what was missing on the wall.

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BRISTOL, Va. — A proposal by Washington County and Bristol, Virginia, is no longer in the running to become the new home of two U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies.

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ABINGDON, Va. — Abingdon officials proposed raising the real estate property tax rate during an Abingdon Town Council work session on Thursday.

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Dr. Lynn Darnell, executive director of Bristol Crisis Center, talks in 2017 about the center's services.

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Dreama Hawkins (left) and Lynn Darnell, executive director of Bristol Crisis Center, dress up for a Roaring '20s-inspired fundraiser.

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With only days left of operating funds, the Saltville Rescue Squad got a promise of lifesaving funds Thursday evening. However, those funds -- $20,000 – are only expected to keep the emergency medical service provider operating for a month or so.

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On March 16, 2019, shortly after 7:00 p.m., the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the Big Falls area of McCoy, for a subject who had fallen off the cliffs overlooking the New River.

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Chris Cannon, executive director of Friends of Southwest Virginia, points to the new map on display at Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace, formerly Heartwood. Each county on the map is made from a different kind of wood that tells the story of each region. Washington County…

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Irish eyes are smiling in Virginia. From Lee County to Louisa, Rockbridge to Rappahannock, Virginia is home to about 790,000 people with Irish heritage, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That is about 9.5 percent of the state’s total population.

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RICHMOND, VA — Virginia’s annual Statewide Tornado Drill will occur on Tuesday, March 19 at 9:45 a.m. If widespread severe weather threatens the Commonwealth on that date, the drill will be rescheduled for Wednesday, March 20, at 9:45 a.m.

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After the season of mud and rain that we have suffered though, our fields and pastures are pretty chewed up. While we have had far worse flooding, it has been some time since we have had the seemingly endless parade of precipitation that we have endured really since last spring.

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The Bland County Fair Inc. has several events lined up as fundraisers to benefit the upcoming fair in August and to continue improvements to the barns on the fairgrounds.

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This week, I had the opportunity to attend an informational meeting, which laid out a proposed plan for renovations to the Marion Senior High School athletic fields. My interest in the meeting was motivated by the fact that I will have children in the school for the next 15 years. I anticipa…

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There were no speakers Monday at the School Board’s public hearing to receive citizen comments on the proposed 2019-2020 school budget. The Board plans to approve the final budget on Tuesday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. The budget will then be submitted to the Supervisors for their approval.

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After lengthy discussion and multiple public comments, Floyd County Supervisors, by a split 3-2 vote Tuesday, approved a resolution that “affirms the right to life of all human beings and opposes (House Bill 2491) and any other measure that would undermine the value of human life by taking t…

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The Floyd County Tourism Development Council (FCTDC) has announced that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) “50 Years of Love” grant fund. “50 Years of Love” is part of VTC’s efforts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Virginia is for Lovers” tou…

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For the Floyd/Floyd County Parks & Recreational Authority, which has relied heavily on sponsorships, donations and registration fees, “it’s always been tight to get through the year,” said Rec Director Andy Made, who has been on the job five months.

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(From left) Councilmember Chris Bond, Mayor Will Griffin, Town Manager Kayla Cox and County Administrator Terri Morris listen to remarks at the joint meeting.