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For the several years now, my colleague Phil Blevins and I have collaborated to promote the Smyth Washington Cattleman’s Association. This group is dedicated to the improvement of beef producer knowledge and cattle performance in our area. The association is governed by a board comprised by four producers from each county who meet periodically to discuss topics and set agendas for upcoming meetings.

After months of delays – a lot of it because of soggy weather – Wythe County supervisors thought the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center wa…

There have been several articles and opinion pieces lately on the proposed use of the now defunct Bristol Mall, many in opposition to the resort/casino. Some suggest the mall nostalgically be restored with movie theaters and shops. Others suggest shelters or housing, or outlet stores. A few cite some type of “sin” from gambling.

William David Peters, age 69, of Richlands, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the University of Virginia Medical Center follo…