Washington County News (2024)

Movie filmed in Smyth County opens with limited run in Bristol

A movie filmed largely in Smyth County and Southwest Virginia will premiere on the big screen this week.

Woolly to give her forecast for spring's arrival this Saturday

After the Arctic blast that chilled Southwest Virginia and much of the country this past week, many people are longing for an early spring. This Saturday morning, Saltville’s Woolly Mammoth will share her forecast for the coming weeks during the 31st annual Woolly Mammoth Day.

Secular Society wipes out medical debt for thousands in SWVA

More than 2,200 people in Smyth County who owed medical debt exceeding $2 million can breathe easier as can more than 2,700 individuals in Washington County, 417 in Wythe, 48 in Bland, and 659 in Tazewell thanks to a Blacksburg nonprofit that bought the debt and wiped it out.

Glade Spring church installs ‘blessing box’ to help neighbors, needs help to keep it stocked

The mini food pantries installed on church properties, called “blessing boxes,” have become a common way to help food-insecure neighbors around the clock, especially since the pandemic caused the creative idea to be replicated throughout the nation.

Six groups compete in Lincoln Theatre's Battle of the Bands

The audience will have a say in who will walk away from this evening’s campaign with bragging rights.

John McEuen and The Circle Band headline Song of the Mountains

Founding member of the legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen and his band The Circle Band will headline Song of the Mountains at the historic Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 2. Also on the show will be the host of Song of the Mountains, Tim White and his band “Troublesome Hollow”.…

So, what in the world is a pawpaw?

    So, what in the world is a pawpaw?

    SWVA author to launch 'Without Warning' in Wytheville, lead writing workshop in Abingdon

      The stories of those who survived an F5 tornado that claimed 82 lives and injured nearly half of a town’s population compelled a Southwest Virginia author to change his planned book from a novel to non-fiction. Jim Minick will launch that book next week in Wytheville.

      Saltville's Henderson attends State of the Union

        A Saltville man who has worked in education from the classroom to the principal’s office to elected school board leader was set to attend last night’s Presidential State of the Union address.

        Saltville man invited to attend Presidential State of the Union address

          A Saltville man who has worked in education from the classroom to the principal’s office to elected school board leader will attend Tuesday’s Presidential State of the Union address.

          Let's follow Randy's lead and keep searching for life's extras

          Randy Smith left me the oddest voicemail a few months ago. The message started normally but was then broken up with shouts and whoops of excitement, laughter, and a distinct: “There he is!”

          Chilhowie festival celebrates return of apples to region

          For years, Chilhowie’s Apple Festival was celebrating its heritage as a major apple-growing community. The orchards had long since disappeared from the landscape. However, today apples with Chilhowie roots are flourishing and becoming part of a growing industry.

          High school senior earns scholarship for service with Saltville EMS

          Bailey Dean began caring for her neighbors as a high school student when she initially completed her EMT training. Now, the Saltville EMS crew member has been recognized for her work and awarded a scholarship to continue her education.

          Missing at Tumbling Creek: Family, police still hope for lead in Tazewell man's 2017 disappearance

          Five years after a Tazewell County man seemingly vanished at the Clinch Mountain Wildlife Area just inside of Smyth County, investigators and family members are still hoping for the lead that will help uncover his fate.

          Area parents still wary as formula shortage begins to ease

          Retailers are beginning to see baby formula slowly return to the shelves, but the shortage that propelled parents into a panicked frenzy to locate nourishment for their little ones has left some with shortage shock and others whose children rely on specialty formula still struggling to maint…

          UVA program continues to help people lower consumption of sugary drinks

          On hot summer days, an ice-filled drink seems to be just what the doctor ordered. However, health experts want to help folks make sure that not too many of those icy beverages are filled with sugar.

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          Missing at Tumbling Creek: Family, police still hope for lead in Tazewell man's 2017 disappearance

          Five years after a Tazewell County man seemingly vanished at the Clinch Mountain Wildlife Area just inside of Smyth County, investigators and family members are still hoping for the lead that will help uncover his fate.

          Area parents still wary as formula shortage begins to ease

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          Gracie LeAnn Dimit was 20 years old when she was killed in a car crash near Emory & Henry College’s main campus on the night of July 16, 2020. Her family believes that her death was directly linked to Greek life at the college. Last week, Gracie Dimit’s estate filed a wrongful death suit…

          SWVA Legal Aid Society to host Law Day events in Marion, Abingdon, Lebanon and Tazewell

          From a free legal clinic to assistance for veterans to meals for service heroes, a special event next Monday will celebrate the role of this country’s legal system in society. In Marion, Tazewell, and Lebanon, private attorneys will conduct a free legal advice clinic for members of the publi…

          Road Closures: Jan. 12-19, 2022

          Road closures in Washington County between Jan. 12 and Jan. 19, 2021.

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