The recent death of former President George H.W. Bush had Times News Staff Writer Stephen Igo reminiscing about the day 30 years ago when he got to spend a little time with Bush, who was then vice president of the United States. While campaigning for president that year, Bush stopped in Kingsport to visit the house where his parents lived briefly in 1922.
The hills are alive with visual arts as well as traditional mountain music, and one of this region’s mural artists has brought the town of Appalachia into the North Carolina-based Appalachian Mural Trail fold.
POUND — A corrections officer was stabbed multiple times by an inmate at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County early Sunday, and another was injured while subduing the attacker, the Virginia Department of Corrections reported.
The Times News Rescue Fund aims to provide some of the region’s neediest residents with extra food for Christmas. The fund is dependent on the generosity of Times News readers, and no gift is too small.
Ballad Health launched a series of free informational and enrollment events on Tuesday at affiliated medical facilities in Southwest Virginia to help people find out if they qualify for Medicaid and assist them in applying for coverage.
The Virginia State Police reports a 2006 Toyota Sienna was traveling south when it ran off the left side of the highway into the median, striking a culvert and overturning several times as it cross into the northbound lanes of U.S. 23.
APPALACHIA — Following a 15-month investigation, authorities on Thursday pulled the trigger on a mass drug roundup targeting 30 individuals in and around the Wise County towns of Appalachia and Big Stone Gap.
WISE — In spite of a solid thumping from voters in Virginia’s westernmost counties, incumbent Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine was sailing toward a fairly comfortable re-election over Republican challenger Corey A. Stewart Tuesday.
Proposed state constitutional amendments are both taxation and finance questions. Both are yes or no voting options.
Wise County Public Schools officials are keeping both eyes peeled on the work of two Virginia General Assembly committees, one hopeful and one wary.