Last summer, the Lee County School Board unanimously approved arming selected employees because the county cannot afford more school resource officers to be placed in all the schools. The move sent tremors across the state to Richmond, and the Virginia attorney general eventually declared the action out of compliance with state laws.
The family of a Wise County woman who died of an alleged drug overdose in 2017 has filed a $2 million lawsuit against a former Coeburn physician and others. The suit states Cassandra Leigh Hill was prescribed opioid derived medications containing Buprenorphine such as Suboxone and Subutex.
The GO Virginia funding request will support Mountain Empire Community College and its partners to establish the smart farming program with a focus on using drone technology for agricultural purposes, and enable the college to expand its unmanned systems program.
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.
Main roads and interstates may be clear but secondary and rural routes are still snow covered, hazardous and in many cases impassable. The VSP said the majority of vehicles getting stuck are on seconary roads and neighborhood entrances.
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.
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.