Built in 1980, Kingsport West is a 103-unit complex for low and moderate income residents in the Allandale section of Kingsport.
Sullivan County’s Ketron Elementary School had a drive-through event to present report cards, personal items and even some plants to students.
The referendum would have asked voters to approve increasing the local option sales tax rate to 2.75% across the county (for a total sales tax of 9.75%, including the state’s 7% sales tax).
While progress continues on major improvements at Church Hill’s Derrick Park, the development of a new 65-acre park off Holliston Mills Road will be delayed until the city finds a better option for crossing the railroad tracks onto the property.
Over the 10-year span until the next census is conducted, tens of millions of dollars are at stake that could be used to improve our communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not the only health emergency facing Virginians, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday.
It is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday in the month of May.
Two Southwest Virginia local elections were decided Tuesday — one by write-in ballots and one by no votes.
An effort earlier this year to upgrade Hawkins County's emergency radio system was stalled by the COVID-19 crisis, prompting a heated exchange Monday between the mayor and a commissioner over the lack of progress.
Outside the old Appalachia High School, dozens of candidate signs lined the old bus entrance road to the school’s gym. Candidates and supporters — many without masks and less than 6 feet apart — manned tents outside the state-mandated radius around the poll entrance.
While the COVID-19 shutdown has had a major economic impact on cities like Kingsport that rely heavily on sales tax revenue, property tax dependent Mount Carmel appears to be poised for one of its best budget seasons in years.
Virginia Beach will open for the Memorial Day weekend as a test case for other beaches in the state, but some hopeful candidates for the state’s November ballot may not get a break.
Kingsport has had a farmers market in its downtown for more than 25 years. The city delayed the opening of the market last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many localities in far Southwest Virginia will see another first Tuesday – their first election in the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s a great time to get out on the water. Got that life jacket handy?